Morriss received her B.A. degree from Stanford University and her M.F.A. degree from Yale University. She also studied at the New York School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship. Her work appears in the collections of Washington University Gallery of Art, Novus International, Inc., Phelps-Dodge Corporation and General American Life Insurance Company. Using geometry, Morriss works her way through the existing tension between the emotional and intellectual elements found in her drawings. The intersecting lines merge together and create spaces throughout the composition. The dark, expressive markings offer a noticeable contrast to the strong, geometric relationships occurring throughout her masterful works.