Mark Yale Harris

Mark Yale Harris

Mark Yale Harris
MARK YALE HARRIS (b 1937, American)   Mark Harris is a stone sculptor, whose works are in the line of the early Modernism of Brancusi and Arp. While his figures depict natural subjects, mainly wildlife, his style abstracts to a geometric formalism. Being of stone and based in nature, Harris’ sculptures resonate with ecological themes and a love of the great outdoors. Harris first realized his true passion in the Southwest. Stone carving became his life’s work, as Santa Fe became his home in the late 1990s. With much to learn, Harris chose a mentor whom he had long admired to assist him with honing his burgeoning artistic skills – sculptor Bill Prokopiof (Aleut, 1944-1999). In the spirit of the nation’s most recognized Native American artist, Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache, 1915-1994), Prokopiof and sculptor Doug Hyde (Nez Perce) took Harris under their wings and generously shared their immense knowledge, talent, and vision. It should be remembered here that the multi-million dollar sculptures of Brancusi and Arp were, themselves, highly influenced by native arts from around the world. Prior to developing as an artist, Harris had spent many years in the area of sustainable urban development (specifically real estate and hotels), a conventional career in which he was quite successful, but not fully satisfied. The transition into a wholly fulfilling trade was both challenging and exciting. The artistic passion that had existed just beneath the surface of Harris’s long-established business persona was finally emerging. He accessed the invaluable experience of his mentors, along with his own vision, to create an evolving body of work in alabaster, marble, limestone, and bronze, often combining different elements to bring forth contrasts of composition. Over the past fifteen years, Harris has continued to challenge himself as a sculptor, finding it important to continue learning through master workshops and teaching.   PHILANTHROPY Fine Art for Children and Teens (FACT) in Santa Fe, New Mexico   BIBLIOGRAPHY Mark Yale Harris: Figurative Abstractions in 2010 (ARTWORK International, Inc. Press) Mark Yale Harris: Untamed, 2011 -- Acclaimed Artist Series (ibid) Mark Yale Harris, A Retrospective 2006, 2013 (op cit.)   SOLO EXHIBITION The Royal Academy of Art, London, U.K. Marin MOCA, Novato, CA National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey La Grange Art Museum, GA National Sculpture Society Roswell Museum of Art Millicent Rodgers Museum, Taos, NM The Wildlife Experience Museum Peach Arch Park International Museum of the Southwest Holter Museum Masur Museum Las Cruces Museum of Art Chesterwood Museum Palm Springs Art Museum Austin Museum of Art Open Air Museum - Ube, Japan Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art - Biloxi, Mississippi Polk Museum of Art - Lakeland, Florida The Village Green Sculpture Park - Cashiers, North Carolina   SELECTED COLLECTIONS Hilton Hotels Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia Rock Resorts: La Posada Hotel - Santa Fe, New Mexico Herman Memorial Hospital - Houston, Texas State of New Mexico - Ruidoso, New Mexico Four Seasons Hotel - Chicago, Illinois City of Roanoke Historic District - Roanoke, Virginia   CAREER 2011 Mark Yale Harris, Curator, National Sculpture Exhibition - Carbondale, Colorado, Carbondale Council for the Arts and Humanities Former Vice Chair National Sculpture Society   EDUCATION 2011 Studio Immersive, with visiting critics: David Humphrey and Charles Long, Anderson Ranch Arts Center - Snowmass Village, Colorado 2006 Building on Ideas: Looking for Source, intensive workshop with Terry Allen and Jo Harvey Anderson Ranch Arts Center - Snowmass Village, Colorado 2000 Workshop in creative development with James Surls Anderson Ranch Arts Center - Snowmass Village, Colorado 1997-03 Marble/marble Institute of Colorado - Marble, Colorado 1996 Studied with Doug Hyde, Bill Prokopiof, James Surls, Lincoln Fox, and John Forno 1961 Ohio State University BBS     SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 Art Palm Beach, Florida 2014 SOFA Chicago, Illinois X Florence Biennale 2015 - Italy Littleton Museum - Littleton, Colorado Selected for KUNST 2014 - Berlin, Germany The Figure Now, Fontbonne University - St. Louis, Missouri 32nd Annual Exhibition, Anderson Ranch Arts Center - Snowmass, Colorado Julie Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange Building - San Francisco, California (Hosts include: Harrison Ford, Jackie Chan, Edward Norton, Bo Dereck, Ralph Fiennes...) Turquoise Ball, Millicent Rogers Museum - Taos, New Mexico   MEMBER International Sculpture Center New Mexico Sculptors Guild Texas Society of Sculptors Texas Fine Arts Association Friends of Contemporary Art Santa Fe Austin Visual Artist’s Association Society of Animal Artists
Artist

Artwork

Asleep at the Wheel
Mark Yale Harris

Asleep at the Wheel

Bronze Sculpture

6 x 4 x 4 in

Awakening III (maquette)
Mark Yale Harris

Awakening III (maquette)

Bronze Sculpture

8.25 x 15 x 11 in

Caught
Mark Yale Harris

Caught

Bronze Sculpture

7 x 5.50 x 8 in

Close (small)
Mark Yale Harris

Close (small)

Bronze Sculpture

13 x 6 x 4 in

Dance Me to the End of Love
Mark Yale Harris

Dance Me to the End of Love

Bronze Sculpture

18 x 18 x 6 in

Georgia on My Mind
Mark Yale Harris

Georgia on My Mind

Bronze Sculpture

30 x 30 x 24 in

Half Eaten Apple (monumental 6')
Mark Yale Harris

Half Eaten Apple (monumental 6')

