Cig Harvey

Cig Harvey
4 June 2021 Anais Viand
Forsythia in the Bathtub (forced), 2020 © Cig Harvey / Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery

Cig Harvey

Robert Mann Gallery

 

Born in 1973, British artist Cig Harvey uses both images and texts to study sensory experiences and elevate everyday life. Inspired by nature, her photographs explore what it means to “feel”, by mixing metaphors and symbols. She composes a body of work punctuated by vibrant colours and delicate compositions. With four monographs to her credit – You Look at Me Like an EmergencyGardening at Night, You an Orchestra You a Bomb and Blue Violet – the artist has received numerous prizes. Amongst them, the Excellence in Teaching Award of CENTER (2017) and the Prix Virginia (2018). Her productions are also included in several collections, those of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland and the George Eastman House in Rochester for instance. Her artworks are regularly published in prestigious media, such as the New York Times, Vogue and the BBC.

Emerald Coat with Dahlia Petals, 2019 © Cig Harvey / Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
Pink is a Touch, Red is a Stare, 2019 © Cig Harvey / Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery