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Joan is currently involved in prototyping new Kalamkari textiles using plant dyes for an exciting project with several potential outputs in the near future-- all of which will help support an old, precious and threatened textile making tradition on the Coromandel coast in South India.

In 2019 two intaglio and collagraph prints from Joan Morris's You Are the Music exhibition at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio were added to the permanent collection of the Ballinglen Museum of Art in Ballycastle, Co, Mayo, Ireland. This beautiful museum, which opened in 2020, has the largest collection of contemporary art in western Ireland.

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Two plant dyed Kalamkari textiles from South India

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The Ballinglen Museum of Art in Co. Mayo, Ireland opened in spring 2020.

photos: Nuala Clarke

video: Diana Fullmer


In summer of 2022, Joan will have a fellowship at Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Her previously scheduled class in 2021 has been rescheduled for summer 2022.  Please read more about it on the teaching page.

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Click here to read the artist statement for this exhibition.

Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship & Textile Study Days in Surat, India

Winter/Spring 2017

In February and March 2017, Joan did a 6-week artist residency at Ballinglen Arts Foundation in beautiful seaside County Mayo, Ireland

In April 2017, Joan travelled to Surat, in southern Gujarat, India, where she had study days at the TAPI Collection. The TAPI Collection houses one of the world's greatest collections of Indian textiles made for trade, with textiles dating from the 14th-century. The 15th-century Coromandel Coast textile pictured here was being restored during that visit.

"Imprint of Absence", AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH

17 April - 20 May 2015

An exhibition of the work of Joan Morris from 2012 - 2015



“Reflections”, Kent Museum, Calais, Vermont

13 September-5 October 2014

30 Vermont artists focus on literal and contemplative ideas of reflection in sculpture, photography, printmaking, painting, and mixed media.




Art of Memory in Contemporary Textiles

This show, which the curator Yoshiko Wada calls an exhibition exploring contemporary textiles at the molecular level, features

two art works by Joan Morris.

At the Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand

22 August 2013 through 22 February 2014

This show will travel to Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute in December 2014.



In 2011 Joan Morris was the recipient of a grant from the Puffin Foundation, as well as a "Creation Grant" from the

Vermont Arts Council.



"Expressions of Liminality in the Art of Joan Morris"

September through November 2012

East Mall Pavillion at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH



"Textile Works of Art 2009-2011"

One person exhibition of new work by Joan Morris

Aidron Duckworth Museum of Art, Meriden, NH

18 June-31 July 2011

Opening 18 June, 3-6 PM



"Merging Continuums: work from 2009 and 2010"

One person exhibition of new work by Joan Morris

Big Town Galley in Rochester, VT

13 October-21 November 2010

Opening 16 October, 5-7 PM

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