Jen P. Harris makes optically complex paintings constructed through an accumulation of transparent layers of liquid ink and acrylic media on paper, wood, and canvas. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Yale University and an MFA in Painting from Queens College of the City University of New York. She is currently based in Los Angeles.
Harris is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, grants from the Puffin Foundation, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and Iowa Arts Council, and residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Women’s Studio Workshop.
Solo exhibitions include Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, DE), Daniel Cooney Fine Art (New York, NY), John Davis Gallery (Hudson, NY), and CSPS Hall (Cedar Rapids, IA). Her work has appeared in over thirty group shows, including Chashama (Queens, NY), St. Ann’s Church (Brooklyn, NY), Sardine (Brooklyn, NY), The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), and Future Studio Gallery (Los Angeles).
Harris has served as visiting artist at over a dozen institutions and recently served on the Board of Public Space One in Iowa City.
photo: Annelies Senfter