Abelardo Morell  (American, 1948) 

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Abelardo Morell Biography
1948   Born in Havana, Cuba
1977   Bachelor of Arts, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
1981   Master of Fine Arts, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1992   Awarded Cintas Foundation Fellowship
1993   Awarded John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
1994   Awarded New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
1995   Received St. Botolph's Club Foundation Award
1997   Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
2006   Received The Decordova Museum Rappaport Prize
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2009   Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum, Wiltshire, England (solo)
2003   Twilight, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
Celebrating Central Park 1953-2003, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY
Contemporary Photographs and Prints from the Bruce Brown Collection, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
2002   New Work, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
Abelardo Morell and the Camera Eye, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Camera Obscura, Shine Gallery, London, England
Paris Photo 2002, Caroussel de Louvre, Paris, France
What were you Thinking? 15 Years of Photographs, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Into the Woods, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Through the Looking Glass, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Visions from America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Sitelines: Art on Main, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
What’s New: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2001   Abelardo Morell and the Camera Eye, Bayly Art Museum of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Paris Photo 2001, Caroussel de Louvre, Paris, France
Can You Believe Your Eyes?, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Voyages (per) Formed, Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
The Crafted Image: Nineteenth Century Techniques in Contemporary Photography, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA
Pin:Whole, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Orlando Museum of Fine Art, Orlando, FL
Photograph + Monograph, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
Still Light, Beadleston Gallery, New York, NY
City: Prints and Photographs, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY
La Luz, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
2000   Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
Air Conditioned, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
The Universe Next Door, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
Abelardo Morell and the Camera Eye, The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
LeHigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA
University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Staged and Manipulated: Photographic Fictions from St. Louis Collections, The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
1999   Abelardo Morell and the Camera Eye, Museum of Fine Art Boston, MA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Abelardo Mroell and the Camera Eye, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Collectors Collect Contemporary: 1990-1999, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1998   Waterproof, Parque EXPO '98, Lisbon, Portugal
Face to Face, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
Bonni Benrubi Gallery New York, NY
Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997   Family and Friends, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Tokyo Biennial, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1996   Light, Time, Focus, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
New in the Nineties, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
Winter Blindspot, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995   Looking at Books, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
Jan Abrams Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Spaces for the Self: The Symbolic Imagery of Place, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Degrees of Abstractions: From Morris Louis to Mapplethorpe, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Photographic Condition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona, FL
An American Century of Photography, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
1994   Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
1993   The National Arts Club, New York, NY
1989   Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
1988   North Gallery, Boston, MA
Literature
2002   Spirit of Family: Al and Tipper Gore. New York: Henry Holt Publishers, 2002
1998   Marcus, Leonard. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Illustrated with photographs by Abelardo Morell). New York: Dutton’s Children’s Books, 1998
1996   Sante, Luc and Vik Muniz. Making It Real. New York: Independent Curators Incorporated, 1996 (catalogue)
1995   Feels Like Home. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1995
Davis, Keith F. An American Century of Photography: From Dryplate to Digital. New York: Abrams, 1995
1993   Gonzalez, Manuel E. Photography by Cintas Fellows. Miami: Florida International University Art Museum, 1993 (catalogue)
Photo National. University Park: Penn State University, 1993 (catalogue)
1992   Photography 1992. Pittsfield: Berkshire Museum of Art, 1992 (catalogue)
Fables of the Visible World. Boston: Huntington Gallery, 1992 (catalogue)
More Than One Photography. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1992
1991   Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1991 (catalogue)
1990   Contemporary American Art from the Philip Morris Collection. Knoxville: Knoxville Museum of Art, 1990 (catalogue)
1988   20th Century Photographs from the Collection of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Portland: University of Southern Maine, 1988 (catalogue)