Artist

Greg Harris

Introducing Greg

Born in Chelmsford in 1984, Greg Harris spent his childhood growing up in Essex, Suffolk and West Sussex before going to Leicester to complete a BA in Fine Art degree at De Montfort University in 2009.  After taking a break from art and travelling to the Far East, Greg threw himself back into painting and has never looked back. In his paintings, Greg wants you to reconnect with the familiar by bringing together both a literal and non-literal interpretation of the people and environment around you.

What we love about Greg

Greg’s painterly style brings together eclectic color combinations, which yield equally bold portraits named “and” or “the singers.” Reflecting on his precise attention to composition and choice of color, remarkably his thick brush strokes evoke faces, which are haunting and realistic, yet sometimes culturally ambiguous. Our collective humanity unassigned.

Artist Bio

2016

  1. The Other Art Fair, 6th to 9th October, Old Truman Brewery, London
  2. The Other Art Fair, 22nd to 24th July, Arnolfini, Bristol
  3. Summer Exhibition, Signet Contemporary Art, London
  4. Tunbridge Wells Art Fair, Claremont Gallery, Sevenoaks
  5. The Other Art Fair, The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London
  6. Portrait Demonstration, Oadby Society of Artists, Oadby

2015

  1. Winter Exhibition, Signet Contemporary Art, London
  2. The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London
  3. SkyArts Landscape Artist of the Year, Trelissick Gardens, Cornwall
  4. The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini, Bristol
  5. Pre-selected for BP Portrait Award, National Gallery, London
  6. Solo Show, Leicester Grammar School, Leicester
  7. Open Exhibition, SOCK Gallery, Loughborough

2014

  1. ‘You Are Invited To…’ Exhibition, Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester
  2. Group Show, Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester
  3. Group Show, Solihull Arts Complex, Solihull
  4. Rutland Open, Rutland County Museum, Oakham
  5. SOCK Fair, SOCK Gallery, Loughborough
  6. Group Show, SOCK Gallery, Loughborough
  7. Open 25 Exhibition, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester
  8. Exhibiting at Exchange Bar, Leicester

2013

  1. Bright & Bold, Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester
  2. Solo Show, Ellerington Fine Art Gallery, Leicester
  3. Pre-selected for ‘SELF’, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London
  4. Pre-selected for ‘BP Portrait Award’, National Gallery, London
  5. Open 24 Exhibition, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

Publications

  1. Interview, The Martin Evans Show, BBC Radio Bristol, 2016
  2. Introducing: Bristol artist Greg Harris, Bristol 24/7, July 2016
  3. FreshPaintMagazine, Issue 13, June-July 2016
  4. New Artist, Issue 2, June-July 2016
  5. FreshPaintMagazine, Issue 12, (as curated by Andrew Salgado), April-May 2016
  6. In the Studio: Greg Harris, The Other Art Fair, October 2015
  7. Greg Harris, FreshPaintMagazine, October 2015

Education

  • 2009, BA Fine Art, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Impressions

Artworks

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