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Welcome to Star Dog Studio and the art of John Morse

New work, gallery and studio updates and upcoming events


Upcoming Events


Art on 5th, Austin TX

Solo Show Opening November 12th, 7-9 pm

Following last year's successful show at Art on 5th, John Morse will be returning to Austin in November for another solo event. Details here!

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Kai Lin Art, Atlanta GA

Group Show Opening October 21st, 7-10 pm

Among the works featured in the Kai Lin Art October group show, will be several large prints of John Morse collage including a portrait of Muhamed Ali, the American Flag and his take on Van Gogh's unnamed skull with a burning cigarette.

Ali Portrait

Muhammad Ali, 2015, found paper collage, 40" x 50"


Latest Piece

Carmel Beach, 2016

Carmel Beach 2016, found paper collage, 17x14"


Recent Events

"Art To The Rescue", benefitting the "Tiny Tim Rescue Fund".

A successful evening raisling money for a worthy charity at Marlborough Gallery, New York, on April 15th. A print of John Morse's "Sprite Flag" was auctioned.

John Morse and Sprite Flag



Recent Work


The New Blocks, 2016, interactive photo sculpture



Angel Hair Flag

Untitled (angel hair flag), 2015, found paper collage, 36x24"

For more collage works, click here and here.


Master quilter, Branda Mangum, creates "Next Step through the Colors" based on John Morse design

Quilt Man

Branda Mangum Next Step through the Colors, 2015, quilted fabric, 8x8ft

The art of Branda Mangum, a master quilter based in Northern Florida, was exhibited in 2010 at Wm Turner gallery in Atlanta in the "Surrealist Next Door," curated by Morse. Soon afterwards, he and Mangum began collaborating on a new work based on a design by Morse but entirely left to the interpretation and execution of Mangum. The result pulls together a composition of 784 four-inch cloth squares bespeaking the color spectrum overlaid with a "pedestrian crossing" appliqué of black and white squares that echo the hues and values of the background colors.


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