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Robert Jackson Harrington

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Based in Austin, Texas, Taller de Harrington creates artwork from everyday materials that center on the concept of potential. Taller de Harrington earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Taller de Harrington has been included in exhibitions at the International Sculpture Center, Museo de Arte Juárez, The Contemporary Austin, Mexic-Arte Museum, Lawndale Art Center, and the University Art Galleries at Texas State. Most recently, Taller de Harrington has presented work at El Museo del Barrio in New York City and Wedge Project in Chicago, Illinois.


what we do

From the beginning, our mission has been to produce premium contemporary artwork in a more responsible and sustainable way. Therefore we integrate sustainability into every artwork shipped from our studio. As one of the world’s top organic art producers, we are certified to the highest level and are committed to an ethical sourcing of material and production.


Taller de Harrington uses only 100% organic ideas as well as recycled and reclaimed materials, and exacting in our standards of production. The precision and thought put into each artwork including weight, soft hand-feel, colour selection and space proportions ensures that we deliver premium artwork season after season, products that people love to live with.




MFA. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.


BFA. The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX.


Exhibitions and Projects


2022 Spring/Summer Season Collection, St. Edwards Art Gallery, Austin, TX.

All My Friends Are Miracles 2, Sow and Taylor, Los Angeles, CA.

People Places Things, Project V Gallery, The Internet.

Labor and Immigration, SFAA, The Internet.

A Wished for and Welcomed Guest, Co-Lab Project Space, Austin, TX.

staycation iv: (un)promised potential, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX.



Summer Collection-Jolly Rancher, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX. (online).

It’s good work if you can get it, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX. (postponed).

No Small Parts, Xolo Gallery, El Paso, TX. (postponed).

Now | Contemporary 2020, Art Room, Ft. Worth TX.



Long Past Midnight, Anthem Gallery, San Antonio, TX.

Useless Systems, Presa House, San Antonio, TX.

Flat File Invitational, St. Edwards Art Gallery, Austin, TX.

Clip: An International Exhibition of Works On Paper, Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, TX.

Expresiones en Esculturas/Expressions in Sculptures, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX.

At a distance # 3 , Wedge Projects, Chicago, IL.

work, practice, play, Clamp Light Gallery, San Antonio, TX.



The Accelerationist, Space HL, Houston, TX.

Why Annual, Northern-Southern, Austin, TX.

With regard to drawing, Lubbock Christian University Art Gallery, Lubbock, TX.

At a distance # 2, Harvester Arts, Wichita, KA.

All on the Line, Backdoor Biennial, Dirty Dark Place, Kyle, TX.



Fountain, St. Edwards Art Gallery, Austin, TX.

Bread & Butter: Milk, ICOSA Collective, Austin, TX.

En Bola, de stijl | podium for art, Austin, TX.

C wut stix, Bill’s Junk, Houston, TX.

At A Distance, Shift Space Gallery, Wichita, KS.



6th Chicana/o Biennial, MACLA/ Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, San José, CA.

The ArtSmarter Prize, Cris Worley Fine Arts, Dallas, TX.

Demons v. Saints, Facebook, The Internet.

TEXAS DRAWS IV, The Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX.



Impossible to tell, grayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX.

The IV Bienal Ciudad Juárez- El Paso Biennial 2015, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX & Museo de Arte Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, MX.

The Big Draw, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY.


Energy Cache & the Imagined Promise, Post Studio Projects, Houston, TX.

Goodly/Wicked, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX.



A Catalogue, Tiny Park, Austin, TX.

3rd Coast National, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX.

Lo de la Vida, La Galeria 77, Mexico City D.F., MX.

The III Bienal Ciudad Juárez- El Paso Biennial 2013, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX & Museo de Arte Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, MX.

Con/Juntos, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX.



the Development of Actuality, Co-Lab Project Space, Austin, TX.



NOW! That’s What I Call Art: Vol:1, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX.

Generator: An Exploration in Potential Systems, Gallery I, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Advanced Young Artists at Arthouse Exhibition, Arthouse, Austin, TX.

Universal Capable, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Houston, TX.

Group Hug, Pump Projects Satellite Space, Austin, TX.



Zine Library, Trouser House, New Orleans, LA.

Potential Modulations, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.

Material & deStructure:The Creative Alternative in Art, PG Contemporary, Houston, TX.

The People’s Gallery Exhibition, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX.



Postcard Show 13, The Lab, San Francisco, CA.

Teeny-Tiny Show, Birdhouse, Austin, TX.



Fresh Baked, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX.

Decoy,LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA.

Vernissage,Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA.

Ways and Means, 111 Townsend, San Francisco, CA.

Sound Device, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.



Grounded?, Southern Exposure/Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Graphic Content, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Continuing MFA Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

SFAI NOW, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA.

Widget, The Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA.



Three Strikes, The Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

The Value Show, 910 Texas, El Paso, TX.



Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ.

Rimscape3, Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, El Paso, TX.

Student Art Show, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX.

