Susan Morris (b.1962, Birmingham, UK) lives and works in London. Studied MA at Goldsmiths’ College and a PhD entitled On the Blank: Photography, Writing, Drawing at Central St Martins, UAL (2007). Morris uses scientific or medical devices worn on the body to make a record of components of selfhood that usually escape visualisation and over which we have little control. Her Motion Capture Drawings, for example - 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 Self Moderation at Kunsthaus PasquArt, Switzerland (2016). Select exhibitions En l’occurrence, CEAAC, Strasbourg (2017); No Secrets, ERES-Stiftung Munich (2017); Intuition, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017); Thinking in Algorithms, Scheublein + Bak, Zürich; "… und eine welt noch", Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany; Compression, Ormston House, Ireland; La Collection Impossible, Fondation Fernet-Branca à Saint-Louis, France; Whisper Down the Lane, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA; Motion Capture: Drawing and the Moving Image in Contemporary Art, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; Susan Morris: Untitled Motion Capture Drawings, London Gallery West, London; Timewarp, CRAC, Alsace, France; and Sontag Montag: Drawings, Recordings and Diagrams, Five Years, London. Her work is held in public and private collections including the UBS Collection; the CentrePasquArt Collection, Switzerland; the collection of the ERES Stiftung Foundation, Germany; and FRAC Alsace, France. She is represented by Scheublein and Bak, Zurich.
Last updated: 08.03.2017