Jan Harrison

Jan Harrison's paintings, sculpture, and installations involve a personal and universal myth which focuses on empathy with the animal nature and the animal/human interface. She sings in Animal Tongues, which has been performed and included as part of installations. Her work has shown in over one hundred and twenty exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and Europe.


Solo Exhibitions
2015 Visceral Voices, Bright Hill Word & Image Gallery, Treadwell, NY, c: Bertha Rogers.
2014 Familiars, Piermont-Straus Gallery, Piermont, NY, c: Laura Straus.
2011 Divinanimality, Exhibition of Jan Harrison's art in conjunction with conference, Divinanimality: Creaturely Theology, at Drew University, Madison, NJ, c: Catherine Keller.
2007 Bestial Beings, Cabaret Voltaire Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, c: Sukran Aziz.
2005 Sentient Animals, The Gallery at R & F, Kingston, NY, c: Laura Moriarty.
2001 Chaosmos, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY.
1999 Arcana Mundi, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, c: Dennis Harrington, monograph, illustrated.
1998 Jan Harrison, James Yarosh Gallery, Holmdel, NJ, c: James Yarosh.
1996 Animal Crossing, Nancy Moore Fine Art, New York, NY.
1993 Animal Tongues, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY.
1992 Tyrra vas Terra, Donskoj & Co., Kingston, NY.
1992 Jan Harrison, Sunnen Gallery, New York, NY.
1990 Jan Harrison, Pastel Paintings, Centre for International Design, Paramus, NJ.
1990 Jan Harrison, Painting, Drawings, Watermark-Cargo Gallery, Kingston, NY.
1990 Jan Harrison, Bill Botzow, Passepartout Gallery, Burlington, VT, c: Elizabeth Bunsen.
1989 Jan Harrison, The Stanley Gallery, Norfolk, VA, c: Nancy Moore.
1988 A Perilous Eden, Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH.
1986 Divining House, with Alan Baer, architect, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, c: Sarah Rogers-Lafferty.
1984 Jan Harrison, Gund Gallery-Ohio Arts Council Columbus, OH, c: Lance Kinz.
1983 Jan Harrison, Toni Birckhead Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, c: Peter Huttinger.
1983 Jan Harrison, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, c: Ted Aub.
1982 Emerging Talent, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, c: Betty Collings, catalogue, illustrated.
1981 Animal Wishes/Animal Desires, CAGE Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, c: Hudson.
1979 Nest Building, 20 Room House as World, 3850 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, book, illustrated.
1978 Jan Harrison, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 White Out, Winter Group Show, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY. c: Jen Dragon and Alan Goolman.
2017 Thru the Rabbit Hole 2, Sideshow Gallery. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. c: Richard Timperio.
2016 Cowgirls No.5, (eclectic all woman group show) Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY. c: Richard Timperio, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2016 Bare Bones, Laundry King Gallery, Livingston Manor, NY. c: Elizabeth Ennis and Naomi Teppich.
2015 Aviary: A Group Show Curated by Elizabeth Ennis, Elevator Gallery at the Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY. c: Elizabeth Ennis.
2014 Type P: Groepsschuilplaatsen, Expositie, Type P Op De Voorgrond, Fort Aan De Klop, Netherlands. c: Hendrik Dijk.
2014 Road Kill, Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY. c: Tim Watkins.
2014 Ten New York Artists, Galería La Eskalera, Mérida, Mexico. c: Joseph Kurhajec.
2014 Crowd, Green Door, Liberty, NY. c: Andrea Brown, Elizabeth Ennis.
2013 The Animals Look Back At Us, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, c: Sara Lynn Henry. catalogue, illustrated.
2013 The Show of Shows, Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY, c: Lenny Kislin.
2013 Cicada Festival, Donskoj & Company Gallery, Kingston, NY, c: Mikhail Horowitz.
2013 The Animals Look Back At Us, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY, c: Sara Lynn Henry. catalogue, illustrated.
2013 Straw Bale House Project, Bearsville, NY, c: Keiko Sono, Deborah Degraffenreid.
2012 Dear Mother Nature, SDMA, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, Performance of Animal Tongues and Exhibition of large pastel painting, c: Linda Weintraub.
2012 Everything Small, Roos Arts, Rosendale, NY, Exhibited art and performed in Animal Tongues.
2012 Type P: American Interpretations, Donskoj Gallery, Kingston, NY. Hendrik Dijk discovered World War II Type P shelters on a visit to his native Holland in 2007, and he invited 12 American artists to respond to the structures. I am exhibiting a model of a "Bat Sanctuary," c: Hendrik Dijk.
2012 Other Than Human, three-person exhibition, Jan Harrison, Chris Harvey, Susan Siegel, KMOCA, Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY, Performance of Animal Tongues and Exhibition of works on paper, c: Michael Asbill.
2011 Transcendental Freakout, Exhibition: Remote, Barcelona, Spain, c: Kuba Dorabialski, Katy B. Plummer. (Book published: Desire Books, New South Wales.)
2011 O+ Festival, Performance of Animal Tongues and Exhibition of works on paper, Kingston, NY.
