Rosie Morris is fascinated by spaces; light, ceilings, walls, acoustics, how they make us feel when we walk into them and around them from one moment to the next. As an artist she uses paintings, photography and print on an architecturally immersive scale, and works in collaboration with sound artists, trying to enhance this bodily experience of space in the hope that we feel more ‘present’.



1986 Born Nottingham, UK. Lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne

2005 BTEC Diploma Art and Design Foundation Studies, Loughborough University, UK, Distinction

2008 BA Hons. Fine Art, Painting, Loughborough University, UK, First Class

2010 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Newcastle University, UK

2012 MFA, Newcastle University, UK, Merit


Selected Exhibitions


Walls, 36 Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK



Notes on Navigating Space, Collaboration with Taryn Edmonds, Artlacuna, London



Circles are Slices of Spheres, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

COME TO DUST, Generator Projects, Dundee, UK



Sheffield Artists Book Prize, Sheffield, UK

Proyector International Video Art Festival, Quinta del Sordo, Madrid, Spain

55 Westgate Road // Dreamers, 55-57 Westgate Road, site specific film installation with corresponding publication, Newcastle, UK

Beyond the Goldmine Standard, RPM Records, Newcastle, site specific project curated by Matt Hearn as part of Baltic 39 exhibition, The Curves of the Needle, to coincide with Record Store Day



Monologue, 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle, UK

Shifting Dimensions, site specific outdoor commission as part of Art, Cities & Landscape Festival, 2014, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Amiens, France

Phase, Castle Keep, collaborative exhibition with sound artist Sam Grant, Newcastle, UK



ArtHouses, Whitley Bay Film Festival, Whitley Bay, UK



Set & Setting, Connecting Principle, Newcastle University, UK, Interdisciplinary exhibition/research forum

Newcastle University Master of Fine Art Show, UK

Transition, solo show, Long Gallery, Newcastle University, UK



Newcastle University Master of Fine Art Interim Show, UK

Platform Emergent, Vyner Street Gallery, London, UK



Des Pardes- The Challenge of the Glocal, Artcore, India

Des Pardes- The Challenge of the Glocal, Artcore, Deda, Derby, UK

Bang/Tidy, Vanilla Galleries, Malcome Arcade, Leicester, UK

Real, Go Figurative, Chelsea, London, UK



Extract, Vanilla Galleries, Loughborough, UK



The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


Additional Information

2017-19 Research Assistant on ‘Expanded Interiors’ at Newcastle University

2017 Residency at ArtLacuna Project Space, London

2016 Awarded Grants for the Arts from Arts Council England for Circles are Slices of Spheres at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2013-2014 Awarded Grants for the Arts from Arts Council England for Research and Development and exhibition at Castle Keep, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2013 Shortlisted for Warrick Stafford Research Fellowship, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2013 Shortlisted for The Abbey Painting Scholarship, British School at Rome

2012-2013 Selected for mentoring scheme with artist Nadia Hebson, Newcastle

2012 Research visit to Japan


Teaching / Talks

2017 Artist Talk, Northumbria University

2016-18 Visiting artist lecturer for Newcastle University School of Architecture

2015 Artist Talk, MFA, Newcastle University

2014 Artist Talk, London College of Garden Design, Regents College, London

2011-2013 Drawing Tutor at Newcastle University on an occasional basis for Fine Art and Architecture Departments