Exhibitions & awards

Exhibitions

2016 Nov. —  Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Westmount, Quebec. Art for a good cause: a selection of Morrie Rohrlick’s vibrant paintings and drawings were featured at a group show to raise money for charity.

2016 June — Club Sportif MAA, Montreal, Quebec. “A Colourful Life: Paintings by Morrie Rohrlick.” Major solo retrospective exhibition.

2014 Aug. — 25th Anniversary Art Exhibit, Visual Arts Centre, McClure Gallery, Westmount, Quebec. Group exhibition.

2014 Aug. — Festival des Arts de Saint-Saveur,  Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec. Group exhibition.

2006 Jan. — Masterworks Gallery, Hilton Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. “A Western View.” Solo exhibition.

2004 Dec. — Schliefer-Morris Galleries, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia. “The Draw of Drawing.” Solo exhibition.

2003 Oct. — La Galérie 1637, Sherbrooke St.W. , Montreal, Quebec. Solo retrospective exhibition.

2001 May — Joy Taylor Gallery, Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, California. Solo exhibition.

2001 Feb. — Casa Luna Galleries, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Major solo exhibition.

2000 Apr. — Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, Sherbrooke St.W, Montreal, Quebec. Women’s Art Society Exhibition. Best-Of-Show Award.

1999 May — Galerie d’Art Cercle de Pluralisme. “Monet Vu Par Les Artistes Actuels.” Group show.

1999 May — Carré Decarie. AJA’s “Dialogues Montreal.” Group exhibition.

1999 July — John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. “Dialogues Montreal.” Purchase Award. Group show.

1999 Oct. — Galérie Alef, St. Catherine St. W., Montreal, Quebec. “Compact Art.” Group show.

1999 Nov. — Le Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec, Marché Bonsecours, Montreal, Quebec. Group show. Gold medal award.

1999 Mar. — Joy Taylor Gallery, Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, California. Dual exhibit: paintings by Rohrlick, sculptures by Taylor.

1998 Dec. — Pranoto Gallery of Art, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Solo exhibition of coloured drawings.

1998 Nov. — Le Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec, Marché Bonsecours, Montreal, Quebec. Competition/exhibition. Silver medalist.

1998 Oct. — Premiere group exhibition of AJA (Association of Jewish Artists), “Stand Tall,” Montreal, Quebec.

1997 Nov. — Le Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec, Marché Bonsecours, Montreal, Quebec. Competition/exhibition. Gold medalist.

1997 June — Galerie Schorer, Monkland Ave., Montreal, Quebec. “A Series Of Series.” Solo exhibition.

1996 Sept. — By invitation only, Montreal, Quebec. “Pendulous Pears Etcetera.” Solo exhibition.

1996 Apr. — Pranato Gallery of Art, Bali, Indonesia. “New Beginnings.” Group exhibition.

1994-95 — From Sept. 1994 to July 1994 the artist travelled extensively in the South Pacific, Far East, Southeast Asia, India, and Eastern and Western Europe, producing artworks and research during this period.

1993 Nov. — Concordia University’s Fine Arts Faculty, Montreal, Quebec. Professor’s Exhibition. Group exhibition.

1993 Nov. — Exhibition of Canadian Jewish Artists, Grand Ballroom, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec. Group exhibition.

1993 Jan. — The Barbara Silverberg Gallery, Greene Ave., Montreal, Quebec. “Professors’ Choice.” Group show.

1992 Nov. — Invitational Exhibition of Canadian Art, Tudor Hall, Ogilvie’s, Montreal, Quebec. Group show.

1992 Nov. — Hadassah/WIZO 34th Annual Auction of Canadian Art, Four Seasons Hotel, Montreal, Quebec. Group show.

1992 Oct. — Westend Gallery, Westmount, Quebec. “Artist’s Choice” exhibition. Group show.

1991 Feb. — Ariel Gallery, New York, New York. “Four Artists: New Visions.” Group show.

1990 Nov. — Salon d’Ouevres Sur Papier et d’Estampes de Montréal. International juried exhibition. Group show.

1990 Nov. — Hadassah/WIZO Annual Auction of Canadian Art, Four Seasons Hotel, Montreal, Quebec. Group show.

1990 Oct. — Salon de Peinture de Montréal. Juried exhibition of American and Canadian contemporary art at Galérie Art-Jeunesse, Wolfe St., Montreal, Quebec. Group show

1989 Nov. — Concordia University’s Fine Arts Exhibition, Concordia Art Galleries, Boul. De Maisonneuve, Montreal, Quebec. Group show

1989 Nov. — Hadassah/WIZO 33rd Annual Auction of Canadian Art, Four Seasons Hotel, Montreal, Quebec. Group show

1989 Aug. — Gallery of Vibrant Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Major solo exhibition of 36 paintings.

1989 Apr. — Gallery Timothy Roberts, Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec. Major solo exhibition. Sellout.

