Mali Morris was born in north Wales and studied Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (BA) and the University of Reading (MFA). She has shown extensively since 1977 both in the UK and abroad.
Her work is in private and public collections worldwide, including the National Museum of Wales, Arts Council England, British Council, Contemporary Arts Society, Government Art Collection and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. She was awarded the Sunny Dupree Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2008. She was Chair of the selection panel for Jerwood Contemporary Painters in 2009, and a selector/mentor for Jerwood Painting Fellowships, 2012-13.
She has taught and examined at many departments of Fine Art, including the Royal College of Art, Slade School of Art, University of Reading, and Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, where she was senior lecturer in painting from 1991-2005. In March 2010 she was elected as a Member of the Royal Academy of Arts.