Victoria Morton

Born 1971, Glasgow; Lives in Glasgow.


1995 MFA, Glasgow School of Art
1993 BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting, Glasgow School of Art

Current & Forthcoming

2024 ‘Vetrina’, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

Solo Exhibitions

2023 ‘Double Shuffle’, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (with Merlin James)
  ‘A Warm Articulation’, Nino Mier, Los Angeles
2021 ‘SLEEP LINE’, The Modern Institute, Aird's Lane Bricks Space
  ‘Pedal Point’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2019 ‘Treat Fever with Fever’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2016 ‘My Mother Was A Reeler’, Etro, London
  ‘Spoken Yeahs From A Distance’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2014 The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  Upstairs at The Modern Institute Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Mouth Wave’, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo
2012 Il Capricorno, Venice, Il Capricorno, Venice
  ‘Tapestry (RADIO ON)’, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (Inaugural Exhibition)
2011 ‘Her Guitars’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  Independent, New York (Solo Project)
  Sadie Coles HQ, London
2010 Inverleith House, Edinburgh
2008 ‘ba Ba ba’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2007 ‘Sun By Ear’, Tramway, Glasgow (with Katy Dove)
2005 The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2004 ‘Curiosity Action Crowd’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Sadie Coles HQ, London
2003 ‘Blue Dog Tooth’, Il Capricorno, Venice
  ‘Careless Freedom’, Roma Roma Roma, Rome
2002 ‘Night Geometry’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  ‘Plus and Minus’, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Pleasure & Practice’, Transmission, Glasgow (basement project)
2000 Galerie Enja Wonneberger, Kiel
  Sadie Coles HQ, London
1999 ‘DECAPODA’, The Changing Room, Stirling
  The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
1997 ‘Dirty Burning’, 33 Great Sutton Street, London
  Gallery TRE, Stockholm
1996 ‘Out of The Web’, Fringe Gallery, Glasgow
  The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
  Transmission, Glasgow
1995 Wilkes, Glasgow

Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘Rupture, Rapture: Womxn in Collage’, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow
  ‘I've never met anyone quite like you before.’, Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow
2022 ‘Sabrina’, Sim Smith, London
  ‘Painters Paint Paintings: LA Version’, Nino Mier, Los Angeles
  ‘Abstraction Now’, The Corn Hall, Diss
  ‘Off the Beaten Track’, Baton Gallery, Seoul
  ‘International Women’s Day Exhibition’, The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Glasgow
  ‘Rhythm Repeater’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2021 ‘I Know Where I'm Going - Who Can I Be Now’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2020 ‘Fieldwork’, 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow
2019 ‘Sipgate Shows Brexit: Mail Art from a Small Island’, Sipgate, Düsseldorf
  ‘Du coq à l’âne’, Le Bel Ordinaire
2018 ‘unintelligible truths’, A-M-G5, Glasgow
  ‘What You Do, I Like’, Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath
  ‘Foundation Painting Show’, British Heart Foundation, Glasgow (As part of Glasgow International 2018)
  ‘Surface Work’, Victoria Miro, London
  ‘Artists who make music Musicians who make art’, Queen’s Park Railway Club, Glasgow
2017 ‘From Pablo Picasso to Robert Rauschenberg’, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
2016 ‘Out of the Frame: Scottish Abstraction’, The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum, Dundee
  ‘I still believe in miracles’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
  ‘The Appearance’, Galerie Born Berlin, Berlin
2015 ‘CONTINUUM’, Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath
  ‘Devils in the Making’, GOMA, Glasgow
2014 ‘GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
  ‘That Petrol Emotion’, Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut
2013 ‘40/40’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
  ‘A Picture Show’, GOMA, Glasgow
2012 ‘Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow Since WWII’, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
  ‘Chromatropic Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Rose Kallal, Victoria Morton’, The Hidden Noise, Glasgow
2010 ‘Every Night I go to Sleep’, Modern Art, London
  ‘12 Artists at Fairfield’, Fairfield Shipyard Drawing Rooms, Glasgow
  ‘Our TV, film reel’, Studio Warehouse, Glasgow
2009 ‘Artist in Residence’, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
  ‘Directions’, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia
2006 ‘Gastrophoria’, Pumphouse Gallery, London
2004 ‘Glasgow In Viaggio’, Museo Corta Alta, Fossombrone
  ‘Edge of the Real’, Whitechapel, London
2003 ‘Love Over Gold’, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
  ‘Contemporary Abstraction’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
  ‘Matisse and Beyond’, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
  ‘Inaugural Group Exhibition’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  ‘Painting Not Painting’, Tate St Ives, Cornwall
2002 ‘Half the World Away’, Hallwalls CAC, Buffalo
  ‘New’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
  ‘My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love’, Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen
  ‘Painted, Printed & Produced in Great Britain’, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills
  Roma Roma Roma, Rome
2001 ‘Pippo’, Lloyd Jerome Gallery, Glasgow
  ‘Casino 2001’, S.M.A.K., Ghent
  ‘Studio International’, The Hydra Workshop, Hydra
  ‘One for One’, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (Circles project; with Elizabeth Go)
  ‘Circles 4 One Fo(u)r One’, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (with Elizabeth Go)
  ‘Here and Now: Scottish Art 1990-2001’, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee; Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
2000 ‘Surface’, An Tuireann Art Centre, Skye
  ‘Tecknigar’, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm
  Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills
  ‘In Glass Loopholes’, Intermedia, Glasgow
  ‘Film Club’ (with Elizabeth Go; curated by Scott Myles)
  ‘Film Club 2’, Vilma Gold, London (with Elizabeth Go; curated by David Thorpe)
1999 ‘The Queen is Dead’, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow, Anti War - You Take it From my Heart’, Transmission, Glasgow (with Elizabeth Go)
  ‘Love, Speed, Thrills’, Manchester Metropolitan University (with Elizabeth Go)
1998 ‘Hardline’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
  ‘Monoprint’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
  ‘Reverend Todd's Full House’, Grassy Knoll Productions, Belfast
  ‘Select’, The Crawford Arts Centre, St. Andrews
  ‘Tronway Arts Centre’, Transmission, Glasgow
  ‘Slant 6’, Jacob Javits Center, New York
  ‘Floatina Happiness’, Tramway, Glasgow (Host; with Elizabeth Go)
1997 ‘Stepping Up’, 33 Great Sutton Street, London
  ‘Group Show’, Free Gallery, Glasgow
  ‘Art '97’, London Art Fair, London (with Transmission and Andrew Mummery)
  ‘Evel Machines’, Street Net Project, New York
  ‘Intelligible Lies’, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh
  ‘Glasgow Art Fair’, Glasgow (with Transmission Gallery)
  ‘Hit ‘em With This Antoinette’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast (Elizabeth go performance at Satellite City)
  ‘You Show Me The DF Every Night You Show Me The DF You Show Me’, NGCA, Sunderland (Elizabeth go performance at Connected)
1996 ‘Loaded: A Contemporary View of British Painting’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
  ‘Art '96’, London Art Fair, London (with Andrew Mummery)
  ‘Satellite’, Travelling Gallery, throughout Scotland
  ‘Smart Show’, Stockholm (with Transmission Gallery)
  ‘Stepping Out’, 33 Great Sutton Street, London
  ‘insanestupidphatfuctpervert’, Concrete Skates, Glasgow (Touring exhibition. Touring to Cubitt, London)
  ‘Art for People’, Transmission, Glasgow
1995 ‘SBC European Art Exhibition’, Smith Gallery, London/Paris
  ‘New Rose Hotel’, Transmission, Glasgow
  ‘Swarm’, Travelling Gallery, throughout Scotland
  ‘30 Secs + Title’, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1994 ‘New Art in Scotland’, CCA, Glasgow and Aberdeen City Art Gallery
  ‘Modern Art’, Transmission, Glasgow
1993 ‘In A Still Climate’, Newberry Gallery, Glasgow




2021 ‘Antiphonic Waves’, Royal College of Music, London



2023 ‘Merlin James and Victoria Morton’, Bomb Magazine, 164 01/06/2023
2021 Knoche, Mira : ‘Humming between Harmony and Dissonance’, Bella Caledonia, 07/03/2021
2020 Younes, Nadia : ‘Luke Fowler and Vikki Morton introduce Sotto Voce’, The Skinny, 02/11/2020
2010 ‘Katy Dove & Victoria Morton’, Map, 21 02/2010
  ‘Katy Dove & Victoria Morton’, Map, 21 2010
2005 Mark Rappolt: ‘Victoria Morton’, Modern Painters, 11/11/2005
  Rappolt, Mark: ‘Victoria Morton’, Modern Painters, 11/2005
2004 JJ Charlesworth: ‘Art & Beauty’, Art Monthly, 279 09/2004
  Charlesworth, JJ: ‘Art & Beauty’, Art Monthly, Number 279 09/2004
2003 Herbert, Martin: ‘The Vortex’, Frieze, Issue 76 06/2003
1999 Mahoney, Elisabeth: ‘Flower Powered’, The Scotsman, 29/05/1999
1998 Rothschild, Eva: ‘I am you as you are me as he is she as we are all together’, Make, Issue 80 31/05/1998

Exhibition Reviews

2019 Sutherland, Calum: ‘Victoria Morton’, Artforum, 04/2019
  Mansfield, Susan: ‘Art reviews: Sometimes I disappear at the Ingleby Gallery | Victoria Morton at the Modern Institute | Emmie McLuskey at Collective’, The Scotsman, 20/02/2019
2016 ‘.Plant Perfect’, .Cent , 13/10/2016
  Ndebele, Senzeni Kristina: ‘Etro X Victoria Morton’, Shift London, 07/10/2016
  Neel, Julia: ‘Etro, Thomas Tait host parties as Frieze opens in London’, wwd, 06/10/2016
2015 Benschop, Jurriaan: ‘Victoria Morton‘, Artforum, 02/2015
  Benmakhlouf, Adam: ‘Victoria Morton‘, The Skinny, 01/2015
2014 ‘Victoria Morton‘, this is tomorrow, 12/2014
2011 Perry, Colin: ‘Victoria Morton‘, Art Review, Issue 50 05/2011
  ‘Victoria Morton’, The Guardian Guide, 05/02/2011
2010 Dove, Katy: ‘Victoria Morton: Hitlist‘, The List, 30/04/2010
  Mansfield, Susan: ‘Art review: Jenny Holzer: Blue Purple Tilt | Victoria Morton‘, Scotsman, 14/04/2010
  ‘Victoria Morton’, this is tomorrow, 02/04/2010
  Cooper, Neil: ‘Review: Victoria Morton‘, The List, 04/2010
  Hogan, Verity: ‘"Explicit abstract realist"‘, Culture 24, 30/03/2010
  Moira, Jeffrey: ‘Art Review: Victoria Morton’, Scotsman, 30/03/2010
  Jeffery, Moira: ‘Musical Chairs’, Scotland on Sunday, 28/03/2010
2008 Sholis, Brian (conversation with the artist): ‘Victoria Morton’, Artforum, 07/2008
2007 Vincent, Martin: ‘Katy Dove and Victoria Morton: Sun by Ear’, Metro, 13/03/2007
  Kennedy, Alexander: ‘Light and Dark‘, The List, 13/03/2007
2005 Mottram, Jack: ‘Victoria Morton‘, The List, 26/05/2005
2004 Herbet, Martin: ‘Victoria Morton‘, Time Out London, 14/04/2004
2003 Dallas, Sorcha: ‘Contemporary Abstraction‘, The List, 31/07/2003
2002 Jeffery, Moira: ‘Portrait‘, The Herald, 23/09/2002
2001 Staple, Polly: ‘Victoria Morton‘, Make, Issue 91 03/2001
  Coomer, Martin: ‘Victoria Morton‘, Time Out London, 10/01/2001
  Jones, Jonathon: ‘Victoria Morton‘, The Guardian, 08/01/2001
1999 Mahoney, Elisabeth: ‘Flipside of the Ethereal‘, The Guardian, 16/06/1999
  Mahoney, Elisabeth: ‘The Queen is Dead’, Untitled, 1999
  Bird, Nicky: ‘The Queen is Dead’, Art Monthly, 1999


2016 Mouth Wave, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo
2015 Victoria Morton: Tapestry {Radio On}, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
1996 Wilkes, Cathy, (interview), Red Eyes, The Pier Arts Centre Orkney/ Transmission, Orkney/Glasgow

Exhibition Publications

2011 Victoria Morton, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
2005 Victoria Morton, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
2002 My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen
  Victoria Morton, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 Here and Now: Scottish Art 1990-2000, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
  Studio International, Hydra Worskshop, Hydra
1999 DECAPOCA, The Changing Room, Stirling
1994 New Art in Scotland, CCA, Glasgow