César Morriss

Artist

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Artist Biography


César Morriss, born in 1979, is an innovative Peruvian visual artist, with studies in Canada and an interesting international career.

His work is characterized primarily by being endowed with a remarkable command of colour and innovative use of resources such as the fusion of different techniques, exploration of textures, decorative details, elements that do not show themselves fully, and the use of formats and compositions that do not respect the conventional.


Exhibitions:

2006: "Impresión de Color" - Association of Breeders and Owners of Peruvian Step Horses "La Libertad", Trujillo, Peru. / "Sueños y Musas" - Gallery "Sérvulo Gutierrez", Cultural Center of Jesús María, Lima, Peru.

2007: "World of Silhouettes" - AVA Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

2008: "Diosas de Luna Llena" - Gallery Miraflores Social Club, Lima, Peru.

2009: “Silhuetas de Copacabana” - Exército e Museu Histórico do Forte de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2010: “Clinton Art and Music Festival” (Collective) - Clinton, New York. / “Colors of Peru” (Collective) - Gallery Montcalm, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. / Art fair “Carrousel du Louvre” (Collective) - Paris, France. / “La Bodeguita” Tapas Bar -  Sevilla, Spain.

2011: “Dreamings and Abstractions” - Gallery Urban Headquarters, Utica, New York. / “Matices de Latinoamerica” (Collective) - UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico), Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. / “Art for Water” (Collective) -  Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, Ottawa, Canada. / “Latin American Art Christmas Exhibition” (Collective) - Saint Brigid´s Center for art and humanities, Ottawa, Canada.

2012: “Imágenes de Latinoamerica” (Collective) - Carrier Gallery of Columbus Centre Village, Toronto, Canada.

2013: “Latinoamerican Art Exhibition” (Collective) -  Saint Brigid´s Center for art and humanities, Ottawa, Canada.

2014: “Enchanted Colors” - Lee Matassi Gallery, Ottawa, Canada. / “Nuit Blanche” (Collective) - Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Canada.

2015: “Enigmatic Colors of Peru” – American Place Gallery, Hartford Public Library, Connecticut, U.S.A. / “Atmosphere of Dreams” – Bluebird Coffee Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.

2016: “Unidos en Arte y Cultura”, Latinoamerican Solidarity Event (Collective) – Davenport, Perth Community Centre, Toronto, Canada.

2017: “The 6th Annual Event Andean Flavors & Alpaca Fashion Show”, Toronto, Canada / “Latin America Design Business Event”, organized by The Peruvian Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Toronto, Canada.

2018: “Fascinating Peru”, Toronto City Hall, Toronto, Canada / “Hispania” organized by The Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club, Colborne Art Gallery, Colborne, Ontario, Canada.

2019: “Religion and Immigration”, organized by The Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club, Colborne Art Gallery, Colborne, Ontario, Canada.

2020: “Colores de Latinoamerica ‘20”, Sunfest Fourteenth Annual Visual Art Exhibition, TAP Centre for Creativity, London, Ontario, Canada / “Our Voyage: Family, Bonds and Belongings”, Virtual Exhibition organized by The Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.

2021: Exhibition “Jose Sabogal”, celebrating the bicentennial of the independence of Peru, Consulate General of Peru in Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

2022: 14th Annual Oxford Studio Tour, participation at Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre, Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada.

He also has sold works in France, Switzerland, Chile and the United States.


Aditional Information:

TEACHING POSITIONS

-  “LA SALLE” SCHOOL – LIMA. PERU

Professor of Art Education and painting workshop / January-  December 2007


AWARDS

-  The Corrie Gibson Memorial Study Scholarship, June 2013

- The Ted Marshall Memorial Scholarship, November 2013

- The Justine Bromiley Memorial Scholarship, June 2014


WEBSITES

- cesarmorriss.artstation.com

- facebook/cesarmorrissartist