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Erica Harney: Artist, Curator, Scenic Painter and Educator STUDIO: 316 Wayne Ave. Lansdowne, Phila. PA 19050 PHONE: 518 527 2535 WEBSITES: www.ericaharney.com, coroflot.com/ericaharney EMAIL: ericaharney@gmail.com SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram- @erica_harney_artist Facebook: Erica Harney, Artist BIOGRAPHY Erica Harney was born in Westchester County, NY in 1984 and grew up outside of Saratoga Springs. She holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Alfred University, Magna Cum Laude (2006) and an MFA in Drawing and Painting from the Pennsylvania State University (2010). She has also studied at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. In 2011 she settled in Philadelphia and currently resides just over the border in Lansdowne. Harney has been exhibiting extensively since 2005. Solo exhibitions have taken place in Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Harrisburg, Wallingford Community Arts Center and the Red Raven Art Company in Lancaster, in New York at the Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn, Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, Manhattanville College in Purchase, and Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, in Delaware at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, at Cecil College in Elkton MD, and abroad at the Estate Yard Gallery in Castlecomer, Ireland. Other notable venues include several New York City galleries such as Sara Meltzer Gallery, Coleman Burke Gallery and Kathleen Cullen Fine Art as well as the SELECT Fair at Art Basel Miami Beach, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (Reading PA), the Crane Arts Center, Lacey & Phillips Gallery and the Boston Street Gallery (all in Philadelphia). The artist is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Graham Endowed Fellowship, a Daniel J. Murphy II Award for Creativity, a Christos N. Apostle Grant and a microgrant from Blick Art Supplies. She has been featured in several publications including KA Confidential, 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 ArtScape in Toronto, Weir Farm in Connecticut, the Palazzo Rinaldi in Italy, and the Vermont Studio Center. Harney is faculty at Alvernia University’s Philadelphia Center and Cecil College in North East, MD. She teaches introductory-level watercolor classes at the University City Arts League in West Philadelphia and the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA. She has previously taught at the Pennsylvania State University and the New York State Summer School of the Arts. Harney has also curated and organized several group exhibitions at Iona College, Alfred University, Penn State and throughout Philadelphia including benefit exhibitions for the Killian Mansfield Foundation and The Philly Kitty Rescue. She has worked collaboratively with visual artists, musicians, writers, and choreographers and has created paintings and murals for private and corporate clients across the county. Most notable among these are the 3M Corporation, Wakefern Food Corporation, Bancroft NeuroHealth, Fulton-Montgomery Community College and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She also works with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and as a scenic painter for Philadelphia and Wilmington-area theatre and production companies that include Opera Philadelphia and Opera Delaware. It is her scenic and mural work that most directly inspires her current studio practice. In her free time, she enjoys painting watercolors.

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*Bancroft Neurohealth * First State Ballet *Fulton Theatre *Opera Delaware *Opera Philadelphia *Penn State Hershey Medical Center *Philadelphia Mural Arts *Philadelphia Theatre Company *Philadelphia Scenic Works

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