Raven Harper (b. 1980)

 Raven Harper’s work explores the African American experience. In ceramics or fiber, Harper captures likenesses of Tupac and his mother, Smokey Robinson and Rosa Parks, connecting her present with a glorious and sometimes overlooked past.

Raven’s sister Shana Harper also creates at NIAD.

// Raven’s available work //


recent exhibition history

Hailing From Parts Unknown // organized By Curtis Turner May 2019 

Disability Changemakers // (traveling exhibition) San Mateo, San Francisco and San Jose County public libraries beginning March 2019

Talking Heads: Figuration From Northern California Ceramicists // Curated organized by Susan Alexander and NIAD Art Center Museum of Northern California Art (monca) Chico 2018

Guerneville // organized by Gerasimos Floratos and Ross Simonini NIAD Art Center October 2018

Talking Heads // organized by Susan Alexander NIAD Art Center 2018

The Handmade // Rock Paper Scissors Collective Oakland 2018

Woven, Mixed, Tied, and Attached: Fiber As Message // organized By Ramekon O’Arwisters NIAD Art Center 2018

The Witnesses // organized by Cliff Hengst and Scott Hewicker NIAD Art Center 2017

Affinity // organized by Tim Buckwalter Museum of Northern California Art Chico 2017

The Table Show // NIAD Art Center 2016

Curious Weave // organized by Ramekon O’Arwisters NIAD Art Center 2016

Raven Harper // NIAD Art Center 2016

Joyful Tidings Of The Golden Future Time, organized by Jon Shibata // Yali’s Café Oxford Street Berkeley 2016

DIS/PLAY // SOMArts Gallery San Francisco 2015

The Wild Bunch // NIAD Art Center 2014

Yes To The Dress Pop-Up Shop // organized by Peter Gravener NIAD Art Center 2013

Mud, Honey // NIAD Art Center 2013

A Light That Never Goes Out: Continuing Traditions In Abstraction // NIAD Art Center 2013