Mark Yale Harris

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  • Mark Yale Harris - Awakening III
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    Awakening III

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  • Mark Yale Harris - Bear Tango

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    Bear Tango

  • Mark Yale Harris - Mark Yale Harris Bronze Sculpture

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    Bear Tango

  • Mark Yale Harris - Mark Yale Harris Bronze sculpture

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    Caught

  • Mark Yale Harris - Chaos

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    Chaos

  • Mark Yale Harris - Mark Yale Harris Bronze sculpture

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    Close

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  • Mark Yale Harris - Close

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    Close

  • Mark Yale Harris - Crush

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    Crush

  • Mark Yale Harris - Mark Yale Harris Bronze Sculpture

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    Crush

  • Mark Yale Harris - Cupcake
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    Cupcake

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  • Mark Yale Harris - Dance Me to the End of Love
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    Dance Me to the End of Love

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  • Mark Yale Harris - El Toro Rojo

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    El Toro Rojo

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  • Mark Yale Harris - Free Rider

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    Free Rider

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    Free Rider

  • Mark Yale Harris - Hard Winter

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    Hard Winter

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  • Mark Yale Harris - Mark Yale Harris Bronze Sculpture

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    He Rode A Dark Horse

  • Mark Yale Harris - Lil' Longhorn

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    Lil’ Longhorn

  • Mark Yale Harris - Little Worries I

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    Little Worries I

  • Mark Yale Harris - One Trick Pony

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    One Trick Pony

  • Mark Yale Harris - Mark Yale Harris Sculpture

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    Perched

  • Mark Yale Harris - Refuge

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    Refuge

  • Mark Yale Harris - She Rides a White Horse

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    She Rides a White Horse

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  • Mark Yale Harris - Slug

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    Slug

  • Mark Yale Harris - Small Half Eaten Apple

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    Small Half Eaten Apple

  • Mark Yale Harris - Splash

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    Splash

  • Mark Yale Harris - Mark Yale Harris Bronze Sculpture

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    Sweet Whispers

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  • Mark Yale Harris - Mark Yale harris bronze sculpture

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    The Way We Are

    $2,200
  • Mark Yale Harris - Unbearable

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    Unbearable

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  • Mark Yale Harris - Mark Yale Harris Sculpture
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    Cupcake

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  • Mark Yale Harris - Horse of a Different Color
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    Horse of a Different Color

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Biography

Mark Yale Harris realized his true passion in the Southwest. Stone carving became his life’s work, as Santa Fe became his home in the late 1990s. He dedicated himself to creating in 1996, and with much to learn, the artist chose a mentor whom he had long admired to assist with honing his burgeoning artistic skills, sculptor Bill Prokopiof (Aleut, 1944-1999). In the spirit of the nation’s most recognized Native American artist, Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache, 1915-1994), Prokopiof and sculptor Doug Hyde (Nez Perce) took Harris under their wings and generously shared their immense knowledge, talent, and vision. Inspired by the geographical region and grounded in the wisdom of his teachers, he began feverishly creating.

 

Transitioning into the life of a full-time artist required Harris’s passion to become his profession as well. Prior to developing as an artist, Harris spent many years in the area of sustainable urban development (specifically real estate and hotels), a conventional career in which he was quite successful, but not fully satisfied. The transition into a wholly fulfilling trade, was both challenging and exciting. The artistic passion that had existed just beneath the surface of Harris’s long-established business persona was finally able to present itself in tangible form. He accessed the invaluable experience of his mentors, along with his own vision, to create an evolving body of work in alabaster, marble, limestone, and bronze, often combining different elements to bring forth a duality through creation.

 

Over the years Harris has continued to challenge himself as a sculptor, finding it important to continue learning and teaching. Several intensive workshops, including studies with Terry Allen, Jo Harvey and James Surls, have expanded his understanding immensely. Harris’s charitable endeavors have been numerous; he cites his work with Fine Art for Children and Teens (FACT) in Santa Fe, New Mexico as especially gratifying.

 

Harris’s sculpture has been included in 80+ solo, museum and international exhibitions out of the 250+ exhibitions outlined on his resume. One Hundred+ publications have featured his sculpture (books, magazines, newspapers) in the past years. In addition, ARTWORKinternational Inc. Press published Mark Yale Harris: Figurative Abstractions in 2010 and Mark Yale Harris: Untamed in 2011 as part of their Acclaimed Artist Series. As well, Mark Yale Harris, A Retrospective was published in 2006, updated and reissued in 2013. All three books document the important works created thus far in this sculptor’s career.

 

Exhibition highlights include: the Royal Academy of London; Marin MOCA; National Museum of Wildlife Art; Orange County Center for Contemorary Art; the Royal Scottish Academy; Monmouth Museum; La Grange Art Museum; National Sculpture Society; Roswell Museum of Art, Millicent Rodgers Museum; The Wildlife Experience Museum; Peach Arch Park International; Museum of the Southwest; Holter Museum; Masur Museum; Las Cruces Museum of Art; Chesterwood Museum; Palm Springs Art Museum and Austin Museum of Art.

 

Current works can be found in many permanent public collections, including: Hilton Hotels; Booth Western Art Museum – Cartersville, Georgia; Rock Resorts: La Posada Hotel – Santa Fe, New Mexico; Herman Memorial Hospital – Houston, Texas; State of New Mexico – Ruidoso, New Mexico; Four Seasons Hotel – Chicago, Illinois; and City of Roanoke Historic District – Roanoke, Virginia. Furthermore, Harris’s sculpture has recently been featured at the Open Air Museum – Ube, Japan; Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art – Biloxi, Mississippi; Polk Museum of Art – Lakeland, Florida, and The Village Green Sculpture Park – Cashiers, North Carolina.