Harrisson, Astrid

  • “Torlando” USA 2016, Framed archival pigment print, Edition of 10: 33 x 47 and 23.4 x 33 inches | Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches | 2017 Hampton Classic Poster Submission
  • “Pop 1” USA 2016, Archival c-type print behind plexiglass, Edition of 10: 48 x 36 inches, Edition of 25: 20 x 15 inches | Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches | 2017 Hampton Classic Poster Submission
  • “Pop 2” USA 2016, Archival c-type print behind plexiglass, Edition of 10: 48 x 36 inches, Edition of 25: 20 x 15 inches | Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches | 2017 Hampton Classic Poster Submission
  • “Grace” USA 2016, Framed archival pigment print, Edition of 10: 33 x 47 and 23.4 x 33 inches | Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches
  • “Stella” USA 2016, Framed archival pigment print, Edition of 10: 33 x 47 and 23.4 x 33 inches | Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches
  • “Class Action” USA 2016, Framed archival pigment print, Edition of 10: 33 x 47 and 23.4 x 33 inches | Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches
  • “Lechuza” USA 2015, Framed archival pigment print, Open edition: 23.4 x 33 inches, Signed
  • “Royal Ascot Series I” A1 Print | Official ASCOT Arts Photographer 2015
  • “Royal Ascot Series II” A1 Print | Official ASCOT Arts Photographer 2015
  • “Royal Ascot Series III” A1 Print | Official ASCOT Arts Photographer 2015
  • “Anandpur” India 2014, Framed archival pigment print, Editions of 10: 60 x 45 and 40 x 30 inches, Signed & Numbered
  • “Polo 01” Dubai 2010, Photograph printed directly onto metal, Edition of 3: 49 x 35 inches, Signed & Numbered
  • “Hog” England 2008, C-type print mounted to metal behind plexiglass, Edition of 10: 30 x 30 inches, Signed & Numbered
  • “Electric Polo” UAE Nations Cup Dubai 2010, Framed archival pigment print, Editions of 10: 60 x 45 and 40 x 30 inches, Edition of 25: 20 x 16 inches, Signed & Numbered
  • “Pizarro I” Argentina 2008, Framed archival pigment print, Edition of 10: 40 x 30 and 30 x 22.5 inches, Signed & Numbered
  • “Pizarro II” Argentina 2008, Framed archival pigment print, Edition of 10: 70 x 50, 60 x 45 and 40 x 30 inches, Signed & Numbered | Each print is unique with different colour whips
  • “Player” Argentina 2008, Framed archival pigment print, Edition of 10: 70 x 50, 60 x 45 and 40 x 30 inches, Signed & Numbered
  • “Stretch” England 2013, Framed archival pigment print, Editions of 10: 60 x 45 and 40 x 30 inches, Signed & Numbered
  • “Three Quarter Horse” Argentina 2008, Framed Archival pigment print, Editions of 10: 60 x 30, 50 x 25 and 40 x 20 inches, Signed & Numbered
  • “Candelaria” England 2010, Framed archival pigment print, Edition of 25: 23.4 x 16.5 inches, Signed & Numbered
  • “Nations Cup I” Desert Palm Dubai 2012, Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches, Signed
  • “Nations Cup II” Desert Palm Dubai 2012, Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches, Signed
  • “Nations Cup III” Desert Palm Dubai 2012, Open edition: 16.5 x 11.7 inches, Signed
  • “Nations Cup IV” Desert Palm Dubai 2012, Open edition: 16.5 x 11.7 inches, Signed
  • “Nations Cup V” Desert Palm Dubai 2012, Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches, Signed
  • “Nations Cup VI” Desert Palm Dubai 2012, Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches, Signed
  • “Nations Cup VII” Desert Palm Dubai 2012, Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches, Signed
  • “Nations Cup VIII” Desert Palm Dubai 2012, Open edition: 11.7 x 16.5 inches, Signed
  • “World Cup Glamour”
  • “From the Hummer I”
  • “From the Hummer II”
  • “Go”
  • “Gone”
  • “Lion” Al Ain, UAE 2013, Archival pigment print, 11.7 x 16.5 inches
  • “T19” Ranthambore India 2013, Archival pigment print, 11.7 x 16.5 inches
  • “Giraffe” Sir Bani Yas Island UAE 2014, Archival pigment print, 11.7 x 16.5 inches
  • “Falcon” UAE 2012, Archival pigment print, 11.7 x 16.5 inches
  • “Lioness I” Al Ain, UAE 2013 Archival pigment print, 11.7 x 16.5 inches
  • “Lioness II” Al Ain, UAE 2013, Archival pigment print, 11.7 x 16.5 inches
  • “Cheetah” Al Ain, UAE 2013, Archival pigment print, 11.7 x 16.5 inches
  • “Tiger (gold)” Ranthambore, India 2013, Archival photographic print on film mounted to gold aluminum, Edition of 18: 17 x 24 inches
  • “Narcissus” Ranthambore, India 2013, Archival HD photographic print behind plexiglass, 16 x 40 inches
  • “Poetry in Motion” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Three Quarter Horse” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Sindri Gray” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Aragorn Colt” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Aragorn with Mother” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Camargue in the Mist” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Freedom Gray” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Banker Horse Gray” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Snow Jumping Gray” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Poetry in Motion” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Poetry in Motion” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Poetry in Motion” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Poetry in Motion” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Poetry in Motion” Photogravure Etchings
  • “Poetry in Motion” Photogravure Etchings
  • Kate Reardon’s horse “Easter” Editor, Tatler UK
  • Astrid Harrisson's work in situ
  • Astrid Harrisson's work in situ
  • Astrid Harrisson's work in situ
  • Astrid Harrisson's work in situ

