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Krista Harris is an expressionist painter whose work blurs the lines between abstraction and the natural world. Richly layered and nuanced surfaces keep various ideas in the air, as if waiting to come into focus. Allusions to landscape and the figure, interwoven with pattern and stitched together with line, collaborate to suspend a moment in time, something almost recognizable, suggestive of a place that is everywhere and nowhere at once.

Harris’ mixed media works on canvas and paper “are part art, part science experiment” she says, referencing her love of materials and the unpredictability of process. Her quick, natural energy is evident and easily recognizable in the work, regardless of surface or medium. The results lure and lull the viewer to share in the hypnotic journey; to slow down, to wander and to see with child like vision again.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

“Painting, for me, is both a way to remember and a way to forget”

My non-representational paintings provide an opening, a bridge, helping me to reconcile the complex and beautiful dualities of life.

Paint, being tangible, tactile, and malleable, can make visible what is invisible; joy and sorrow, clarity and confusion, beauty and hatred. It can give form and substance to moments that leave me breathless and without words. Capturing movement, motion or momentum, and then suspending that moment, so that it verges simultaneously on both becoming and dissolving is an illusive and compelling objective.

Everything about art making is exciting, frightening, and addicting, weighted with potential for discovery or risk of failure. The processes, materials and energy to focus on creating seem hardwired in my DNA. It’s how I filter the world around me – how I take in the visual, emotional, social and sensory experiences and try to reconfigure them into a new visual language.

 

REPRESENTATION (linked)

Artspace8, Chicago, IL
Chicago Art Source, 1871 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas TX
Diane West Jewelry & Art, Durango, CO
Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, VT
Hodges Taylor Contemporary Gallery + Consulting Firm, Charlotte, NC
Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Shaw Gallery, Naples, FL
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO

CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Historic Westory Building lobby, Washington, DC
Ingenious Corp, London, England
Duke Memorial Medical Center, Durham, NC, purchase award
Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO, purchase award
Denver International Airport select group exhibition
Colorado Governor’s mansion, select group exhibition
Northern Trust Bank, downtown Chicago, IL, commission
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Grand Cayman Island, commission
Northern Trust Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1600 LaSalle Condominium Complex, Chicago, IL commission
Pine River Library, Bayfield, CO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  Nov 28 - Jan 30, 2021   1871 Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2 Person Exhibition
  Oct - Nov, 2018   Westbranch Gallery, Stowe, VT, 2 Person Exhibition
  July 12, 2018   Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  March 25, 2017   West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
  October 2016   Gallery 903, Portland, OR
  July 1-13, 2016   Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  June-Aug, 2014   J Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL
  March 2014   JGO Gallery, Park City, UT
  September 2007   Ellis West Gallery, Durango, CO

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  October, 2020   Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  May 9 - July 3, 2020   Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
  July, 2019   Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO
  Feb 16 - Mar 22, 2019   Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
  March 2 - 31, 2017   Works on Paper /Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, CO
  Feb 18 - Mar 25, 2017   Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
  March 2 - April 5, 2017   Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO
  November 2016   Gallery 903, Portland, OR
  May 15-30, 2016   Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
  March -April, 2016   West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
  Jan 2016   Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO
  Nov 21-Dec 31, 2015   Craighead Green Gallery exhibition, Dallas, TX
  Jan - April, 2015   Group Exhibition, Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL
  November 2014   SOFA Chicago, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  September 2014   “New Landscapes of the Southwest”, Santa Fe, NM
  August 2014   "Culture of Women”, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  June 2014   Group Exhibition, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
  January 2014   Art Palm Beach, Tansey Contemporary
  November 2013   SOFA Chicago, Tansey Contemporary
  October 2013   Artist Talk/Painting demo, Tansey Contemporary
  September 2013   “Circus, Circus” Group exhibit, Telluride Gallery, CO
  June 6, 2013   Abstract Expressionist show, Telluride Gallery, CO
  Jun 22 - Sept 1, 2013   Select 4 person show, “Southern Lights”
The Bascom Center for Visual Arts, Highlands, NC
  February - April 2013   Pine River Library exhibit
  January 2013   Craighead Green, Dallas, TX, 3 person exhibit
  January 2013   Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
  September 2012   Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2 person show
  2012   SOFA International Art Fairs
NYC, Palm Beach, FL & Chicago, IL
  March 2012   Group exhibition, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas
  March 2012   Solo show, J GO Gallery, Park City, UT
  December 2011   RED Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, NYC
  2011   SOFA Shows:
New York City, Santa Fe, Palm Beach, & Chicago
  November 2010   SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
  December 2011   Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
  May 2010   Solo Exhibition, ENO, Durango, CO
  April 2010   U8, Sopa Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
  March 2010   Huntsville Museum of Art, Annual Fund-raiser, AL
  October 2009 - 2010   Work exhibited at DIA and the Colorado State Capital
  September 2009   Ellis Contemporary, Durango, CO
  March 2009   Huntsville Museum of Art, 18th Annual Museum Gala
  August 2008   Churchill Gallery Fall Show, Newburyport, MA
  September 2009   Ellis Contemporary Gallery, Durango, CO
  March 2009   Huntsville Museum of Art, 18th Annual Museum Gala
  August 2008   Churchill Gallery Fall Show, Newburyport, MA
  May 2008   Group Exhibition, Ellis West Gallery, Durango, CO
  March 2008   Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
  September 2007   Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  October 2006   2 person exhibit Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  September 2006   2 person exhibit Ellis Crane Gallery, Durango, CO
  July 2006   Aquatics Show, Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
  May 2006   Spring Gallery Walk, Durango, CO

PRESS

  2019   Woven Tale Press: Printed and online excerpts of work
  2019   North Carolina Literary Review: Work selected for publication
  2017   Feb/Mar issue Patron Magazine
  2015   Dec / Jan issue Patron Magazine
  2009   Durango Herald Magazine / exhibition review
 

 

 
     

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