About the artist
Starting life in the UK, Kim-Ling Morris has lived in Africa and South-East Asia then in Europe as an adult before settling in Cork, Ireland. Although a Biochemical Engineer for nearly 20 years, Morris developed her art practice in parallel. She began with sculpture in Leamington Spa, UK, continuing at the École Duperré, Paris, France, also exhibiting in France. She has gained her Fine Art Textiles Special Purpose Award at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork, Ireland, where she has exhibited nationally. In 2011, Kim-Ling Morris became one of three co-founding directors of Sample-Studios where she now retains the role of financial manager. She is a member and Treasurer of the Cork Textiles Network and is on the board of the Design and Craft Council of Ireland.
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About the work
Kim-Ling MORRIS is fascinated by the many techniques of repair and mending that keep things alive for that bit longer. In combining found objects and used materials, she adds another layer to their history, augmenting the traces of people that have held each item. Material provenance is integral to the narrative of her work.
Morris listens for the quiet voice of people far away in time or distance. With her #InVisualConversationWith photographic project, she seeks to connect across the world with other concurrent lives. In other work, she creates imaginary worlds in which connections are rearranged.
Aesthetically, she loves textures, natural patterns, shadow and reflected light. In her practice, she plays with materiality, testing their properties that allow her to redirect their usage.
She works from Sample-Studios in Cork, Ireland.
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