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Richard Allen Morris Biography.

Richard Allen Morris

Born in Long Beach, California in 1933 USA   
Lives and works in San Diego, California.

Richard Allen Morris is represented by:
R.B. Stevenson Gallery in La Jolla, California USA

Richard Allen Morris has lived in San Diego for many years, well off the beaten track from the international
Art Scene.   As described in the Daros Catalog for the exhibition Painted! in Zurich Switzerland, the work 
of Richard Allen Morris is disrespectful,  bold,  downright  fresh  and  always  full  of  painterly  bravura, he
transforms his own, sometimes bizarre, world theater into painting. Playfully, humorously, and in his very
own way, he reflects on the (art) world around him. His sharp observational skill, as well as his sense of
irony  and  absurdity,  lends  his  work  a  very  special  character.  With no fear of an affinity to comics and 
caricature, Morris's painting amazes by its freshnes and spontaneity to this day.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:        
2014 Richard Allen Morris Mixed Bag, Galerie Anke Schmidt, Cologne, Germany
2013 "QUICK DRAW", drawings, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California USA
2012 Richard Allen Morris, This and That, Galerie Schimidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
2010 Richard Allen Morris "Boxer" Häusler Contemporary Zurich, Switzerland.
Richard Allen Morris "Patch and Paint" R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA. USA
Richard Allen Morris , Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea New York, NY. USA
2009 Morris Code work from 1957 - 2007, Peter Blum Chelsea Gallery. New York, NY. USA.
Richard Allen Morris Small Ones, R.B. Stevenson Gallery. La Jolla, California USA.
2008 Insight into Sight, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek. Cologne, Germany.
Richard Allen Morris Painter's Room, Hausler Contemporary. Munich, Germany.
Richard Allen Morris Paintings, Galerie Les Filless du Calvaire. Paris, France.
Richard Allen Morris Case in View, R.B. Stevenson Gallery. La Jolla, California USA.
2007 Richard Allen Morris Crossing Edges, Hausler Contemporary. Zurich, Switzerland.
2006 Guns - 110 Works on paper, Hausler Contemporary. Munich, Germany
Richard Allen Morris, Bilder für München, Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
Body and Soul, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Through Thick and Thin 1962 - 2005, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek. Cologne, Germany.
Richard Allen Morris Retrospective 1958-2005, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. CA. USA
2004 Richard Allen Morris Retrospective 1958-2004, Museum Haus Lange. Krefeld, Germany
Selection from the Studio, R.B. Stevenson Gallery. La Jolla, California USA.
Richard Allen Morris, Cue Art Foundation. New York, NY. USA
2000 Through Thick and Thin, R.B. Stevenson Gallery. San Diego, California USA.
1999 Richard Allen Morris at Chac-Mool, Chac-Mool, West Hollywood, CA
1997 Almost An Apple, Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, California. USA
1996 Jaws, Rita Dean Gallery, San Diego, California. USA
1988 A Sense of Place , Mandeville Gallery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California. USA
Sculpture, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, Downtown Annex, San Diego, California. USA
1984 439 Works 1958-1984, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California. USA
Abstractions, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, California. USA
1983 Guns and Heads , Quint Gallery, La Jolla, California USA
1980 Recent Work, Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, California. USA
40 Recent Works, 552 Galleries, San Diego, California. USA
1979 Aspects of a Retrospective, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, California. USA
1978 Recent Work, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California. USA
1972 Things on Paper, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida. USA
1971 Heads, San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, California. USA
1970 Sculpture, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, California. USA
Hyde Gallery , Grossmont College, San Diego, California. USA
1969 Paintings, Bardhall Gallery, Unitarian Church, San Diego, California USA
1965 Gun Room 56 Works, Art Center in La Jolla, La Jolla, California. USA
1960 Art Center, La Jolla, La Jolla, California.. USA
1959 Dada Comes to San Diego Beginning at $1.98, Vroman´s, San Diego, California. USA
Selected Group Exhibitions:       
