Luke Harby's work attempts to explore the nature of photography itself. It engages with the act of photographic production and reproduction; the fact (or fiction) that photography is merely a representation; and that all photographic images are illusory.
Given this dogma he enjoys the act of manipulating the subject, using tricks of scale, displacing or adjusting the context, or by vandalising the picture in some way in order to rephotograph it.
CV & Education
Artist working with photographic film.
b. 1972 Southampton, UK
Lives and works in Northampton, UK
July 2016. NN Contemporary Project Space, Northampton. UK
April 2015. Bear Sign, Glasgow. UK
Collaboration with Amy Pettifer.
November 2004. Roadmender, Northampton. UK
Group Exhibitions (selected)
Schläfli symbol. Editions l'Heliotrope
June 2019. Lille, France.
Aint Bad: Paranormal Activity
May 2019, Georgia, US
Hand Magazine Issue 24
March 2019. Kansas, US
Falling Stars / Stella Cadenti
January 2019. St Pancras Crypt Gallery. London, UK
Numerology. Group Show 59
December 2018. Humble Arts Foundation. New York. US
Face With Tears Of Joy
November 2018. Burns Street Studios. Northampton. UK
May 2018. Lumen Studios. The Ugly Duck. London. UK
NN Open Biennial
January 2018. NN Contemporary. Northampton. UK
November 2017. Cambridge University. UK
Making it Real
October 2017. London Alternative Photography Collective. The Ugly Duck. London. UK
Point to Point
October 2017. Avenue Gallery. University of Northampton. Northampton. UK
September 2017. Bilbao. Spain
June 2017. Float Magazine. New York, US
June 2017. Darkroom Gallery. Vermont, US
May 2017. PH21 Gallery. Budapest, Hungary
MK Calling. Open Biennial
April 2017. MK Gallery. Milton Keynes, UK
Lumen: School of Light
February 2017. The Ugly Duck, Tanner Street, London. UK
November 2016. University of Northampton, UK
October 2016. Humble Arts Foundation. New York. US.
Develop and Prosper
February 2008. NN Contemporary (formerly The Fishmarket), UK
Collaboration with Phil Sharp.
June 2006. University of Northampton, UK
February 2003. University of Northampton, UK
Collections and other work
Private collections in UK, Europe and USA.
Music for Squares
University of Gloucestershire 1991 - 1995
Fine Art Degree. BA Hons
Foundation in Art & Design