W.S. Morris was born in Phoenix, Arizona on February 14, 1965.
After completing her BFA at San Diego State University (1999)
she then moved
to Los Angeles where she currently lives and works.
Her paintings have been presented in both solo and group exhibitions.
"I am in pursuit of a visual solution which will best
express the intangible realities lurking behind the
human form. My desire is to capture what it is about us as human beings which makes us complicated
and unique--namely our fragility. Therefore in all my work, realistic depictions of the human figure are
stretched and dismantled in order to uncover what lay behind. In this way, my paintings pay homage to
Abstract Expressionists such as Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky and Lee Krasner. Although ultimately
my aim is to push this form of figurative abstraction even further to include contemporary complexities."