b. 1981 Penrith, Australia
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia
Harley Ives is a Sydney based artist. Working predominately with the moving image, his seamless video loops focus on the visual qualities of an image and are read more as a moving painting or visual score as opposed to any conventional narrative.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree from the University of Western Sydney in 2002, Ives worked as a co-director of the artist-run initiative, Firstdraft Gallery, and curated several video art projects in Sydney. He completed a PhD at Sydney College of the Arts (2018) and is now teaching at the National Art School, Sydney. Recently Ives’ work was included in the ‘Caught Stealing’ exhibition at NAS and in October his new work will appear in the prestigious Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship at the Sydney College of the Arts Gallery.