Gina Harrison is a North Carolina artist, graphic designer, musician, and arts ed advocate. She received her BFA in studio art from UNC, studying printmaking with Richard Kinnaird and James Gadson. Currently, she is a board member of Arts NC, the statewide advocacy organization for the arts and a member of the Chatham Artists Guild and the Durham Art Guild. She is past president of the Chatham Arts Council Board and one of the founders of the Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation. Harrison is the recipient of a 2010 Friend of the Arts Award from the NC Art Education Association and the 2018 Music Educator Advocate Award from the NC Music Education Association.
After studying serigraphy and itaglio printing at UNC, my digital works now are a kind of 21st Century printmaking. I explore color, line, place, and especially variation. Like time travel stories or musical variations, I create multiple and sometimes vastly different compositions from common source material. I use my camera as a visual journal—to document home, travel, ideas, and personal history. Some images remain primarily pictorial, others are captured essentially for color palettes used to create abstract compositions.