British Contemporary

Astrid Harrisson is an artist who creates stylized digital photographs inspired by her passion for horses. Her dynamic prints fuse traditional methods with graphic illustration techniques as a means to convey the power, strength and majesty of the horse. The compassion Astrid holds for her subjects is evident in every image, her extraordinary talent for seeing the unusual is the hallmark of her work. These attributes combine with the high level of skill she has achieved in her chosen genre to ensure that each piece of work is entirely unique and unmistakably Astrid Harrisson.

Following a successful career in the world of art and design in London, Astrid’s days are now filled travelling to all corners of the earth documenting horses within their individual, cultural niches, bringing enormous empathy for these cultures to her work. This includes the vast expanses of Argentina, a land of horses, and where Astrid first specialised in equestrian work many years ago.

Having been liberated at a young age to galavant through the woods on horseback with friends, Astrid’s carefree spirit thrives around horses. To combine a love of the arts, culture and travel with this ceaseless passion for the horse is more than just a dream. Astrid shares her sensitive portrayals in her books and through various group and solo exhibitions across Europe, the Middle East and America, in between taking time out in the beautiful rolling hills of Wiltshire with her husband, artist Stephen Rew, and blue whippet Remington.

Astrid is a member of the Chelsea Arts Club, London and an Associate member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers.

Photogravure Etchings

All photogravure etchings are hand-printed using the traditional Intaglio process. The papers used are top quality archival papers and the method of combining inks, image and papers together produces a result so totally different from normal photographic prints. Each gravure etching is produced as an edition no larger than 25, at which point the plate will be destroyed.

The series has the kind support of Her Highness Shaikha Hissa bint Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who graciously lends her Patronage to the collection. Further background information can be read here.

Education

Short course in Photogravure Printmaking, Hands On Pictures, Richmond, London (2012)
BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Illustration, Surrey Institute of Art & Design, London, England (2002) National Diploma in Art & Design (1999)

Books

2013: The Elegance of the Cat (published in USA, UK & Australia by Barrons, Frances Lincoln, Allen & Unwin). 50,000 copies distributed worldwide (as at June 2014). Author Tamsin Pickeral.

