Elizabeth Harington

www.elizabethharington.com

Education:
1984-86 Arts Students League, New York, NY
1978-79 Arts Students League, New York, NY
1966-67 Post Graduate Studies in Music at the University of Witwatersrand
1965 Graduated at the University of Witwatersrand , B.A.F.A.(Hons)
1954 Associate Teaching Certificate, (Honors), Trinity College London, A.T.C.L.
1953 Qualifying Theory of Music Certificate,(Honors) University of S.A., Pretoria

 Teaching:
1970 — Taught Studio Art Courses at High School and College levels in South Africa and US

Exhibitions:

Solo
2006 “The Art of Fugue” Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA
2006 “The Well-tempered Clavier ” Art Students League, New York
2006 “Bach in Art” Johannesburg University, Transvaal, South Africa
2006 “Bach in Art” Bloemfontein University, Orange Free State, South Africa
2005 “Bach in Art” Stellenborsh University, Cape Province, South Africa
2001 The Well-tempered Clavier, Bethlehem Bach Choir, Lehigh University, PA
2000 The Well-tempered Clavier, Norske Gallerie, Oslo, Norway
2000 Preludes and Fugues from The Well-tempered Clavier, The Storm King Musical Festival
1998 Bach Festival, Bethlehem Bach Choir, Lafayette University, PA
1997 Preludes and Fugues from The Well-tempered Clavier, SPACE 504, New York
1996 Bach Festival, St Peters Church, New York
1995 Preludes and Fugues from The Well-tempered Clavier, Natalie Knight Gallery, SA
1994 “Tao of Physics”, Printmaking Workshop, New York
1993 Preludes and Fugues (BWV846-869) in their Portfolios, Printmaking Workshop, New York
1992 “Modern Masters” Bronx River Art Gallery, New York
1989 “Art of Fugues” Dome Gallery, New York
1988 Preludes and Fugues “BWV 846-857” Haenggi Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa
1984 S.A. Association of Arts, Pretoria, South Africa Gallery 21, Johannesburg, South Africa Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1982 Gowlett Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa “Gitanjali” S.A. Association of Arts, Pretoria, South Africa “Let the Conch Shells be Sounded” S.A. Association of Arts, Worchester, Cape, South Africa
1981 “Gitanjali” South African Association of Arts, Belville, Cape Province, South Africa “Gitanjali” Haenggi Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa Gowlett Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Group
2008 “New York Etchers”, National Arts Club, New York
2008 Centro Dedalo Italy, “Printmaking Collection”
2007 Cheryl Hasan Gallery Tribecca New York “ Two-part Invention”
2007 Rumi’s Works in Modern Editions, Houghton Library, Harvard University
2007 International Print Biennial in Guanlan, China
2007 International Grafik Triennial, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna Museum, Austria
2007 International Triennial, Oldenburg, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Germany
2006 Center for Book Arts, Vincent FitzGerald & Company, New York
2006 San Francisco Center for the Book Arts,Vincent FitzGerald & Company, California
2006 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Vincent FitzGerald and Company, New York
2006 BUNKIER SZTUKI CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, Palace of Art, TPSP, Krakow
2005 Printmaking Review, New York Society of Etchers, Art Students League, New York
2005 HTLM Studio Revelations, New York
2004 Triennial Krakow, Oldenburg, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Kunstlerhaus, Germany
2003 BUNKIER SZTUKI CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, Palace of Art, Krakow Poland
2003 Westchester Gallery, Westchester County Center Workshop, White Plains, New York
