Jan Harrison

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Jan Harrison (born December 18, 1944 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American painter and sculptor whose work, which primarily features animal imagery, centers on animal nature as it relates to human existence and the collective psyche.[1] Her art is informed by the philosophy of deep ecology, and a monograph detailing her work describes it as “excavat(ing) the arcane kingdom of the human psyche, so long tyrannized by the repressive and oppressive forces of socialization."[2] She has exhibited widely in the United States and abroad, and her work is featured in In The Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art.[3] She currently lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jan Harrison, AskArt.com
  2. ^ Jan Harrison, Arcana Mundi: Selected Works 1979-2000, Jan Harrison and Linda Weintraub, Barrytown, Ltd. (2000)
  3. ^ Internal Sources of Inspiration: Soul-Genus Fusion,” in In The Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art, Linda Weintraub, d.a.p./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. (2003)

Select bibliography[edit]

  • Arcana Mundi: Selected Works 1979-2000, Jan Harrison and Linda Weintraub, Barrytown, Ltd. (2000)
  • “Crossing Over to Jan Harrison,” George Quasha, [1], (2001)
  • “Internal Sources of Inspiration: Soul-Genus Fusion,” in In The Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art, Linda Weintraub, d.a.p./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. (2003)
  • "Singing in Animal Tongues: An Inner Journey," Jan Harrison, Performing Arts Journal, 97:28-38 (2011)

Select Reviews[edit]

  • “Jan Harrison: Myths for Our Time,” Ann Pollak, Dialogue Magazine, (May 1989)
  • “Jan Harrison, Audrey Skoudas: Ten Solo Exhibitions, Wright State University Gallery,” Elizabeth Hoxie, New Art Examiner (April 1982)

External links[edit]

  • Jan Harrison’s website:[2]
  • Ask ART:[3]
  • Re-Title.com:[4]
  • Who’s Who in American Art:[5]
  • Performing Arts Journal podcast interview:[6]