Kris Harzinski is an artist and writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the author of From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association. The book is based on the archive and website he founded to collect maps people draw for one another at a time when digital technology was rapidly making these maps less necessary. Additional projects include a series of limited edition, hand-made portfolios collecting small works by LGBTQ+ artists as well as a collaborative practice examining bromance and other cultural constructs of masculinity.
Exhibitions include NOWhere: Selections from the files of the Hand Drawn Map Association, curated for Arcadia University Art Gallery (Glenside, PA); Still Wearing Each Other When Alone, curated for Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA); as well as collaborative solo exhibitions including Arenalodge, Artspace (Peterborough, Ontario); and Pastoral Lull, Open Space (Baltimore, MD). Selected group exhibitions include the Institute for Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA), ashes/ashes (Los Angeles, CA), Pratt Manhattan Gallery (New York, NY), and Fjord (Philadelphia, PA). Additionally, he has organized and presented educational programs at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Free Library of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA), the Contemporary (Baltimore, MD), and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI). He holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania State University and a BFA from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.