Through her detailed etchings and drawings, Briony Morrow-Cribbs creates surreal versions of the natural world and attempts to document the transformative moment when the monstrous overcomes revulsion and becomes desire.
Morrow-Cribbs graduated from the Emily Carr Institute in 2005 and completed her Master’s of Fine Art degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. From 2012 to 2014 Morrow-Cribbs taught etching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As a printmaker, Morrow-Cribbs has shown both nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions in the Davidson Gallery in Seattle, Washington the Artisan Gallery in Paoli, Wisconsin and the Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
As an illustrator, Morrow-Cribbs launched her career with two New York Times Bestsellers: Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities and Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects, both written by Amy Stewart (published by Algonquin Books). Since then, Morrow-Cribbs has also illustrated a book of short stories titled Unnatural Creatures (edited by Neil Gaiman and Maria Dahvana Headley, published by HarperCollins) and created cover work for The End of the Sentence by Maria Dahvana Headley and Cat Howard (published by Subterranean Press).
Hand colored etching by Briony Morrow-Cribbs. Hard ground etching and watercolor. Edition of 35. Plate 11.5 x 17 inches, paper 16 x 22inches