Frederic Morris

Biography

Frederic Morris was born in 1985.  Following a First Class Honours Degree in Illustration from Middlesex University in 2007, he went on to study at the Royal College of Art, where he received an MA (Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking in 2009.  Since 2010 he has been working part-time at Middelesex University as Senior Print Technician, where he runs various courses specialising in intaglio, relief, screenprint and typography.  He is currently Short Course Tutor at The Art Academy in London.

His recent work is inspired by the writings of Philip K Dick and the Strugatsky Brothers. …we all lie to ourselves; we tell our own selves more lies than we ever do other people.   Philip K. Dick    It comprises a series of disparate images that embrace symbolist ideas set in dystopian landscapes, reflecting current societal angst. He made these new works in order to make sense of an ever more confusing world, where yesterday’s science fiction has become today’s reality. He ironically glamorises the darker aspects of society, using his images as a catalyst for feelings of collective anxiety, depicting a world in a state of mental and physical disrepair as a consequence of over indulgence and consumerism.

 

Awards and appointments include

2018

RE Presidents Award

2017

Hawthorn Printmakers Prize

2015

Anthony Dawson Young Printmaker Award

2015

Elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

2010

Vivien Leigh Prize from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

2010

Gwen May Trust Award, Bankside Gallery, London

Works