Robert Morrison has been a professor, teaching sculpture, at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1968.
From the early 1960s, Morrison has exhibited his sculpture widely throughout the Western states and especially in Nevada and California. The artist puts emphasis on the formal rather than the spiritual aspects of space perception. Starting in the late 1980s, Morrison began to draw upon art history and rock 'n' roll in his sculptural imagery as a means of keeping a distance between himself and his content.
Using materials such as steel, metal shields and copper wires, Morrison is able to create layers in his work and to emphasize process, as well as form. By doing so, he invents a sense of drama and emotion from his artistic sources.