Morgan Overton is a visual artist currently based in, and originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her work is rooted in reclaiming narratives by illustrating the humanity that exists at the intersection of race and gender. Morgan believes the arts serve as a powerful platform to challenge the viewer to think, and therefore act differently. She vibrantly creates in various mediums as an ode to the Nina Simone quote - "It is the artist's duty to reflect the times." Morgan strives to create works of art that will not only honor the past and present, but also live on timelessly.
Morgan’s work has been featured in Greater Pittsburgh, notably with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates Charities, the International Free Expression Project, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University; nationally in the United States Capitol in the US Senate Rotunda and Pennsylvania State Capitol; and internationally in St. Paul de Vence, France and Paris, France.
Morgan earned a master's in social work with a focus in Community Organizing and Social Action, and a bachelor's in psychology with a minor in studio art from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2019, Morgan was inducted into the Pittsburgh Business Times' 30 under 30 Awards.