Pat Harris was born in Dublin in 1953 and studied at the National College of Art and Design from 1973 to 1978 and at The National Higher Institute of Fine Arts Antwerp, graduating in 1981. In 2008 he was awarded a PhD in Fine Art by the University of Antwerp.
Pat Harris has exhibited widely in Europe, with solo shows at Taylor Galleries Dublin, De Zwarte Panter Antwerp, Gallery S65 Aalst Belgium, and at Purdy Hicks, London. He shares his time between his studios in North Mayo and Belgium, having taught painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp since 1986.
Pat Harris is a member of Aosdána and his work is represented in numerous private and public collections including: Arts Council of Ireland, IMMA, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, UCD, St. Patrick’s Hospital, Language Centre of Ireland, AIB, AXA and The University of Antwerp.
A solo exhibition of his recent work based on the North Mayo Coastline will open at Taylor Galleries Dublin on the 19th of November.
For further information: www.patharris.info