Marie Harnett was born in 1983 in Hertfordshire, England. She studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2006. In 2007 Harnett was selected for the Contemporary Art Society’s ARTfutures at Bloomberg Space, London, and exhibited at The Aspect Prize at the Paisley Museum, Paisley, Scotland.
Harnett makes highly detailed, meticulous drawings derived from film stills which capture fleeting moments of drama, beauty and suspense. By removing the stills from their context and reworking them as intricate pencil studies, Harnett focuses on every aspect of pose, light and texture. Harnett also explores these themes in her printmaking, which include large scale linocut prints of images built up from black and white curving lines.
Recent solo and group exhibitions include Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA (2017); Theodore: Art, New York, (2017); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018, 2016); Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (2016); Bremen Kunsthalle, Bremen (2015) and Galleria Bonomo, Rome (2014). Harnett’s works are held in international public and private collections including British Museum, London; National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh; Government Art Collection, London; Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh; Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen; Yale Centre for British Art, Connecticut; and Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Marie Harnett lives and works in London.
In the press: National Galleries of Scotland Podcast featuring Marie Harnett
An Interview with Marie Harnett
Marie Harnett at National Galleries Scotland
Review: 'Harnett’s technical abilities and voice as an artist come alive'
Exhibition: Marie Harnett in Figure Up
Marie Harnett at House of St Barnabas
Heleno enters collection at National Galleries of Scotland
Marie Harnett: What Was My Own Exhibition Film
Marie Harnett Artists in Lockdown
- Ali Banisadr
- Georg Baselitz
- Christiane Baumgartner
- Rana Begum
- Pablo Bronstein
- Gordon Cheung
- Rhys Coren
- Michael Craig-Martin
- Dexter Dalwood
- Ian Davenport
- Miriam de Búrca
- Jan Dibbets
- Jim Dine
- Joy Gerrard
- Antony Gormley
- Idris Khan
- Langlands & Bell
- Richard Long
- Mick Moon
- David Nash
- Paul Noble
- Julian Opie
- Mimmo Paladino
- Cornelia Parker