Andrew J. Harrison: Biography
Andrew Harrison, a New Jersey native, is a multi-disciplinary artist who has exhibited his sculptures, short-films, digital prints, and installations in galleries and museums nationally. His work has been shown in two exhibitions at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography’s The Edge of Intent and On the Road, the Governor’s Island Art Fair in New York, Rowan University Art Gallery’s Cosmobilities, University of Illinois Urbana Campaign Krannert Art Museum, Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, the Manifest Gallery’s Burb: Zones of Living in Cincinnati, the Pierro Gallery in East Orange, NJ, and NJ Nexus at the Rahway Arts Guild. Harrison’s (new)jersey project, a series of maps that re-imagines New Jersey as utopian city, is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Chicago’s Columbia College. Harrison’s current project, Seneca Displaced: A Tree for Andrew Williams uncovers the narratives of the displaced and marginalized African American community that once thrived in current day Central Park in Manhattan. He has completed two residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and will spend the Spring of 2017 on sabbatical in New Orleans conducting research for his next project. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, he earned a Masters of Fine Arts in interdisciplinary studio arts from Maine College of Art in 2008. For over 10 years, Harrison has taught photography, film, and studio courses at the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.