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BIO

Born in Yorkshire, Harriet is an Edinburgh based painter and photographer. 

For information on portrait commissions, click here.

For information on wedding photography, click here.

PRESS

2022

BBC Radio Scotland, The Afternoon Show, 13 minute interview with Janice Forsyth

Sunday Post feature by Jan Patience

2021

Sky Portrait Artist of the Year Season 8, Episode 4

Review of Portrait Artist of the Year on blog Making a Mark

 

2019

Blogpost by Vivien Devlin

2018

Mention in blog Roaring Water Bay Journal

2017

Winkball video interview at The Other Art Fair

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2023

Waterscapes (solo show), Blue House Gallery, Schull, West Cork, Ireland

The Four Seasons, West Cork Creates, Cnoc Buí Arts Centre, Union Hall, Ireland

Self Portrait Prize, Ruth Borchard Collection, online

2022

Scottish Portrait Awards 2022 Edinburgh, Banff, Glasgow, UK

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022 (invited artist) London, UK

Mythical Political,  Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline, Fife, UK

Bones (solo show),  Wasps South Block, Glasgow, UK

2021

Splint, studio of David Mach RA, London, UK

Figurative Art Now, Federation of British Artists / Mall Galleries (online)

SSA Contemporary Figures, Scottish Society of Artists (online)

Harriet Selka artist in residence, Mayvn, 127 George Street, Edinburgh, UK

Screen Test, Wasps Artist Studios (online)

Paint MattersESOP, The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London, UK

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

Upstairs @ Blue House, Blue House Gallery, Schull, West Cork, Ireland

Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, UK

AWARDS

2023

Self Portrait Prize, Ruth Borchard Collection, selected artist

Scottish Landscape Awards, longlisted

2022

Scottish Portrait Awards, selected artist

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

EDUCATION

2020 – 2021

The Essential School of Painting, London

The Bigger Picture (Post-graduate)

2012 – 2015

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

BA (Hons) Painting

2011 – 2012

Leeds College of Art
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

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