Bronze Sculpture

72 x 24 x 30 in

Little Worries I, II, III (each)
Mark Yale Harris

Little Worries I, II, III (each)

Bronze Sculpture

7 x 4.75 x 2.50 in

No Worries I
Mark Yale Harris

No Worries I

Bronze Sculpture

14 x 9.50 x 5 in

On The Run
Mark Yale Harris

On The Run

Bronze Sculpture

32 x 15 x 27 in

Sacred Space
Mark Yale Harris

Sacred Space

Bronze Sculpture

33 x 9.50 x 9.50 in

Surrender
Mark Yale Harris

Surrender

Bronze Sculpture

14 x 16 x 10 in

The Way We Are (maquette)
Mark Yale Harris

The Way We Are (maquette)

Bronze Sculpture

12 x 6 x 7 in

Awakening III, 2014
Mark Yale Harris

Awakening III, 2014

Bronze Sculpture

16 x 13 x 7 in

Bear Tango (large)
Mark Yale Harris

Bear Tango (large)

Bronze Sculpture

22 x 20 x 19 in

Cavorting Koi, 2003
Mark Yale Harris

Cavorting Koi, 2003

Italian Carrera Marble

13 x 17 x 10 in

Crush (Glass)
Mark Yale Harris

Crush (Glass)

Glass

Dilly Dallie
Mark Yale Harris

Dilly Dallie

bronze sculpture

48 x 48 x 3 in

Got It
Mark Yale Harris

Got It

Bronze Sculpture

22 x 16 x 14 in

Hard Winter DT (large)
Mark Yale Harris

Hard Winter DT (large)

Bronze Sculpture

34 x 16 x 12 in

Little Worries I,II,III (Set of Three)
Mark Yale Harris

Little Worries I,II,III (Set of Three)

Bronze Sculpture

7 x 4.75 x 2.50 in

No Worries I,II, III (Set of three)
Mark Yale Harris

No Worries I,II, III (Set of three)

Bronze Sculpture

14 x 9.50 x 5 in

Recoil (Monumental)
Mark Yale Harris

Recoil (Monumental)

Bronze Sculpture

46 x 33 x 42 in

Secrets
Mark Yale Harris

Secrets

Bronze Sculpture

5 x 4.50 x 4 in

Sweet Whispers (large)
Mark Yale Harris

Sweet Whispers (large)

Bronze Sculpture

42 x 15 x 17 in

Tidbit
Mark Yale Harris

Tidbit

Bronze Sculpture

18 x 14 x 12 in

Awakening III (enlarged 4')
Mark Yale Harris

Awakening III (enlarged 4')

Bronze Sculpture

48 x 39 x 21 in

Bottoms Up
Mark Yale Harris

Bottoms Up

Bronze Sculpture

12 x 3 x 3 in

Chaos
Mark Yale Harris

Chaos

Bronze Sculpture

22 x 10 x 10 in

Crush (medium)
Mark Yale Harris

Crush (medium)

Bronze Sculpture

22 x 29 x 7 in

Fast Food
Mark Yale Harris

Fast Food

Bronze Sculpture

17 x 21 x 9 in

Got It (maquette)
Mark Yale Harris

Got It (maquette)

Bronze Sculpture

11 x 8 x 7 in

Hard Winter DT (small)
Mark Yale Harris

Hard Winter DT (small)

Bronze Sculpture

19 x 9 x 7 in

My Muse
Mark Yale Harris

My Muse

Bronze Sculpture

31 x 11 x 11 in

No Worries II
Mark Yale Harris

No Worries II

Bronze Sculpture

14 x 9.50 x 5 in

Recoil (SOLD OUT)
Mark Yale Harris

Recoil (SOLD OUT)

Bronze Sculpture

25 x 20 x 14 in

Secrets/Refuge
Mark Yale Harris

Secrets/Refuge

bronze sculpture

10 x 9 x 8 in

Sweet Whispers (small)
Mark Yale Harris

Sweet Whispers (small)

Bronze Sculpture

21 x 8 x 9 in

Unbearable
Mark Yale Harris

Unbearable

Bronze Sculpture

16 x 18 x 10 in

Awakening III (enlarged, 6')
Mark Yale Harris

Awakening III (enlarged, 6')

bronze sculpture

72 x 59 x 32 in

Butterflies Are Free
Mark Yale Harris

Butterflies Are Free

Bronze Sculpture

14 x 13 x 9 in

Close
Mark Yale Harris

Close

Bronze Sculpture

25 x 15 x 11 in

Crush (monumental)
Mark Yale Harris

Crush (monumental)

Bronze Sculpture

61 x 20.50 x 80 in

First Born
Mark Yale Harris

First Born

Bronze Sculpture

17 x 11 x 9 in

Half Eaten Apple (large)
Mark Yale Harris

Half Eaten Apple (large)

Bronze Sculpture

32 x 10 x 7.50 in

Letting Go
Mark Yale Harris

Letting Go

Bronze Sculpture

24 x 7 x 8 in

No Secrets
Mark Yale Harris

No Secrets

Bronze Sculpture

22 x 11 x 14 in

Not Knowing
Mark Yale Harris

Not Knowing

Bronze Sculpture

25 x 20 x 14 in

Refuge
Mark Yale Harris

Refuge

Bronze Sculpture

10 x 9 x 8 in

She Rides a White Horse
Mark Yale Harris

She Rides a White Horse

Bronze Sculpture

16 x 12 x 9.50 in

Teton Vision
Mark Yale Harris

Teton Vision

Bronze Sculpture

17 x 13 x 10 in

Whirlwind in the Thorn Trees
Mark Yale Harris

Whirlwind in the Thorn Trees

Bronze Sculpture

42 x 10 x 10 in

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