Rachel Harrison

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Rachel Harrison (born 1966, New York) is a sculptor based in New York. Harrison is best known for assemblage work.[1] Her work juxtaposes contemporary found, purchased, and received items along with objects made for her pieces. Putting these together comments on the temporary nature of the objects combined with the established desire of preservation with art.[according to whom?] Her work utilized cultural images similarly to Andy Warhol even using Marilyn Monroe's image within her work.[citation needed]

Harrison's work has been seen in many exhibitions including: ‘Posh Floored as Ali G Tackles Beck’ at Arndt & Partner in Berlin, ‘Should home windows or shutters be required to withstand a direct hit from an eight-foot-long two-by-four shot from a cannon at 34 miles (55 km) an hour, without creating a hole big enough to let through a three-inch (76 mm) sphere?’ at Arena Gallery in Brooklyn, ‘Sleeping Waters’ in Chantal Crousel in Paris and ‘24 Seven’ at Galerie Klaus Peter Goebel in Stuttgart.

Solo Exhibitions [2]

2013 “Fake Title”, kestnergesllschaft, Hannover S.M.A.K “Villeperdue”, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vinna

2012 “The Help”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2011 “Double Yolk”, with Scott Lyall, Galerie Christan Nagel, Antwerp

2010 “asdfjkl;”, Regen Projects, Los Angeles “Conquest of the Useless”, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2009 “HAYCATION”, Frankfurt am Main “Consider the Lobser”, Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson

2008 “Lay of the Land”, Le Consortium, Dijion “Sunny Side Up”, Meyer Kaine Gallery, Veinna

2007 "Voyage Of The Beagle", Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg. Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich. "If I Did It", 2007, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.

2006 "Checking the Tires, Not To Mention The Marble Nude", Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln. "When Hangover becomes Form", with Scott Lyall, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; LACE, Los Angeles. "Sometimes it Snows in April", with Michael Krebber, The McCallister Institute, New York.

2005 "Car Stereo Parkway", Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

2004 "New Work", San Francisco MoMA, San Francisco. "Posh Floored as Ali G Tackles Beck", Camden Art Center, London. "Excuse Me?", Arndt + Partner, Berlin. "Lakta/Latkas", Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.

2003 Bergen Kunsthalle, Gallery No. 5, Norway.

2002 "Currents 30: Rachel Harrison", Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee (catalogue). "Seven Sculptures", Arndt & Partner, Berlin., Art 33 Basel, Statements, Basel Art Fair. "Brides and Bases", Oakville Gallery, Toronto (catalogue).

2001 "Perth Amboy", Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.

1999 "Patent Pending: Beveled Rasp Sac", Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.

1997 "The Look of Dress-Separates", Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.

1996 "Should home windows or shutters be required to withstand a direct hit from an eight-foot-long two-by-four shot from a cannon at 34 miles an hour, without creating a hole big enough to let through a three-inch sphere?", Arena Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.

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She most recently received the Calder Prize and residency.[citation needed]

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