NEW YORK, NY, July 17, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert C. Morgan, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Morgan celebrates many years' experience as a professional advocate in the field of contemporary art. He is noted for his scholarly and educational achievements in studio art, art criticism, the history of art, and his curatorial practice.
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Among his various accomplishments, Robert C. Morgan, Ph.D. is knowledgeable in the history and aesthetics of both Western and Asian art. Morgan has lectured widely, written hundreds of critical essays (translated into twenty languages), published monographs and books, and curated numerous exhibitions. He has written reviews for Art in America, Arts, Art News, Art Press (Paris), Sculpture Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and Hyperallergic. His catalog essays have been commissioned and published by distinguished galleries, such as Gagosian, Pace, Sperone Westwater, Van Doren Waxter, White Cube (London), Kukje (Seoul), Malingue (Hong Kong), and Ink Studio (Beijing).
Since 2010, he has been New York Editor for Asian Art News and World Sculpture News, both published in Hong Kong. Many consider his book, The End of the Art World (Allworth, 1998), a classic in predicting the loss of critical judgment in art and its future direction as a marketing and investment phenomenon. His edited anthologies, Bruce Nauman (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002) and Clement Greenberg: Late Writing (New York: University of Minnesota Press, 2003) attest to Dr. Morgan's extraordinary diversity in analyzing the works of both a major conceptual artist and a legendary critic in the field of modern and contemporary art.
In addition, he has written books and edited anthologies, published by Cambridge University Press, George Braziller, Inc., McFarland & Company, Inc., and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. In 1999, he was awarded the first ARCALE prize for International Art Criticism in Salamanca (Spain), and the same year served on the UNESCO jury at the 48th Biennale di Venezia.
In 2002, he was invited to give the keynote speech in the House of Commons, U.K. on the occasion of Shane Cullen's exhibition celebrating the acceptance of "The Agreement" with Northern Ireland. In 2003, Dr. Morgan was appointed Professor Emeritus in Art History at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and, in 2005, became a Senior Fulbright Scholar in the Republic of Korea. In 2011, he was inducted into the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg; and, in 2016, the Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame, acquired The Robert C, Morgan Collection on Conceptual Art.
Much of his work since the late 1990s has focused on art outside the West with books translated and published in Farsi, Korean, and Chinese. He continues to work with contemporary ink artists in the People's Republic of China on whom he has frequently lectured and written. In addition to ongoing invitations to lecture and curate throughout Europe, Latin America, and many parts of Asia, he has twice been invited to the Islamic Republic of Iran where he has lectured and juried two major exhibitions.
In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Morgan has continued a parallel involvement as an artist (since 1970). Having had numerous exhibitions in past years, including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (1972 and 1974), The Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (1976), the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas (1980), a major survey of his paintings and conceptual works was shown at Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City (2017), which published a scholarly bilingual catalog focusing on Morgan's artistic career.
Educated both as a studio artist (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1975) and aesthetician (New York University, School of Education, 1978), Robert C. Morgan continues his critical practice in advocating the significance of contemporary art experientially and independently from imposed marketing restrictions. His mission is to redeem art that appears inextricably bound to our current trans-cultural realities in a global atmosphere where the invincible transmission of information has usurped the importance of how we identify ourselves as human beings.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession within the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Morgan, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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