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"My work is about the evocative emotional power of random patterns formed by intuition. I typically begin a painting with large gestural strokes, without intention.  Building layer on layer, the work takes on a direction and I am following its lead.   Each mark speaks to me, and it moves me to the next brush stroke, swipe, scraping or drip.  Using many tools, brushes, and mediums, I’m always considering new and different ways to address the work.   I feel the painting has its own language, and comes from the deeper recesses of my soul.  I’m highly inspired by music, dance and the ocean. An avowed colorist, I love working with a vibrant or subdued palette, to create visceral and lyrical compositions.  My paintings are best approached not in a search for their intended meaning, but with openness to the emotions they can stir." - Jolie Harris

Jolie Harris is an abstract expressionist artist, exploring chance patterns and visual events discovered in the natural world. Harris studied at the California College of Design, The Art Academy of Cincinnati, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art School. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in galleries, nonprofit, university, and alternative spaces throughout the United States. She is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and Delray Beach, Florida.


2011, 2012 Manifest Studio, Figurative Drawing
2008 Acrylic Study, Cincinnati, Merle Rosen
2007, 2008 Powder Factory, Cincinnati, Greg Storer
2005 Art Academy of Cincinnati, Oil Painting
2002 Art in Provence, Deullifit, France  April
1988, 1989 California College of Design, Newport Beach, CA  


Selected Exhibitions

2021 Power of Her, 3 person show, ADC East Gallery, Cincinnati OH Dec/January
2020 Virtual Invitational Show, Art Essex, New York, NY December
2020 Brush Off Competition Finalist, Cutler Crane Gallery, Memphis TN November
2019 Abstract Show, Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati OH. December
2019 Cultural Complexity, Saphira Ventura Gallery, New York, NY October
2019 Art Comes Alive, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati OH October
2019 Blink Art Show, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati OH June 2019
2019 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL, January 16 – 20,
2018 Scope Miami, Miami Beach, FL, December 4 – 9,
2018 -2019 Embraer Jet Center, Melbourne FL, 1 year Exhibition, Embler Gallery, March
2018 Sweet Art Gallery, Naples, FL, May
2017 Caza Sikes Gallery, Grand Opening Show, Cincinnati, OH, September
2016 Sweet Art Gallery, Naples FL, Art Comes Alive, 4 person show, November
2016 C-Link Gallery, Group Show, November
2016 Miller Gallery, Summer Show, August

2016 Art Comes Alive, Gallery Award, July
2016Formal Function: Strategies of Abstraction, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington KY, May
2013-2014 UC Medical Center, Paintings in Residence
2014 Gravity’s Daughters, Group Exhibition, Female Abstract Paintings, Woodburn Art
District, Fall
2012 Miami University VOA Center, Group Exhibition, Nov 2011 - Feb
2011 - 2016 Clifton Cultural Art Center, Annual Golden Ticket Show 
2011 ArtWorks, Masterworks Show, Group Exhibition. September
2009 Miller Gallery, Solo Exhibition, June
2007 Art Comes Alive, Art Design Consultants, April
2005 Focus Gallery, Cincinnati OH, 2 person show, October


Harris Works for Sale
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