Paul Morrison *1966, lives and works in Sheffield, UK

He received his master’s degree MFA at Goldsmiths College, London, UK in 2000

Paul Morrison is a British Artist. He is known for his use of modified appropriated images from botanical, cartoon, film and art historical sources. Morrison collages and manipulates found images producing powerfully disquieting scenes that often reference landscape painting. Emphatic shifts in scale and pictorial language underscore the unsettling mood in his work which ranges from intimate paintings and prints to films and vast site-specific wallpaintings. Sculpture is also an integral part of Morrison’s practice. Large format three-dimensional metal works emphasise the pictorial and appear to dematerialise as the viewer circles the work. The delicacy of the outlines often belies their overwhelming physical size and weight.

His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including
Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge; UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Wallworks Aspen Art Museum; Artspace, Auckland; Southampton City Art Gallery; Kunsthalle Nürnberg; Magasin, Grenoble; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; LasVegas Art Museum; Manchester Art Gallery; The Horticultural Society of New York Gallery; Fondazione Volume; Millennium Gallery, Sheffield; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool; Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken

Morrison has also participated in many group exhibitions including
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthalle Nürnberg; Lenbachhaus, Munich; Spiral Jetty and Potsdamer Schrebergärten, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge; Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Musee de Beaux-Arts, Lille; Tate Britain, London; Tel Aviv Museum; ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe; Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery; Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; Collection Pierre Huber, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Städel Museum, Frankfurt; Auckland Art Gallery; CCA Andrax, Mallorca; The FLAG Art Foundation, New York; Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Moore College Gallery, Philadelphia; Seongnam Arts Centre, Korea; South London Gallery; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Belvedere, Vienna; Saatchi Gallery, London; Southampton City Art Gallery

Selected Public Collections include
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; British Council Collection, London, UK; Cranford Collection, London, UK; Deutsche Bank, Germany; Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA; Government Art Collection, London, UK; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK; Invisible Museum, New York, USA; Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA; Norton Collection, Santa Monica, USA; Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA; Rubell Collection, Miami, USA; Simmons & Simmons, London, UK; Southampton City Art Gallery, Hampshire, UK; South London Gallery, London, UK; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK; Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Worcester, UK; Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK