Freya Douglas-Morris

Freya Douglas-Morris (b. 1980, London) lives and works in London. She studied at the Royal Collage of Art and at Brighton University. Of her work, she says: 'The paintings I make often refer to ideas of travel, of crossing thresholds into another environment. I am interested in the experience of being elsewhere, where things can be both familiar and foreign. I like to gather and collect imagery and ideas, for there to be a reoccurrence and sharing of motifs within the work. I keep the paintings quite fluid and painterly, so the process of making is left apparent. Memory, editing, pattern and design all play a part, as does the illusion of a narrative. Alongside painting in oil, I also work on paper, using collage and water based paint. Both approaches influence the other and are becoming more integrated.' Douglas-Morris has had residencies in Kuwait: Assisting an Art Residency programme with the RCA and British Council (2012/13), Barcelona: Residency and solo show, Pantocrator gallery (2011), and Berlin: Residency (2008). Selected exhibitons include: One Place or Another Spazio Cabinet, Milan (2014); East London Painting Prize, Bow Arts Trust, London (2014); Freya Douglas-Morris & Marita Fraser, Peter Von Kant Gallery, London (2014); Re-Define, Exhibition & Auction, Dallas Contemporary USA (2014); Catlin Art Guide & Exhibition, London (2014); Art Britannia, Miami USA (2013); New Sensation 2013, Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4, London (2013); Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London (2013); RCA Degree Show, London (2013); Signs of the City, Drawing Room (off site) London (2013); and Big Rock Candy Mountain, MOT Project Space, London (2013). She also has work in the Saatchi Gallery collection, London.

Last updated: 23.09.2014


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