American, b. 1991. Irons works predominantly in the medium of painting.
Primarily a self taught painter, Morgan Irons began studying painting in 2015 following her move to a rural piece of land in Montana. It was then she began studying the work of master painters and has since sought out workshops with some of the top representational painters today, including Jeremy Lipking and Joshua LaRock. A figurative painter by nature, Irons believes in painting solely what she knows best, life on the land she lives. Her paintings are narrative and timeless in theme and palette.
“I find Morgan to not only have highly developed technical painting abilities, but a burning desire to have her work represent something more than an image...she understands that true Art becomes something more than itself. When I view her work I am inspired to THINK about it, to explore and ponder what poets refer to as “the Great Thoughts”. This is as Art should be, not just clever beautiful images, but reflections upon the human condition and culture. Morgan Irons is a true artist.” -Michael Ome Untiedt
Morgan Irons has been a featured artist in Fine Art Connoisseur's "Artists to Watch", Southwest Art Magazine’s “21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2017”, and Big Sky Journal's "Ones to Watch". She is the recipient of the 2018 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for emerging figurative painters. Irons is represented by Old Main Gallery in Bozeman, Montana where she currently lives and maintains a studio cabin in the Bridger Mountain range.
2018 13th International ARC Salon Finalist
2018 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant Recipient
2018 Mary Whyte Scholarship, The Portrait Society of America's 20th Annual The Art of the Portrait conference
2018 "To Make a Prairie" Solo Exhibition, Old Main Gallery, Bozeman, MT
2018 "The Trophy Room" Group Exhibition, Stapleton Gallery, Billings MT
2018 "A Moment in Time" Group Exhibition, Old Main Gallery, Bozeman MT
2017 Heart of the West Art Show & Auction, Bozeman MT
2016 Heart of the West Auction, Couer D'Alene ID
Fine Art Connoisseur "Artists to Watch" March, 2019
Big Sky Journal, "Ones to Watch", August 2018
Southwest Art Magazine "21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2017", September 2017
Montana Art Scene 'Behind the Scene with Morgan Irons', September 2016
Grand Central Atelier, Winter Drawing Bootcamp, 2019
Joshua LaRock, portrait workshop, 2017
Jeremy Lipking, portrait workshop, 2016
Southwest Montana Arts, featured speaker, December 2016