Marie Harnett

British
Marie Harnett Sing 2013 © Marie Harnett, photographs courtesy Alan Cristea Gallery

Biography

Born 1983
Nationality British

Marie Harnett studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 2003 to 2006. She is best known for her highly detailed and intricate drawings of film stills. Her work explores the themes of human interaction and intense emotion. She examines the potential of images to create an emotional response. Solo exhibitions include Alan Cristea Gallery, London (2017) and Galleria Bonomo, Rome (2014). Her group exhibitions include A Parliament of Lines at Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh (2012) which travelled to Pier Arts Centre, Orkney (2013), Beyond Reality: British Painting Today at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2012) and Last Year in Marienbad: A Film as Art at Bremen Kunsthalle, Bremen (2015). Harnett’s works are held in international public and private collections including the Yale Centre for British Art, Connecticut; the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the British Museum, London. She lives and works in London.