b.1960, Barbourville, KY
1987 Master of Fine Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1985 Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
1981 Associate of Science, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007 Decline and Other New Work, gescheidle, Chicago, IL
2005 Thread Through the Crowd: Stitched Drawings and Collages by Darrel Morris, second street gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2004 Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Drawings from 1983-2004, gescheidle, Chicago, IL
1999 Selected Cat Stories (1986-1999), Lyonswier Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997 Busted Flat, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL
Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1996 Housework, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Telling Objects, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
1995 Lyons-Wier & Ginsberg Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL
1989 Textile Arts Center, Chicago, IL
1988 Missouri Gallery, Chicago, IL
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 Darrel Morris/Pilar Tena/Dan Gunn, The Brown Triangle, Chicago, IL
art club, gescheidle, Chicago, IL
Stitches: An Invitational Exhibition of Fiber Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
2006 Material Difference: Soft Sculpture and Wall Works, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
New Embroidery:Not Your Grandma’s Doily, Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery, Portland, OR
Body in Fiber, Tarble Art Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Embroidered Stories/Knitted Tales, Bedford gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts,Walnut Creek, CA
2005 Drawn 2, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Little Rascals: Images of Children in Contemporary Art, Linda Ross Contemporary Art + Projects, P.F. Gallery, Clawson, MI
2004 birds & b(ees), gescheidle, Chicago, IL
Constructions and Compositions, Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Drawings VII, Koplin del Rio Gallery, W. Hollywood, CA
Stitch & Yarns, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
2003 Material Presence, Mclean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL Embroidery in the 21st Century, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Guest List, gescheidle, Chicago, IL
2002 Here and Now, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Hobby Lobby, Gallery 312, Chicago
Grief Mopping, Neutral Ground Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada
Pictorial Seams, Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Art Council Awards Show, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
2007 Ehler, Alicia. Darrel Morris: The artist’s carefully sewn fiber work challenges stereotypical male archetypes, Centerstage Chicago, December 14
Livingston, Joan and Ploof, John. The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production, Chicago: SAIC Press and Cambridge: MIT Press, pages 151-158
2005 McClister, Nell. Darrel Morris, ArtForum, February, page 175-176
2004 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, catalogue
Workman, Michael. Tip of the Week, New City, May
2003 Telos Art Publishing. Portfolio Collection: Darrel Morris
Wiens, Ann. We are Living in a Material World, Chicago Social, May, page 142-143
Strauss, R. B., January heats up in Wilmington, Delaware Roundup, January
mouthtomouth, interview, Spring, page 34-42
2002 Stein, Lisa. Artist Weaves Life into Fabric, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 1, Sec. 7, page 14-15
Anderson, Jack. Exhibtion Explores Fear, Power. Regina Leader Post, November
Barile, Paul. ‘Here and Now’ exhibition should stay forever, Chicago Arts and Entertainment, October archetypesCenterstage
Burrows, Sara. Show highlights work of young Chicago artist, CityLife, October
Hemming, Jessica. Review: Contemporary Narrative Textiles, Fiberarts, Nov./Dec.
Wiens, Ann. Critic’s Choice: Pictorial Seams, Chicago Reader, November
2001 Ewing, John. Darning Tradition, Sanantoniocurrent, Nov. 1-7
Goddard, Dan R. Stitchers Turn Threads into Artwork, San Antonio Express-News, Oct. 26
Robertson, Jean. Men of the Cloth, New Art Examiner, May
2000 Aviks, Ilze. In Review, Surface Design Journal, fall issue
McGee, Melanie. A Stitch in Time, Mountain Xpress, March 1
Roland, Marya. Reviews Southwest, Art Papers, Feb.
Ullrich, Polly. The Evolution of Fiber Art, New Art Examiner, Feb.
Men of the Cloth, American Craft, June/ July.
