Mr Mark Harris
School: School of Art and Architecture
Position: Associate Professor in Fine Art
Mark Harris is an Associate Professor on BA Hons Fine Art. Since starting his teaching role at Kingston in 2000 he has taught across both Fine Art and Design courses implementing many cross discipline projects.
Since graduating from the RCA in 1998 he has consistently exhibited both nationally and internationally, with a recent solo show at the De La Warr Pavilion and work selected for The London Open at the Whitechapel Open 2015. In 2016 he was invited to deliver a Public Lecture at at The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow on the exhibition "Proof – the work of Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein and Robert Longo".
Through his own practice and research, he has contributed widely to the knowledge transfer of Print within the Faculty and University, representing Kingston at several International Print Symposiums.
- Mark Harris Blog
- Galleria uno+uno, Milan
- 2012 Kingston University - Edge, print project
- Design Week - 1.3.2012, Print on the edge
- The Edge of Print
Mark Harris' key areas of research and expertise are commercial and traditional print processes and artist books. His practice is informed by the journey of printed matter, from an original image launched into the mass commercial print market, that transforms over time into forgotten ephemera, to the discovery and re-appropriation into collage or the multiple again. This process has provided continuous material for collages, prints and sculptures on several series of work, focusing on themes of Utopian landscapes and imagined architectural schemes.
Teaching areas & responsibilities
Level 5 year co-ordinator and module leader across level 5 and 6. Responsibilities include: curriculum development, year leadership, timetabling, recruitment, interviewing, assessment, feedback, professional development, field trips, cross discipline teaching, implementation of digital technologies and course promotion.
- 2016 - presentMember of FADA Print working group
Educational and professional qualifications
- 1998MA Fine Art Printmaking Royal College of Art
- 1993BA(Hons) Fine Art Printmaking Norwich College of Art
Conferences & events
Key Note Speaker
2016 public lecture: Proof – the work of Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein and Robert Longo at The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow as part of the Image as Power Lectures.
2015 The Elam International Printmaking Workshop, Auckland, New Zealand
Key Note Speaker on a symposium on practise and pedagogic approaches to teaching print.
2010/13 International Print workshop Xi'an Fine Art Academy, China - Invited with 14 academic/artists to highlight excellence and progressive thinking in the area of Printmaking by drawing on current research based trends in Europe, America, Australia and China. Each workshop lasted two weeks and resulted in three exhibitions, two publications and an International print portfolio.
2012 Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) Contemporary Art Dialogues Fine Art symposium - Invited as a Key Note Speaker on a symposium that explored the resurgence of interest in the use of materials to generate meaning.
Solo award show, Group show, WW Gallery, London
Bookmare – Group show investigating how artists have used the book as concepts and components in their practice with Damien Hirst, Helen Chadwick Jonathon Latham,
Camberwell College Gallery, London
Dialogues 2012 – NUCA- one day Fine Art Symposium States of being: material, incident, transformation
Invited to talk on my practise with fellow artist Sara MacKillop and chaired by Dr Mark Wilsher. The symposium considered a range of diverse approaches to practice that probed and explored the meaning generated by materials. "In light of current British sculptural practice, and the rise to prominence of artist's such as Claire Barclay and Karla Black, concerns surrounding the use of material to evoke a sense of transformation, ambiguity and encounter have sparked a resurgence of interest in these relationships"
Stamp Duty Scope Art Fair, Arch 402 Gallery, New York
Frontier Studies - solo exhibition, Essay by Mark Tagliafierro – Curator and contributor for Flash Art, Artforum, Galleria Uno+Uno, Milan, Italy
Continuous Defense - solo exhibition, Museum Faraggiana Ferrandi, Novara, Italy
Together Alone Hotel Mint in association with The Whitechapel Gallery, London
Sort of night to the Mind, A Kind of Night for our Thoughts
Illusion and Materiality in Contemporary Painting
Touring show Arch 402 Gallery, London, Artery Gallery Stuttgart,Germany
State Your Business- Group show with Bob and Roberta Smith, Mark Titchner, LOKAAL01, Breda, Holland
International Print Exhibition and Residency (One of 10 invited International Artists) Xi'an University, Xi'an, China
Urban Fragment – Imagining Architecture - Part of London Architectural Weel Collyer Bristow Gallery
The Grand Plasto-Baader-Books, Kaleid Editions, London
Continuous Movement - solo exhibition with Essay by Rob Wilson Curator at RIBA Galleria Aus 18, Milan
Sort of night to the Mind, A Kind of Night for our Thoughts, Illusion and Materiality in Contemporary Painting, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury
Reg Perfect and the Squeegees, Portman Gallery, London
London loves the why things fall apart – Group show 6 London Artists, Galleria Aus 18, Milan
Limited, Wharf Road Projects, London
Scope Art Fair 2008, Lords, London
Space Now - 40th Anniversary Show,
Space Gallery, London, Selected from over 800 artists to represent the best of Space studios current contemporary artists
O Deborah, Contemporary Art Projects, London
Hope and Despair, Cell Projects, London
Drawing Breath – 10 yrs of Jerwood Prize Winners
Jerwood Gallery, London and toured to Sydney and Singapore
World Gone Mad – Surrealism in Contemporary
British Art – Group Show with John Stezaker, Gary Webb,and Varda Caivano. Touring Show Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury Castlesfield, Manchester, Limehouse Arts, London
Represented Kingston University at three International Print Symposiums in China and New Zealand leading to significant knowledge transfer and development of links with academics in the field of Print from 14 global institutions.
Research groups & programmes
Conference or Workshop Item
Pro-Patria EGH5 160 x x120cm collage on canvas 2016
Pro-Patria scheme for acre seven book assemblage 2015
continuous state-department 111 collage 21 x 29cm 2013
Continuous Movement, range 1, 50x40cm, collage 2011