Olivia Tripp Morrow received her BFA at Syracuse University, graduating cum laude with Sculpture in December of 2012. Her most recent works are video and sculptural installations that address concepts relating to beauty, intimacy, memory, sexuality, and the commodification of women’s bodies. Morrow's work primarily utilizes found and donated textiles as material, which are imbued with social and cultural values as well as personal histories. In a culture and society ruled by consumerism and excess, women in the United States are especially vulnerable to fashion, beauty, and media industries' incessant reminders to buy clothing and products that seem to simultaneously present and offer solutions to the boundless inadequacies of their appearance. Through her work, Morrow draws connections between status quo notions of beauty/luxury and the perpetuation of harmful social norms and expectations placed on women and girls.
Morrow's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Canada, and France. Morrow has permanent installations and works on-loan at the National Institute of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, the Anacostia Arts Center in Washington, DC, and the Arlington Art Center in Arlington, VA, where is a Resident Artist.