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About me I am a visual artist from Australia, working primarily with painting and painting-based sculptural and installation work. As well as exhibiting in galleries and project spaces I keep a selection on view at home. Visitors always welcome – please phone or email in advance.
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63 Wardell Road
Lewisham NSW 2049
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+61 403 769 612
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Education 2011 BFA, National Art School Sydney
Solo shows 2017 Dither, Factory 49, Marrickville
Inner West Open Studio Trail, studio gallery, Lewisham
2015 No Denying the Concrete Imaginary, Factory 49, Marrickville
Marrickville Open Studio Trail, studio gallery, Lewisham
2014 Cannibals, Conductors Project, St James / Museum Stations, Sydney
Red Tape Amnesty, Factory 49, Marrickville
Gotta zip, Articulate Upstairs, Leichhardt
2013 The Planes, Office Project Space, Factory 49, Marrickville
Group shows 2017 Supermarket, Stockholm, Sweden
PAS, ZPAP, Galleria Kierat, Szczecin Poland
Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Marrickville
2016 Art Central, Conny Dietzschold, Hong Kong
Exhibition with Shane Drinkwater, Conny Dietzschold, East Sydney
The White Collection, Conny Dietzschold, East Sydney
Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Marrickville
2015 Conny Dietzschold Project Space, East Sydney
The Other Art Fair
, Central Park, Chippendale
Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Marrickville
F493D, Factory 49, Marrickville
Colour & Line are not Lies, West, Hazelbrook / Raygun, Toowoomba
2014 Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Marrickville
The Edge, Annandale Galleries
2013 Playing beyond the skin, GalleryEight, Millers Pt
Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Marrickville
Surely you gesture, Salerno Gallery, Glebe
2011 Graduate Show, National Art School
Pop-up show, NAS
Uncomfortable, on-site drawing project, NAS
Grid Project, student exhibition, NAS
2010 Cockatoo Island Drawing Week, student exhibition, NAS
2008 Marrickville Sketch Group, Addison Road Gallery, Marrickville
2007 Friend in Hand Sketch Group, Gallery110, Petersham
2006 Gyprock Kite, ShoreTime Restaurant, Norah Head
2005 Open Studio, Mary Street Studios, St Peters
2004 Studio show, AOK, Newtown
Fundraisers 2013 Stonevilla, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown
UP Studio Projects, Marrickville
2011 Stonevilla, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown
2007 Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick
Competitions 2013 Waverley Art Prize selection
2011
Sydney Olympic Park Residency Prize for Painting
John Olsen Prize for Drawing, finalist
Vortex Sculpture Prize, Stonevilla Studios, Sydenham Green
Commissions    2014 Domestic interior wall sculpture, private residence, Bellevue Hill
Hotel interior, Masseria Trapana, Puglia, Italy
Collections Private collections in Sydney, Christchurch, Fribourg, London, Lecce, Singapore and Warsaw.
Statement I regard my art as concrete and conceptual, each with a small 'c'. As much as I work with paint and canvas or colour and light, these have properties that suggest or dictate certain processes. In the rules that form around their materials, these processes act as a poetic grammar for the basic dialectics of human experience: absence and presence, coming and going, open and closed, concealed and revealed and so forth. The stuff of painting – placement, support, ground, surface, illusion and history – are all exploited for what they might trigger in the viewer’s subjectivity, so that what looks like “painting about painting” throws up art about life.
Often these works comment on their own premises, reaching beyond their physical and categorical boundaries as objects. A series of discrete paintings on gallery walls, for instance, will turn out also to describe overlapping planes stretching out in conceptual space; an old piece might be recycled as a new independent work at the same time as it documents its own previous life; or a sculpture will reveal itself as an iteration of the picture plane.