aimee morgana

Aimee Morgana is an artist and scientific researcher best known for her work on communication with animals, which she describes as exploring the “inner terrain of the animal mind.” 

In 2002, she led the N’kisi Project, an experiment that involved the study of communication and telepathy between species. N’kisi, the parrot that participated in the project, has received years of language teaching, in which Aimee taught the African Grey English words so that he could use them to communicate. 

Born in 1958 in New York City, Aimee holds a Master’s in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has appeared in the Museum of Modern Art/PS1 and the American Museum of Natural History, among others.


Born: 1958

Hometown: New York, NY

Education: M.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute

Occupation: Researcher in interspecies communication, teacher, artist

Expeditions: My work focuses on exploring the inner terrain of the animal mind and our relationships with animals

Favorite Places: With my friends (animal and human) and/or in nature

Best Discovery: Creative linguistic communication by a parrot taught to use human language

Favorite Items In The Field: Clipboard to record data, computer, and video camera

Personal Heroes: Jane Goodall, Alex the parrot, my mother, and of course the partner N°Kisi Hobbies: Making beautiful things

Advice: Discoveries can happen anywhere! Discovery is about looking at something deeply and diligently with a desire to understand, and seeing in a new way. Don’t be afraid to do something that’s never been done before.