2011 Peaceable Kingdom, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY, c: Andrea Brown.
2011 Animals, People - A Shared Environment, POP Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, c: Ross Woodrow, Jo Diball.
2011 Women & Identity, Deep Listening Institute, Kingston, NY, c: Ione.
2011 The Erotica Show, Tivoli Artists' Co-op, Tivoli, NY, c: Lara Chkhetiani.
2010 Standing Heat, The Front Gallery, New Orleans, LA, j: Holly Hughes, Lee Deigaard.
2010 Imagine It Thick In Your Own Hair, Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA, c: Heide Hatry.
2010 Body, Line, Motion: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, c: Amy Lipton.
2010 Marks That Matter, Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY, j: Gillian Jagger.
2010 Power To The People, Feature Gallery, New York, NY.
2010 What Matters Most?, Exit Art, New York, NY.
2010 The 12th Annual Postcards From the Edge, Visual Aids, ZieherSmith, New York, NY.
2009 Fire and Ice, Donskoj & Co., Kingston, NY.
2009 The Dog Show: When The Model Barks, Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY.
2009 For The Animals Art Auction, MAMA, Stone Ridge, NY.
2009 10 x 10 Invitational Benefit Exhibition, White Box, New York, NY.
2009 Woodstock FlatPak Art House, 34 Van De Bogart, Woodstock, NY, c: Chrissy Glenn.
2009 The Cat Show, The Treadwell Museum of Fine Arts, Treadwell, NY, c: Joseph Kurhajec.
2009 In Vetland, Newcastle Art Space, New South Wales, AU, c: Perdita Phillips.
2009 Talking Tongues and Other Organs, Soup Kitchen/ Kleinert James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY, c: Alan Baer, Heather Hutchison.
2008 The Sparky Show, Schroeder Romero/ Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY, c: Nelson Santos.
2008 The 11th Annual Postcards From the Edge, Visual Aids, Metro Pictures, New York, NY.
2008 We’re Only in it for the Money, artists examine the current fiscal crisis, Donskoj & Company, Kingston, NY, c: Yourij and Nancy Donskoj.
2008 The Dream of The Red Chamber Masquerade Ball Invitational, White Box, New York, NY.
2008 Women Working Outside the Box, Barrett House Clay Works, Poughkeepsie, NY, c: Meadow.
2007 Postcards From the Edge, Visual Aids, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY.
2007 Herring-a group show, Donskoj & Company, Kingston, NY, c: Nancy Donskoj.
2007 Beyond Self: Contemporary Explorations in Art & Spirit, Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY, j: Linda Montano and Beth Wilson.
2007 White Box Benefit Auction, White Box, New York, NY.
2007 Museum, Mission & Meaning: Selections From the Collections, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, c: Brian Wallace.
2006 Postcards From the Edge, Sikkema, Jenkins & Co., New York, NY.
2006 7 + 14, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY, c: Bette Korman and Carol March.
2005 White Box Benefit Auction, White Box, New York, NY.
2005 Encaustic Works, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, c: Dr. Karl Emil Willers and Beth Wilson, catalogue, illustrated.
2005 Ideas Into Objects: Reinterpreting the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, c: Kip Eagen.
2005 Old & New Friends, Elisa Pritzker Gallery, Highland, NY, c: Elisa Pritzker.
2004 White Box Benefit Auction, White Box, New York, NY.
2004 Group Show, Visual Poetry Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, c: Anthony Kelley.
2004 Recent Work, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY.
2003 Making Their Mark: Drawings and Paintings from the Permanent Collection, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, c: Kristin Spangenberg.
2003 Mythic Creatures, Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery, Hunter, NY, c: Fawn Potash.
2003 Recent Work, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY.
2002 Past To Present: Recent Acquisitions, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY.
2002 Recent Work, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY.
2000 Animal.Anima.Animus, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada, c: Linda Weintraub and Marketta Seppälä, catalogue/book, illustrated.
2000 Faculty Exhibition, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY.
1999 Animal.Anima.Animus, P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, NY, c: Linda Weintraub and Marketta Seppälä, book, illustrated.
1999 On Paper/Of Paper, The Connecticut GraphicArts Center, Norwalk, CT.
1998 Animal.Anima.Animus, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Holland, c: Linda Weintraub and Marketta Seppälä, book, illustrated.
1998 Animal.Anima.Animus, Porin Taidemuseao, Pori, Finland, c: Linda Weintraub and Marketta Seppälä, catalogue/book, illustrated.
1998 Dreaming On, The Gallery at The Deep Listening Space, The Pauline Oliveros Foundation, Kingston, NY.
1997 Pluralities: Women's Bodies, Sexualities, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, c: Beth Wilson.
1997 Ione's Dream Festival, The Gallery at The Deep Listening Space, The Pauline Oliveros Foundation, Kingston, NY.
1995 Bestiary 1995, Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY, c: Elizabeth Hess.
1995 Bestial Angels: Historical Overview of the Animal in Art, William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon, VA, c: Carolyn Eyler, catalogue, illustrated.
