Rachel Harrison

Artist, Visual Artist

1966 –

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Who is Rachel Harrison?

Rachel Harrison is a sculptor based in New York. Harrison is best known for assemblage work. Her work juxtaposes contemporary found, purchased, and received items along with objects made for her pieces. Putting these together comments on the temporary nature of the objects combined with the established desire of preservation with art. Her work utilized cultural images similarly to Andy Warhol even using Marilyn Monroe's image within her work.

Harrison's work has been seen in many exhibitions including: ‘Posh Floored as Ali G Tackles Beck’ at Arndt & Partner in Berlin, ‘Should home windows or shutters be required to withstand a direct hit from an eight-foot-long two-by-four shot from a cannon at 34 miles an hour, without creating a hole big enough to let through a three-inch sphere?’ at Arena Gallery in Brooklyn, ‘Sleeping Waters’ in Chantal Crousel in Paris and ‘24 Seven’ at Galerie Klaus Peter Goebel in Stuttgart.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 “Fake Title”, kestnergesllschaft, Hannover S.M.A.K “Villeperdue”, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vinna

2012 “The Help”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2011 “Double Yolk”, with Scott Lyall, Galerie Christan Nagel, Antwerp

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Born
1966
New York City
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Wesleyan University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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