Andy Harper

Andy Harper (b. 1971) studied Fine Art at Brighton Polytechnic (1990-1993) and the Royal College of Art, London (1993-1995) and Visual Culture at Middlesex University (1997-1999) and is a senior lecturer on the MFA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths College, London. His practice is predominantly a studio-based painting practice, but he regularly sites his painting on sculptural or architectural surfaces. For the Aspex Gallery (Portsmouth 2010) and Latitude Festival (2012 Suffolk) he painted on large perspex globes, illuminated from inside like large spherical light boxes. He has also painted on the fabric of buildings and recently, for the 2013 Merge Festival on the Southbank, he painted a series of fly-posters, influenced by and in dialogue with existing posters on the side of a boarded up building in London Bridge. Harper works with galleries in Seoul, Berlin and New York.  Recent solo exhibitions include venues such as Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall (2013), The Page Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2011 and 2013), Galerie Morgen, Berlin (2011 and 2014), Aspex, Portsmouth (2010), Danese-Corey Gallery, New York (2009 and 2012), One in the Other, London (2008).  Selected group exhibitions include The First Humans, Pump House Gallery, London (2015) John Moores 26, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2006 and 2010), Now you see it, Cafe Gallery Projects, Southwark Park, London (2009), Wall Painting, FringMK, Milton Keynes (2009), East End Academy, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009), Forces of Nature, Danese Gallery, New York (2009), Pattern Recognition, Leicester City Art Gallery (2009), Wastelands, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall (2009), The Persecution, One in the Other, London (2009) amongst others.

Last updated: 15.02.2017


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