Arlene Morris

Artist

ARLENE D. MORRIS

Morris Studio
13 Main Street, Upstairs
Topsham, Maine 04086
207-729-5211 cell
admorris@gwi.net

Gallery Representation

Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY, figureworks.com
Maine Fiberarts, Topsham, ME, mainefiberarts.org

Publications

Fiber Art Masters: A Visual Tour of Maine Artists’ Work and Studios. Published by Maine Fiberarts, 2016, profiled on pages 30-31.

Exhibitions

2017
New Work by Arlene Morris (solo show)
Figureworks, Brooklyn, New York

2016
Innovations: Contemporary Art (group show)
Maine Fiberarts, Topsham, June 10-September 3, 2016. A juried show of contemporary art by thirty Maine artists showing state-of-the-art ideas in hooked work, tapestry, knitted wire, art quilts, paper assemblage, fabric collage, handwovens, mixed media, needlepoint, felted vessels, and handmade paper.

2015
Handmade Artists Books: One of a Kind
Maine Fiberarts, Topsham, Maine, July 9 - September 30, 2015. An exhibition containing 62 works of art by 22 Maine artists.

"Hooked Wall Pieces After Master Painters" and "Art for the Neck"
Maine Fiberarts' Gallery, October 15-December 31, 2015
Sixty works by 22 Maine artists. Beautiful and fanciful hooked wall pieces inspired by painting of the masters.

Lecture: "Two Maine Artists: Arlene Morris and Deborah Klotz," speaking about their work, February 3, 2015. University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus. The lecture took place during the show "Richard Lee: Paper Trails."

2014
"Maine Fiberarts at USM"
September 2 - December 19 2014
An exhibition of contemporary Maine fiber work at the UNUM Great Reading Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland campus.

2013

Faces of Figureworks, Figureworks, Brooklyn, New York (group show)

2011
The Influential Femail, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY (group show)

2010
Maine Fiberarts Gallery, Topsham, Maine (solo show)
Center for Book Arts at USM, Portland, Maine (group show)
10 Years of Figureworks, Figureworks, New York (10th Anniversary group show)

2009
Intertwined: An Exhibition of Maine Fiber Art, Lord Hall Gallery, University of Maine, Orono, Maine (invitational)

2008
Taking Panes, Ames Mill, Richmond, Maine (invitational)

2007
Interiors: Paper Assemblages, Figureworks, Brooklyn, New York (solo show)

2005
Figureworks, Brooklyn, New York (two-person show)

2004
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine (invitational)

2001
Elements Gallery, Rockland, Maine (group show)
Figureworks Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (two-person show)

2000
Figureworks, Brooklyn, New York (one person show)
Elements Gallery, Rockland, Maine (group show)
Danforth Gallery, Portland, Maine (group show)
Hicks Center, Bucks County Community College, Pennsylvania (group show)

1999
Elements Gallery, Rockland, Maine (two person show)
June Fitzpatrick Alternative Gallery, Portland, Maine (one person show)
Brunswick Area Arts & Cultural Alliance, Brunswick, Maine (group show)

1998
Brunswick Area Arts & Cultural Alliance, Brunswick, Maine (group show)

1997
20th Anniversary Show, Center for the Arts, Bath, Maine (invitational)
Elements Gallery, Rockland, Maine (group show)
Connections Gallery, Brunswick, Maine (four person show)

1996
Connections Gallery, Brunswick, Maine (three person show)

1995
Connections Gallery, Brunswick, Maine (one person show)
Theater Project, Brunswick, Maine (one person show)
Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, Maine (three person show)

1994
University of Southern Maine, Stone House Gallery (group show)
16th Annual Maine Coast Artists Show, Rockland, Maine (juried group show)
ICON Gallery, Brunswick, Maine, (group show)
Set Design, Theater Project, Brunswick, Maine (one person show) set design

1993
Center for the Arts, Bath, Maine (one person show)

1992
West Side Café, Portland, Maine (one person show)

1990
The Spirited Gourmet, Portland, Maine (one person show)

1987
Center for the Arts, Bath, Maine (group show)

1986
Center Gallery, University of Southern Maine (group show)


Education

1980-87
University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
B.A., summa cum laude, Major in Art, Minor in English

1983
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

Professional

1998-Present
Full-time Studio Artist

1987-98
Director of Spindleworks Art Program, Brunswick, Maine

1977-83
Legal Secretary, Curtis Thaxter

1971-77
Legal Secretary, Pine Tree Legal Assistance

1967-71
Legal, Secretary, Abram H. Goodman—Brenman, Susser & Piper