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. She 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 graduated with an MFA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2019. She has been featured in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 at South London Gallery 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.

 

Exhibitions

2019

Postgraduate Printmaking in London 2019: A Survey of London Art Colleges, Clifford Chance, London (Upcoming)

Stretch, PS Mirabel, Manchester

Untitled, The Pole Gallery, Paris (SOLO)

Rumblestrip, g39, Cardiff
Pareidolia, Daniel Benjamin Gallery & Space Station Gallery, London
Red Mansion Exhibition 2019, Royal Academy, London
Fast Forward: Women in Photography, Slade Research Centre, London
Bite the Bullet, Barbican Arts Trust, London
 

2018
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, South London Gallery, London

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University
 

2013
Cascades: Past Present and Future, Studio 180 as part of Art Licks Weekend, London
 

2012
Untitled, The Wallet Gallery, London
 

2011
100:Postcards, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
Paula Morison, The Wasteland, Stroud, Gloucestershire (SOLO)
 

2009
Made in Roath, Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff
Untitled, Crafty Sew and Sew, Cardiff (SOLO)
 

2008
Works on Paper, Elysium Gallery, Swansea

 

Residencies

 

2018
Red Mansion Art Prize Residency, Beijing, China
 

2011
Paula Morison, The Wasteland, Stroud, Gloucestershire
 

2009
Untitled, Crafty Sew and Sew, Cardiff

 

Awards and Grants

2018
Winner of the Artists’ Collecting Society Prize
Awarded a Grant from South Square Trust


2010
Awarded £6000 from Safle (with Arts Council Wales) to pursue curatorial work

 

Commissions

 

2015
Small Lies and Half Truths, Commissioned by Tangle International, South West England’s African and Caribbean Theatre Company at Guest Projects, London


2009
Wall with a Viewpoint, Commissioned by National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (with Lauren Curl, Ed Elliott and Madge)
 

2008
Wall with a View, Commissioned by Cardiff Bay Harbour Authority Cardiff Bay, Cardiff (with Lauren Curl, Ed Elliott and Madge)

 

Publications

 

2019
isthisit? issue 06
 

2018
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Exhibition Catalogue

 

Education

 

2017 – 2019
MFA Fine Art (Distinction), Slade School of Fine Art, London
 

2005 – 2008
BA (Hons) Fine Art (1st), University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
 

2003 – 2004
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Distinction), Stroud College, Gloucestershire