0

0

0

0

0

 
 
Gina Harrison
Facebook
Twitter
Google+
StumbleUpon
Pinterest

As a digital and performing artist, I’m interested in process. After studying printmaking in college, I have worked for many years as a graphic designer. As an artist, the computer and camera are also the primary tools I use to explore color and line and place and especially variation. Digital tools lend themselves to investigating various compositions from common source material. Like time travel stories or musical variations on a single motif, at intermediate steps you can duplicate a stage, then take two separate directions, creating multiple, and sometimes vastly different, iterations.  

I’ve never kept a journal, but having a camera always at hand allows me to document experience in much the same way—home and travel and personal history. Some images remain primarily pictorial or decorative—landscapes and floral studies.  Others are captured as much for “digital ink” or color palettes for abstract compositions. I explore negative space, in what is not said, but how line and color convey mood.

Gina Harrison is a NC artist, graphic designer, and arts ed advocate. She received her BFA in studio art, with an emphasis in printmaking, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more than 20 years, Harrison was director of the publications office at the FPG Child Development Institute at UNC. Her design work at FPG received Gold and Silver Awards from the Raleigh Public Relations Society.

She is Past President of the Chatham Arts Council and recently completed two terms as board member of Arts NC, the statewide advocacy organization for the arts. A 2010 Friend of the Arts Award recipient from the NC Art Education Association, Harrison's work has been exhibited recently in Durham, Pittsboro, and Wilmington, NC.