Harney describes her art style as a "dynamic juxtaposition of images and fragmentation," a self-described kaleidoscope, combining colors and shapes to create something new.
"I try to create something that makes a statement; something that when you walk into a room, you notice it."
Harney cites such artists as Fred Tomaselli, Glen Goldberg, Janet Fish, James Rosenquist, and her high school art teacher Chris Murray as her biggest influences. Harney is also a member of the Evolutionary Girls Club, an art organization based in Western New York, and has exhibited her work solo at both the VARGA gallery in Woodstock and the Daily Grind CafE in Troy. She has also done duet and group exhibitions at the Mamaroneck Artists' Guild in Larchmont, Eagle Crest Winery in Conesus, and at Bad As Art and the Eba Gallery, both in Albany.
Now, Harney is set to take on the next chapter in her life, as she will attend Penn State this fall in order to obtain her master's degree, and will teach classes at the college as well. From there, her plans are as blank as the canvas on which she paints.
"As long as you love what you do, then nothing else mattersI think if you're happy and you love what you do, you'll find a measure of success."
For more information on Erica Harney and to see more of her work, visit her Web site at www.ericaharney.com.""