Rebecca Morris

decade

1960s

1969

Rebecca Morris is born in Honolulu.

decade

1990s

1991

Rebecca Morris moves to Chicago and earns a Post-Baccalaureate Studio Certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1992.

1994

Laura Owens, Rebecca Morris, Ruth Root, and others at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, 1994. Courtesy of the artist; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.

1994

Rebecca Morris earns her MFA from the SAIC.

1994

Rebecca Morris and Laura Owens meet and become roommates at the summer program of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.

1990s 1994

Rebecca Morris works in the Painting and Drawing Department at SAIC.

1996

Ten in One Gallery in Chicago organizes Rebecca Morris’s first solo exhibition.

1996

Jessica Jackson Hutchins meets Rebecca Morris at SAIC when Morris was working in the Painting and Drawing Department.

1996

Rebecca Morris describes the effect of living in LA on her painting practice.

1997

Rebecca Morris interviews Laura Owens for an article in Art Muscle.

late 1990s 1998

Rebecca Morris and Laura Owens often play basketball with other artists, including Mari Eastman, Mark Grotjahn, and Tyson Reeder.

1998

When Rebecca Morris first moves to Los Angeles, she rents a studio in the Eagle Rock building where Laura Owens and many other artists have studios.

1998

Rebecca Morris explains why she moved to LA.

decade

2000s

2004

Rebecca Morris, Untitled (#04-04), 2004. Oil and spray paint on canvas; 82 5/8 × 73 ½ × 2 5/8 in. (209.8 × 186.7 × 6.8 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Burt Aaron in honor of Shane Campbell Gallery, 2005.3. © 2004 Rebecca Morris. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

decade

2010s

2015

Laura Owens’s space 356 Mission hosts a solo exhibition of Rebecca Morris’s work.

2018

THE PIT, an artist-run space in Los Angeles, hosts a two-person exhibition of Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Rebecca Morris.

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