Sarah Morris

1967 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Sarah Morris is a mid-career established artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Sarah Morris was born in 1967. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst and Ian Davenport.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sarah Morris' work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom, Austria, and the United States. Galleries include White Cube | Bermondsey in London, Galerie Meyer Kainer in Vienna, as well as Petzel | W 18th Street in New York. Sarah Morris' work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Meyer Kainer in Vienna (09 November 2018 until 22 December 2018) with the exhibition Your Words Become Mine . Sarah Morris' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is More, which took place at Air de Paris in France (19 October 2019 - 20 December 2019).

Sarah Morris in private collections

On Artland Sarah Morris' works can be found in the following collection: Andy Wicks which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Liam Fallon, and Michele Gabriele.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the consequent rise of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the wealth and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent cultural supremacy of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a rather significant extent outshined by their respective influence on the art of the modern world. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through major and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led guilds of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, essentially characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists known for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically significant British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Further Biographical Context for Sarah Morris

Born in 1967, Sarah Morris was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Sarah Morris

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