Position Professor of Art Area Chair of Drawing and Painting Academic Area Drawing and Painting Office Hours By Appointment Only Location Lamar Dodd School of Art, Main Building | Room S386 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Research Focus Figurative art, fluidity of identity, the uncanny valley, surveillance and voyeurism, spectatorship, elevation of the mundane, fractured narrative, transparency and translucency, spatiality, fictionalized space, reframing and reorganization of memories, semiotic dissonance. Margaret Morrison is an American realist and surrealist artist who is best known for her highly detailed still-life and figurative paintings. Morrison has been recently pursuing an inspiration that came from the antique markets of Tuscany where tables are spread with sumptuous offerings of silver, crystal, and collectables. Additionally, she completed a new body of figurative works entitled Paradigm Shift in collaboration with the UGA Theater Department. Margaret Morrison received her MFA from the University of Utah in 1988. Morrison has exhibited in museums and institutions around the world such as Art in Embassies in Tel Aviv, Israel; the Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca in Cortona, Italy; the Four Seasons Restaurant in the Seagram Building in New York City; the Maria V. Howard Art Museum in Rocky Mount, North Carolina; the Shelburne Museum of Art in Shelburne, Vermont; the Rockefeller Museum and Art Center in New York; the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia. Morrison’s paintings are included in the traveling exhibition, Highlighting Contemporary Art in Georgia | Picture This, Group, organized by the Georgia Museum of Art and the Lyndon House Arts Center. The paintings traveled to the Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA, June – September, 2022; Illges Gallery at Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, October – November, 2022; Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA, December 2022 – March 2023; LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA, April – July, 2023; Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA, August – October, 2023; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA, November, 2023 – April, 2024. Morrison has also had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York City and has been featured in the New York Times, American Art Collector, ARTnews, Art & Antiques, Smithsonian Magazine, Florida Design, Juxtapoz, Aesthetica Magazine International, WideWalls, Hyperallergic, the Georgia Review, to name a few. She has been represented by Woodward Gallery since 1995 and her work can be found in many public and private collections around the world. Since 2019, Morrison has served as a Regional Juror for the prestigious AXA Art Prize Competition which shines a spotlight on the re-emergence of figurative art in the contemporary art world.