John Morris

John Morris Untitled

By working with the forgotten and found, I try to test boundaries between art/non art; beauty/ugliness; original/readymade; loved/unloved; precious object and worthless trash. The act of making helps me value and seek possibility in almost everything.
John Morris


D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York
D'Amelio Terras, New York
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
D’Amelio Terras, New York
Works On Paper, Los Angeles, CA
D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York


D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY

Hot Picks: Pittsburgh Abstraction Now, Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

G-Module, Paris, France, Drawing II
Frith Street Gallery, London, England, Aligned
The 179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA, Accretions

James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, Works on Paper: A Fifth Anniversary Show
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, Fine Lines: From the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky
Axel Raben Gallery, New York, NY, Microcosm/Macrocosm

Open Studios Press Gallery, Boston, MA, The Fall Line: Intuition and Necessity in Contemporary Abstract Drawing, curated by Steven Zevitas
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, Art on Paper 2002
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, Queens International

Museum of Modern Art, New York. New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings
Kent State University School of Art, Kent, OH. Accumulations
University Art Museum, California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA. By Hand
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York. Invitational Exhibition
Wake Forest University Gallery, Wake Forest, NC. Mind Fields

D’Amelio Terras, New York. Summer Group Show
Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY. Millenium Bug
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. FIXATIONS: The Obsessional in Contemporary Art

123 Watts Gallery, New York. Microwave
James Graham & Sons, New York. Pattern
Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York. Phenotypology

Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. Current Undercurrent
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. The Pierogi 2000 Flat Files
Gasworks Gallery, London, England
Courthouse Gallery, Manchester, England
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Jim Bergeson Gallery, New York. 12 x 12

450 Gallery, New York. Line
Caelum Gallery, New York. Summer Group Show


Sherman, Mary. “Open Studios Press tries new ‘Line’ of work,” The Boston Herald.
McQuaid, Kate. “Meticulous meditations on the abstract,” The Boston Globe, January 3.
Doherty, Brian. “When Ludwig Met Chelsea,” Reason, January, pp. 64-65.

Richard, Frances. “John Morris ‘Drawings for the Austrian School,’” Artforum, December, pp. 136-137.
Glueck, Grace. “John Morris ‘Drawings for the Austrian School,’” The New York Times, October 4, p. E33.
Dannatt, Adrian. “John Morris,” The Art Newspaper, September, p. 3, illus.

Johnson, Ken. “John Morris,” The New York Times, September 15, p. E33
Zerega, Blaise. Modem Art, Red Herring, July, p. 60.

Volk, Gregory. John Morris at D’Amelio Terras, Art in America, March.

Fuss, Adam. An Appreciation of the Art of John Morris. Bomb, Winter, pp.106-7.
Smith, Roberta. Art in Review: John Morris, The New York Times, September 25, p. n.
Camhi, Leslie. Drawing Room, (Voice Choices) The Village Voice, September 23-29.
Galleries Gazette: John Morris at D’Amelio Terras. The Art Newspaper, No.84, September , p. 59.

Bohen Foundation, New York
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
Queens Museum of Art, New York
San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, CA
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

John Morris Biography
Born 1965
Lives and works in Pittsburgh
2005-2008  Founder and Director of Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh