About The Work
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)
2019 Ceramic Production - Tanya Bonakdar Gallery - Ernesto Neto Installation
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
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
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
Various private collections throughout the United States, Singapore, South Korea, France and the United Kingdom.
2019 Blue Roof Studio Summer Festival: Clay Workshop
2018 Craft Contemporary Museum: From Earth, to Farm, to Grain, to Table Workshop