1999 McKinsey, Lauren. Men of the Cloth, Art Revue, fall/winter issue
Merkling, Frank. Stories told in Paint and Thread, The News-Times, June
Walbye, Phyllis. Men of the Cloth, Reporter-Herald, Dec. 17
Wiens, Ann. 5 Shows to See, Newcity, Oct. 7
Zimmer, William. Using Needle and Thread to Tell a Story, The New York Times, June 27
Zimmer, William. Museums That Let Senses Expand, The New York Times, Nov. 21
1998 Dault, Gary Michael. Works of the Cloth and works of the Body, The Globe and Mail Visual Arts, July 11
Newport, Mark. The Masculine in Fiber, Surface Design, , spring issue
1997 Buchholz, Barbara B. Gallerywatch, Chicago Tribune, July 20
1996 Ferris, Alison. The Presence of Touch, Interrobang,
1995 Crowley, Matthew. Selecting the Very Best, The Post-Star, Jan. Daniels, Mary. Works of Art, Chicago Tribune, Oct.
Palmer, Laurie. Die, Die, Die, Didacticism, FiberArts, March/ April.
Paine, Janice T. Fiber Art Show is Almost Seamless, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 26
Ullrich, Polly. Reviews, New Art Examiner, Nov.
Wiens, Ann. Needles and Pains, Chicago Magazine, Nov.
1994 Wilson, Anne. A Plea for Broader Dialogue, FiberArts, summer issue
1993 Bode, Ed. A Stitch in Time?, Northside People, March 25
Camper, Fred. Things We Hate, Chicago Reader, Oct. 29
Hohenboken, Steve. Gallery View Chicago, New Art Examiner, Oct.
Isaacs, Deanna. Darrel Morris Embroiders his Past, Chicago Reader, Sept. 30
Mensing, Margo. Fiber Close to Home, FiberArts, Nov/ Dec.
Newport, Mark. Manuel Skill, New Observations, Nov/ Dec.
1992 Matre, Lynn Van. Stitches in Time. Chicago Tribune, July 23.
Parker, Janis. Stitch, Southtown Economist, July 23
Sherlock, Maureen P. Home Economics, Arts Magazine, Feb.
1991 Batchelder, Ann. The Threads of Modern Life, MetropolisJuly/ August.
Smith, Barbara Lee. Celebrating the Stitch, The Taunton Press, Newton, Ct
1990 Alvic, Philis. The Personal Icon: Giving Form to the Spirit, Art Papers, Jan./ Feb..
Artner, Alan G. David Mann, Darrel Morris, Chicago Tribune, July 20
Hixson, Kathryn. Chicago in Review, Arts Magazine, Oct.
McCracken, David. Sinister Premise Informs Exhibition, Chicago Tribune, July 20
The Personal Icon: Giving Form to the Spirit, Surface Design, winter issue.
1989 Glenn, Jeff. Fiberworks well represented in 14th Annual Young Americans Exhibition, FiberArts, Jan.
Netsky, Ron. Craft Artist Cross Over, Democrat and Chronicle, Aug. 20
Exhibits Explore Surface Textures, The Daily Tribune, Oct. 7
1988 Hammel, Lisa. Young Americans 1988, American Craft, Dec./ Jan.
Landis, Dylan. High Fiber, Chicago Tribune, Oct.
1984 Tower, Ann. Louisville Crafts Show Lively, Colorful and Fun, Lexington Herald-Leader, Dec.
HONORS & AWARDS
2005 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Individual Artist Award
2004 Illinois Arts Council, Artists Fellowship Award (’00, ’04))
2003 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship
2002 Arts Council Award
1990 Illinois Arts Council, Finalist Award.
1988 Award of Merit, Crafts 22 Exhibition, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
1985 Third Place, Student Sculpture Competition, Alumni Reunion, SAIC
1985 First Place, Fine Arts, Oswald Research and Creativity Program, University of Kentucky
Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Little Rock, AK
Loyola University, Art Dept., Chicago, IL
The Speyer Family Collection, New York, NY
Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL