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November 22, 2012 - January 12, 2013
Michael Morris: Back to the Problem of Nothing
Kardosh Projects in association with Marion Scott Gallery, 2423 Granville Street, Vancouver , BC

Kardosh Projects, in association with the Marion Scott Gallery, is very pleased to
announce Michael Morris: Back to the Problem of Nothing. On view from November 22 until January
12, the exhibition will be Morris’ first one-man show in a commercial Vancouver gallery in more than
30 years. Comprising both historic and newer images, Michael Morris: Back to the Problem of Nothing
will feature works produced in a variety of media, including prints, drawings, and sculptures. At the
centre of the exhibition will be City Deluxe, a newly produced suite of large format etchings based on
10 iconic drawings originally composed by Morris in the late 1960s. An opening reception for the artist
will be held at the gallery on Thursday, November 22, from 7 to 9 p.m.


October 14, 2012
Photos from "Letters" Opening Reception
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Reception at the Belkin: Thursday, January 19, 8 - 10 pm.  Photographs by Michael R. Barrick, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.


October 14, 2012
Michael Morris Performing Tom Marioni's "Birds in Flight"
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC



September 29, 2012 - January 20, 2013
Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Press from the Globe and Mail:
Mr. Peanut’s lasting impact on Vancouver, by Sarah Milroy.
Images from the Peanut Gallery, The Globe and Mail.


July 21, 2011
Emily Harvey Foundation Residency
Venice, Italy

Michael Morris has been awarded a residency at the Emily Harvey Foundation, September 5 through October 17, 2012.


March 09, 2011
Michael Morris - The Image Bank -- Social networking 1970s-style
Canada Council for the Arts - YouTube Channel


March 07, 2011
Michael Morris wins Governor General's Award 2011 in Visual and Media Arts
Read announcement on CBC news.

"A curator of the imagination"


Social networking… image sharing… file exchange… B.C. artist Michael Morris embraced these concepts decades before the arrival of the Web. In 1969 he co-founded Image Bank, a work of national significance that brought together artists, ideas and images via the mail. The resulting mail-art exhibitions and publications circulated internationally and put Vancouver on the map as a hub for artists.

Best known for his intelligent and dazzling abstract paintings and prints, this “curator of the imagination” has also produced an impressive body of work in film, photography, video, installation and performance. Occasionally, he has taken on the personas of Marcel Dot, Chairman Dot and Marcel Idea. Consistently, throughout his career, he has played the roles of curator, collaborator, facilitator and mentor.


January 14, 2011 - February 12, 2011
Like Some Pool of Fire
Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor Victoria, British Columbia

Michael Morris & Vincent Trasov, Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky, Kristina Lee Podesva and Miles Collyer
Curated by Gerry Gauthier
Opening January 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Continues to February 12, 2011


November 08, 2010
Attila Richard Lukacs / Polaroids / Michael Morris by Paul Wong (part 1)
Paul Wong / Arsenalpulp, Vancouver



September 15, 2010 - December 24, 2010
Constellation and Correspondences: Networking Between Artists 1970 - 1980
National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Artexte - 2011


September 11, 2010 - November 28, 2010
Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980
University of Toronto Art Centre, Blackwood Gallery, Doris McCarthy Gallery

The exhibition will travel across Canada in 2011–12

Opening Receptions:

Friday, September 10, 2010
6:30 pm at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
7:30 pm at the University of Toronto Art Centre

Sunday, September 12, 2010
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Blackwood Gallery
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Doris McCarthy Gallery