Robert Morris | Paintings & Drawings

On view April 21 – May 3, 2014

EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
Hartford, CT


I’m an architecture enthusiast but a non-participant. It’s so much more comfortable to practice without clients (and without a license). At times it even looks like I’ve drifted into city planning – but so has everyone else, to witness developments in the world.

As a native New Yorker, I’m naturally drawn to the skyline of Manhattan and other inspiring architectural icons. I’m pursuing the clichés and conceits of the architectural profession as well as the energy and the use of materials. This was a starting point for a series of paintings and pen and ink drawings. I’m merely taking some liberties with it, and with historically diverse forms of architecture.

In my paintings I’ve pursued a theme of civilizations existing on icebergs and subject to the vicissitudes of weather, sea and man. They’re done in a realistic style that belies the unreality of the situation. Who knew? It may ultimately not be so unreal.”    – R.M.


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CV / Resume

Robert Morris

Born: New York City
B.F.A. Yale University:
M.F.A. The University of Texas

Represented by
EBK Gallery, West Hartford CT
The William Reaves Gallery, Houston

Solo & Group Exhibitions
New York City:
Washburn Gallery; Alexander Gallery; Richard Feigen Gallery,
Allan Gallery; The Drawing Center: (Artists Postcards, Edition 1:
circulated by the Smithsonian Institution)

EBK Gallery[small works], Hartford CT
EBK Gallery, West Hartford CT
The Widener Gallery of Trinity College
The Wesleyan University Center of the Arts;
Center for Financial Studies, Fairfield University
Connecticut Drawing, Painting and Sculpture Show;
Connecticut Artist: A Rare Show (Xerox Corp.)

Museum of Fine Arts, William Reaves Gallery, Harris Gallery,
David Gallery, Louisiana Gallery
Victoria, TX: The Nave Museum
Washington D.C.: Gallery K

The Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT: New England Annual: First
(Henry Hoppin) Prize); Condec Corp. Award
D.D. Feldman prize, Dallas
Houston Artists Competition, Museum of Fine Arts, First Prize

Trinity College (Hartford)
Allentown Art Museum (PA)
Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston
Museum of Fine Arts of Houston
Oklahoma Arts Center
Private collections

Employment Positions:
Trinity College, Hartford, CT: Visiting Professor of Art (retired)
Wesleyan University, Middletown CT: Instructor
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT: Professor of Art
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston: Director
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Exhibition Designer


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