Henrietta Harris


Since graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auckland University of Technology, Henrietta Harris has steadily built up a name for herself with major commissions and clients that include Clients include Vanity Fair (France), The Department Store (Auckland), Karen Walker, BITE Magazine, Flying Nun Records, VERAMEAT, Coffee Supreme (New Zealand), Ruby (New Zealand), and many more.

She skillfully renders by hand immaculate hands, faces, brains, glaciers and more which have appeared in shows all over New Zealand, Australia, London and New York, on t-shirts, on record covers and in fine art print publications.

Her paintings often involved portraiture with a departure into the surreal with faces skillfully obscured and misplaced by the clean sweep of a brushstroke. She primarily works with watercolour paint on paper.

Selected Media.

  1. The Whimsical World of Henrietta Harris
    Interview with Ellen Falconer, The Big Idea
  2. Why Henrietta Harris Makes Beautiful Portraits - Then Defaces Them
    James Manning, Paperboy
  3. Wistful Thinking
    Henry Oliver, Sunday Magazine
  4. Landmarks and Features: Henrietta Harris
    Rosabel Tan, Pantograph Punch
  5. Next Gen: Henrietta Harris
    Artist Interview, The Department Store News
  6. Henrietta Harris' Gorgeous Distortion
    Interview with Laura Pulgarin, Portable TV


  1. Artists in Isolation: Henrietta Harris
  2. Stockroom at Sapphire | Part of Artweek Auckland
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  4. Art Week 2016
  5. Henrietta Harris, Gavin Hurley & Sam Mitchell | Rumours | Franklin Arts Centre
  6. An Occasional Rant | Female representation in New Zealand Galleries