Hannah Morris

Hannah Morris

Barre, VT, United States

About Hannah Morris

I am a visual artist, born and raised in rural Vermont. After a decade of living afar, from the Western Cape of South Africa to New York City, I returned to Vermont and now live in the small city of Barre. I studied visual art and narrative illustration at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape of Africa. I make collage paintings, hand-sewn drawings, and soft sculptures, fabricating visual stories and scenes by arranging, refashioning, and building upon found images.


Bates College; Stellenbosch University


2009 Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Don Freeman Memorial Grant
2007 Best South African Children’s Book, Exclusive Books, Honour List Books for
International Recognition, IBBY/South Africa
2006 Merit Award for Picture Book, 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, NYC, NY

2018 Artist-in-Residence Program, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT
2014 Residency Award, Turkey Land Cove Foundation, Martha's Vineyard, MA
2008 Residency Fellowship, Instituto Sacatar, Itaparica (Bahia), Brazil


Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2019 Northern Daughters, Vergennes, VT
2018 The Feast of Fools, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT
2015 Things to Remember Camping, Spotlight Gallery/Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier, VT
2009 Através do Olho Mágico/Through the Peephole, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2018 Artists to Watch 2018, Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier, VT
2018 Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
2017 Refuge, Kent Museum, Calais, VT