Background and Curriculum Vitae

Joey Morgan has developed public artworks and multi-disciplinary installations which have been shown in site specific contexts and gallery exhibitions in the United States, Australia, Denmark, France and across Canada.

Exhibition venues have included Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing France; the Passerelle in Brest France; the National Gallery of Canada; the Power Plant in Toronto; the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Montréal; the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff; the MacKenzie Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

 

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email: joey@dreamlab.org

Joey Morgan represented Canada in 1992 in the Sydney Biennial and represented Vancouver in 1996 in Copenhagen's 96 Containers, Art Across Oceans. She has been awarded artist in residence at the Cité Des Arts in Paris, at Oud Amelisweerd in the Netherlands, and at Strokestown House in Ireland.

Parallel bookworks and other editioned works have been published to accompany major projects; The Man Who Waits and Sleeps While I Dream was documented and re-presented both as an award-winning bookwork and a multi-faceted website.

Lectures and workshops at universities and art schools include the Bauhaus University in Weimar, the Academie du Art in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Aki, Enschede, the Netherlands.

Several major installations are held in public galleries including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Musee d'art Contemporain in Montréal,MacKenzie Galleryin Regina Saskatchewan, the Ciity of Vancouver, and the Art Bank of Canada. Smaller works are held in public and private collections. Bookworks held in public collections including: Museum of Modern Art; Printed Matter/Dia; University of Southern California; Carnegie Mellon University, National Gallery of Canada.

Prizes and Awards include: the Canada Council (including the Lynch Staunton Award), the National Endowment for the Arts, the British Columbia Cultural Fund, and the Vermont Council for the Arts, the .Saskatchewan Book Award, ( for The Man Who Waits and Sleeps While I Dream) and the Alberta Book Design Award (for How To Avoid the Future Tense).

Selected Commissions and Solo Exhibitions
2012 Life Studies, Greenfield College, Greenfield, Mass
2010 whatmaybelost.blogspot.com, web nararative (email for access)
2009 mychangingheart.com, for web and mobile
2006 science (véritable) { anatomies || comparées } Darling Foundry, Montéal Québec
2005 science (véritable) { anatomies || comparées }, University of Sherbrooke (catalog)
2003 The Romantic Condition, two site specific installations, presented at Centre d'Art Passerrelle, Brest France (catalog)
2001 an Analysis for the Romantic Condition, interdisciplinary site specific installation, presented with three related works, Great River Arts Institute, New Hampshire
1999 http://www.dreamlab.org a multi-faceted web site for The Man Who Waits and Sleeps While I Dream (no longer available on-line)
1998 10,000 Faucets and Doorknobs, public art work, permanent installation, Vancouver, Canada.
1997 The Man Who Waits and Sleeps While I Dream, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina Saskatchewan (installation with bookwork catalog and multi media website)
1996 Nausea, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
1994 the Memory Tape of the Day, Printed Matter, New York, NY
1994 An Archive for the Lost Ones, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (bookwork/catalog)
1991 EVERYTHING You Always Wanted, the Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, Canada. (bookwork and CD recording)
1991 nO fiXeD aDdrESs, in association with the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (matchbooks)
1991 How to Avoid the Future Tense, collaborative project with Liz Magor in site specific cabin in Banff, Alberta, Canada, Walter Phillips Gallery (bookwork).
1988 have you Ever loved me? Presentation House, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (bookwork/catalog)
1987 nO fiXeD aDdrESs, Mercer Union and City TV Toronto, Canada. (matchbooks and bookwork)
1987 Almost*Dreaming, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada (bookwork/catalog).
1985 Souvenir: A Recollection in Several Forms, installed on the 31st floor of Park Place office tower, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (poster and bookwork)
1984 Fugue: A Two Part Recital of Direct and Circumstantial Evidence, independent installation in a derelict warehouse 1230 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
1984 Fugue StateMent, a documentary exhibition concerning the Fugue Project, Charles H Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (catalog).
1982 TideCatchers, Jericho Wharf and Main Exit Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
1981 Jericho Detachment Project: RCAF Hangars #5,#7,#8, Open Space Gallery, Victoria BC, Canada and Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. catalog).1979 Breathings, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada (catalog)
1979 Breathings, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada (catalog)

