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Trish Morrissey

Autofictions, Trish Morrissey

Autofictions, Trish MorrisseyAutofictions
Trish Morrissey
Parvs Publishing
English, Finnish

Texts by Pauli Sivonen, Kate Best, Lucy Soutter, Trish Morrissey and Josephine Lanyon.


176 pages
225 x 260 mm
ISBN 9789527441121


Autofictions is the first major survey of Irish artist Trish Morrissey (b. 1967), charting her career from the early 2000s, and presenting new work made especially for the accompanying exhibition at the Serlachius Museum in 2022.

From her seminal photographs that interrogate the visual codes of the family album, to more recent projects exploring the lives of often overlooked women from history, Morrissey always appears in her films and photographs, sometimes performing more than one character. Autofictions explores this dual nature of her practice, whereby the artists’ own biography weaves in and out of the stories of others, using her body as a means of both re-enactment and personal reflection. Together, the works create a narrative about female experience from youth to middle age, and beyond.

About the Artist
Trish Morrissey was born in Dublin and has been based in the UK since the early 1990s. She has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally and her work is held in major collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Serlachius Art Collection. Autofictions is her first solo exhibition in Finland.

About the Publisher
Parvs Publishing Company was founded in 2006 and specialises in books on art and architecture. Parvs produces publications on commission for museums, art galleries, artists and architects.

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