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Fields Harrington

Fine Arts

fields harrington (b. 1986 Brooklyn, NY) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice considers the blurring of boundaries between poetics and science. His work revisits the history of western empiricism and scientific systems, addressing legacies of violence as well as the enmeshment of science, racism, and ideology. By appropriating scientific processes and subverting their grammar, his desire is to relieve the black subjective experience from a legacy of historical violence. The weaving of artistic and scientific languages proposes the formation of a relational knowledge that recodes science through poetics. Fields received his BFA from the University of North Texas and an MFA in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program for the 2019-2020 year.