Mila Morton
Member of the Hong Kong based Group of Chinese Calligraphers The Legacy of Ink


2011 - 2012    MOSCOW MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART ; Course in Performance Art

2010 - 2011    MOSFILM ; Diploma in Production Design and Storyboard Art
2005 - 2011    MOSCOW  ACADEMICAL UNIVERSITY OF ART ; M.A. in Painting

2000 - 2005    ASTRAKHAN COLLEGE OF ART, Faculty of Painting


Lives and works in London and Hong Kong



No new thing under the sun (an introduction by Mila Morton)


My work is about patterns in the world around us, finding abstractions in the complex and complexity in the apparently simple, and about repetition/universality and singularity/now. 


I grew up on the edge of the Eurasian steppe, where my first views of the world were of the dome of the sky, the curving yet level horizon and the flatness of the desert. At art school in Moscow and living in Asia, I have studied cave paintings, icons, the Russian realist painters and the Asian landscape tradition, and my work is another manifestation of their truth: that representation is always multi-layered, incomplete but in its own way having meaning.  


At the same time, I love the physicality of technique, from mosaic to painting to film and the new world of electronic images, I am always exploring new methods to address the age-old questions of art and of life as expressed by art.


The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again. All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. - Ecclesiastes 1:6





2011           EARTH AND WATER, Domjour, Moscow, Russia
2006           SOLO SHOW, Central Exhibition Hall, Astrakhan, Russia
2018           All Too Human, Michael Goedhuis Gallery, Boston MA 02116, United States
2018           THE LEGACY OF INK, Cultural Arts Centre Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong
2018           SUMMER RESIDENCY, The Koppel Project Hive Gallery, London UK
2017           PLACE WHERE THE ARE NO DREAMS, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia 

2017           THE BEATING ART OF SAI YING PUN; Geneyclee Gallery, Hong Kong 

2016           MOST EXHIBITION AND AUCTION;  Krasnodar Region Museum of Art, Krasnodar, Russia

2015           DISCOVERIES; Jewish Museum & Tolerance Centre, Moscow, Russia 

2009           POET AND ARTIST; The Gallery On Solyanka, Moscow, Russia

2009           HEIRS OF THE MASTERS ;  The Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia

2008           YOUNG ARTISTS OF RUSSIA;  State Vysotsky Museum, Moscow, Russia      

2007           CITIES OF RUSSIA;  British Embassy, Moscow, Russia

2007           ARTISTS UNION OF MOSCOW;  Begovaya Exhibition Center, Moscow, Russia

2006           ARTISTS UNION OF ASTRAKHAN ;  Astrakhan State Museum of Art, Astrakhan. Russia

2005           DIOCESE OF ASTRAKHAN; Central Exhibition Hall, Astrakhan, Russia