Artist CV

Artist's statement

(b 1991United Kingdom. Lives and works in BUCKIE)

Harrower’s paintings follow a system and a basic set of self-imposed rules, which determine colour, composition and scale. Working from a colour-coded alphabet, the titles for each painting are his starting points for working from left to right, top to bottom of the work. Exploring the physicality of paint in-line, Harrower works in a deliberately repetitious manner, creating individual patterns and geometric shapes that form a grid-like structure. The grids provide a level of control over the paint which is otherwise unrestricted. As the paint builds up it gains depth and weight; gravity and so a converse lack of control comes into visual play. “In many ways the paintings relate to uncontrollable events that happen in life,” says Harrower, “...works imply the notion of the mind – and of life - falling apart.”

Solo exhibitions

2021    
May your thoughts write the rest?, Duff House, Banff
2019    
Fresh Thoughts, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh
2018    
Colours you’ve Forgotten, Moray Art Centre
The Real & the Remembered, Elgin Library
2017    
A Closer Look, Nairn Art and Community Centre
 

Group exhibitions

2021    
Moving Forward, online
2020    
Flow, Visual Arts Scotland, online
30x30, Society of Scottish Artists, online
ATS Members’ Exhibition, An Talla Solais, online
The Resilient Self, Espacio Gallery, London
2019    
ATS Members’ Exhibition, An Talla Solais, Ullapool
XMASHUP, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh
Edges of What?, Dundas Gallery, Edinburgh
2018    
Winter Open, Moray Art Centre
20days20Artists, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh
2017    
Edge-Lands, Moray Art Centre
Mixed Bag, Aberdeen Arts Centre & Theatre
 

Awards & residencies

2016    
John Gray Legacy Award- Gray’s School of Art
ACT Graduate Award- Aberdeen Arts Centre & Theatre
Shortlisted for the Generator annual exhibition ‘They Had Four Years- Generator Projects, Dundee
2015    
Keith Prize, RSA Open 2015- Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Shortlisted for GDF SUEZ Award at RGU 2015- Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
 

Education

2016    
Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, B.A. (Hons.), Fine Art: Painting. Grade 2.1
2012    
Forth Valley College, Falkirk, HND, Art and Design, Grade A