About the Artist

John Mors has been making sculpture for over 30 years. He graduated from the architecture school of the University of Sydney, Australia and subsequently studied sculpture at the Tom Bass School of Sculpture and at East Sydney Technical College. He relocated to the USA in 1985, where he studied at the Corcoran School of Art. In 1990, he received the degree of MFA from George Washington University, Washington, DC. He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, the artist Theresa Martin, and his sculpture loving cat.

 


 

Born Sydney, Australia.

U.S. Residency (“Green Card”). 1988.

Dual Australian and U.S.A. Citizenship. 2002.

 

Formal Education

1990                MFA Sculpture, (4.0/4.0 GPA),  George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

                        David Lloyd Kreeger Prize in Sculpture (1989,1990).

                        Alfred E. Steck Memorial Prize in Sculpture.

                        University Fellowship.

                        Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

1987                Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C.

1986                The Art League School, Alexandria, Virginia.

1980                Stanley Street School of Art and Craft, Adelaide, Australia.

                        East Sydney Technical College (formerly National Art School),  Sydney, Australia.

1978                Oxy-acetylene Welding course, Sydney, Australia.

1974-5            Tom Bass School of Sculpture, Sydney, Australia.

1974                BS (Architecture), The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2016                 Mansion Art Gallery of Rockville, Rockville, MD.

2013                 “Sculpture on the Grounds,” Rockville, Maryland

2012                 “Sculpture on the Grounds,” Rockville, Maryland

2010                 “Sculpture on the Grounds,” Rockville, Maryland

2008                 Solo Exhibition, Mansion Art Gallery of Rockville, Rockville, MD.

                          “Sculpture on the Grounds,” Rockville, Maryland

2006                  25th Annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition,  Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD.

2001 – 2006    Residence of the Australian Ambassador, Washington, DC.

2002 – 2003    The Embassy of Australia, Washington, D.C.

2001                  Solo Exhibition, American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC.

                         Decorators’ Show House at “White Oaks”, Washington, DC.

                         Summer Salon, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA.

                         Inclusion of digital photograph and sculpture image in Visibooks ‘Fireworks 4 for Visual Learners’.

2000                Exhibited “Sculpture on the Grounds,” Rockville, Maryland.

                         Solo Exhibition, Mansion Art Gallery of Rockville, Rockville, MD.

                        “Year 2000, Around the Garden Sculpture Show,” Brookside Gardens, Maryland.

                         Gallery West, Alexandria, VA.

1999                 Exhibited “Sculpture ’99,” Towson University, Maryland.

                         Exhibited “Art in Landscape,”  The Lillian Holt Center for the Arts, Maryland.

                        Exhibited “Sculpture Now. ‘99,” Washington, D.C.

1997                Exhibited “efformSublime,” ArtScene Gallery, The National Press Building, Washington, D.C.

                        Exhibited “ArtScene,” The National Press Building, Washington, D.C.

1996                Four Person Exhibition, Cardinal Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, Maryland.

1995                Exhibited “Sculpture Now. ‘95,” Washington Square Art Program, Washington, D.C.

1994                Exhibited “Across Borders/Sin Fronteras,” The Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States,  Washington,  D.C.

1992                Exhibited at Universal North building, Washington, D.C.

                        Exhibited “Totems,” The Art Barn, Washington, D.C.

1991                Solo Exhibition, Cardinal Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, Maryland.

                        Exhibited “Found Objects,” Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Delaware.

                        Exhibited “Art about Function,” Washington, D.C.

                        Exhibited  “MFA Show,” Dimock Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

1985               Solo Exhibition, Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

1982               Solo Exhibition, Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

 

Non-Formal Education (Travel)

2015              Ravenna, Italy to study late Roman art, and Venice for Biennale and to study Tintoretto, Veronese, Tiepolo and Palladio.

2013                Italy to study Roman and Etruscan art (Rome, Pompeii, Paestum and Tarquinia).

2008               Italy to study Roman and Etruscan art (Rome, Pompeii, Paestum and Tarquinia).

2006               Australian Aboriginal art sites in the Sydney region.

1999                Italy to study Roman and Etruscan art (Rome, Pompeii, Tarquinia and Cerveteri).

1996                Italy to study Italian religious art (Florence and Venice).

1995                Italy to study Italian religious art (Florence, Venice, and Rome).

1992               France (Paris, Brittany (religious calvaries and megaliths), Dordogne (cave paintings)).

Mali, West Africa, with The Center for African Art, New York.

1992                South-west Indian archaeological sites and reservations.

1991                Australian Aboriginal art sites in the Sydney region.

                        France to study French religious sculpture.

1987                Ohio Indian sites (funerary and figurative mounds).

1986                South-west Indian archaeological sites.

                        France.

1985                Relocated to U.S.A.

1982                New Guinea (Highlands and Sepik River).

1978                Australian Aboriginal art sites (Northern Territory, Adelaide, and Perth).

1976                Western Europe (especially France and Spain).

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