Wendy Sue Morris was born in Phoenix, AZ in 1965. After completing her BFA at
San Diego State University in 1999, she moved to Los Angeles, California where her
paintings were presented in both solo and group exhibitions. In 2016, after brief
stays along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Southern Indiana, she then relocated
back to Phoenix where she now currently lives and works. Ms. Morris is also a
published fiction writer and poet.
|I am in pursuit of a visual solution which will best express the intangible realities
lurking behind the human form. My desire is to capture what it is about us as
human beings which makes us complicated and unique--namely our fragility.
Therefore in all my work, realistic depictions of the human figure are stretched
and dismantled in order to uncover what lay behind. In this way, my paintings
pay homage to Abstract Expressionists such as Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky
and Lee Krasner. Although ultimately my aim is to push this form of figurative
abstraction even further to include contemporary complexities.
Works on paper, canvas and wood with a variety of materials
including acrylic, oil, pastel, gouache, house-paint, charcoal,
pencil and watercolor.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Arts, San Diego State University