Morgan Chickering’s paintings evoke his great appreciation for ancient Roman art, the coloristic painting era in Venice, and the new art from Paris. He prepares his paintings by drawing Roman architecture and/or sculpture, capturing their symmetry. As arches and columns are abstracted, these drawings dictate the composition of his brightly colored canvas. Through his use of primary colors and abstracted shapes, Chickering hopes to create his own shapes, movement, and form and to pay homage to a great artistic tradition that is integral to our society.
Chickering received a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and a MFA in painting from Boston University School of Fine Arts. The artist’s work has been reviewed in The Boston Globe, Art New England, and The Boston Ledger. He has exhibited at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, the Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, MA, and the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, among other institutions.