BA Harrington received her traditional training in the Cabinet and Furnituremaking Program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. After a decade of building custom furniture, she returned to academia and her studio art background, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an MFA in wood, and a Master’s Degree in Art History. She is currently Associate Professor of Woodworking, and Director of the Wood Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).
Harrington’s sculptural installations reference iconic early American furniture forms built specifically for use by women. Her largest body of work investigates the Hadley chests, a large grouping of dowry chests built in Western Massachusetts during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
- Indiana, PA
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