Andre von Morisse  (Norwegian, 1966) 

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Andre von Morisse (Norwegian, b.1966) was born in Oslo, Norway, and came to America in 1978. In 1990, he graduated Cum Laude from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He moved to New York in 1991, where he started to exhibit his paintings. As a painter, von Morisse has explored many aspects of human psychology and how we interact with the world.

In END OF A NEW DAWN (exhibited in 2005 in Chelsea in New York City) he explores questions about the sometimes uneasy relationship between painting and photography. The title END OF A NEW DAWN refers, with nostalgia, to the immense technological promise of the 1960s and 1970s, before it dissipated into the ambiguities of the information age.

Von Morisse invents black and white paintings and then photographs them, enlarging the images so that they take on a soft focus, which seems to undermine the accuracy and truth of photography. Von Morisse makes his selenium-toned, gelatin silver prints on paper, and then mounts them on aluminum. The skill demanded by this labor-intensive process demonstrates his interest in both painterly and photographic craft, yet the imagery has a conceptual turn, so both attitudes are integral to the results.

The artist won the Best New Contemporary Artists Award 2005 at the Kunstnerenes Hus Museum in Oslo, Norway.

Von Morisse lives and works in New York.

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Andre von Morisse, End of a New Dawn

 

Andre von Morisse
End of a New Dawn
2005

Soufer Gallery
Andre von Morisse, Trams

 

Andre von Morisse
Trams
2005

Soufer Gallery
Andre von Morisse, Above the City

 

Andre von Morisse
Above the City
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Andre von Morisse, Anatomy of a summer lake (on 28 panels)

 

Andre von Morisse
Anatomy of a summer lake (on 28 panels), 1997
oil on wood

 

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Andre von Morisse, Pink Freud

 

Andre von Morisse
Pink Freud, 2006
oil on canvas

 

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Andre von Morisse, Trams

 

Andre von Morisse
Trams, 2005
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1966   Born in Oslo, Norway
1986 - 1990   Norwegian Ministry of Education, Study Abroad Program
1990   BFA cum laude, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1996   Christian Lorch Schives Grant
1997   American Scandinavian Society of New York, Cultural Grant
2002   Pollock-Krasner Foundation, World Trade Center Emergency Grant
2002   Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, New York
2002   New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Arts Recovery Fund
2007   Sale: AGUTTES, Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, Contemporary Art & Photographs, 30 March 2007, Lot 212 (Pink Freud), lot 213 (End of a New Dawn)
2007   Sanford’s Smith 19th Annual Works on Paper, March, Joakim von Ditmar Gallery
2007   The 2007 New York Design Fair, February 8-11, the 7th Regiment Armory at 67th Street, New York, NY
2006   Sale: AGUTTES, Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, Contemporary Art & Photographs, 20 December 2006, Lot 237 and 238
2006   The Hungry Eye, Chelsea Art Museum, 16 november 2006 - 24 February 2007 New York, NY (PINK FREUD oil on canvas, 60 x 42 in.)
2006   Art Under Glass, The Synergy of Art & Fashion, Macy’s, New York, September 26- October 8
2006   Diane Nelson Gallery (SCAPE) august –September, Long Beach CA
2006   Silas Marder Gallery, Summer Show, Bridgehampton NY
2005   Fall Exhibition, Annual Contemporary Art Exhibition (Hostutstillingen 2005), The Artists House, Oslo, 10 September-9 October, (Winner of Best New Norwegian Contemporary Artist in the Show)
2005   Andre von Morisse: End of a New Dawn, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2005   Andre von Morisse: Paintings, The Union League Club, New York, NY (solo)
2003   Andre von Morisse: New Paintings, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2001   Hydro, Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001   Group Exhibit, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX
2001   The Art Show at the Armory, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
2000   Fluid Flow, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
2000   The Art Show at the Armory, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
2000   Andre von Morisse, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY (catalogue) (solo)
1999 - 2000   “Water: A Contemporary American View,” Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI; Museum of Southwest Texas, Midland, TX; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX (catalogue)
1999   The Art Show at the Armory, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1999   Pattern, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1998   The Art Show at the Armory, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1998   Little, Jeff Coploff Fine Art, New York, NY
1998   Wishful Thinking, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1997   The Art Show at the Armory, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1997   Pitch the Woo, Jefferson Bank, Philadelphia, PA
1997   Derriere Garde Festival, The Kitchen, New York, NY
1997   Andre von Morisse: Below the Surface, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY (catalogue) (solo)
1996   The Art Show at the Armory, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1996   Light and Color, Jeff Coploff Fine Art, New York, NY
1996   Water, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1996   Menu du Jour, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
1996   Anima Mundi, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1996   Summer Show, Craven and Sanford, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
1996   Group Show, Artopia Gallery, New York, NY
1996   18 Artists, Haaken Gallery, Oslo, Norway
1996   Annual Group Exhibition, Kunstnerenes Hus, Oslo, Norway
1996   Take Home a Nude, The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
1995   The Art Show at the Armory, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1995   Andre von Morisse: Paintings, Unibank Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
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