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Julia Morison


Biography

1952 Born Pahiatua, New Zealand
1972 Diploma in Graphic Design, Wellington Polytechnic School of Design
1975 Honours Degree in Fine Art, Canterbury University School of Fine Arts
1988 Awarded the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship
1990 Moet & Chardon Art Residency, Avize, France
1990 until 1998 Lived & worked in France
1999 until 2007 Lecturer in Painting, University of Canterbury, NZ
2005 New Zealand Foundation Art Laureate
2006 & 2007 Major Survy Exhibition, Christchurch Art Gallery & Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Lives & works in Christchurch, New Zealand

Works

2013
2000 Grounds for Error, Two Rooms, Auckland
Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers, Public Sculpture, Christchurch
Pi r², Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
25:52, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

2012
Meet me on the other side, Wellington City Gallery
Dense Hang, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art 1960-2011, Adam Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington
Meet me on the other side, Ng Building, Christchurch City Gallery
M(o)usings, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

2011
Myriorama:10 'Sleight of Hand', Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui
Cantabrians, Oxford Art Gallery
Aibohphobia, Bunker Project, Christchurch Art Gallery
Bunker Project, Christchurch Art Gallery forecourt
Meet me on the other side, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland
Old School/New School - An Art & Design History of New Zealand, Massey University College of Creative Arts, Wellington

2010
Myriorama:07, Network, 17th Biennale of Sydney: 'The Beauty of Distance, Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age', Australia
Myriorama:08, Knot commission for the Christchurch City Council, Christchurch
Myriorama:06, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland
Myriorama:09, in 'Sleight of Hand' The Port Nelson Suter Biennale, Nelson
Ringing the Changes, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland

2009
Inner Landscapes, SoFA Gallery, Christchurch
Oikkio, Mark Hutchins Gallery, Auckland Art Fair
Works:1990-99, Mark Hutchins Gallery, Wellington
Wayzgoose [limited edition], Muka Gallery, Auckland
Myriorama:05, 'Wall Works', Adam Gallery, University of Victoria, Wellington

2008
64 (final exhibiton), 64zero3, Christchurch
Teaching Aids, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga
We are unsuitable for framing, Te Papa, Wellington
Myriorama:01, 64zero3, Christchurch
Myriorama:03, Ramp Gallery, Wintec, Hamilton
Myriorama:04, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga
Myriorama:02, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland

2007
1,m0n0chr0mes:7, in 'a loop around a loop', Dunedin
a loop around a loop, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Painting: Helen Calder & Julia Morison, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Heather Straka & Julia Morison, Ngaumatau Gallery, Arrowtown
Gargantua's Petticoat, Two Rooms, Auckland
Slating Art, CoCA, Christchurch
The Secret Life of Paint, Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Art School 125, Christchurch City Gallery

2006
a loop around a loop, Christchurch City Art Gallery
Visual Arts Celebrated by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, Auckland Art Gallery
Black, white and shades of grey, Gallery 64zero3, Christchurch
1,m0n0chr0mes:6, in 'a loop around a loop', Christchurch

2005
Teaching Aids, Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland
Celestial Bodies (with John Chrisstoffels and Chris Cree-Brown), Town Hall, Christchurch
Some works from Gobsmack & Flabbergast, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
One Thing & Thing Too [curated by Madame], 64zero3, Christchurch
Some works from Gobsmack & Flabbergast, The Signal, Hamilton
Gobsmack & Flabbergast, 64zero3, Christchurch

2004
SOFA Print Project, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch
Public/Private: Tumatanui/Tumataiti, The 2nd Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery
Primary Connections, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
2nd Auckland Triennial, Auckland City Art Gallery
Space Invaders, Lopdell House Gallery, Waitakere City
no names for things no string for, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington

2003
Signs and Wonders, Te Papa, Wellington
Inaugural Contemporary Collection Exhibition, Christchurch Art Gallery
no names for things no string for, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Julia Morison: Works 1981–1984, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Threadbare, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

2002
Teaching Aids, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton
M.A.C. Artworks Art Auction, Royal & Sun Alliance Building, Auckland
High Street Project Fundraising Show (aka Madame), High Street Gallery, Christchurch
Angels and Flies, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Sightlines: looking into the art collection, Te Papa, Wellington
From the Book of Shadows, Jensen Gallery, Auckland

2001
Prospect 2001, City Gallery, Wellington
Crossing the Rubicon, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
PAIN.01: School of Fine Arts Painting Department exhibition, City Art Space, ChCh
New Work, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Menagerie, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
Dark Plain, Christchurch Arts Festival, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
Teaching Aids:1 'Dark Plain', Christchurch Arts Festival, CoCA, Christchurch

2000
Not Seen to be Staring: Madame & the Bastard (with Heather Straka), Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Jude Rae, Tony Lane, Julia Morison, Jensen Gallery, Auckland
Canterbury Painting in the 1990s, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
Madame & the Bastard do Black (with Heather Straka), The Kiosk, Christchurch
The Numbers Game: Art and Mathematics, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington
In Glorious Dreams (with Heather Straka), Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

1999
Julia Morison, Jensen Gallery, Wellington
Madame & the Bastard (with Heather Straka), Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Material Evidence: 100-Headless Woman, Selfridges Department Store, London
Not Seen to be Staring [Madame & the Bastard], Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Wallace Art Awards, Wallace Gallery, Auckland; City Gallery, Wellington; COCA, Christchurch
Material Evidence: 100-headless woman (with Martin Grant), 'Jardins Secrets' KP5 Biennale L’hospital Charles Foix, Paris
Take 5, Te Papa, Wellington
Material Evidence: 100-Headless Woman, Judith Clarke Gallery, London
Amperzand, Jensen Gallery, Auckland

