Ivan Morley
(b. 1966 in Los Angeles, CA)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

2000  M.F.A., Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1989  B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1985-87  New York University, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2021 “Hyperion”, Bortolami, New York, NY
2018  “Olvera St.”, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017  Bortolami, New York, NY
2015  Bortolami, New York, NY
2014  Kimmerich, Berlin, DE
2013  Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2012  Kimmerich Gallery, New York, NY
2011  Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2010  Kimmerich Gallery, New York, NY
2007  Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, DE
2006  Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
2005  Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
2004  Bernier/Eliades, Athens, GR
2003  Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
2002  Essor Gallery, London, UK
2001  Frehrking Wiesehoefer, Cologne, DE
Selections from “A True Tale,” “Brazilian TShirt” and “Dig,” Patrick Painter, Santa Monica, CA
1998  George’s, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 “Harper’s Books at the Beverly Hills Hotels,” Beverly Hills Hotel, organized by Harper Levine, Beverly Hills, CA
2016 “Phyllis Bramson, Ann Craven, Ellen Gronemeyer, Jim Lutes, Eric Mack, Dianna Molzan, Ivan Morley,”
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 “Abstract America Today,” Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2012 “Text Textile Texture,” Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, DE
2011 “Painting Expanded,” Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
2010 “The Artist‘s Museum,” MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2009 “DAS GESPINST, Die Sammlung Schürmann zu Besuch im Museum Abteiberg,” Mönchengladbach, DE
“Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions,” MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2008 “Group Show, My Generation, Peres Projects, Patrick Painter, and Reiner Opoku,” Art Cologne Fair, Cologne, DE
2007 “Imagination Becomes Reality: Conclusion,” ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE
“L.A. Desire (Part I),” Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, DE
2006 “Painting in Tongues,” Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
“Imagination Becomes Reality, Part IV: Borrowed Images,” Sammlung Goetz, Munich, DE
2005 “Plip, Plip, Pippity,” Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Ab Ovo,” Cartelle Gallery, Marina del Rey, CA; Rolf Ricke, Cologne, DE;
Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco,CA; Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
2004 “Looking at Painting II,” Galerie Tanit, Munich, DE
2003 “Ivan Morley, Christian Schumann, Jim Shaw,” Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
“Gibts Mich Wirklich, works from the Gaby and Wilhelm Schuermann Collection K21,” Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE
2002  Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, FR
“Startkapital,” K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE
2001 “22nd Annual Bene t Art Auction,” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions,Los Angeles, CA
2000 “Paintland,” organized by Terry R. Myers, Lemon Sky Project Space, Hollywood, CA
1998 “Group Show,” Gallery 207, Los Angeles, CA
1997 “Buffet,” Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV
“Shooting Gallery,” Harm Reduction Coalition, Clean Needles Now, Los Angeles, CA
1996 “Resonances: Visions of Echo Park,” Centro del Pueblo, Los Angeles, CA
1993 “The Far Bazaar,” Los Angeles, CA
“Project Box,” Los Angeles, CA
“Clean Needles Now,” Santa Monica, CA
1992 “L.A.C.E., L.A.C.P.S., Act-Up Benefit,” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

Public Collections
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
University Museum of Contemporary Art at the Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

