Morgan Lappin photographed by Hannah Bryan, 2012

Morgan Lappin photographed by Hannah Bryan, 2012

Morgan Jesse Lappin b. 1979 is a visual artist, entertainer, musician and image-maker Lappin first started creating collage art in 2007 for a clothing company creating original designs. In 2008, Lappin moved to Brooklyn and began working with paper to create contemporary collages. His art, like his mind, is a combination of comedy and chaos with elements of music, vintage horror and sci-fi. Lappin’s work ranges from seven-foot- long cartoon metropolises, to fictional album covers, to take-out Greek diner coffee cups embedded with tiny paper worlds. 

He uses nostalgic material from his childhood from the 80s, such as VHS Tape boxes, video game cartridges, and any other 80's house hold items that could cause you to experience flashbacks. Having a background in collecting and curating, he set out to assemble some of his favorite collage artists from NYC, and so in 2013 the Brooklyn Collage Collective was born. The BCC has now exhibited all over the world and has a strong global presence amongst collage makers and collectors alike. 

In 2017, Lappin collaborated with The Very Warm, a parent company of Weatherproof, using Lappin’s original collages to design outerwear for men and women which sold-out with Nordstrom’s. In 2018, Lappin was chosen as a guest speaker at Kolaj Fest, a multi-day festival & symposium about contemporary collage and its role in art, culture, and society.



Instagram: @morgan_jesse_lappin / @over_night_sensation /



2019 Valentines Collage Exhibit/Fuck Love - Group Show / BCC Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) *

2018 December Fest - Group Show / One Art Space (Manhattan, NY)

2018 Double Decker Salon Show - Group Show / Green Point Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

2018 Where did Waldo go? - Solo Show / BCC Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) *

2018 Bushwick Open Studio’s - BCC Exhibit / BCC Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) *

2018 The Collage Show / Undercurrent Gallery on (Online Gallery) *

2018 3rd Annual Urbexpo 2018 / Jefferson Market Library (Manhattan, NY)

2018 The Very Warm @ Gallery 55 Exhibit (Brooklyn, NY)

2018 Web Site Launch / Group Show: 333 Scholes St. (Brooklyn, NY) *

2017 Meatspace / BCC Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) *

2017 Hands off my Cuntry: Undercurrent Projects (Manhattan, NY)

2016 Cut & Taste: Chinatown Soup (Manhattan, NY)

2016 Vitamin C-ollage: The Rabbit Hole (Brooklyn, NY)

2015 Carousel London "Brooklyn Collage Collective Vs. London (London, UK)

2015 Brooklyn Collage Collective/Bushwick Open Studios - BCC Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) *

2015 St.Marks Book Shop "Emerging Artists" (Manhattan, NY)

2015 Select Art Fair/NYC 2/ Fuchs Projects (Manhattan, NY)

2015 The Birds and Bees: The Big Lean + Fuchs Projects (Brooklyn, NY)

2015 Dateline 013: Brooklyn Collage Collective (Denver, CO)

2015 Solo Show @ 188 Galerie/#lahtipopup (Manhattan, NY)

2015 Brooklyn Collage Collective Vs. Syndney @ M2 Gallery (Sydney, Australia)

2014 Carrier Pigeon VOL.4 @ Blackburn 20/20 (Manhattan, NY)

2014 Group Show w/ Joseph Maloy @ Arlene's Grocery (Manhattan, NY)

2014 Lorem Ipsum: Schema Projects & the Brooklyn Collage Collective (Brooklyn, NY)

2014 The Halloween Show: Gitler &_____ (Harlem, NY)

2014 Brooklyn Collage Collective Episode #3: Armature Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) *

2014 The Merging Properties Exhibition (Manhattan, NY)

2014 Brooklyn Collage Collective Episode #2: BCC Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) *

2014 Default World Dreaming: Gallery 151 (Manhattan, NY)

2014 Brooklyn Collage Collective Episode #1: Brooklyn Fireproof (Brooklyn, NY) *

2014 Fountain Art Fair: 69th Regt. Armory (Manhattan, NY)

2013 OUR LOWER EAST SIDE - Group Show: The Yard (Manhattan, NY)

2013 Collorgy II: Mola Mash Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

2013 ROOMS Exhibit: Gitler & ______ (Manhattan, NY)

2012 The Last Laugh Exhibit: Mola Mash Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) *

2012 Art Snack: Space on White (Manhattan, NY)

2012 Fountain Art Fair: 69th Regt. Armory (Manhattan, NY)

2010 Antagonist Art Group Show: Niagara Bar (Manhattan, NY)

2009 Artcade: The Rabbit Hole (Brooklyn, NY)

2009 Collorgy I: 345 Eldert st. (Brooklyn, NY) *

2008 Beast Reality: JUNTO Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

2008 Halcyon: Solo Show (Brooklyn, NY)Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

(* = Shows I curated)


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Watch Journal - Volume 22/No.1 - Cinema Issue (Watch Journal) 2019