Pittsburgh, PA United States – 1964
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1964, Morris earned a bachelor of fine arts degree at Carnege Mellon University in 1986. He began working as an art director in advertising after graduating. He established the Burton Morris Studios in 1990 where he began by making small post-pop icons into large scale paintings.
In 1992 Absolut Vodka selected his artwork to represent Pennsylvania for its pretigious Absolut Statehood campaign. Also during this same year his paintings began to hang on the hit NBC television sitcom Friends.
He has exhibited his work internationally and has shown at the auction gallery Sotheby’s in Amsterdam. The International Olympic Committee selected Morris to produce thirty-six triumphant paintings on the spirit of the Olympic Games which exhibited at the International Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland during the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Morris maintains a studio in Los Angeles, California.