About Alice Harrison

Alice Harrison, born in NYC and now living and working in NJ has made art in some form as part of her life- even when earning a living in other fields and raising a family. 

Starting out traditionally and gradually becoming more abstract and evolving into using mixed media collage and assemblage.  

She has exhibited widely in galleries and universities throughout the United States and has been shown in Europe, Mexico, South Africa, Israel, Dubai, and New Zealand.  Alice has had more than two dozen solo shows and received numerous awards. 

Her work is included in public collections such as Noyes Museum, Johnson & Johnson, Shaghaf Group, Dubai, Blue Man Group, Museum of Collage, Mexico, Turchin Center, NC, Art Colle, France and Tsank Laurenov National, Bulgaria. 

She has received several Geraldine Dodge grants as well as a grant from Soaring Gardens, PA and been in several publications one of which is the book, Masters: Collage. 


Artist Statement

Born in New York City and now living and working in New Jersey, art in some form has always been and will always be part of me and my life – even when earning a living in other fields and raising a family. 

Starting traditionally doing representative art, I gradually moved to more abstract work and combining a range of media. I am inspired by materials I have collected as well as by traditional art materials in my studio. Combining things with a former life with new materials has been a wonderful challenge.  Although I still love the juiciness and freedom of painting, collage has more and more been an element in my work. 

The creative process for me is intuitive, starting with materials and/or marks that I make.   

Working in layers, technically, intellectually, and spiritually I create images and sensations of color, harmony, and joy. Inspiration comes from the inside-based on my personal distillation of the external world. 

Most of my work is two dimensional, but have through the years created handmade books. Mainly they have been accordion books so that they can be viewed as a book and when open as a panorama. 


New Brunswick Art Salon 2021 Fall Watercolor and Mixed Media Exhibition


Affiliations

Power of Thirteen  *  Society of Layerists in Multi-Media * The  New York Artists Circle * Salute To Women in the Arts

Public Collections

Noyes Museum Educational Study Collection     

Johnson & Johnson Corporation 

Shaghaf Group, Dubai UAE  

Blue Man Group, Chicago, IL 

International Museum of Collage, Mexico     

Turchin Center, Boone, NC       

Art Colle, Sergines, France 

Tsank Laurenov National HS, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 

Grants 

1997 & 2000: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant 2001: Soaring Gardens Retreat, PA 

Publications

American Art Collector * The Art of Layering: Making Connections * co-author/publisher 

Artists’ Guidebook to a New Creative Life * Who’s Who in American Art * Masters: Collage *Pages * Artist Profile- 

Cloth, Paper, Scissors*ArtsyShark photo article Artists at Work 


Exhibitions

2020 Between the Fold Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA*Water Street mercantile, Menham Twp, NJ*Art of Healing, Englewood Hospital, NJ* Nooked 16, Galen Gallery, West Orange, NJ* The Art of Paper, Ridgewood, NJ* Dance in Collages-Virtual*JAM at MAM *Hammond Museum, NY-virtual 

2019  Chasen Galleries,(Award) Sarasota, FL*Divergent Evolution, Montclair,NJ*Booked:Present&Past MSU Montclair, NJ , Art of Healing Englewood Hospital* Everyday Objects, Montclair, NJ*Precious Objects, Franklin Lakes,NJ*Affair of Art, MC Hotel,Montclair,NJ 

2018  Arabesque Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL * Passion Through Art (award) Morristown, NJ * Displacementt, Ceres Gallery,NYC* Barron Arts Ctr, Woodbridge, NJ * Doors, Transformations Gallery & Nails in the Wall Gallery, Metuchen, NJ*Booked 15, So Orange, NJ*WCA-Bradenton,FL 

2017   Zayed Univ,-Woven, Heritage Dubai UAE*Nasty Women Exhibit for Planned Parenthood, NYC * Long Boat Key Ctr for the Arts, FL * Booked 14 PierroGallery,So.Orange,,NJ*Drawing Rooms, ,Jersey City, NJ*Starlight Gallery ,Morristown, NJ*Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY 

2016   Toying with Art, Morris Museum, NJ*NX Gallery, Berlin, Germany* Belskie Museum ,Closter, NJ* Wall Sculpture, Ridgewood ,NJ *Untitled, Pierro Gallery, So Orange ,NJ* Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA* , Bouras Gallery (Solo) Summit, NJ* Book Arts, JCC, W Orange ,NJ* Blue Man Group (Award), Chicago, IL*The Woven Tale Press 

