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.
recent exhibition history
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
The Wild Ones // Women’s Cancer Resource Center Oakland California 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