Sarah Morris Portrait

Sarah Morris

Architectural landscapes meet abstract painting

“I see the paintings as a sort of a modality of how you think about the perception of time, the city, and the disorientation all around us.”

People and places are at the core of Sarah Morris’ work. She takes urban landscapes – Rio, L.A., Beijing and Abu Dhabi – and channels the sensory information she feels into shapes and grids. Using household gloss paint on canvas, she fills geometric planes with flat colour. This creates new layers of information – each hue with its own associations. Morris is also known for her work as a non-narra...

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Bio

Sarah Morris was born in London, England in 1967, and raised in Rhode Island, USA. She’s now based in New York, working from her studio in Long Island City.

Did you know?

Sarah Morris didn’t go to art school, instead she studied semiotics and political philosophy at university. This interest in symbolism and society informs the themes of her paintings.

Collections

Morris’ work is held in museum collections worldwide. These include MoMA and the Guggenheim (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and Tate Modern (London).

Collaborations with Sarah Morris

Avant Arte and Sarah Morris have one upcoming collaboration.