Meredith Morrison

Class of 2021

Instagram: @meredith.morrison

Meredith Morrison is a multidisciplinary artist currently in Detroit, Michigan. Influenced by the rich textile history of her home in North Carolina, Morrison pursued a BA in Art + Design, concentrating in Fiber and a BS in Textile Technology from North Carolina State University. Upon graduating she moved to Chicago, Illinois where alongside her personal practice she worked as a Textile Product Designer in the home furnishings industry for several years. Her continued interest in the intersections of craft and design led her to Cranbrook Academy of Art where she anticipates the completion of her MFA in Fiber in May 2021. Her work has been exhibited in various spaces throughout North Carolina, Illinois, and Michigan and her recent awards include a merit scholarship bestowed by Cranbrook Academy of Art. Oscillating between bead embellishment and object making, Morrison explores affect, time, and memory care. With attention to politics of function, accumulation, and ritual action she nurtures material attachments from personal history to facilitate memory preservation. Intuitive material manipulation and vulnerable system building combine to highlight the inherent instability present in our memory landscape and the nonfixity of our attachments. The resulting object assemblages, often shifting in composition, provide a platform to consider and embrace the elusive quality of meaning found within recollections while simultaneously activating new stories of remembrance.