Dev Harlan’s work operates at a point of increasing fluidity between physical and digital practices. Installations and sculptures are often constructed from geometric primitives, tessellated surfaces or appropriated objects. Surfaces and spaces are activated with the use of digital projections, relying on a structured relationship between light and surface over time. All are in superposition and reinforcement of each other, proposing a temporal and phenomenological mode of viewing.
Dev Harlan (b 1978, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.) is a contemporary artist based in New York. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Christopher Henry Gallery (New York) and Vasquez Gallery (Brooklyn). Group shows include exhibitions at White Box (New York) and Usagi Gallery (Brooklyn). He has participated in public art exhibition “Ideas City / Nuit Blanche”, New Museum, NY (2010) and recently was included in museum show “Noor (Light)” at the Sharjah Art Museum, UAE (2015).
Dev was recently an artist in residence at the Frank Lloyd Wright School Of Architecture, Taliesen West (Winter 2017). He has been a teacher and guest critic for INDA (International Design & Architecture program) at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, and has given lectures for the NYU ITP (Information Technology Program), NY. He is a self taught artist and was home educated for most of his childhood in California.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSIONS
- Group Show, “Life On Earth”, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
- Two Person Private Exhibit, “En Arcadia Et Ego”, David & Gladys Wright House, Arcadia, AZ
- Group Show, “Eighteen”, Usagi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- Museum Show, “Mineral Consciousness and Unremarkable Stars”, Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah UAE
- Solo Exhibition, “After Sunset On The Information Super Getaway”, Vazquez Project Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- Group Show, “[Algo]Rythms”, Sonos Gallery, Los Angeles
- Solo Exhibition, “Downstairs at Eric’s / Time is a Vector”, Chris Henry Gallery, NY, NY
- Commission, “Suffolk Deluxe Electric Bicycle”, (Collaboration with Olek), Private Collection, Miami FL
- Two Person Exhibition, “Eon Surf”, Christopher Henry Gallery, NY, NY
- Commission, “Astral Fissure”, Video Sculpture, Aluminum, 12’x8’, Private Collection, Singapore
- Public Exhibition, “Sustainable Light Festival, Marina Bay”, Singapore
- Solo Exhibition, “Astral Flight Hangar”, Christopher Henry Gallery, NY, NY
- Public Exhibition, “Flashlight“ curated by Nuit Blanche for “New Ideas for the New City”, The New Museum, NY, NY
- Solo Exhibition, “Infinity Landing”, ROUGE 58 Gallery, Brooklyn NY
- Two Person Exhibition, “Suffolk Deluxe Electric Bicycle”, NYC Studio Gallery, NY, NY
- Group Show, “Light And Substance”, curated by NYU ITP for Vimeo Film Fest, NY
- Group Show, “T-Minus 20”, Christopher Henry Gallery, NY, NY
- Group Show, “Ouroboros”, WhiteBox Gallery, NY, NY
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
- February 2017, Taliesin West Artist Residence Program, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale AZ.
- September 2017, Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Program, Joshua Tree, CA.
- Davina Jackson, “SuperLux: Smart Light Art, Design & Architecture for Cities” (London, Thames & Hudson, 2015)
- Alexander Scholz, Holo I, (Dec 12th, 2013) p. 113
- Adam Brent Houghtaling, “New Regime”, Blackbook Magazine, (Dec. 2012)
- 2012 Kathleen Flood “Y-3’s New York Fashion Week Runway Projections Were A Colorful,
- Triangulated Masterpiece” Creator’s Project, Sept 24th, 2012
- 2011 Kevin Holmes “Stunning Light Sculpture Merges The Virtual And Real”,
- Creator’s Project, Oct 10th, 2011
- 2011 Ceci Moss, “Any Color You Like”, Rhizome, Feb 8th, 2011
- Summer 2014 “COIR” Design Build Studio, (Co-Taught w/ Adjunct Professor Cheryl Wong), International Design Architecture Program (INDA), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, TH
- Spring 2013 “Intro to Design” Studio, (Co-Taught) International Design Architecture Program (INDA), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, TH
LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS
- 2012-10 – Pixel Show Conference, Sau Paulo, BR
- 2012-03 – Class Lecture for “Media Arts Practice”, taught by Chika Watanabe, NYU ITP, NY
- 2011-12 – Class Lecture for “Media Arts Practice”, taught by Gabe Garcia-Colombo, NYU ITP, NY