Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris (b. 1967) is a British-American artist. She lives and works in New York. Since the mid-1990s she has reinvigorated painting with her abstracted geometric snapshots of urban environments. Often working in distinctive series that are created in conjunction with a film, she has explored the psychological typologies of Midtown Manhattan, Las Vegas, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Abu Dhabi, and Osaka among others. Morris studied at Brown University and Cambridge University, and was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program. She received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting Award in 2001 and in 1999-2000 was an American Academy Award Berlin Prize Fellow. In 2023 the Deichtorhallen Hamburg opened All Systems Fail, a major retrospective of her work. The exhibition traveled to the Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany and plans to be shown at the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart in 2024. Other major exhibitions of Morris’s work have taken place at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Fondation Beyeler, Basel; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin among others. Her work is included in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; Jumex Collection, Mexico City; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Tate Modern, London; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London among others.