Fukuko Harris was born and raised in Tokyo, and she currently lives and works in New York City and Montauk, NY. She received her MFA from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture after studying at Parsons School of Design and Marymount College.
Colors, shapes, and the idea of taking a ride into compositional spaces are the things that drive Harris’ creation of mixed-media paintings, sculptures and works on paper. Generally non-representational, her works convey something she has witnessed, sensed or otherwise experienced in her lifetime. Harris might start from an idea or image of a structure, conceptual or physical, or sometimes from a mood. She begins by working intuitively with a few colors in mind, and then explores compositional or structural possibilities with more forms and colors, or by various arrangements of my preferred marks. Sometimes it's simply the accumulation of materials that leads Harris along.
Her paintings, sculpture and works on paper have also been exhibited in numerous two-person and group shows around the US, including at The Painting Center, in New York, City; Trestle Gallery and 440 Gallery, in Brooklyn; Gestalt Projects, in Santa Monica, CA; Vivid Space, in San Diego, CA; Chabot Fine Arts in Providence, RI; and The Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, in Las Vegas, NV. Harris’s work has been featured and reviewed in a number of publications, such as Create Magazine, Art Slant, ArtMaze, Fresh Paint Magazine, Hamptons Art Hub and Two Coats of Paint, and she has received several prestigious awards, including the New York Studio School’s Hohenberg Travel Grand. Her works are featured in many private collections, as well as in the permanent collection of The Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts.
April 25 - May 22, 2019