Jane Harris

Jane Harris (b. 1956, Dorset, UK) lives and works in Kent and SW France. She studied at Brighton Polytechnic, Slade School of Art, and at Goldsmiths College, and is currently Visiting Professor, Royal Academy Schools. Of drawing's role in her practice, Harris says: '... I also make drawings that exist in their own right as works to be exhibited. Each drawing adheres to certain fixed rules... I seek to draw attention to the physicality of the drawing and its illusory and optical qualities simultaneously.' Among her many awards, Harris was a finalist for the Wollaston Prize­ at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition (2010), and was Third Prizewinner, Jerwood Drawing Prize (2002). She has had residencies at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation (2015, 2011) and Clermont Communauté, Clermont-Ferrand, France (2012).

Selected solo exhibitions include: Espace culture François Mitterrand, Périgueux (2015); Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn New York (2015); Musée des Beaux Arts - Chapelle du Carmel, Libourne (2014); the devil is in the details (with Jiri Kratochvil), Horatio Jr., London (2104); Jane Harris, Pollen, Monflanquin (2013); and Leitmotif, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart (2011). Selected group exhibitions include: Tableaux, Semiose Galerie, Paris (2014); Art et Archéologie. L'empreinte des sensibles, Le Frac Aquitaine et Vesuna, Périgueux (2014); Symbolic Logic, Identity Art Gallery, Hong Kong (2014); Mises au Jour, Fonds Départemental d'Art Contemporain, Espace culture François Mitterand, Perigueux (2014); Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London (2014/13/12/11); Coulisses, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux (2013); Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Gallery, London (2012); The Curator’s Egg Pars Altera, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (2012); and The Indiscipline of Painting, TATE St Ives (2011). Harris is represntd by Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart.

Last updated: 24.09.2014