1995 Idols, Icons & Myth, The Loft, Kingston, NY, c: Chris Gonyea.
1995 Synchronicity, Talieson Gallery, Red Hook, NY.
1994 Waterworks-Outdoor Sculpture, Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY, c: Elena Zang.
1994 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Hostra University, Hempstead, NY, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1994 WSW XX Years - A Retrospective, College Art Gallery, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY.
1994 New Art From Kingston, New York, Gallery at Park West, Kingston, NY, c: Tram Combs.
1994 Hudson Valley Artists, Donskoj & Co., Kingston, NY, c: Yourij Donskoj.
1994 Collaborations '94, Donskoj & Co., Kingston, NY.
1993 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1993 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1993 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center, Portsmouth, OH, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1993 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1993 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Phyllis Rothman Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1993 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1992 Body & Soul, Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY, j: Kiki Smith and Laura Battle.
1992 Vision Quest,The Art Gallery, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, c: Robert Thurmer.
1992 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1992 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, University of Delaware Gallery, Newark, DE, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1992 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Museum of Arts & Sciences, Macon, GA, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1992 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Brevard Art Center, Melbourne, FL, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1992 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Memorial Union Art Gallery, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1991 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Rahr West Art Museum, Manitowak, WI, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1991 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Holman Hall Gallery, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1991 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Felicita Foundation for the Arts, Escondido, CA, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1991 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, AL, c; Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1991 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1991 Group Exhibition, Willoughby Sharp Gallery, New York, NY.
1991 Myth, Spirituality & Culture, College Art Gallery, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, j: Connie Butler, Artists Space, and Gary Sangster, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
1991 Scarlet Letters, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY, c: Women's Studio Workshop.
1990 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY, c: Bernice Steinbaum, catalogue, illustrated.
1990 Chicago International Art Exposition-Navy Pier Show, Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL, c: Lance Kinz.
1990 Summerfair Six, A Biennial Exhibition, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH, catalogue, illustrated.
1989 Chicago International Art Exposition-Navy Pier Show, Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL, c: Lance Kinz.
1988 Object-Image-Icon, The Contemporary Arts Centre, Adelaide, Australia, c: Gary Gaffney, catalogue, illustrated.
1987 Self-Portraits- Art Academy of Cincinnati, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, j: Sarah Rogers-Lafferty, catalogue, illustrated.
1986 New Sites/New Work: First San Jose Biennial, The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, c: Loida Sorensen, catalogue, illustrated.
1986 Interface: Outsiders and Insiders, Ohio State University, Lancaster, OH, c: Gary Schwindler, catalogue, illustrated.
1984 New Acquisitions, The Wexner Center for Contemporary Art, Columbus, OH, c: Donald Kuspit, Jonathan Green, Michael Jones.
1984 Life & Death in the Nuclear Age, Lynn Mayhew Gallery, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH.
1984 Figuratively Speaking II, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH, c: Lance Kinz.
1984 Recent Acquisitions, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, c: Kristin Spangenberg.
1984 Drawn to Cincinnati, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, c: Sarah Rogers-Lafferty.
1982 Ohio Selections II, New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH.
1981 Strategies, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, c: Ruth Meyer.
1980 Cincinnati Stories: An Exhibition of Narrative-Figurative Art, SPACES, Cleveland, OH, c: Lance Kinz.
1979 Cincinnati Art Museum Invitational, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, c: Kristin Spangenberg, catalogue, illustrated.
1979 Cincinnati Underexposed, Tangeman Fine Arts Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH. (c: Lance Kinz) (four-person exhibition)

