Olivia Tripp Morrow studied at Syracuse University, graduating cum laude with a BFA in Sculpture in December of 2012. Her most recent works are sculptural and video installations inspired by themes of the body, memory, identity, feminism, and sexuality. Morrow's materials primarily consist of donated women's clothing, undergarments, and other textiles, which contain in and of themselves the personal histories and memories of many women. Morrow deconstructs the donated fabric in order to create a palette of new material, which is then stretched, wrapped, woven, hung, or otherwise adhered onto various armatures, letting their physical properties guide her formal decisions. Meticulous by nature, Morrow develops her work with intuitive experimentation; Completed pieces are not predetermined when she begins working, but rather they are the results of her experimental processes.
Olivia installing Stretch (2015-2016) at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Center, Oakville, ON, Canada. October 23, 2016.