Sarah Morris

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Sarah Morris
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Born 1967
United Kingdom
Nationality British-American
Education Brown University; Cambridge University
Known for painting, film

Sarah Morris (born 1967) is a British-American artist.[1][2] Since the mid-1990s Morris has exhibited internationally.

Morris was born in England in 1967.[3] She attended Brown University, Cambridge University, and the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.[3] In 1999–2000, she was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin; in 2001, she received a Joan Mitchell Foundation painting award.[4] Morris was married to Liam Gillick;[3] they divorced in 2012.[5]


Morris has had solo exhibitions in many European countries and in the United States. She has made permanent site-specific works for institutions including the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf and the Gateway School of Science[clarification needed] in New York.[4]

She has had film showings of works including Los Angeles (26 minutes, 2004) at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum;[6] Points on a Line (2010) at Sotheby's, New York;[7] Midtown (9 minutes, 1998) and Beijing (86 minutes, 2008) at the Barbican in 2010;[8] and Chicago (68 minutes, 2011) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.[9]


In 2011 Morris was sued by a group of six origami artists, including Robert J. Lang. They alleged that in 24 works in her "Origami" series of paintings Morris had without permission or credit copied their original crease patterns, coloured them, and sold them as "found" or "traditional" designs.[1] The case was settled out of court early in 2013; under the settlement, the creators of the crease patterns are to be given credit when the works are displayed.[10][11]

Robert Towne, 2006. Lever House, Manhattan


  1. ^ a b Dalya Alberge (5 June 2011). Tate artist Sarah Morris 'unfolded' our works, claim leading origami designers. The Observer. Accessed March 2014.
  2. ^ Sarah Morris ArtSlant. Accessed May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Gaby Wood (23 May 2004). "Cinéma vérité". The Observer. Accessed March 2014.
  4. ^ a b Werner Miester (27 March 2010). Best Works by Sarah Morris on View at Gallery Meyer Kainer. Art Knowledge News. Archived 30 March 2010.
  5. ^ "The Interview: Sarah Morris". Net A Porter. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Sarah Morris: Los Angeles; July 10—October 9, 2005. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Accessed April 2014.
  7. ^ Modern Views: A Project to Benefit The Farnsworth House and Glass House. Art Agenda. Accessed April 2014.
  8. ^ Beijing (U*) (UK Premiere) + Sarah Morris. Barbican. Accessed April 2014.
  9. ^ City Self Nov 29, 2013–Apr 13, 2014. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Accessed April 2014.
  10. ^ Dan Duray (28 May 2013). Beneath the Fold: The Twisted Tale of Origami v. Sarah Morris. Gallerist. Accessed March 2014.
  11. ^ Sarah Morris Works Attribution. Robert J. Lang origami. Accessed April 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Erhard Metz, "Sarah Morris: Gemini Dressage", Feuilleton Frankfurt, June 3, 2009
  • Michael Archer. "Sarah Morris", Artforum, May 2009, p. 170
  • Nick Haymes, "Sarah Morris", Art Review, May 2009, pp. 70–7
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist, "Sarah Morris", Adam & Eve, March/April/May 2009, pp. 78–91
  • Eric Banks, "Seeing Red", Men's Vogue, August 2008, pp. 114–119
  • Adrian Searle, "Dazzled by the Rings", The Guardian, July 30, 2008
  • Christopher Turner, "Beijing City Symphony", Modern Painters, July/August 2008, pp. 56–59
  • Marcus Verhagen, "Nomadism", Art Monthly October 2006
  • Tanja Widmann, "To Offer You Something", Texte Zur Kunst, September 2006, pp. 248–251
  • Ezra Petronio and Stephanie Moisdon, "Bar Nothing by Sarah Morris", Self Service, Issue No.21, Fall/Winter 2004, pp. 302–315
  • Art Now (25th Anniversary Edition), edited by Uta Grosenick, Burkhard Riemschneider, Taschen, pp. 196–199, 2005