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.