Harriet White

works

Harriet White Mosaic
‘Mosaic’
Oil on linen
202 x 84.5cm
£11,500

biography
HARRIET WHITE
‘My work explores themes of ambiguity and artifice. Through painting I aim to combine photographic accuracy and painterly distortion to create a removed ‘version’ of an image, one that has been translated but in itself is open to interpretation; to suggest the presence of some kind of narrative but never to clarify what it might be.
The cinematic dimensions and the use of devices such as theatrical makeup, wigs and synthetic lighting can render the source photograph at once heavily composed and also somewhat ambiguous. All of these elements might reference the artificial world of cinema in general, but don’t specify; an implication of something dreamt, misremembered or removed.’

2019
‘167 Annual Open Exhibition’ – Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
‘Orange Crush’ – Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ, USA
‘The Perfectionists’ – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, USA

2017
‘Glow! Regardez!’ – R L Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA
‘Attention to Detail’ – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, USA

2016
‘People’ – Beaumont Gallery, Mere

2014
‘Skin Deep’ – Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury
‘I See a Pattern’ – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, USA

2013
‘The Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture’ (Shortlisted Artist) – The Mall Galleries, London
Group Show – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, USA

2012
‘Holburne Portrait Prize 2012’ – Holburne Museum, Bath
‘Wells Art Contemporary ‘ – Wells and Mendip Museum, Wells, Somerset
‘Everything Changes’ – Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, USA
Group Show – Creative Solutions Art and Design, London
‘New Visions’ – Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol

2011
‘BP Portrait Award 2011’ – National Portrait Gallery, London
– Wolverhampton Art Gallery
– Aberdeen Art Gallery
‘159 Autumn Exhibition 2011’ – Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
‘Harriet White – New Paintings’ – Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol
‘Affordable Art Fair’ – Battersea Park, London (with the Sarah Wiseman Gallery)
‘REFLEX 2’ – Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff
‘Studio 17 Spring Show’ – Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol
‘Hidden Portraits’ – View Art Gallery, Bristol
‘Affordable Art Fair’ – The Passenger Shed, Bristol (with Sarah Wiseman Gallery)

2010
‘The Holburne Portrait Prize 2010’ – Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
‘Christmas Stars’ – Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
‘Affordable Art Fair’ – Battersea Park, London (with the Sarah Wiseman Gallery)
‘White & Frost’ – Prema Arts Centre, Uley, Gloucestershire
‘New Year, New Work’ – View Art Gallery, Bristol
‘Affordable Art Fair’ – The Passenger Shed, Bristol (with the Sarah Wiseman Gallery)

2009
‘Christmas Show 2009’ – View Art Gallery, Bristol
‘157 Autumn Exhibition’ – Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
(Shortlisted for Venue Magazine’s ‘Emerging Artist Award’)
‘Art Spotting’ – Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
‘Affordable Art Fair’ – Battersea Park, London (with the Sarah Wiseman Gallery)
‘Affordable Art Fair’ – The Passenger Shed, Bristol (with the Sarah Wiseman Gallery)
‘Bath Society of Artists 104th Annual Exhibition’ – Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
‘Mystery Portrait Postcards’ – National Portrait Gallery, London

2008
‘BP Portrait Award 2008’ – National Portrait Gallery, London
– Wolverhampton Gallery
– Aberdeen Art Gallery
– Aberystwyth Arts Centre
‘Emporium’ – Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Pill, Bristol
‘Bristol Art Show’ – Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
‘Affordable Art Fair’ – Battersea Park, London (with the Sarah Wiseman Gallery)

2007
‘Figure it Out’ – Stroud House Gallery, Stroud
‘On Form’ – ‘A Gallery’, Wimbledon
‘Open Summer Exhibition’ – The Meeting House, Ilminster, Somerset

2005
‘RWA Open Painting’ – Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
‘The Bristol Pack’ – Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
‘Quartz Festival’ – Queen’s College, Taunton
‘Progresso’ – Portobello Road, London

2004
‘Snapshot’ – Centrespace Gallery, Bristol

2001
‘EXhibit’ – Michael Tippett Centre, Bath