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April First Friday: Clarence Morgan
April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Clarence Morgan. Morgan is an artist whose work comprises painting, drawing, printmaking and occasional writing and curatorial projects. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he also received his formal education and art training. During his career, Morgan has been an artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art (Charlotte, North Carolina) and the Harwood Museum of Art (Taos, New Mexico). His list of solo exhibitions include Rosenberf+Kaufman Fine Art (New York), Kidder Smith Gallery (Boston), Thomas Barry Fine Arts (Minneapolis), David Lusk Gallery (Memphis), and the Morris Gallery at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia) among many others. Group exhibitions in which his paintings, drawings and/or prints were featured include The American Academy Institute of Arts & Letters (New York), David Richard Contemporary (Santa Fe), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and Rochester Art Center (Minnesota).
Morgan has been invited to produce prints at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, and the Patton Printmaking Studio/Workshop at the Anderson Ranch Art Center (Snowmass Village, Colorado). His work is in the permanent collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, among numerous other museums, galleries, and institutions. In 2009, Morgan’s work was featured in three concurrent exhibitions in Beijing, China. While in China, he lectured on the Nature of Abstraction to students studying at the Beijing Film Academy. He has received numerous grants, fellowships and invitations to be a visiting artist at such places as Yale University, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, James Madison University, York College of Pennsylvania, Brigham Young University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cooper Union (School of Art), Washington University, The College of Holy Cross, University of Wisconsin, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Stanford University among others.