2015  *Strong Women, Newark, NJ*Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ*Drawing Room, Jersey City, NJ*JADE, Morristown, NJ*Morristown ArtWalk*The Hive, Chester, NJ*Daring to Defy the Medium :What is Collage?( online)*The Cottage Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ (solo)* Selby Gallery at Ringling College, Sarasota, FL*Hanover Town Hall (solo)*Franklin Cares, Franklin, NJ*The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts* Toying With Art, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ*NX2,Quadrafuss, Berlin, Germany 

2014   Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, New Zealand* Spirit of the Human Family, Morristown, NJ *Strong Women, Newark, NJ * Bergen County Courthouse * Peck School, MCAA Faculty Exhibit * seeme-TimesSquare NYC*JAZZ,NJPAC, Newark, NJ *Armory Art Center, W Palm Beach, FL * Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA * Maloney Gallery, Morristown, NJ * Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ *Recologie(Solo), New Rochelle, NY * Drawing Room, Jersey City, NJ 

2013   73 See Gallery, Montclair, NJ * Arts In Healing, Morristown, NJ *Landfill art *Rites of Spring, Morristown, NJ *State of the Art 2013, Montclair, NJ * Glorious Food, Blue Hill, Pearl River, NJ * Morphogenesis, 310 Art Gallery, Asheville, NC* Selective Insurance Co, Branchville, NJ * WCA, Sarasota, FL (Award)*Fashion as Muse, Montclair, NJ 

2012  EV(v)OLUTION, New York, NY * HERstorically Speaking, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ * Morristown Art Walk * Natural/Constructed Spaces ,The Painting Center, New York, NY * Israel,*Sylvia Wald-Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY * Les Femmes Artistes Vernissage, W Palm Beach, FL * Belskie Museum, Closter, NJ * Center for Contemporary Arts, Bedminster, NJ 

2011  Rendering Green, Montclair, NJ * Seeing Trees, Blue Hill, NY * Information Revisited, NJ * Arabian Nights, NJSO, NJ * Viewpoints, Aljira, Newark, NJ * Madison: Open for Art, NJ *D&R Greenway, Princeton, NJ *Monmouth Festival of the Arts * Sketchbook Project (travel)*Black & White, Montclair, NJ*Healing Perspective, Overlook, Summit, NJ* Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ*Printmaking Center of NJ*Armory Art Center, W Palm Beach, FL*Pine Gallery Fairlawn, NJ (Solo)*Atrium Gallery,SCCC, Newton, NJ (Solo)*Newark, NJ Open Studio*Information Revisited, College Saint Elizabeth, NJ 

2010   Masters: Collage, Lark Publishing * NJ Arts Annual, NJ State Museum, Trenton, NJ * Belskie Museum, Closter, NJ * Power of Nine, NJAI, West Orange, NJ * Syracuse Cultural Workers’ Women Artists Datebook * Pieces for Peace solo exhibits-Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes, NJ * Gallery MacEgan, Morristown NJ * Climate Gallery, LIC, NY * Johannesburg, South Africa * Colonnade Gallery, Newark, NJ * SLMM “Seeing Red”online * Altered Books Ridgewood, NJ * NAWA, NY,  

2009   NJ Arts Annual: Local Life, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ * Open Doors, Newark, NJ * American Impressions, Ben Shahn Galleries, WPU, Wayne, NJ* NJ Green. Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown, NJ * Mirrored Image, Printmaking Council of NJ-travel * Solaris Gallery, Califon, NJ * Sketchbook Project-travel * Art Connections, George Segal Gallery, MSU, Montclair, NJ *Narrative Art, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ * Wilson Gallery, Mountain Lakes, NJ * Collage Exhibition – PukeAriki Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand *Printmaking Council of NJ and Johannesburg, South Africa* Collage Exchange, New Zealand 

2008   Timeless: The Art of Drawing, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ * American Impressions, Ben Shahn Galleries, WPU, Wayne, NJ* Community Theater, Morristown, NJ * Artspace Gallery, Morristown, NJ * Solaris Gallery, Califon, NJ * Art at the Mill, Lafayette, NJ * Media Loft, New Rochelle, NY * Broadfoot  Gallery, New York, NY & Boonton, NJ * Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL * Wilson Gallery, Mountain Lakes, NJ * Sparta Education Foundation, Sparta, NJ * Creative Heartwork, Morris Plains, NJ * Upstream People Gallery * NAWA Annual, Goggle Works, Reading, PA (Award) 

