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David Harrison



David is an art educator trained in the British arts and crafts tradition. After teaching in London he emigrated to Canada where he earned an MA at the University of Calgary.

An elected member of the Alberta Society of Artists, the Society of Canadian Artists, and the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, David has been successful in having work juried into international exhibitions, national exhibitions as well as juried traveling exhibitions. He has won national awards for his work. He attended two Emma Lake workshops and has recently been elected a member of ‘Group Nine’, a Calgary collective.

Artist Statement

David’s studio practice is based upon his genealogy as he explores the perceived values of his Yorkshire hand loom weaver and coal miner ancestry. His ancestors survived harsh living conditions through thrift, hard work and strength of family. David uses geometry as a metaphor and this is the basis of his investigations deconstructing found graffiti and the reprocessing of his own work into vibrant compositions.