Selected Group Exhibtions
2009 HeartLand, curated by Jeffrey Spalding, Toronto International Art Fair, Canada.
2009 VideoPerfume3, Wright Estate, Keene, NH
2009 For Emily [Dickinson], MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
2008 À la Croisée de l'Art et de la Medicine, Galerie d'Art du Centre Culturel, Sherbrooke, Canada
2007 Love and Passion, Catherine Dianich Gallery, Brattleboro VT
2002 Generation III, AIR Gallery, New York
Storefront Project, (By Association) Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro VT
Deus Ex Machina, Bradley Unniversity IL
2001 Périphérique, Groupe Intervention Vidéo, Montréal Canada
1998 Pasage(s), Centre International d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada (catalog).
1996 96 Containers, (I Love You Forever) Copenhagen Denmark (catalog).
1993 Livres/Objets et Papiers de Photographes, galerie Isabelle Bongard, Paris France
Vancouver Collects, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada (catalog).
Contact/Proof, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City New Jersey.
1992 The Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Australia (catalog).
Transit: EVERYTHING You Always Wanted, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing France (catalog)
Caught in a Box, Art in General, New York
1991 West Coast Stories: Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
En Hommage à un Cadeau d’Eva Hesse à Sol Lewitt, galerie AxeNéo-7, Hull Québec, Canada (catalog).
1990 Learn To Read: Artists’ Books, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Cross-Currents, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1990; California State University, Hayward California, 1991; Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida, 1992. (catalog).
Transpositions, Exhibition on the Skytrain rapid transit system, Vancouver, BC, Canada (catalog).
L’art d’installation, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
1989 Canada Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (catalog).
100 Days of Contemporary Art, Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (catalog).
On Paper, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C, Canada.
1986 Songs Of Experience, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Ont. (catalog).
Making History, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Vancouver Now/Vancouver 86: Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, Canada, and at the London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada, Optica Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. (catalog).

Bookworks
1999 The Man Who Waits and Sleeps While I Dream, 72 pp. full colour, includes Elizabethan Post–Modern by Jeanne Randolph, published to accompany multi media installation at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina Saskatchewan. Winner of Saskatchewan Book Award.
1995 an Archive for the Lost Ones, bookwork (1995) 64 pp. full colour, published by Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1991 How To Avoid The Future Tense, bookwork with Liz Magor (1991), 92 pp. B&W duotone, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Alberta.
1991 EVERYTHING You Always Wanted, bookwork (1991), 110 pp. B&W with colour plate, Power Plant Gallery, Toronto Ontario.
1990 Only Make Believe, bookwork 32 pp. B&W, independently published, Vancouver BC.
1990 Six Projects For Surrey, bookwork/catalog, 56 pp. colour, published by Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC.
1988 have you Ever loved me? bookwork/catalog with David Claussen, 16 pp. colour, Presentation House, North Vancouver, BC
1987 nO fiXeD aDdrESs, bookwork, 20 pp. B&W, published by Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario
1987 Almost*Dreaming, bookwork/catalog, 28 pp.+12 page centrefold, colour, published by Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC
1985 Souvenir Book, bookwork, 16 pp. B&W, independently published in Vancouver, BC.

