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Cherie Harte

Artist member since 2019
Pro
Vankleek Hill, ON

Cherie (b.1973) is a self-taught artist following in the tradition of Art Brut . Harte utilizes gestural painting techniques that juxtapose a character’s complex inner life with tangible expressions of naïveté and innocence. Her paintings trigger a blending of feelings that express the full gamut of emotions. She accomplishes this feat by tapping into her own life experiences, from the saddest to the most uplifting.

Harte’s characters are presented as childlike and playful; created through a meditative process that engages in an inner dialogue with the artwork. Although initiated by an arbitrary approach, Harte is methodical in her use of mark-making as a tool, she boldly scratches the surface of work.

Cherie Harte’s paintings present a cast of characters reminding us of our own fragility and strength.

Her ability to stir the rawness of our emotions, if we dare to engage, is the gift Harte has offered generously through her artwork since she began painting professionally over 10 years ago. Her characters invite us to connect with our inner selves, confront our discomforts, demand empathy and offer a sense of hope.

“My work transports me to this magical place. A space where social constructs and labels dissolve and all that remains is the essence of love, vulnerability and deep abiding connection often felt in childhood. It is a place where my memory and life experience meet my inner child and all of me can come out to play. A place where I can dive in and explore love, unity and the power of transformative work.

My deepest desire, my dream, my promise to myself, is to make the world a more inclusive and loving place. I believe love is contagious and creating art allows me to explore and amplify that love both in and out of the studio!”

Cherie's work is held in collections throughout Canada, the USA, England, Australia, China, Korea and Japan.


Work

You Are My Everything
  • Cherie Harte
  • 24" x 36" x 1.5"
  • $1888 buy — $300 try
Love It All The Way
  • Cherie Harte
  • 36" x 48" x 1.5"
  • $3777 buy — $570 try
I See Myself In You
  • Cherie Harte
  • 24" x 24" x 1.5"
  • $1333 buy — $140 try
Kiss Me!
  • Cherie Harte
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • $1333 buy — $140 try
Remember Who You Are
  • Cherie Harte
  • 12" x 12" x 1.5"
  • $377 buy — $50 try
Crazy For You
  • Cherie Harte
  • 12" x 12" x 1.5"
  • $377 buy — $50 try
Out of This World
  • Cherie Harte
  • 9" x 13.5" x 1"
  • $333 buy — $100 try
Be the Reason Someone Believes
  • Cherie Harte
  • 36" x 36" x 1.5"
  • $2999 buy — $300 try
I Open My Heart
  • Cherie Harte
  • 32" x 38" x 1.5"
  • $2666 buy — $266 try
Note to Self. I Love You.
  • Cherie Harte
  • 30" x 30" x 1"
  • $1999 buy — $300 try
I Start Each Day With a Grateful Heart
  • Cherie Harte
  • 30" x 30" x 1"
  • $1999 buy — $300 try
Love Rocks ME
  • Cherie Harte
  • 30" x 40" x 1.5"
  • $2666 buy — $133 try
Forever Young
  • Cherie Harte
  • 30" x 40" x 1.5"
  • $2666 buy — $133 try
WOW LOVE
  • Cherie Harte
  • 50" x 52" x 1.5"
  • $5444 buy
Icing
  • Cherie Harte
  • 52" x 50" x 1.5"
  • $5444 buy

Inside the Studio


Q+A

Favourite book

All About Love - Bell Hooks

What artists do you admire right now?

Frida Kahlo, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler

Describe your home in 3 words

Century, cozy and lively.

Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

Fun-loving, curious, modern

Coffees per day and from where

1 coffee a day from my Nespresso machine at home...unless I am meeting a friend at a small, local café.

How long have you been creating art?

I have been creating since I was knee high to a grasshopper! My formal art career began in 2016 with a group exhibit at Art Embassy Gallery in Toronto.

Upcoming Exhibitions
2022-05-01

Lloydminster, Alberta
Like A Mother

2022-05-23

Virtual Edition
The Other Art Fair

2022-06-18

Toronto, Canada
Riverdale ArtWalk

2022-07-08

Toronto, Canada
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2022-09-16

Toronto, Canada
ArtWalk in the Square

2022-09-22

Manhattan, USA
SuperFine Art

Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Toronto, Canada
Imagine Yourself, Spence Gallery

2019

London, UK
Gallery 101

2019

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo International Art Fair

2019

Los Angeles, USA
The Other Art Fair

2019

London, UK
The Other Art Fair

2019

Toronto, Canada
The Artist Project

2019

Toronto, Canada
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2020

Dallas, Texas
The Other Art Fair

2020

Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2020

Toronto, Ontario
Leslie Grove Gallery

2020

Toronto, Ontario
Art Alchemy

2020

Toronto, Ontario
Artist Project

2021

Seoul, South Korea
Hoban Atrium

2021

Seoul, South Korea
Plas Art

2022

Toronto, Ontario
LOVE ME! Solo Exhibit - Spence Gallery

2022

Busan, South Korea
Art Bama

2022

Toronto, Ontario
Artist Project

2022

Los Angeles, CA
Laurel Foundation

2022

Llyodminster, Alberta
Like A Mother

Accolades
2019

Rebecca Wilson - VP Saatchi Art
"Must See Artist" - The Other Fair Art Los Angeles

2018

Kate Bryan - head curator SoHo House International
selected as"31 Woman" exhibitor

2019

RebeccaWilson - VP Saatchi Art
"Artists to Collect" - Saatchi Art

2022

Saatchi Art
Women to Watch lead

Press
2019

Wall Street Journal
Tokyo International Art Fair

2019

Èric Bolduc XYZ
TOAF - Voir del'art

2020

Woven Tale Press
Cherie Harte - Essence

2020

Blog TO
Top 35 Artists to Watch

Residencies
2020

Artscape, Toronto On
Mothra

2019

Artscape, Toronto On
Mothra

Education

Self Taught

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