As we traverse, interpret, and resonate through the human
condition, we will find ourselves illuminated on the page.
Jayne Harnett-Hargrove is cross trained in the traditional arts who's output encompasses illustration, bricolage, designing opera costume, and word-wrangling free-style graphic novels — gleaning narrative shards from memory, exploring history and personal mythology.
She is a picture maker who bridges visual story telling through codices and asemic works. Pictures are captured in the creative slipstream with skill of intent or the surprise of process. She threads symbolism and pushes the oft non-sequitur into meaning — where images expand and enlighten our human condition.
She is a bricoleur who up-cycles what is handy, using craft skills to reinvent, elevate, and reintroduce materials in refreshing ways.
She is a meticulous designer, informing and personifying characters through the medium of costume.
She is cross-trained out in the world, educated in NYC/Parsons and California/CCA in fine & theater arts, costume to couture, commercial and interpretive installation.
Harnett-Hargrove has been a working professional working artist for over 45 years. Clients include the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco Opera, Henri Bendel, and Hanzon Studio. She guides ArtMix; day trips into the expressive arts to carry into the practice of life.
FINE ART - selected gallery shows
An Ideation Experience, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO - 2019
The Pulse Project, The Pulse, Putnam, CT - 2018 OPS
Selections from the Collection, The Museum of Outdoor Art, Denver, CO - 2018
Five x Five, Empty Spaces Project, Putnam, CT - 2016
Coptically Bound, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO - 2015
A Collection of Keepers, Englewood Civic Center Amphitheater, Denver, CO - August 2008
ArchiTEXTure, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Denver, CO - April 2007
Emergence / Winter’s Work, Salon - Denver, CO -2006
Totem, Hanzon Studio, Lakewood,CO - 2005
Stories in Stone, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO - 2001
Tales in Stone, Michener Library, Greeley, CO - 2000
Tales Written in Stone, Museum of Outdoor Art, Denver, CO - May / June 1999
Behind the looking Glass, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Oakland, CA - May / July 1999 OPS
Seven, Mackey Gallery, Denver, CO - October 1998
Encore, Temple Buell Theater, Denver, CO - 1997
Beyond Digital Imagery, Open Press, Denver, CO - 1996
Artopia, Denver Performing Arts Complex, CO - May 1996
Harnett-Hargrove: Spirits in the Material World, Art Space, Boulder, CO - 1996 OPS
35 Works, Out of the Blue, Juneau, AK - 1995 OPS
Kindred Spirits, with Lonnie Hanzon / Mark Lewis Wagner, Pacific Rim Gallery, San Francisco, CA - September 1994
Harnett-Hargrove: Celestial Bodies, Icaan Gallery, Manhattan Beach, CA - October 1993 OPS
Harnett-Hargrove: Installation, Pacific Rim Gallery, San Francisco, CA - August 1993 OPS
Shadow Work, Railroad Square Gallery, Waterville, ME - August 1992 OPS
Passages: Installation on the Passage of Death, Ghia Gallery, San Francisco, CA - October 1990
COSTUME DESIGN - selected work
Terpsicorps, NC - '23:
Cleopatra / premier - Heather Malloy dir.
SART, NC - ’19 Summer repertory theater
Flat Rock Playhouse, NC - ’18:
Amadeus / Lisa K. Bryant, dir.
Little Mermaid / Dave Hart, dir.
Indianapolis Opera, IN - ’17:
Barber of Seville / Jon Truitt dir.
Asheville Lyric Opera, NC - ’10/18:
Brundibar / Kristen Yarborough-Hedberg, dir.
Don Pasquale / Benjamin Smith, dir.
Cosi fan Tutte / Ruth Heuermann, dir.
Sound of Music / Kristen Yaborough-Hedberg, dir.
West Side Story / JJ Hudson, dir.
Young Harris College, GA ’12:
Jack / Gregory McGrath, dir.
Museum / Rachel Chaves, dir.
