nicole harp


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nicole harp
About the author

Nicole C. Harp explores a variety of social and political concepts and their opposites, always seeking a much desired equilibrium. Harp is an accomplished painter with an extensive exhibition record and her works are held in many private collections. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where she received her BFA in Communication Arts and Design. She is also an outspoken advocate for animal rescue and raises awareness through fund raising. A resident of Norfolk, Virginia, Harp shares her passion for art through teaching. Artist Statement: We are experiencing a global crisis. The issue of climate change is everyone’s problem, and will take a joint effort by all nations to solve, but the US must lead the way. In each step we take on this earth we are part of the solution. I am demonstrating the impact of industry on the environment. The sustainable elements of the sun, wind, earth and water become the vortex of the images. Using mediums such as oil and coal to recreate oil slicks and coal dust, I am expressing the reality, not just the aesthetic. In particular I am focusing on the skeleton-like shapes while juxtaposing the industrial-like text. There is a visual play or push and pull of the blatant destruction by industry between the subtle vibrations of nature. Curricula Vitae Exhibitions 2013 Time Show, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA 2012 Bi-Annual, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, New port News, VA 2012 Miniature Exhibition, Charles Taylor, Hampton, VA 2010 Solo Show, Tension of the Opposite, Lorrie Saunders, Norfolk, VA 2008 41st Regional Juried Exhibit, Rawls Museum, Courtland, VA 2007 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, NYC, NY 2005 Annual Juried Art Show, Suffolk Art Museum, Suffolk, VA 2005 Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibit, Seldon Arcade, Norfolk, VA 2004 TAVAEA Juried Show, Hermitage Museum, Norfolk, VA 2004 Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibit, D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA 2003 New Waves 2003, Contemporary Art Center, Virginia Beach, VA Juror: Annie Adjchavanich, Executive Director, Washington Project for the Arts 2002 38th Regional Juried Exhibit, Rawls Museum, Courtland, VA 2002 Sheltered Lives, Contemporary Art Center, Virginia Beach, VA 2002 Anniversary Exhibit, The D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA 2001 Solo Show, Wise Gallery, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA 2001 Artists Who Teach, Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA 1998 Solo Show, V-Reed Fine Art, Atlanta, GA 1998 Two Person Show, Right Brain Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1998 Invitational Show, Habitat for the Humanities, Atlanta, GA 1998 Group Show, Bender and Bender Fine Art, Atlanta, GA 1997 Mural Project, Jimmy Carter Center, Atlanta, GA 1994 Solo Show, Gallery V, Atlanta, GA 1994 Group Show, High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA 1992 Cutting Edge Exhibition, Crestar Bank Gallery, Norfolk, VA Collections Keith Sweat Private Collection, Atlanta GA Julian Prichard Private, Atlanta GA Various other collections Education Virginia Commonwealth University, BFA Awards Charles Taylor, Second Place Mixed Media Painting Award, Suffolk Art Museum TVAEA 2nd Place, Old Dominion University TVAEA 2nd Place, Hermitage Museum Charles Taylor, Painting First Place Crestar, Cutting Edge Show, Best in Show Charles Taylor, Honorable Mention