The abstract large size canvas painter was hand selected for the Made In LA exhibit currently at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, California. Hammer Museum is a free museum that houses contemporary art works. The Made in LA series shows a small group of local artists making an impact on the art world. Rebecca Morris was one of the hand selected artists after a visit from the pair of curators of the Hammer Museum at her Los Angeles residency.
Morris is an abstract painter; her large canvases incorporate drawn elements—linear gesture, repetitive line, and intimations of depth. Blocks of color, splatter and loosely grid the canvas. Washes, occasional words, and dates spelled in sweeping strokes span available techniques and materials for potency.
Professor Morris was born in Honolulu Hawaii in 1969. Morris received a BA from Smith College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles. She is currently an instructor at Pasadena City College, CA. Drawing has always been a significant part of Morris’s process; she periodically takes time out to execute a body of drawings, and these highly coloristic works refresh and inspire her paintings.