My name is Martin Harman, I am British artist based in Somerset UK creating ceramic sculpture, painting and NFTs.
Its purpose remains in question. It forces myself to be curious, to learn anew and reflect upon existence. It invites me to think about, belief, spirituality, space, time, reality, imagination, society, life experience, human potential and the desire to ask questions about the universe I am living in.
What is my Art?
I do not intend to create art that looks like Stonehenge . I use this as a foundation to generate ideas to inform the creation of art to evoke new meaning to you.
My art could be seen as an escapism from reality, however there can also be elements recognisable or symbolic to the human experience.
What is my purpose?
My purpose is to create art that invites you to be immersed by curiosity, and new experiences. I would like my art to become part of you life as life is full of questions.
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CV & Education
CV (Made up to 22/9/2022)
MA Ceramics, UWIC Cardiff School of Art and Design, UK
BA, Three Dimensional Design Ceramics, UCA, Farnham, UK
Online Virtual Exhibitions
Curiosity Virtual Gallery (permanent space) curated by Martin Harman at martinharmanart.com
2021 Space and Contemplation, curated by Martin Harman at martinharmanart.com
2019 Crossing Space, Hours, Bristol, UK
2017 Reimagining Stonehenge, Workers Gallery, Porth Wales UK
Online Virtual Exhibitions
Opening, curated by Sergio Gomez at sergiogomezcurates.net
UK & Europe
Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral, UK
Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition 2022, Salisbury Arts Center, UK
Faenza Art Ceramic Centre, Italy (Residency) Exhibition
Art for Real First Edition. Boomer Gallery, Tower Bridge London UK
A.I.R. Vallauris Exhibition, Chapelle de la Misericorde, France.
?Bath Society of Artists 116th Annual Open Exhibition, The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
A-Z Online Exhibitions R-Resistance curated by Richard White, 44 AD Artspace, Bath, UK
Polodango Virtual Art Exhibition, UK
Bone China Symposium, Kaunas Picture Gallery of M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Lithuania
The art of communication in the commonwealth, 44 AD Artspace, Bath, UK
Polodango 2019 Art Exhibition, UK.
The London Ultra, Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
Symposium Exhibition at the Kapolna Gallery, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary
Bath society of artists 114th Annual Open Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
Exhibit Here's Hope Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, UK
The London Ultra 2018, Bargehouse Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
Group Exhibition at XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild, Glücksburg Castle, Germany.
IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018, National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova
Drawing Through Clay, Bath Spa University Sion Hill Campus, Bath UK
Sites Unseen, Studio 11, Kingston Upon Hull, UK
Ways of Seeing, Hours Gallery, Bristol, UK
Millfield Summer Show 2017, The Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, UK
Summer Open Exhibition Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
Creekside Open, A.P.T Gallery, London, UK
WAC Wells Art Contemporary, The Bishop's Palace, Wells, UK
Blackwells Art & Poster Shop, Oxford, UK
Breath of Fresh Air, Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge, UK
Inner Connections, Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania.
East Meets West, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, UK
Open Ceramics 2015, Sailsbury Arts Centre, UK
CLUJ International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj-Napoca Museum of Art, Romania.
International Triennial of Ceramics UNICUM 2015, National Museum of Slovenia - Metelkova
Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery Farnham, UK
Transformation, 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK
30th Annual Open Exhibition??, CGP London, UK
Wells Art Contemporary, Wells and Mendip Museum, UK
Materiality, 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK
Fringe Art Bath Open Prize, UK
161st Annual Open Exhibition, RWA, Bristol, UK
The Competitive Exhibition of the 8th International Biennial of Ceramics presented by the City of Kapfenberg, Cultural Center, Austria
53 Degrees North, The New School House Gallery, York, UK
Great Summer Exhibition, Butetown History & Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Asia & Australia
IAC Members Exhibition New Orientalia, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
IAC Members Exhibition-Free Expression, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
ICMEA 2016 Emerging artists competition, International Ceramic Art Museums, Fuping, China
30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Australia
Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
Chun Tao (Spring Ceramics), Mad L Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
The Human Condition, MADL (mixed Art Design Life), Taipei, Taiwan
Bath Art Fair, Bath, UK
Bath Art Fair, Bath, UK
Made by Hand, City Hall Cardiff, UK
Top Drawer Craft, Olympia, London, UK
Ceramic Art York, Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery, UK
The Other Art Fair Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK
Bristol First Collective, who purchased his sculpture Juxtaposed at the 161stAnnual Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy,Bristol, UK
- Spherical Contrasts 1 – Faenza Art Ceramic Center, Faenza, Italy.
- Spherical Contrasts 2 and 3 – International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy.
- The Relics of Vallauris “Relic 2” - Collection of A.I.R Vallauris, France3
- Ceramic Painting Exploration 1 and 2 and Bubble Stack - Kaunas Picture Gallery of M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum) Lithuania
- The flies eggs, Wax on, Stone effect - International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary
- Escape - The National Museum of Slovenia
- Circle Cluster and Od-toed Ungulate- Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
- Sweet Tooth, Honey on the Water and Night as Day - XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild 2018, Germany
- Solitude - New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
- QQ - International Ceramic Art Museum, China
- Hypnagogia - Cluj Art Museum, Romania
- Juxtaposed - Bristol First Collective, Bristol
- Sunrise - The National Museum of Slovenia
Residencies & Symposiums
Faenza Art Ceramic Center, Italy (Residency)
Cove Park, Scotland
A.I.R Vallauris 2021, France. (Residency)
Bone China Symposium, Department of Ceramics and Porcelain of Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts, with exhibition at Kaunas Picture Gallery of M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Lithuania. (Invited guest)
Symposium at the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary. (Invited guest)
Cross-cultural Identity Through Clay, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan. (Residency)
XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild, Glücksburg Castle, Römhild, Germany. (Invited guest)
Drawing Through Clay Bundanon Trust, Bundanon, New South Wales, Australia. (Residency?)
Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark. (Residency)
Attended: ISCAEE, Ceramic Biennial, Incheon, South Korea, ceramic artwork exhibited.
Attended: ISCAEE, Ceramic Biennial, Kenya, ceramic artwork exhibited at the National Museum
Presentation: "Exploring the Potential of a Virtual Gallery" at IAC Congress 2022, Geneve Slwitslaand at the International Conference Centre Geneva
Presentation: Symposium, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary
Presentation: XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild, Glücksburg Castle, Römhild, Germany
Presentation and demonstration: National Taiwan University of Arts
The Relationship between Research and Practice, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
The Relationship between Research and Practice, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
Ceramics Ireland Issue 42 2018 p48, 49
International Contemporary Artists Vol Xl, p372
The World of Interiors, February, Design Report, p148
Aesthetica-The Art & Culture Magazine, December/January, Issue 50 artists' directory, p141