Mark Yale Harris

Mark Yale Harris

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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
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