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Portrait od Patricia Morris
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For the past decade Patricia has been exploring Canadian highways and byways from coast to coast to coast. She records her adventures using a camera with a slow shutter speed, accentuating the idea of movement through space and time. Fleeting moments, and the journey itself, are sustained. These images later combine with memories and impressions to form compositions rendered in a distinct, refined and fluid manner.

Visits to Nunavut and Labrador in 2019 will complete her Canadian representation.

Born in Beauharnois, Quebec, Patricia Morris spent her early childhood in Kitimat, British Columbia, and Newcastle upon Tyne, England. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University, a Masters of Fine Arts from Concordia University, and a Diploma in Art Education from McGill University.


Ms. Morris began her artistic career by exhibiting installations and sculptures in Montreal QC, Sackville NB and St. John's, NL. This was followed by an exploration of abstraction with a variety of two dimensional media while exhibiting in Kingston, Ottawa and Toronto. During this time Patricia Morris taught art at secondary and elementary levels in Ontario and Quebec.


Patricia Morris is an award winning artist with works in major Canadian collections. She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Patricia currently lives in Pointe-Claire, QC.

Paintings Nova Scotia Robert Labossiere Review
The Montreal Review
Installation image Patricia Morris background

CURRICULUM VITAE

       Born in Beauharnois QC in 1956, raised in Kitimat BC, and having also lived in New Brunswick and Ontario before settling in Pointe Claire QC, I feel at home in many Canadian provinces. My ancestral roots in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta expand my Canadian experience, inviting me to many more destinations. These adventures usually involve hours and days on the road, and have inspired my current series of paintings called ”Trans Canada Drive.”

My current series of semi-abstract oil paintings celebrate road trips on highways and byways in all provinces and territories of Canada.

EDUCATION  
1988 - 1989 Dip. Ed., McGill University (Dean’s list), Montreal, QC
1981 - 1984 MFA, Concordia University (Dean’s list), Montreal, QC
1973 – 1979 BFA, Mount Allison University (Dean’s list), Sackville, NB
   
COLLECTIONS
  Rio Tinto/ALCAN, IBM, Canadian Bankers Association, Royal Bank of Canada, Province of New Brunswick,
University of New Brunswick, Canada Council Art Bank.
   
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 Focus, Galerie Saint-Dizier, Montreal, QC
2014 Drive, Galerie Saint-Dizier, Montreal, QC
2011 En Route, Viva Vida Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, QC
2010 Trans Canada Drive By Exhibition II, Avenue Art Gallery, Montreal, QC
2009 Trans Canada Drive By Exhibition I, Galerie de la Ville, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC
1986 Art Play III, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
1986 Art Play II, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB
1984 Art Play, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB
1981 Art Play, Vehicule, Montreal, QC
   
SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2018 The Artist Project / Contemporary Art Fair, Better Living Centre, Toronto, ON
2018 Works on Paper, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2018 Active Members Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2017 Landscape Exhibition, Federation Gallery open international exhibition, Vancouver, BC
2017 Canvas Unbound, Federation Gallery open international exhibition, Vancouver, BC
2016 Be Square, Society of Canadian Artists, Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St. John’s, NL
2016 Small, Smaller, Smallest, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2016 Painting on the Edge, Federation Gallery open international exhibition, Vancouver, BC
2016 CanCon, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, first place award.
2013 Impregnable, Galerie de la Ville, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC
2012 100 Years of Pointe Claire, Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, QC
2007 Juried Autumn Exhibition, McMichael Canadian Art Gallery, Vaughn, ON
2007, 2008 Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, ON
2005 Self Directed Residency Group Exhibition, Banff, AB
1995-2000 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON
1984 3DNB200. An exhibition of works by 15 New Brunswick sculptors that toured the maritime provinces.
   
AWARDS
2017 Third Place, Federation of Canadian Artists, O Canada Exhibition, Vancouver, BC
2017 Third Place, Federation of Canadian Artists, Landscape Exhibition, Vancouver, BC
2016 Award of Merit Society of Canadian Artists, Be Square Exhibition, St. John’s, NL
2016 Second place Federation of Canadian Artists, Small, Smaller, Smallest Exhibition, Granville Isl., BC
2016 First Place Federation of Canadian Artists CANCON Exhibition, Vancouver, BC
2005 Honourable mention Annual Juried Exhibition, Kingston Regional Arts Council, Kingston, ON
2003 People’s choice award Annual Juried Exhibition, Kingston Regional Arts Council, Kingston, ON
2003 Juror’s choice award Annual Juried Exhibition, Organization of Kingston Women Artists, Kingston, ON
2002 Juror’s choice award Annual Juried Exhibition, Kingston Regional Arts Council, Kingston, ON
   
SELECTED MAGAZINES AND PERIODICLES
2015 Marla Lombard, ‘My Review of Patricia Morris for artistaday.com’, Artist Blog, 3 March
2010 Patricia Morris: ‘Trans-Canada Drive paintings, Avenue Art Gallery’, The Montreal Review, September
1987 Joan Sullivan. ‘Pat Morris Henderson: Art Play II. Eastern Edge Gallery. Resource Centre for the Arts, St. John’s NL’,Arts Atlantic 27, Vol.7 No. 3, p. 27
1986 Paul Christopher, ‘Pat Morris Henderson: Art Play II, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB’, Arts Atlantic 26, Vol.7 No. 2,Summer, p. 35
1984 Alan McNairn, ‘3D NB 200, Works by Fifteen New Brunswick Sculptors, Galerie Restigouche, Cambellton, NB’, Arts Atlantic 21 Summer, p. 21-24
1984 Charlotte Townsend-Gault, ‘Ken Garnham/Pat Morris, Struts Gallery, Sackville NB June 1-21, 1984’, Vanguard, Sept. p. 32
   
CURRENT REPRESENTATION
1994-pres. Ottawa Art Gallery Rental and Sales, Ottawa, ON. (613) 233-8699
2016 Denison Gallery, Toronto, ON. (416) 781-5514
2016 Effusion Art Gallery and Glass Studio, Invermere, BC. (250) 341-6877
   
TEACHING
2003-2006   Art teacher, ECS, Westmount, Montreal, QC
1991-2003  Art teacher, Frontenac Lennox and Addington School Board, Kingston, ON
2002 Assistant professor, Painting, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
1987 Adjunct professor, Drawing, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
   
ASSOCIATIONS
2016 Society of Canadian Artists, member.
2016 Federation of Canadian Artists, active member.
   
   
 

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