Approved: 30.08.2016

Martin Harman Art

Artist, Maker

Approved: 30.08.2016

About Martin 
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    Artist Statement

    About Martin 
    Hello Welcome!

    My name is Martin Harman, I am British artist based in Somerset UK creating ceramic sculpture, painting and NFTs. 

    Why do I create art? 
    Creating art lets me step back from the normality of society. It provides me opportunities to learn and explore human potential. 
    The experience of family members passing got me thinking about the nature of reality. It made me realise life is short and that I should make the most out of this life. It got me asking questions. 

    What inspires me? 
    The Historic English Heritage monument Stonehenge in the UK inspires my art.

    Its purpose remains in question. It forces myself to be curious, to learn anew and reflect upon existence. It invites me to think about, belief, spirituality, space, time, reality, imagination, society, life experience, human potential and the desire to ask questions about the universe I am living in.

    What is my Art?
    I do not intend to create art that looks like Stonehenge . I use this as a foundation to generate ideas to inform the creation of art to evoke new meaning to you.

    My art could be seen as an escapism from reality, however there can also be elements recognisable or symbolic to the human experience.

    What is my purpose?
    My purpose is to create art that invites you to be immersed by curiosity, and new experiences. I would like my art to become part of you life as life is full of questions.
     

    For a behind the scenes look at what is going on feel free to follow my social media channels @

    Instagram: martinharmanart

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    Twitter: martinharmanart

    Youtube: Martin Harman Art TV

    CV & Education

    CV (Made up to 22/9/2022)
    Martin Harman

    Education
    2010-2012  
    MA Ceramics, UWIC Cardiff School of Art and Design, UK

    2007-2010 
    BA, Three Dimensional Design Ceramics, UCA, Farnham, UK  

    Solo Exhibitions

    Online Virtual Exhibitions 

    2022
    Curiosity Virtual Gallery (permanent space) curated by Martin Harman at martinharmanart.com
    2021  Space and Contemplation, curated by Martin Harman at martinharmanart.com

    UK
    2019  Crossing Space, Hours, Bristol, UK
    2017  Reimagining Stonehenge, Workers Gallery, Porth Wales UK

    Group Exhibitions  

    Online Virtual Exhibitions 
    2021
    Opening, curated by Sergio Gomez at sergiogomezcurates.net 

    UK & Europe
    2022

    Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral, UK

    Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition 2022, Salisbury Arts Center, UK

    Faenza Art Ceramic Centre, Italy (Residency) Exhibition

    Art for Real First Edition. Boomer Gallery, Tower Bridge London UK

    2021
    A.I.R. Vallauris Exhibition, Chapelle de la Misericorde, France.
    ?Bath Society of Artists 116th Annual Open Exhibition, The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
    A-Z Online Exhibitions R-Resistance curated by Richard White, 44 AD Artspace, Bath, UK

    2020  
    Polodango Virtual Art Exhibition, UK
    Bone China Symposium, Kaunas Picture Gallery of M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Lithuania
    The art of communication in the commonwealth, 44 AD Artspace, Bath, UK

    2019  
    Polodango 2019 Art Exhibition, UK.
    The London Ultra, Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
    Symposium Exhibition at the Kapolna Gallery, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary 
    Bath society of artists 114th Annual Open Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
    Exhibit Here's Hope Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, UK

    2018  
    The London Ultra 2018, Bargehouse Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
    Group Exhibition at XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild, Glücksburg Castle, Germany.
    IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018, National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova
    Drawing Through Clay, Bath Spa University Sion Hill Campus, Bath UK
    Sites Unseen, Studio 11, Kingston Upon Hull, UK 
    Ways of Seeing, Hours Gallery, Bristol, UK

    2017  
    Millfield Summer Show 2017, The Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, UK
    Summer Open Exhibition Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
    Creekside Open, A.P.T Gallery, London, UK

    2016  
    WAC Wells Art Contemporary, The Bishop's Palace, Wells, UK
    Blackwells Art & Poster Shop, Oxford, UK
    Breath of Fresh Air, Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge, UK
    Inner Connections, Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania.

    2015  
    East Meets West, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, UK
    Open Ceramics 2015, Sailsbury Arts Centre, UK
    CLUJ International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj-Napoca Museum of Art, Romania.
    International Triennial of Ceramics UNICUM 2015, National Museum of Slovenia - Metelkova
    Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery Farnham, UK
    Transformation, 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK

    2014 
    30th Annual Open Exhibition??, CGP London, UK
    Wells Art Contemporary, Wells and Mendip Museum, UK
    Materiality, 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK
    Fringe Art Bath Open Prize, UK

    2013 
    161st Annual Open Exhibition, RWA, Bristol, UK
    The Competitive Exhibition of the 8th International Biennial of Ceramics presented by the City of Kapfenberg, Cultural Center,  Austria

    2012 
    53 Degrees North, The New School House Gallery, York, UK 
    Great Summer Exhibition, Butetown History & Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    Asia & Australia 
    2018  
    IAC Members Exhibition New Orientalia, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
    IAC Members Exhibition-Free Expression, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

    2016  
    ICMEA 2016 Emerging artists competition, International Ceramic Art Museums, Fuping, China
    30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Australia
    Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
    Chun Tao (Spring Ceramics), Mad L Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    The Human Condition, MADL (mixed Art Design Life), Taipei, Taiwan

    Fair
    2022

    Bath Art Fair, Bath, UK

    2020

    Bath Art Fair, Bath, UK

    2016  
    Made by Hand, City Hall Cardiff, UK
    Top Drawer Craft, Olympia, London, UK

    2015 
    Ceramic Art York, Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery, UK
    The Other Art Fair Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

    2014 
    Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK
     
    Awards 
    2014 
    Bristol First Collective, who purchased his sculpture Juxtaposed at the 161stAnnual Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy,Bristol, UK
     
    Public Collections

    • Spherical Contrasts 1 – Faenza Art Ceramic Center, Faenza, Italy.
    • Spherical Contrasts 2 and 3 – International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy.
    • The Relics of Vallauris “Relic 2” - Collection of A.I.R Vallauris, France3
    • Ceramic Painting Exploration 1 and 2 and Bubble Stack - Kaunas Picture Gallery of M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum) Lithuania
    • The flies eggs, Wax on, Stone effect - International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary
    • Escape - The National Museum of Slovenia
    • Circle Cluster and Od-toed Ungulate- Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Sweet Tooth, Honey on the Water and Night as Day - XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild 2018, Germany
    • Solitude - New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
    • QQ  - International Ceramic Art Museum, China
    • Hypnagogia - Cluj Art Museum, Romania 
    • Juxtaposed - Bristol First Collective, Bristol
    • Sunrise - The National Museum of Slovenia

     

    Residencies & Symposiums
    2022

    Faenza Art Ceramic Center, Italy (Residency)

    Cove Park, Scotland

    2021
    A.I.R Vallauris 2021, France. (Residency)

    2020
    Bone China Symposium, Department of Ceramics and Porcelain of Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts, with exhibition at Kaunas Picture Gallery of M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Lithuania. (Invited guest)

    2019  
    Symposium at the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary. (Invited guest) 

    2018  
    Cross-cultural Identity Through Clay, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan. (Residency)
    XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild, Glücksburg Castle, Römhild, Germany. (Invited guest) 

    2017  
    Drawing Through Clay Bundanon Trust, Bundanon, New  South Wales, Australia. (Residency?)

    2015  
    Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark. (Residency)

    2009 
    Attended: ISCAEE, Ceramic Biennial, Incheon, South Korea, ceramic artwork exhibited.

    2008 
    Attended: ISCAEE, Ceramic Biennial, Kenya, ceramic artwork exhibited at the National Museum

    Membership


    Presentations
    2022
    Presentation: "Exploring the Potential of a Virtual Gallery" at IAC Congress 2022, Geneve Slwitslaand at the International Conference Centre Geneva

    2019  
    Presentation: Symposium, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary

    2018  
    Presentation: XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild, Glücksburg Castle, Römhild, Germany 

    2017  
    Presentation and demonstration: National Taiwan University of Arts

    2016  
    The Relationship between Research and Practice, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

    2015  
    The Relationship between Research and Practice, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
     
    Publications

    2019  
    Ceramics Ireland Issue 42 2018 p48, 49 

    2016  
    International Contemporary Artists Vol Xl, p372

    2016 
    The World of Interiors, February, Design Report, p148

    2013 
    Aesthetica-The Art & Culture Magazine, December/January, Issue 50 artists' directory, p141