Artist Bio


1993B. A. University of California, Berkeley, CA                                                            
1996M.F.A. Yale University, New Haven, CT


2002     Metcalf Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters                                                                           
2003Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
2009Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters

 Solo Exhibitions

2001Bill Maynes Gallery, NYC, NY                                                                            
2002Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY
2005Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY
2008Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY
2011Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY
2013The FLAG Art Foundation, NYC, NY

Group Exhibitions

1998Nothing But Time, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California.
1999 Shiny!, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California. 
 25/25, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California.
2000Timothy B. Buckwalter, Hilary Harkness, Jerry W. King, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, San Francisco, California.
2001Wonderland, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
 Pixerina Witcherina, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.
 HeroineDee/Glasoe Gallery, NYC, NY
 Best of the SeasonThe Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
 View Five : Westworld, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.
2002Dangerous Beauty, The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, NYC, NY.
 Into the Woods, Julie Saul Gallery, NYC, NY.
 Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC, NY.
 Fusion Cuisine, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece.
2003American Art Today: Faces and Figures, Art Museum of Florida International University, Miami, FL.
 OnLine, Feigen Contemporary, NYC, NY.
 Future Noir, Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania.
 Unforeseen, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon.
2004Endless Love, DC Moore Gallery, NYC, NY.
2006Men, curated by Ellen Altfest, I-20 Gallery, NYC, NY.
2007Old School, Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi, London, England.
 Old School, Zwirner & Wirth, NYC, NY.
 Pleasures of Collecting, Part III: Contemporary and Cutting Edge, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT.
2009Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC, NY.
 A Tribute to Ron Warren, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.
2010The Rise & Fall of Excess Culture, Stux Gallery, NYC, NY.
2011Heroines, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain.
 Art2, FLAG Art Foundation, NYC, NY.
2012Figured Spaces, Schmidt Center Gallery at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.
2014-15Disturbing Innocence, curated by Eric Fischl, FLAG Art Foundation, NYC, NY.
2017Female/Feminist/2017, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
2017Piss and Vinegar: Two Generations of Provocateurs, New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY.


Mum's the Word: Mothers, Flowers & Secrets. Mills Pond House Gallery, Saint James NY, 2012.
Roy Lichtenstein: Nudes and Interiors. Co-curated with Ewen Gibbs.  FLAG Art Foundation, NYC 2014. 