Que Paso en El Paso, Avant Studio Gallery, El Paso, TX.



Project Space Silo Exhibition, Border Art Residency, El Paso, TX.



2015, Honor of Excellence in Group Gallery Exhibition for Gently Fried, Austin Critics Table Award.

2006-08, MFA Sculpture Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute.

2005, Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center.

2004-06, Marguerite Loya Pearson Scholarship Fund for the Arts.


Curatorial Projects


Lost in thought, yet beyond our reach, Galerîa Cinco Puntos, El Paso, TX.

Flamin’ Hot, The Museum of Pocket Art exhibited at Fusebox Festival 2019, Austin, TX.



Friend of a friend, Pump Project, Austin, TX.



Sew Wasted, FuseBox Festival 2016, Austin, TX.



Gently Fried, The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX.

#ATXLoteria, Blackbaud, Austin, TX.



Dance Your Pants Off, Gallery at Canopy, Austin, TX.



Lauren Shults,, “Sustainable Reuse: Robert Jackson Harrington at St. Edward’s University Fine Arts Gallery, Austin”, October 26, 2021

Holland Cotter, New York Times, “El Museo Looks to Define ‘Latinx Art’ With a Major Survey”, March 25, 2021

Neil Fauerso,, “Useless Systems: Robert Jackson Harrington and Hector Hernandez”, October 25, 2019.

Paul Middendorf and Michael McFadden, Free Press Houston, “2017 Art in Review: 2 Fast 2 Furious”, January 31, 2018.

Neil Fauerso,, “Robert Jackson Harrington: “All on the Line” at Dirty Dark Place”, February 10, 2018.

Ashley Pryor, Art Alliance Austin, “Beyond the Bio: Roberto Jackson Harrington”, Jun 26, 2017.

Sam Anderson-Ramos The Austin Chronicle, “En Bola”, July 7, 2017.

“Best Curative Curators, Los Outsiders” The Austin Chronicle, The Best of Austin, 2016, November 11, 2016, 11.

Seth Orion Schwaiger, The Austin Chronicle, “Robert Jackson Harrington & Hector Hernandez: Impossible to Tell at grayDUCK gallery”, January 1, 2016.

Seth Orion Schwaiger,The Austin Chronicle, “Gently Fried”, June 5, 2015.

Caitlin G. McCollom, Arts & Culture Texas, “The Los Outsiders: A Curatorial Collective with a community activist flair”, June 1, 2015.

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, The Austin American–Statesman, “Sparking a conversation”, May 21, 2015, D1.

Andy Campbell, The Austin Chronicle, “Studio Visits: Robert Jackson Harrington” November 15, 2013, 31.

Robert Boyd,, “Review: Material and deStructure at Poissant Gallery”, April 26, 2010.

Janet Purcell, Trenton Times, “Inspirations of Young and Imaginative Artists on display at Grounds for Sculpture”December 9, 2005, G17.

Robert Holguin, Interview KVIA television, El Paso, TX, November 10, 2005.

Adriana M. Chavez, El Paso Times, “Art in the Dark” August 10, 2005, 3B.

Natasha Goldman, ARTL!ES, “SITEproject” Spring, 2005, 100-101.

Robert Holguin, Interview, KVIA television, El Paso, TX, January 15, 2005.

Kim Roedl, El Paso Times, “The Silo Exhibition” December 12, 2004, 1F.


Presentations and Publications

“E4 Artist: Robert Jackson Harrington” ATX Art Summit, October 19, 2021

“The 5th Dimension-Roberto Jackson Harrington” What’s My Thesis, October 5, 2020

“Coffee chat with Robert Jackson Harrington” Big Medium, Thursday, May 7, 2020,

“Changarrito” Mexic-Arte Museum, May 11-12 and May 18-19, 2019

“The Most Notable Paintings of the 21st Century (So Far)”, Glasstire July 16, 2018,

“Austin doesn’t love you Austin”, Glasstire, February 22, 2018,

“A Night of Powerpoint Lectures: The Misconception of Dimensions,” The Museum of Human Achievement, June 9, 2017

“Art of the Photo Op,” Glasstire, June 6, 2017,

“Crit Group, A new portrait for the contemporary artist,” Aether, fall/winter, 2015, 53-54

“A brief meditation on art and context,” Glasstire, June 21, 2015,

“Tom Sachs,” EUTOPIA, February 13, 2015,

“James Drake,” EUTOPIA, November 4, 2014,

“Excerpts from Trust Your Art Gut,” Glasstire, August 5, 2014,

“Art History March Madness Part 1&2,” The Contemporary Austin, March 18 & 25, 2014, &

“On the Table: A Conversation with Artist Robert Jackson Harrington,” Austin Public Library, Yarborough Branch, October 29, 2013,

“Sweet 16, 20th Century Visual Artist,” Texas State University, September 27, 2011

“Conversations at the Table,” Arthouse at the Jones Center, December 8, 2008