Approved: 21.04.2016

Naomi Harwin


Approved: 21.04.2016

Artist Statement

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                                                                     Studio Artist at Wysing Arts Centre


2011 – 2014 – First Class BA (HONS) Fine Art – Norwich University of the Arts



2020    Encounter - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (Solo)

2019    To be an object is to possess a boundary - 1961 at In Personam, Singapore

2018    Non-Working Hours - 1961 Projects, Singapore

2017    We: You, Me - Firstsite, Colchester, UK

            SWAP Editions AD HOC & TRADE - Artlicks Weekend - SET, London, UK

            The Library - McAulay Gallery at Tate Modern, London, UK 

            The Clunker - The Playhouse and Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, Uk

            Swap Editions AD HOC - CASTOR Projects, London, UK

2016    in between things - Nunns Yard, Norwich, UK

            Circuit Unlocks Digital - The Junction, Cambridge, UK

2015    Wysing Editions at SUNDAY Art Fair - Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London, UK

            Shades of Yellow - Embassy Tea Gallery, London, UK

            O - Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent, UK (Solo)

2014    In the Window: Parts and Wholes - Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent, UK

            Process - STEW Gallery, Norwich, UK



2017    SWAP Editions - Edition No.1 AD HOC

2015    Ambergris editions - Wysing Studio Artist Kitchen Foil Print Portfolio



09.2017                       Island Walk - St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK

04.2016 - 08.2017      Circuit Cambridge - Kettle’s Yard & Wysing Arts Centre

08.2014 - 01.2015      Graduate Residency - Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent, UK

07.2012 - 09.2012       Wysing Young Artists in Residence - Wysing Arts Centre, UK



05.2019                       Feature - Minimal Zine Issue 01, Spain, EU

01.2018                       Feature and inFloat. Feature and Interview

03.2017                       Axisweb - Artist of the Month