John Harlan Norris is a painter, professor and musician originally from Nicholasville, Kentucky. His work explores alternative approaches to portraiture and investigates notions such as occupational identity and virtual constructions of the self. Norris has exhibited at venues including Chirstoffer Egelund Gallery (Copenhagen, DE), Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Plus Gallery (Denver, CO), 21C Museum Hotel (Bentonville, AR), Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA), Institute 193 (Lexington, KY), Greg Thompson Fine Art (Little Rock, AR), Contemporary Arts Center Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV), The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (Summit, NJ), David Lusk Gallery (Memphis, TN), Arkansas Arts Center (Little Rock, AR), Florida State Museum of Fine Arts (Tallahassee, FL), Memphis College of Art (Memphis, TN), Texas A & M University (Corpus Christi, TX), ARC Gallery (Chicago, IL) and others. He is a recipient of an Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, a Great Meadows Foundation Artist Grant and an Arkansas State University Faculty Research Award. Artist residencies include the Millay Colony for the Arts (Austerlitz, NY), Wërkartz (Los Angeles, CA) and the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT). He also records and performs in the musical projects Harlan, Questionnaire and Letters of Acceptance. His art and music have been featured by Burnaway, Pelicanbomb, Expose Magazine, NPR.org, Wall Street International, Southern Glossary, Spin, Fader, Offbeat, Blurt, The Idle Class, Number Inc. and other outlets. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky and Jonesboro, Arkansas where he is an Associate Professor of Art (painting & drawing) at Arkansas State University.
John Harlan's ArtPrize Entries
These are John Harlan's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
John Harlan's Past Work
These are images of past work that John Harlan has done.