Karissa Harvey's Fine Art on Display
September 28, 2012 – Laurita Winery is excited to have an exhibition of fine art by artist Karissa Harvey, a resident of Farmingdale. With your next visit be sure to take a few moments and enjoy a selection of Karissa’s artwork on display.
Karissa Harvey’s current body of work, “Sunbathers” features large colorful oil paintings of beachgoers on the Jersey Shore and in Coney Island. These portraits are based on black and white photos taken by her great grandfather with a hidden camera in the 1940’s and 50’s. She describes the people he chose to photograph as “big, bold and beautifully unaware. While Harvey’s paintings retain a voyeuristic and confrontational viewpoint, the unsuspecting subjects are also depicted as beautiful and genuine.
Karissa Harvey is an emerging artist from Farmingdale, New Jersey. She graduated high school from the Marine Academy of Science & Technology (MAST), in Sandy Hook, then spent the majority of her twenties living on the west coast. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California in 2011. Her first solo show in New Jersey was held at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, as part of their Emerging Artists Series. Her work has also been featured in group shows at the Ironside Gallery in Arcata, CA, the 1st Street Gallery in Eureka, CA, and Gallery U in Red Bank, NJ, as well as several student shows at Humboldt State University and San Diego City College. Her work consists primarily of figurative paintings in oil. Currently, Karissa has been painting from photographs taken by her great grandfather from the 1930’s through the 50’s.
To learn more about Karissa Harvey visit her websites,