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Caroline Jane Harris

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British artist Caroline Jane Harris, born in London in 1987, explores the intricacies of nature through a labour intensive paper-cutting technique.  She is fascinated by the phenomena of nature; the endless geometric symmetries found in all levels of existence. Using tree formations as her starting point Harris creates digital prints which are then manipulated, layered and hand-cut.  The hand allows for natural distortions which induce the random, chaotic and asymmetrical - the antithesis of the digital conception. Harrisʼs imagery becomes infinite and abstract - like bronchi of a lung, river networks, neuron activity, fractals existing over many scales of magnification.  Caroline explores the dichotomy in science and art, traditional processes and contemporary practices.  

Influenced by Eastern Printmaking and Paper-cutting techniques, the simplification of lines to convey the essence of nature in Japanese wood-block prints informs her lineated hand-cut paper compositions. Harris pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved from paper, one of the simplest art materials.  

Having graduated from Camberwell College of Art in London and a Fine Art Printmaking degree at University of Brighton in 2009, Harris has already participated in several group shows in the UK and was a finalist for the 2013 Aesthetica Art Prize. With her developing profile, this artist is one to watch.



Born:  1987 London.  Lives and works in London.




2014-2015        MA Fine Art, City and Guilds of London Institute, London, UK

2006-2009       2.1 BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking, University of Brighton, East Sussex

2005-2006      Foundation Course, Camberwell College of Art, London


Residencies and Awards

2013              Winner of the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Stan Smith Award for Research and
                      Materials for an Artist Under 35, May 2013, The London Group Centenary Open
                      Finalist for Aesthetica Art Prize

2012              Judgeʼs Choice Award, British Women Artists Competition       
                      Honourable Mention, Beers Lambert Award for Emerging Art
                      Can Serrat International Residency Award, Barcelona, Spain

2011               Club Monaco Emerging Artist Award (Short-listed)

2011               Artist in Residence, The Muse Gallery, London

2010               Silver Arts Award, Flipside Film Festival, London


Selected Exhibitions



Anatomy of the Arboreal, Solo exhibition, Scream, London

MTV Re:Define Auction, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Dallas Contemporary, Texas, USA



Hand to Earth, two-person exhibition with Shane McAdams in association with Matthew Williamson, Scream, London

Summer Exhibition, Scream, London

Scope Basel, Switzerland – Scream Booth

The London Group Centenary Open 2013, Cello Factory, London 

Aesthetica Art Prize, York St Maryʼs, York

India Art Fair, Delhi – Scream Booth

Art Stage Singapore – Scream Booth

London Art Fair – Scream booth

The Space Between the Stars, Group show, Scream, London



Summer Exhibition, Scream, London
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Group show, Store Street Gallery, London
RisingStars, Group show, The Lloyds Club, London
Artists in Residence Joint Show - Arbeit, London
Unweave the Rainbow, Group show, Scream, London



The Other Art Fair, Southbank, London Outlet, Kendal, Lake District
Open Exhibition, CPG London, London
All Square, The Muse at 269, London
Lifelines, Solo show, The Muse at 269, London
Society of Women Artists 150th Celebratory Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
90th Annual United Society of Artists, Menier Gallery, London
Love Harlesden, Street Exhibition, London
Trans-Siberian Arts Centre, Trans-Siberian Train, Moscow to Beijing
The Affordable Art Fair Spring Show, London
Artists in Residence Show 2011, The Muse at 269, London



Fractus, Solo show, Jane Newbery, London
Winter Open - BHVU Gallery, London
Pedder Photography, The Bigger Picture Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition, The Bigger Picture Gallery, London
Paper Exchange, London
Tea Leaf Arts Open Submission 2010, Tea Leaf Arts Gallery, London
A Moving Exhibition, Wilson Williamʼs Gallery, London
IndigoJack B2B Contemporary Art Show – Warwickshire
Forget me Not - Charity auction for Help the Aged, London
Raise the Roof - Charity auction for Cancer Research, London
This is England, Lahore, Pakistan



The Nature of Paper, Solo show, Pullens, London
100Sqft, Boleyn Boyʼs Club, London
Burt Brill and Cardens Degree show, University of Brighton, East Sussex



Proof, University of Brighton, East Sussex



Works on Paper, Solo show,The Rosendale, London



Degree Show, Camberwell College of Art, London


Other Projects

2013 - Special commission for Kids Company in association with Matthew Williamson and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Recent Exhibits

Caroline Jane Harris participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2015 6/15 Sixteen Postgraduate Artists at City & Guilds of London Art School
The Muse at 269 Gallery/Studio
Jun, 2014 Anatomy of the Arboreal
May, 2013 The London Group: Centenary Open, Part 1
The Cello Factory
Jan, 2013 The Space Between the Stars
May, 2012 PLAN.OPEN. Call for Submissions Hidden/Exposed
arebyte gallery
Feb, 2012 In This Together
arebyte gallery
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