Stacy Renee Morrison

 

 

 

Biography:

Stacy Renee Morrison was born in Livingston, New Jersey.  She spent her undergraduate years studying women’s history at Rutgers University and upon graduation began to contemplate the cultural history of etiquette.  Her dismay of being born a century too late was great, for Stacy would have happily slipped into one of Caroline Astor’s great balls that took place in the Gilded Age.  But... unable to actually truly attend any of Mrs. Astor’s great social functions, she settled for consulting on more modernly manners.  In the midst of trying to save the world from the impolite, she turned to photography and received her Master’s Degree from New York University.

As fate would then have it, Stacy met her 19th century doppelganger, named Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander, in the form of an abandoned trunk on a New York City street.  A collaboration of sorts began between these two women born one hundred and thirty-three year apart called The Girl of My Dreams.  Stacy is turning The Girl of My Dreams into a book that combines non-fiction and photography.  She is represented by Erin Cox through Rob Weisbach Creative Management.  Stacy received a grant from the Rhode Island Council of the Humanities for her work on The Girl of My Dreams.  She is currently developing curriculum with the Rhode Island Historical Society to bring The Girl of My Dreams photography project to history classes across the state and also worked with the organization to create ghostly photographs for a book about the John Brown House in Providence.  Stacy frequently lectures about The Girl of My Dreams as a visiting artist at universities and historical societies, such as the New York Public Library, The Rhode Island Historical Society, The Linden Place Museum, Wellesley College, The University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University.

Stacy has exhibited her photographs at the Michael Mazzeo Gallery in New York City, The Center of Photography at Woodstock and the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco.  She has also exhibited her work in Toronto, Italy, Rhode Island, Philadelphia and Argentina.  Her photographs are available through Hamburg Kennedy Photographs.  She teaches photography at School of Visual Arts in New York City and Montclair State University in New Jersey.  Stacy is also a still- life photographer, whereby she makes quiet, polite and sometimes macabre photographs of everyday objects.  She works in New York City and has a fluffy white puppy named Henry James.

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