HARRISONSEE 2019 - Bridge Crossing (Sun

Harrison Waed See (b. 1990) is a Perth-based artist, designer, and researcher in the final year of his practice-led PhD at the School of Arts and Humanities (SAH) at Edith Cowan University (ECU). In 2010 See received his first degree, along with the ‘Design Graduate Award for Excellence’ from Curtin University, then immediately began work in manufacturing as an industrial designer. In 2013, See continued part time as a senior designer while beginning his degree in visual arts at ECU. In 2016 he graduated with the ‘Louise Macfie Painting Prize’ and pursued his honours research in Shanghai funded by a New Colombo Plan (NPC) scholarship. While living and researching in China, See studied Mandarin and undertook his practice-led project that challenged the East/West dichotomy embedded within traditional art history. After being awarded first class honours for this research, See extended his NPC funding and returned to China in 2017 to undertake a three-month long artist’s residency in Xiamen. After returning to Perth in late-2017 to work as a freelance designer and tutor, See continued to develop his arts practice by undertaking local artist’s residencies and continuing to exhibit his artworks. In 2019 See was awarded a ‘Research Training Program Scholarship’ and returned to ECU to undertake his current practice-led PhD research into dialogic cross-cultural collaboration.

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Harrison Waed 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

                                → [H. W. See, D. Mah + A. Evans]

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

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

                                  → [H. W. See + D. Mah]

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

                                  → [H. W. See, J. Ziemons, S. Ellis + A. N. Adjii]

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

                                  → [H. W. See, J. Ziemons, L. Mitchell, G. Mason + A. N. 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, Kent Street Gallery, 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      Fringe World 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       A Place We Call Home, Stala Contemporary, West Perth, WA

               Polyphony: CERAH Exchange Showcase, Fringe World Festival, Gallery 25, Mount Lawley, WA

2020       Intermission, Yagan Square, Perth, WA

               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      City of Joondalup IAP (Invitation Art Prize), Whitford City, Joondalup

              Industrial Mythos, INTOO Studios, Northbridge, WA

              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

2021     Personal Collection, Perth, WA

             Personal Collection, Perth, WA

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., W. (2022). Sustained Connection through Material Dialogue: International collaborative painting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

       ACUADS/DDCA 2021: Conference New Networks

See. H., W. (2021). Dialogic Painting and Mythology: Cross-cultural collaboration amidst COVID restrictions.

       ACUADS 2020: Crisis and Resilience.

Mason, G. & See. H., W. (2021). Creativity in Crises: Adapting a community of practice through a landscape of COVID-based disturbances.

       ACUADS 2020: Crisis and Resilience.

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

       ACUADS 2019: Engagement.

See, H., W. (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