Born in 1967 in Santa Maria, California
Currently lives in Portland, Oregon
Harrell Fletcher received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from California College of the Arts. He studied organic farming at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and went on to work on a variety of small, community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms, which impacted his work as an artist. Fletcher has produced a variety of socially engaged collaborative and interdisciplinary projects since the early 1990s. His work has been shown at SFMOMA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; the Seattle Art Museum; the Matisse Museum, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France; and Tate Modern, London. Fletcher was a participant in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and has work in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the New Museum in New York; SFMOMA; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Berkeley Art Museum; the de Young; and the FRAC Centre in Brittany, France. From 2002 to 2009 Fletcher co-produced the art project and participatory website Learning to Love You More with filmmaker and actress Miranda July. Fletcher is an associate professor of art and social practice at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.