Morgan Meis (Schwenksville, PA) is SPACES' first Art Writer-in-Residence, scheduled in September 2015 for a 4-week intensive period of research, writing, and critical dialogue.
Morgan Meis has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the New School for Social Research. He is a founding member of the Flux Factory (1994), an art collective founded in Queens but located currrently in Long Island City, NY, and now sits on its board of directors. He is the only original occupant who has lived and worked at Flux continually since its inception. He is the founder, editor, and publisher of Little Room Press, which has recently published the much-acclaimed Desire and Affect: Spinoza as Psychologist, a collection of critical essays on Book III of Spinoza's Ethics. Morgan also uses his hands and brains to write. He is a playwright, having written, with Stefany Anne Golberg, the play Shonky, which saw its first performance on the stage of the Flux Factory. He has a novel, Angelus Novus, published by Soft Skull Press and is currently working on a collection of his poetry as well as a second novel that will be roughly the same length as the first novel. Morgan is no musician but he is deeply involved with the ongoing social and political activism that surrounds the Flux Factory. He is currently working on a project that would allow the various and talented people around the Flux Factory to work directly with the needs of the community through a collaboration with the Northside Community Development Council, Inc. Morgan has written for The Believer, Harper's, The New Yorker, The Smart Set, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. Morgan is also an editor at 3quarksdaily.com, a filter blog treating literature, science, and the arts. In 2009 he received the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grant for short-form writing and in 2013, the Whiting Award for nonfiction.