Fine Art Talk - Caroline Jane Harris

The Old Library


Join us for this afternoon talk with artist Caroline Jane Harris in the Old Library.

Caroline Jane Harris is driven by a desire to innovate the image-making process. She creates visually complex pictures that bridge the loss of the tactile and dimensional in contemporary images, and offers up an arena to consider notions of time, technological change and habits of perception. Harris uses meticulous manual processes, namely cutting out with a scalpel, that call upon printmaking, photography and drawing, to create contemplative works that shift between figuration and abstraction, and that ultimately defy categorisation. Through an analytical approach she traverses analogue and digital techniques, in-turn highlighting relations between material and immaterial, image and object.

Harris is represented by Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery, London & Berlin. She graduated from MA Fine Art at City&Guilds of London Art School in 2015, where she was awarded ‘Norman Ackroyd Prize for Etching’, and ‘Roger de Gray Drawing Prize’. Harris was invited to stay on as Research Printmaking Fellow at the University until 2018. For 2016-17 Harris was selected as ‘Artist in Residence’ at The Florence Trust, London and in 2017 was awarded a solo exhibition at ASC Gallery selected by critic and curator Paul Carey-Kent. In 2019 Harris had a solo show with Kristin Hjellegjerde in London ‘A Three-Dimensional Sky’,  and won the 8th Dentons Art Prize in association with Dentons law firm. Currently she is working towards a solo show at Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin for November 2020.

School of Arts

This talk is organised by the Fine Art department at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. To find out more about the School of Arts and study options please view the website