• Joel Morrison
  • Joel Morrison
  • Joel Morrison
  • Joel Morrison
  • Joel Morrison
  • Joel Morrison
  • Joel Morrison
About the artist

Born in 1976, in Seattle, WA, U.S.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

Education

BA English Literature, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, U.S.
MFA Sculpture, Claremont Graduate University, CA, U.S.

Solo Exhibitions

2016
‘The Side Effects of Thinking with A Minimal Glock”, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2015
‘Steel life crisis’, Almine Rech Gallery, London, UK

2014
‘Joel Morrison’, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

2012
‘Joel Morrison’, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China
‘Joel Morrison’, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2011
‘Joel Morrison’, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.
‘Six Solos’, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, U.S.

2008
‘Circus’, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.

2006
‘Free Plastic Surgery’, Gallery Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany

2005
Gallery Schultz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2004
‘New Works’, Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA, U.S.
‘Lemmy Kilmister’s Mole’, Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2003
‘Project Room’, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, U.S.
‘Cologne Sculptor’, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
‘ACE International’, ACE Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, U.S.
Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, U.S.

2002
‘Heads and Torsos’, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; ACE Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.

2001
‘Sketches’, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
‘In Search of the Big Bulbous Bully’, East Gallery at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, U.S.

Group Exhibitions

2016
‘I Was Once Lonelyness’, Blain Southern, Berlin, Germany.

2014
‘One way¬†: Peter Marino’, Bass Museum, Miami, FL, U.S.
‘The Avant-Garde Collection’, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, U.S.
‘Pop culture pop sculptures’, Leila Heller Gallery, U.S.
‘Horror Vacui’, Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2011
‘California Dreamin – Myths And Legends Of Los Angeles’, Curated by Hedi Slimane, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

2010
‘SUDOKU’, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany

2009
‘Superficiality and Superexcrescence’, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

2008
‘Signals’, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, U.S.
‘Evolution’, Curated by Marc Wellman, Max Lang Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.
‘Art and Illusion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation’, Roseville Arts! Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA, U.S.

2007
‘Tangible Sculpture Today’, Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
‘The Eclectic Eye’, Selections of Fantasy and Illusion, CAC, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, U.S.

2006
‘California Biennial’, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, U.S.
‘Anstoss Berlin’, Haus Am Waldsee Museum, Berlin, Germany

2005
‘Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles’, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
‘Temporary Imports’ (curated by Susanne Titz), Art Forum, Berlin, Germany
‘Brave New World’, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX, U.S.
‘Paper’, Faure/Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

2003
‘Minimalism and More’, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA, U.S.

2002
‘California Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Collection’, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA, U.S.

2001
‘Bloodlines’, Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

Public Collections

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, U.S.

Joel Morrison

Request about this work
Tortilla Maker
2012
stainless steel
35.6 x 48.3 x 40.6 cm
Sausage Head
2008
stainless steel
39.4 x 38.1 x 47 cm
Monte Carlo (front side)
2017
stainless steel
81.3 x 71.1 x 61 cm (32 x 28 x 24 in)
Weather Balloon Trapped in Duchamp
2017
stainless steel
91.4 x 68.6 x 27.9 cm (36 x 27 x 11 in)
Yogurtland Gasshuffer (Reagan)
2017
stainless steel
83.8 x 50.8 x 55.9 (33 x 20 x 22 in)
Disco Ball Caught in a Bear Trap
2013
stainless steel
71.1 x 76.2 x 91.4 cm (28 x 30 x 36 in)
The Reaganomic Youth (version 2)
2012
stainless steel
72.4 x 45.7 x 57.2 cm