Rebecca Morris was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Morris received her BA from Smith College (1991), her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1994) and attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1994).
Morris was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2008) and has also received awards from the Tiffany Foundation (1999), Art Matters (1996), The Durfee Foundation (2005) and the Illinois Arts Council (1996). In 2009, Morris was awarded The Board of Trustees/Academic Senate Faculty Distinguished Lecturer Award at Pasadena City College.
Morris is represented by Galerie Barbara Weiss (Berlin, Germany) and Harris Lieberman Gallery (New York). She is the author of Manifesto: For Abstractionists and Friends of the Non-Objective.
Additional solo exhibitions include The Renaissance Society, Chicago; The Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles; Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles; The Santa Monica Museum of Art. Morris has been featured in group exhibitions at The Kunstmuseum St. Gallen Switzerland; the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Grieder Contemporary, Zurich; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; and Donald Young Gallery, Chicago.
Morris has lectured at numerous colleges and graduate programs including: Columbia University, USC’s Roski School of Fine Arts, The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, The University of Chicago, UCLA, California College of The Arts, Otis, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The University of California at Riverside, The University of California at Irvine, The Savannah College of Art, The University of Illinois at Chicago, The School of Visual Arts, Cal State LA, and Smith College.