CountyPrince George's County
Artist StatementHarris’ printmaking process involves modifying his artwork by introducing two or more disciplines into one format, transforming two-dimensional prints into three-dimensional forms, combining of mediums, reinventing images by recycling past artwork into new identities. An example of this progression would be to integrate a traditional printmaking technique with a digital process, creating a hybrid and/or structural print, combining (lithographs, photo lithographs, silkscreen, etching, monotype and monoprint) and/or digital prints with hand-colored processes and/or surfaces like watercolors, colored pencils, pens, charcoal, paints, etc.
As a native of Suffolk, Virginia Winston W. Harris earned printmaking degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, (BFA) and Howard University (MFA). With grants in (2010, 2009, 2006, and 2005) from the Prince George Arts Council, Harris conducted artist in residencies and works with a selected group of established artists who assist with his growth as he strives to further his knowledge as a printmaker. His strategy has been to create a contemporary experiment in printmaking and to challenge his beliefs of conceptual breakthroughs related to historic and contemporary artists. He hopes from this inspiration he will continue to develop artwork of substance. His artwork is currently in collections: United States Department of State-Washington, DC, The Library of Congress-Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The David C. Driskell Center-College Park, MD, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities-Washington, DC, And The Federal Reserve Bank-Richmond, VA. etc...