Edward Morris

Department of Film and Media Arts

Co-Director, the Canary Lab

Edward Morris

202 Smith Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1180


Edward Morris works with photography, video, writing, and installation. He works in collaboration with his wife Susannah Sayler as Sayler/Morris. Of primary concern are contemporary efforts to develop ecological consciousness and the possibilities for art in support of activism.

In 2006 Sayler/Morris co-founded the Canary Project, a collaborative that produces visual media and artworks that deepen public understanding of climate change and other ecological issues. In 2015 Sayler/Morris were awarded the 8th annual David Brower Center: Art/Act Award, and in 2014 they were awarded the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. In 2008-09 they were Loeb Fellows at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Their work has been exhibited broadly in the United States and abroad at both science and art museums, including the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and the Walker Center for the Arts. Their archives are collected by the Nevada Museum of Art (Reno).


  • M.A., Harvard University
  • B.A., Wesleyan University


Activist art, eco art, photography, installation, and entrepreneurship