Ron Graff and Donald Morgan: New Work
Saturday, May 18 – June 15, 2013
Opening reception Saturday, May 18, 6pm - 9pm
Ron Graff is Associate Professor of painting at the University of Oregon since 1980 following six years teaching at the University of Iowa. He has exhibited his work nationally in museums and galleries, has work in numerous private and public collections, has received several awards including the Oregon Arts Commission, and a Ford Foundation Grant, as well as lecturing on his work at numerous distinguished Universities and Art Institutes. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and his MFA from Yale University.
Donald Morgan has shown nationally and internationally and has had recent solo shows at Fourteen30 Contemporary in Portland Oregon, where he is represented, as well as Grid Space in Brooklyn, New York and Rocks Box Fine Art in Portland, Oregon. Group shows include White Columns and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York, International Art Objects in Los Angeles and Karma International in Zurich, Switzerland. Reviews of his work have appeared in Art Forum, Art Issues, the NY Times, the LA Times and the Oregonian. He is the recipient of a 2012 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. Morgan’s work ranges from painting to sculpture and is characterized by a hard edge, geometric aesthetic, often utilizing a grid-based formal language. Many of his works take advantage of the interstices between the two and three-dimensional .
He received his MFA from Art Center College of Design and is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Oregon. He is a co-director of Coast Time Artist Residency in Lincoln City, Oregon.