British, b. 1973
The photographs and artist books of Cig Harvey, MFA, have been widely exhibited and reside in the permanent collections of major museums and collections worldwide. She was recently nominated for the John Gutmann Fellowship and was a finalist for the BMW Prize at Paris Photo and the Prix Virginia, an international photography prize for women.
A native of Devon, England, Harvey sees her photographs as vignettes that depict daily life in all its complexities. In addition to self-portraits, Harvey makes pictures of family and close friends to better understand their relationships. Her photographs are an attempt to legitimize her moments of uncertainty and to visually celebrate times of elation, when we are reminded that the world, in all its complexities, can be mind-blowingly beautiful. She uses color, gesture and space to seduce the imagination.