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Katie Harris

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Artwork for Katie Harris

Lets Go To The Disco

Punk Rock


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I create statement pieces of art using second-hand items. I use many different mediums in my work such as spray paint, acrylic paint and other materials and objects to complete quirky, unusual and unique pieces. My inspiration comes from many artists particularly those within the music industry.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist to me means being able to express joy. Forgetting about limits and boundaries and exploring my creativity. Being an artist for me is a way of others seeing into my imagination through a magnifying glass.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

The work I do is quirky, unique and bold. My work is based around escaping the norms and exploring the uncommon & unusual making a statement.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I am hoping to run workshops and creative group sessions in the near future

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I was born in Hereford in 1979 and grew up in the small town of Leominster attending Leominster Minster School where I had always shown a keen interest in art and creativity. Shortly after completing my GCSE'S I was invited by a family friend to go to London for the weekend and the rest shall we say is history! I returned home after that weekend to my parents in Leominster and told them it was my firm intention to move to London which I did in 1995 at the age of 16 with their support. During my time in London my weekends would mainly consist of trips down Kensington High Street to visit one of my favourite markets called Hyper Hyper (an old three-story indoor market). It was literally the coolest place I had ever experienced full of punks walking around with neon coloured mohican's, new romantics, metal heads and some of the coolest clothes I had ever seen. I think this was where my love for everything way out, unusual and quirky came from. I can remember purchasing an illuminious green fluffy Orville style jacket and a full length PVC catsuit from the market and deciding to wear it home for a weekend back to Leominster. Needless to say my parents were not impressed!! It is from here that I fell in love with creating unique pieces of art and everything that is uncommon, unusual and quirky. I create statement pieces of art using second-hand items and I use a wide range of mediums from spray paints to various objects and materials to bring fun and uniqueness into people's homes.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

This is my first exhibition and hopefully one of many.

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