Artist and art instructor Geeta Harvey lives in Williamsville, New York. Born in India, she spent her early years growing up there and came to the United States as a teenager. Geeta made United States her home and has spent her adult life as a student, an artist, and a teacher while raising her family. She spends her time creating art and also writing about her art.
Geeta’s expressions are in the form of paintings, collages and relief paintings. She weaves her personal emotions and experiences and creates art that is conceptual and of universal thought. Her past and present are synthesized with the colors, textures and backgrounds of the east where she grew up, and the west, where she has been living as an adult. Thus a unique iconography has developed in her works.
Geeta has exhibited her art works in solo, group, juried and invitational shows. She has exhibited locally and nationally. Her art works have been exhibited in art galleries and in colleges. Along with producing and exhibiting her works, Geeta has been an art Instructor for thirty years, teaching children at all school levels and at a community college. Her teaching is remembered by her students and their families for years and has influenced many in their future creative endeavors.
Lecture and slide presentations at area art organizations, colleges, and teacher conventions have furthered the reach of her art to the students and adults around her. Geeta has had her articles published in an Art Journal. She has spent considerable time cataloging and writing about her work and published a book entitled “Ancestral Linkages –A Journey from New Delhi to Buffalo.” The book has over one hundred and fifty images of her own paintings and drawings. These are accompanied by a dynamic journal of the growth of her art as it developed across the years.
Following is her resume:
Work Experience and Lecture Presentations
- Art Instructor at the elementary, middle and senior high levels in the Clarence Central Schools in Clarence, NY. Instructor of painting, drawing, art history, photography, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, video, and computer art.
- Instructor of Art History at Niagara County Community College.
- Lecture and slide presentations at area colleges, art organizations and the New York State Art Teachers Convention.
- “Princesses and Princes” published in a national Art Education journal Arts and Activities; September, 1999 “I Offer you my Window,” published in Arts and Activities; April 1996
- State University College of New York at Buffalo
- Masters in Art Education
- Bachelors in Art Education Punjab University, India Bachelor or Arts
Geeta currently resides in Williamsville, NY and continues painting
- Solo Exhibition at Genesee Community College, in Genesee, NY in 2016
- The Sari Project Exhibit in Buffalo NY 2011
Solo Exhibition at Niagara County
- Community College, Niagara Falls, NY 2006
- Solo exhibition at the Arts Council in Buffalo; “Incarnations” October 2002-November 2002
- Solo exhibition at HSBC Center, Buffalo, NY; “Recent Works” February 1999
- Solo exhibition at the Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY -“Rituals” April 1998
- Solo exhibition at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University; NY- “Ancestral Linkages” November
- 1993-January 1994
- “The Future is Today”; Invitational exhibit at the European Museum of Art; Clarence, NY; Spring 2000
- 9th Annual Regional Artists Exhibition-Regional 2000 at Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Fall 2000
- National Juried Competition at Impact Artists’ Gallery, Buffalo NY; October 1999
- “1999 Invitational”, El Museo, Buffalo NY, May 1999
- “Convergence ” ’99, Carnegie Art Center, Tonawanda, NY; January 1999
- “Fragments”, Agora Gallery, New York City; Junel997
- “Heart/Mind Reflections,” Agora Gallery, New York City; November 1995
- “45th Western New York Exhibition”, Albright Knox Art Gallery; Buffalo, NY; Summer 1994
- “Paths and Byways,” invitational show at the Kenan Center;Lockport, NY; Summer 1994
- “44th Western New York Exhibition”, Albright Knox Art Gallery-; Buffalo, NY; Summer 1992
- “Art and the Woman Artist,” international exhibition at Clary Miner Gallery; juried by Barbara Haskell,
curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; 1991
- “National All on Paper;” juried by Barbara Haskell, of the Whitney Museum of American Art; 1987 “Area Artist Collection Exhibits,” Member’s Gallery of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; 1988 to 2002
Honors and Awards
- Woman of the Arts Award for 2008 – received in June 2008 in Buffalo, NY
- First Place Award at the Women’s National Exhibit, February 2008
- Award of Excellence at the Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit – May 2004
- Award of Excellence at the Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit: May 2003
- Listed in Who’s Who Among Americas Teachers; 2002
- Award of Excellence at the Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit; May 2000
- Award of Excellence at the Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit; May 1997
- Second place Award from the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society; Spring 1996
- Selected for Who’s Who Among International Professional and Businesswomen
- First Place, Annual Amherst Society of Artists Exhibit; 1992
- Jurors Special Mention Award, International Exhibit “Art and the Woman Artist;” 1991
- Recipient of WNED-TV Mini-grant for the use of video technology in teaching art
- Recipient of awards at the former AAO and Clary Miner Galleries
- Painting selected for Catalog Show of Western New York Artists; 1986
- Recipient of a New York Foundation of the Arts grant for media studies to Clarence Central Schools