Michael Morris

1942        Born, Saltdean, Sussex, England
1946        Emigrated to Canada

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018
  • Image Bank Alphabets, Amsterdam Kunstverein, Netherlands
2011
  • Letters: Michael Morris and Concrete Poetry, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2009
  • ZigZags & other Motifs, Belkin Annex Gallery, Vancouver
  • Winchester Galleries, Victoria, British Columbia
2006
  • Winchester Galleries, Victoria, British Columbia
1998
  • Art Konsult, New Delhi, India
  • Gallery Chemould and Artists Centre, Bombay, India
1997
  • Winchester Galleries, Victoria, British Columbia
1996
  • Winchester Galleries, Victoria, British Columbia
1995
  • Ziggurat, VENUE
  • Ziggurat (watercolours), Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Winchester Galleries, Victoria, British Columbia
1990
  • Eveyln Aimis Gallery, Toronto
  • Galerie Dietmar Werle, Koln, Germany
1988
  • Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto
1987
  • DAAD Gallery, Berlin (video installation with Vincent Trasov)
1985
  • DAAD Gallery, Berlin
  • Berlin Notes, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta (in 1986 travelled to the Vancouver Art Gallery, with a performance with Vincent Trasov)
1984
  • Kunsthalle, video performance, Berlin, 1984 (with Vincent Trasov)
DATE
  • De Fabrik, video performance, Einhoven, Holland (with Vincent Trasov)
1983
  • J. and J. Donguy Galerie, Paris
1982
  • Ars Viva Gallery, Berlin
  • New Video Work, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin (with Vincent Trasov)
1981
  • Colour Research, Canadian Cultural Center, Brussels, Belgium (with Vincent Trasov)
  • Video commission, RTBF Liege and Brussels, Belgium
1980
  • Pret-à-Porter, (photography) Nova Gallery, Vancouver
1979
  • Gallery Gaetan, Geneva, Switzerland, 1979 (with Vincent Trasov)
1978
  • Correspondence, Canadian Cultural Center, Image Bank, Paris
  • Between the Frames, (photography) Nova Gallery, Vancouver
1976
  • Gallery Allen, Vancouver
1975
  • Gallery Allen, Vancouver
  • Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal
1971
  • Ace Gallery, Vancouver
  • The Image Bank Post Card Show, Fine Arts gallery, UBC (subsequently shown and travelled by the National Gallery. First Image Bank Post Card edition published by Coach House Press with Vincent Trasov)
1969
  • Twelve Shaped Multiples on Acetate, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (travelling exhibition)
  • Mirror Installation, Ace Gallery, Vancouver
1968
  • Letter Series, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
DATE
  • Letter Series, Mira Godard Gallery, Montreal
1967
  • Douglas Gallery,, Vancouver
1966
  • London Series, U.B.C. Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
1964
  • New Design Gallery, Vancouver
Honours and Awards
1966
  • Purchase award,VAG
1967
  • Perspective ’67, AGO for painting
1969
  • Canada Council Award
1974
  • Canada Council Award
1981
  • JVC Award, Tokyo Video Festival
1988
  • Senior Canada Council
1989
  • IG Metal Award for painting, Berlin
2004
  • Hon Doc. Emily Carr University
2006
  • residency Banff center, Banff , Alberta
2011
  • Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, 2011 2015 ` Audain award for lifetime achievement
Education
1960-61
  • University of Victoria
1962-64
  • Vancouver School of Art (honours)
1964-66
  • Slade School, Postgraduate Studies, University of London
Collections
  • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec
  • Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mendel Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
  • Maltwood Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
  • York University, Toronto, Ontario
  • McGill University, Montréal, Quebec
  • University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Sir George Williams University, Montréal, Quebe
  • Toronto Dominion Bank, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Rothman Art Gallery, Stratford, Ontario
  • National Film Board of Canada, Montréal, Quebec
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
  • Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montréal, Quebec
  • Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
  • Art Metropole, Toronto, Ontario
  • Archivo Francesco Conz, Verona, Italy
  • Art Pool Archives, Budapest, Hungary
  • private collections in Canada and abroad.