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Elizabeth A. Morris

Liz Morris was born profoundly deaf and was adopted by wonderful parents in Dallas, Texas, where she attended public schools. She received her BFAin Advertising Art and a minor in Sociology from the University of North Texas at Denton, Texas in 1992. She is obtaining her MA in Art Education at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

From 1991 to 1995, she worked for hearing-owned corporations: Beckett Publications, a baseball card monthly magazine; Gator Group Creative Communications, a small advertising agency; and TravelHost Magazine, a nationwide magazine. More recently she has done freelance work with Deaf-owned companies: Deafywood Theatre Company; Deaf Expo of Los Angeles; Deaf USA newspaper; Deaf West Theatre; Deaf Arts Council as creative arts instructor for several schools in the Los Angeles area; and Media Arts Camp as art teacher at Warner Brothers Studio. After a variety of work experience she realizes that teaching art to Deaf kids is her most rewarding endeavor.

Artist's Statement

"The philosophy of my work suggests a framework to empower us with the ability to transform our language. It is also a role of the practical experience of living through the transition from perception to reality and explores the impact of technology and deaf culture history. My art works are poised between environmental awareness and the perception of reality.

I have become more aware of the power of science that is taking place in the world of 'deaf life.'  It is my hope that my work will awaken the hearing world and especially hearing parents of deaf children to the pride of Deaf culture."

The artist's webpage is at: http://members.aol.com/LizMorris/cochlear.html