Redruth, UK b. 1971

 

Education

 

Victoria College of Art and Design

Ontario College of Art and Design

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Klasse Lucy Mckenzie, Kunst Akademie, Düsseldorf

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

 

2021 — Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC (forthcoming)

2019 — Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2017 — White Columns solo booth, Independent, Brussels

2017 — L’innconue, NADA, New York, NY

2016 — Furniture and Collectibles, La Plage, Paris

2016 — Komplot, Galerie De La Reine, Brussels

2015 — Up The Wooden Hill to Bedfordshire, Mélange, Cologne

2015 — Phantoms of a Utopic Will, SFU Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

2015 — Like most follies, more than a joke, more than a whim, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby BC

2012 — Kölnischer Kunstverein (project space), Cologne Germany

2011 — Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver BC

2010 — Making Beer More Expensive, Artspeak, Vancouver BC

2010 — Every Letter in the Alphabet, Vancouver BC

 

Select Group Exhibitions

 

2020 — Mushrooms: The Art, Design, and Future of Fungi, Somerset House, London UK

2019 — Laure Genillard Gallery, “Out of Eye”, London, UK

2018 — L’inconnue, Body, Montreal (curated by Domenico De Chirico)

2018 — Palais Des Beaux Arts Bruxelles, “Somewhere in Between”, Brussels

2018 — The Poetics of Space, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia

2018 — Longevity or Lack Thereof, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Canada

2018 — The Poetics of Space, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia

2018 — L’idee Normale, Levy Delval Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2017 — LMAK Gallery, Loin Avec Moi, New York, New York

2017 — Galerie PCP, Champingons, Paris, France

2017 — The Living Room, Magical Wand and Granular Cloud, Antwerp, Belgium (curated by Xavier Mary)

2016 — L’inconnue, Hybrid Objects, Montreal

2016 — Nanaimo Art Gallery, Trusses, Nanaimo, Canada

2016 — The Société, Catherine Vertige Collection, Brussels, curated by Sonia Dermience

2016 — Central Art Garage, Objectional Practices, Ottawa, Canada

2016 — Clint Roenisch Gallery, Cut The World Until It Fits On The Back Of Your Hand, Toronto

2015 — Stopping The Sun In It’s Course, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles

2015 — The Poetics of Space, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2014 — Blue Times, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

2014 — Be Mysterious, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff

2013 — Ein ahnungsloser Traum vom Park, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

2013 — Full Frontal, Belkin Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2012 — Material Information, Museum Industrie, Bergen, Norway (curated by Juan Gaitan)

2012 — Through A Glass, Darkly, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

2011 — Melanchotopia, Witte de With, Rotterdam

2011 — Domestic Lives:Works from the Permanent Collection, Surrey Art Gallery, Canada

2011 — Cul de Sac, Varley Art Gallery, Markham, Ontario

2010 — Contemporary Art Gallery, Following a Line, Vancouver, British Columbia

2010 — National Gallery of Canada, It Is What It Is, Ottawa, Ontario

2010 — 17th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia, curated by David Elliot

2009 — Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Cubes, Blocks and Other Spaces, Montreal, Quebec

2009 — Trinity Square Video, Bred In At Least Modest Comfort, curated by Jean-Paul Kelly, Toronto

2009 — Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Loaded, Vancouver

2009 — Hannover Kunstverein, Getting Even?Oppositions + Dialogues in Contemporary Art, curated by Matt Packer, Hannover, Germany

2008 — Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Getting Even?Oppositions + Dialogues in Contemporary Art, curated by Matt Packer, Cork, Ireland

2008 — Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Exponential Future, curated by Scott Watson and Juan Gaitán, Vancouver

2008 — Burnaby Art Gallery, Our Changing Landscape: Perspectives on and Interpretations of British Columbia (series III), Burnaby, British Columbia

2008 — Art Gallery of Alberta, Generation, curated by Catherine Crowston, Edmonton, Alberta

2007 — European Kunsthalle, Modelle für Morgen: Köln, Köln, Germany

2006 — The Open Eye Club, Totally P.C., Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland

2006 — Royal College of Art, Again for Tomorrow, London, UK

2006 — Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Die Jugend von heute/Youth of Today, Frankfurt, Germany

2006 — Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Unheimlich Jung, Kaufbeuren, Germany

2006 — Witte de With, Street: Behind the Cliché, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2005 — Edmonton Art Gallery, Re: Building the World, Edmonton, Alberta

2005 — Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Curb Appeal, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

2005 — White Columns, Post No Bills, New York, New York? (curated by Matthew Higgs)

2005 — Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Mix With Care, Vancouver, British Columbia

2005 — Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Projections, Montréal

2005 — Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg,Unheimlich Jung, Waldkraiburg, Germany

2005 — Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Unheimlich Jung, Kaufbeuren, Germany

2004 — Champion Fine Art, #15, New York, New York curated by Mai-Thu Perret

2004 — Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, I feel mysterious today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida

2003 — Aspex, Homemade, Portsmouth, UK

2003 — Vancouver Art Gallery, Drawing the World: Masters to Hipsters, Vancouver, British Columbia

2003 — Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Making Space, curated by November Paynter, Beyoglu, Istanbul

2003 — Platform Gallery, Group of Seven, London, England

2002 — Nylon Gallery, Geometers, London, UK

2002 — Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Das Spyder Män, Los Angeles, California

2002 — Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Signage, Vancouver, British Columbia

2002 — Contemporary Art Gallery, Satan Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas, curated by Reid Shier, Vancouver

2001 — Tracy Lawrence Gallery, A Drawing Show, Vancouver, British Columbia

2001 — Charles H. Scott Gallery, Surround, Vancouver, British Columbia

2001 — Kabinett Gallerie, Mobile Homes, Bern, Switzerland

2001 — John Hansard Gallery, Liminal/ Minimal/ Nominal.Architectural Traces, Southampton, UK

2001 — Vancouver Art Gallery, These Days, Vancouver, British Columbia

2000 — Henry Moore Institute, Belvedere, Leeds, UK

 

Select Bibliography

 

2015 — Jacquelyn Ross, ‘Alex Morrison’ Art Forum critic’s pick

2013 — Janssen Renske “My House Is My World” Frieze online

2012 — Rosales, Esperanza “Melanchotopia” Frieze, January/February 2012: 145-146

2012 — Petra Halkes “Melanchotpia” C Magazine, Spring 2012

2009 — Connolly, Maeve “Getting Even: Oppositions + Dialogues in Contemporary Art”, Art Monthly, February 09, No. 323

2008 — Gaitàn, Juan A. “By the End of this Decade.” Exponential Future. Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 2008: 16–22.

2008 — Kiendl, Anthony. “Informal Architectures: Space in Contemporary Culture.” London: Black Dog Publishing, 2008: 8–29.

2008 — Watson, Scott. “Exponential Future.” Exponential Future. Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 2008: 6–15.

2007 — Szewczyk, Monica. “Open Letter December 2007.”Exponential Future. Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 2008: 23–33.

2007 — Zaslove, Jerry. “Silence, Counterfeit and Aesthetic Act in Alex Morrison’s Vision of ‘Academic Freedom as Academic’ – Installations of the Phantoms of a Utopian Will.” Anthology of Exhibition Essays 2006/2007, CJ Press, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2008: 95–111.

2007 — Lorch, Catrin. “Models for Tomorrow,” frieze June-July-August 2007, p. 258. January 11, 2003

2006 — Burnham, Clint, “Artworks challenge and intrigue,” The Vancouver Sun, Saturday, June 3, 2006

2006 — “Canada Dreaming” Fish, Marz, 2006

2006 — “Canada Dreaming”: eine neue Ausstellung im Kunstverein,” Wolfsburger Kurier, Sonntag, 5 Marz 2006

2006 — Dault, Julia. “A Room of One’s Own,” The National Post, Thursday, June 15, 2006. B6

2006 — Hastings, Sascha. “Postmark Berlin.” Canadian Art, Spring 2006, p. 62-67. -Karweik, Hans-Adelbert. “Kanadische Träume in Wolfsburg,” Braunschweiger Zeitung. Freitag, 7 April 2006.

