Steve Morrison received his BFA in 2006, and his MFA in 2015. His studio practice explores transformations and breaks between evolving forms, creating cycles of growth, decay, and regeneration. Much of his work deals with overlapping scales of time—the rise and fall of mountain ranges, species, civilizations, loaves of bread dough, and breathing lungs become the same movement performed at different scales. Using paint, animation, digital processes, and sculpture, his art enacts a tragicomic theater of impermanence.
His work has been shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including the Southern Center For Contemporary Art (SECCA), Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA-GA), Atlanta Contemporary, Whitespace, Pensogiovane (Italy), Saint-Denis da la Reunion (France), Masur Museum of Art, Columbia Museum of Art, Westmont Museum of Art, and The Center For Puppetry Arts.
Morrison was a 2018 MINT Leap Year Residency Artist. He received a grant from Idea Capital in 2017, and was awarded a Walthall Fellowship by WonderRoot in 2016-2017 (curated by Sarah Higgins of the Zuckerman Museum of Art). In 2015, he was a finalist for the Working Artist Project (MOCA-GA), curated by Siri Engberg of the Walker Art Center. He has received several grants from the Center For Puppetry Arts.
Morrison lives in Winston-Salem, NC, where he works at Wake Forest University.