J. Morgan Puett was born in Hahira, Georgia in 1957. She received her MFA in sculpture and experimental filmmaking from The School of Art Institute of Chicago in 1985. Puett is a trans-disciplinary creative producer with accomplished work in the areas of installation art practices, clothing and furniture design, architecture, fine art, film, and more - rearranging these intersections by applying conceptual tools of research-based methods in history, biology, new economics, design, craft, and collaboration. Though her practice can be itinerant in nature, Puett currently is living, working, learning, and teaching in Pennsylvania at Mildred's Lane and The Mildred Complex(ity) that she founded and co-directs with Mark Dion.
This Marva and John Warnock Artist in Residence event took place February 6, 2014, in the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT. Made possible through the generous support of Marva and John Warnock, the University of Utah Department of Art and Art History, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the College of Fine Arts, and ASUU.