Michael Alexander Morris

Art

Visiting Lecturer

Email

mamorris@smu.edu

Michael A. Morris is an artist and educator based in Dallas. His work responds to the rapid changes in how moving images are created and experienced in the 21st century, affirming the traditional space of experiencing cinema while also exploring the implications of new media. He has performed and screened his films and videos at museums, galleries, microcinemas, and film festivals internationally, including Crossroads at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, MediaLive at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, The International Symposium of Electronic Art in Vancouver, Microscope Gallery, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Artist's Television Access.

He won a Kodak award from Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival for his performance A Chorus of Black Voids Sings in Rays of Unseeable Light, and his film Blue Movie won awards from Southern Colorado Film Festival, Haverhill Film Festival, and Athens International Film and Video Festival and was also included as part of Ann Arbor Film Festival's touring program in 2018, which was screened internationally.

Morris has also maintained an active curatorial practice, serving as creative director of the Dallas Medianale in 2015 and 2017, assisting in programming for Dallas VideoFest and the Oak Cliff Film Festival, and curating gallery exhibitions and screenings at a number of venues throughout Dallas.

Michael Alexander Morris