Goldfinch is thrilled to announce its first exhibition of the new decade: “Thirty-nine Eyelids,” a solo exhibition by Anne Harris occupying Galleries I and II. The show features a new body of paintings and a series of drawings, all of which are rooted in–yet deviate imaginatively from–traditions of self-portraiture. The exhibition is on view from January 19 through February 29, 2020. This is Harris’ first large-scale solo exhibition in Chicago.
Artist’s Biography: Anne Harris has been painting slowly, and drawing quickly, variants of self-portraiture for the last thirty years. She has exhibited at venues ranging from Alexandre Gallery (NYC), DC Moore Gallery (NYC) and Nielsen Gallery (Boston), to the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute, The Portland Museum of Art, the California Center for Contemporary Art and the North Dakota Museum of Art. Her work is in such public collections as The Fogg Museum at Harvard, The Yale University Art Gallery and The New York Public Library. Grants and awards received include a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and an NEA Individual Artists Fellowship.
Harris teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She heads the Riverside Art Center’s Exhibition Committee and has curated numerous exhibitions there. She is also the originator of The Mind’s I—a traveling expanding drawing conversation about the universality and malleability of self-perception and drawing. This project began at Julius Caesar Gallery in Chicago (2012) and most recently took place at Espacio Andrea Brunson in Santiago, Chile (August 2019).
Header image: Anne Harris, Portrait (Pigtails), 2019, detail. Oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches.