Marat Morik was born in 1982 in Novosibirsk, Academgorodok. From the young age he developed an interest in painting while visiting art school and looking through art books of the old masters. At the age of six Marat discovered Modigliani – one of the most important artists who had an impact to his art.
Even though he got two higher educations: philology and economics at the Novosibirsk State University, - he always knew that he would connect his life with visual arts. In 1998 after he got access to the internet Marat learned about hip hop culture and got into graffiti, received the skills of spray-painting and began experimenting with fonts.
In the mid-2000s Morik began working with Andrey Berger (Aber). Together they organized different graffiti and street art events including Paint Methods festival which took place in the major cities of Siberia. They also found thematic graffiti agency FGA.
During 2010s he stopped connecting his art with hip hop culture and began experimenting with subjects and techniques, mix abstract and figurative painting, learned modern art trends. He puts work with texture and material, typographic elements in the first place. Besides murals he now makes illustrations, watercolor drawings, paints on canvas.
Marat Morik has exhibitions not only in Russia but also in Europe and in the United States. He collaborates a lot with street art galleries all over the world and frequently participates in big international street art festivals in Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Canada, the USA, China.
2019 Weak Points. Gallery 9B, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
Weak Points. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2016 Balancing Between. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2018 Next Level. MontanaGallery Barcelona and UrbanAct, Barcelona, Spain
Artmossphere Street Art Biennale. Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
Wall Elements. Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2016 Stroke Art Fair. Munich, Germany
2015 Remember Tomorrow. Street Art Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary. 886 Geary Gallery, San Francisco, USA
3rd Annual Exhibition. Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Urban Masters. Hausammann Gallery, Miami, USA
Endangered Species. MYA Gallery, London, UK
Urban Art Biennale. Volklingen Ironworks, Volklingen, Germany
2014 Urbanism: City in my Head. Museum of Moscow/ MSK Eastside Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Tranzit Zone. PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia
Casus Pacis. Street Art Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Major Minority. 1AM Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Rule of Three. Colab Gallery, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Francis Bacon Tribute. Intoxicated Demons Gallery, Berlin, Germany
I Artmossphere Street Art Biennale. ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow, Russia
2019 Beantatuz, Tolosa, Spain
Mesto, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Urvanity, Madrid, Spain
2018 Industrialization in Horsens. Horsens, Denmark
Botwood Fire Department, Botwood, Newfoundland, Canada
Makehistory2018, Samara, Russia
2017 FestiWall, Ragusa, Sicily
2016 Aarhus Art Convention, Aarhus, Denmark
Mural Social Club / Sky Art Foundation, Odessa, Ukraine
2015 Miracle, Longushan Mountains, China
Global Mural Conference, Sherbrooke, Canada
Miami Art Basel, Hausammann Gallery, Miami, USA
2014 Urban Forms, Lodz, Poland
Miami Art Basel, Miami Ad School, Miami, USA