Victoria Morton in-conversation with William Feaver
Victoria Morton’s art practice has encompassed painting, sculptural assemblages, photography, and sound. Her recent paintings vary in scale, opacity, colour and spatiality, each distinctly painted composition has been developed with a degree of intricacy and intuition. Influenced by musical composition, colour perception, everyday life alongside personal narratives, historical and cultural references, Morton’s works explore a continuously unfolding visual, spatial and psychological experience.
Victoria Morton (b. 1971, Glasgow) lives and works in Glasgow and has a studio in Fossombrone, Italy. She studied painting followed by a mixed media MFA at Glasgow School of Art during 1989-1995. In the late 1990’s Morton made collaborative installation, film and performance with Elizabeth Go. In 2009 she was artist in residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston and went on to make the inaugural exhibition of the Renzo Piano designed contemporary gallery. Morton was a member of the art/music group Muscles of Joy until 2014. As a solo artist, painting remains at the centre of her practice. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Spoken Yeah’s From a Distance’ at Sadie Coles HQ, London (2016); ‘Mouth Wave’ at Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo (2014) and Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2010).