2007  Broadfoot  Gallery, New York, NY *Cathedral Arts Festival, Jersey City, NJ * Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM * Images of Peace, Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac U, Hamden, CT * Global Artists for Peace * EuroGlass Gallery, Montclair, NJ * Belskie Museum, Closter, NJ *Pike Modern, Milford, PA* Bergen PAC, Englewood, NJ * Salute in the City, New York, NY * Printmaking ACNNJ, New Milford, NJ * Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ * Skylands, SCCC, Newton, NJ *Montclair Art Museum, Art In Bloom * Gaelen gallery, Whippany, NJ *  Art at the Mill, Lafayette, NJ * Broadfoot & Broadfoot, Boonton, NJ * Avila Fine Art, Bedminster, NJ * www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery * “Trees” (Award), Tenafly, NJ  

2006  Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ * Connections”, Court Gallery, Wm Paterson U, Wayne, NJ * Small Works, Center Gallery, Demarest, NJ * EuroGlass Gallery, Montclair ,NJ, * Broadfoot Gallery, Boonton, NJ *Intnl Collage, New Zealand * AIR Gallery, NY, NY *The Atrium (Award), Morristown, NJ*NAWA, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA* Gaelen Gallery (Award), Whippany, NJ * Gallery, SCCC, Newton, NJ (Solo/2 person) * Avila Fine Arts, Bedminster, N J* Lounge-Zen, Teaneck, NJ (Solo) * Cottage Place Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ (Solo)*The Gallery, Franklin Lakes, NJ (Solo)* anyone can fly foundation * Art at the Mill, Lafayette, NJ * George Seagel Gallery, Montclair, NJ 

2005  “Anyone Can Fly”, ACA Gallery, NY, NY *  K D Moore Gallery, Evergreen, CO * Upstream People Gallery, International Juried online Collage & Mixed Media, Omaha, NE * Halpert Biennial, Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC * NAWA Small Works, NYC, NY * On Drawing, Montclair Library, Montclair, NJ * Pfizer, Morris Plains, NJ * Pine Gallery, Fairlawn, NJ * Auckland Univ of Technology, New Zealand * Edward William Gallery, Hackensack, NJ (Award) * Broadfoot & Broadfoot * APA Gallery * Drue Chryst Gallery *ArtWorks, Florham Park, NJ, * Gaelen Gallery, Whippany, NJ * Wilson Gallery, Mountain Lakes, NJ * The Thing Magazine  

2004  Brodsky Gallery, Princeton, NJ (Solo) * National Drawing 2004, College of NJ, Ewing, NJ * The Liebig Gallery, Mystic, CT * “Bag Ladies” at College of N J * Skylands, NJ (Award)* NAWA NYC, NY (Award)* Blue Hill, Pearl River, NY * Westwood Gallery, NJ UCN, Northampton, UK * Broadfoot & Broadfoot * APA Gallery * Interchurch Center, NYC, NY * Ortho Bio Tech, Bridgewater, NJ * Current Printmaking, Demarest, NJ * Lincoln Center, NYC, NY * Nova Fine Art, Clinton, NJ * “Small Impressions”, Somerville, NJ 

2003  “Celebration of the Native Landscape” Ridgley, MD (1stplace Award) * National Printmaking 2003, College of NJ, NJ * “Watermedia 2003”, Houston, TX * “Bakers Dozen”-Collage-Virtual Tart Gallery-Real Tart Gallery, Plymouth, NZ, Museo de Collage, Mexico, Art Colle, Sergines, France * “Mini Print International Cadaques 2003”-Spain, England, France * Gaelen Gallery Invitational, Whippany, NJ * “Connections”, Kunsterhaus, Graz, Austria * Drue Chryst Gallery, Sparta, NJ * Broadfoot & Broadfoot Gallery, Boonton, NJ *D A Gallery, Burlington, VT * Center Gallery, OCCC, (2 person exhibit) Demarest, NJ * Featured Artist; APA Gallery, Milford, PA * World Paper Challenge, Rutgers, Newark, NJ * Gallery 928, NY,NY 

