Mali Morris RA

A painting offers another world to enter; essentially it is just inert stuff on a flat surface, but I love the way this visual language can come to life, opening up space and sensation…”

Mali Morris RA

Mali studied Fine Art at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Reading. She has exhibited internationally since the late 1970s in over 35 solo shows, and is represented in public and private collections worldwide. In 2010 she was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts. Included here are recent works on canvas and paper from the Line Dance series, exploring the pressures and intensities of high key colour, as forms touch and line up and overlap. Layering and transparency, placement and interval, movements in and out of pictorial space – there are countless relationships of space, surface and light for the eye to journey through, sometimes settling into an image that can seem still, but in painting terms is always on the move.

Mali exhibited with Linden Hall Studio in May 2015 with seven of her contemporaries in 8 Connected and May 2017 with sculptor Stephen Lewis in PIER.