Selected Benefit Exhibitions
Jan Harrison has participated in various benefit exhibitions, including What Matters Most?, ecoartspace, Exit Art, New York, NY, The Dream of The Red Chamber Masquerade Ball Invitational, White Box, New York, NY, Postcards From The Edge, Visual AIDS, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY, 5 x 7 Show, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY, Women's Studio Workshop's Benefit Auctions, including WSW's 2008 Online Auction, Rosendale, NY, WSW 31st Annual Benefit Auction, Colony-for Women's Studio Workshop, Woodstock, NY, SAA Art Auction, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, Barkin'Arts, Living with Art Gallery, New York, NY, Faces In The Wild, Humanscale to Benefit World Wildlife Fund, New York, NY, and Tzedaka Foundation, Benefit non-profit organization in Buenos Aires, New York, NY.

Performances
2009 Talking Tongues and Other Organs, Soup Kitchen/ Kleinert James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY, c: Alan Baer, Heather Hutchison.
2007 Bestial Beings-Animal Tongues, Cabaret Voltaire Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Selected Lectures, Interviews and Screenings
2011, Singing In Animal Tongues: An Inner Journey, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, New York, NY, Essay, Videos, Images of Painting and Sculpture. Podcast Interview with Linda Weintraub.
2009, 2010 The Body Soul Animal, Lecture Series on Women Artists, Emily Caigan's Class, Feminist Art & Culture, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY.
2007 Bestial Beings, Cabaret Voltaire Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.
2005 Sentient Animals, The Gallery at R & F, Kingston, NY.
2005 Jan Harrison-Artist, Television Interview by Patricia Phillips, New Paltz, NY.
2005 My Other Tongue, Video Documentary by Jenny Fox, Kingston, NY.
2003 Art Is,George Quasha, International Video Installation, United States, Europe.
2001 Interview by Linda Weintraub, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY.
2001 Arcana Mundi, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY.
1998 Animal Tongues, Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finland.
1997 Bridging the Abyss SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY.
1986 Jan Harrison-Painter Video Documentary by Betty Collings, Narrated by Catherine Keller, Columbus, OH.
1985 Faces of Soul-The Animal, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.

Public and Private Collections
The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH.
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY.
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH.
Arco Center for the Visual Arts,Los Angeles, CA.
Cincinnati Bell Corporation, Cincinnati, OH.
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH.
Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY.
University of Cincinnati-College of DAAP, Cincinnati, OH.
Scripps Howard Corporation, Cincinnati, OH.

Jan Harrison's art is in over one hundred private collections.

Grants and Fellowships
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship/FY 1988, Painting.
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship/FY 1985, Painting.
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship/FY 1983, Drawing.
Ohio Arts Council New Works Grant/FY 1986, for “Divining House,” (Collaborative Work with Alan Baer, Architect.)
Summerfair Aid to Individual Artist's Grant/FY 1988.

Education
MA San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
BFA University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

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