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 Bunny Harvey  (1946 - )

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Lived/Active: Rhode Island/Vermont      Known for: semi-abstract landscape

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Known for her semi-abstract landscapes, Bunny Harvey has studios in Providence, Rhode Island; and Tunbridge, Vermont. She creates paintings that combine her interests in archaeology, the passing of time, the cosmos and particle physics, and regards her landscapes as "a resting place where these interests collide".

Bunny Harvey earned a BFA and MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, and then taught for two years in the Providence Public School system. From 1976, she has been teaching art at Wellesley College. She also does guest lectures and has been a visiting professor at Harvard University in visual and environmental studies.

In 1974 she won the Rome Prize in Painting, a two-year fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, and from Rome traveled extensively to archaeology sites in Egypt.

Exhibition venues include retrospective shows at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; the Fuller Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts; and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. In addition to the Rome prize, she has received the Pell Award for excellence in the Arts, an Individual Artist Grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and faculty awards from Wellesley College supporting projects ranging from street archaeology in the jewelry district of Providence to X-ray as a drawing technique. She has also received various travel awards to destinations as different as the Bohemia of Renaissance astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler, and the Theban necropolis in Egypt.


Biography from Butler Institute of American Art:
Bunny Harvey, born 1946, in New York City

from "Bunny Harvey : December 31, 1995 - February 4, 1996" Butler Institute.

Education : BFA from Rhode Island School of Design; MFA from Rhode Island School of Design

Awards and Honors : Prix de Rome in Painting from the American Academy in Rome; Individual Artist Grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts ; Visiting Professor of Art, Harvard University; Professor of Art, Wellesley college.

Solo Exhibitions:
1993 Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; 1992 Berry Hill Galleries; 1990 Berry Hill Galleries; 1989 Randall Beck Gallery in Boston; 1988 Fuller Art Museum in Brockton; 1987 Randall Beck Gallery in Boston; 1987 Wheeler Gallery in Providence; 1985 Randall Beck Gallery; 1984 Saint Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH; 1983 Matrix Gallery in Providence; NH; 1982 Newport Art Museum; 1980 Wellesley College Museum.

Group Exhibitions:
1992 : Chrysler Museum "Proud Possessions"; 1991 Warwick Museum "Abstract Art"; 1990 Rhode Island School of Design "Recent Acquisitions"; 1990 Wellesley College "On View 1990"; 1988 Soviet Hall of Fame in Moscow "19 on paper"; 1988 Wellesley College, Spaso House Gallery, American Embassy in Moscow, Virginia Lynch Gallery "Still Life Invitational"; 1987 Newport Art Museum "A Year of the Arts"; 1987 Danforth Museum "Interior Spaces"; 1985 Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design "44 Alumni"; 1985 Wellesley College "Explorations"; 1984 Terry Dintenfass "Exposed"; 1983 Wellesley College "Drawings"; 1982 Museum of Fine Arts in Boston "The Graham Gund Collection, A Private Vision"; 1980 Terry Dintenfass "Now and Then"; 1980 Butler Institute of American Art "44th National Annual Midyear Show."

Holdings :
American National Can Company; Butler Institute of American Art; The Finch Group; Fuller Museum of Art; Graham Gund Collection; Miami Dade Junior College; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Roy Neuberger Collection; Rhode Island Hospital.

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