Fellow Orange County Business Journal Members, we are proud to introduce
We Invite you to a live interview by Art Jewelry Forum, featuring

ROBERT LEE MORRIS
ARTWEAR founder, Award winning Jewelry Designer & Style icon
Learn about his 50 years of contributions to global luxury goods markets.
interviewed by LISA M. BERMAN of Sculpture To Wear Gallery.





Jewelry That Makes You Think.

Join us Wednesday, September 30th at 9am PST/ 12pm EST
For more info and to register, follow this link.
Branded Card from the early days
Beta Gamma Vocabulary 1974
Invitation to the RLM debut solo show at
the Original Sculpture To Wear in NYC
Liquid Geometry
Sterling ZETA Sling 1974 for the cover of Manhattan Catalogue 1979 - featured in the Good As Gold two year traveling Exhibition hosted by Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian. Now at Brooklyn Museum of Art. Photo by RLM
Iconic model Penelope Tree photographed for W Magazine, 2019, wearing the museum quality Roller Necklace made in 1974 from Brass & Sterling (in a private collection). Gold plate Pointed Collar for Donna Karan on head.
Robert Lee Morris is an American jewelry designer and sculptor who attributes much of his inspiration to organic forms he admires in nature and to designing for an imaginary, futuristic, "post-apocalyptic" society. He designs wearable art in gold, silver, bronze, and leather, often incorporating his signature look of 24-karat matte gold plating and rich deep-red copper and green patina as a common thread that connects his work over the decades.

Morris's career was launched in 1973 at the original Sculpture to Wear, which was located in the Plaza Hotel in NYC. He showed his work alongside jewelry by Picasso, Calder, Man Ray, and Louise Nevelson. In 1977, he forever changed the way we view jewelry in a retail setting by opening his iconic gallery, ARTWEAR, which showed artists including Cara Croninger, Ted Muehling, Kiff Slemmons, Bob Ebendorf, Arline Fisch, and Jamie Bennett. 

Morris has designed award-winning jewelry collections for fashion designers such as Geoffrey Beene, Kansai Yamamoto, Calvin Klein, Anne Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, and Michael Kors. He had an especially celebrated collaboration with Donna Karan from 1983 to 2016. Morris was awarded the Coty Award and three Council of Fashion Designers of America awards, including the Geoffrey Beene. This is equivalent to winning the Academy Award for fashion design, and Morris is the only jewelry designer to ever earn such an achievement. His work is in the permanent museum collections of MOMA, the Smithsonian, the Met, FIT-NY, and FIDM-LA, among other prominent private collections.
Brass Cannoli Belt featured at ARTWEAR
Chain Brass BRA, early 90's
Breast Plate in brass, Hammered onto
the body of the model for the Kansai Yamamoto fashion show in 1981.
18k gold Falcon Cuff- the dramatic shape that started the RLM Cuff revolution. One
of a kind ($28,000 in a private collection)
Visionary Proprietor, Lisa M. Berman is the current owner of Sculpture To Wear, a gallery that was instrumental in launching the studio jewelry in the United States. Berman curates exhibitions and places collections into museums, as well as offering an eclectic array of art, jewelry and unique objects via her gallery installations to discerning collectors, media and art institutions, which have been featured in multiple films, television and publications. She is also the founder of Berman Arts Agency, Director of the Oropeza Sculpture Garden, Official West Coast Representative of the Archival Collections of Robert Lee Morris and Cara Croninger. In 2020, Berman was appointed as the first Ambassador for ARTISTAR Jewels in the U.S. and her gallery is the first to collaborate with their global brand.
SCULPTURE TO WEAR is honored to be the official
West Coast Dealer of the Archival Collection by ROBERT LEE MORRIS.

Visit the website or contact me directly to learn more about the selection of
legacy works for private acquisition. PRESS & MUSEUM inquiries are welcome.

LISA M. BERMAN 310 403-0531