Darrel Morris received an MFA from SAIC in 1987. He has exhibited throughout the United States and Canada, including solo shows in Chicago and New York. His work is published as part of the Telos Art Publishing “Portfolio Collection” series (vol. 33, 2004). He received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, several Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship awards, and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Individual Artist Award.
The majority of his work reflects how people present themselves to the world and how they interact with others; depictions of dull and odd slices of life. His work deals with social issues: gender stereotyping, misuse of authority, economic class, child abuse, and aging.