JESSICA HARRISON

Diplômée d’un PhD en sculpture au Edinburgh College of Art (2007-2013). Vit et travaille à Edinburg, Ecosse.

Jessica Harrison (née en 1982) vit à Edinburgh en Écosse depuis qu’elle y a emménagé pour étudier la sculpture en 2000 au College of Art, des études aboutissant à un PhD en sculpture soutenu en 2013 et subventionné par le Arts and Humanities Research Council. Si le point de départ de chacune de ses séries est toujours différent, toutes prennent une suite logique dans un projet de recherche à plus grande échelle sur la «tactilité» et le corps dans la sculpture. Ses oeuvres traduisent sa fascination pour le corps humain (son mémoire de Master portait sur la mort et la dissection dans l’art contemporain britannique), l’impossibilité de ce dernier à résister à plus de 100 ans et la crainte omniprésente quant à la mortalité dans notre société. Les images que Jessica utilise sont le fruit de curiosités vues et recueillies à travers son imaginaire. C’est en prenant l’habitude de regarder la collection de céramiques de sa mère et en imaginant abattre une tête par ci, un bras par là, et ce que cela donnerait si tout se mettait à saigner, qu’elle s’est mise à transformer des figurines en porcelaine de bergères ou de jeunes filles un brin kitsch, en les estropiant d’un oeil, d’un organe, devenant une petite armée de morts-vivantes gores.

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COLLECTIONS PUBLIQUES

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Fingal County Public Art Collection, Irlande
The Royal Scottish Academy Collection, Edinburgh, Ecosse
The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
University of Edinburgh, Ecosse
Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Pays-Bas

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SHOWS

2016
HilbertRaum, Berlin – ‘Nova Scotia: New Works from Edinburgh’ – Exposition collective.
La Maison Rouge, Paris – ‘Ceramix‘ – Exposition collective itinérante.
Galerie LJ, Paris – ‘Pink, Green, Blue and Black‘ – Exposition personnelle.
Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden (NL) – ‘Sexy Ceramics‘ – Exposition collective.

2015
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht – ‘Ceramix‘ – Exposition collective itinérante.
Dismaland Bemusement Park, Weston-super-Mare, UK – Exposition collective et parc à thème de Banksy.
Kasteel d’Ursel, Belgique – ‘Sweet 18 – Contemporary art, fashion, design inspired by the 18th century’ – Exposition collective.

2014
Galerie LJ, Paris – ‘Flash’ – Exposition personnelle.
Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh – ‘Broken’ – Exposition personnelle.
Kasher Potamkim, Londres – Exposition collective.

2013
The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – ‘In Perspextive‘ – Exposition collective
Museum of Art and Design, New York – ‘Body & Soul: contemporary international ceramics‘ – Exposition collective.
The Whiskey Bond, Glasgow – ‘SLICE’ – Exposition collective
Glue Factory, Glasgow – ‘Print Process’ – Exposition collective
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh  – ’00:09:34′ – Exposition collective

2012
The Fine Art Society, London – ‘Carving in Britain from 1910 to Now‘ – Exposition collective.
Botanic Gardens, University of Leicester, Leicester – ‘Interesting Times’ – Exposition collective.
Upper Galleries, St James Cavalier, Valette, Malte – ‘Wicc Imb Wicc – Images of the self‘ – Exposition collective.
Project Space @ Art First, London – ‘Jessica Harrison/Atsuo Okamoto‘ – Double solo show.
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – ‘Visual Art Scotland’ – Artiste invitée.
Such and Such, Edinburgh – ‘Full Stop’ – Exposition collective.

2011
Broken, 2011, Jealous Gallery, London
Inspace Gallery, Edinburgh – ‘Sensory Worlds‘ – Exposition collective.
Times Square Gallery, New York – ‘Industrial Aesthetics: Environmental influences on recent art from Scotland‘ – Exposition collective.
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle – International Print Biennale
Halle Saint Pierre – Musée de l’art brut, Paris – ‘HEY! Modern art et Pop culture‘ – Exposition collective. Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh – ‘DOCument‘ – Exposition collective.
Aando Fine Art, Berlin – ‘IMPULSE‘ – Exposition collective.  
Whitespace, Edinburgh – ‘Whitelines‘ – Exposition collective.
Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, California – ‘Object-Orientation‘ – Exposition collective.

2010
University of Derby, Derby -‘UK Young Artists‘ – Exposition collective.
The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands – ‘Make Room‘ – Exposition collective.
Kingston, New York – O+ Festival
Cass Sculpture Park, West Sussex – ‘Milestone‘ – Exposition collective.
Naked State Gallery, Bruxelles – ‘Otherwise‘ – Exposition collective.
Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin – ‘Lithos‘ – Exposition collective.
StolenSpace, London – ‘StolenSpace Summer Show‘ – Exposition collective.
The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney – ‘Milestone‘ – Exposition collective.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield – ‘Milestone‘ – Exposition collective.

