_ a career in brief
is an internationally recognized writer, award-winning graphic designer and photographer with expertise in advertising and marketing communications, Renay's career includes the combination of graphics and photography for use in various mediums. As a creative director, she has led teams in the development of media programs for private and public organizations which have included; Universal Pictures, Sony Music/CBS Records, CBS Publications, and TDS Time Warner. Under the umbrella of CorporateIDeasWorldwide, and renayellemorris.com (formerly) photopresseimages.com, Renay maintains a platform for visual communications and consultation for a global clientele. A New Yorker, by birth, she receiving her BFA in graphic design and photography from the prestigious Krannert School of Fine Arts_ University of Illinois in Urbana / Champaign.
As a journalist and member of the US and overseas press communities, Renay was the international news editor and feature writer for Picture magazine_ a nominee for the coveted “Lucie” award. In addition, as of 2016, she is currently the editor_ photographic & fine art development/content for Arstler. Her career in this arena, has afforded her access to an outstanding list of celebrated creatives_ including profiles of members of the Magnum Group.
Currently, her primary direction is fine art photography presented in large-scale format. Renay participates in gallery exhibitions in the United States and abroad with representation, and has recently been awarded a Grant from her series_ MDina Cathedral APS Contemporary Art Biennale _2017 Malta / The Mediterranean: A Sea of Conflicting Spiritualites, as well as her award-wining participation in the 1st International Contemporary Women's Art Biennale_ 2018 Kaunas, Lithuania /
My Story. September 2019 she returns to Kaunas for her solo exhibition. Her current photographic study, as of 2020 is 2-fold_ Soy Cuba, and Into the Archives of Egyptian Symbolism and a Representation for the Modern World. Both designed for large-scale exhibition.
Renay is available for seminars on the consideration of aesthetics in photography and is available for portfolio reviews, lecture programs, photography workshops and other photography–related projects through her website's International Assignment Desk.
The Language of Photography_
"It’s the image that dictates and guides the direction of my expressions. It tells me how it "wants" to been seen_ cloaked in darkness or viewed as brilliant as the subtle hues and shades that are gifts in the offering. I interpret. How far to go? I have the final say. My signature varies, as do my feelings over time."
_Renay Elle Morris
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Highlights of the 2017-18 Mdina Cathedral Art Biennale
Predictable Constructs _First Solo Show by Genu Berlo
PhotoPlus Expo Rocks. Graham Nash sets the stage.
The Cherkashin's. New drawings. A new chapter.
in memoriam /abbas 1944 – 2018
the photography show. AIPAD 2018
From Russia With Love
paci contemporary gallery / porto cervo, italy