HARRELL FLETCHER
Portland State University
Chair, MFA in Art and Social Practice

For over ten years Fletcher has worked collaboratively and individually on interdisciplinary, site-specific projects exploring the dynamics of social spaces and communities. Along with this work he has developed a series of more personal and idiosyncratic pieces that take various forms - drawings, prints, writings, events, videos, and sculptural objects. Fletcher has created exhibitions at Gallery HERE in Oakland, New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, The McBean Project Space, Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, and The de Young Museum in San Francisco, Alleged Gallery in New York City, COCA in Seattle, WA; and PICA, in Portland, Oregon. In 2010, Fletcher collaborated with Wattis Institute's Jens Hoffman to co-curate The People's Biennial, a survey of underrepresented artists from across the US in the form of a traveling exhibition that opened at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's Time-Based Arts Festival. Fletcher received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from the California College of Arts.