Schel Harris works in both two-dimensional painting and graphics as well as three-dimensional, mixed-media sculpture. Largely self-taught, Harris uses his creative skills in many different areas including film and stage production, signage and display, photography, painting, illustration, book design and robotic sculpture.
Since moving to Portland in 2007, he has participated in several group and solo exhibitions, including one at Disjecta. He proposes to create small and large automatons (robotic animal sculptures), and shadowbox pieces. He is committed to using art to bring attention to issues of waste and excessive consumption.