The Middler
423 Stanhope Street Apartment 3r
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All works © Artist unless otherwise noted.

Basket with Nobody
basket, charcoal, paper, pillow
18 x 15 1/4 x 23 in. (46 x 38.5 x 58.5 cm)

Cat in Hat Concept with Feather Pigtail Toys and Aggressive Animal Tablet
leather hat, ceramic, steel, wood, feathers, thread, glue
13 1/2 x 15 x 8 in. (34.5 x 38 x 20.5 cm)

Silver Carpeted Ironing Board Cat House Concept with Pookie's Pink Nose or Female Body Part on Hot Lime Ground in Coca Cola
Coca Cola crate stolen from David, silver carpet, oil pastel on paper
15 x 11 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (38 x 28.5 x 14 cm)

Domestic Concept for Cats to Destroy
(After Meret Oppenheim)
china marker on paper
14 x 10 1/4 in. (26.5 x 35.5 cm)


Morgan Ritter’s "Part 1: Progenitor Cat Houses" is a series of preliminary studies for cat houses. The hypothetical structures take form as pastel drawings and scale models. With this work, Ritter is decidedly taking a break from exhibiting art work for humans (if that is possible). The domestic fixtures, no matter their amount of expected sisal components or beige carpeted ding dongs, are constructed through human logic, yet designed with immense devotion and respect for cats. To what extent do the cat houses serve cats and to what extent do the cat houses serve humans? With this occasion, Ritter establishes a lifetime commitment to making cat houses.

Dedicated to Pookie.

Morgan Ritter's visual and written work has been exhibited at institutions such as the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, LUMA Foundation, Zurich, Sunlan Lighting, Portland, and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Recent activity includes a two-person exhibition with Lisa Radon at RONGWRONG, Amsterdam, and poetry readings at Shanaynay, Paris, and Artists Space, New York.