Gregg Morris

Elkton, Maryland

Gregg Morris uses acrylics to create hard edged geometrically abstracted reality pieces.

Gregg Morris is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA, Sculpture) and Syracuse University (MFA, Painting). He is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and NEA Individual Artist Fellowship, and a Maryland State Arts Council Independent Artist Award.

Years ago, Morris was commissioned to create designs for a start-up company whose aim was to produce modern ‘art quilts.’ In the process of doing so, he developed a grid based, reductive design format meant to facilitate machine production of the quilts. Strangely, he found that limiting the design parameters resulted in infinite variations. Though no longer involved in any quilt making, he is still exploring the possibilities of this design system.

Says Morris, “Making art is my way of exploring visual possibilities. Every piece usually starts out with a ‘what would it look like if I did this?’ My paintings are meant to be visual and mental puzzles. Though my process is somewhat restrictive and very controlled, it is my hope that the finished paintings have a sensibility that is playful, evocative, and entertaining.”.


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