Altamont Theater, Asheville, NC '11:
costume / props / set Pete’N Keely / Sam Viverito, dir.
NC Stage, Asheville, NC '11:
One Flea Spare / Angie Flynn-McIver, dir.
Acoma Center, Denver, CO ’97 season, Artist / Designer in residence.
Ad Hoc Theater Company, Denver CO ’95 season; - collateral / costume / set:
Merchant of Venice and Macbeth / James Gale, dir.
San Francisco Opera, CA '87/'88 season - Milliner under Charles Batte:
La Traviata / John Copley, dir. with David Walker costume
Tales of Hoffman / Lotfi Mansouri, dir.
Salome / Nikolaus Lehnhoff, dir.
Berkeley Repertory Theater, CA ’82:
Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30
DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION - a cross section
Big Lily - illustrations for children’s book. - Kristen Yarborough Hedberg / author
Getty Images - 1998-Present. Stock photography available on CD and Internet, distributed by PhotoDisc, Artville, and PunchStock. - Partnered w/ Lonnie Hanzon
The Cat the Cat Dragged In -by Eve Babitz. Cover & inside art.
The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed by Seth Apter. Inclusion of words and art.
Trashion, Denver, CO -PrideFest / EXDO catwalk show of up-cycled costume fashion
RUNTWEAR & kiddie couture -est.’98 Upcycled / reshaped / rehatched children’s clothing.
Labels; Karmix / Housedress / Smartaschmata / Yougotayukata / Boroborokokoro
Christine Foley Knitwear, San Francisco, CA -Design of bright signature knitwear.
Palo Alto Black & White Ball, CA -Concept, design and execution of gala.
Groot & Mislove, NYC -Surface design for fashion fabric.
Hanzon Studio Inc, Denver, CO -ongoing. Selected work:
- Nieman Marcus - Dallas, TX -95th/100th anniversary Palladium Tree and windows.
- Pacific Place & Island Place - Swire Properties, Hong Kong -Large scale holiday decor and performance-puppet dragon.
- Renaissance Entertainment Corp. Boulder, CO -Product illustration, R+D, merchandising.
- The Rain Forest Project/Nature Company, MCA Universal Citywalk, Los Angeles, CA
- Environment for interactive store feature.
- Major Details, Berkeley, CA -Production Development for new retail concept.
Liquid Nightclub, Florence, Italy -Painting and decor installation.
Rosella Di Re / Il Punta Rosa, Florence, Italy -Design and execution of trade booth at Pitti
Casa / ‘Forte Di Basso’
Primary Productions, Santa Barbara, CA ’85/’90 -owner.
Large format photography, sets and props for themed events, R&D, building props, milliner and costume attire. Painting of backdrops and large flats.
Disguises Ltd, Bay Area, CA ’81/’87 -owner.
Costume and millinery design and fabrication, for private clients and performers.
Area Nightclub, NYC -Painting installation in pool for new night club concept.
Henri Bendel & Woods Restaurant, NYC -Window dressing.
Foster City Progress, CA -Staff photographer, darkroom work, ad layout & paste-up.
HONORS / COLLECTIONS
Museum of Outdoor Art, Denver, CO - Tales Written in Stone / The Raven
MOA, Denver, CO - Minotaur: There is the Shadow of a Monster on the Front Porch
Private collection, Law Office, Denver, CO - Parade
Private collections; across USA, Australia, Japan
Colorado Council on the Arts - grant recipient, 2000
Resident artist - AdHoc Theater, '95
Museum of Outdoor Arts, Denver, CO ’07-’09 -Design & Build, summer program for cross training interns -culminating into large outdoor theatrical event at the bandshell.
Morongo Valley / Palm Springs Elementary, CA - ’07, ’08 Art guidance & process.
Art-Mix -’05/ ongoing - Art enrichment & creativity workshops, day trips into the expressive arts to carry into the practice of life.
Parsons School of Design / New York City, NY
California College of the Arts / San Francisco & Oakland, CA