Visiting Professor in the Humanities
Council and Class of 1932 Fellow in _Visual Arts
Campus Address: 185 Nassau Street, Photography Studio (A05)
Campus Phone: (609) 258-5459
Office Hours: Spring semester
Abelardo Morell was born in Havana,
Cuba in 1948. He immigrated to the United States with his parents
He received a B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1977 and an M.F.A. in
Photography from the Yale University School of Art in 1981.
He has received a number of awards and grants,
which include a Cintas grant in 1992 and a Guggenheim fellowship
His work has been collected and shown in many galleries,
institutions and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the
Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Art Museum in
New York, the Chicago Art Institute, the San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art, the Houston
Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Victoria & Albert
Museum and over forty other museums in the United States and abroad.
is represented by Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY.
His publications include
a photographic illustration of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
(1998) by Dutton Children's Books, A Camera in a Room (1995) by
Smithsonian Press, A Book of Books (2002), a publication of Morell's
photographs of books, introduced by Nicholson Baker and published
by Bulfinch Press. Bulfinch Press has also published, Camera Obscura
(2004), featuring sixty of Morell's camera obscura photographs
and introduced by Luc Sante. Most recently, Phaidon Press released
Abelardo Morell (2005), a retrospective work featuring 105 photographs
and introduced by Richard Woodward.
Currently, filmmaker Allie Humenuk is creating Out of Place, an
in-depth documentary film about Morell's work and experience as
The Frost Art Museum in Miami has organized a traveling exhibition
of the show Vision Revealed: Selections from the work of Abelardo
Morell, beginning in May, 2006 and showing in Brazil, Chile, Argentina
Mexico. A large retrospective traveling exhibition organized by
Tf Editores, Madrid of Morell's work premiered in Malaga, June
2006. This exhibition will go to four other major cities in Spain.
Morell is a professor of art at the Massachusetts College of Art
in Boston, MA. He lives in Brookline, MA, with his wife Lisa McElaney,
a filmmaker, and his children Laura and Brady.
works of art represented:
1. Camera Obscura Image of
Santa Maria della Salute in Palazzo Bedroom. Venice, Italy,(B&W),
2. Six Dictionaries, 2000
3. Flashlight and Salt:
Photogram on Film, 2006
More information on his publications, upcoming exhibitions, articles
representation can be viewed at