Lives & works: Sheffield, UK.
Sheffield-based artist Paul Morrison was born in Liverpool in 1966. Graduating from Goldsmiths College, London in 1998, Morrison is best known for his large monochromatic botanical landscapes which have taken various forms, including paintings, prints and sculptural works. As part of the Cultural Programme of the International Festival for Business, 2014, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, commissioned Morrison to transform the gallery’s façade with a mural as part of Liverpool Biennial’s Wall Work commissioning series.
Pinks, 2016 is a limited edition artwork, specially created for Field Editions from a vintage photograph found in Morrison’s extensive archive. It bears all the hallmarks of his instantly recognizable, graphically monochrome visual language – often boldly rendered and strikingly magnified.
Morrison has exhibited at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and has had solo exhibitions at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art; Bloomberg Space, London; PS, Amsterdam; Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin; Aspen Art Museum and UCLA’s Hammer Museum of Art, among many others. Selected group exhibitions include The Jerwood Painting Prize, London; Philadelphia’s Moore College Gallery; The Flag Art Foundation and Albright Knox Art Gallery, New York; as well as shows held at The Städel Museum, Frankfurt; Tate Britain and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Permanent Collections holding works by Morrison include British Council Collection, London; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard, Cambridge, MA; Government Art Collection, London; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY and the V&A Museum, London.
All proceeds from sale of this edition go to Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, in support of the next generation of photography talent.
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