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Andrea S. Harris

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20101213152936-beyond_the_city_into_the_blue
Beyond the City~Into the Blue, 2010 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 36" X 36" © 2010 Andrea Harris
20101213152513-reflectons_beyond
Reflections Beyond, 2010 Oil And Cold Wax On Canvas 36" X 36" © 2010 Andrea Harris
20101213152707-caress_the_sky
Caress the Sky, 2010 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 36" X 36" © 2010 Andrea Harris
20101213152321-chasing_clouds_over_fields
Chasing Clouds Over Fields, 2010 Oil And Cold Wax On Canvas 36" X 36" © 2010 Andrea Harris
Blue_and_grey_impression
Blue and Grey Impression, 2010 Oil And Cold Wax On Canvas 48" X 48" © 2010 Andrea Harris
Through_the_mist
Through the Mist, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 24" X 24" © ©2009 Andrea Harris
Reflections_48x48
Reflections, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 48" X 48" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Solitude
Solitude, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 28" X 36" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Clouds_over_lake_michigan
Clouds Over Lake Michigan, 2010 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 48" X 48" © 2010 Andrea Harris
Impressions
Impression, 2010 Oil And Cold Wax On Canvas 38" X 38" © 2010 Andrea Harris
Away
Away, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 48" X 48" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Surreal_forest__60_x_60
Surreal Forest, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 60" X 60" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Illuminated_forest
Illuminated Forest, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 60" X 60" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Along_the_river2_38x38
Along the River #2, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 38" X 38" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Winter_birch
Winter Birch Forest, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 66" X 44" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Birch___aspens
Birch and Aspens, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 38" X 38" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Birch_forest__autumn
Birch Forest~ Autumn, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 30" X 48" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Morning_light
Morning Light, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Panel 16" X 16" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Winter_light
Winter Light, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Panel 12" X 12" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Through_the_clearing
Through the Clearing, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 24" X 24" © 2009 Andrea Harris
Winter_moment
Winter Moment, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 38" X 38" © 2010 Andrea Harris
Winter_reflection
Breath of Spring, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 38" X 38" © 2010 Andrea Harris
Winte_s_sigh
Winter's Sigh, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 38" X 38" © 2010 Andrea Harris
Birch_woodlands
Birch Woodlands, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 38 © 2010 Andrea Harris
First_snow
First Snow, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 38" X 38" © 2010 Andrea Harris
Silence
Silence, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 24" X 24" © 2010 Andrea Harris
Uganda
Woman of Courage: Uganda Woman, 2006 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 24" X 24" © 2009
Sister_dorothy_stang
Woman of Courage: Sister Dorothy Stang, 2008 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 24" X 24" © 2009
Tsege_asgedom
Woman of Courage: Tsege Asgedom, 2007 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 24" X 24" © 2009
Tante_paula
Woman of Courage: Tante Paula, 2008 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 24" X 24" © 2009
Wangari_muta_maathai
Woman of Courage: Wangari Maathai, 2008 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 24" X 24" © 2009
Woc-mosaic
Women of Courage Mosaic, 2008 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas Each Portrait: 24" X 24" © 2009
Self_portrait
Self- Portrait, 2007 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 24" X 24" © 2009
Self_portrait_2005
Self- Portrait, 2005 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 30" X 40" © 2009
Homage_to_lautrec
Self Portrait: Homage to Lautrec, 2010 Oil And Cold Wax On Canvas 38" X 38" © 2010 Andrea Harris
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Chicago, Santa Fe
Works in
Chicago, Santa Fe, Portland
Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Representing galleries
3656 N. Lincoln Avenue, IL60613 & Gallery H, 15 S. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI 49128, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Homey Gallery, Chicago
Tags
arts-education installation landscape painting
Statement

 

My life is inspired by the strength of nature.

Each painting centers on my observations– and humanity as one element of nature.  As a milieu of society, the dichotomy of what we see and how we act is our responsibility to each other and to the environment.

It is a reminder that we are all connected.

 

 


About the Artist

 

 

Andrea Harris is an expressionist artist educated at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. She works in a variety of media including oil, mixed media, and collage. Collections of Andrea’s paintings have been exhibited in public venues, museums and galleries and have been considered influential in humanitarian and environmental sectors.

Harris’s passion for painting the figure was her initial step toward integrating the connection of humanity with nature– very often exploring the subtle relationship of the human form,  “It is a perception that each of us is unique in the universe– yet shape, form and color remind us we are elements in nature.”

Most of Harris’s artwork evolved as being centered on observations of nature and humanity.  Because we are elements of society, her work also examines our cultural role – especially as seen in current events. The dichotomy between what we are and how we act is central to her work. This is a theme Harris has approached for some time, for example - her “Women of Courage: Beyond Boundaries” a monumental and ongoing portrait project that celebrates women who have inspired others to pursue their dreams.  This traveling exhibition is a poignant series that focuses on portraits of women who inspire us.

“In the Forest“ is a most current body of work of this interest– an exhibition/ installation of large-scale paintings that interfaces humanity and our environment – the emotional moment as we are “kissed” by nature.

Andrea’s artwork is represented in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Her series, The Veil: A Mosaic Connecting Cultural Boundaries was featured October through December 2005 during the Silk Road Theatre’s production of Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith, located at the historic Chicago Temple Building. Select 2006 exhibitions include Beyond Boundaries, a solo exhibition celebrating Women’s History Month at the Mayor Daley Civic Center, SheA Show of Women, Orleans Street Gallery, Pheasant Run Resort & SPA, In the Forest, a solo exhibit at the Fine Arts Building Gallery and solo exhibit Women of Courage, featured at Chicago’s Apollo Theatre and Rosalind Franklin University. Recent exhibitions include the Acquisition Exhibition located at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Art Gallery, 180 N. Wabash, resulting in the permanent acquisition of a Harris painting by the Illinois Institute of Art.

Harris was selected to participate in the “Cool Globes” Chicago exhibition that took place along the lakefront and The Field Museum Campus from June until October 2007. Each juried and sponsored artist created a visual solution to global warming that was integrated onto a five-foot diameter fiberglass globe. In 2008 Harris’s globe was chosen to be on view at the National Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. and is currently on view at Discovery Green Park in Houston, Texas.  A collaborative globe, “ Preserving Our Rainforests and Ecosystems,” was created with two fellow artists, Sandra Bacon and Anne Bingham- Freeman and will be exhibited in Copenhagen from November 13 until December 31. 2009.  Harris also created a 12” mini-globe replica of her larger “Eco-Heroes” globe. The replica was one of 12 selected to be on exhibition at the United Nations for World Environment Day and was on view at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, from June until September 2008.

In addition to her paintings and installations, Harris is actively involved in humanitarian and environmental concerns and is the founder of the “Art and Nature Program,” designed to engage art as a catalyst to reconnect children with nature.

Gallery representation of Harris’s artwork includes Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Gallery, 511 W. 25th Street, Chelsea, NYC; Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, 142 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA; Galleria Monteoliveto, 5 Rue du Lycee, Nice, France; Homey Gallery, 1046 W. Fulton Street, Chicago, IL and Gallery H, 15 South Elm Street, Three Oaks, MI.

While Harris spends much of her time at her studio in Chicago she is inspired by her time spent in New Mexico and Harbor Country, Michigan.

More extensive artwork is on view at www.AndreaHarris.com.

 

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