2003 The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Paul Sharpe Gallery, New York
2003 Innovative Printing, Jersey City, New Jersey
2003 Printmaking Workshop, Library of Congress, Washington
2003 Robert Blackburn Memorial Exhibition, Cooper Union, New York
2003 “Art for Peace”, Tokyo, Japan
2002 International Print Gallery, Library of Congress, New York
2002 New York Society of Etchers, The Art Students League, New York
2000 Artists of the Printmaking Workshop, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Vincent FitzGerald Publications, Columbia University, New York
2000 Portfolio 2000, Printmaking Workshop, New York
1999 “Abstraction”Guilford College, Greenboro, North Carolina
1999 “Dialogues in Collaboration” Vincent FitzGerald Publications, New York
1998 Works on Paper, SPACE 504, New York
1997 “A Passion for Progress” St Croix, Virginia Printmaking Workshop, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York Artist Equity, Print Biennale, New York
1996 Valentine Show, Printmaking Workshop Gallery, New York Printmaking Workshop Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York Christmas Show, Printmaking Workshop, New York Group Show from the Printmaking Workshop, Washington
1995 Printmaking Group Show, Dome Gallery, New York Blair Academy, Prints from the Printmaking Workshop, Blairstown, NJ Group Show from the Printmaking Workshop, Cape Cod, MA
1994 “South African Artists” National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, New York “South African Artists in America” South Africa Embassy Gallery, New York “Inspiration and Innovation in American Printing” New York Chicago Institute, Printmaking Workshop
1993 Cleveland Arts Institute, Cleveland, Ohio The Christmas Show, Printmaking Workshop, New York
1992 Ithaca Art Gallery, Printmaking Workshop, New York
1991 Group Show from the Printmaking Workshop, Bronx River Art Gallery, New York
1990 Printmaking Workshop Collection, Harlem, New York Printmaking Workshop Collection, Dome Gallery, New York
1989 African Encounters, Levi Gallery, Washington DC African Encounters, Dome Gallery, New York
1988 Summer Show, Dome Gallery, New York Works on Paper, Dome Gallery, New York Works on Paper, Natalie Knight Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa S.A. Award Winners Exhibition, Johannesburg, Art Museum, South Africa The Art Students League Award Winners, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York
1987 The Art Students League Printmakers, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York
1986 The Art Students League, New York
1985 The Arts Students League, New York
Miniature Show, National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa “South African Artists” Sandton Council Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1984 “The Graphic Artists” S.A. Association of Arts, Pretoria, South Africa
1983 “South African Artists” Gowlett Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa “Gallery 21 Salon” Haenggi Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa Nude Show, Haenggi Foundation, South Africa Group Show, South African Association of Arts, Pretoria
1982 Living Arts Biennnale, Johannesburg University, South Africa
1981 Frenchen Graphic Biennale, Germany
1980 “Grafik 80” Belville, Cape Province, South Africa
1978 The Art Students League, New York
1965 “Artists of Fame and Promise” Adler Fielding Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1962 “Artists of Rhodesia” National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
1959 “Artists of Fame and Promise” Adler Fielding Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

