• Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#01-16)
    2016
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    68 x 69 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#01-16) (detail)
    2016
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    68 x 69 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#09-16)
    2016
    oil and enamel on canvas
    70 x 69 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#12-16)
    2016
    oil on canvas
    90 x 80 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#07-16)
    2016
    oil on canvas
    85 x 101 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#06-16)
    2016
    oil on canvas
    122 1/2 x 77 1/2 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#02-16)
    2016
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    48 x 48 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#14-15)
    2015
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    111 x 113 1/2 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#17-15)
    2015
    oil on canvas
    95 x 97 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#16-15)
    2015
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    75 x 75 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#12-15)
    2015
    oil on canvas
    104 x 85 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#11-15)
    2015
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    87 x 80 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#13-15)
    2015
    oil on canvas
    121 x 101 1/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#09-15)
    2015
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    52 x 52 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#08-15)
    2015
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    93 x 93 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#07-15)
    2015
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    48 x 48 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#06-15)
    2015
    oil on canvas
    91 x 90 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#05-15)
    2015
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    113 x 115 1/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#04-15)
    2015
    oil on canvas
    124 x 114 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#03-15)
    2015
    oil on canvas
    98 x 98 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#01-15)
    2015
    oil on canvas
    95 x 95 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#02-14)
    2014
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    65 x 65 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#272-14)
    2014
    watercolor on paper
    24 x 18 1/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#127-14)
    2014
    watercolor on paper
    24 x 18 1/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#01-14)
    2014
    oil on canvas
    56 x 56 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#131-14)
    2014
    ink and watercolor on paper
    24 x 18 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#254-12)
    2014
    watercolor on paper
    22 x 15 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#207-13)
    2014
    watercolor on paper
    24 x 18 1/4 inches
    signed, titled, and dated on reverse

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#14-13)
    2013
    oil on canvas
    101 x 101 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#16-13)
    2013
    oil on canvas
    95 x 95 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#15-13)
    2013
    oil on canvas
    119 x 97 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#12-13)
    2013
    oil on canvas
    87 x 80 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#11-13)
    2013
    oil on canvas
    95 x 87 1/2 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#13-13)
    2013
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    80 x 69 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#06-13)
    2013
    oil on canvas
    87 x 80 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#09-13)
    2013
    oil and spray paint on canvas
    67 x 65 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#10-13)
    2013
    oil on canvas
    42 x 42 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#140-13)
    2013
    mixed media on paper
    20 x 15 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#102-13)
    2013
    watercolor on paper
    24 x 18 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#300-13)
    2013
    ink and watercolor on paper
    24 x 18 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#134-13)
    2013
    mixed media on paper
    20 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#103-13)
    2013
    watercolor on paper
    15 x 11 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#133-13)
    2013
    mixed media on paper
    20 x 14 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#105-13)
    2013
    watercolor on paper
    24 x 18 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#191-13)
    2013
    mixed media on paper
    16 x 12 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#131-13)
    2013
    mixed media on paper
    16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches
    signed, titled, and dated on reverse

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#132-13)
    2013
    mixed media on paper
    14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#125-13)
    2013
    ink and watercolor on paper
    16 x 12 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#110-13)
    2013
    watercolor on paper
    14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches
    signed, titled, and dated on reverse

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#250-12)
    2012
    mixed media on paper
    14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#262-12)
    2012
    mixed media on paper
    16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#179-12)
    2012
    watercolor on paper
    16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#224-12)
    2012
    mixed media on paper
    14 x 10 inches
    signed, titled, and dated on reverse

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#02-08)
    2008
    oil on canvas
    Height: 10 3/4 inches; Sides: 18 1/2, 14 1/4, and 14 1/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#175-07)
    2007
    ink and watercolor on paper
    20 x 15 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#157-07)
    2007
    ink on paper
    20 x 15 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#123-03)
    2003
    ink and watercolor on paper
    16 x 12 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#152-02)
    2002
    watercolor on paper
    24 x 18 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#219-01) 2001
    ink on paper
    9 x 12 inches
    signed, titled, and dated on reverse

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#188-00)
    2000
    ink on paper
    11 x 13 1/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#133-97)
    1997
    watercolor on paper
    12 x 9 inches
    signed, titled, and dated on reverse

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#115-95)
    1995
    photo stickers on paper
    9 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches

  • Rebecca Morris
    Untitled (#104-94)
    1994
    Flashe on paper
    14 x 11 inches


BIO

 

b.1969 in Honolulu. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Based in her hometown of Los Angeles, Morris is an abstract painter of uncommon inventive powers.  Her large canvases incorporate drawn elements—linear gesture, repetitive line, intimations of depth—but in a distinctly painterly manner, with great sensitivity to facture and tonality.  Indeed, 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 painting.  In her first exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Morris presents several stunning new paintings, contrasted with a survey of drawings dating back to the period in the mid 1990s, when she had just graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Dazzling and often quite humorous, Morris’s drawings show her special manner of using formal means to prod and pry at other kinds of meaning, be they connotative, emotional, or literal.  Blocks of color, splatter, loose grids of varying line weight, washes and deft use of resist, occasional words and dates spelled in sweeping strokes – these are works that span available techniques and materials for potency and deliver the goods.  The paintings are utterly delicious, compiling fragments into a constellation or luring with the possibility of resolution, then holding out, like a dissonant last chord.

Rebecca Morris’s recent exhibitions include Southafternoon, at Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany (traveling to Bonnefanten Museum, Maastrict, Holland in 2014) and an upcoming solo show at LAXART in L.A.  In 2005, she was the subject of a major solo show at the Renaissance Society; Party Cut is her first exhibition in Chicago since then.