Paul Morrison  (British, 1966) 

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Paul Morrison (English, b.1966) is a renowned English painter and printmaker. Morrison was born in Liverpool, England, and he attended Sheffield City Polytechnic from 1985 to 1988, graduating with a BFA. He then attended Goldsmiths College of Art, in London, from 1995 to 1996, graduating with PG DIP in Fine Art, and continued with his studies at the same institution, graduating with an MFA in 1998.

Morrison tends to produce large monochromatic botanical landscapes that seem at the same time foreign and similar. All of Morrison's paintings are produced in two coats of acrylic paint, scanned into a computer and then edited before being projected onto canvas. Morrison likes to make his figures disproportionate in size, stretching tiny plants to very big sizes and shrinking massive trees, a technique called Cognitive Landscaping. Examples of his works include Epithelium (2006), Lonicera (2009), and Dactylis (2011).

Morrison held his first solo exhibition in London in 1996. He has been involved with a number of publications such as Chloroplast, published by Southampton City Art Gallery, texts by Simon Wallis, and Cognitive Landscape, published by Asprey Jacques. Morrison has also been involved in a number of commissions including New Art Centre Sculpture Park, Salisbury, England, in 2004, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA, in 2006, and Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, in 2008. He has had numerous public collections including those at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England, Rubell Collection, Miami, FL, British Council Collection, London, England, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO. Morrison has been involved in numerous solo and group exhibitions in diverse places. His solo exhibitions include those at Habitat, King's Road, London, England (1996), Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy (1999), Mesophylle, Magasin, Grenoble, France (2002), and Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, England (2012). Examples of his group exhibitions include those at Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England (1996) and Galeria Thomas Cohn, Sao Paolo, Brazil (2000).

Morrison is represented by Asprey Jacques, in London, England, and Michael Janssen, in Cologne, Germany. Morrison currently lives and works in Sheffield and London.

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Paul Morrison, Rosy Fingered Dawn

 

Paul Morrison
Rosy Fingered Dawn
2013

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Paul Morrison, Psychotrope

 

Paul Morrison
Psychotrope
2013

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Paul Morrison, Die Nacht

 

Paul Morrison
Die Nacht
2013

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Paul Morrison, Die Nacht

 

Paul Morrison
Die Nacht
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Paul Morrison, Psychotrope

 

Paul Morrison
Psychotrope
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Paul Morrison, Rosy Fingered Dawn

 

Paul Morrison
Rosy Fingered Dawn
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Paul Morrison, Epithelium

 

Paul Morrison
Epithelium
2006

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Paul Morrison, Dactylis

 

Paul Morrison
Dactylis
2011

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Paul Morrison, Rachilla

 

Paul Morrison
Rachilla
2010

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Paul Morrison, Three Images from calathidium

 

Paul Morrison
Three Images from calathidium, 2006
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Paul Morrison, Background

 

Paul Morrison
Background, 2001
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Paul Morrison, 1969

 

Paul Morrison
1969
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1966   Born in Liverpool, England
1983 - 1985   Studied at Hugh Baird College
1995 - 1996   Goldsmith College of Art, London, Postgraduate DIP Fine Art
1996 - 1998   Goldsmiths College of Art, London, MA Fine Art
  Currently lives and works in London
2012   Auctorum, Millennium Gallery, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
2010   Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich
2009   Cheim & Read, New York
2009   Drawings, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich
2009   The Horticultural Society of New York Gallery, New York
2009   Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
2008   Alison Jacques Gallery, London
2008   Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami
2008   Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas
2007   Bloomberg space, London (solo)
2006   The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (solo)
2005   Spruth Magers Projekte, Munich (solo)
2005   Public Art Fund, New York
2005   Alison Jacques, London (solo)
2004   Cheim and Read, New York (solo)
2004   The Flower as Image, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
2004   Satellite, ArtNow Lightbox, Tate Britain, London
2004   Humlebaek, Denmark
2004   Flowers Observed, Flowers Transformed, the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2004   3 Rooms 3 Artists, Alison Jacques Gallery, London
2004   Why Not Live for Art, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2004   The Boros Collection, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
2004   Rose C’est La Vie, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
2004   Art of the Garden, Tate Britain, London
2004   Janssen feat Janssen, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
2003   Phenotype, Michael Janssen, Cologne (solo)
2003   Brake, Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich (solo)
2003   Saxifraga, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo (solo)
2003   Haematoxylon, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (solo)
2003   New Space! New Group Show!, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
2003   Flower Power, Musee de Beaux-Arts, Lille
2003   Lee 3 Tau Ceti Central Armory Show curated by Stéphane Magnin, Villa Arson
2003   Nice Independence, South London Gallery, London
2003   Supernatural, Art on Demand Habitat, Hoxton Square, London
2003   Panorámica Programme, Museo Tamayo Arte Contmporáneo, Mexico
2003   20th Anniversary Show, Monika Sprüth-Philomene Magers, Köln
2003   Jun Hasegawa, Paul Morrison, Alessandro Raho, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo
2003   5 Weeks, 5 Films, Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin
2003   John Moores 22 exhibition of contemporary painting, the Walker, Liverpool
2002   Mesophylle, Magasin, Grenoble (solo)
2002   Corymb, Kunstverein Ulm (solo)
2002   Cambium, Aspreyjacques, London (solo)
2002   Bast, Art & Public, Geneva (solo)
2000   Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence