About Keith Morrison

Artist, art educator, curator, art critic, and administrator, Keith Anthony Morrison was born in Jamaica, where he had his childhood education. Morrison studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received both a BFA (1963), and an MFA (1965). Keith Anthony Morrison is a painter, printmaker, educator, art critic, art curator and university administrator. He represented the USA as art critic and cultural envoy to the 2008 Shanghai Biennale. He represented Jamaica in the 2001, Venice Biennale, the world’s most famous and prestigious art exhibition, the only time Jamaica has been represented there. He represented Jamaica in the Caribbean Biennale in Santo Domingo, in 1994. He curated the exhibition, Magical Visions, with work of eight major contemporary African-American artists in 2009. On August 6th, 2017, Morrison was awarded the title Commander in the Order of Distinction by his native country of Jamaica.

Keith Morrison