Artist's Talk Joel Morrison

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Installation view of Joel Morrison, photo Jay LaPrete

Artist's Talk
Joel Morrison

Six Solos

This set of independent exhibitions features the work of six rising international artists on view inside and outside the Wexner Center. Organized by the Wexner Center and opening in conjunction with the center’s 21st anniversary celebrations, the presentations continue the Wex's tradition of supporting younger artists in their efforts.

Artist's Talks

Informal presentations by artists.

Thu, Jan 20, 2011 4:30 PM

Joel Morrison talks about the way he recycles studio cast-offs and other aspects of his approach to making artworks such as those currently on view in Six Solos.

Born in Seattle, Washington, in 1976, Joel Morrison currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his BA in English literature from Central Washington University in 1998 and his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, in 2001. Primarily know as a sculptor, Morrison also produces and exhibits video works such as the single-channel project Birds/Lewitt (2005), which is included in this exhibition.

Solo exhibitions of Morrison’s work have taken place at the Santa Monica Museum of Art; Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, California; Griffin Contemporary in Santa Monica, California; and ACE GALLERY in New York and Los Angeles; as well as at Art Forum Berlin; Art Cologne; and Galerie Michael Schultz in Berlin, Germany. Group exhibitions of note include The 2008 Peekskill Project at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, New York; Signals: A Video Showcase, Mash-up at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2008); Die Macht des Dinglichen—SKULPTUR Heute! (The Power of the Tangible─Sculpture Today) at the Georg-Kolbe-Museum in Berlin (2007); the 2006 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art; and Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2005). Morrison’s work has been reviewed and discussed in periodicals including Artforum, Art & Antiques, Artweek, and Artpapers, and in the catalogues accompanying the exhibitions Die Macht des Dinglichen and Thing.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)