Harrison is an Artist and Educator from Yorkshire. She is currently based in a studio in South London. Her work explores a variety of concepts, ranging from exploring the idea of “Goddess” and the female form, historical treasures from the Thames, to commenting on the housing crisis in London. She is interested in folklore and story telling and her work often contains a narrative element. Harrison studied Embroidery and Illustration which has led to her multi-disciplinary approach to her practice, which includes drawing, sculpture, painting and print.

Harrison’s most recent body of work explores the act of making as a cathartic process. Her small scale repetitive doodles, developed into large-scale drawings and paintings which were made using the reoccurring motifs. A drawing often starts in one corner and grows organically and intuitively across the paper, this can result in an imagined narrative through a “surreal” world or a more abstract exploration of colour and line . This body of work has been inspired by her role as an artist teacher and contemporary drawing theory. Some of Harrison’s works are directly inspired by the doodle drawings of her students, which she collects and celebrates through large scale drawing, using these doodles for inspiration and combining them with her own drawings and motifs.

PGCE Art and Design – Institute of Education, University College London

MA Illustration – Camberwell, University of Arts London

BA Embroidery – Manchester School of Art

Selected Exhibitions/ Commissions

2018:Candid Arts Trust, Group Show

2018: Jeanie Avent Gallery, London

2017: Album cover – Sula Mae

2016: Institute of Education , PGCE exhibition

2016:Construct the Future, Native, Hoxton Gallery

2016:A Dog in the Playground, Peckham Platform

2015:ArtBelow Summer Solstice Exhibtion, Westbourne Park Underground station and Westbank Gallery, Notting Hill, London

2014; Studio 73, Brixton Village, London

2014: Solo Exhibition at Wieden and Kennedy Design Agency, Shoreditch

2013: S.I.T.E CCW Graduate School Alumni Exhibition, Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art2013: Ma Illustration End of Year Exhibition, Camberwell College of Art

2013: Open Exhibition at Peckham Space, London

2013: Mural commission – Seven at Brixton

2013; Going Up Stream, China Academy of Art, China

2013: Kings College Hospital, Christmas charity auction, London

2013: Artists of Bussey, Bussey Building, Peckham

2013: Beach Gallery, Shoreditch, London

2012: Bleached Bones Installation – Picture house, York

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