2014 Spitting in the Wind: Art From the End of the Line by John Baldessari, Richard Allen Morris, Bob Matheny and Russel Baldwin
  curated by Dave Hampton Oceanside Museum of Art, CA
  ECCENTRIC ABSTRACTION, Frosch Portmann Gallery, New York, NY
  GREEN HEAVEN, a group show, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
  Works on Paper 1963 - 2013, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
2013 »Sweet Home« Olaf Breuning, Sébastien de Ganay, Hubert Kiecol, Richard Allen Morris, David Reed, Alejandra
  Seeber, Roman Signer, Keith Sonnier, Nancy Spero, Erwin Wurm. Häusler Contemporary Münich, Germany
  "MY KIND OF DISNEYLAND", Tatjana Doll (DE), Pia Fries (CH), Gajin Fujita (US), Steffen Lenk (DE), Fabian Marcaccio (US),
  Richard Allen Morris (US), Wilhelm Mundt (DE), David Reed (US), Tinka Stock (DE), Gert und Uwe Tobias (DE), Günter
  Umberg (DE) und Stefan Wieland (DE). Eine Ausstellung von Steffen Lenk mit Werken von. Museum in Witten, Germany
2012 THE VERY LARGE ARRAY: SAN DIEGO/TIJUANA ARTIST IN THE MCA COLLECTION, MCASD, San Diego, CA
  "TRIP", Peter Young, Michael Venezia, Richard Allen Morris, Häusler Contemporary Münich, Germany
  SMILE, Amerikanische Kunst - Sammlung Kienbaum,curated by Rolf Ricke, Galerie Thomas Zander, Koln Germany
  MIXED MEDIA , a group show, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
  Neue Wege der Abstraktion Bernard Frize , Bernard Frize, Richard Allen Morris, David Reed, Gerhard Richter,
  Juan Uslé Die, Sammlung Peter Metzger at Galerie Schönewald Fine Arts in Düsseldorf
  STONE GRAVY, 9 Painters, Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York, NY. curated by David Pagel.
  CALIFORNIA ABSTRACT PAINTING 1952 to 2011, Woodbury University Nan Rae Art Gallery, Burbank, CA
  curated by James Hayward.
  , Kunstverein Offenburg Mittelbaden, Germany curated by Steffen Lenk
2011 A COLLECTION WITH STATURE, Heinz and Marianne Ebers Foundation, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
  Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
  "COLOR & CULTURE" , R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California USA
  COLLECTORS CHOICE , R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California USA
  BIWAK lll , Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
2010 "JUST ENOUGH" a group show, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California USA.
  Vintage and Recent Work, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California USA.
"Apartment Museum" Collector´s Choice From private – to public – to Private,
Hãusler Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland
35 Annual Image Small Show, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San DiegO, California. USA
2009 Raum.inhalt (1) The Big Exploration , im Tal - Stiftung Wortelkam, Hasselbach, Switzerland
Double Header , San Diego Art Prize, San Diego, California. USA
Quint: Three Decades of Contemporary Art, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido California USA
Homing In, An Exhibition of 50 San Diego Artist, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California USA
2008 Untitled Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. La Jolla, California USA.
Painted! ,- The Daros Collection. Zurich, Switzerland
There is Desire Left (Knock, Knock), Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
There is Desire Left (Knock, Knock), Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland.
2007 Blue Chips Masterpieces. Museum of Modern Art. Frankfort, Germany
Abstract Gallery Selections,R.B. Stevenson Gallery. La Jolla, California USA
In Thick of It , Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, California. USA
2006 A Group Show, R.B. Stevenson Gallery. La Jolla, California USA.
Driven to Abstraction, Riverside Art Museum. Riverside, California USA.
Michael Stankiewicz Collection , Schloss Raabs Museum Stadtgemeinde Raabs, Austria.
A Little So Cal Abstraction, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, California. USA
2005 Triple Play , Richard Allen Morris, James Hayward, Ed Moses. R.B. Stevenson Gallery. La Jolla, California. USA.
Linear Logic , R.B. Stevenson Gallery. La Jolla, California. USA
The Dazzling Show, Roellin Duerr Galerie. St Gallen, Switzerland.
2004 White on White, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California. USA
Full Disclosure, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. USA
Pickup Lines, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. USA
2003 Selections, R.B. Stevenson Gallery. San Diego, California USA.
Not the Usual Suspects , Manny Silverman Gallery. Los Angeles, California USA.
and Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Inc. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Extreme Paint, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California. USA
