Born in Springfield, Missouri, Morgan Frew received his M.F.A. in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and his B.F.A. from Missouri State University. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Detroit, Little Rock, Richmond, St. Paul, and abroad, and is held in a number of public and private collections throughout the United States. As a figurative painter, his work deals primarily with the formal challenges of contemporary painting, as well as its psychology and conceptual concerns.