2012: The Spirit of the Dog (published in USA, UK & Australia by Barrons, Frances Lincoln, Allen & Unwin). 50,000 copies distributed worldwide (as at June 2014). Author Tamsin Pickeral.

2011: The Majesty of the Horse (published by Barrons (USA), Harper Collins (UK), Flammarion (France), Bruckmann Verlag GmbH (Germany), Naturart, S.A. (Spain)). 80,000 copies distributed worldwide (as at June 2014). Author Tamsin Pickeral.

Exhibitions

2016
Silver Fund, Palm Beach, Florida, USA (ongoing)
Art Palm Beach

2015
Art For Youth – Mall Galleries, London, England
Royal Ascot Official Arts Photographer
Sporting Collection – Silver Fund, Palm Beach, Florida, USA (ongoing)
Art Palm Beach

2014
Marwari – Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India (solo installation)
The Christmas Show – The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, England
25th Anniversary Exhibition – The Majlis Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Art For Youth – Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, England
The Country Life Fair – Fulham Palace, London, England
Paris Eiffel Jumping – equine art exhibition, Champ de Mars, Paris, France
The Season – solo installation at Ham Polo Club, London, England
Horse Utopia: The Art of the Horse – The Porcellino Gallery, Florence, Italy
Solo Exhibition – Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Hotel, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Artist in Residence – Anandpur Sahib Foundation, Punjab, India – photographing at Holla Mohalla TV – Channel 4 idents being shown on British TV throughout racing season (Channel 4)

2013
Marwari – Gallery One, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India (ongoing)
British Polo Day exhibition – Mehrangah Fort & Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur (Video Link)
Art For Youth – Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, England
British Polo Day exhibition – Black Bears Polo Club, Oxfordshire, England
British Polo Day exhibition – Ghantoot Polo Club & Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club, UAE
Various – The Majlis Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2012
Art For Youth – Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, England
Launch event of The Majesty of the Horse – Chelsea Arts Club, London, England
The Majesty of the Horse “Black Collection” – The Majlis Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2011
Art For Youth – Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, England
Animals in Art – Auction Eve, Paris, France
Summer Show – The Dollar Street Gallery, Cirencester, England

2010
Art For Youth – Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, England
The Hotel Show – The Majlis Gallery, World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
Artventure – Horsham Museum, Horsham, England
The Horse Show – The Dollar Street Gallery, Cirencester, England
Dark Horse – Solo installation with Cheltenham Revelry, Bottaccios, London, England

2009
Discerning Eye – The Mall Galleries, London, England
Art For Youth – The Mall Galleries, London, England
Last Rolo – Acquire Arts, Battersea, London, England
Equelia – permanent display at Equelia Head office, Mahon, Menorca, Spain
Horses of Horsham – Horsham Museum, Horsham, England
Independence Day Exhibition – Solo show at Private Venue, Gloucestershire, England
Toovey’s Contemporary Art Auction – West Sussex, England
Equid:I – Debut solo show at SaLon Gallery, Westbourne Grove, London, England

Awards

2011: Silver, Visual Arts, British Institute of Professional Photography
2011: 2nd Place, Digital Media in the Ex-Arte Equinus 5 Equine Art competition

Links

Behind the Photogravure Etchings Collection

The Majesty of the Horse | An Illustrated History

The Spirit of the Dog | An Illustrated History

The Elegance of the Cat | An Illustrated History

Behind the Scenes | The Making of The Majesty of the Horse & Interview

City 7 TV Dubai Feature | 28 January 2012

Town & Country Magazine | September 2014

Jodhpur Polo Magazine Feature | December 2013

The National UAE Feature | April 2013

Equestrio Arabia Feature | April 2012

Concierge Magazine Feature | March 2012

Khaleej Times UAE Feature | Riding High | January 2012

Town & Country Luxe List | June 2011

Polo Times Feature | May 2010