Fine Artist and Scenic Painter based in Philadelphia, PA and Lancaster PA: Erica Harney was born Westchester County, NY and grew up in and around Saratoga Springs, NY. She holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Alfred University, Magna Cum Laude and an MFA in Drawing and Painting from Pennsylvania State University. She has also studied at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. She lives and paints in both Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA. Significant solo exhibitions have taken place at the Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Harrisburg, the Red Raven Art Company in Lancaster, PA and the Estate Yard Gallery in Castlecomer, Ireland. Notable group exhibitions include the SELECT Fair at Art Basel Miami Beach, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA, the Crane Arts Center in Philadelphia and several New York City galleries such as the Coleman Burke Gallery, Sara Meltzer Gallery, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art Gallery and James Cohan Gallery. Her next major solo exhibition, You Are A Story That You Tell Yourself: Recent Work by Erica Harney will open at Cecil College in Elkton, MD in September 2015. She will also be a presenting a Visiting Artist lecture and workshop at the New Canaan Public Library in New Canaan, CT in July 2015. Erica Harney is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Graham Endowed Fellowship, a Daniel J. Murphy II Award for Creativity, and a Christos N. Apostle Grant. Her work has been featured in several publications including Studio Visit Magazine, Southern Humanities Review, and TriQuarterly, and she illustrated the cover of Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass: A Psychologist’s Memoir by Annita Sawyer. Harney has been a resident artist at the Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, the Palazzo Rinaldi Artists’ Residency in Noepoli, Italy, and twice at the Vermont Studio Center. In October 2014 she was a resident artist at Artscape Gibraltar Point in Toronto. In addition to independent studio work Erica Harney has worked collaboratively with visual artists, musicians, writers, and choreographers. She has also been trained by and assisted on projects with the world-renowned Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia. She has taught at the Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts and the New York State Summer School of the Arts as well as various workshops and community education classes. Recent lectures have taken place at the State University of New York at Fredonia as well as the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA and the Wilton Public Library in Wilton, CT. Harney has curated and organized group exhibitions at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, the Independent Rock School in Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania State University. Since 2012 Harney has worked professionally as a scenic painter for Philadelphia-area theatre companies: most notably, the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA where she is the resident Scenic Charge.

Work Samples

  • Ronzoni Pasta Display for Food Network Event

  • "Woman in Black" Set: Fulton Theatre, Lancater, PA

  • "Footloose" Gas Pump. Kansas City Starlight

Work History

ERICA HARNEY, ARTIST ABBREVIATED RESUME: See CV for exhibition/professional history EDUCATION 2010 MFA, Pennsylvania State University: University Park, PA 2006 BFA Magna Cum Laude and Divisional Honors, Alfred University: Alfred, NY Minor: Art History with Divisional Honors 2005 Santa Reparata International School of Art: Florence, Italy SELECTED AWARDS/HONORS 2012 City of Philadelphia Mural Training Program: Philadelphia, PA 2011 Christos N. Apostle Charitable Trust Grant 2010 Pennsylvania State University Faculty Travel Opportunity Grant 2009 Dedalus Foundation Grant Nominee 2008 Pennsylvania State University College of Art & Architecture Research Opportunity Grant 2008 Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts Research Opportunity Grant 2008 Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts Full Graduate Assistantship 2008 Graham Endowed Fellowship 2008 Pennsylvania State University Fund for Excellence in Graduate Recruitment 2006 Daniel Joseph Murphy II Memorial Award for Creativity 2006 Alfred University Student Innovation Award (Campus Exhibit Program) 2006 Alfred University Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Award Finalist 2006 Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities SELECTED SCENIC WORK 2014 Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story. Fulton Theatre: Lancaster, PA. Scenic Charge* 2014 Young Frankenstein. Fulton Theatre: Lancaster, PA 2013-4 Arsenic and Old Lace. Fulton Theatre: Lancaster, PA 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge in Miami, FL. Sets created by Skeletons In My Closet Productions: Philadelphia, PA. Scenic Charge* 2013 Ronzoni Pasta display for The Food Network’s NYC Wine and Food Festival: New York, NY. Created by the Fulton Theatre: Lancaster, PA. Scenic Charge* 2013 The Woman in Black. Fulton Theatre: Lancaster, PA. Scenic Charge* 2013 Footloose. Kansas City Starlight Theatre: Kansas City, MO/The Fulton Theatre: Lancaster, PA 2013 Powder Her Face. Opera Philadelphia: Philadelphia, PA 2013 The Trial of Murderous Mary. Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts: Philadelphia, PA 2013 A Chorus Line. Fulton Theatre: Lancaster, PA. Scenic Charge* 2013 Good People. Fulton Theatre: Lancaster, PA 2012 La Boheme. Opera Philadelphia: Philadelphia, PA TEACHING 2010-11 Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts: University Park, PA. Visiting Instructor 2008-10 Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts: University Park. PA. Graduate Lecturer 2008 Shenendehowa Community Education Program: Clifton Park, NY. Instructor 2005- 07 New York State Summer School of the Arts/Visual Art: Brockport, NY Teaching Assistant MUSEUM WORK 2007-10 Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery: Saratoga Springs, NY. Installation Assistant/Art Handler 2006-08 Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery: Saratoga Springs, NY. Gallery Associate MURAL WORK 2012 Frankford Pride. Mural designed by Cesar Viveros. Philadelphia Mural Arts: Philadelphia, PA. Assistant Painter OTHER 2006-Present: Erica Harney, Artist. Philadelphia, PA. Owner/Artist 2005-06 Alfred University Art History Slide Library: Alfred, NY. Slide Library Assistant

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University

    • MFA Drawing and Painting
    • 2008 - 2010

    2008 Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts Research Opportunity Grant 2008 Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts Full Graduate Assistantship 2008 Graham Endowed Fellowship 2008 Pennsylvania State University Fund for Excellence in Graduate Recruitment

  • Alfred University

    • BFA, Magna Cum Laude Drawing and Painting
    • 2002 - 2006

    Minor: Art History with Divisional Honors 2006 Daniel Joseph Murphy II Memorial Award for Creativity 2006 Alfred University Student Innovation Award (Campus Exhibit Program) 2006 Alfred University Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Award Finalist 2006 Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 2002 Alfred University Portfolio Scholarship

  • Santa Reparata International School of Art

    • Study Abroad Drawing and Painting
    • 2005 - 2005

    Studied figure drawing, painting, art history, Italian

Specialties

Affiliations

Pennsylvania State University SoVA

Awards

2012 City of Philadelphia Mural Training Program: Philadelphia, PA 2011 Christos N. Apostle Charitable Trust Grant 2010 Pennsylvania State University Faculty Travel Opportunity Grant 2009 Dedalus Foundation Grant Nominee 2008 Pennsylvania State University College of Art & Architecture Research Opportunity Grant 2008 Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts Research Opportunity Grant 2008 Pennsylvania State University...
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