2002 Group Show, R.B. Stevenson Gallery. San Diego, California USA.
Big and Blurry, Flux Gallery, San Diego, California USA
5 Times 4, Modernism. San Francisco, California USA.
2001 The Necessary Beauty, R.B. Stevenson Gallery. San Diego, California USA.
Mass Appeal, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, California USA
2000 The Next Wave, New Paintings in Southern California , California Center for the Arts, Escondido, California. USA
1999 Four By Four, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, California. USA
1996 Field Days, Cerulean Embankments , Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. USA
96 Works on Paper , Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. USA
1988 Midwinter Award Show, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California. USA
1987 Black Lines, Gwydion Gallery, La Jolla, California, USA
1986 Southern California Assemblage: Past and Present , Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
College of Creative Studies Gallery, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California. USA
The Museum of Santa Cruz County and Cabrillo College Gallery, Santa Cruz, California USA
Art Furniture: 98 Artists,Installations Gallery, San Diego, California. USA
Drawings, Rogue Graphics Gallery, San Diego, California. USA
1985 Masters Show, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California. USA
Wood, Quint Gallery, San Diego, California USA
Sixteen X Twenty-six, Quint Gallery, San Diego, California USA
1984 Parts of a World, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California USA
1982 10 Against the Wall, San Diego, California. USA
1981 A California Summer, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, California. USA
1979 San Diego Art Guild All Media Membership Exhibition, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
1978 Richard Allen Morris,University of Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
Big San Diego Show, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1977 24th Annual Art Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
1976 California Hawaii Biennial, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA
1975 Collage and Assemblage Exhibition, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
San Diego Art Guild All Media Exhibit, San Diego, CA
1974 Blazing Brushes and Flying Clay: Artists of the 1950’s and 1960’s,The Artists Co-op Gallery, San Diego, CA
1973 19th Annual All California Purchase Prize Competition, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
1972 San Diego Art Guild All Media Show, Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, CA
19th Annual Art Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
1971 Top Box Art Spring Invitational Exhibition of Painting, Illinois State University, Bloomington/Normal, IL
1970 An Assemblage of Assemblage, Dwight Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
Jewish Community Center Annual Award Show, San Diego, CA
17th Annual Art Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
San Diego Art Guild All Media Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
1968 15th Annual Art Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
San Diego Art Guild All Media Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
1967 Found Object Exhibition, Gallery 25, Balboa Park, San Diego, California. USA
1966 San Diego Art Guild All Media Show, Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, CA
1965 Some Aspects of California Painting and Sculpture, La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, California USA
The Box Show, New York, New York USA
Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, San Diego State Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
1963 4th Annual Painting and Sculpture, Art Center, La Jolla, California USA
1962 81st Annual Painting Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
1st Annual Southern California Exhibition, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California USA
1961 80th Annual Painting Exhibition, San Francisco, California. USA
24th Annual Drawing, Print and Sculpture Exhibition, San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco, CA
6 La Jolla Area Artists, Comara Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Center Annual California Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, La Jolla, CA
1960 The Fine Arts Gallery All Media County-Wide Exhibition, San Diego, CA
1st Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibit, Art Center, La Jolla, California. USA
40th National Exhibition, Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, California. USA
