Biography

 

I began playing with sculpture and painting and have always been a little obsessed with the absurd. I collect human hair and old blow flies. 

 

In 1996 after completing a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University, I began using photography and mixed media. My work continues to explore the absurdity of being human, more recently focusing on notions of loss and desire.

 

My other passion is teaching. I have lectured at Swinburne University, the ACU Melbourne and have been lecturing at Photography Studies College Melbourne since 1990. I teach visual and conceptual development and I am currently the first year coordinator, Bachelor of Photography course.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Born

Melbourne, Australia

 

Education

 

 
1995 - 1997

Master of Fine Art

RMIT University Melbourne, Australia.

 

1980 - 1983

Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts)

Melbourne University, Australia.

   

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2018

ChiaroScuro, West End Art Space, Melbourne

2012

 

2011

Forevermore, Mailbox 141, Melbourne.

Ode, Langford120, Melbourne.

Best Before, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.

2003 Frozen, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.
2001 Forme, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.
1999 Cutwork, works on paper, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.
1998 Get Gorgeous, City Art Public Space Transport Shelters, Melbourne.
1997 The Fourth Wall, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.
1995 Paintings, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.
1985 Animations, Devise Gallery, South Melbourne.
   

Selected Group and Award Exhibitions

 

2018

Edge, curated by Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco, Langford120, Melbourne

2017

Scheme 5: Garden, a collaborative project with Wilma Tabacco, Liliana Barbieri, Susan Knight and Trevor Mein. Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

All Teeth and Swagger Red Gallery, Melbourne

2016

TXT, a collaborative project with Anat Cossen. Red Gallery, Melbourne

2015

Intersection. The Art of Motherhood, Red Gallery, Melbourne.

2014

Photo Compedium Australia, curated by Mary Meyer, Spot 81 Gallery Sydney.

2013

Re: The Body 2, Curated by Irene Barberis. Langford120, North Melbourne

2012

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme Four - Bathroom/Laundry, Langford120 North Melbourne.

Artecycle Art Prize, Incinerator Gallery Melbourne.

2009

Darebin La Trobe Art Prize, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne.

2008

Fictions, Gippsland Centre for Art & Design presented by Monash University Museum of Art

Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize

The Substation Arts Centre, Newport.

2007

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme Two – Kitchen, Linden Gallery, St Kilda.

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme Three – Living Room, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick.

2005

Parallax, Maroondah Gallery, Ringwood.

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme One – Bedroom, Fortyfivedownstairs Melbourne.

Morning Glory, Pain and Death: Politics, Aesthetics and Legalities Conference, ANU, Canberra. Collaboration with Dr Lynn Savery.

2004 Seeing Red, Maroondah Art Gallery, Ringwood.
2001 ?Lost & Found, Immigration Museum Melbourne.
2000

A Matter of Distance, Linden Gallery St Kilda.

Celebrating the Exquisite Corpse, Bendigo Art Gallery Victoria.

The Hutchins Art Award, for works on paper, Tasmania.

1999

National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

Nillumbik Art Award, Eltham Victoria.

1998

Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair,

Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne.

DecorArt Linden Gallery St Kilda.

Making Waves, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy.

Overview, Linden Gallery St Kilda.

1997

The Post Postcard Show, Linden Gallery St Kilda.

Selected Works, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy.          

Nillumbik Art Award, Eltham Victoria.

1996 Strata, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall.
1994

Summer Show 94, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy.

Out West,  West Space, Footscray.

 

Selected Interviews, Reviews and Publications

 

2016

Imago Mundi - Looking Down Under. Contemporary Artists from Australia, with text by Luciano Benetton, Rosa Maria Falvo, Chris McAuliffe.

2014

Photo Compendium Australia, Bob Kersey and Mary Meyer

2009

Darebin-LaTrobe Art Prize, Exhibition Catalogue.

2008

Fictions, Exhibition Catalogue Gippsland Centre for Art & Design presented by Monash University Museum of Art. Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Exhibition Catalogue.

2007

Dr Robert Nelson, Show Your Wit But Not Your Poetry

The Age newspaper, 29.08.07

Fiona Capp, If You Can’t Stand The Heat,

The Age newspaper, 18.08.07 

Gabriella Gomersall, Il Globo newspaper, August 2007

Edwina Bartlem, Interview, Trouble Issue 41 Nov 2007

Fiona Capp, The Living Room - catalogue essay.

2005

Maggie Scott, Between The Sheets - www.devoid.com

Nanette Carter, Parallax -catalogue essay

C. Gonzalez, Maroondah Life, 09.06.05

G.G. Hubbard, Il Globo newspaper, 28.07.05

Irene Crusca, Room – A Series of Schemes:

Scheme One Bedroomcatalogue essay,

2003 Lynn Savery,  Frozen -catalogue essay
2001

Monument – Architecture and Design June/July 2001

Jeff Makin, The Herald-Sun newspaper, 30.04.01

Peter Timms, The Age newspaper, 14.05.01

2000

Cynthia Troup, Un Glossario/A Glossary - catalogue essay - Cutwork

Celebrating the Exquisite Corpse - catalogue essay, Bendigo Art Gallery Victoria.

Cynthia Troup, A Matter of Distance- catalogue essay

1998 Zinta Jurjans Heard, Wall to Wall The Age newspaper, 02.09.98
1995 Dr Robert Nelson, The Age newspaper, 12.04.95
1985 Kim Martin, The Age newspaper, 12.03.85

 

Grants

 

2007

1998           

1985           

Moreland City Council Project Grant.

Pat Corrigan Artists Grant.

Craft Board of the Australia Council,

Work Development Grant.