1988 May — Musée National de Beaux Arts de Québec, Quebec City, Quebec. “Recent Acquisitions.” Group show.

1988 May — Gallery Timothy Roberts, Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec. Solo exhibition.

1986 Oct. — Gallery Timothy Roberts, Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec. Solo exhibition.

1985 Mar. — Concordia University Faculty of Fine Arts Biennale, Montreal, Quebec. Group exhibition.

1983 Apr. — Concordia University Fine Arts Faculty, Montreal, Quebec. Group exhibition.

1982 May — Don Stewart Gallery, Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec. Solo exhibition: “Celestial Navigations.”

1981 Oct. — Don Stewart Gallery, Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec, Solo exhibition: “New Works.”

1981 Oct. — Exposition Internationale d’Antwerpe, Belgium. Group exhibition.

1981 Apr. — Vehicule Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec. “Brain Mail Art” international group exhibition.

1981 Apr. — Concordia University Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Montreal, Quebec. Group exhibition.

1980 Sept. — McGill University Alumni Artists Exhibition, Montreal, Quebec. Group exhibition.

1979 Oct. — Concordia University’s Fine Arts Biennale, Sir George Williams University, Montreal, Quebec. Group exhibition.

1976 Nov. — Sir George Williams University’s Faculty of Arts 4th Biennale, Montreal, Quebec. Group exhibition.

1976 Apr. — Fourpenny Gallery (Leonard Cohen, prop.), Crescent St., Montreal, Quebec. Solo exhibition.

1975 Oct. — Sir George Williams University Art Galleries, Montreal, Quebec. Graduates’ exhibition.

1975 May — Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec. Spring juried exhibition.

1973 May — Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec. Spring juried exhibition.

1969 Feb.-Nov. — Royal Canadian Academy Annual Juried Exhibition, Canadian tour.

1968 Oct. — Galérie Studio 23, Crescent St., Montreal, Quebec. Solo exhibition.

In addition to a number of solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Southeast Asia and Mexico, the artist’s works are represented in the Musée national de beaux-arts du Québec collection, formerly in the Montreal Museum’s Fine Arts Rental & Sales collection, the Holt Renfrew art collection in Canada, the Zayre’s collection in Massachusetts, as well as private collections in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Boston, Bermuda, New Orleans, Pennsylvania, Naples, Florida, Los Angeles, Stowe, Vermont, Los Alamos, New Mexico, Bali, Indonesia, and in London, England.

Honours and Awards

In April 2000 the artist received the Best-Of-Show Award in the Women’s Art Society at the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery on Sherbrooke St. in Montreal.

In December 1999 the artist was awarded the Silver Medal for painting in the Le Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec’s annual competition/exhibition, the 4th consecutive year that Morrie Rohrlick was so honoured by that organization.

In November 1998 the artist was awarded the prestigious trophy for representational painting at the International Gala of Visual Arts’ 15th Annual Competition, Cercle des Artistes, Sculpteurs du Québec.

In December 1997 the artist received the Gold Medal of Honour in the International Gala of Visual Arts 14th Annual Competition.

In November 1996, the artist was awarded the Silver Medal of Honour for Still Life Painting at the 13th International Gala of Visual Arts of the Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec.

In May 1993 the artist received the CUPFA Professional Development Grant, Concordia University, for a month’s study of art research in Turkey.

In January 1989 the artist was the recipient of a Certificate of Excellence Award in the major international competition “Art Horizons New York 1988.” The jurors who selected the winners were Ellen Handy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Ilene Susan Fort of the Los Angeles County Museum, and Walter Robinson, art critic with Art In America magazine.

In July 1989 the artist was the winner of a Certificate of Excellent Award for Outstanding Achievement in Still Life in the international art competition “Artitudes New York 1989.” Jurors were from America’s leading museums.

Purchase award in 1988 in the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec’s competition.

McGill University: Magna Cum Laude (with great distinction) awarded with undergraduate degree.

Concordia University: Honours awarded with Master’s Degree in Fine Art.

Publications

1995 — A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Vol. 7, by Colin MacDonald. Publishers: Canadian Paperbacks, pp. 255-56.

1994 — Alimage (Analyse logique de l’image), an innovative instructional computer program for the analysis of works of art for use at the college and university levels, devised under the auspices of the Province of Québec’s Ministry of Higher Education. The 33 international works of art included were selected from the collection of the Musée National De Beaux Arts De Québec, le Musée d’Art Contemporain, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Morrie Rohrlick is one of the contemporary Canadian artists whose works are included in the program.

1992 Apr. — American Artist magazine’s “Watercolor ’92” Spring 1992 issue, pp. 100-05, 130. The illustrated article, entitled “Handling Acrylics Like Transparent Watercolors,” analyzes several selected paintings by the artist.

1991 Feb. — Manhattan Arts Magazine, New York, New York, p. 19. Review of the artist’s Ariel Gallery exhibit in New York, New York.

1989 Sept. — The Santa Fean Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 8, New Mexico. “Morrie Rohrlick, Artist,” pp. 62-65. Profile article of the artist with four coloured illustrations of his work.

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