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Geoffrey Harrison (b.1974 UK)

Education

School of Oriental and African Studies, London MA Japanese Studies 2009
University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Hull BA Fine Art, Printmaking 1996
Stockport College, Stockport HND Foundation, Art 1993

Selected Solo Exhibition / Projects

2021 – 100 Beardy Baldies - Social Media Drawing Project
2021 – The Big Studio Clearout - Great Ormond Street, London
2016 – portrait - Bloomsbury Festival, London
2015 – me . complete . you - The End is Near Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.
2014 – AIR Open Studio - Royal Veterinary College, Camden, London
2013 – me . complete . you - Barts Pathology Museum, Smithfield, London
2012 – Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men - Museum of London, City of London
2011 – Art Cycle Art – Internet media art and cycle documentary project. London to Land's End
2010 – Autopoiesis - Chapel of Rest, St George’s Gardens, Camden, London
2010 – Konseki - School of Oriental and African Studies, Bloomsbury, London
2010 – In the Midst of Life - The Art Workers Guild, Holborn, London
2009 – Islands - Stone Theatre, Southwark, London

Selected Group Exhibition / Projects

2022 – Contemporary British Portrait Painters - Department Store, Brixton, London
2022 – Sequested Self Portrait Art Prize - Winner
2021 – Sky Portrait Artist of the Year exhibition - Compton Verney, Warwickshire
2021 – Contemporary British Portrait Painters - Cass Art, Islington, London
2021 – Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries London
2021 – Cambridge Invitational Exhibition, Castle Fine Art, Cambridge
2020 – Portraits for NHS Heroes - Art Book, published by Bloomsbury
2020 – Royal Society of Portrait Painters - Mall Galleries, London
2019 – Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - Birmingham
2018 – People’s Portrait Project – Oliver Spencer, London
2018 – Discerning Eye – Mall Galleries, London
2018 – People’s Portrait Project, Building Centre, London
2018 – Creekside – Deptford X, London
2018 – Recordless Release - Bar Babette, Berlin, Germany
2018 – Sky Portrait Artist of the Year - London
2017 – Portraits at Virgin Money Lounge – Piccadilly London
2017 – Skeletons, Stories & Social Bodies Conference - University of Southampton
2016 – Bloomsbury Festival - People’s Portrait Project - London
2016 – Modern Panic VII – Bethnal Green, London
2016 – LCS Festival – People’s Portrait Project, Lamb’s Conduit Street, London
2015 – Project AfterBirth - White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple, Devon.
2015 – Recordless Release Party – Echo Echo, Berlin, Germany.
2015 – A Call for Drawings BAK, Utrecht, Netherlands
2015 – Fabrica Vitae - Pius XII Library St. Louis University, Emory Health Sciences Museum, Atlanta.
2014 – The Brain - New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York, NY.
2014 – One Health, One Art - Royal College of Pathologists, London
2014 – Fabrica-Vitae – Touring Exhibition – Zakynthos, London, Berlin, Gdansk, Basel, Ghent, Riga
2014 – The Body is the Instrument of the Soul - The Old Operating Theatre, London
2013 – Art & Science - The Point Gallery, Doncaster
2013 – Anatomy for Life - Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton
2013 – Anatomical Snuffbox – Pup-Up Shop, Bethnal Green, London
2012 – Therianthropy - Barts Pathology Museum, Smithfield, London
2011 – Two to the Power Ten - Orange Dot Gallery, Bloomsbury, London
2010 – Creekside Artists - A-Block Gallery Space, Deptford, London
2010 – Alturnative 100 Journals Project - Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury
2010 – Creekside Artists - Limelight Gallery, Lewisham, London
2009 – Underdog Artists - UDAC Gallery, Southwark, London

Collections

Works held in private collections in UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Japan & Singapore

Soho House Collection
Royal Veterinary College, University of London
Camden Town Hall, London – Portrait of Mayor Jonathan Simpson (loan to Mayor’s Parlour)

Awards

Sequested Art Prize - 2022 Winner
Cass Art Award - Cambridge Invitational 2021
Short Listed for Bulldog Bursary, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, 2012

Media

Gary Mansfield - Ministry Of Art Podcast - May 2021
James, David: “'One Health, One Art' at the Royal College of Pathologists”, London City Nights, 26th September 2014
Sheerin, Mark: ‘Geoffrey Harrison and the Art of Pathology’ B@S, 2nd May 2014
Hamilton, Lea: ‘Q&A with Geoffrey Harrison’, Art and Science Journal, April 2014
Veterinary Record: ‘Art and Science in Veterinary Education’, p38 11th January 2014
THE: Campus Roundup ‘Animal Artistry’ Times Higher Education 2nd January 2014
Legge, James: “Eerie exhibition of anatomical paintings at Barts Pathology Museum”, The Independent, 14th August 2013
Robert Elms Show interview BBC Radio London, 15th August 2013
Khan, Tabish: “Surreal Art In The Macabre Barts Pathology Museum”, Londonist, 16th August, 2013
James, David: “'Me. Complete. You' by Geoffrey Harrison at Barts Pathology Museum” London City Nights, 19th August, 2013

Residencies

2013-14 Royal Veterinary College, London – Leverhulme Trust Residency
2012-13 Barts Pathology Museum. St Bart’s Hospital, London

Memberships

Member of the Contemporary British Portrait Painters
Member of SciArt Center, New York

Gallery / Public / Performance / Education

2021 - Portrait Artist of the Week - Sky Arts/Facebook
2019 & 2020 - Portrait Artist of the Year - Sky Arts
Sept 2016 - Artist's Presentation at Medical Humanities Lab, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
April 2015 - Speaker at Medical Artists' Association of Great Britain Conference, Exeter University
March 2015 - Speaker at the Institute of Anatomical Sciences, London
Regular participating Artist at the Bloomsbury Festival (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Founder of the ‘People’s Portrait Project’ – an open source drawing project / fundraising template
September 2013 – Participant in 'Art Makes People Powerful' project for Deptford X Festival, London
April 2013 - Speaker at 'A Picture of Health' Conference, Royal College of Art, London
2009 - 2013 Member of ‘Creekside Artists’ Charitable Artist’s Collective, Deptford, London
2012 – Workshop for - 'Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men' exhibition, Museum of London
2011 – Conceived and curated 'Two to the Power Ten' a multi-artist participatory project supported by Cass Art and the British Postal Museum at Orange Dot Gallery, Bloomsbury, London
2011 – Guest Seminar Presentation to Medical Artists' Association of Great Britain (MAA) AGM