2006 — Koh, Germaine. “Prototype,” Prototype: Contemporary Art from Joe Friday’s Collection, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, 2006. 25-44.

2006 — Low, Anne. “Alex Morrison.” Again for Tomorrow, Royal College of Art, London, 2006. p. 37.

2005 — Harris, Michael. “Mix with care.” Canadian Art, Winter 2005. p. 103-3

2005 — Molon, Dominic. “Mysteriously Yours ”, I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, 2005

2005 — Nielsen, Henrikke. “Alex Morrison; Buro Friedrich”, Flash Art, Vol. XXXVIII, No.243, July-September 2005, p.130

2005 — Wallace, Ian. “The Frontier of the Avant-Garde”, Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists. Muhka, Antwerp and Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2005. 51-62.

2004 — Heather, Rosemary. “Skateboard Modernism”, Canadian Art, Winter 2004, Vol.21. No. 4, p. 42-47

2004 — Rieber, Christopher J. “Alex Morrison: Every House I’ve Ever Lived In ” artdish, Wednesday August 25, 2004. 2003

2003 — Augaitis, Daina. “For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life”, For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, exhibition catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British

Columbia, 2003

2003 — Huester, Wiebke. “Da ist die junge Kunst, die sich der Natur zuwendet”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 4 Oct, 2003

2003 — Hierholzer, Michael. “Mit dem Skateboard durch die Wohnung”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 12 October, 2003

2003 — Scott, Michael. “Following the Lines”, Vancouver Sun, June 26 – July 3, 2003

2002 — Buck, Luisa. “London, Contemporary gallery shows”, The Art Newspaper, No. 122, February 2002

2002 — Burnham, Clint. “Cat Fries”, exhibition essay, Signage, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2002

2002 — Currah, Mark. “Geometers”, Time Out, p. 48, January 23-30, 2002

2002 — Kitamura, Katie. “Geometers”, Contemporary, March 2002 (photo)

2002 — Meyers, Holly. “Turning Impulses into Works of Art”, Los Angeles Times, August 16, 2002

2002 — Pence, Elizabeth. “Das Spyder-Man’ at LACE” Artweek, October 2002

2001 — Milroy, Sarah. “Masters of the Art”, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, December 1, 2001

2001 — Roy, Marina. “These Days”, Last Call, Fall 2001(photo)

2001 — Schlup, Murielle. “Mobile Home als Lebensstil”, Berner Woche , # 160, July 18 2001 — Turner, Michael. “These Days”, Art/Text, #75, November 2001-January 2002

2000 — Diviney, David. Space Invaders, exhibition companion, Mercer Union, July

2000 — Hirschmann, Thomas. “Mercer Union/ Alex Morrison”, National Post, July 29

2000 — Meir, Franziska. “Konzeptionelle Kunst im Kabinett”, Zuger Presse, 6 Dec

2000 — Robertson, Mitch. “Toronto Review”, Log Illustrated, New Zealand, Winter 2000

2000 — Schultz, Deborah. “Belvedere”, Art Monthly, April 2000, issue 235 (photo)

2000 — Taylor, John Russell. “ The Big Show-Belvedere”, Times. ‘Metro’, 5-11 Feb 2000

1999 — Fulcher, Dawn. “Previews: From Memory”, Contemporary Visual Arts, issue 23, Summer 1999

1999 — Kent, Sarah. “From Memory”, Time Out: London’s Living Guide, July 21-28 1999 no.1509(photo)

 

Collections

 

National Gallery of Canada

Art Gallery of Ontario

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Vancouver Art Gallery

Burnaby Art Gallery

Art Gallery of Surrey, Canada

Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver

Zabludowicz Collection, London

Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf

Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Residencies

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Embassy of Foreign Artists, Geneva

Bonnie McCombe Kreye Residency, Victoria, British Columbia