2009
Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington – ‘Jessica Harrison‘ – Exposition personnelle.
Market Gallery, Glasgow – ‘As We Speak‘, part of Glasgow International Festival. 
Kings ARI, Melbourne – ‘The Reckoning: Part Two’ – Exposition collective.
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh – ‘MILESTONE‘ – Exposition collective.
Sierra Metro, Edinburgh – ‘The Reckoning: Part One‘ – Exposition collective.
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester – ‘From Blackadder to Borland: Scottish Women Printmakers – Exposition collective.
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut – ‘5 Scottish Print Studios’ – Exposition collective.
Lincoln The Collection, Lincoln – ‘The Golden Record: Sounds of the Earth‘ – Exposition collective.
Jealous Gallery, London – ‘Sketch Show‘ – Exposition collective.
Black church Original Print Gallery, Dublin – ‘Symmetry‘ – Exposition collective.
Summerfield Gallery, Gloucestershire – ‘The Open West’ – Exposition collective.
The Park Gallery, Falkirk – ‘Winter Warmth’ – Exposition collective.

2008
Edinburgh College of Art – ‘Document’ – Exposition collective.
St. Mauritius Pfarrsaal, Cologne – ‘DIRTY FINGERS‘ – Exposition collective.
Collective Gallery, Edinburgh – ‘THE GOLDEN RECORD‘ – Exposition collective.
Portobello, Edinburgh – ‘Big Things on the Beach’ – Exposition collective.
Number 6 studios, Pateley Bridge – ‘NEW HORIZONS’ – Exposition collective.
StolenSpace, London – ‘MOTHER’S RUIN‘ – Exposition collective.
Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh – ‘REVEAL‘ – Exposition collective.

2007
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – ‘SURVEY‘ – Exposition collective.
Edinburgh Printmakers – ‘Edinburgh Printmakers New Commissions‘ – Exposition collective.
StolenSpace, London – ‘Stolen Space Summer Group Show‘ – Exposition collective.
GallerA1, Edinburgh – ‘ESW New Members Exhibition‘ – Exposition collective.
The Bloomberg Space, London – ‘ARTfutures‘ – Exposition collective.
The Lighthouse, Edinburgh – ‘On The Rocks’ – Exposition collective.

2006
The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock – ‘GREATER THAN EVER‘ – Exposition collective.
Atlantis Gallery, London – ‘Brave Art 06’ – Exposition collective.
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh – ‘MAGAZINE 06‘ – Exposition collective. 
Chalk Farm, London – ‘In Motion’ – Exposition collective.
Shrewsbury Gallery & Museum, Shrewsbury – ‘Unnatural Selection’ – Exposition collective.
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – SSA Annual Exhibition – Exposition collective.
Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh – ‘Works on Paper’ – Exposition collective.

2005
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh – ‘Collection’ – Exposition personnelle.
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘Lashings of Ginger Beer’ – Exposition collective.

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AWARDS

PhD Scholarship, 2007 – 2010, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
RSA Sculpture Prize, 2007, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
Printmakers Graduate Commission, 2006, Edinburgh Printmakers
Andrew Grant Award, 2006, Edinburgh College of Art
Andrew Grant Bequest, 2005, 2006, 2007 Edinburgh College of Art
John Watson Prize, 2005, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Andrew Doolan Sculpture Prize, 2005, Edinburgh College of Art
Kinross Scholarship, 2005, Royal Scottish Academy
Chalmers Bursary Award, 2005, Royal Scottish Academy
Charterhouse Prize for Art, 2000, Sir John Deans College

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RÉSIDENCES

Crossings Residency, 2013, The Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd, Presteigne
Feelystone Artist-in-Residence, 2010, Feelystone stone works, Boyle, Irlande
International Lithography Artist-in-Residence, 2008, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin

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PUBLICATIONS

The Fine Art Society, Carving in Britain from 1910 to Now, 2012
Jake Harvey, “Jessica Harrison, Body and Stone” in STONE, 2011, Black Dog Publishing
Hey!, “Body sessions by Jessica Harrison”, Anne & Julien, n°115, décembre 2010
“Violent Aesthetics of the female artist”, Modern Decoration, No. 193, octobre 2010 (Chine)
Bizarre, “Head Girl”, Alex Godfrey, No.169, octobre 2010 (UK)
Portfolio: Jessica Harrison, Ruth Barker, Map, novembre 2005 (UK)

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