Harrison See (b. 1990) is a Western Australian artist interested in allegory that navigates cultural divergence. Through paint See constructs figurative landscapes rich in symbolism and narrative exploring the spaces between cultural communities.

 

See has held six solo exhibitions and five collaborative shows both locally and in Asia. He has also undertaken three artist residencies in Western Australia and a fourth in Xiamen, China. See is a New Colombo Plan Alumni as well as the recipient of a Research Training Program Scholarship a Yagan Square Digital Tower Screen Initiative, the Louise Macfie Painting Prize and the Ellenbrook-Swan Art Award.

 

After living in Asia for an extended period he has returned to Perth to undertake his doctoral research. Research exploring how a dialogic approach to cross-cultural collaboration can lead to new understandings of a hybrid Australian identity.

 

See is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Arts and Humanities (SAH), Edith Cowan University, and an assistant artist and research assistant for various SAH projects. See also regularly teaches workshops at Midland Junction Arts Centre (MJAC).

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Harrison See (2019), Bridge Crossing (Sun Sets at the Gate) [detail], oil on board

Education

2019-     PhD (Visual Arts), Edith Cowan University (ECU), WA – [PhD candidate]
2017      Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), Edith Cowan University (ECU), WA

2016      Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Edith Cowan University (ECU), WA

2011      Bachelor of Arts (Design), Majoring in Industrial Design, Curtin University, WA

Awards & Grants

2021    Arts U-15k, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) – $4000

                                → [Harrison See, Desmond Mah + Aasiya Evans]

2020      Ellenbrook Overall Prize, Ellenbrook-Swan Art Award – $1000

              Yagan Square Digital Tower Screen Initiative, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority – $1000

                                  → [Harrison See + Desmond Mah]

              Research Culture Grant, School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University – $400

                                  → [Harrison See, Jane Ziemons, Suz Ellis + Tasia Adjii]

2019      Research Culture Grant, School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University – $400

                                  → [Harrison See, Jane Ziemons, Laura Mitchell, Gale Mason + Tasia Adjii]

2018      Research Training Program Scholarship, Federal Government of Australia – $85,000

2015      The Louise Macfie Painting Prize, Edith Cowan University – $2,000
              New Colombo Plan Scholarship, Federal Government of Australia – $35,000
              New Colombo Plan Student Mobility Grant, Edith Cowan University – $1,200

2010      Design Award for Excellence, Curtin University

Solo Exhibitions

2019      Hollow Flight, Spectrum Project Space, ECU, Mount Lawley, WA

2018      Weightless, Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, Victoria Park, WA

              Urban Tree, The Lobby, Swanbourne, WA

              Physical Mindfulness of Painting, Mundaring Arts Centre (Gallery 2), Mundaring, WA

2017      Tower of Modern | 当潮之塔, Chinese European Art Centre | 中国欧洲艺术中心, Xiamen, China

2016      The Nature of Wanting, Studio 281, Maylands, WA

Artist Residencies

2021      Perth College, Mount Lawley, WA – 1 week(s)

2020      Perth Fringe Festival, Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley, WA – 4 week(s)

2018      Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, Victoria Park, WA – 10 week(s)

              Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring, WA – 6 week(s)

2017      Chinese European Art Centre | 中国欧洲艺术中心, Xiamen, China – 3 month(s)

Collaborative Exhibitions

2021       This Place We Call Home, Stala Contemporary, West Perth, WA (upcoming)

               Polyphony (CERAH Exchange Showcase), Perth Fringe Festival, Gallery 25, Mount Lawley, WA

2020       Nexus: A Group Show, Perth Fringe Festival, Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley, WA

2018       Paradise’s Parasite III | 寄生者 III, Spectrum Project Space, ECU, Mount Lawley, WA

2017       Passage Self Strange, Turner Galleries (Engine Room 2), Northbridge, WA

               Paradise’s Parasite II | 寄生者II, The Sino-British College | 英皇茶室, Shanghai, China

               Paradise’s Parasite | 寄生者, Hujiang Gallery | 沪江画廊, Shanghai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021      ION II (In Our Nature), Lost Eden Creative ARI, Dwellingup, WA

              The Mandorla Art Award, Stala Contemporary, West Perth, WA

2020      Tenth International Exhibition of Traditional Fine Arts | 第十届国际传统艺术邀请展,  Shanghai Art Collection Museum | 上海艺术收藏博物馆

              Tied Up With String, Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring, WA

2019      Nexus: A Group Show, Gallery 25, ECU, Mount Lawley, WA

2018      Sculptures on the Scarp, Darlington Arts Festival, Darlington, WA

2017      Stations of the Cross, Wesley Church, Perth, WA / Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, WA

              Extended Focus, Spectrum Project Space, ECU, Mount Lawley, WA

              34th Annual Sculpture Survey Exhibition, Gomboc Gallery & Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA

2016      Third Space Project, Hujiang Gallery | 沪江画廊, Shanghai, China

2015      Impact 9 International Printmaking Conference, China Academy of Art | 中国美术学院, Hangzhou, China
              32nd Sculpture Survey, Gomboc Gallery and Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA             

2014      31st Sculpture Survey, Gomboc Gallery and Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA 

Commissions

2020     WA Parks Foundation, Perth, WA

             Private Collection, Perth, WA

2019     Private Collection, Perth, WA

2017     Stations of the Cross, Perth, WA

Publications

See. H (2021). Publication pending

Mason, G., See. H. (2021). Publication pending

Adams, L., See, H., Bell, F. (2020). Public Arts: the academy engaging with Main Roads WA, industry and community. ACUADS 2019: Engagement. ACUADS.

See, H. (2017). A Cosmopolitan Landscape: Development of a body of paintings that explore and expand upon the shared tropes of figuration in the work of Giovanni Bellini and Shen Zhou. Retrieved from https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses_hons/1490

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