We are delighted to introduce our next new artist, Kevin Andrew Morris. Born in Aberdeen UK, he lives and works in Glasgow and across Scotland. Morris graduated with a BA Hons in Ceramic Design in 2010 from The Glasgow School of Art. Since then he has gone on to exhibit his work nationally and internationally as well as work with a range of artists, institutions and on various public projects.
The idea of object, material and environment is central to Morris’s work, be the objects found or placed in a natural environment or within our own man made habitats. How we interact within nature and our attempts to contain, harness or even contribute to it though objects is exciting to him, and he tries to translate this in the work he does.
Morris tries to approach his work in an experimental way and have a strong relationship with material and process as well as the landscape in which he finds himself. He is open to embracing new techniques in his work and values opportunities to pass on these skills as well as learn and work with a range of other people. His work is designed to be functional, yet playful.
Recent solo exhibitions include A Northern Soul at the Lighthouse, Glasgow (2015) and Woodend Barn, Aberdeenshire (2016) as well as Monarch of the Glen Ultimate Biscuit Tin, House for An Art Lover, Glasgow.
Morris has exhibited in as well as curated exhibitions including State of Flux, An Talla Soalis (2013), Hunting for the Lost Crafts, Inverness Museum (2013) and Domesticated Habitats, Studio 41, Glasgow (2013). He was selected for the Glasgow Life Visual Arts and Crafts Mentoring award (2014 and 2017) and his work featured as part of the Tallinn Applied Art Triennial The Art of Collecting in Estonia (2013). He has undertaken residencies at The Scottish Sculpture Workshop (2012), as part of the Naked Craft Network exhibition touring Canada (Burlington, Quebec City, and Halifax, Nova Scotia) over 2015/2016 and Scotland (Thurso, Kingussie,West Kilbride, Peebles and Stornaway) over 2016/2017 as well as the Kiln Raising residency at The Banff Centre during 2016.
The Saudade project is excited to have Kevin Andrew Morris on board. For more information about him and some lovely examples of his work, please visit his website.