New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024 Opens with Work by Arely Morales

April 14, 2024

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Visionary artists reimagine the past, present alternate realities, and inspire audiences to create different futures. During the past few years, our world has been transformed by a global pandemic, advocacy for social reform, and political division. How have these extraordinary times inspired artists? Works by the 28 artists featured in New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024 explore these ideas from perspectives that shift across geographies, cultural viewpoints, and time.

About Arely Morales

Born in Mexico, Arely Morales moved to Nacogdoches, TX at the age of 14. Morales received her BFA in Painting and Photography from Stephen F Austin State University in 2015 and later received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Washington in 2017. Her work focuses on issues of identity, humanity and invisibility of the Latino immigrant community in the United States. Morales is a 2019 recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and her work has been featured in many group and solo exhibitions including Soy de Tejas: A Statewide Survey of Latinx Art, Centro de Artes, San Antonio, Texas; Art in Embassies; U.S. Embassy, Mexico City; Día de los Muertos — A Time to Grieve and Remember, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Illinois; and One by One, Art League Houston. Morales’ work will also be included in the upcoming Women to Watch exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2024.