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​​​​​www.kirstyharris.com

kirstyharris4@hotmail.com

b. 1978 Raised in Yorkshire, artist based in east London.

Co-founder of Come Quick Disaster and on the steering committee for Mental Health Arts organisation - Broken Grey Wires

EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT
2010   - Present - Artist Assistant to Fiona Banner.
2002     ​BA/Hons Fine Art, Cass School of Art, London Guildhall University.

 

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS​
SOLO EXHIBITIONS / 2 MAN SHOWS
2019     A FOUL AND AWESOME DISPLAY, Solo exhibition, Vane Gallery, Newcastle, UK. 31st August - 28th September 2019.
             Artist in conversation with Dr. Daniel Barnes on the final day - Saturday 28th September 3-4:30pm
2017     PARADICE LOST (sic) Plymouth Arts Weekender, Plymouth School of Creative Arts, Plymouth, UK. With Stuart Robinson.
2016     HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING (1945-2016) Solo exhibition, CFCCA, Manchester, UK.
2016     WOMEN WALKED ONTO THE BASE LAST TUESDAY, Indo, 133 Whitechapel Rd, London, UK. With Carol Harris.
2015     FROM THIS CRUDE LAB, Experimental Open Studio Exhibition, Vane Gallery, Newcastle, UK.
FORTHCOMING/CURRENT
2019     MANCHESTER CONTEMPORARY, With Vane Gallery - Stand 138, Manchester, UK. 11th-13th October 2019.
2019     WIMMIN II, 1C Enterprise House, London, UK. Part of Art Licks Weekend (PV Thursday 17th October 2019) *Co-curator.
2019     CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PAINTING PRIZE 2019, Huddersfield Art Gallery, UK. PV: Saturday 9th November 2019 2-4pm.
2020     TWO PLUS TWO MAKES FOUR, Auxiliary Warehouse, Middlesbrough, UK. Curated by Broken Grey Wires.
PAST
2019     ART THE ARMS FAIR, Safe House 2, Packham, London, UK.
2019     LOVE& RAGE, Barbican Arts trust Atrium, London, UK. With Hayley Harrison and Henrietta Armstrong.
2019     FIELD STUDY, The Auxiliary Warehouse, Middlesbrough, UK.
2019     LCN PERFORMANCE/HAPPENING, <Mise-En-Scene II> 4Cose, London, UK.
2019     RULES OF FREEDOM, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, UK. Curated by Rosalind Davies.
2018     WIMMIN, Mars', 12 Venn St, London, UK. Curated by Mars Gomes.
2018     STRANGE LOVE, Bankley Gallery, Levenshulme, UK. Curated by Dr. Daniel Barnes.
2018     IDEAL HOMELESS SHOW, St Mungo's, London, UK. Curated by Araba Ocran.
2018     EXTENDED CALL Pt.3, Subsidiary Projects, London, UK.
2018     P O W E R C U T, SET Project Space, London, UK. Co-curated with Henrietta Armstrong.
2018     SOLOAward 2018, Chiara Williams Contemporary, Cello Factory, London, UK.
2018     BROKEN GREY WIRES/ART LANGUAGE LOCATION, Guest Projects, London UK.
2018     POWER PLAY, The Concept Space, London, UK.
2017     DISCERNING EYE 2017, Mall Galleries, London, UK.
2017     BANKLEY OPEN 2017, Bankley Gallery, Levenshulme, UK.
2017     PHANTOM, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, UK. Curated by Jane Boyer.
2017     PIY PAINT LOUNGE, Sluice Art Fair, London, UK.
2017     OPEN SCREENINGS, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.
2017     WHO WANTS FLOWERS WHEN YOU'RE DEAD, Middlesbrough Art Weekender - With Broken Grey Wires.
2017     ANTENNAE, Lubomirov / Angus Hughes Gallery, London, UK.
2017     CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK, Arebyte II Studios, London, UK.
2017     UNDEAD PAINTERS - FLASH SALON III, Saturation Point, London, UK.

2016     LIBERATE YOURSELF FROM MY VICE-LIKE GRIP, Islington Mill, Manchester. Curated by Lizz Brady.

2016     EUROPA, Transition Gallery, London.

2016     EXPERIMENTAL STUDIOS, Abject Gallery, Banburgh House, Newcastle.

2016     SIXTY, ART Athina, Platform Projects, Stand P7 with Lubomirov / Angus Hughes Gallery.

2015     THE OTHER, Maverick Expo 2015, w/ Animamus Art Salon and xvi collective, The Barge House, OXO Tower Wharf, London.
2015     ROOM 408, Erlang House, London. Curated by Julia Warr.
2015     VOLUMES 2015, Independent Art Publishing Fair, Kunstraum Walcheturm, 8004 Zürich.
2015     NEO ART PRIZE, neo:Gallery 22, The Market Place, Bolton.
2015     LONDON ART BOOK FAIR, Transition Gallery's stand at Whitechapel Gallery, Launch of Tranzine005 - Now We Are All Sons of Bitches.
2015     LIMITED EDITIONS, Lubomirov-Easton, Enclave, Deptford.
2015     SAINTS AND SINNERS, Camden Collective Project Space, 69 Camden High St, London.
 

