Brian Harte

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Biography

One of the main characteristics of Brian Harte’s paintings is his bold use of color and the indeterminate condition of the canvases’ figures, which remain in a state between the sketch-like and the finished. The observer’s eye travels through the richly detailed and chaotic spaces depicted in the artist’s big canvases and slowly finds familiar elements, unnoticeable at first glance. A tile pattern in the background might recall a kitchen backsplash, for instance, whilst elsewhere you might detect the outline of something like a teacup or a knife. Therefore, Harte pursues an investigation on the relationship between abstractionism and figuration, between the sketch-like and the finished, a process that relates to the tradition of British painting.

He graduated with first class honors at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, and has been awarded the Arts Council of Ireland’s Project Award on two occasions. Brian Harte was born in 1978 and lives and works in County Tipperary, Ireland.

Permanent collections:
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (Germany)
Crawford Municipal Gallery (Ireland)
Office of Public Works (Ireland)
Contemporary Irish Art Society (Ireland)
University College Cork (Ireland)
I.N.T.O. (Ireland)
Bank of Ireland (Ireland)
Allied Irish Bank (Ireland)
Private collections



Brian Harte’s Website
Brian Harte on Instagram

Solo Exhibitions

2021

Endless Worlds, Annarumma Gallery, Napoli (Italy)


2020

Everything you touch, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

Tables Manners, Jac Forbes Gallery, Malibu (USA)

Subbuteo I Brian Harte, These Days, Los Angeles (USA)


2019

X will mark the place, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)


2018

Solo booth, Art Paris, Grand Palais, with GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

This life domestic, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco (USA)


2017

Family, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)


2013

The Sovereigns, Ffrench/Harte, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow (Ireland)

The Sovereigns, Art and Artifact, Kinsale Arts Festival, Co. Cork (Ireland)

The Gadfly, Ffrench/Harte, Commonage Callan, Co. Kilkenny (Ireland)


2011

The Gadfly, Ffrench/Harte, Kinsale Arts Week (Ireland)

The Gadfly, Ffrench/Harte, National Sculpture Factory, Co. Cork (Ireland)


2010

No Romance, The Origin Gallery, Dublin
 (Ireland)


2008

Thirty, The Origin Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)


2006

Cartoons from Summerhill, The Narrow Space Gallery, Clonmel
 (Ireland)


2005

Paintings from Summerhill, The Origin Gallery, Dublin
 (Ireland)


2004

Zephyr and Chlori, Form Gallery, Co. Cork
 (Ireland)


2002

U-boat, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel (Ireland)

Onus, The Origin Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)


Group Exhibitions

2021

Maki Gallery, Tokyo (upcoming)


2020

VISION X, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (Ireland)


2019

Gold Standard, Evergold Projects, San Francisco (USA)

25th Anniversary Show, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (Germany)


2016

Human Condition, Former Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, Los Angeles (USA)

ICM, Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles (USA)


2015

RHA, Royal Hibernian Academy, 185 Annual Summer Exhibition (Ireland)


2013

Wool House, Somerset House, London
 (UK)


2012

The Gadfly, Ffrench/Harte, National Sculpture Factory, Culture Night, Co. Cork (Ireland)

Point to Point, Kinsale Arts Week (Ireland)


2011

EverythingSoon, The Joinery, Dublin (Ireland)

Eigse Arts Festival, Ffrench/Harte
, VISUAL, Carlow (Ireland)


2010

Put a lid on it, Galway Arts Centre (Ireland)

Backwater Twenty 10, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Co. Cork (Ireland)


2009

Irish Artists, Queens Elm Court, London
 (UK)


2008

Kinsale Arts Week (Ireland)


2007

Tulca, G126 Gallery, Catalyst Arts Belfast Members, Belfast (Ireland)

Catalyst Arts, Members show, Belfast (Ireland)


2005

Across Boundaries, Office of Public Works OPW, DFP, touring exhibition, Co. Dublin, Co. Laois, Co Tyrone, Co. Down, Wexford, Co. Cork (Ireland)


2004

Atlantic, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Co. Cork
 (Ireland)


2001

St Finbarrs Cathedral, Drawing and Religion, Co. Cork (Ireland)