Audio Compositions
2001-2005 an Analysis for the Romantic Condition (10:00) stereo audiowork for installation first presented at the Great River Arts Institute, NH, French version first presented at Centre d'art Passerelle, in Brest France
1997 The Man Who Waits and Sleeps While I Dream, (7:25) 8 track ADAT audiowork heard through multiple speaker arrangements as part of multi media installation, first shown at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina Saskatchewan.
1994 the Memory Tape of the Day (10:00) stereo soundtrack presented in an installation at Printed Matter in New York.
1994 an Archive for the Lost Ones, (10:30) 8 track audiowork presented at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver
1987-1992 nO fiXeD aDdrESs, (4 tapes @ 3:00,12:00 total), prerecorded answering machine messages, various versions presented at Mercer Union, Toronto (1987), the Cent Jours Exhibition at the Centre International d’art Contemporain, Montréal (1989), the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (1991), and at The Boundary Rider Sydney Biennale, Sydney Australia (1992-1993).
1990 How To Avoid The Future Tense, (9:43), stereo soundtrack presented as a site specific performance in Banff, 1991
1990 EVERYTHING You Always Wanted, two simultaneous multi-track recordings @ (13:00) and one stereo soundtrack @ (15:00) presented at The Power Plant, Toronto, 1991.
1988 have you Ever loved me?, (6:00), stereo soundtrack first shown at Presentation House, North Vancouver, BC, 1988.
1986 Souvenir: Oratorio, (15:00), stereo soundtrack first shown in site specific performance, Park Place office tower, Vancouver, BC ,
1985 Fugue, site specific performance in a derelict warehouse in Vancouver, BC (1985). Re-presented as 45 minute concerts in Vancouver, Banff, Winnipeg, London, and Montréal Canada.

Videotapes
1997 The Man Who Waits and Sleeps While I Dream, (7:25) part of multi media installation with stereo audio track, first shown at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina Saskatchewan.
1996 I love You Forever (4:00) , part of multi media installation, Nausea, with stereo audiotrack, shown at 96 Containers in Denmark, Copenhagen.
1995 Untitled My Sleeper, (6:00), part of multi media installation with stereo audio track heard through headphones and accompanied by 80 colour slide projections, first shown at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, Canada 1995.
1987 & 1989 nO fiXeD aDdrESs, (12:00), shown in different forms/scripts at Mercer Union, Toronto (1987), the Cent Jours Exhibition at the Centre International d’art Contemporain, Montréal (1989), and in association with the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver 1991.
1985 VideoPerfume, (8:14), first shown independently in Vancouver (1985), and at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (1986) and at the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal 1990.


Lectures
2004 Narrative Installation, Ecole des BeauxArts, Brest France
2001 The Prose Poem, conference with Robert Bly at the Great River Arts Institute, New Hampshire
1997 Narrative Structure, Norman MacKenzie Gallery, Saskatchewan, Canada.
1997 Multimedia Storytelling, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar Germany.

Workshops
1997 American Film Institute, Los Angeles, digital workshop focused on the "world wide web".

Residencies
1996 Harvestworks, Studio PASS New York City
1993 Banff Centre for the Arts, Digital Audio Studio, Alberta Canada
1992 Strokestown House, Strokestown Ireland.
1991 Oud Amelisweerd, Bunnick, Netherlands.
1991 University of Windsor, Windsor Ontario.
1989 Cité des Arts, Paris France.

Teaching
2013 sessional instructor at Keene State College, New Hampshire.
2008-2010 sessional instructor Insight Photography, Brattleboro VT
1995 sessional instructor at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge Alberta, photo arts.
1990 sessional instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada media/photo departments.
1982- 1995 guest artist/lecturer at: Academie du Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Aki, Enschede, the Netherlands; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax Nova Scotia; the University of Western Ontario, London Ontario; University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr College of Art & Design in Vancouver, British Columbia; University of Victoria and Open Space Gallery in Victoria, British Columbia; Optica Gallery and Concordia University in Montréal, Québec; Windsor Art Gallery, University of Windsor, and Artcite Gallery in Windsor, Ontario, Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario, York University in North York, Ontario, University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontairo, the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Center for the Arts, in Banff Alberta.