2020 * “Ivan Morley,” with text by Welchman, John C., Los Angeles: David Kordansky Gallery, New York: Bortolami Gallery, 2020
Donoghue, Katy, “David Kordansky Expands L.A. Space,” Whitewaller, Up Close, issue 31, 2020, pp. 36-37
2019 Garcia-Furtado, Laia, “Our Ten Favorite Pieces at Frieze and Beyond,” Garage.Vice.com,
October 6, 2019
Arselan, Natasha, “The best things to see at Frieze 2019,” GQ-Magazine.co.uk, October 5, 2019
Gerlis, Melanie, “Frieze sees first flurry of sales despite muted mood,” FT.com, October 4, 2019
Rees, Lucy, “9 Standout Booths at Frieze London 2019,” GalerieMagazine.com, October 4, 2019
“The best 10 Frieze London 2019 stands,” Artribune.com, October 3, 2019 “Frieze London goes green, Julien Creuzet wins prize, Tate acquires works, And other fair highlights,” Artforum.com, October 3, 2019
Freeman, Nate, “‘I Have an Enormous Belief in London’: Frieze Dealers Make Their Case in the Fair’s Early Hours as Brexit Looms and Galleries Flirt With Paris,” Artnet.com, October 2, 2019
Tully, Judd, “As Brexit Looms at Frieze London, $6.5 M. Twombly and $5 M. Guston Sell, While $32 M. Botticelli Awaits Buyer,” ARTnews.com, October 2, 2019
2018  Morley, Ivan, “The 20 Year Time Capsule,” Flaunt, The Next Issue: 20th Anniversary Volume Two, 2018, pp.146-147
Fontaine, Pearl, “Adrian Piper, Zoe Leonard, Ivan Morley, and More Must See Los Angeles Shows,” Whitewall.art, November 15, 2018
Yerebekan, Osman Can, “Ivan Morley’s Olvera St. Paintings are Pools of Memory,” Elephant.Art, November 9, 2018
Wheless, Avery, “IVAN MORLEY & RICKY SWALLOW,” ArtilleryMag.com, November 8, 2018
Miranda, Carolina A., “Datebook: L.A. rendered in surreal ways, a multimedia duo’s new video and maps inspired by a colonial codex,” LATimes.com, November 2, 2018
2017  Saltz, Jerry, What To Do in New York, New York Magazine, February 5, 2017.
Smith, Roberta, What to See in New York Galleries This Week, New York Times, February 2, 2017.
New Yorker review, February 2, 2017.
Art Viewer, Review, artviewer.org, January 25, 2017.
Piepenbring, Dan, Paris Review, January 17, 2017.
2015  Istomina, Tatiana, “Ivan Morley,” Art in America, December 2015.
2014 “Abstract America Today,” Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.
2013  Lietiti, Manuela, “A Brief History of the Goetz Collection”, Artron.net, January 11.
Neel Smith, Sara, “Ivan Morley,” Frieze New York 2013, (cat.)
2010  Knight, Christopher. “An L.A. Assembly” Los Angeles Times, p. D6, November 1, 2010.
Bernier/Eliades Gallery 1999-2009, Agra Publications, (cat.).
Koplos, Janet. “Ivan Morley” Art In America. May: 158-9. 2010.
2008  Abstract America: New Paintings. Saatchi Gallery, Rizzoli, (cat.) 2008.
Smith, Roberta, “Smooth and Safe at Pier 94,” The New York Times, March 28, 2008.
2007  Harvey, Doug. “Crazy Quilt: Ivan Morley.” Art Review, Issue 7. January 2007.
Miles, Christopher. “Ivan Morley: Patrick Painter.” Artforum, Vol. 45, Iss. 5. January, 2007: 258-9.
“I work to give form to uncertainty-A Conversation via Email with Ivan Morley”
“Imagination Becomes Reality Part IV: Borrowed Images,” Sammlung Goetz, Exhibition Catalogue, Munich, Jan Seewald, 2007 pgs. 144-161.
“Imagination Becomes Reality, Conclusion,” ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe.
Exhibition Catalogue, 2007.
2006  Cooper, Nathan, “More Morley,” California Style magazine, October, p. 124.
Darling, Michael. “Ivan Morley.” Painting in Tongues, (cat.), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. 2006: 80-81.
Harvey, Doug. “Glossolalia for Dummies.” LA Weekly. 22 February, 2006.
Knight, Christopher. “Painting can speak in many tongues: A MOCA exhibition studies seven artists who distinctively defy stylistic constraints.” L.A. Times, Art Review. February 3 2006.
Landi, Ann. “Multiple Personalities.” Artnews Vol. 105, No. 4. April 2006.
Roussel, Noellie, “Ivan Morley,” Exhibition Catalogue, Patrick Painter, Inc. 2006.
Seewald, Jan “I work to give form to uncertainty – A Conversation via E-mail with Ivan Morley,March 2006.”
Imagination Becomes Reality Part IV: Borrowed Images, Sammlung Goetz, Exhibition Catalogue, 2006.
2005 “Sammlung,” Exhibition Catalogue, K21 Kunstsammlung Dusseldorf, pps. 154.
Morley, Ivan and Mady Schutzmann, “Just Because You Have a Hammer,” AB OVO, Nothing Moments Publishing 2005: 75-78.
Frank, Peter. “Marc Pally, Ivan Morley.” LA Weekly. Vol. 27, No. 31. 24. June 2005: 60.
Fox, Oriana. “Elaborate Fictions.” L.A. Artland Contemporary Art from Los Angeles, Black Dog Publishing 2005: 84 – 8.
“Sie traumt von ihrem Lieblingstar Er Spricht mit einer fremden Sprache,” Vier Raume aus der Sammlung Schurmann, K21, Exhibition Catalogue 2005.
2004  Cover image, Volt Magazine.
2003  Dailey, Megan. “Ivan Morley at Patrick Painter Inc.” Artforum, Vol. 41, Issue 9. May 2003: 175-176. Volt magazine (cover). Issue 10. 2003.
2002  Kraus, Chris. “Ivan Morley at Frehrking Weisehofer.” Art In America. June 2002: 133.
2001  Boecker, Von Susanne. “Explosive Geschichten in Bildern: Ivan Morley in der Galerie Frehrking Wiesenhofer.” Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, Cologne, 8 November 2001: 18.
Indetzki, Alfred. “Junge Galeristen aktivieren.” Art Cologne Supplement to Kölner Stradt-Anzeiger, Cologne, 30 October 2001: 4.
Rump, Gerhard Charles. “Realismus liegt voll im Trend.” Die Welt, Hamburg, 27 October 2001: 34.
Harvey, Doug. “Death-Stalking, Sleep-Walking, Barbarian Ninja Terminators.” LA Weekly. 2 – 8 March, 2001.
Frank, Peter. “Pick of the Week: Door Bothwell, Hilary Baker, Ivan Morley.” LA Weekly. 2001.

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