Auriea Harvey’s work combines digital and physical processes to create sculptures in physical space and mixed reality. Drawing from her extensive experience in net art and video games in the collaborative groups Entropy8Zuper!, Tale of Tales, and Song of Songs, she brings personal narratives and character development to her sculptures. Harvey begins her sculptural process by making scans from life. These scans mutate as they are combined with others from her extensive library: 3D models based on her own clay sculptures, works of imagination digitally sculpted, and artworks encountered in museums. The works draw heavily from Hellenistic art, not only through the appropriation of forms but also using its ethos of syncretism as a way of working.
Harvey sifts through artifacts of Western culture in order to find herself and traces of her African American diasporic lineage. These objects are hybrid products, made in Western Europe but borrowing from its colonies. Her sculptures make her influences evident and she fuses them with her own creations to reinvent, reinterpret, and retell new narratives.
The artist’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, MUDAM Luxembourg, and Rhizome's Net Art Anthology. Her video games and VR works have had international success, including exhibitions at the Tinguely Museum, Basel; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the New Museum, New York; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; and ZKM, Karlsruhe.
Harvey was curated into Christie’s Auction Proof of Sovereignty in 2021. She is the recipient of a Creative Capital grant and a winner of the Independent Games Festival Nuovo Award. She received an NYC.ital grant and is a winner of the Independent Games Festival Nuovo Award. She is represented by bitforms gallery.
Interreality: an expansive art exhibition bridging the traditional and digital art worlds through the presentation of works by 35 artists that span the physical-to-digital spectrum.
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