Contemporary artist Julienne Harris uses paint intuitively, allowing its natural fluidity to guide the aesthetics of her work. Harris combines her many influences to visualise the subtleties of experience, memory and knowledge. Harris often works both inside and outside of the studio, employing methods of layering and erasure to capture a sense of time. On completion, each work acts as a record of this engagement, with only a residue of the intentional gestures remaining.
Harris studied at the National Art School, learning restoration and water gilding with Paul Levi and Bourlets. Exhibiting nationally since the 1980's, Harris won the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize in 2008, the Fleurieu Landscape Prize in 2011 and the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Art Prize in 2019. Her work is held in numerous collections including Artbank, New England Regional Art Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery.