Susan Morris

  • View large image  SunDial:NightWatch_Tapestry Dossier, 2015

    Susan Morris, SunDial:NightWatch_Tapestry Dossier, 2015 Artists' book, 28 x 17cm, edition of 100

  • View large image A record of the events of January 24th 2012

    Susan Morris, A record of the events of January 24th 2012, 2013 3-Dimensional print of data drawn from the body, compressed powder and glue. Edition: 1/3. 21 x 25 x (max)5.5cm

Susan Morris (b.1962, Birmingham, UK) lives and works in London. Studied at Goldsmiths College (MA), and Central St Martins (PhD, On the Blank: Photography, Writing, Drawing 2007). Morris uses scientific or medical devices worn on the body to make a record of that part of the self that usually escapes visualisation and over which we have little control. For example, her Motion Capture Drawings, large inkjet prints that trace the automatic or involuntary movement of the body, have been described as a form of displaced self-portraiture or ‘anti-portraiture’. In 2010 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust grant to make new work for the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK. This developed into a large series of tapestries woven directly from data tracking her sleep/wake patterns over a period of five years, which formed the major part of her solo exhibition at CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland (2016). Select exhibitions include No Secrets, ERES-Stiftung Munich (2017); Intuition, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017); "… und eine welt noch", Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany (2016); Compression, Ormston House, Ireland (2015); La Collection Impossible, Fondation Fernet-Branca à Saint-Louis, France (2014); Whisper Down the Lane, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA (2013); Motion Capture: Drawing and the Moving Image in Contemporary Art, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2012); Susan Morris: Untitled Motion Capture Drawings, London Gallery West, London (2012); Timewarp, CRAC, Alsace, France (2009); and Sontag Montag: Drawings, Recordings and Diagrams, Five Years, London (2009). Her work is held in public and private collections including the UBS collection; the CentrePasquArt Collection, Switzerland; and FRAC Alsace, France. Morris is represented by Scheublein and Bak, Zurich.

Last updated: 22.02.2017

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