Jessica Harrison

RSA (Elect)



Lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland


Professional Membership

Academician (Elect) of the Royal Scottish Academy


PhD (Sculpture)
University of Edinburgh 2007 - 2013

MFA (Sculpture)
Edinburgh College of Art 2005 - 2007

1st Class MA (Honors) Fine Art
University of Edinburgh / Edinburgh College of Art 2000 - 2005


Solo Shows:

Pink, Green, Blue and Black, 2016, Galerie LJ, Paris

Broken, 2014, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh 

FLASH, 2014, Galerie LJ, Paris

00:09:34, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh  

Broken, 2011, Jealous Gallery, London

Collection, 2005, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Selected Group Shows:


Between Poles and Tides, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh


Open Storage, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh

Nova Scotia, Hilbertraum, Berlin 

Sexy Ceramics, Keramiekmuseum Princesshof, Leeuwarden

ArtCrush, Casterline|Goodman Gallery, Aspen

RSA Annual exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Ceramix, La Maison Rouge, Paris

Desire, Belger Arts Centre, Kansas City


Ceramix, Bonnefanten Museum, The Netherlands

Polar Twins, The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh

Dismaland, The Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare

SWEET 18, Kasteel d'Ursel, Belgium

Fractured Fairytales, Jealous East, London 

Mirroring - Drawing, Aando Fine Art, Berlin


Intangible Beauty, Kasher|Potamkin, New York

XIII International Biennale of Vallauris, Maison des Quartiers, Vallauris

Estivale 2014, Galerie LJ, Paris 


In Perspextive, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Body & Soul: contemporary international ceramics, Museum of Art and Design, New York

SLICE, The Whiskey Bond, Glasgow

Print Process, Glue Factory, Glasgow 


Carving in Britain from 1910 to Now, The Fine Art Society, London 

Interesting Times, Botanic Gardens, University of Leicester, Leicester

Wicc Imb Wicc - Images of the self, Upper Galleries, St James Cavalier, Valetta, Malta

Jessica Harrison/Atsuo Okamoto, Project Space @ Art First, London

Visual Art Scotland, [invited artist], Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh


Sensory Worlds, Inspace, Edinburgh

Industrial Aesthetics: Environmental influences on recent art from Scotland, Hunter College, New York

International Print Biennale, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle 

HEY! Modern art et Pop culture, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris 

IMPULSEAando Fine Art, Berlin

WhitelinesWhitespace, Edinburgh

Object-Orientation, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, California


UK Young Artists, University of Derby, Derby

Make Room, The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands 

Milestone, Cass Sculpture Park, West Sussex

OtherwiseNaked State Gallery, Brussels 

Lithos Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin

MilestoneThe Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

MilestoneYorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield


As We Speak, part of Glasgow International Festival, Market Gallery, Glasgow  

The Reckoning: Part Two, Kings ARI, Melbourne 

MILESTONE, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

The Reckoning: Part One, Sierra Metro, Edinburgh

From Blackadder to Borland: Scottish Women Printmakers, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

5 Scottish Print Studios, Center for Contemporary
Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut

The Golden Record: Sounds of the Earth, Lincoln The Collection, Lincoln

Sketch Show, Jealous Gallery, London

Symmetry, Black church Original Print Gallery, Dublin 


DIRTY FINGERS, St. Mauritius Pfarrsaal, Koln 

THE GOLDEN RECORD, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Big Things on the Beach, Portobello, Edinburgh

MOTHER'S RUIN, StolenSpace, London

REVEAL, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh


SURVEY, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Printmakers New Commissions, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh

ARTfutures, The Bloomberg Space, London 


GREATER THAN EVER, The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

Brave Art 06, Atlantis Gallery, London

MAGAZINE 06, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh

Unnatural Selection, Shrewsbury Gallery & Museum, Shrewsbury 

Works on Paper, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh



Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden 

The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

The Royal Scottish Academy Collection, Edinburgh

The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall 

Fingal County Public Art Collection, Ireland


Artist-in-Residence, 2015, European Ceramic Workcentre, Oisterwijk, Netherlands.

Crossings Residency, 2013, The Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd, Presteigne. 

Feelystone Artist-in-Residence, 2010, Feelystone stone works, Boyle, Ireland.

International Lithography Artist-in-Residence2008, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin.



Craft Pottery Charitable Trust Annual Award, 2017, Craft Pottery Charitable Trust

Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award, 2016, East Lothian Council/Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland Open Project funding, 2015, Creative Scotland

Hope Scott Trust Grant, 2015, The Hope Scott Trust

Latimer Award, 2014, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Arts Trust Scotland funding, 2013, Arts Trust Scotland

PhD Student Scholarship, 2007 - 2010, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 

RSA Sculpture Prize, 2007, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Printmakers Graduate Commission, 2006, Edinburgh Printmakers

Andrew Grant Award, 2006, Edinburgh College of Art

Andrew Grant Bequest, 2005, 2006, 2007, Edinburgh College of Art

John Watson Prize, 2005, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Andrew Doolan Sculpture Prize, 2005, Edinburgh College of Art 

Kinross Scholarship, 2005, Royal Scottish Academy

Chalmers Bursary Award, 2005, Royal Scottish Academy 



Stouffer, H., 2016. The New Age of Ceramics. Gingko Press (Berkeley)

Auch, M., 2016. Talking ceramics. EKWC (Netherlands)

Morineau, C. & Pesapane, L., 2015. Ceramix, Snoeck Publishers (Belgium)

Roenthal, C., & Vanderbeke, D. [ed.], 2015. Probing the Skin: cultural representations of our contact zone. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Amell, C., 2014. Art of Ceramics, 2014, Monsa Publications (Barcelona) 

Body & Soul: new international ceramics, 2013, Museum of Art and Design (New York)

Carving in Britain from 1910 to Now, 2012, The Fine Art Society (London)

Jessica Harrison, Body and Stone, in 'STONE' by Jake Harvey, 2011, Black Dog Publishing (London).

Body Sessions, by Anne & Julien, HEY!, No. 4, December 2010 (France)

Violent Aesthetics of the female artist, Modern Decoration, No. 193, October 2010 (China)

Portfolio: Jessica Harrison, by Ruth Barker, Map, November 2005 (UK)



Interview with Alastair Sooke, Romancing the Stone: the golden ages of British sculpture. Episode One. 'Masons of God'. BBC, BBC4, Directed by Mark Halliley. Broadcast 9 February 2011 21.00.