John Morris

John Morris

  • Artist’s Statement

    The works of John Morris spring from exhaustive sketching and illustration, drawing on intensive research. Subjects include skeletal bone, muscular structure and the imagery of fashion photography.
    Often, prosthetic limbs and super-accentuated body part proportions tie the pieces together, bringing to mind the surreal imagery of anime and the comic strip depictions of superheroes and heroines. He skilfully uses leather, brass, and stainless steel to provide stark contrasts with the warm texture of the wood.

  • Biography

    John studied at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibitions
    2019
    ‘Musing’ Solo exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    2018
    ‘Showtime’ Solo exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    2016
    ‘Edge of Reality’ Solo exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    2015
    ‘Art Basel Miami’, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
    ‘San Diego Contemporary Art Show’, Balboa Park, San Diego, USA
    ‘Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection’, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
    ‘Lethbridge Gallery Artist Showcase’, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    ‘Figments, Fragments and Fixations’, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    ‘Clayton Utz Art Award’, Clayton Utz, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Group Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    2014
    ‘Lethbridge Gallery Artist Showcase’, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    ‘Eye of the Beholder’, Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    2013
    Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    ‘Next’ Group Exhibition, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore, NSW, Australia
    ‘Harmony’ Invitational Group Exhibition, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
    Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2013, Deakin University Gallery, Burwood, VIC, Australia
    2012
    Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Summer Group Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    ‘Small Works’ Group Exhibition, Marks & Gardener Gallery, Mt Tamborine, QLD, Australia
    ‘Beyond Containment’ Invitational Group Exhibition, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, Minnesota & San Jose, California, USA
    Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2012, Deakin University Gallery, Burwood, VIC, Australia
    2011
    Represented by Red Sea Gallery, New Farm, QLD, Australia
    2010
    ‘Forms of Attachment’ Sculpture Exhibition, Meyer Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    ‘Absence of Reason’ Print Exhibition, Meyer Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    2009
    ‘2D + 3D’ (2 Man Exhibition) White Hill Gallery & Sculpture Park, Red Hill, Vic, Australia
    John Morris Sculptures and Prints (Solo Exhibition), Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, NSW, Australia
    2008
    ‘Sculpture 08’ Marks & Gardner Gallery, Mt Tamborine, QLD, Australia
    2007
    ‘The Shape of Things’ Group Exhibition, Bungendore Woodwork Gallery, Bungendore, NSW, Australia
    Cerebral Palsy League ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ Group Exhibition, Charity Auc
    ‘2 Man Exhibition’ Marks & Gardner Gallery, Mt Tamborine, QLD, Australia
    ‘Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis’ - The Art of Conceptual Craft, Selections from the Wornick Collection - Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USA
    2006
    ‘Feline Forms’ Group Exhibition, Marks & Gardner Gallery, Mt Tamborine, QLD, Australia
    Cerebral Palsy League ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ Group Exhibition, Charity Auc
    ‘Nature Transformed’ Touring Group Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
    Kiln Innaugural Group Exhibition, The Substation, Paddington, QLD, Australia
    2005
    ‘Nature Transformed’ Touring Group Exhibition - Mobile Museum of Art - Alabama, USA
    ‘Shoe Fetish’ Group Exhibition - Marks & Gardner Gallery - Mt Tamborine, QLD, Australia
    Represented by the Art Directors Gallery - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia (until 2006)
    Cerebral Palsy League ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ - Group Exhibition, Charity Auction
    2004
    ‘Nature Transformed’ Touring Group Exhibition - University of Michigan Museum of Art,
    Michigan, USA
    Represented by Richard Martin Gallery, NSW, Australia
    Represented by Maria Perides Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    ‘Re:Cycle’ Tweed Wood Biennial, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia
    2002
    ‘Surface + Form’ - International Group Exhibition
    ‘Crate Expectations’ Solo Exhibition Tweed Wood Biennially
    Curated Group Exhibition - Tweed River Art Gallery - Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia
    Group Exhibition - Space Furniture - New Farm, QLD, Australia
    Australia - Korea Foundation, 10th Anniversary Group Exhibition in association with
    Craftwest - Mukkumoto Craftspace - Seoul, Korea
    2001
    Two Man Exhibition, Fox Galleries, New Farm, QLD, Australia
    Group Exhibition - Contemporary Art & Design Gallery - Mt Tamborine, QLD, Australia
    Represented by Form (formerly Craftwest) - Perth, WA, Australia
    1999
    Two Man Exhibition
    Represented by Gallerie De L‘ Art Erotic - New Farm, QLD, Australia (until 2001)
    1996
    Solo Exhibition
    ‘Dogs’ - Group Exhibition
    ‘Flight’ - Group Exhibition
    1996 -1992
    Represented by Pages Fine Art Galleries, Noosa Heads & Montville, QLD, Australia (until 2001)
    Represented by Contemporary Art & Design Gallery, Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia (until 1999)
    Represented by Cintra Gallery - Milton, QLD, Australia (until 1996)
    Tres Mode, Fine Art Gallery, Toowong, QLD, Australia (1992)
    Publications & Reviews

    2015
    ‘Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection’, Peabody Essex Museum/University Press of New England
    2014
    ‘The Creative Woodturner’, Linden Publishing, 2014.
    ‘Next’, published by Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
    2006
    On The Move (property magazine) Nov 2006, ‘Form & Fantasy...in Compelling Detail’
    ‘Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft, Selection from the Wornick
    Collection’ MFA Publications (hard cover book)
    Tweed River Art Gallery – 20 years (book)
    2005
    ‘Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection’ (hard cover book)
    University of Michigan Museum of Art in association with Hudson Hills Press
    Woodwork (magazine) December 2005 ‘The Art of the Unexpected’ The Sculptures of John Morris
    2002
    Craft Arts # 55
    The Australian Woodworker # 105
    2000
    Craft Arts # 50
    1999
    Australian Wood Review # 24
    Private Collections

    Tweed River Art Gallery - Murwillumbah - NSW, Australia
    Bovis Australia
    Dixon Johnston Property
    National collections in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia
    International collections in USA, Japan, South Africa and Thailand

  • Website

    www.lethbridgegallery.com/artist/john-morris/primary

Showing the single artwork

John Morris

Bovver
74 x 36 x 13.5cm Timber, paint $4,500.00