I was born in Buffalo, New York. The purpose of my artwork is to provoke a perceptual, internal, and intellectual response for the viewer; A visual that speaks to life's experiences. To create symbols of universal connection and the relationship that one has to another and to nature.
I was born in Buffalo, New York and spent hours as a child enthralled in my own artistic world- drawing, painting, doodling. I was honored with awards and scholarships for my art, but was encouraged to pursue a more conventional career, so I received a B.S.S. in 1961 from Ohio State University, and embarked upon a long and successful career in real estate and hotel development. Never abandoning my first love, I sold my company in 1996 to fulfill my dream of creating art full-time.
Mark Yale Harris is deeply entrenched in the west, noted as a pioneer of the 21st Century Regionalist style, writes curator James Burns. Harris's work can be found throughout New Mexico: at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort Spa (located just off Santa Fes plaza), in the public collection of the state of New Mexico, as well as along historic Canyon Road. In the tradition of sculptors Constantin Brncui and Henry Moore, Harris's work adopts a similarly clean line with smooth surface texture and emphasis placed on the material. However, as a lifelong resident of Santa Fe, NM; Aspen, CO; and Austin, TX, Harris's inspiration comes from the west. Thus, Harris combines a modernist aesthetic with the legendary influence of the southwest. Mark Yale Harris's work can be found at The Edge Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the Peace Arch State Park Sculpture Garden in Washington state; Artparks International Sculpture garden in England; the public art collection of the state of Virginia; as well as numerous public and private collections throughout the world. For additional information or to arrange an interview with the artist, please contact: ARTWORKinternational, Inc. 505 / 982 7447 firstname.lastname@example.org