David Harrison (artist)

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David Harrison
Born1954 (age 65–66)
EducationSaint Martin's School of Art
Known forPainting, Sculpture

David Harrison (born 1954) is an English artist living and working in London.


Harrison received his BA from Saint Martin's School of Art in 1984.[citation needed] Malcolm McLaren invited him to front the music projects The Sex Pistols and Masters of the Backside, with Chrissie Hynde and David Vanian, around this time.[1] His work was shown in the East End Gallery at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2004, and his first one-man exhibition was at the Victoria Miro Gallery in London in 2005.[2] A solo show, Green and Pleasant Land, was held at the Daniel Reich Gallery in New York in 2009.[3]

A book, David Harrison, was published in 2009 by Philip Wilson Publishers, with a foreword by Lucinda Lambton, an essay by Alistair Robinson, director of The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, and an interview with Peter Doig.


  • Victoria Miro, London, 2005[2]
  • Green and Pleasant Land, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York (2008)
  • David Harrison, Victoria_Miro_Gallery, London (2005)[2]
  • David Harrison: Existence, Victoria_Miro_Gallery, London (2009)[4]
  • Second Nature, VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin (2012)
  • Flowers of Evil, Victoria Miro, London (2015)[5][6]
  • Nightshift, Sargent's Daughters, New York (2016)
  • Photographs, TRAMPS, London (2017)
  • Remake Remodel, Churchgate Gallery, Porlock (2017)


  1. ^ Elizabeth Prater, 'The Insider's Outsider - David Harrison', published by The Ember, 8 November 2011 [online]
  2. ^ a b c Searle, Adrian (8 April 2005). "David Harrison". The Guardian, Culture. London. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  3. ^ Roberta Smith (9 October 2008). David Harrison: 'Green and Pleasant Land, The New York Times. Accessed November 2017.
  4. ^ Herbert, Martin (11 September 2009). "David Harrison". Time Out. London. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  5. ^ Jacques, Adam (29 November 2015). "David Harrison & Lucinda Lambton: 'She came to my council flat and I nearly killed her with a leopard-skin sofa'". The Independent: Profiles. London. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  6. ^ "David Harrison: Flowers of Evil at Victoria Miro". Elephant. London. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2017.