On Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:30pm, enjoy a virtual art talk via zoom. Juri Koll of the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art will interview Gloriane Harris for the ongoing exhibition, which began just before the Covid lockdown in 2020, traveling from ViCA’s former gallery downtown, to the bG Gallery earlier this summer, and now 37 works come online on Artsy and 1st Dibs, with several pieces from 2021, and a very early work never before exhibited.


Gloriane Harris was born in 1947 in Santa Monica, California. She says that “the light of the ocean and the beach in Southern California is like nothing anywhere else”, and is the greatest influence on her painting. Gloriane Harris earned her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design, mentored by, Charles White, who is a major influence to countless Los Angeles artists. Among other notables, she worked with Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman on the first artists’ worldwide satellite broadcast at Documenta 6 in Kassel, Germany in 1977.

Harris has exhibited at museums and galleries across the U.S. and Europe, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, the Newport Art Museum, the Museum of Art and History, the Los Angeles Design Center, Ellie Blankfort, Mt. San Antonio College, Foundations Gallery in NYC, the Palais de Beaux Arts in Belgium, and the Fahle Gallery in Estonia. She has been curated into shows by Juri Koll, Peter Frank, John Lees and others, appeared in art publications such as Art in America, and is part of important collections.

In the late 80’s, Harris withdrew from the art scene and stopped attending openings while continuing to paint daily. From the beginning of her career, Harris has taught countless artists at Otis College of Art and Design, El Camino College, Cerritos College, among several other institutions, exhibiting there yearly, and has now re-emerged with ViCA.

ViCA has chosen to focus its exhibition program for 2021 on overlooked artists, beginning with Gloriane Harris. This online exhibition continues through January 21, 2022.

The art talk takes place online (via zoom) on Thursday, October 21 at 7:30pm; CLICK HERE join the zoom meeting; CLICK HERE to view the virtual show; https://www.veniceica.org/; https://santamonica.bgartdealings.com