September 27, 2023
March 14, 2024
Transmission City, 2018
Analog collage, 2 x 2 ft.

Morgan Jesse Lappin is a Brooklyn-based artist known for his analog collages, which blend humor and chaos through the use of nostalgic paper materials. In 2013, he founded the Brooklyn Collage Collective, a pioneering platform that has since gained international recognition for bringing together a community of collage artists.

The Universal Connection, 2021
Analog collage, 8 x 6 in.

A lot of artists hold a consistent style. I myself, as someone with ADHD, bounce from one style to another. Jumping from small, to big, to 3D, and beyond. It keeps me on my toes, as I love to explore new styles within collage. A lot of my works have strong comedic elements, while others depict imagined cities reaching 9 feet wide by 3 feet tall consisting of thousands of buildings combining from vintage children's books, to real life architecture from travel guides from the 1940’s.

City of Lonely Souls, 2020
Analog collage, 11 x 15 in.

I consider life a collage, and I do my best to represent that through my art. For me, collage is a passion, and therapeutic.

After The Flood, 2019
Analog collage,17 x 13 in.
Hector The Travler, 2023
Analog collage, 13 x 15.5 in.

An amazing part of living in NYC is that you find a lot of amazing magazines and books on the streets. This can of course turn into a hoarding problem which I'm sure many other collage artists share. I’ve been in the same apartment for 12 years in Bushwick. I have books & magazines stuffed into every available space in my apartment. From kitchen cabinets to the cabinet below the sink.

I do have a file cabinet, sorry, file cabinet(s), and I have hundreds of categories full of pre cut clips i’ve been cutting since 2007. It’s an addiction for sure.

City of Athena, 2018
Analog collage, 22 x 14 in.

The first artist I really took to, was H.R. Giger. None of my work reflects his influence, but the fact that someone can create such amazing and emotional art, blew my mind. Frank Frazetta, Ralph Bakshi, and Salvador Dalí became big influences as well.

I grew up with hippy parents who had awesome taste in music. They had a pretty big vinyl collection, and as a kid I would flip through all the albums, and fall in love with all the album art. One of the album covers that really blew my mind was the Frank Zappa/Overnight Sensation album. There’s a million things going on at once, and if you unfolded the album, all the art was connected. And as strange as this may sound, my love for music and being a musician myself has an influence in the visual art I create, and vice versa.

Air Mail City, No.6 NYC Edition, 2019
Analog collage, 14 x 11 in.

Morgan Lappin was born in 1979 in Suffern, New York, USA. He is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

Discover more from

For Your Viewing Pleasure

An additional selection of works by artists we have our eyes on.

Barbara Sánchez-Kane is interested in the deconstruction of identities and the duality of the presented self: through her clothes and sculptures, there is a perpetual tearing and fracturing of the structure, voids that seemingly shouldn’t exist, and the recurring repurposing of traditional objects through the destruction of their functionality.

Al Freeman is a sculptor who reproduces everyday objects at an exaggerated scale, rendering them puffy and tactile. By presenting her works as partially deflated, she playfully imbues a beer can, a hammer, or a lava lamp with a message of subverted masculinity. In her Comparisons series, Freeman juxtaposes iconic artworks with images lifted from the backwaters of the internet. Al Freeman received a BFA in 2005 from Concordia University in Montréal and an MFA in 2010 from Yale University.

Interested in the development of branding through images and objects Nick Relph conducts his work guided by notions of mystery, irony, and poetry. Multidisciplinary, Relph works in mediums which require a fine attention to detail and a technical knowledge of materials. His textiles, drawings, and installations draw from an interest in handmade production which promotes flaws and irregularities in contrast to the highly fabricated, manicured, and perfected digital sphere. Through an interdisciplinary approach he utilizes digital media to project surfaces that highlight both virtual perfection and idiosyncratic irregularities. These projections create a dialogue that disputes the social implications of textiles, consumption, marketing, and reproduction.

Embracing an omnivorous approach to material, Sterling Ruby works across ceramics, sculpture, textile, installation, and painting; bold hues, monumental scales, and an element of spectacle pervade much of his practice. Societal pressures and the built environment in Los Angeles, where Ruby lives and works, have served as frequent themes—his pieces have explored how architecture can influence human psychology.

Jack Pierson employs photography, collage, sculptural assemblage and installation in pursuit of love, longing, kinship, poetry, celebration, youth, fantasy and identity. The artist’s mode of non-hierarchical cultural compilation and a process of impulse-led editing allows Pierson to create personal and universal narratives across his multidisciplinary practice.

Out and About

How and where to engage with collage in the world around us.
What to watch, read, and experience, as curated by the Collé team.


CUTOUT Collage Festival - Kyiv

The opening of CUTOUT Collage Festival Kyiv 2023 is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the magical world of creativity, where images are broken down into fragments, and ordinary realities acquire new interpretations. CUTOUT will take place from from September 15 to October 13 in Kyiv at the M17 Contemporary Art Center.


Latin American Artists: From 1785 to Now

Latin American artists have gained increasing international prominence as the art world awakens to the area’s extraordinary art scenes and histories. In an accessible A-Z format, this volume introduces key artworks by 308 artists who together demonstrate the variety and vitality of artwork being made.


Jako Diaz -Mirror

Jako Diaz is one of Italy's most respected Deep and Melodic House producers. Hailing from Puglia in the south, Jako started both DJ'ing and producing at a young age, always focused on improving his sound.