Falmouth School of Art Lectures - Paul Morrison
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 from 17:00 to 18:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
British artist Paul Morrison works across drawing, painting, sculpture and film.
Born in Liverpool in 1966, Morrison studied at Sheffield City Polytechnic and Goldsmiths College, London and now lives and works in Sheffield. His visually arresting imagery, often black and white, is informed by the historic and contemporary, from engravings and botanical illustrations to comics and animation. Playing with scale and space, he combines found images using digital software and often re-creating the results on an epic scale, on walls or buildings. At first glance beguilingly familiar and reassuring, on closer inspection his landscapes and apparently decorative depictions of flora and fauna reveal weird contradictions and peculiarities on suggesting a narrative thread.
Morrison has exhibited nationally and internationally with, for example, solo shows at Bloomberg Space, London in 2007, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence in 2008 and Auctorum at Millennium Gallery, Sheffield in 2012 featuring 'Stipe' - a vast wall painting. He has also been included in numerous group shows at prestigious venues such as Murals, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona in 2010) and Repicturing the Past/Picturing the Present at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2007. Morrison is represented collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Zabludowicz Collection, London, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver and Städel Museum, Frankfurt.
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Falmouth School of Art
Falmouth School of Art at Falmouth University is home to undergraduate courses in Fine Art, Illustration, Drawing and Contemporary Crafts, an MA in Authorial Illustration and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
Throughout the year, Falmouth School of Art programmes a series of significant visiting speakers for the benefit of the School's students. A number of seats are made available at each event for alumni, friends of the School, members of the local community and schools and colleges.