2002  “A New take On Art”, Newark, NJ * “Skylands Select” (Award), Newton, NJ * “Chromatic Intrigues”, Seton Hall, Newark, NJ * “Lumpy Landscapes”, Somerville, NJ * Broadfoot & Broadfoot Gallery, Boonton, NJ * DA Gallery, Burlington, VT * Dragonfly Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA * “Mirrored Echoes”, Traveling Collage, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA * APA Gallery, Milford, PA 

2001   Metro Show (Award) NJ * “A Woman’s View”, Fairlawn, NJ * ArtReach Mentor CWW, Newark, NJ * Dragonfly Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA * D A Gallery, Burlington, VT (Solo) * Postcard Art, (Award), Lake City Museum, IL *Peter’s Valley Gallery without Walls, Morristown, NJ * Jemison-Carnegie Museum, Talladega, AL * 9/11 Remembering, NJ * Nexus Gallery, (Award) New York, NY 

2000   Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY * Manhattan Arts International (Award) * Interchurch, NYC * ISE Art Foundation, New York, NY * Intermission Gallery, Englewood, NJ * Polo Gallery, Edgewater, NJ * Printmaking Council, Somerville, NJ * Preserving the Garden: NJ Landscape “(Purchase Award) Johnson & Johnson * “Writings on the Wall”, Hewlett, NY * “Wish You Were Here”, OH (Award) * JCC, NJ * Center Gallery, NJ * “Masks”, CWW, Newark, NJ 

1999  New York Theological Seminary, New York, NY (Solo) * “Gift of Creation”, Franklin Lakes, NJ; N.A.W.A. Annual (Award), New World Art Center, NY * Fiber Arts, Ramapo College, NJ *; National Collage Society, Kent State U, Ohio * Painting, Printmaking and Watercolor Affiliates exhibitions 

1998   Solo Exhibitions:  Arts Club of Washington, Washington, D.C. * The Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJ; The Interchurch Center, New York, NY  John Harms Center for the Arts, Englewood, NJ* Zone VI Gallery, Sinclair College, Dayton, OH 

1998 Artists Night, Benefit for Newark Museum, NJ *”National Drawing ‘98,” College of New Jersey *Macy Gallery-NY, NY*PCNJ at MetLife, Somerville, NJ *”Mixed Medea”, CWW, Newark, NJ *”Imaging- Aging” (Award), Art Center, Watchung, NJ *Blue Pony Gallery, Charlotte, NC * SOHO20-Women’s Photography, NY, NY *”Birds of a Feather”; Collaborative Book, Printmaking Council, Somerville, NJ  

1997  Full page Cover Art, “Light Impressions” NY * NYAEA Print Exhibition, Broome St Gallery, NY, NY * Athena Gallery, Savannah, GA; “Trial by Jury”& Metro Show, City without Walls, Newark, NJ * “Uncommon Threads”, The Gallery, Franklin Lakes, NJ *; Small Works Exhibit, Center Gallery, Demarest, NJ * “Rites of Spring”, Morani Gallery, Philadelphia, PA * Signature Gallery, San Diego, CA ; Watchung Art Center (2 Person), Watchung, NJ * National Juried Exhibition, Art Center of NNJ, NJ; “Diverse Visions”, Interchurch Center, NY, NY * National -Small Works, Montclair State University, NJ 

1996  “New Jersey Arts Annual”, Jersey City Museum, NJ * Atrium Gallery (Solo),Washington Twp, NJ *; The Aljira National, Aljira, Newark, NJ * Signature Gallery .San Diego, CA * Photography Plus”, Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY *”Colors & Conundrums”-Seton Hall U School of Law Newark, NJ *”Spaces” ; ISE Foundation, Soho, NY * “Remedy For Chaos” & Small Works, Center Gallery, Demarest, NJ *; “Hallelujah’96”, Ceres Gallery, NY, NY * National Juried-Small Works, Montclair State U, NJ (Award); “Relationships”, Art Center NNJ, NJ * Faces”, Hopper House, Nyack, NY * Urban Order”/”Sign Language”, ; Polo Gallery, Edgewater, NJ * Artists Night, Benefit for Newark Museum, NJ*”Collective Fire/Cycles of Renewal”, Glen Ridge, NJ (Award) * Nature Escape”, Margaret Hague Women’s Health Institute, NJ

Traveling Shows 199596   City Without Walls  Metro Show, NJ * Eleftherias Center, Athens, Greece; Currents in Printmaking, NY, NJ  4 sites    NAWA Printmaking, AK, LA, MO, NJ, NY, WV