International
2007 International Print Triennial, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna Museum, Austria
2006 BUNKIER SZTUKI CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, Palace of Art, TPSP, Krakow
2003 International Print Triennial, Krakow, Poland “Art for Peace”, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Central London, St. Martin School of Art in collaboration with Smartlab, New York
2000 The Well-tempered Clavier, Exhibition Porfolio,(BWV857- 869),Norske Gallerie, Oslo, Norway International Triennial, Krakow, Poland Group Show Printmaking Workshop, Osaka, Japan
1997 Group Show from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Colombia, South America
1991 The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, International Show, Taiwan
1988 International Printmaking Workshop Show, Atlanta, GA International Biennale, Tokyo, Japan Cadaques Mini Print International Show, Barcelona, Spain
1987 Christie’s Contemporary Art Gallery, Bonn, Germany
Christie’s Contemporary Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Christie’s Contemporary Art Gallery, Sidney, Australia
1983 Christie’s Contemporary International Art Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa Seventh International Triennial, Frenchen, Germany
1982 “Living Arts” Biennale, Johannesburg University, Pretoria, South Africa

Collections:
“Divan Eshams” Vincent FitzGerald Publications, Stanford University, CN
“Divan Eshams” Vincent FitzGerald Publications, Metropolitan Museum, New York
“Divan Eshams” Vincent FitzGerald Publications, Rochester Print Collection, New York
“Divan Eshams” Harvard University Collection, Boston, MA
“Portfolio 2000” Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, New Jersey
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
“Deception” Iowa University Print Collection, Iowa
“Deception” Columbia University Rare Book Collection, New York
“Deception” Yale University Collection, New Haven ,CT
“Deception” New York Public Library Collection, New York
“Deception” Harvard University Collection, Houghton Library, Boston, MA
“The Well-tempered BWV 864 in A Major”, Zoellner Art Gallery, Lehigh University, PA
“The Well-tempered BWV 864 in A Major”, Bethlehem Bach Choir, Bethlehem, PA
“Prelude and Fugue in C minor” (BWV 849) Guilford College Print Collection, Greensboro, NC
“Prints from “Let the Conch Shells be Sounded” Christie’s Collection, Bonn, Germany
“Lift your Head most High “ print from “Let the Conch Shells be Sounded” Pretoria Art Museum
“The Well- tempered Clavier, BWV849” Joanne Bergen International Collection, France
“Light my Light” Everite Corporation Collection, South Africa
“The Well-tempered Clavier, Prelude (BWV 849)”National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa
“The Well-tempered Clavier, (BWV 849)” University of Stellenborsch, Cape Town, South Africa
“Behind the Cross” Artimex Fine Arts Collection, Basel, Switzerland
Mandos Feldman Private Collection, Idstein, Germany
“He stood at the Cottage Door” Gilbert Marcus Private Collection, South Africa
“Behind the Cross” Arts Students League Collection
“Prelude (BWV 862) in Ab Major” Arts Students League Collection

Awards
2008 Pollack-Krasner Award, New York
2002 Pollock-Krasner Award, New York
1995 Pollock-Krasner Award, New York
1992 Gottlieb Foundation Award, New York
1991 Pollock-Krasner Award, New York
1990 The MacDowell Colony Inc Fellowship, Peterborough
1987 Board of Control Scholarship, Arts Students League, New York
1986 Nessa Cohen Award, Art Students League, New York
1980 Belville “Grafik 80” Award, South Africa
1979 Art Students League Graphic Student of the Year
1964 Herbert Evans Painting Prize, University of Witwatersrand
1956 Henry Lichi drawing Prize, University of Witwatersrand

