Newton Harrison

About Newton Harrison

Newton Harrison received his BFA and MFA from the Yale school of Art in 1965. He was a professor at UC San Diego from 1967-1993 when he took early retirement. He is presently a research professor at UC Santa Cruz and a founding director of the Center for the Study of the Force Majeure. He has collaborated with his wife Helen Mayer Harrison from 1970-2015 and is well recognized as one of the few generators of the genre called art and ecology or art and science. He has written extensively and been published in all major journals and many books. He has exhibited in museums and public venues in the United States and Europe, often being commissioned to do large-scale works by the European Union and diverse government agencies. Their work has shown at international venues such as the Venice Biennale, Sao Paulo Biennale and Documenta 8. For prizes, awards and commission see: http://theharrisonstudio.net/