Annie Morris

“All my work revolves around the different experiences that I’ve had or situations I’ve been in, though without being literal or descriptive.” – Annie Morris

Annie Morris  (b. 1978, London, United Kingdom) is a British artist who utilises tapestry, painting, and drawing in her work. Morris is best known for her ‘Stack’ sculptures, which comprise colorful, irregularly shaped orbs arranged one atop another in vertical strings. The artist’s ‘Stacks’ are made from plaster and cast bronze and are painted in vivid raw pigments such as ultramarine, viridian, and ochre. In this series, which was initiated during a period of grieving following a miscarriage, spheres appear to hover above the floor on plinths on which they rest, forever threatening to topple over—a nod to both the miracle of life and its precarity.

In addition to her ‘Stack’ series, Morris explores the feminine body in her drawing-like tapestries and linear figural sculptures, as well as in abstract paintings like her voluptuously gestural, allover ‘Face’ series. These works signal the myriad ways of inhabiting the female body.

Morris studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris between 1997 and 2001 under Giuseppe Penone before completing her education at the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2003. 2021 marked the artist’s first museum exhibition, with a solo presentation of sculptures and tapestries at Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Weston Gallery. In 2023, she was commissioned by the Hepford Wakefield to create a permanent installation for the West Yorkshire History Centre. Her first museum survey in China, Hope from a Thin Line at the Fosun Foundation in Shanghai, brought together sculptures, tapestries, and paintings from 2012 to the present day in 2024.

(bio via Timothy Taylor)

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Videos Featuring Annie Morris

  • Annie Morris: When A Happy Thing Falls in the Open Air and The Weston Gallery at YSP

  • Artist Talk I Idris Khan & Annie Morris – ‘After the storm’ I June 2023