Harley Lafarrah Eaves

    My work lies in the same bedroom as the psychedelic and camp aesthetic that promotes confusion while postulating equality. Along with it lie drug folklore, love, occult conspiracies, and cultural phenomena. It is as if the work were Fox Mulder, from the popular FOX network show The X-Files, as an angst-ridden teenager sitting in a bedroom filled with bong smoke, Christmas lights, psychedelic posters, succulent plants, with odd ceramic sculptures littering the window sill, who is trying to impress his partner Dana Scully by playing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon while the M.G.M. production of The Wizard of Oz plays in the background

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Harley Lafarrah Eaves

Lafeeaves@gmail.com

Education:

2016-2018 MFA Graduate Sam Fox School, Washington University of St. Louis, St Louis MO. 2002-2006 Kansas City Art Institute BFA Graduate

Kansas City, MO

Teaching Positions: 

2020

Adjunct Lecturer at Sam Fox School of Art and Design - Washington University of St. Louis, St Louis MO. Printmaking, 2D Design

2019
Adjunct Lecturer at St Charles Community College, St Charles, MO. Art Appreciation, Studio Practice

 

 

Exhibitions:

2020

- ACharmAgainstAllThat

Project Plus Galley Saint Louis, MO

2019

- Winter Group Show

Houska Gallery Saint Louis, MO

- Secret Santa Winter Group Show

Guerrero Gallery San Francisco, CA

- I Also Believe In Ghosts (solo show)

Park Life Gallery San Francisco CA

2018

- Girl / Boy Hyper-Nation

Granite City Arts and Design District (GCADD) Granite City, IL

- Expo Chicago

W/ Zolla-Lieberman Booth #371 Chicago, IL

- A Fools Journey

BBQLA

Traveling Group Show Starting in Los Angeles, CA

- Washington University in St, Louis

Sam Fox School of Art and Design MFA Thesis Exhibition Kemper Art Museum
 St. Louis, MO

2017

- Winter Group Show, Hashimoto Gallery San Francisco, CA

- Out Of Body,

PS8 Gallery California College Of The Arts San Francisco, CA

- Slightly Sleepy Love, Grease Three
 St. Louis Mo

- As It Is,

Good Mother Gallery Oakland, CA

- Heat Wave,

Granite City Arts and Design District (GCADD) Granite City, Il

- Tropical Hot Dog Night, BBQLA
 Los Angeles, CA

2016

- How High? (A group show curated by Ryan Travis Christian & Travis Fish) Left Field Studios,
 San Luis Obispo, CA

- Non Sequitur, (Solo Show) Cordesa Fine Art,
 San Francisco, CA

2015


- Miami Projects 2015, with K Imperial, Miami, FL

- Gatherings and Conversations, Guerrero Gallery
 San Francisco, CA

- Irving Variety, Guerrero Gallery Pop Up San Francisco, CA

- Hunky Dory,

K Imperial Fine Art Gallery San Francisco, CA

- Warm Blood, Innocnts Gallery Los Angeles, CA

- Jug Life, A Still Life Show, (curated by Andrew Schoultz and Patrick Martinez) Park Life Gallery
 San Francisco, CA

- New Normal 2, Guerrero Gallery Pop Up Oakland, CA

- Art Auction to Benefit Artist # 2 Incline Gallery
 San Francisco, CA

2014
- All of Us Together, Guerrero Gallery San Francisco, CA

- Champagne,

Verge Center For the Arts Sacramento, CA

2013

- Among Dreams, (Solo Show) Project Room at Guerrero Gallery San Francisco, Ca

2012

- Season Opener! Group Show, Guerrero Gallery


San Francisco, Ca

- More Light, (Split show with Francesco Igory Deiana) Park Life


San Francisco, Ca

2011

- Oh.,


Bell Jar

San Francisco, Ca

2010

- Weight Perception, (Curated By Andrew Schoultz) Guerrero Gallery

San Francisco, Ca

- Missed Connections, Bell Jar
 San Francisco, Ca

2009

- And A Wolf Shall Devour the Sun, (solo show) Gallery Three
 San Francisco, Ca

Professional Experience:

Teaching-

2020

Adjunct Lecturer at Sam Fox School of Art and Design - Washington University of St. Louis, St Louis MO.

Printmaking - Taught students printmaking processes in the studio, transferred to online teaching during COVID-19 worked with students on printmaking practices at home, and mail art project

2D - Design - Taught and lectured about Gestalt Principles, Rules of Thirds, and Color Theory in relation to core two dimensional work. Transferred to online teaching during COVID-19 worked with students to develop projects based off poems and readings that primarily centered around philosophies of color theory.

2019
Adjunct Professor at St Charles Community College

Art Appreciation - Taught two lecture courses on art history from prehistoric into contemporary for non art majors.

Adjunct Professor at St Charles Community College

Sophomore Studio Class - Was one of four teachers that helped prepare Sophomores to transfer into universities and or generally teach them tools to be a working studio artist. My portion was on pricing, contracts, and building and maintaining a website.

Teaching Assistant-

2018

Sam Fox School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis.

Buzz Spector’s Shopping class- Guest lectured on Hauntology, and assisted Buzz Spector on research,

and general lectures throughout the semester.

2017

Sam Fox School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis.

Tom Reed’s Studio Printmaking- Assisted Tom Reed in demonstrations on a variety of printmaking

methods, helped students print their work and run the presses. Assisted Tom Reed in running group

critiques, and answering weekly emails where the students would look up artist and write a response to the work.

Guest Lecturer and Critic-

Sam Fox School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis.

2018

Invited by Cheryl Wassenaar, for her Capstone Class Methods and Context 1 Gave a slide lecture of work, participated in a panel discussion with other artist on how to manage studio time, and met with individual students for critiques.

Artist Talk -

Open Studio Artist Talk with St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum

2018 Participated in a discussion led by Assistant Curator Misa Jefferies on my work in relation to Hauntology, contemporary movements, sewing and felt tapestries, and painting.

Visiting Artist and Lecturer -

Kansas City Art Institute

2018

Was invited by Laura Berman to give an Artist Talk on my work for the Painting and Printmaking departments respectively, Worked with the sophomores to develop a series or “Exquisite Corpse” etchings, Conducted studio visits and Critiques with the Juniors and Seniors in the Printmaking Department.
Visiting Artist Lecturer

University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts

2018

Was invited by Professor Andrea Stanislav to discuss my practice and studio work to her Sculpture and Instillation class. Gave a slide lecture and visited with students for critiques.
Publications: Online:

Print

New American Paintings: Midwest, Issue #137

New American Paintings: 2017, MFA Annual, Issue #129

Online:

Juxtapos Magazine. PAINTING: Winter Group Show First Annual Winter Group Show. Â Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery, San Francisco, CA:

November 27, 2017.
Juxtapoz Magazine. PAINTING: As It Is A Four Person Exhibition: Lena Gustafson, Harley Eaves, Lillye Hope, and Egle Zvirblyte. Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA: June 14, 2017.

Juxtapoz Magazine. PAINTING: Harley Lafarrah Eaves NON SEQUITUR Cordesa Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Â May 05, 2016.

Juxtapoz Magazine. PAINTING: More Light: Two-Person Show Francesco Delana and Lafe Harley

Eaves.

Park Life Gallery,

San Francisco, CA: February 22, 2012.

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