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Robert C. Morgan

Robert C. Morgan is an artist, scholar, poet, teacher, and author. Considered an authority on early Conceptual Art, Dr. Morgan  has lectured widely, written literally hundreds of critical essays (translated into twenty languages), published several books, and curated numerous exhibitions. In 1992, he was appointed as the first critic-in-residence at Art Omi International Artists Residency, where in 2016, he was honored as Critic Emeritus.  In 1999, he was awarded the first ARCALE prize in International Art Criticism in Salamanca (Spain), and the same year served on the UNESCO jury at the 48th Biennale di Venezia.  In 2002, he gave the keynote speech in the House of Commons, London on the occasion of Shane Cullen’s exhibition celebrating the acceptance of “The Agreement” by the UK. In 2003, Dr. Morgan was appointed Professor Emeritus in art history at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and, in 2005, became a Senior Fulbright Scholar in the Republic of Korea. In 2011, he was inducted into the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg; and, in 2016, the Department of Special Collections at the Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame, purchased The Robert C, Morgan Collection of Conceptual Art.  Much of his work since the late 1990s has focused on art outside the West in the Middle East and East Asia where his books have been translated and published into Farsi (Tehran: Cheshmeh, 2010), Korean (Seoul: JRM, 2007), and Chinese (Beijing: Hebei, 2013). Dr. Morgan has worked extensively in China with contemporary ink artists and has authored many catalogs and monographs on Chinese artists. In addition to his scholarly, he continues a parallel involvement as an artist and abstract painter (since 1970) with a major survey exhibition at Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City (March 23 – April 29, 2017). His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and is included in several important collections.


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The powerful feminist-embodied sculptures of Manhattan artist Zhen Guo

Tsibi Geva: Internalizing the Struggle

Ai Weiwei; Art And The Human Condition

Hamish Fulton: Walking Artist

Gabriel de le Mora: Sounding the Trace of the Readymade at The Drawing Center

Robert Barry, Works from 1964 to 2016 at MARY BOONE GALLERY

William Steiger: Thrills at Margaret Thatcher Projects

Zeng Fanzhi: Paintings, Drawings, and Two Sculptures at Gagosian Gallery

Alberto Burri: The Allure of Trauma

Brassai and Henry Miller’s Paris

Cedar Beams, Stacks, Steel, Alloy Planes, and Paintings: Carl Andre in His Time at Mnuchin Gallery

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, Museum of Modern Art

Toward Grid-Light: The Art of Jan Schoonhoven by Robert C. Morgan

Henry Flynt @ Audio Visual Arts (AVA)

Color/Space Saturation: Veils by Morris Louis

RRRGGGHHH!!! Jerry Kearns at Mike Weiss

September 2013: Jacques Roch @ Kim Foster Gallery

August 2013: Sara Van Der Beek: Appropriation Poetics Between Sculpture and Images

August 2012: Moving Spirits: The Combined Legacy of Francois Morellet and Gerhard von Graevenitz @ Sperone Westwater

June 2012: BOOK REVIEW: Peter Selz - Sketches of a Life in Art

April 2012: Ron Gorchov's New Paintings @ Cheim & Read

March 2012: The Early Happenings: When Performance Met Art in New York

October 2011: Graham Nickson @ Knoedler & Company

April 2011, Marc Seguin @ Mike Weiss

April 2011, Rene Pierre Allain

October 2010, Liao Yibai @ Mike Weiss and ATM Galleries

June 2010, Except from the Barcelona Diary (May 13 - 18): Josep Nicolau and Friends

April 2010: Elisa Johns: Huntress

December 2009, D. Dominick Lombardi @ The Housatonic Museum of Art