Sarah Morris (American, b.1967) is a British-born painter and filmmaker who lives and works in New York and London. Influenced by Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual Art and architecture and design, most of her large paintings feature abstract geometric forms, representing both the physicality and psychology of cities. Her non-narrative films are focused on the architecture and life of cities. Morris attended Brown and Cambridge Universities, and participated in an independent study program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, from 1989 to 1990. She is well known for her many series based on cities—such as her Los Angeles paintings—and works that depict media and advertising related words painted on canvas. Hornet, a 2010 installation at K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum, Düsseldorf, is one of her most famous works, and Gateway (2010) is a collaboration with the architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, installed at the Gateway School of Science, Queens, New York. In 2000, Morris worked with British Vogue on a photography project, and she has also worked with design partnership M/M Paris on several occasions, creating posters for her films. Aside from curating other artists’ shows, Morris has had solo exhibitions at such prestigious establishments as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, and White Cube, London, and been involved in group shows at the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Center Pompidou in Paris. She holds the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting Award (2001), and was an American Academy Berlin Prize Fellow from 1999 to 2000.