Robert Morris

(American, b. 1931)

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Robert Morris

Blind Time V, 1999

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Robert Morris

Blind Time VI, Moral Void, 2000

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Robert Morris

Observatory, 1972

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Robert Morris

Self-Portrait, 1974–2007

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Robert Morris

Untitled

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Biography

Timeline

1931
Born in Kansas City Missouri, USA.
1948 - 1950
Studies at the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Kansas City
1950 - 1951
Studies at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco
1962
Graduate studies in Art History at Hunter College; studies with Ad Reinhardt
1964
Begins teaching Art History at Hunter College
1998
Appointed Distinguished Professor of Art, Hunter College, New York.

Exhibitions

2001 - 2002
Finch College Project, 1969, recreated and installed in the Whitney Museum exhibition “Into the Light,”
1997 - 1998
Steel sculptures, Pietro Sparta Gallery, Chagny, France
2003
The Lemma LeadsM, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Blind Time Drawings, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York.
2002
Drawings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
Melencolia II, a permanent site-specific installation in marble, Collaboration with Claudio Parmiggiani, Collection of Giuliano Gori, Fattoria di Celle, Santomato, Pistoia, Italy.
Hegel’s Owl, a permanent site-specific installation in Carrara, Italy.
2000
Robert Morris: Early Felts, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
White Nights, Le Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France.
Fiberglass, Lead, Felt 1963-1966, Ileana Sonnabend Gallery, New York.
1999
Robert Morris: Retrospective of Prints and Multiples 1952-1998, Maison Levanneur, Centre national de l'estampe et de l'art imprimé, Chatou, France.
Labyrinth, Le Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon, France.
1998
Robert Morris: Retrospective of Prints and Multiples 1952-1998, Cabinet des estampes du Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, Switzerland.
Mirror Works and the film Mirror, 1969, Le Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon, France.
Robert Morris: The Rationed Years and Other New Work, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
1997
Horizons Cut: Between Clio and Mnemosyne, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
Tar Babies of the New World Order, Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy.
1995
Mirrors, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass. Work in the collection of Williams College Museum of Art.
Robert Morris: The Mind/Body Problem, Retrospective Exhibition, the Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg, Germany.
Steam, site-specific work filling the interior courtyard of the Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France.
Tempora Caeca, installation of wall drawings and Blind Time IV: Drawing with Davidson, 1991, Fattoria di Celle, Santomato, Pistoia, Italy.
Robert Morris: The Mind/Body Problem, Retrospective Exhibition, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.

Literature

1998
TELEGRAM / THE RATIONED YEARS, published by JRP Editions, Geneva, Switzerland.
1993
Publication of Continuous Project Altered Daily: The Writings of Robert Morris, Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press.
1966
February – 'Notes on Sculpture,' published in Artforum.