Sarah Morris  (American, 1967) 

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Sarah Morris (American, b.1967) is a British-born painter and filmmaker who lives and works in New York and London. Influenced by Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual Art and architecture and design, most of her large paintings feature abstract geometric forms, representing both the physicality and psychology of cities. Her non-narrative films are focused on the architecture and life of cities. Morris attended Brown and Cambridge Universities, and participated in an independent study program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, from 1989 to 1990. She is well known for her many series based on cities—such as her Los Angeles paintings—and works that depict media and advertising related words painted on canvas. Hornet, a 2010 installation at K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum, Düsseldorf, is one of her most famous works, and Gateway (2010) is a collaboration with the architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, installed at the Gateway School of Science, Queens, New York. In 2000, Morris worked with British Vogue on a photography project, and she has also worked with design partnership M/M Paris on several occasions, creating posters for her films. Aside from curating other artists’ shows, Morris has had solo exhibitions at such prestigious establishments as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, and White Cube, London, and been involved in group shows at the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Center Pompidou in Paris. She holds the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting Award (2001), and was an American Academy Berlin Prize Fellow from 1999 to 2000.

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Sarah Morris, 2028.08 (Rings)

 

Sarah Morris
2028.08 (Rings)
2008
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Sarah Morris, Bonaventure (Los Angeles)

 

Sarah Morris
Bonaventure (Los Angeles)
2004

Galería Javier López
Sarah Morris, Dulles (Capital)

 

Sarah Morris
Dulles (Capital)
2001

Galería Javier López
Sarah Morris, Pools- Carillon (Miami)

 

Sarah Morris
Pools- Carillon (Miami)
2004

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Sarah Morris, 'Art on the Underground: Big Ben [2012]', Gloucester Road Tube Station, London

 

Sarah Morris
'Art on the Underground: Big Ben [2012]', Gloucester Road Tube Station, London
2012

White Cube
Sarah Morris, Beijing

 

Sarah Morris
Beijing
2008

White Cube
Sarah Morris, Double Coil [Knots]

 

Sarah Morris
Double Coil [Knots]
2010

White Cube
Sarah Morris, Big Ben [2032]

 

Sarah Morris
Big Ben [2032]
2012

White Cube
Sarah Morris, Total Lunar Eclipse [Rio]

 

Sarah Morris
Total Lunar Eclipse [Rio]
2012

White Cube
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Sarah Morris, Freemont street experience (2 works)

 

Sarah Morris
Freemont street experience (2 works), 2000
silkscreen

 

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Sarah Morris, Robert Towne

 

Sarah Morris
Robert Towne, 2006
color screenprint w/ UV glaze

 

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Sarah Morris, NRSNGMTZ

 

Sarah Morris
NRSNGMTZ, 1998
gloss household paint on canvas

 

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1967   Born: in Sevenoaks, Kent, England
1989   BA, Brown University, Providence, RI
1989 - 1990   Participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program
1999 - 2000   Recipient, the Philip Morris Award from the American Academy
2001 - 2002   Recipient, the Joan Mitchell Painting Award
2004   Her film Los Angeles, which focuses on celebrity-obsessed culture, is released
2006   Installed the painting Robert Towne on the Lever House’s ground floor ceiling
2008   Her series Oragami and Rings, which both focus on the transformation of Beijing for the Olympics, are released
  Lives and works in New York, NY and London, England
2013   The Inside is on the Outside, Glass House of Lina Bo Bardi, Sao Paulo
2013   As Above, So Below, Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing
2013   Bye Bye Brazil, White Cube Bermondsey, London (solo)
2012   Mechanical Ballet, Musée National Fernand Léger, Biot (solo)
2012   Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002 - 2012, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
2012   A Global Exchange: Geometric Abstraction since 1950, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires
2012   The Feverish Library, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
2012   Cool Britannia, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
2012   Air de Paris Summer Show, Art & Rapy, Monaco
2012   Everything Falls Apart, Artspace Sydney, Sydney
2012   Looking Back for the Future, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich
2012   Rasterfahndung. Das Raster in der Kunst nach 1945, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
2012   How Physical, Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo
2012   Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2012   David Smith/ Sarah Morris/ Ernst Caramelle, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Ohio (group)
2011 - 2012   Erschaute Bauten, Museum für angewandte Kunst ,Wien (group)
2011   Sarah Morris. To Erasing Principles, DIRIMART Istanbul (solo)
2010   Sarah Morris: Clips, KNots, and 1972, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul (solo)
2010   Sarah Morris, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen (solo)
2010   Contemplating the Void - Interventions, Guggenheim Museum, New York (group)
2010   Morality Act I / Act II, Witte de With, Rotterdam (group)
2009   Gemini Dressage, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
2008   Sarah Morris- 1972, Lenbachhaus München (solo)
2008   White Cube, London (solo)
2008   Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (solo)
2007   Sarah Morris, Whitechapel Laboratory, London (solo)
2007   Chinatowns, Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin (solo)
2007   The Towne Index, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris (solo)
2007   Robert Towne, Ring Paintings, and Origami, Fredrich Petzel gallery, New York (solo)
2007   When We Build, Let Us Think That We Build Forever, BALTIC The Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead -UK
2007   Soufflé, eien Massenausstellung, curated by Franz West, Kunstraum, Innsbruck
2007   Perspektiv 07, Lenbachhaus, Munich
2007   Contemporary Galleries Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio
2007   Reflection, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev
2006   A Severe Insult to the Brain, Meyer Kainer gallery, Wien (solo)
2006   Midtown, Milton Keynes gallery, London (solo)
2006   Artist in Focus, program in conjunction with Rotterdam Film Festival, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (solo)
2006   Carbonic Anhydride, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
2006   Busy Going Crazy, La Maison Rouge, Paris
2006   This is America, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
2006   Intouchable, l’idéal transparence, curated by Guillaume Désanges et François Piron, Villa Arson, Nice
2006   All Hawaii Entrées/Lunar Reggae, curated by Philippe Parreno, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2006   Nouvelles acquisitions, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
2005   Ambiance, K21 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf
2005   Big Bang, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2005   Architecture Invisible, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
2005   Present perfect, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
2005   Los Angeles, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (solo)
2005   Los Angeles, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (solo)
2005   Endeavor, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (solo)
2005   Los Angeles, Friedrich Petzel gallery, New York (solo)
2005   To Film a Though in Action, Moderna Musseet, Stockholm (solo)
2005   Los Angeles Drawings, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Köln (solo)
2004   'Treasure Island' Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (group)
2004   'Heißkalt - Sammlung Scharpff' Kunsthalle Hamburg, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (group)
2004   'Bar Nothing' Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (solo)
2004   White Cube, London (solo)
2003   'Lost Weekend' Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (solo)
2003   'Miami - Film Installation' with Darren Almond, Paul Morrison, Craig Kalpalkjian and Haluk Akakçe (solo)
2003   'Adorno-zum 100. Geburtstag' Kunstverein Frankfurt (group)
2003   'Einbildung – Das Wahrnehmen in der Kunst'; steirischer herbst 2003 Kunsthaus Graz (group)
2003   'fast forward.Media Art/ Sammlung Goetz' ZKM, Karlsruhe (group)
2003   'New abstract painting - painting abstract now - Abstraktion in der neuen Malerei' Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (group)
2003   'Architecture Schmarchitecture' Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (group)
2003   'Painting Pictures, Painting and Media in the Digital Age' Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (group)
2003   'Days like These: The Tate Triennal Exhibtion of Contemporary British Art' Tate Britain, London (group)
2003   'La Question' Magasin Centre d'art contemporain, Grenoble (group)
2003   'Abstraction Now ' Künstlerhaus Wien (group)
2002   Palais de Tokyo, Paris (solo)
2002   'Capital' Site Santa Fe (solo)
2002   'Cinecity: The Films of Sarah Morris' Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (solo)
2002   'Project #77' MOMA, New York (solo)
2002   Sarah Morris, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna (solo)
2002   'At Speed' (with Darren Almond), Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
2002   Public Affairs Von Beuys bis Zittel: Das Öffentliche in der Kunst Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich (group)
2002   Le Paysage dans l'art d'aujourd'hui Maison de la culture de Bourges, France (group)
2002   Centre of Attraction 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius (group)
2002   Dressing Down Barbican Art Gallery, London (group)
2002   Painting on the Move Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Kunsthalle Basel (group)
2002   Ruina e Utopia Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasilia (group)
2002   Busan Biennale Busan, Korea (group)
2002   Rapture: Art's Seduction by Fashion since 1970 Barbican Art Gallery, London (group)
2002   Sao Paolo Biennial, Sao Paolo (group)
2002   Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (group)
2002   Urgent Painting Musee d"Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (catalogue)
2002   Embracing the Present: The UBS Paine Webber Art Collection The Portland Musem, Portland (group)
2001   Das Lied von der Erde Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (group)
2001   Berlin/Los Angeles Film Festival of Architecture and Urbanism, MAK
Center for Art and Architecture, L.A. at the Schindler House School of Architecture, University of Southern California (group)
2001   Die Sammlung Olbricht Teil 2. Without Hesitation Gesellschartf für Aktuelle Kunst & Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen (group)
2001   Geometric & Gestus Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (group)
2001   Beautiful Productions. Art to play, art to wear, art to own Whitechapel, London (group)
2001   c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin (group)
2001   Art Transplant British Consul, New York (catalogue)
2001   Wild Walls MAK Center, Schindler House, Los Angeles (group)
2001   Casino Stedelijk Museum Veer Actuele Kunst, Ghent (catalogue)
2001   The Mystery of Painting Sammlung Goetz, Munich (catalogue)
2001   Beautiful Productions Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (group)
2001   Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism (curated by Dave Hickey) Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (catalogue)
2001   Hybrids International Contemporary Painting, Tate Liverpool (catalogue)
2001   Comfort, Reclaiming Place in a Virtual World Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio (catalogue)
2001   A Pied D'Oeuvre Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris (group)
2001   Playing Amongst the Ruins Royal College of Art, London (catalogue)
2001   Shopping Generali Foundation, Vienna (catalogue)
2001   'Crystal' Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (solo)
2001   'Dulles' Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne (solo)
2001   'Correspondence' Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Berlin (catalogue) (solo)
2000   Kunsthalle, Zürich (catalogue) (solo)
2000   Philadelphia Museum of Art (solo)
2000   Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (catalogue) (solo)
2000   'Rumjungle' White Cube, London (solo)
2000   Hyper Mental Kunsthaus Zurich/Hamburger Kunsthalle, Berlin (group)
2000   AM/PM Neue Nationalgalerie, Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin (group)
2000   Drawings and Photographs Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (group)
2000   Project 0004 Friedrich Petzel, New York (group)
2000   Projections FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon (group)
2000   Glee: Painting Now
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conneticut; Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida (catalogue)
2000   Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven (catalogue)
2000   The Song of the Earth Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (catalogue)
2000   Confusion Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (group)
2000   What If: Art on the Verge of Architecture and Design Moderna Museet, Stockholm (catalogue)
2000   Flakk The Nordic House, Reykjavik (catalogue)
2000   Homes Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (catalogue)
1999   This is Yesterday Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Spain (group)
1999   post-hypnotic University Galleries of Illinois State University, Illinois, (catalogue)
1999   MAC Dallas, Chicago Cultural Center (group)
1999   Painting Lab Entwistle, London (group)
1999   Dumbpop Jerwood Foundation, London, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds (group)
1999   Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (solo)
1999   Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (catalogue)
1999   Malerei INIT Kunsthalle, Berlin (group)
1999   Concrete Ashtray Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (group)
1999   Art Lovers Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (catalogue)
1999   Frieze ICA Boston (catalogue) (group)
1999   Between London and New York Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels (group)
1999   Trans-Sphere FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême (group)
1999   Le Capital Contemporary Art Center, Sete (catalogue) (group)
1999   Tang Turner & Runyon, Dallas (group)
1999   Plug In Salon 3, London (group)
1999   Two Doors - True Value Mai 36/ Annemarie Verna, Zurich (group)
1999   Aufnahmen Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna (group)
1998   I Love New York: Crossover der Aktuellen Kunst Museum Ludwig, Cologne (catalogue) (group)
1998   dijon/le consortium Centres Georges Pompidou, Paris (catalogue) (group)
1998   VideoStore!, Bricks and Kicks, Vienna (group)
1998   Young Americans 2 Saatchi Collection, London (catalogue) (group)
1998   Weather Everything (curated by Eric Troncy) Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (catalogue) (group)
1998   Deep Thought Basilico Fine Arts, New York (group)
1998   La Table Air de Paris, Paris (group)
1998   Dumbpop Jerwood Gallery,Jerwood Foundation, London (group)
1998   Cluster Bomb Morrison Judd, London (group)
1998   Mostrato (group)
1998   Fuori Uso 98, Pescara, Italy (catalogue) (group)
1998   Narrative Urge (curated by Catsou Roberts) Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden (group)
1998   Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (solo)
1998   Le Consortium, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Dijon (catalogue)
1997   Hospital (organized by Sarah Morris), Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue) (group)
1997   Dramatically Different (curated by Eric Troncy) Centre National D'Art Contemporain De Grenoble, Grenoble (catalogue) (group)
1997   Group Show: Miltos Manetas, Florence Manlik, Sarah Morris, Jack Pierson, Gary Simmons, Laurie Simmons, Georgina Starr,Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris (group)
1997   Posture: A Survey of Contemporary Figuration (group)
1997   David Klein Gallery, Michigan (group)
1997   Painting, Photography, Drawing Anton Kern Gallery, New York (group)
1996   Found Footage Klemens Gasser and Tanya Grunert, Cologne (group)
1996   Pop Planet Theoretical events, Naples (group)
1996   One False Move White Cube, London (solo)
1996   Sugar Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris (catalogue)
1996   Drawings Anton Kern, New York (solo)
1995   Group Show (organized by Jeff Koons), Nicole Klagsbrun, New York (group)
1995   B - Movie (organized by Sarah Morris), San Francisco Art Fair, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco (group)
1995   More Than Real Gallery 400, School of Art and Architecture, University of Chicago (group)
1994   Summer Group Show Nicole Klagsbrun, New York (group)
1994   Please Don't Hurt Me Galerie Snoie, Rotterdam; Cabinet Gallery, London (catalogue) (group)
1994   Try God Nicole Klagsburn, New York (solo)
1993   Sarah Morris,Close-Up, New York (solo)
1993   Lucky Kunst 2 Silver Place, London (group)
1993   Home Alone (organized by Sarah Morris and Ricardo de Oliveira), 211 East 10, New York (group)
1993   Evidently, 1993 Dooley Le Capellaine Gallery, New York (group)
1993   More Than Real Gallery 400, School of Art and Architecture, University of Chicago (group)
1992   Curio Shop Thread Waxing Space, New York (group)
1992   CitizensKunsthall, New York (solo)
1991   Group Show P.P.O.W., New York (group)
1991   Group Show Postmasters Gallery, New York (group)
1990   Series Postmasters Gallery, New York (group)
1990   Open Studio Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York (group)
   Art Lovers
Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, 1999
   Le Capital
Contemporary Art Center, Sete, 1999
   Frieze
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1999
   Post-Hypnotic
University Galleries of Illinois State University; MAC, Dallas; Chicago:Cultural Center, Chicago, 1999
   Le Consortium, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Dijon, 1998
   I Love New York: Crossover der Aktuellen Kunst
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1998
   Dijon/Le Consortium, Centre Geroges Pompidou, Paris, 1998
   Young Americans 2
Saatchi Collection, London, 1998
   Weather Everything
Galerie für Zeitgenossische Kunst Leipzig, 1998
   Mostrato F
uori Uso 98, Pescara, 1998
   Hospital
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, 1997
   Dramatically Different
Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, 1997
   Sugar
Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris, 1996
   Please Don't Hurt Me
Galerie Snoie, Rotterdam; Cabinet Gallery, London, 1994
   Bar Nothing
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2004
   Bar Nothing
Jay Jopling / White Cube, London 2004
   The Mystery of Painting
Sammlung Goetz, Munich, 2001
   Art Transplant
British Consul, New York, 2001
   Capital
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, 2001
   Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism (curated by Dave Hickey)
Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001
   Hybrids: International Contemporary Painting
Tate Liverpool, 2001
   Comfort: Reclaiming Place in a Virtual World
CCA Cleveland 2001
   Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, 2001
   Playing Amongst the Ruins
Royal College of Art, London, 2001
   Shopping
Generali Foundation, Vienna, 2001
   Casino
Stedelijk Museum Veer Actuele Kunst, Gent, 2001
   Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, 2000
   Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, 2000
   Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2000
   The Song of the Earth
Museum Fridericanum, Kassel, 2000
   What If: Art on the Verge of Architechture and Design
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2000
   Flakk
Nordic House, Reykjavik, 2000
   Homes
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 2000
   Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1999
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