Peter Harrap- From the current Dictionary of Art and Artists Post 1945
British Painter (born 1975). His grandfather a political refugee in 1939 from Romania. He studied at Camberwell College of Art (1993), Winchester School of Art (1994-1997). He was elected a Royal Academy Schools graduate in 2004 under Professor Brendan Neiland RA for his role as diector of Young RA(S).He studied lifedrawing under John Lessore (2000-2003) and established a School of Drawing and Painting at Leighton House Museum in 2003 which runs a continuing programme of life drawing and painting.
Peter 'creates the most inspired painting to reveal not only extaordinary skill, but also a profound insight into the modern world we live in'- Jennifer Murby Soloarte Magazine June 2004
'Interior with Lilies' (Collection Michel Roux) epitomises his early work. Although the human form has dominated his output Harrap has also executed some cityscapes. The Surfaces of these paintings appear complex and tangled offering frustrated and interupted views. A to B after Beckett and Slade Gardens (Collection Knoxville Museum of Modern Art , USA)
Collections:Emir of Bahrein, Michel Roux, HSBC, Laurent-Perrier
Selected Exhibitions :'The Figure Reinterpreted ', Dulwich Picture Gallery (1995) Jerwood Space, 'Bold + RAdical' , PLAY with Jake and Dinos Chapman and Bob and Roberta Smith.
(articles by Colin Gleadell, Telegraph, Louise Jury, Independent, Rachel Campbell Johnston, Times,)
The Dulwich Picture Gallery, "The Figure Reinterpreted"(1995)
The Bournemouth International Arts Festival (1995), Southern Arts.
The Gantry, "Appropriated Pasts" (1998), Two Person Show, Southern Arts
Leighton House "Agnus Dei"(Nov 1999).Solo Show
Arts House, 3 Dorset St. W1. (June 2000).Solo Show
'Business and the Arts' an Exhibition for HRH the Prince of Wales's lecture on the subject July 2001
'Mute: Silence and the Sound of Shutting Doors'. Arts House.3 Dorset St.W1.Solo Show. May 2002
'Mute: Silence and the Sound of Shutting Doors'. Fairfields Art Centre Basingstoke. Southern Arts. Solo Show. June 2002
Carlyle Gallery, Old Church Street. (Sept2002)
Studio Voltaire, 100, Arts Council, Clapham North(Jan -Feb 2003)
‘Stranger than Fiction’ Space@Backtowork. Laura Parker Bowles/ Charlie Philips of Haunch of Vension curated April 2004 with Natasha Kissell.
Jerwood Space February 16th - March 14th 2005, Curated and exhibited in RAdical Art.
'Another Product' part of The British Art Show 6 at Corner House Manchester organised by the Arts Council and the British Council, January 2006
Kew exhibition, Spring 2006 with a catalogue written by Sir Roy Strong
Chambers Gallery show, March 2006
On Freud's Easel, Rowney Gallery, September 2006
Chambers Gallery October 2006. ' The painted Nude' opened by journalist Joan Smith
January, 2007 – Color Elefante Galeria, Valencia, Spain (3-4 weeks)
March, 2007 – NY Arts Gallery in Beijing, China (3-4 weeks)
May 1-15, 2007– Broadway Gallery New York City, USA (2 weeks)
24London Hayward Gallery-Totally London touring show-24 Artists. Oct 2006 , Berlin, Wallstrasse 16, Mian Spazio Tashi Delek, Barcelona, Sala Maremagnum
PLAY at BEARSPACE@Cello Factory,Waterloo. Curated By Julia Alvarez organised by Peter Harrap .31st October -16th November 2007
Scope Miami with Gallery 10G
"Broken Promises" London Art Fair with Terence Higgins Trust, Jan 2008.
10G New York, show with Jill Gerstenblatt and Gallery 10G March - June 2008
Mash Up Joint show with Natasha Kissell,Hans Alf Gallery October 09
Art Copenhagen, Selected artists with Hans Alf Gallery October 09
Royal Academy of Art, Tennant Room October 2010- Jan 2011 Group Show Gabriel Coxhead-Nick Savage- Peter Harrap Curators, British Council, ICR
New York Art Students League October 2011, British Council, ICR Curated by Pam Koobs/Peter Harrap/Gabriel Coxhead
Lord Leighton Prize
Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Michel Roux for the Water side Inn at Bray
the Emir of Bahrein
Chairman of HSBC
Lynda Moss ( Kate Moss' mother)
David Fraser Jenkins- Keeper British Modern Tate
Natalie Reisson Vice President Art Advisory Lehman brothers New York, now Credit Suisse.
Knoxville Museum of Modern Art
Sam Harvey Booker Prize/Orange Prize listed author for "the Wilderness"
Lord Leighton Prize
Peter is married to Natasha Kissell with whom he has a daughter Lux Bella Harrap born 10.10.09
Hogbens Dunphy Damien Hirsts art consultants have invited Peter to be one of twenty artists repesented in their Artist First scheme .