Photofusion Member | Caroline Jane Harris

Caroline Jane Harris explores the intricacies of nature through a labour intensive paper-cutting technique. She responds to visual phenomena in nature; the endless geometric patterns found in all levels of existence. Using tree formations as her starting point, Harris creates an idealised aesthetic of nature, through the symmetrical rendering of digitally printed photographs, which are then hand-cut and layered. The process is solo and obsessive, requiring concentration, repetition and discipline. The meditative quality of the work is reflected in Harris’ interest in artistic and devotional practices of Eastern Cultures. The hand allows for subtle distortions and an emphasis on detail and wonderment.

© Sylvan Landscape, Hand-cut layered archival pigment prints on paper, 2013

Once layered, the two dimensional paper-cuts have an inherent sense of depth creating three-dimensional drawings, preserved between glass. Harris’s white plains of paper become infinite and abstract – as if viewed through a telescope or under a microscope. Harris explores the dichotomy in science and art, traditional processes and contemporary practices.

Biography

Caroline Jane Harris
Born February 1987 London
Lives and works in London
Practicing Artist

Solo Exhibitions

Lifelines, The Muse Gallery, London, 2011
Fractus, Solo show, Jane Newbery, London, 2010
The Nature of Paper, Pullens, London, 2009
Works on Paper, The Rosendale, London, 2006

Select Group Exhibitions

2013
Aesthetica Art Prize, York St. Mary’s, York
India Art Fair, Scream Gallery, India
Art Stage Singapore, Scream Gallery, Singapore
The London Art Fair, Scream Gallery, London
The Space Between the Stars, Scream Gallery, London

2012
Summer Exhibition, Scream Gallery, London
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Store Street Gallery, London
In This Together, Two-person show, Arbeit, London
Unweave the Rainbow, Scream, London

2011
The Other Art Fair, Southbank, London
Outlet, Lake District
Open Exhibition, CPG London, London
All Square, The Muse Gallery, London
Society of Women Artists 150th Celebratory Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
90th Annual United Society of Artists, Menier Gallery, London
Trans-Siberian Arts Centre, Trans-Siberian Train, Moscow to Beijing
Artists in Residence Show 2011, Two-person show, The Muse Gallery, London

2010
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

2009
100Sqft, Boleyn Boyʼs Club, London
Burt Brill and Cardens Degree show, University of Brighton, East Sussex

2008
Proof, University of Brighton, East Sussex

2005
Degree Show, Camberwell College of Art, London

Residencies and Awards

Short-listed Aesthetica Art Prize, 2012
Judge’s Choice British Women Artists Competition, 2012
Honourable Mention Beers.Lambert Award for Emerging Art, 2012
Can Serrat International Residency Award, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
Short-Listed Club Monaco Emerging Artist Award, 2011
Artist in Residence, The Muse Gallery, London, 2011
Silver Arts Award, Flipside Film Festival, 2010

Education

2006-09 BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking, University of Brighton, East Sussex
2005-06 Foundation in Art and Design, Camberwell College of Art, London

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