Allen Harrison

Academic Experience

1997-present Professor: Painting and life drawing

1994-97 Gallery Director, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA

1989 Instructor: Drawing, painting, two-dimensional design and exhibit design, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

1987-88 Lecturer: Painting, life drawing, color & composition, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

1975-87 Instructor: Drawing, design and painting, Fullerton College, CA

1981 Instructor: Painting, Cirus College, Azusa, CA

1975-76 Instructor: Painting and drawing, Canada College, Redwood City, CA


Solo Exhibitions

2012 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

2008 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

2005 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

2997 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

1995 Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA

1994 Gallery 2020 at Riviera Fine Arts Center, Santa Barbara, CA

OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

1992 Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1991 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

1989 Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1988 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

1987 Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1986 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

1985 Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Salathe Gallery, McDonnell Center, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

1984 Tortue GAllery, Santa Monica, CA

1983 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1982 Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1981 Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA

Stage One Gallery, Orange, CA

1974 Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Group Exhibition

2010 The World of Gods

1988 Tortue is O.K., Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica CA

1986 The Artits of OK Harris, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

1985 Black and White Drawing from the David Nellis Collections, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

50th Anniversary Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1985 Ten California Colorists, Redding Museum, Shasta College, Redding, CA (Traveling Exhibition)

1984 in Celebration, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Selections from the Merry and Bill Norris Collection, University of California at Irvine, CA

OK Harris Artists, Royal Palm Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

1983 OK Harris West, Scottsdale, AZ

Miles Above, Otis/Parsons Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Allen Harrison and Kalr Petrunak, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

10-10-10, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art

1981 The Intimate Object, Downtwon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

A Summer Salon, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Directions '81, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1979 Allen Harrison and Robert Alderette, EL Camino College, Torrance, CA

1978 Allen Harrison and Percy Gibbar, Janus Gallery, Venice, CA

1977 Allen Harrison and Diana Hobson, Long Beach City College, CA

Three Painters, Arco Center oft the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Business Not As Usual, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

1976 Cerritos Open, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA

1974 Allen Harrison and Joel Smith, Eastern Washington State College, WA

1973 Three Painters, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA


Selected Collections

Architectural Digest Publishing Corporation

General Electric

20th Century Fox Productions

Lowes Corporation, New York

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

BankAmerica Corporation

America Republic Insurance Company

Grand Junction Hilton Hotel Corporation

Byer Museum of Art

Frederick Weisman, Los Angeles, CA

ARCO Collection

Prudential Life Insurance Company of America

Knapp Communications

Saltzburg Ray Insurance Company

Arbor Drugs, Inc.

Richard and Gloria Manney, New York

Jonathan Tisch, New York

Saul Steinberg, New York

Merry and Patricia Dennis, Pasadena, CA

Goldman-Sachs, Los Angeles


Bibliography

Catalogues

Back and White Drawings from the DAvid Nellis Collections, Callifornia State University, Essay:

Daniel Douke, Los Angeles, CA 1985

Selections from the Merry and Bill Norris Collection, University of California at Irvine, Essay: Melina Wortz, CA 1984

Miles Above, Otis/Parsons Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1983


Periodicals

Artnews, "Review", Pamela Hammond, Summer, 1988,p.181.

Visions: The Los Angeles Art Quarterly, "A Southern California Collection", Melina Wortz,  Spring 1987, p.30.32

Images and Issues, "Review", Sandy Ballatore, Fall 1981.

NEWSPAPERS  

Los Angeles Times "Review", William Wilson, March 24, 1989.

Los Angeles Times"Review", Cathy Curtis, November 27, 1989.

Los Angeles Times"Ten California Colorists at Pomona College Gallery", Kristine McKenna, December 6, 1985

Artweek, "Exhibitions:Powerful Abstractions", Merle Schipper, November 6,1985.

Los Angeles Times, "Review", Kristine Mc Kenna, October 25, 1985.

Artweek, "Ten California Colorists", Sauntty Singh, March 23, 1985.

Los Angeles Times, "Galleries: Santa Monica", Suzanne Muchnic, April 27, 1984.

Los Angeles Times, "AFew Fomenters of Neo-Ferment", William Wilson, July 23, 1983.

Los Angeles Times,"Review", Robert C. Pinus, July 2, 1982.

San Francisco Chronicle, "Hugh Sculpture,  Ellusive Form", Thomas Albright, April 9, 1981

Los Angeles Times,"Review", Suzanne Muchnic, June 16, 1981.

Los Angeles Times,"Review", Suzanne Muchnic, June 23, 1978.

Los Angeles Times,"Non-Objective Painters at ARCO", Henry J. Seldis, December 19, 1977.

Artweek, "Liverly Work from Los Angeles Newcomers", Suzanne Muchnic, November 5, 1977.

Los Angeles Times, "Newcomers See the Future and the Future is Reconciled", Don Lagerberg, November 6, 1977.


Additional proffessional experiences

1996 Juror: Conejo Vallery Art Museum, Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Thousand Oaks, CA

Juror: LaHabor Community Art Center, Member's Juried Exhibitions, La Habor, CA

1991 Juor: California State University Research Competition, Liberal Arts Competitions, Los Angeles, CA

1994 Illustrator: Savante, MDP Distribution, Drawings of film characters for use in film directed by Isaac Floentine.

1990 Extra: The Allnighter, By Universal, Directed by Tamara Hoffs

1989 Designer: Cover Design for four different mathematic textbooks, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.

1967 Extra: Welcome to Hard Times, by MGM, directed by Max E. Youngstein.