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 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

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