Brian J Morrison’s practice is built on an engagement with the social theory of heteronormative masculinity and aims to offer a critical enquiry into the hegemonic forces that instill regressive gender codes. Primarily using appropriated, gender encoded, advertising imagery, he creates works that relate to the actions, motions and rituals of extreme bodybuilding.
Brian J Morrison was born in Belfast 1980 and now lives and works in Birmingham. He has made solo exhibitions No Pain No Gain!!! at Supercollider, Blackpool in 2014, and Ripped Chiseled Rock Hard, as part of The Belfast Photography Festival in 2013. He teaches on the BA (Hons) and MA Photography at the University of Central Lancashire.
Taking place at Standpoint Gallery, London, Standpoint Futures Residencies are for emerging/mid career artists, designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants. The residency's chief aims are to provide high quality, individualized opportunities to develop the artist's practice and career, and to integrate London and the regional UK art world to promote access and the exchange of ideas.
Standpoint Futures 2015 includes Zoe Williams (Scotland), Collette Rayner (Fenton Arts Trust), Thomas Goddard (Wales), Brian J Morrison (England)