Freedman, Marcy, Making the Cut, SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY, 9 December 1998.
Sherman, Mary, MCA Creates a Wonderland, BOSTON SUNDAY HERALD, 28 January 2001.
Temin, Christine, Imagination Runs Wild in Wonderland, THE BOSTON GLOBE, 30 January 2001.
Johnson, Ken, Hilary Harkness/Mary Carlson, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 27 April 2001, p. E31.
Hunt, David, Do Not Disturb, SMOCK, May 2001, pp. 108 - 113.
Saltz, Jerry, Woman Overboard, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 8 May 2001, p. 65.
Huntington, Richard, A Stroll Through the Chelsea District Proves to Be No Walk in the Park, THE BUFFALO EVENING NEWS, 27 May 2001.
MacAdam, Barbara A., On the Edge: Breugel of the Seaside Brothels, ART NEWS, November 2001, p. 192.
Amy, Michael, Hilary Harkness at Bill Maynes, ART IN AMERICA, November 2001, p. 151.
Dougherty, Cecilia, Temporary Headquarters, NEST, December 2001, pp.162 - 171.
Johnson, Ken, Westworld, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 14 December 2001. p. E41.
Staff, Art in Review, THE NEW YORKER, 19 August 2002.
Honigman, Ana Finel, Fulsome Chattiness/Biting Cattiness: Satire After William Hogarth, ZINGMAGAZINE, January 2003. pp. 49-64.
Johnson, Ken, OnLine, The New York Times, 13 June 2003.
Donohoe, Victoria, Exhibit Broadens Range of Sci-Fi Art, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 13 July 2003.
Staff, Hilary Harkness, THE NEW YORKER, 31 May 2004, p.14.
Wakefield, Neville, Hilary Harkness, INTERVIEW, June 2004, p. 30.
Honigman, Ana Finel, Hilary Harkness, MODERN PAINTERS, June 2004, pp.130-131.
Levin, Kim, Voice Choices: Hilary Harkness, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 2 June 2004, p. 45.
Cohen, David, Gallery-Going: Hilary Harkness, THE NEW YORK SUN, 10 June 2004, p. 17.
Kerr, Merrily, Hilary Harkness, TIME OUT NEW YORK, 24 June 2004, p. 69.
Valdez, Sarah, Hilary Harknes at Mary Boone, ART IN AMERICA, October 2004, pp. 157-158.
Ichihara, Kentaro, Hilary Harkness: Poems of War and Industrial Fetishism, COMPOSITE (Tokyo), October 2004, pp. 110-115.
Honigman, Ana Finel, Emerging Artists: Sex and Power, Hilary Harkness's Violent Femmes, MODERN PAINTERS, February 2005, pp. 54-55.
Kino, Carol, Trendy Artists Pick up an Old-Fashioned Habit, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 17 April 2005, pp. AR1, AR26.
Baker, R.C., Voices Choices: Hilary Harkness, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 11 May 2005, p. 43.
Cohen, David, Gallery-Going: Hilary Harkness, THE NEW YORK SUN, 12 May 2005, p. 15.
Gardner, James, Art Attack: Hilary Harkness, THE NEW YORK POST, 14 May 2005, p. 29.
Baker, R.C., Catching enigmas in a bottle: Girls gone wild in hot oil, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 18 May 2005, p. 83.
Finkel, Jori, Tales from the Crit: For Art Students, May is the Cruelest Month, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 30 April 2006, p. AR34.
Goodrich, John, Gallery-Going: Traditions & Their Uses, THE NEW YORK SUN, 12 July 2007.
Cotter, Holland, Old School, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 10 August 2007.
Auricchio, Laura, Old School, TIME OUT NEW YORK, 23 August 2007, p.60.
Fujimori, Manami, Hilary Harkness at the Metropolitan Museum, MADAME FIGARO (Japan), 20 September 2007, p. 194-195.
Mac Adam, Alfred, Old School, Art News, September, 2007, pp 155-156.
Staff, Spring Art Picks: Hilary Harkness, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 5 March 2008, p. 103.
Min, Byongkyo, Preview: Hilary Harkness, ARTRADE (Korea), May 2008, pp. 4-5.
Cohen, David, In Defense of Painting, THE NEW YORK SUN, 15 May 2008, pp. 17, 26.
Levin, Kim, Hilary Harkness, ART NEWS, Summer 2008, pp. 166-167.
Sexton, Elaine, Hilary Harkness/Mary Boone, ART IN AMERICA, Sept. 2008, pp. 155-156.
Staff, Figurative Women We Love: The Sailors in Hilary Harness's Paintings, ESQUIRE, November, 2008, p. 120.
Wei, Lilly, The Great American (Male) Nude, ART NEWS, December 2010.
Heti, Sheila, The Process, THE BELIEVER MAGAZINE, Sept. 2011.
Goldfarb, Maximillian and Matt Bua, Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawing of Buildings, 2012.
Galenson, David, "The Core of Painting Is Story": Interview with Hilary Harkness, Huffington Post, January 2012.
Russeth, Andrew, If Memory Serves...: Hilary Harkness on Her Paintings, at the Andaz Hotel, GLALLERISTNY, February 2013.
Brune, Adrian Margaret, Hilary Harkness: Painting Arrested Ambiguity at FLAG Art Foundation, February 2013.
Halperin, Julia, 24 Questions for Painter of Lady-Filled Microcosms Hilary Harkness, BOUIN ARTINFO, March 2013.
Cohen, David, Relentless Yet Dispassionate: Hilary Harkness at The FLAG Art Foundation, artcritical, May 2013.
Merriam, Mary, Subverting the "Girlie" Calendar: December, Ms. Magazine blog, December 2014.
Galenson, David, Inside New York's Art World: An Interview With Hilary Harkness, Huffington Post, February 2015.
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