- Harrison Love
- Harrison M. Love was born, in Bedford New York, in 1985.
He began his art education at an early age under the tutelage of his family who have a long standing connection to the arts.
When he was seven, the Love family moved to Brussels Belgium, where Harrison began his formal studies in the arts, at the International School of Brussels (ISB).
He returned to the US and continued his art education at the Norwich Free Academy in Connecticut, utilizing their large cast* collection for his early studies. Early work from his high-school portfolio was submitted to the 2004 Scholastic Art competition, where Harrison Love became the most awarded student artist in CT state Scholastic history, winning five gold keys for his portfolio as well as the honor of his major work, "A Changed World" (an illustrated accordion style book), being named "Best in Show." The book was later sent to the national gallery in washington where it was further awarded a silver metal.
Harrison went on to advance his art education at the Rhode Island School of Design and worked at Brown University for three years on the Harkonnen Program, which was later featured on the Discovery Channel in a special about innovative media.While attending RISD, Harrison worked extensively in advertising abroad, in Tokyo and in Shanghai.
After graduating in 2008, Harrison Love surprised everyone and began a solo expedition to remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon jungle, to study the cultural heritage of tribes living in seclusion, specifically the Ashaninca, Waorani, and Shipibo tribes. The specific purpose of study was to research the remote tribal customs of the oldest surviving tribes in the Amazon, living near uncontacted tribes close to the Brazilian border (these tribes made international news in 2008 on BBC, while Harrison had already begun his expedition.)
In June of 2009, Harrison returned from the Amazon to his family home in Connecticut, where he began preparing his artwork and research for galleries throughout the east and west coasts.Harrison Love is currently living in Manhattan, NY where he is working on another illustrated book, a "mythopeia," based on the heritage and mythologies of the remote cultures he was living with in the Amazon.After its publication, all proceeds from the book will go to support the land rights of the indigenous tribes of the Eastern Peruvian Amazonas.