Steve Harris

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Biography:

Steve Harris was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1953 and is self-taught as an artist. He moved with his wife Karen and two daughters to Australia in 1991 and now resides in Jervis Bay, New South Wales.

"Harris has become well known for his impeccably painted still life compositions, his skilful use of light, shadow and space being a hallmark of his approach. He generally tends to depict objects which have an everyday function or perhaps have even been discarded, but the work is about much more than simple representation. Harris is a master of understated realism which in turn evokes its own sense of 'atmosphere' and contemplative mood. His works have been described as 'meditations in light'; and this is very much the feeling one has when attending one of Harris's exhibitions - a type of reflective silence emanates from the paintings and imbues them with a spiritual quality that one would not, perhaps anticipate." ~ Nevill Drury Images 2, Australian Contemporary Painting.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015       Gallery One, Gold Coast, Australia
2014       Paintbox Fine Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia
2012       Paintbox Fine Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia
2007       Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
2006       Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne Australia
                 Retrospective, Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery, NSW Australia
                 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
2004       Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
                 Ferner Gallery, Wellington NZ
2003       Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
2002       Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
                 Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
2001       Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
2000       Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
                 Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1999       Ferner Gallery, Wellington NZ
                 Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne Australia
1998       Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1997       Cintra Galleries, Brisbane Australia
1996       Ferner Gallery, Wellington NZ
                 Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia
                 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1995       Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
                 Cintra Galleries, Brisbane Australia
1994       Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia
                 Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
                 Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1993       Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
                 Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia
                 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1992       Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
                 Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia
                 Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1991       Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
                 Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
                 Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
1990       Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
                 Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1989       Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1988       Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1987       Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1986       Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1985       Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1984       Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin NZ
1984       Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
                 Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin NZ
1983       Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1982       Cargo Gallery, Lyttleton NZ
1981       Cargo Gallery, Lyttleton NZ

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018       Affordable Art Fair Singapore
                 Group exhibition Manyung Gallery, Sorrento, Australia
2017       Group exhibition Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, Australia
2014       Gallery One, Gold Coast, Australia
2011       Still Life exhibition Gallery One, Gold Coast, Australia
2007       Dickerson Gallery, land, sea & sky, Melbourne Australia
                 Farm Feral and female, Bell Gallery, Berrima, NSW Australia
2006       Lexus Mortimore, Dubbo Australia
1996       NZ Realists, Robert McDougal Public Art Gallery, Christchurch NZ
                 Guest Artist, Inverlochy Exhibition, Wellington NZ
                 Dual Horizons, Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland NZ
                 Still Life, Group Exhibition, Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
                 Super Art Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne Australia
1993       A.C.T.A. Maritime Award, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney Australia
                 P&O Maritime Award, Sydney Australia
                 12 Contemporary NZ Artists, Hong Kong Royal Country Club, Hong Kong
1988       Inaugural Australian Commercial Galleries Association
                 Art Fair, Melbourne Australia
1985       Guest Artist, Timaru Annual Exhibition, Timaru NZ
                 Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin NZ
1984       Montana Art Award, Auckland NZ
1983       Guest Artist, Ashburton Annual Exhibition, Ashburton NZ
1980       Otago Art Society, Dunedin NZ
1979       Commonwealth Young Artists' Exhibition, Royal Overseas League
                 Christchurch NZ and London UK
                 Otago Art Society, Dunedin NZ
1978       Abernethy's Gallery, Dunedin NZ
1977       Benson & Hedges Award, Dunedin NZ



COLLECTIONS INCLUDE
Deutche Bank, Sydney, Australia
McDougal Public Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
BHP Collection, Melbourne, Australia
Mclntosh Corporate Ltd, Sydney, Australia
Baring Securities (Australia) Ltd, Sydney, Australia
Abbott Tout Russell Kennedy, Sydney, Australia
NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Sly and Weigall, Sydney, Australia
Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
D & D Tolhurst, Melbourne, Australia
Skellerup Corporation, Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand, Sydney and Brisbane Australia
Marubeni Australia Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Sky Television, New Zealand
Merrill Lynch, Sydney, Australia
J.B. Were, Sydney, Australia
Deacons Graham & Jones, Sydney, Australia
Campbelltown City Art Gallery, NSW Australia
Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia
Lowenstein, Sydney, Australia

Private Collections including: United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Bahamas, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Brunei, China