1998
Material Evidence: 100-headless woman, Wellington City Gallery
Julia Morison, Jensen Gallery, Wellington
Material Evidence: 100-headless woman, The Adelaide Festival, Artspace, Adelaide. Australia
1,m0n0chr0mes:5, L’Ancien Collège des Jésuites, Reims, France
Edicts & Tondos, Jensen Gallery, Auckland

1997
Stuttering, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Material Evidence: 100-headless woman, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
1,m0n0chr0mes:3 Conversing with Loplop, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1,m0n0chr0mes:4 [&], Jensen Gallery, Auckland

1996
1,m0n0chr0mes:2, McDougall Annex, Christchurch
Command a view of a distant cry wide of the mark & Golem, Jensen Gallery, Wellington

1995
A Very Peculiar Practice: Aspects of Recent New Zealand Painting, City Gallery, Wellington
1,m0n0chr0mes:1, Auckland New Gallery
Decanted, Jensen Gallery, Wellington
25 into 41, Gold Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
End to Begin, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

1994
Parallel Lines: Gordon Walters in Context, City Art Gallery, Auckland
Taking Stock of the ’90s, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui
Amalgame Pt.II, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
Love Philtres, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
Educating Miranda [with Michael Ghent], Video de Poche, Paris
Re-rite: Amalgame, Fisher Gallery, Auckland

1993
Amalgame Pt.II and Encyclopedia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Hamilton
Alter/Image, City Gallery, Wellington
Alter/Image, Public Art Gallery, Auckland
White Camellias, Robert McDougall art Gallery, Christchurch
Women on Women: Art in Dunedin since 1893 Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Group exhibition, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland
Codex, Jonathan/Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
Love Philtres, Artspace, Auckland
Love Philtres, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

1992
Group exhibition, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland
Headlands: Thinking through New Zealand art, National Art Gallery, Wellington; MCA Sydney; Auckland Art Gallery; Dunedin Art Gallery
Artists-in-Residence: The Frances Hodgkins Fellows Past and Present, Hocken Library, Dunedin
The Boundary Rider: 9th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Past and Present, Hocken Library, Dunedin
O’Livia: an alternative plan for Livia’s garden, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland

1991
Retables from Amalgame, Jonathan/Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
Aller Retour, Artis Gallery, Auckland
Amalgame, Cadran Solaire, Troyes, France
The Cross, Artis Gallery, Auckland

1990
Julia Morison, Pauline Rhodes, Graham Bennett and Simon Morris, Jonathan/Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
Decan: A Work in Ten Parts, Artspace, Auckland
[...] exuberant, floating, dancing, mocking, childish and blissful art, George Fraser Gallery
Artis Group Show, Artis Gallery, Auckland
In the Forest of Dream [Moët & Chandon NZ Art Foundation], Public Art Gallery, Dunedin; Artspace, Auckland; Suter Gallery, Nelson
Now See Hear! Art, language and translation, City Gallery, Wellington
New Zealand Modern Masters II Collection -Toured

1989
Decan: A Work in Ten Parts, CSA Gallery, Christchurch
Anatomy, Jonathan/Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
Decan: A Work in Ten Parts, Hocken Library, Dunedin
Canterbury Belles, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch. Toured 1989–1991

1988
Exhibits: The Museum Display and the Encyclopedia Plate, National Art Gallery, Wellington; Artspace, Auckland
Four Works 1985–86, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch

1987
Sex and Sign, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
Vademecum & Golem, Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington
Sex and Sign, Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Sex and Sign, Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum, Napier
Sex and Sign, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Sex and Sign, City Gallery, Wellington
Sex and Sign, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Sex and Sign, Artspace, Auckland
Content and Symbol, Artis Gallery, Auckland
ARX ’87: Australia and Regions Artists’ Exchange, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Australia
Vademecum & Golem, Artis Gallery, Auckland
Sex and Sign, McDougall Gallery, Christchurch
Sex and Sign, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

1986
Inclinations, Artis Gallery, Auckland
Content/Context: A survey of recent New Zealand art, National Gallery of New Zealand
 
1985
Equivocation, Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington
Paintings and Drawings, Centre Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hamilton
Three Works, RKS Art, Auckland
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
The Word, Suter Gallery, Nelson (toured)

1984
Invocation/Equivocation, Brooke Gifford Gallery
Joan Miró Drawing Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain and Okinawa, Japan
Apertures, CSA Gallery, Christchurch
Julia Morison- Recent Paintings, Petar/James Gallery, Auckland

1983
The President’s Exhibition: mixed media on paper, CSA Gallery, Christchurch
Works on Paper: 3rd Anniversary Exhibition, Gingko Gallery, Christchurch

1982
Julia Morison, Petar/James Gallery, Auckland
Julia Morison, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch

1981
Petar/James Gallery, Auckland

1980
Julia Morison, Petar/James Gallery, Auckland
Julia Morison, Elva Bett Gallery, Wellington

1979
Paintings: Contrastare and Black, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
Three Painters, Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland
Drawing ’79’, CSA Gallery, Christchurch
Show the Flag, National Gallery, Wellington

1978
Fifteen Manawatu Artists, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Julia Morison, Victoria University of Wellington Library
Julia Morison, The Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

1977
Julia Morison, Thompson House, Levin
Works on Paper, Bob McMurray Gallery, Palmerston North
 
1976
The Wanganui Lions AA Travel Art Award (toured)
All the same..., Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
New Zealand Drawing ’76, Auckland City Art Gallery
Align to a line, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

1975
Drawings and Small Works, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch