Approved: 21.04.2016

Naomi Harwin

Artist

Approved: 21.04.2016
 
 

Biography

Grounded in process Naomi Harwin’s practice observes the relational qualities of objects and forms in correspondence with space.  Considering how we organise and interpret visual information, Harwin reflects on how we might comprehend objects through the aid of models and images.  Most recently her work has been activated through her creation of forms that compress and manipulate line.  Evaluating, extracting and deconstructing these objects, Harwin explores the dialogue between the form and its represented image, identifying the parts and pieces that make up the ‘whole’. 

Through the use of shape, line and colour, the works become a descriptive interplay of spatial structure, materiality and mapping. Continuously shifting between two and three dimensions, surface and object.  These exchanges, interactions and re-appropriations consider the interchangeable states of objecthood.

Manifesting as collections of information the dialogue and spatial engagement amongst works aims to form an awareness of the ‘whole’ and one’s own relation to it. 

CV & Education

Naomi Harwin, b. 1992, Winchester, UK

Lives and works in Cambridgeshire

Studio 1 Strawbale, Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX

Education  

2011-2014

First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art - Norwich University of the Arts

2010-2011         

BTEC Foundation Diploma Art and Design - Cambridge Regional College

Exhibitions

2017

SWAP Editions - Edition No.1 AD HOC - CASTOR Projects, London 

2016

in between things -  Nunns Yard, Norwich 

Circuit Unlocks Digital - The Cambridge Junction (Collaborative work)

2015

Wysing Editions at Sunday Art Fair . Ambika P3, University of Westminster. London

Shades of Yellow . Embassy Tea Gallery, London SE1 0LN

Solo Exhibition:  'O' - Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent

2014

In the Window: 'Parts and Wholes' - Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent

NUA Degree Show - Norwich University of the Arts

Mold - Norwich University of the Arts

Dialogues: Place, space and negotiated territories - Norwich University of the Arts

Process - STEW Gallery, Norwich

2013

Museum at Night - Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts, Norwich  

Continuous Systems - 7 Clapton Square, London

NUA Fine Art - Firstsite, Colchester

NUA Fine Art, 2nd Year Show - STEW Gallery, Norwich

2012

Scope - Soup Lab, Norwich

Wysing Young Artists, Changing Spaces Pop Up Gallery - The Grafton Centre,Cambridge

Editions 

2015 - ambergris editions - Kitchen Foil Print Portfolio   

Residencies  

August 2014 - January 2015 - Graduate Residency at Airspace Gallery

July - September 2012-  Wysing Young Artists in Residence - Wysing Arts Centre