Press:
The Star, “Vereniging van Belville” Grafik’80 Bellville, October 2 1980
Sunday Express, “Living back in South Africa” Nigel Wrench, Horace Potter, Photographer August 16 1981
Cape Argus, “Strength of Feeling in Colored Etchings”, Eldred Green, June 24, 1981
Rand Daily Mail, “The Face of the Future”, October 1981
Cape Times, “Imagery is Strong and Striking” Benita Munitz, July 5 1981
People Page Cape Times , Gertrude Cooper’s People Page, June 27, 1981
The Star “Creativity the Essence of her Existence” Woman’s Page, July 1982
Pretoria News, “Powerful Visionary Graphics” Lorraine Clements, August, 1982
Rand Daily Mail “Papermakers, Blacksmiths at Living Arts “ Edwina Collier 1982
Rand Daily Mail “ A Dazzling Display” Gallery 21, Johannesburg 1982
Gallery , South African Publication, “Elizabeth Harington” by John Gatesby, The Spring Edition1983
Cape Times, “What lies within” Benita Munitz, September,1983
Pretoria News, “She Does not Become a Dictator” Marion Arnold, November 21,1983
Daily Mail Living Arts “Christies Contemporary Art” Sandton City, July 7 1984
Vaderland Elizabeth Harington Homage to Bach “Die Uitstalling dinamies” Bonnita Davitz, July 28, 1986
Citizen “Elizabeth Links Music with Art” Richard Cheales, Saturday, July 1986
Weekly Mail, “Diary of Events” 1986. August 1- August 7
Art in America “Elizabeth Harington at Dome Gallery ” Lawrence Campbell, February 1989
Cape times “Johannesburg Artist Elizabeth Harington” Dereck Gowlett Gallery , April 1989
Daily Mail “The Four Johannesburg Graphic Artist” South Gallery, SA Arts Association Pretoria, Rhoda Krut, June 26, 1989
Publication “ Themes and Variation” Columbia University Rare Book Library Catalogue of Artist’s Books ” Vincent FitzGerald & Company, 1980-2000
Poster Publication “Elizabeth Harington Preludes and Fugues” Zoellner Arts Center, Elizabeth Harington Bach, May — June 17, 2001
2003, International Artists Triennial Catalogue, MTG Krakow, Bunkier Szuki , Krakow Publication of Catalogue , Sasol Museum, Stellenbosch University “Elizabeth Harington Etchings on Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well Tempered Clavier”, 2005
Cape Times“Elizabeth Harington at Sasol Art Museum”Stellenbosch University, Cape Province, South Africa
Sunday Times “ Elizabeth Harington“ Weekly Journal, 2006 April
Poster Series Publication “Solo music by Bach at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California. A Symposium on Bach, Mathematics, with Davitt Moroney, Elizabeth Harington, Robert Osserman. Art and Music to celebrate their inaugural concert space with music art and mathematics”, MSIR’s first poster concert series, 2006, October 11
Publication Music concert Program, 2006 “The Well-tempered Clavier” at the Art Students League, April 2006
International Triennial Catalogue. MTG, 2006 Contemporary Art Gallery, Bunkier Szuki , Krakow
Catalogue Publication, MTG Vienna, September 2007, Kunstlerhaus, Austria

Film
SA TELEVISION: 1983, Roger Corfield on South African Artists
PBS, New York 1997, “Lasting Impressions” Robert Blackburn/Printmaking Workshop
MISHA FILMS: 2001, DVD Promotional Film on The “ART of FUGUE”
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, MSRI, Berkeley, California Art Poster Series for the Inaugural Concert Auditorium .
Round table discussion with Davitt Moroney, harpsichordist, Robert Osserman, Mathematician, Elizabeth Harington, Artist on the “Art of Fugue” “Proclamations of Immortality” Rumi’s Works in Modern Editions, “In search of the Historical Rumi” the 1000 year celebration, Artist Talk on her book, “Deception” at the Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Statement
To comprehend Bach’s inner quest for silence in his final creation was to visually grasp the music in his course towards death. The mood and intensity of Bach’s faded days and black nights of six months he spent in a darkened room to improve his sight was the starting experience for my immersion in these scores. There were different approaches to graphically express this body of work. As I had not found the best approach through playing this composition, I needed to find something tangible and constant that could integrate this theme fourteen times. I became totally absorbed by the thematic progression in each fugue and made many attempts to analyze it. After two years, I had theorized the thematic progression as a post- and-lintel configuration. The vertical and horizontal lines of the first and fifth note in the music formed the pillars that supported the musical progression. The repetitive patterning of notes in each fugue also implied to me a deeper philosophical view. The theme existed in time and space as a cycle which like a moving wheel linked birth, the starting point of an evolving harmony, with death, the transformation of new life. Experiencing the sequence of notes to an extended existence, transforming the limitless extension of sound into silence I had attained the eternal within myself. Being in touch with this stilled center , like experiencing the unmoving axis of a moving wheel, I began to get a glimmer of the direction the etching would take. This entry theme of each fugue was held together by seven notes, concluding that the mystical number seven was the core of this revolving form. The focus now became to develop the concept of a seven – pointed rosette circle. I used the combination of seven equal lines extending inward from the circumference of a circle, crossing over each other and diminishing in size towards the center point of the circle, reflecting the beauty of proportion of the Golden Mean. I did a series of prints on this seven-pointed circle that evolved into an inner-spiraled vortex.

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