2014     VULPES VULPES Open 2014, Vulpes Vulpes, 17 Blue Anchor Lane, London. 2014     

2014     THE REVERSING MACHINE, The Tetley, Leeds. Palindrone Jukebox [sic] by Sam Belinfante and Simon Lewandowski.

2014     FOAM, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge. Created by Mat Jenner.

2014     BAD BEHAVIOUR, Brixton East. Curated by Araba Ocran.

2014     HORROR HOTEL, Harris & Clarke, Short Order Project Space, London.

2014     BROADCAST Residency, The Aldeburgh South Lookout Tower - With the xvi collective.

2014     FOAM, And/Or GALLERY, London. Created by Mat Jenner.

2014     FOAM - Project/Number gallery, London.

2014     A5, Lubomirov-Easton, Platform Projects, Art Athina Art Fair, Athens.

2013​     ATOMIC, Transition Gallery - offsite exhibition in Ravenscourt, London. Curated by Alli Sharma.

2013     WFIIA, Harris & Clarke - Animamus Art Salon, London.

2013     SECRET HISTORIES, Sluice Art Fair 2013, with the xvi artist collective.

2013     WWSOLOAward - Group2013, Wilson Williams Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden, London.

2013     PSYCHO SALON at DKUK, Ancient and Modern Gallery - Collaborative event with Kev Clarke, conceived by Daniel Kelly.

2013     HOT-ONE-HUNDRED, Schwartz Gallery, London.

2013     Larroque Arts Festival, Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, Tarn, France, curated by Kenneth G. Hay.

2013     SHELF LIFE, Leytonstone Library, London**

2013     Zeitgeist Summer exhibition, ZAP Gallery, London.

2013     ANIMAMUS ART SALON, Bushwick Open studios, NYC. Curated by Ventiko.

2013     THE MAGIC SHOP, Meanwhile space, 194 Stoke Newington High St, London.

2013     RCA Secret 2013, Royal College of Art, London.

2013     ANIMAMUS ART SALON, Culture Fix, Manhattan NYC.​

 

2012     ART CLUB,  Red Gallery, London – by Noise of Art, Curated by Mark Scott-Wood.

2012     MINUTAE, The Stone Space Gallery, London.
2012     LDN-BCN, Untitled BCN Gallery, Barcelona, curated by Laurie Nouchka.
2012     LA PETITE MUERTE,  Drawers Gallery, London (curated) Short film by Vile Films here
2012     THIS IS NOT THE GALLERY, Publication launch, Matt Roberts Arts.
2012     WW SOLO AWARD, Wilson Williams Gallery, London (Online catalogue here)
2102     WANDERING ROCKS, Curated by Stephen Snoddy, Stone Space Gallery, London.
2012     Larroque Arts Festival, Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, Tarn, France.
2012     ALAS Residency Exhibition, Matt Roberts Arts, London - Short film by Karolina Magnusson Murray here

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS/GRANTS

2018     Eaton Fund - Grant received for art materials.

2018     Shortlisted for Solo Award, Chiara Williams Contemporary.

2017     Bankley Open - Visitor's choice award.

2015     Experimental Studio Residency, ACE funded - Hosted by Vane Gallery, Newcastle, in association with Breese Creatives.

2014     Aldeburgh South Beach Lookout - Residency with xvi collective.

2013     WW Solo Award, Wilson Williams Gallery, London - Voted visitor's choice.

2012     WW Solo Award, Wilson Williams Gallery, London - Shortlisted.

2012     ALAS Professional Development Residency - Matt Roberts Arts, London.

1997     Student sculpture residency, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

 

​PUBLICATIONS/PRESS
 
2019     NARC Magazine, September Issue, A Foul and Awesome Display at Vane Gallery, review here.
2019     Corridor 8, Field Study exhibition at The Auxiliary Warehouse, Middlesbrough. Review online here.
2019     Doube Negative, Culture Diary, online here.
2019     Completely er, unfolding itself, 32 page publication with riso cover, Published by Come Quick Disaster Press, London. Available here.
2019     Plaster Cocktail, Volume 2: Invisible Monsters, available here.
2019     Psycho, Artists book published by Broken Grey Wires, available here.
2018     Broken Grey Wires 10 min interview here.
2017     Hackney Studios, Featured in Jenny Lewis's book, Published by Hoxton Mini Press, available here.
2016     Terra Firma Magazine, Issue 3 - Energy, available here.
2016     It's Nice That - feature about Women Walked Onto the Base Last Tuesday, here.
2015     Journal Newspaper, Newcastle, September 2015.
2015     From This Crude Lab, Self published.
2015     Now We Are All Sons of Bitches, Tranzine 005, Published by Transition Gallery, available here.
2015     Twerking to Turking, Everyday Analysis Volume II, available now from here.
2015     INDA 9, International Drawing Annual, Manifest Press Publications, available here.
2014     Collective Arts Brewing, Canada - work chosen for series 2 of the project.
2013     IN NUMBERS, B-R-G Collective, available here
2013     Drowning Dogs - Annotated interview.
​2013     The State of Art, Representational and abstract, Barehill Publishing.
2013     Shelf Life, Leytonstone Library, exhibition catalogue.
2012     La Petite Muerte, Drawers Gallery.
2012     This is not the gallery – ALAS Residency publication.
2012     WW Solo Award – Group 2012 Catalogue.
2009     Death Approaches Magazine Issue 1 -  Artwork featured.
2008     Marmite Prize Catalogue.
2008     Sticks & Stones Album, singles and EP covers for Underground Railroad.
2008     The Arts Pneumonia Journal Issue 5.1 – Artwork featured.
2008     IRP Magazine, Centrefold Artist.
2005     Empirical Publication – Earwig books
2005     C.E.N. Magazine editorial, Launch/Exhibition, HMS President, London.
2004     Window Magazine, Artist's writing and collage published.
2004     Yet more Tell me Why, Self-published Artist's book.

 

COLLECTIONS

The National Atomic Testing Museum, Nevada, USA.

The Museum of Everything, London (collaboration with Margaret Frethey)
Private collections in the UK, Ireland, France, Slovenia, Greece, Canada, Australia & USA.