blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Mark Harris is an artist, critic, and curator. His diverse approaches to making artwork are linked by an interest in the imagery of intoxication and its role as a form of utopian representation where it functions as an alternative to the strategies of the historical avant-garde. He uses different media including painting, installation, video, and photography. Harris's recent solo and collaborative exhibitions include Streets of London, a video installation, with Peter Lloyd Lewis, at 1 000 000 mph, London (2003); the Trans Hudson Gallery, New York (2001); the Economist Building, London, with Carmel Buckley (1999); and Wall of Sound, with Jem Finer, at the Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City (1996). In addition his work has appeared in exhibitions in London, Munich, Peterborough, Canada, New Zealand, and Vienna. Among his many publications are articles in Miser & Now, NY Arts, ARTicle Press, and MAKE Magazine, as well as articles and reviews in Art Monthly. Harris is currently a visiting artist in the Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture departments at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.