Cig Harvey is an artist who uses images and language to explore sensory experience. Her practice seeks to elevate the experience of the everyday. Rich in implied narrative, deeply rooted in the natural world, her work is devoted to the topic of what it is to feel.
She is the author of three previous monographs; You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Gardening at Night, and You an Orchestra You a Bomb. In the spring of 2021 Cig will release her fourth book Blue Violet.
Her work has been reviewed and featured in The New York Times, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, The Sunday Times, The Independent, and New York. Cig’s photographs and artist books are held in the permanent collections of numerous museums and institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and The Ogunquit Museum of American Art. In 2018, Cig was named the Prix Virginia Laureate. In 2021 she is the recipient of The Maine in America Award, given by the Farnsworth Art Museum to honor an individual or group for their outstanding contribution to Maine’s role in American art.