Paul Morrison was born in Liverpool in 1966. He graduated in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College in 1998 and now lives and works in Sheffield and London.
Morrison’s landscape paintings, wall drawings, films and prints sample imagery from a wide array of sources ranging from newspapers, cartoons and antique volumes of botanical illustration to sixteenth-century woodcuts. Since his first solo exhibition in London in 1996, Morrison has exhibited internationally in numerous museums and public galleries in the UK, US, Germany and Japan.
Since his first solo exhibition in London in 1996, Morrison has exhibited internationally in numerous museums and public galleries, most recently a major one-man show, Auctorum, in his hometown at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield. Museum group exhibitions include Gold, Belvedere, Vienna (2012); Murals, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2010); Repicturing the Past/Picturing the Present, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007); and Nothing is Forever, South London Gallery, London (2010).
Selected individual exhibitions have included galleries in Grenoble, Ulm, London, Geneva and Southampton (all 2002), as well as in Los Angeles, Milan, Tokyo, Aspen, Paris and Auckland (all 2001). His commissions include the Towada Art Project in Japan (2007), the Bloomberg Public Art Fund in New York (2005) and the New Art Centre Sculpture Park in Salisbury (2004). Paul Morrison is represented in several respected collections worldwide, including the British Council Collection; the Government Art Collection; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; and the Städel Museum, Frankfurt.