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Britt Harrison

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20180314193248-weightless_words_you_speak_sm
The Weightless Words We Speak Oil On Canvas 30 X 20
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I Tried to Write My End Oil On Canvas 18 X 24
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What Would of Happened If That One Thing Never Happened Oil On Panel 30 X 40
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What Would of Happened If That One Thing Never Happened - detail
20180319004203-britt_harrison_loose_lips_don_t_make_friends_40x30x2_oil_on_canvas
Loose Lips Don't Make Friends Oil On Canvas 30 X 40
20180319004158-britt_harrison_our_torn_up_praise_36x24x2_oil_on_canvas
Our Torn Up Praise Oil On Canvas 30 X 40
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Through the Hole in the Pillow Oil On Canvas 30 X 40
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Nothing But Fake Diamonds Oil On Canvas 20 X 20
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Trim and Toss Oil On Canvas 12 X 18
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A Very Small Stage In A Vast Arena Oil Paint On Photography 15 X 12
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The Brain is Wider Than The Sky Oil Paint On Photography 15 X 12
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Just Beneath Woodcut Print On Rice Paper 18 X 26
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The Dance of the Dagger and the Lotus Woodcut Print On Rice Paper 3 X 4
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Fractured Woodcut Print On Rice Paper 8 X 11
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A Tired and Empty Hand Woodcut Print On Rice Paper 8 X 11
20180314215324-cats_cradle___sm_web
Cat's Cradle Woodcut Print On Rice Paper 10 X 10
20180314215258-spiral_of_sound_and_color_sm
Spiral of Color and Sound Woodcut Print On Rice Paper 11 X 17
Quick Facts
Birthplace
North Carolina
Lives in
Los Angeles
Schools
Institute of Fine Art - New York University
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Statement

Through painting and printmaking, Britt Harrison investigates the complexities of human emotions. Having studied psychology, she is most interested in examining negative emotions of anxiety, anger, and self-doubt. As well as the ways that societal expectations can shape the way we expose ourselves to the outside world.

 

Drawing visual inspiration from her childhood and the time spent exploring the untamed woods of North Carolina, her work uses imagery of animals and natural landscapes as an entry point into societal critique. Often natural or chaotic arrangements are illustrated as either constrained or balanced by harsh geometric forms. These various strict shapes are implemented as a symbol of social or personal control. By having them float in a timeless abstracted space, these intimate moments of struggle become isolated.

 

Harrison is a Los Angeles based painter, printmaker, and curator originally from North Carolina. She studied fine art at New York University and has a B.S in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is the co-founder of the arts collective and publication Future Tongue and the creative events organization Obscure House.