Like a magpie, I collect bits of paper and cloth and other objects that come into my life. I collect the stories I hear and the ones I imagine. Then through alchemy, tinkering, and stitching, I combine and alter these substances until the stories deepen and become my own.    My current pieces are "bricolage" created from a diverse range of available materials. The narratives portrayed center on societal relationships illustrated through the physical relationship of materials through juxtaposition and layering. I explore gender dynamics, mothering, family history and secrets, and my personal growth through a narrative of symbols and patterns individual to me but open to universal interpretation. By working with reflection and alcoves, I add depth and intrigue to these wall-hanging pieces - all is not as it may seem on surface.    Ultimately, I strive to create objects of beauty that will enhance the viewers’ lives as they connect to the story, the colors, the surfaces, and the imagery of each piece.      Jennifer Lee Morrow  is a mixed media artist with a strong interest in paper and textile techniques. She was raised near Niagara Falls – on the US side – and lived in Rhode Island and Kansas before moving to Maine in 1991. For most of her time in Maine, she lived and worked on exquisite Deer Isle. In 2017 in search of a more urban vibe, she moved to Westbrook where she has her studio in the home she shares with her wife, golden retriever, and two cats.  Morrow has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from the University of Kansas at Lawrence. She has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Penland School of Crafts among other schools. Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally in gallery and non-profit settings. Her career as an arts administrator has included being the director of Seamark Community Arts in Deer Isle, and general manager of Opera House Arts in Stonington.  She is involved in the arts community through membership in the Maine Arts Commission, Maine Crafts Association, the Surface Design Association, Maine Fiberarts, and the Union of Maine Visual Artists.

Like a magpie, I collect bits of paper and cloth and other objects that come into my life. I collect the stories I hear and the ones I imagine. Then through alchemy, tinkering, and stitching, I combine and alter these substances until the stories deepen and become my own.

My current pieces are "bricolage" created from a diverse range of available materials. The narratives portrayed center on societal relationships illustrated through the physical relationship of materials through juxtaposition and layering. I explore gender dynamics, mothering, family history and secrets, and my personal growth through a narrative of symbols and patterns individual to me but open to universal interpretation. By working with reflection and alcoves, I add depth and intrigue to these wall-hanging pieces - all is not as it may seem on surface.

Ultimately, I strive to create objects of beauty that will enhance the viewers’ lives as they connect to the story, the colors, the surfaces, and the imagery of each piece.

Jennifer Lee Morrow is a mixed media artist with a strong interest in paper and textile techniques. She was raised near Niagara Falls – on the US side – and lived in Rhode Island and Kansas before moving to Maine in 1991. For most of her time in Maine, she lived and worked on exquisite Deer Isle. In 2017 in search of a more urban vibe, she moved to Westbrook where she has her studio in the home she shares with her wife, golden retriever, and two cats.

Morrow has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from the University of Kansas at Lawrence. She has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Penland School of Crafts among other schools. Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally in gallery and non-profit settings. Her career as an arts administrator has included being the director of Seamark Community Arts in Deer Isle, and general manager of Opera House Arts in Stonington.

She is involved in the arts community through membership in the Maine Arts Commission, Maine Crafts Association, the Surface Design Association, Maine Fiberarts, and the Union of Maine Visual Artists.

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Textile Design,
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Textile Design,
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

TEACHING

Book Arts at the Stone House, University of Southern
Maine, Freeport, ME

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

Schoodic Arts for All, Prospect Harbor, ME

Fiber College, Searsport, ME

Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ

IS183: Art School of the Berkshires, Stockbridge, MA

Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Gallery Artists, Handworks Gallery, Blue Hill, ME

Heads & Tales, Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill, ME

gallery representation, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

solo exhibition, Blue Hill Food Co-op, Blue Hill, ME

gallery representation, Isalos Fine Art, Stonington, ME

faculty exhibition, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

Altering Matters, Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston/Auburn, ME

Black & White, Dowstudio, Deer Isle, ME

Botanical Energies, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, ME

Fiberarts International, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

Stadler Gallery, Kingsfield, ME

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham, ME

KU Alumni, Farm Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Galerie Luna, Salem, MA

Hay Gallery, Portland, ME

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS