Assistant Professor: Photography

Biography

John Morris is an artist currently residing just south of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and often times collaborator Christina Ayala. He holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA from the University of Georgia. Morris enjoys working in a variety of mediums, including photography, drawing, and sculpture, with the central themes in his work usually stemming from his interest in contemporary pop culture and the desire to initiate discussions on craft, and the participation of the viewer, in the art making process, to questions concerning representation. Over the last decade he has exhibited extensively throughout the US and he has also exhibited abroad, most recently at the CICA Museum in South Korea. His work was recently included in the book “Cosa Mentale: Art et tlpathie au XXe sicle” the catalog accompanying the exhibit at the Pompidou Metz in France of the same name. You may also find his work in The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program in New York City. John Morris is serving as an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of West Georgia.

Education / Degrees

  • B.F.A., Bachelors of Fine Art, University of Georgia, 1998
  • M.F.A., Masters of Fine Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2001
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Summer 2020 Sections

    • ART-4985 (Special Topics Image/Narrative) Section: E02

    Spring 2020 Sections

    • ART-3701 (Intro to Photography) Section: 02
    • ART-4007 (Digital Media For Artist) Section: 01
    • ART-4706 (Advanced Photography Studio) Section: 01
    • ART-4706 (Advanced Photography Studio) Section: 02

    Fall 2019 Sections

    • ART-3700 (Survey of Photography) Section: 01
    • ART-3701 (Intro to Photography) Section: 01
    • ART-4706 (Advanced Photography Studio) Section: 01

    Summer 2019 Sections

    • ART-4078 (Junior Review) Section: 01
    • ART-4985 (Special Topics:Art/Dsgn Studio) Section: 02
    • ART-4985 (Special Topics Image & Narratv) Section: 03
    • ART-4985 (Special Topics:Art/Dsgn IndSty) Section: 07
    • ART-4998 (Sr Capstone Experience I) Section: 01
    • ART-4999 (Senior Capstone Exp II) Section: 01

    Spring 2019 Sections

    • ART-3703 (Digital Imaging) Section: 02
    • ART-4706 (Advanced Photography Studio) Section: 01
    • ART-4708 (Exp Prac in Lens-Based Media) Section: 01

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • ART-3701 (Photography I) Section: 01
    • ART-3701 (Photography I) Section: 02
    • ART-3702 (Photography II) Section: 01

    Spring 2018 Sections

    • ART-3703 (Photography III) Section: 02
    • ART-4007 (Digital Media For Artist) Section: 01
    • ART-4706 (Advanced Photography Studio) Section: 01
    • ART-4998 (Sr Capstone Experience I) Section: 01
    • ART-4999 (Senior Capstone Exp II) Section: 01

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • ART-3702 (Photography II) Section: 01
    • ART-4078 (Junior Review) Section: 01
    • ART-4705 (History of Photography) Section: 01
    • ART-4706 (Advanced Photography Studio) Section: 01
    • ART-4999 (Senior Capstone Exp II) Section: 01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • ART-3701 (Photography I) Section: 02
    • ART-3703 (Photography III) Section: 02
    • ART-4706 (Advanced Photography Studio) Section: 01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • ART-1006 (Design I (2D)) Section: 01
    • ART-3702 (Photography II) Section: 01
    • ART-4705 (History of Photography) Section: 01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • ART-1006 (Design I (2D)) Section: 02
    • ART-3703 (Photography III) Section: 01
    • ART-4706 (Advanced Photography Studio) Section: 01

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • ART-1006 (Design I (2D)) Section: 03
    • ART-3701 (Photography I) Section: 01
    • ART-3703 (Photography III) Section: 01
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