Amelia graduated with honors from Ball State University in 2008. Her photographs are included in collections at Ball State University and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. She is an active member of the Postcard Collective, an international artist postcard exchange group. Amelia was a 2013 Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellow through the Arts Council of Indianapolis. She won a “golden ticket” scholarship to attend the Photolucida portfolio review
Amelia Morris is a photographer and mixed media artist working with themes including identity, memory, and self-perception. Her imagery’s autobiographical content is expressed through both literal and symbolic self-portraiture and what Amelia lovingly calls “low-grade performance art.”
My ongoing project (2012-present), An Honest Assessment, is a series of staged self-portraits and documentation of provocative pennant banners exploring anxiety, inadequacy, anger, disappointment, and other feelings that are often discouraged from open discussion. The photographs serve as both private confessions and public declarations of living through these emotional states.
I have trouble maintaining my own psychological well-being and acknowledge the ridiculous paradox of feeling miserable when everything else in life seems to be fine. In that spirit, the elements of handmade whimsy in these photographs intentionally mock these heavier emotions. This is a light-hearted portrayal of serious concerns.
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2008: BFA, magna cum laude, Ball State University, College of Fine Arts
Active Member of the Postcard Collective (www.postcardcollective.org)
2014: Honorable Mention; Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center; Juror: Sarah Urist Green
2012: Honorable Mention; Voyeurism and Intimacy: The Public/Private Divide in Photography, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, California; Juror: Todd Hido
Awards of Merit/First Place Avocational Division; Minnetrista Juried Art Show and Sale; Muncie, IN
2008: Outstanding Senior Award: Ball State University, Art Department
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