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b. 1992, Yorkshire, UK

People and the spaces they inhabit are at the core of Harriet’s painting practice. A body movement, a vulnerable private moment, or the way someone occupies a space often inspire the beginning of a painting.

 

There is a conflict between Harriet’s desire to evoke strong emotion and a fear of exposing herself which creates an emotive tension within her work. As a survivor of childhood cancer, Harriet is acutely aware of the fragility of the human condition. The conversation created between subtlety and vigour in Harriet’s mark making suggest a precarious sense of fragility, the unspoken evokes a heightened emotional state.

C U R R E N T   E X H I B I T I O N S

SSA Contemporary Figures

online: https://ssa.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/4-contemporary-figures/

21st May - 20th June 2021

Artist in Residence at Mayvn 

Eden Locke, 127 George Street, Edinburgh

26th April - 4th July 2021

S E L E C T E D   E X H I B I T I O N S

2021 SSA Contemporary Figures, online exhibition with the Scottish Society of Artists

         Artist in residence, Mayvn, 127 George Street, Edinburgh, UK

         Screen Test, online exhibition with Wasps Artist Studios

2020 Harriet Selka Mini Exhibition at Jessica Buckley Interiors, Edinburgh, UK

         Harvest with West Cork Creates, Skibbereen, Ireland

2019 Fresh Zest (Solo Show), Pop Up Edinburgh, 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, UK

         Into the Woods, with West Cork Creates, Skibbereen, Ireland
         Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2019, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London, UK

2018 Scottish Portrait Awards 2018, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh and Glasgow, UK

         Under Shelter with West Cork Creates, Skibbereen, Ireland

2017 Inscape, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
         Scottish Portrait Awards 2017, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, UK

         The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, UK

         RSA Open 2017, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
         West Cork History Festival, Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland

2016 RSA Open Exhibition 2016, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK Harriet Selka, The Barn,                 Spencertown, NY, USA

         space: dependent on the mind/ independent of time, 3 Ada Road, London, UK

2015 ex, blip blip blip, East Street Arts, Patrick Studios, Leeds, UK

         U@BH, Blue House Gallery, Schull, West Cork, Ireland

         Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, UK

A W A R D S

2020 The Essential School of Painting Scholarship, awarded for The Bigger Picture

2019 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, selected artist
2018 Scottish Portrait Awards, selected artist
2017 Royal Scottish Academy Latimer Award, winner

         Scottish Portrait Awards, selected artist

2015 Astaire Art Prize, Edinburgh College of Art, shortlisted

 

 

E D U C A T I O N

2020 – 2021 The Essential School of Painting, London

                     The Bigger Picture (Post-graduate level course)

2012 – 2015 Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

                     BA (Hons) Painting, 2:1

2011 – 2012 Leeds College of Art
                     Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Merit

P R E S S

https://smartleisureguide.wordpress.com/author/viviendevlin/

https://www.winkball.com/interviews/1840/name/harriet-selka

https://roaringwaterjournal.com/tag/harriet-selka/