Maryann Harman is a painter who has had solo exhibits in eight major NYC galleries (including the Andre Emmerich Gallery), solo shows in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Detroit, and various cities in Va. along with group exhibits in San Francisco, Miami, Denver, and other major cities. Her work has been collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C., the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, TN, and the Hines Collection in Boston, MA and many others. She was the recipient of one of the High Museum's "Painting of the Year" awards in Atlanta, GA, the Virginia Museum Fellowship, Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA and the Ninth Annual Savannah Arts Fellowship.
Her paintings have been reviewed in Arts Magazine, Art in America, Art and Architecture, Art in New England, The Washington Post, Birmingham (Michigan) News, and The L.A. Times. For details, see resume on this website.
Most of her early paintings were abstract, based primarily on landscapes. In the last few years, she has begun to integrate figures and structures into her paintings, and in many paintings, there are two separate, yet related, images on one canvas. These landscapes and human interactions were influenced by media images that show the immediacy of the way humans are changing and influencing landscape. Her characteristic style of painting with the suggestive qualities and abbreviated application of the paint that make these images personal are retained in these new images.