erica harris likes to make art.
I am drawn to:
anatomical charts, arabic newspapers, azbukas, abecedarios, asian pill packets, bingo dots, birdwatching guides, burmese grammar books, beeswax, broadsides, bakery string, braille, cancelled brazilian envelopes, carrier pigeon harnesses, cornerparts, connect-the-dot books, cyrillic letterforms, colored pencil, chinese notebooks, currency, candy wrappers, cardboard, doll arms, dried orangepeel, deeds, dress patterns, edging, elementary vocabulary, egg charts, eggshells, egg boxes, first aid manuals, flowered tablecloths, flashcards, french dictionaries, food packaging, gold leaf, global war maps, gravestone rubbings, gun diagrams, georgian dictionaries, gazetteers of nations, gameboards, gumsticks, housepaint, handwritten correspondences, handpainted signs, housecoat pockets, hindi stringpackets, hunting handbooks, indian postcards, ideas of hope, joss paper, laotian rice bags, lists of numbers, life magazines from the 40's & 50's, little wonder books, letterpressed ration cards, lowercase letters, matchbooks, montgomery ward catalogs, muskox likenesses, marblegame instructions, medicine labels, measuring devices, nepalese texts, nautical charts, old shoes, observation, obsolescence, piano parts, popular mechanics issues, pictures of small animals, polish, thai, and macedonian phrasebooks, paper masks, pin-up girls, piñata sorpresas, pinkham persimmons crates, player-piano scrolls, photographs of water and houses, palau, quiz-me games of useful knowledge, question and answer boards, retablo pieces, ritual objects, rice paper, sheet music, slovenian grain sacks, soap labels, small pictures of all animals, shrinky-dinks, sewing machines, shrine debris, serbian directions, seed diagrams, script practice sheets, sewingbox contents, typewriter keys, trim, the immigrant experience, toy cars, toy planes, tables of contents, things that fly, things in need of mending, the power of translation, toy theaters, teacup handles, titles, vintage album covers, wallpaper, what i remember, x-rays, yugoslavian lessonplans, yarn, ink, glue, and other languages...
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Residency at La Ceiba Gráfica
Residency at La Ceiba Gráfica

Paper, print & pizzamaking in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico

Animals of India at Work and Play, a coloring book in Hindi and English
Animals of India at Work and Play, a coloring book in Hindi and English

Hot off the press! You will surely be inspired pondering a palette for the complex lives of these brave beasts…

Thank you from Buddha’s Smile School 2015
Thank you from Buddha's Smile School 2015

Thanks to all the generous participants of last year’s India & Etsy Fundraiser! Your support made possible my two month residency at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi and many workshops with the fun and lovely students of Buddha’s Smile School…

Baroda, Gujarat- The Chakali Project
Baroda, Gujarat- The Chakali Project

Art projects from India- joining work at a printmaking residency & kids in a slum community

Scrap Potential- Scavenging in India
Scrap Potential- Scavenging in India

Finding and transforming old photographs, found objects and paper ephemera in India.

Activities at Buddha’s Smile School
Activities at Buddha's Smile School

A week in the life of the 221 students of Buddha’s Smile School, Sarnath, India

Thank You from Buddha’s Smile School
Thank You from Buddha's Smile School

The students, teachers and founders of Buddha’s Smile School send their love and gratitude.

The Art Department in Portland, Maine
The Art Department in Portland, Maine

Very inspiring work is being made at this arts space that serves “artists with intellectual and developmental uniqueness”

3 Cohens ‘Tightrope’ CD cover illustration
3 Cohens 'Tightrope' CD cover illustration

Anzic Records brings us the excellent jazz of the Cohen siblings.

Featured in Tablet Magazine
Featured in Tablet Magazine

An illustration for Benjamin Corn’s article ‘My Grandfather collected Etrogs…‘

Art in Leon, Nicaragua
Art in Leon, Nicaragua

Exhibit opening in Brooklyn, Friday, September 7th
Exhibit opening in Brooklyn, Friday, September 7th

A benefit exhibition supporting my upcoming arts exchange project and teaching residency with La Isla Foundation in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua.
Featuring sewn collages from India, stuffed toys and other crafts

Scholarship Fundraiser for Buddha’s Smile School
Scholarship Fundraiser for Buddha's Smile School

was an enormous success!

Best Graphic Design of the Year Award from IBMA
Best Graphic Design of the Year Award from IBMA

The International Bluegrass Music Association has presented the 2011 Best Graphic Design of the Year Award to my work on Abigail Washburn’s cd City of Refuge. The designer is Ricardo Alessio . Thanks, Abby & IBMA!

Residency in Gujarat, India
Residency in Gujarat, India

This December, I will be in Gujarat at Chhaap Printmaking Studio.

Human Form exhibit opens Oct. 15 at Ann St. Gallery
Human Form exhibit opens Oct. 15 at Ann St. Gallery

Ann St. Gallery in Newburgh, NY opens the group show Human Form: An Enduring Inspiration on October 15th.
The show includes Mallory Wetherell’s beautiful clay and thread pieces, paintings by Tracy Stuckey, Catherine Welshman, and a dozen others.

Yearning by Mallory Wetherell

detail of QuizMe by Erica Harris

Exhibit Opens Oct 1st at the Brooklyn Creative League
Exhibit Opens Oct 1st at the Brooklyn Creative League

The big and beautiful Brooklyn Creative League hosts this group show of paintings and collages. Opens this Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6pm and runs through February.
One of the participating artists, Henrietta Mantooth, says of her work:
My painting can be described as “witnessing”. The work is often based on images and stories in the news, [...]

‘Good Work’ exhibit at the Textile Arts Center
'Good Work' exhibit at the Textile Arts Center

opening reception: Friday, April 29th, 7-10pm

Cover illustration- American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice
Cover illustration- American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice

an anthology of fiction, poetry, and essays, edited by William Reichard.

Featured in American Craft Magazine
Featured in American Craft Magazine

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Abigail Washburn’s City of Refuge cd
Abigail Washburn's City of Refuge cd

Best Graphic Design of the Year awarded by IBMA

Cover art: The Nine Senses by Melissa Kwasny
Cover art: The Nine Senses by Melissa Kwasny

Interview and article on my work in BOMB Magazine
Interview and article on my work in BOMB Magazine
Exhibit at Sideshow Gallery
Exhibit at Sideshow Gallery

Opening Saturday, January 8th in Brooklyn