Tripoli Gallery

Harmony Korine

b. 1973, Bolinas, CA

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Harmony Korine is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, author and occasional actor. He is best known for writing Kids (1995) and for writing and directing Spring Breakers (2012), Gummo (1997), Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) and Mister Lonely (2007). Bypassing the traditional brush and artist paint in favor of squeegees, leftover household paint, and masking tape, he creates loosely progressive images that echo the sonic and visual leitmotifs of his films. Solo and two-person exhibitions of his films, photographs, and paintings include Patrick Painter, Santa Monica, CA (1997, 2000); Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium (2000); “Harmony Korine-pigxote,” Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN (2009); and “Rita Ackermann and Harmony Korine: Shadow Fux,” Swiss Institute, New York (2010-2011). Korine lives and works in Nashville, TN with his wife Rachel Korine and their daughter Lefty Bell Korine.