biography

 

Mali Morris was born in North Wales in 1945 and studied Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (BA) and the University of Reading (MFA) during the 1960s.

Her first major solo exhibitions were at the Serpentine Summer Show 3, London, 1977, and the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1979. She has shown extensively since then in over thirty-five solo shows, and many group exhibitions: John Moores at the Walker in Liverpool, and in London at the Whitechapel Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Hayward Gallery, and the Barbican, as well as a number overseas.  Please see News section for a list of recent solo and group shows.
Her most recent solo shows were at FOLD Gallery, London, 2017 and Royal Academy, London, 2019. She takes part annually in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, London.

Her work is in private and public collections worldwide, including the Arts Council England, British Council, Contemporary Arts Society, Government Art Collection, Pallant House, Royal Collection, and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. She was Chair of the selection panel for Jerwood Contemporary Painters in 2009, and a Selector/Mentor for Jerwood Painting Fellowships, 2012-13. In 2014 she was a Selector for John Moores Painting Prize China, in Shanghai. She is a founder-member of the artist-led charity Art in Perpetuity Trust (A.P.T) and was a Trustee of Poetry London, 2013 - 2019. She is a mentor on the APT/Fenton Award for emerging artists, 2021-22.
Angel and People  1979 180 x 171cm  Acrylic on canvas
Angel and People  1979
180 x 171cm
Acrylic on canvas
Purchased 2009 by
Amgueddfa Cymru
National Museum Wales
Line Dancer  2017   70 x 80 cm Acrylic on canvas Private Collection Mali Morris has taught and examined at many Departments of Fine Art, including the Royal College of Art, Slade School of Art, University of Reading, Newcastle University and Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, where she was Senior Lecturer in Painting from 1991-2005. From Oct 2019 - Oct 2020 she was was Professor of Painting at RA Schools.

In March 2010 she was elected as a Member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Full C.V. available on request

Mali Morris: Painting  
Monograph published by Royal Academy, in 2019
Texts by Sam Cornish, Mel Gooding and Mali Morris

All images
© Mali Morris 2021