"I'm interested in cognitive landscape, the terrain that one sees, somewhere behind the eyes."
- Paul Morrison
Paul Morrison's work encompasses large-scale botanical visions which are then distorted in a cartoon-like manner in the landscape. He is inspired by botanical drawings, animation and historical engravings, whilst experimenting with scale to create bold and imposing pieces.
Morrison studied at Hugh Baird College Liverpool 1983-85, Sheffield Polytechnic 1985-88 and Goldsmiths' College 1995-98. His first solo show was at Habitat, King's Road, London in 1996. Since then he has shown widely in the UK, Europe and the USA and was included in the Jerwood Painting Prize in London in 2002. Solo shows of his work have been hosted at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Rhode Island School of Design, the Las Vegas Art Museum, Bloomberg Space in London, Fondazione Volume, Rome, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Kunstverein Ulm, Art & Public, Geneva, Tomio Koyama Gallery and Taro Nasu, Tokyo, Le Magasin, Grenoble, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, PS in Amsterdam, The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the Aspen Art Museum, and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, amongst other locations. He has been part of numerous group exhibitions including those at Philadelphia's Moore College Gallery, Glasgow's Mitchell Library, the FLAG Art Foundation in New York, Haunch of Venison, New York, Two Rooms, New Zealand, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Tate Britain, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and both the Drawing Center and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.