Jen P. Harris

Art Discipline: 
Cleveland, OH
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Mar 4, 2024 to Mar 29, 2024

Jen P. Harris (they/them) is a process-driven artist working with painting, drawing, textiles, and installation. Adopting an experimental orientation, they create singular and hybrid objects that complicate received forms and narratives: their drawings appear to be weavings, their weavings are paintings in drag, and their collage-based works, painstakingly assembled by hand, evoke virtual worlds.


Harris holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. in painting from Queens College of the City University of New York. They have shown their work throughout the US and are the recipient of a 2023 Satellite Fund Grant from SPACES (Cleveland, OH), a 2012 Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts (New York, NY), and grants from the Puffin Foundation, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Ohio Arts Council, and Iowa Arts Council. Raised in Baltimore, Harris currently lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.