Kim-Ling Morris is UK born and has lived in Europe, Africa and South-East Asia before settling in Cork, Ireland. She trained and worked as a Biochemical Engineer, creating her art practice in parallel. She began with sculpture in Leamington Spa, UK, continuing at the École Duperré, Paris, France, also exhibiting in France. She has gained her Fine Art Textiles Special Purpose Award at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and has exhibited nationally. She is a member of the Cork Textiles Network.
Morris’ work emerges from the events and emotions that touch her life, both big and small. She comments on the absurd, the ordered, unexpected proximities, perfection and the beauty in imperfection. Wherever she is, she is not from there which allows her to view her surroundings with a certain externality, providing the root of her individual presentation.
She is inspired by the inventiveness of poor communities in the world to solve problems with what is available, leaving almost nothing to waste. In her work, she repurposes discarded items, applying textile techniques to found objects and fabrics in experimental combinations. Expanding on this she converts emotions into objects, observation into prose and prose into textile. The spaces between things are as important to her as the objects themselves and she imagines parallel worlds built up of objets trouvés and spurious constraints.