Sarah Morris Bio


Sarah Morris is a painter and filmmaker who has always been interested in exploring means of communication. Architecture is one such vehicle. Morris's films operate between documentary, non-narrative fiction and sites of production and leisure. Also known as a painter, Morris views her films as a parallel activity to her paintings. Her paintings convey an ambivalent impression, hanging somewhere between the facades of corporate architecture and pure abstraction, critique and power, and are inspired by cinematic architecture, industrial design and urban theater.


Continuing her work in public sites, Morris completed "Monaco Reflecting Pools" in November 2006 at the Village of Key Biscayne's Civic Center. This project was executed in collaboration with the Friedrich Petzel Gallery.


Born in the U.K. in 1967, Sarah Morris lives and works in New York and London. She attended Brown University, Cambridge University, and the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program. She received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting Award in 2001, and in 1999-2000 was an American Academy Award, Berlin Prize Fellow. She has had solo exhibitions at the Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2005), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2005), Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen (2004), Miami MOCA (2002), Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (2002), Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2001), and MOMA Oxford (1999), among others.