Blakelee Harmon is an established artist based in New York City who has dedicated her life to creating work that bonds human souls. She developed her sense of composition first through dance, exploring movement and stillness, music and silence, light and darkness, giving and taking, boundaries and abandon. Blakelee attended Marymount Manhattan for a bachelor's degree in dance media where she also trained in oil painting and photography. She began using each of these mediums in tandem to explore concepts and inform the finished piece of work, and continues to use this method. Whatever strikes her in her daily routine is recorded and reflected in the chapter of each painting she is working on.
Blakelee believes that if you are truly present, the universe will expose specific messages that will guide each of us to a greater state of awareness. She believes it is each person’s responsibility to develop through constantly evaluating personal circumstances. . By sharing her own evaluation process for each painting, Blakelee hopes to connect with the viewer’s understanding of their personal life experiences and expose the complications of consciousness.
Blakelee has choreographed twice for Marymount Manhattan’s “Dancers at Work” showcase, trained with Ellen Robbins at New York Live Arts, and placed in the top ten at New York Dance Festival 2013 for choreography. She has had work in the online art room exhibit and was a featured artist in the NY State of Mind exhibit at One Art Space Gallery. She was also featured in Artist Profile Magazine. Currently she is contracted with NYA gallery in an artist booth where she is able to produce new work including large scale oil paintings, performance art, and installations. For the months of June and July she is consigned with 1st Dibs Gallery and Gallery 104, and is preparing for the RAW Artist Event “Arise” in August.