Project Description

Sharon Harper

Portrait of Sharon Harper

FSC-Harvard Fellow 2006-07, 2010-11

Sharon Harper is Assistant Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. She received an MFA in photography and related media from the School of Visual Art in New York in 1997 and a BA from Middlebury College in literary studies. She works with photography and video to record a subjective experience of landscape, exploring ways that technology mediates our relationship with the natural world and generates perceptual experiences. Her work was the subject of a solo exhibition, Sharon Harper: Photographs from the Floating World, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2001. She has had solo exhibitions at Marcel Sitcoske Gallery in San Francisco; Savage Art Resources in Portland, Oregon; and the Goethe Institute in New York. Her work was included in the Greater New York exhibition at PS1, New York, in February 2000; On Site, Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College; Walk Ways, a traveling exhibition sponsored by Independent Curators International; Sublime Metaphor, Oxford University Museum of Natural History; Celestial, Work Space Gallery, New York; Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, at the University of North Carolina; and Summertime, smART gallery in Munich, Germany. Her work is in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; and Bayerische Vereinsbank, Munich, Germany. She was an artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, in 2002. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; she received a Meredith S. Moody Residency Fellowship at Yaddo and the Sam and Dusty Boynton Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center.