Bristol, United Kingdom
About Anna Harley
Anna Harley was born in London in 1963. A fine art printmaker and member of Spike Print Studio in Bristol, she has completed an MA in Printmaking at the University of the West of England. Anna's work is located within the Northern European Landscape Tradition, and is influenced by her nomadic childhood and Scandinavian background. Her practice investigates ways of using fine art to communicate on both a social and psychological level.
Anna draws inspiration from the Chew Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty at the foothills of the Mendips in South West England, where she lives. Her prints explore emotional and psychological states through the use of semi-abstracted images; often close ups of the landscape taken from her drawings and photographs of the surrounding countryside.
The combination of a variety of media, (textile/ ceramic/ paper), with both traditional and contemporary print processes, (screen print/ woodcut/ laser/ digital photography), allows the artist to build up layers of texture and silhouette. Through this process, Anna Harley produces printed works that explore the gradual construction of the self over time and articulate the links between past and present.
Christmas 2009 the Guildhall in Bath.
Oct 2009 Chew Valley Arts Trail, Ubley, Somerset
Sep 2009 Hidden IMPACT, Great George Street, Bristol
Sep 2009 OPEN IMPACT, Spike Island, Bristol
Sep 2009 IMPACT 6, U.W.E, Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol
Aug 2009 R.W.A. Open Print Exhibition, Clifton, Bristol
Jun 2009 M.A Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, U.W.E, Bristol
May2009 May Open Print Exhibition, Spike Island, Bristol
Dec 2008 23rd Annual Miniature Print Exhibition, Blackwells, Bristol
Oct 2008 Chew Valley Arts Trail, Ubley, Somerset
Jun 2008 Borders of Perception, Photogalleries Objectief, Holland
Sep 2007 Bristol Art Teacher's Exhibition, Hengrove Art Gym,
Jun 2006 H.N.C Art and Design, Bristol School of Art, Bristol
2008 Borders of Perception, Enschede, Holland
2009MA Multi Disciplinary Printmaking, U.W.E, Bristol
2006H.N.C Art and Design, Bristol School of Art, Bristol
2004Diploma in Foundation Studies, Fine Art, Bristol School of Art
1995P.G.C.E Primary Education, U.W.E, Bristol
1984Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree Geography and Sociology
(Joint Honours), Keel University, Staffordshire
Future Shows: CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
Anna is currently exhibiting at The Watershed in Bristol.
Anna is developing a body of work in preparation for an exhibitio in Bristol in Septemebr 2010, titled, On the Surface - patterns interpreted.
She is also taking part in the Micro print project in May 2010.
A joint exhibition with fellow artist/printmaker, Martine Baldwin, exploring the role of contemporary fine art in the Northern European Landscape tradition is also in the planning stages.....