Selected Bibliography/Critical Writing
Blanchette, Manon "Joey Morgan: Being on the Tail of the Unsettled", Etc , Montréal, no. 52, (December 2000 /January, February 2001
Hoffberg, Judith "Learning to Read Art: the Art of Artists' Books", New Bookbinder Vol 13, (1993)
Hurtig, Annette "Joey Morgan, Have You Ever Loved Me?", Parachute 55 (1989) pp 51-52
Keziere, Russell "Hermes in the Agora, Art and the Erotic Life of Meaning", Vanguard (Summer 1987), pp 18-24
Landon, Paul "Art and Technological Sound: The Revival of Experience" M.A. thesis in Media Studies deposited in the library of Concordia University, Montréal (1995)
Lawerence, Robin, "Joey Morgan, Speaking Her Piece", Canadian Art, Volume 8 no.1, (Spring 1991) pp 42-49
Morrison, Ann "Joey Morgan: Pieces of Mind" Capilano Review, Series 2, no.1, (fall 1989) pp 57-85
Murray, Joan "The Best Contemporary Canadian Art" Edmonton:Hurtig (1987)
Perry, Art ""Intermittences and Memory" Vanguard (April/May 1986), cover and pp 14-18
Randolph, Jeanne ""Out of Psychoanalysis" Canadian Cultural Poesis, essays on Canadian Culture, editors, Garry Sherbert, Anne Gérin, Sheila Petty, Sir Wilfred Laurier University Press, (2005)
Rimmer, Cate "Souvenir Recollected" Capilano Review, no. 38 (Spring 1986), cover and pp 38-50
Rosenberg, Anne "Before Souvenir", Capilano Review, no. 38 (Spring 1986), cover and pp 27-37
Sawchuck, Kim, "Telemarketing and the Disembodied Voice" BorderLines, (fall/winter 1987/1988), pp 31-35
Talve, Merike "Joey Morgan:Fugue" Parachute 36 (1984) pp 64-65
Viau, Rene "Avec Le Coeur" Le Devoir, Montréal, (November 27, 2005)
Watson, Scott "Joey Morgan/Open Space" Vanguard (November 1981) pp 40-41
Wood William "Skinjobs" C Magazine 11 (1986) 78-87

 

Selected Bibliography/Curatorial Essays
Balkind, Alvin "The Road Much traveled By" Transpositions, Active ARTIFACTS Cultural Aasociation, Vancouver Canada 1990
Burkhardt, Barbara "Text for an Archive" Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, Canada 1995
Dompierre, Louise "Reflections on a work in Progress: Everything You Always Wanted Anywhere But Here" The Power Plant, Toronto Canada, 1991.
Farrell-Ward, Lorna "Almost*Dreaming, Joey Morgan an introduction" The Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada 1987
Gauville, Hervé "Transit: Sic transit gloria mundi" Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing France 1993
Ho, Rosa "Six Projects for Surrey, A Review" Surrey Art Gallery, Canada 1986
Keziere, Russell "Have You Ever Loved Me" Presentation House North Vancouver Canada 1989
Keziere, Russell "Transit: Du murmure de l'être" Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing France 1993.
Magor, Liz "On Mercer Union, installation, palaces and shelter" Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto Canada, 1987.
Morrison, Ann "Joey Morgan" Charles H Scott Gallery, Vancouver Canada 1984
Perrault, Marie "Science (Véritable) { Anatomies || Comparées", 12 pages, Universtiy of Sherbrooke, Canada, 2005.
Pincus, Debra "Breathings" University of British Columbia, Canada, 1979.
Randolph, Jeanne Elizabethean Post-Modern" MacKenzie Gallery, 1998
Snider, Greg "Jericho Detachment Project, an introduction" Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Canada Open Space Gallery, 1981
Snider, Greg "Almost*Dreaming; The Space Between the Studio and the Gallery", Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, 1987.
Tamplin, Illi-Marie "Mark Gomes/Joey Morgan/Susan Schelle, an introduction" Art Gallery of Peterborough, Canada 1995
Viau, Rene "an Analysis for the Romantic Condition" Centre d'art Passrrelle, Brest France 2003