Richard L. Harrison
Dr. Richard Harrison has won numerous awards as an independent video maker, including a 1993 Emmy Award for his art/AIDS documentary, Drawing On Life. Drawing on Life screened at the 1993 Hong Kong Arts Centre International AIDS Film Festival and was featured in the exhibition "Significant Losses: artists who have died from AIDS" at the Art Gallery of the University of Maryland and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Harrison's videotapes have screened in festivals throughout the world. Other examples include
Tim Miller: Loud & Queer screened at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as a highlight of the 1993 American Film Institute National Video Festival.
The Space of Pottery: Ceramics of Paul Mathieu garnered a CINE Eagle Award; the National Educational Film Festival Gold Apple award and has screened in the Montreal Festival International du Film sur l'Art and the International Festival of Films on Art in Lausanne, Switzerland as well as a broadcast on the CBC series "Sunday Arts Entertainment".
Excerpts of My Queer Body were exhibited in the Whitney Museum of Art's recent "The American Century" show.
Harrison earned a MFA in Film and Television Production a the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Masters of Social Work at McGill University. He has taught at the university, collegiate, secondary and elementary school level.
Harrison received a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. His doctoral research was supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. He is a Registered Psychologist (#1855) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia and a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist. He currently maintains a full-time practice as a psychologist, and teaches at the University of British Columbia graduate program in Councelling Psychology.