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Paula Morison


Paula Morison (UK, 1985) is a conceptual artist using a variety of media. She focuses on the ways in which we, as human beings, attempt to order the world around us. Morison investigates the systems created by people and the behaviours we show that help us exert perceived control over our existence and how we archive things for the future in search for answers. She takes a poetic approach in her research to create a narrative and language for her artworks. This often leads her to revisit existing objects by reinventing them. She attempts to exactly replicate something that might have been made with very different techniques, going beyond the use of trompe l’oeil towards the realms of recreating or forging. Like the artist claims, she fears being forgotten and this is why, through her art, she wants to leave a trace and, however lightly, touch people’s lives.

Morison graduated with an MFA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2019 with a monumental textile-based artwork. Morison has been featured in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 at South London Gallery and Liverpool Biennial, and is a recipient of the Red Mansion Art Prize offering her a residency in Beijing in 2018. She recently had exhibitions at g39 in Cardiff, Barbican Art Trust in London, Royal Academy in London and a two-person exhibition with Josh Rowell at Daniel Benjamin Gallery.


Selected Exhibitions


Mapping the Discordant Blues, A Room Upstairs Gallery, London, UK 

Depictions of Living, The Art Pavilion, London, UK 


Author’s Translations, two-person exhibition with Josh Rowell, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK 
Postgraduate Printmaking: A Survey of London Art Colleges, Clifford Chance, London, UK 
Stretch, PS Mirabel, Manchester, UK 
Untitled, (SOLO) The Pole Gallery, Paris, France 
Rumblestrip, g39, Cardiff, UK 
Pareidolia, Space Station Gallery and Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK 
The Red Mansion Art Prize Exhibition 2019, Royal Academy, London, UK 
Fast Forward: Women in Photography, Slade Research Centre, London, UK 
Bite the Bullet, Barbican Arts Trust, London, UK 


Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool John Moore’s university, Liverpool, UK​

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London, UK 

Cascades: Past Present and Future, Studio 180 as part of Art Licks Weekend, London, UK 

Untitled, The Wallet Gallery, London, UK 

100: Postcards, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK 
Paula Morison, (SOLO), The Wasteland, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK 

Made in Roath, Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff, UK 
Untitled, (SOLO), Crafty Sew and Sew, Cardiff, UK 

Works on Paper, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, UK 




Red Mansion Art Prize Residency, Beijing, China

Paula Morison, The Wasteland, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK

Untitled, Crafty Sew and Sew, Cardiff, UK 


Awards and Grants

Winner of the Artists’ Collecting Society Prize
Awarded a Grant from South Square Trust

Awarded £6000 from Safle (with Arts Council Wales) to pursue curatorial work




Small Lies and Half Truths, Commissioned by Tangle International, South West England’s African and Caribbean Theatre Company at Guest Projects, London

Wall with a Viewpoint, Commissioned by National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (with Lauren Curl, Ed Elliott and Madge)

Wall with a View, Commissioned by Cardiff Bay Harbour Authority Cardiff Bay, Cardiff (with Lauren Curl, Ed Elliott and Madge)




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Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Exhibition Catalogue




MFA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK (Distinction)

BA Fine Art (Hons), University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK (1st) 

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Stroud College, Gloucestershire, UK(Distinction)

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