Rebecca Morris lives and works in Los Angeles. She 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 Guggenheim Fellowship (2008) and has also received awards from The California Community Foundation (2013), The City of Los Angeles, COLA Award (2013), Tiffany Foundation (1999), The Durfee Foundation (2005), Art Matters (1996), the Illinois Arts Council (1996) and The Faculty Lecturer/ Performer Award at Pasadena City College (2009).
Morris is represented by Galerie Barbara Weiss (Berlin, Germany) and is the author of Manifesto: For Abstractionists and Friends of the Non-Objective.
A solo survey exhibition of her paintings was held at The Renaissance Society (Chicago), in 2005, a catalogue was published in conjunction. Additional solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Lingen (Germany) 2013; Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago) 2013; Harris Lieberman, (New York) 2010, 2012; Galerie Barbara Weiss (Berlin) 2006, 2009, 2013; The Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica) 2003.
Group exhibitions include: The Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (Switzerland); Friedrich Petzel (New York); The Hessel Art Museum (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York); The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago); Night Gallery (Los Angeles); Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Venus Over Manhattan (New York); Mitchell-Innes & Nash (New York); Midway Contemporary Art (Minneapolis); Participant Inc. (New York); Grieder Contemporary (Zurich); 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; Claremont Graduate University; The Savannah College of Art; The University of Illinois at Chicago; The School of Visual Arts; Cal State LA; Smith College; and co-organized the lecture series “Talks on Painting”, in Los Angeles.