Ree Morton, born in upstate New York, was an American visual artist who was closely associated with the post-minimalist art movement of the 1970’s as well as making work considered feminist in nature. Ree was a trained nurse and she started making art in her thirties and received her MFA at the age of 34.
Her entire body of work is from 1968 and 1977. Though in such a short span of nine years, her work confronts abstract expressionism with roots in post-minimalist traditions. Between 1973 and 1974, she created her most famous installations such as “Souvenir Piece”, “See Saw” and so on. These works had subtle symbolism and a sense of lightness, exploring the complex underlining meaning and connections with the mundane and mystical.
At the age of 41, Ree Morton died in a car accident in Chicago, Illinoi.