San Francisco, California-based artist Mark Harris has combined his passions for social justice, activism and art making to create a unique visual vocabulary that he uses to engage his audience on some of the most critical issues facing society today. He has expanded his practice to include mentoring at-risk youth through art education programs. Harris is currently teaching youth at the Beacon Center, the African American Art & Culture Complex and is also working with the ArtSpan Youth Open Studios program as an Artist Mentor for youth artists in San Francisco.
Harris has exhibited at the USF Thacher Gallery in San Francisco; Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective, Oakland; 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara; Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato; Linn Benton College, Albany, OR; Hunters Point Shipyard; and The Whitney Young Cultural Center, San Francisco; among others.
Recently selected as one of eight artists to be profiled in the Fall 2015 40th Anniversary SF Open Studios Guide, Harris is an emerging artist to keep your eye on.
Image courtesy of Carl Posey Photography