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Often being a women means being under public scrutiny. Morris discusses how this increase in attention affects her work life.

Rebecca's Biography

Phobia: Fire
Role Models: Her two grandmothers
Professional Inspirations: Georgia O'Keefe, Elizabeth Murray and Susanne Ghez
Biggest Challenge for Women Today: Lack of family infrastructure and social services for working parents.

Rebecca Morris is known for revitalizing abstract painting through her acclaimed artwork. Among her many accomplishments, Morris is the recipient of the 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, and has received awards from the Tiffany Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council. As a Professor of Visual Art and Media Studies at Pasadena City College, she was awarded The Board of Trustees/Academic Senate Faculty Distinguished Lecturer Award. She has held solo exhibitions at The Renaissance Society, Chicago and The Santa Monica Museum of Art. Rebecca continues to hold solo shows and lecture at universities across the country.

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