.john morrell

John Morrell paints carefully detailed landscape paintings, many of Washington, DC. These paintings capture a pastoral beauty not often associated with Washington; yet also include architectural elements that clearly identify the city. Morrell exhibits in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. He has participated in exhibitions at the Korean Cultural Center and National Arts Club and has paintings in the permanent collections of The National Museum of American Art, as well as in numerous corporate and private collections.

Artist Resume

 

JOHN MORRELL

 

Education:

MFA, Painting, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

BS, Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

 

One-Person Exhibitions:

2015 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, Intersection, Grisaille Studies by John Morrell

2013 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, Domestic Landscapes, Recent Paintings by John Morrell

2010 Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, Here & There, Then & Now- John Morrell Landscapes

2008 Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, American Landscapes -In the Footsteps, November 2008

2008 Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, Scene from the Street- Washington, DC and Paris

2007 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, Drawing On Tradition: Landscapes

2007 Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, BOUNDED Recent Landscapes by John Morrell

2005 Galerie Lee, 75006 Paris, France, John Morrell – Paysages Urbains, oeuvres sur papier

2004 Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA, From The Ground Up

2004 Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, John Morrell Observation Over Time New Landscapes

2002 Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Marbury, MD, Under the Trees: Drawings & Paintings by J.Morrell

2001 College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD, Potomac Shadows: Paintings& Drawings by J.Morrell

1996 Gallery 4,Alexandria, VA, John Morrell Recent Landscapes

1995 Fine Art Center, Charles County Community College, La Plata, MD, John Morrell, New landscapes

1994 Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, John Morrell New Works on Paper and Canvas

1991 Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, John Morrell Recent Works on Paper and Canvas

1986 Gallery 4,Alexandria, VA, John Morrell Recent Landscapes

1984 Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, John Morrell Gouaches

1984 Intaglio-Relief Society, Asheville, NC, John Morrell Landscapes

1984 Twentieth- Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA, John Morrell Landscapes

1983 Gallery 4, Alexandria, VA, John Morrell Forest Interiors

1982 Stoneman Gallery, Washington, DC, Prints and Paintings by John Morrell

1981 Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, VA, John Morrell Landscapes "En Plein Air"

1981 Georgetown Art Gallery, Washington, DC, John Morrell Down East, Recent Maine Landscapes

1979 Georgetown Art Gallery, Washington, DC, French Landscapes by John Morrell

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

    2014 Exhibition of Works by John Morrell, Michael B. Pierce and Jeff Wilson, Washington Arts Club,

                Curator: Eric Denker, National Gallery of Art

        2014 Neighbors, A.U. Museum, Katzen Center, Washington, DC, April 1, 2014- June 1, 2014, 

                Curators: Zoe Charlton and Tim Doud 

        2013 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, The Four Elements Show, June 27 – July 27, 2013, 

        2012 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, New Directions, December 6 – 28, 2012, 

2010 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, Water, Concerning All Things Aquatic, June 23- July 23,2009

2009 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, Sic Transit Gloria The End of the Road, June 16- July 23,2009

2009 Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, The Four Seasons, Representational Landscapes

2007 Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI, The Art of Collecting Bi-Annual, November 2007

2007 Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, The Big Picture: Panoramic Vistas, November 2007

2007 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, Playing for Keeps, Toys and Their Side Effects

2007 Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, Gallery and Invited Artists

2007 Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, Painting+ Poetry- ut pictura poesis

2007 Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, The Four Seasons, Contemporary Landscapes

2006 Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, Small Sizes, Precious Pieces

2006 Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, Landscape Paintings from Maine~ Beyond

2006 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, Trash, What We Value and What We Throw Away

1997 Artists' Museum, Washington, DC, Washington Painters

1985 National Arts Club, New York, NY, 32nd Annual Exhibit of Nat. Soc. of Painters in Casein & Acrylic

1984 The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA, Winners 1984 (of the 14th Annual Juried Show)

1984 Strathmore Art Hall, Bethesda, MD, 3rd Brandeis Regional Exhibition

1984 The Athenaeum,Alexandria, VA, 14th Annual Juried Show (*Honors: Best in Show)

1975 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, CAA Graduate Drawing Show

 

Fellowships and Awards:

2013 Grant-in-Aid, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University, Spring

2007 Summer Grant, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University

Funding six -week research trip to Luminist painting sites for exhibit at Atlantic Gallery in Nov. 2007

2007 Grant-in-Aid, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University, Spring

Funded preparation expenses for my planned one-person exhibition in New York on June 19,2007

2006 Grant-in-Aid, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University, Fall

Funded the preparation expenses for 2006-7 group exhibitions in New York

2006 Guest Artist Solo Exhibition for 2007, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, Spring

Peer-reviewed selection of three artist for excellence outside the New York area [Listed in sol

2006 Junior Faculty Grant, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University, Spring

Research leave for one semester to develop a series of paintings

2005 Grant-in-Aid, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University, Fall

Funded studio rent and art supplies for 2006

2005 Grant-in-Aid, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University, Spring

Funded studio rent and art supplies for 2005

2005 Summer Grant, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University, Summer

Funded six -week research stay in Paris

2004 Grant-in-Aid, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University, Spring

Funded the preparation expenses for my planned exhibition in Paris on July 1, 2005 at Galerie Lee

2004 Grant-in-Aid, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University, Fall

Funded the preparation expenses for the 2005 planned exhibition in Paris

2003 Grant-in-Aid, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University, Fall

Funded installation for Observation Oyer Time at Addison/Ripley fine Art, Washington, DC

2001 Excellence in Teaching Award 2001, College Dean, Georgetown University

1996 Faculty Cooperative Grant, Consortium of Universities of the Washington

Metropolitan Area, to develop a World Wide Web Art Resource Center

1994 Grant, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

1994 Fellowship Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

1984 Best in Show, The 14th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA

Curator, Willem de Looper, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

 

Commissions:

Children's Hospital, Washington, DC

Chevy Chase Pavilion Commission, Donohoe Companies,Washington, DC

Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

McDonald Douglas/Boeing Corporation, Arlington, VA

Public and University Collections:

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

United States Postal Museum, Washington, DC

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

George Washington University, Washington, DC

 

Reviews:

2013 Carlson, Jeffrey. “City and Nature Meet in the Paintings of John Morrell”, Fine Art Connoisseur’s Fine Art Today online newsletter, May 27, 2013. 

2008 Leggio, Gail, review,American Arts Quarterly, Winter 2008, page 47

2004 Jacobson, Louis, review, Washington City Paper, Washington, DC, Vol.24, July 9-15

1994 Fleming, Lee, review, The Washington Post, Washington, DC, December 24

1983 Annas, Teresa, "Art Appreciation", Commonwealth Magazine, Norfolk,VA, October

1983 Hayghe, Michele, review, Arlington Journal, Arlington, VA, October 14

1981 Annas, Teresa, review, The Virginia-Pilot and The Ledger Star, Portsmouth, VA, May 10

1980 Forgey, Benjamin, review, The Washington Star, Washington, DC, January 6

1979 Lewis, JoAnn, review, The Washington Post, Washington, DC, May 12

1979 Fleming, Lee, review, Washington Calendar Magazine, Washington, DC, May

1978 Lewi.s, JoAnn, "The Rewards of Talent … ", The Washington Post, Washington, DC, November 11