Born 1967 - Santa Maria, CA
Harrell Fletcher received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (1990), and a MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts (1994). For over ten years Fletcher has worked collaboratively and individually on interdisciplinary, site-specific projects exploring the dynamics of social spaces and communities. Along with this work he has developed a series of more personal and idiosyncratic pieces that take various forms: drawings, prints, writings, events, videos, and sculptural objects.
Fletcher has created exhibitions at Gallery HERE in Oakland, New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, The McBean Project Space, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, and The de Young Museum in San Francisco, Alleged Gallery in NYC, COCA in Seattle, WA., and PICA, in Portland Oregon. He has been commissioned to produce public art projects for the San Francisco Art Commission, The Washington State Art Commission, The University of Minnesota, the City of Fairfield, CA, and Portland, Oregon's Regional Art and Culture Council. Fletcher has work in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the De Young Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the New Museum in NYC. He has received grants and residencies from The Creative Work Fund, Gunk, Creative Capital, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the California Arts Council. Fletcher has taught in a wide variety of settings from public grade schools to Stanford University.
Alpert Award for visual artist, California Institute of the Arts and Herb Alpert Foundation, 2005