Olivia Tripp Morrow is a multimedia artist whose work broadly examines gender, sexuality, beauty, and the body. For the last several years, Morrow’s work has been rooted in fiber-based installations that incorporate materials imbued with personal and cultural meaning. In January of 2020, Morrow’s body was surgically augmented to halt a progressive spine disorder, which brought the focus of her practice to the physical body: proprioception, pain, resilience. Her most recent works explore the abilities and limitations of her ‘new’ body through a wide variety of mediums, including embroidery, paint, charcoal, graphite, ceramic sculpture, performance, and video.
Morrow has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions including Body, Joy, Cage, Scar at Arlington Arts Center (2021), Nine Patch at IA & A at Hillyer (2019) and Gradient at Anacostia Arts Center (2019). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at The Brentwood Arts Exchange (Brentwood, MD); Dupont Underground (Washington, DC) and The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University (Atlantic City, NJ). Morrow’s installations are on permanent loan at the National Institute of Health and at Arlington Arts Center. Morrow holds a BFA from Syracuse University; she is based in the metropolitan Washington DC area.