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Artist-in-Residence at Pasadena City College: Abelardo Morell (2012)

Research guide dedicated to the current Pasadena City College Artist-in-Residence, and an overview of past Artists-in-Residence.

PCC Artist-in-Residence 2012: Abelardo Morell


Morell, Abelardo, View of the Brooklyn Bridge in Bedroom. Depicts view of New York City skyline behind Brooklyn Bridge, seen from a large bedroom window with a bed headboard showing before the window

Morell, Abelardo. View of the Brooklyn Bridge in Bedroom. 2009. Color photograph.

Morell, Abelardo, Art History #1, (2012) color photograph. Double exposure depicting art books on shelves

Morell, Abelardo. Art History #1. 2012. Color photograph.

Photographer Abelardo Morell, who is widely recognized for his dreamlike images created using a self-designed camera obscura, was the 26th annual Pasadena City College Artist-In-Residence.

Cuban-born, Boston-based Morell is internationally renowned as an innovator in fine art photography. In addition to camera obscura images, the PCC exhibition includes recent works in which Morell focuses his camera on the printed pages of books. Remarkable in both pictorial and conceptual terms, Morell’s images touch on many disciplines, including physics, history, topography and architecture.

Morell has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museum de Arte Moderno, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and dozens of other museums and galleries worldwide. His work is represented in scores of public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Getty Museum; the National Gallery of Canada; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.

Morell has also received numerous awards, including the International Center for Photography Infinity Award and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

Artist in Residence 2012 - Abelardo Morell Lecture

Recommended Web Sites

Abelardo Morell Artist-in-Residence podcast

One in a series of podcasts by Professor Sandra C. Haynes describing the Artist-in-Residence collection of fine art in the PCC Library and Boone Sculpture Garden of Pasadena City College.

"Abelardo Morell... took his first photography course in college, and was hooked..."

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