Marshall K. Harris received his B.F.A. from Texas Christian University and M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Marshall’s career as an artist began in 2006, following stints in the National Football League, and then as a Museum Curator, Graphic Designer and Exhibit Designer for zoos and aquaria.

Harris creates life-sized (or larger) photo-realistic drawings using graphite on Mylar. He chooses everyday people, saddles, skulls, vegetables or utilitarian objects whose complexity he finds intriguing. The drawings focus attention on minute details that may be overlooked.

Harris’ work has been shown nationally and is included in numerous public and private collections. Harris was the recipient of the 2013 Hunting Art Prize. Harris's current exploration in drawing technique involves drawing his subject matter in reverse or as a negative image. When the final work is complete the drawing is scanned and inverted again to result in a positive rendition of the original object.
I draw things: sometimes they are pretty things, sometimes they are vexing things but always the finished works are created to compel the viewer to stop and look closer. I hope the question arises… “Why did he draw it that way?” My often life-size, photo-suggestive presentations – whether the subject is a vintage western saddle, a weird vegetable or a nude figure study – replicates life down to the most minute detail, and although the viewer realizes it’s just a drawing, they are pulled closer to investigate the rendering’s accuracy.

The observer is enticed to study an object the way I do when I’m creating my work, and it’s a way of “seeing” that is much different than just looking. This way, seeing something demands intense inspection and consideration of every nuance, each fold and flaw, bump and bruise, cut and scratch, down to the very last stitch or hair follicle, and makes someone wonder how it all got there. It’s that sort of introspection that grants relevance, realism and context to everything in our world.
Solo Exhibitions:

• 2016 Contemporary Catechism, Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas TX

2013 Death Do Us Part, Red Arrow Gallery, Dallas TX

2013 One Color of Gray-Drawings by Marshall Harris, Benedun Fine Arts Gallery, Waynseburg University, PA

2012 Of Carcass & Carrion, The Floating Gallery, Fort Worth TX

2012 Ride Em Cowboy Velvet Box Gallery, Fort Worth TX 

2012 Ride Em’ Cowboy, NCV Gallery, Houston TX

2011 I Draw Naked People, Velvet Box Gallery, Fort.Worth TX

2006 Massive Resurrected, Boon Gallery, Salem, MA

Group Exhibitions:

2015 Realism, Old Jailhouse Art Center, Albany TX, (June)

2014 ART Prize 2014, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, MI (Sept)

2014 Artspace111 Regional Jurries Exhibition, Astspace111, Fort Worth TX

2014 Serving Papers, Op!ne Gallery, Seguin TX

2014 Figuratively Speaking, Annual Directors Exhibition, The Rymer Gallery, Nashville TN

2014 Another Layover: New Art Acquisitions for IAH, Houston Art Alliance, Houston TX

2014 Texas Draw III, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio TX

2014 Not a statistical interstices, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston TX

2013 ONE - Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati OH 

2013 The Hunting Art Prize, The Hunting Corporation, Houston TX

2013 Nude Attitude, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

2012 Salon Style, Mary Tomás Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012 The Language of Color, Galleria 19, Fredricksberg, TX

2012 New School- New Faculty Exhibit, TCU Moudy Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2012 Young Country, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington DE

2012 Fort Worth Invitational Biannual. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2012 Lightning Strikes Twice, Mary Tomás Gallery & Circuit 12, Dallas, TX

2012 Botanical, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati OH

2012 Out Of The Gray - Works in Graphite, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati

2012 Young Country Satellite Exhibition, Salisbury University,, Salisbury, MD

2011 Observed, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati OH

2011 Five x Seven on the Road 2011, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas TX

2011 New Texas Talent, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas TX

2011 Young Country Satellite Exhibition, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2011 Juried Exhibit 2011, The Kinsey Institute, SOFA Gallery, Indiana University Bloomington IN

2011 125 Exhibition, PAA. Plano TX

2011 Five x Seven 2011, ARTHOUSE, Austin TX

2010 NUDE2, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati OH

2010 Industriata, The Shaur Experimental Gallery, Williamsport PA

2010 The Art of Romance, The Floating Gallery, Williamsport PA

2009 WIP Exhibition, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2009 BLUE, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA

2009 Governors Gala, The PAA, Williamsport PA

2008 WIP Exhibition, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2008 New Members Exhibition, Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead MA

2008 Reclamations and Exclamations, Lynn Arts Association, Lynn MA

2008 Erotica, Menkis Gallery, Marblehead, MA

2006 Incarnations, Boon Gallery, Salem MA

2005 Lost and Found, Boon Gallery, Salem MA
• 2013 The Hunting Art Prize
• 2012 Meda Kessler “Arts Google: The Main Event”, 360 West, pp.99

2012 Cowboys and Indians, Gallery review

2013 Patron: Dearly Departed by Terri Provencal

2013 Texas Contemporary Artists: Second Edition by June Mattingly

2013 Strokes of Genius 6, Northern Light Publications

2013 INDA8, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati OH

2011 INDA7 Annual, Manifest Gallery

2011 Libby, “Young Country at Rosenwald-Wolf” -  The Art Blog

2011 June Naylor, “Back In The Saddle”, 360 West,pp. 100-103

2010 INDA6 Annual, Manifest Gallery
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