Selected Biography:      
2010 Robert L. Pincus, A real Find Abstract artist Richard Allen Morris bursts onto the world scene at 76,
San Diego Union Tribune, June 13, 2010
Dave Hampton, A Guide To San Diego Artist Richard Allen Morris, KPBS, June 11, 2010
Robert L. Pincus, Patch and Paint, San Diego Union Tribune June 10, 2010
Dave Hampton, The Six-Year span from 1959 to 1964, KPBS, May 10, 2010
2009 Stephen Maine, Richard Allen Morris, Art in America, International Review No.8 September 2009.
Philipp Meier, Painted! - Daros Collection, Zurich Switzerland
Kara L. Rooney, Morris Code, works from 1957-2007, The Brooklyn Rail.
Carlos Jimenez, Painted!, Art Nexus N0. 72 Volume 8 Year 2009
Howard Halle, Morris Code, works from 1957-2007 Time out New York Art
2008 Stephane Correard Analyse / Un Bon Artiste Francais Est Un Artiste Mort, Particules No. 21 Oct/Nov 2008
Robert L. Pincus, Case in Point, San Diego Union Tribute, July 10, 2008
2006 Barbara Hein, The Light in the Cellar, ART das Kunstmagazin, Nr. 6 / June 2006
David Pagel, Packing a lot into very tight quarters, Los Angeles Times, April 14
2005 Shana Nys Dambrot Triple Play at R.B. Stevenson Gallery, ArtWeek August 2005
Robert L. Pincus, High Profile, At Last San Diego Union Tribune May 12, 2005
David Pagel, The Color of his Passion Los Angeles Time May 15, 2005
Ralf Christofori Richard Allen Morris, Museum Haus Lange, Frieze Magazine May 2005
2004 Robert L. Pincus, An Artist Expands (and Shrinks) his genre, San Diego Union TribuneDecember 26, 2004
Siri Hustvedt, Necessary Leaps, Modern Painter October 2004
Robert L. Pincus, Through Thin and Thick, Morris Stuck with his Art, San Diego Union Tribune October 24, 2004
Christopher Knight, The many colors of white explored, Los Angeles Times, March 19
2002 Robert L. Pincus, 3 Dimensions, San Diego Union-Tribune, April 14
2000 Julia Morton, Bold Strokes, San Diego Union-Tribune, July 27
Christopher Knight, Catching the Next Wave of Painters, Los Angeles Times, June 20
1999 David Pagel, Bold Abstractions, Los Angeles Times, April 23
Claudine Lae, Art Issues, October, Number 59
1998 Welton Jones, San Diego Union-Tribune, May 17
1997 Robert L. Pincus, Apple Intimately shows the fruition of talent, passion, San Diego Union-Tribune, April 6
1988 David Antin Thinking of Richard Allen Morris, Some Sentences UCSD Press, La Jolla, CA
Robert L. Pincus, Morris Stirs Elixir of Gold Into Rubble, San Diego Union-Tribune, April 21
Robert L. Pincus, Passion For Art, San Diego Union-Tribune, February 25
1984 Mark Elliot Lugo, Richard Allen Morris: Abstractions, San Diego Union-Tribune, September 21
1980 Michael Pierce, A Salvage Operation, San Diego Union-Tribune, September 9
Robert McDonald, From New to Old, Artweek, Vol. 11, No. 28, August 30
Else Miller, Recycling Art for Arts Sake, Los Angeles Times, August 11
1978 Suzanne Muchnic, Borrowings of a Creative Recluse, Los Angeles Times, October 6
Morris Show Has Vitality, Santa Barbara California News-Press, October 7
Geoffrey Young, A Deserved Survey UCSB Art Museum, Artweek, Vol. 9, No. 33
1976 Kathryn Russell, Escondido Times Advocate, May 30
Ruth-Ann Rohman, California Hawaii Biennial, Artweek, Vol. 7, No. 11, March 13
1975 Hal Glicksman, Collage and Assemblage LAICA, Journal, June-July, No. 6
1965 Dr. Armin Kietzmann, Morris: Love of the Brush Is Still Core of His Talent, San Diego Union-Tribune, December 5
Dr. Armin Kietzmann, Contemporary Art is for Homes Too, San Diego Union-Tribune, August 8
Marilyn Hagberg, San Diego Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 10, August 1965

Selected Publications:

Richard Allen Morris, Retrospective 1958 – 2004, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
Udo Kittelmann & Klaus Görner, What’s New, Pussycat? 2006, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
There is Desire Left (Knock, Knock) , Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
Richard Allen Morris, Crossing Edges 2007 , Häusler Contemporary, Zurich Switzerland
Richard Allen Morris, It’s just a certain sound I’m after 2008, Kienbaum Artists’ Books Gummersbach, Germany
Daros Collection, Painted! 2008, Daros-Latinamerica AG, Zurich Switzerland
Richard Allen Morris Painter’s Room 2009 , Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
A COLLECTION WITH STATURE, Heinz and Marianne Ebers Foundation, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany

Selected Collections :

The Daros Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach
Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld Germany
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

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