The Texas-based artist makes contemporary works primarily with oil on canvas, incorporating line, space, and texture either binding or diluting pigment for consistency and flow. The rhythmic energy through harmonious movement is a personal exploration to create a dialogue regarding the personal and what it means to embrace adversity. Harper has been painting and writing in the landscape of American arts for more than ten years now. His unique and creative visual language pays homage to an array of traditions and genres, drawing elements from Old Master portraiture to American contemporary art.
G. F. Harper lives and works in Texas. He studied English Literature at St. Edward’s University with a specialization in Creative Writing. The artist’s work has been shown in Austin and New York.
Harper has worked or collaborated with Superfine!, Art Money, and the now defunct Up Collective.
BFA, St. Edward's University, English Literature with a specialization in Creative Writing
AA, Austin Community College, English
Superfine! Art Fair, Manhattan, New York
Efervescent at Spiderhouse, Austin, Texas
Raw Artists: Allure, Austin, Texas
Up Collective Gallery, Coffee & Milk, Austin, Texas