About

Soft focus, vintage game shows and harshly lit hospital rooms provide the pallet for Morey’s drawings, paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations created compulsively in response to social tensions, self-medication and existential frustrations. In his multimedia and increasingly interactive works issues and experiences, both personal and applicable to contemporary society, are presented in a detached and clinical manner. Often, metaphorical surrogates for these subjects are anthropomorphized in order to be dissected and analyzed as part of a therapeutic process enacted to make sense of and deflate them. They are scattered and strewn about as if by the hand of an omnipresent doctor curing and killing specimens using naive medical procedures. The subjects and the environments around them evoke the playfulness of children’s toys and the over-the-top aesthetic of retro television and psychedelia, drizzling an unnervingly cheerful sugarcoating over the tension of each image and installation.

Born in South Florida, Morey received his BFA in Interactive Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art and returned to South Florida where he received the 2014 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship and was named one of the “Ten Broward Visual Artists You Need to Know” in 2016 by the Broward, Palm Beach New Times. Morey lives and exhibits in the South Florida area while curating exhibitions with the acclaimed arts collective Bedlam Lorenz Assembly. He is also a Design Consultant for Young At Art Museum and Studio Manager & Graphic Designer for Broward College’s North Campus. His work has been exhibited at The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, The Projects of FAT Village, in a solo exhibition at 1310 Gallery and at the Young at Art Museum where his commissioned installation FunVision is on view amongst its permanent collection.

Press


Ten Broward Visual Artists You Need to Know

Feburary 25, 2016 – Broward Palm Beach New Times



Sugar Coated Pill: Ben Morey’s Artistic Healing

June 2015 – Cultural Quarterly



2014 Cultural Consortium Fellowship Winners Announced

October 23, 2014 – Sun Sentinel



The Art World Finds A New Home in Broward County

September 30, 2014 – Broward Palm Beach New Times



Those Entering Are Expecting to Be Changed

December 2011 – WeMerge Magazine