Ellen Harvey Locks Gallery

The Forest of Obsolete Ornaments, 2015

Oil and pressed glue ornaments on Clayboard

75 x 149 inches

Ellen Harvey Locks Gallery

Ghost Ornaments (Leaves),  2015

Oil on Clayboard 

6 x 12 feet

Ellen Harvey Locks Gallery The Museum of Ornamental Leaves and Other Monochromatic Collections

Installation view at Locks Gallery

Ellen Harvey Locks Gallery

Craquelure Painting (no.1), 2015

Oil on wood panel

30 x 46 x 2 inches

 

Ellen Harvey Locks Gallery

Craquelure Painting (no.2), 2015

Oil on wood panel

30 x 40 x 2 inches

Ellen Harvey painting Locks Gallery

New Forest: The Internal Revenue Office Reforested, 2013
acrylic, oil, and varnish on 20 wooden panels
92 x 160 inches overall

Ellen Harvey painting Locks Gallery

Private Collections: Ground Floor of 111 North 10th Street (1999-2004) with TV vampires and venuses, 2008

oil on two wood panels

48 x 76 inches

(installation view installed in corner)

Ellen Harvey painting Locks Gallery

Private Collections: 666 West End Avenue (1993 – 99) with lightings and cuts, 2008

oil on two wood panels

33 x 78 inches

Ellen Harvey painting Locks Gallery

Private Collections: Top Floor of 111 North 10th Street (2004–) with Tobys and rainbows, 2008

oil on two wood panels

32 x 48 inches each

Ellen Harvey painting Locks Gallery

Chocolate Box Landscape, 2010

oil on wood panel
38 x 38 inches

Ellen Harvey painting Locks Gallery

TV Stone Iceberg, 2014

acrylic on board and ulexite mineral

14 x 18 inches 

Artist Bio

Ellen Harvey was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work challenges the way we look at traditional iconography through surprising installations and projects that call attention to the personal, social, or physical conditions under which we understand and view images. Harvey’s paintings, installations, multi-media works, and projects experiment with collections, exhibition formats, and new modes of looking.

She is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program and took part in the P.S.1 National Studio Program. Harvey has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally and was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Recent solo museum exhibitions include The Nudist Museum at the Bass Museum, Miami Beach; Ruins are More Beautiful at the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington, D.C. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art; The Unloved at the Groeningemuseum, Bruges; Mirror at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and A Whitney for the Whitney at Philip Morris at the former Whitney Museum at Altria.

Harvey continues to gain notoriety for her large-scale commissions, having been invited to permanently install mosaics by both the New York and Chicago Transit Authorities. She recently completed projects for the Federal Government’s Art in Architecture program at the Internal Revenue Service building in Andover, New York’s Percent for Art in the new Marcy Plaza in Brooklyn, Terminal F at the Philadelphia International Airport (in collaboration with Jan Baracz), and the historic site of St. Amalberga Chuch in Bossuit, Belgium.

Her book, The New York Beautification Project, was published by Gregory Miller in 2005 and Ellen Harvey: Mirror was published by the Pennsylvania Academy in 2006. Harvey’s exhibition at the Groeningemuseum in Belgium is accompanied by a the publication, The Unloved (2015), and her ongoing project The Museum of Failure has an accompanying book published by Gregory Miller & Co. in Spring 2015. Also in 2015, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia commissioned Harvey to create a site-specific installation, titled Metal Painting,  which will be on view at the gallery in November 2020.

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