Kevin Harrison

Selected Biography

Recent Exhibitions

2010, ‘Human Rights Projects’, Brussels, Vienna and Innsbruck.
2009, ‘Who Said Romances Was Dead 2’, Shed Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk.
2008, ‘Who Said Romance Was Dead’, Treadwell Gallery, Austria.
2008, ‘City People’, London Arts Café, Hoxton, London.
2008, ‘A Man’s Life’, Treadwell Gallery’, Austria.
2005, ‘Kevin Harrison’s Wild Life’, Treadwell Gallery, Austria.
2002, ‘Labyrinth’, The Roundhouse, London.
2001, ‘Hanging On By a Thread’, Museum of Modern Art, Wales.
2000, ‘Alive and Kicking’, Homerton Hospital Gallery, London.
2000, ‘20TH Century Sculpture’, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
1997, ‘Wheels on Fire- The Car in Art- 1960-1996’, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton.

Major Commissions

2010, ‘Happy House and Protest’, Ituba Skills College, South Africa.
2005, ‘In the Box’, Unicorn Theatre, London
2001, ‘I Love Hoxton’, Commissioned by the Hoxton Trust for Hackney Council, London.
2001, ‘Flower Garden’, Al Ain Festival, United Arab Emirates.
2000, ‘Dog walker – Portrait – Babysitter’, Irwell Sculpture Trail, Salford.
1999, ‘Arch’, Hoxton Street Market, London.
1998, ‘Middleton Miner’, Leeds, Yorkshire.
1997, ‘Diversity’, Highgate New Town, London.

Statement from Shed Gallery Exhibition, Suffolk 2009

His work is figurative, narrative even, now more than ever. Kevin’s themes are urban life, human frailty, the squalor, violence and general untidiness of life, as well as its counterpart, the abundant humour that emerges from it and makes it bearable. In the past there was a more overtly political dimension to his work, reflecting a more or less left wing outlook on life and its problems, particularly those created by greed, class prejudice and injustice. Inevitably over time his way of expressing those concerns, which remain undiminished has transmuted into more amused, philosophical form.

Statement from Museum Of Modern Art, Wales, 2001

“Hanging on by a Thread” sums up the precariousness of being an artist, as well as being an ordinary, old, 21st Century human being. Many of my sculptures from the last 20 years, evolve out of personal experience- love, divorce, work, stress, bring up children, fear of death…Have fun! … Enjoy!