About The Work

ARTIST  STATEMENT

At the heart of it, I’m a storyteller. I try to capture a certain emotional state within a physical narrative. As many artists, I’m a translator of sorts. Sculptures emerge through me from a realm of study, awareness and symbiosis between myself and the clay.

Though my work is influenced from a diverse pool of inspiration; such as nature and the human form, I explore ways to surface and texture my sculptures within the confines of preserving a sense of balance and fluidity within abstract/contemporary forms. As a result, the work manifests a certain primitive elegance. 

Clay, itself, is an incredibly powerful material. It absorbs. It remembers. It has its own set of rules and characteristics...just as every person does. It is the flesh of the Earth and working with it calls for a certain act of devotion. Though most importantly, clay has always felt like a natural extension of myself. It’s bold, yet subtle nature allows me to express my narratives with a certain understanding and ease.



 

CV - BEVERLY MORRISON

Beverly Morrison - (b. 1975)

Education

1999    B.A. Studio Arts, CSULB - Long Beach, CA
1997     Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze - Concentration in Sculpture - Florence, Italy
1995     AA Studio Arts - Raritan Valley Community College - Raritan Valley, NJ

Exhibitions

 2019    Made in California - Brea Gallery - Brea, Ca
2019     Clay Matters - Epperson Gallery  - Crockett, CA
2017     Visions in Clay - LH Horton Jr Gallery - Stockton, CA
2017     International Ceramic Exhibition - Blue Line Gallery - Roseville, CA
2016     Petite Beauty - Jed Malitz Gallery V2 - New Orleans, LA
2014     Group Show - Keystone Art Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
2014     Master Blasters of Sculpture VI - The Hive Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
2014     Generate Group Show - Keystone Art Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
2011     Illusions of Reality - Sedona Artist Coalition - Sedona, AZ
2010     Faculty Art Exhibition - Verde Valley Community College - Clarkdale, AZ
1998     Puno do Fusione - Galleria Via Larga - Florence, Italy

Bibliography

2018    VoyageLA - Inspiring Stories - December 2018
2018     LA/HOME Magazine - Spring/Summer Edition
2017     Ceramic and Pottery Arts Resource - Venice Clay Artist.com
2014     Erica Nicohls - Artist Feature: Beverly Morrison, Ceramic Sculptor - 30MilesEast.com

Collections

Various private collections throughout the United States, Singapore, South Korea, France and the United Kingdom.

Teaching

2019     Blue Roof Studio Summer Festival: Clay Workshop
2018     Craft Contemporary Museum: From Earth, to Farm, to Grain, to Table Workshop