Bio and other information
Kate Morris was born in Redding, California. She grew up in
Sacramento and Nevada City, California. Kate graduated in 2004
from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in cultural anthropology.
Kate has travelled extensively, and enjoys studying differences in
cultural expression, especially in street art.
She currently lives in San Francisco, California, where she works
primarily in education. When in Nevada City, Kate shares a studio,
"The Morris Garage," with her mother, Miriam. She paints whenever
Kate started her art career as a child working alongside her mother,
creating ceramic sculpture. She has shown and sold her work from an
early age and was included in some juried shows as the youngest
Kate shifted her focus to photography in her late teenage years,
gradually evolving into mixed media collage and acrylic painting.
Kate uses unique methods of painting that involve washing, dabbing,
dripping, and adding translucent textural elements. She often
incorporates her own photography in her mixed-media paintings.
Kate installs a painting at "The
An installation of two
large ceramic heads
Kate created as a senior
in high school. They were
exhibited at Sierra College
Nevada County campus in
an outdoor sculpture show
juried by Yoshio Taylor.
They are currently
installed at the Morris
house in Nevada City.
Installation view of Kate's work at "The