Harriet Gillett's Training and Practice
Harriet holds a BA in English Literature from Edinburgh University and a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Arts School. Often bringing together seemingly juxtaposing materials or subject matters, Harriet playfully blurs the lines between the traditional and contemporary, abstraction and figuration, dream and reality. This approach lends itself to a style the artist describes as “narrative, fluid and psychological.” For example, layering organic oil over acidic spray paint or melding watercolour pigments to suggest fluidity. The resulting works have an oniric aesthetic and celebrate the mystery and beauty of the in-between.
Projects and Prizes
Harriet has exhibited her work across the UK, including at Blue Shop Cottage and All-Mouth Gallery. She was also recently shortlisted for the Ingram prize and exhibited work with Purslane Art and Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, a new, UK-based conscious gallery initiative set up in 2020.