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Mali Morris

Born in North Wales in 1945

Mali Morris studied Fine Art at the University of Newcastle (BA) and Reading University (MFA) and has establlshed a reputation as an abstract painter with a distinct vision and visual vocabulary. Her works contain a rich variety of colours and shapes, often presenting unpredictable configurations and conjunctions. The physical characteristics of paint and the texture of swirling brushstrokes are a prominent feature in many of her works; they often imply a layering process in which some marks and gestures seem to float above other shapes and areas of colour, suggesting intriguing relationships and energetic movement.

Her first solo show was held at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1977 and since then has exhibited extensively and frequently at major galleries throughout the U.K. Among subsequent solo exhibitions are those held in Nottingham (2002 and tour),Tokyo (2000, 2004, 2005}, New York (2005, 2007), the Poussin Gallery, London (2005, 2008) and The Royal Academy (2010, 2019).

Morris' works are to be found in many public collections including The Arts Council England, the British Council, the Royal Collection, Pallant House Chichester and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

In March 2010 she was elected as a Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, and from Oct 2019 - Oct 2020 was Professor of Painting at RA Schools.