SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

1971 Born in Melbourne, lives and works in Sydney
1989 - 90 Pratt Institute, New York City

SOLO EXHIBITIONS – SELECTED

2009 The Kiss of Life, BMGART, Adelaide
2009 Flesh and Blood, Metro 5 Art Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Who you’re supposed to be, Hirokazu Degawa, Hillside Forum, Tokyo
2008 Written on Land, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney
2008 Have you become my body?, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2007 Seven Parts to her Heart, Hirokazu Degawa, Tokyo
2007 Set yourself Free, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2007 If the Air could Speak, Galleria Tondinelli, Rome
2006 Where Dreams go…, BMGART, Adelaide
2006 Borderland, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2005 “There is a place”, Metro 5 Art Gallery, Melbourne, 5th October – 29th October
“Because of you I see the light”, Metro 5 Gallery, Sydney Art Fair, October
2004 “Lost time”, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, 12 November – 27 November
“In a heartbeat”, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne, 24th March- 22nd April
2003 Nicola Townsend, Daikenyama, Tokyo, Japan
“The Clearing”, Greenhill Galleries, Perth, 10 October- 28th October
2002 “Lifting up the sun” Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, 10 Sept – 28 Sept
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2002 “This is love”, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne, 17 April- 5th May
2001 “I found the world so new”, Tim Olsen Gallery in conjunction with Amanda Wolfe-Daimpre, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 4th October- 17th October
2001 28 Charlotte St Gallery, London, England, 15 March- 7th April
Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne,10th March- 31st March
2001 “Good Luck”, Greenhill Galleries, Perth, 22nd May- 12 June
2000 “Belong”, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, 30th May- 17th June
“Hold”, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, 17th August – 2nd September
“The hand upon your Back”, Greenhill Galleries, Perth, 14th March- 4th April
1999 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, 3rd August- 21st August
1998 “Recent Work”, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
“Hopeful Prey”, Greenhill Galleries, Perth, 10th November- 27th November
1997 “Ghosts amongst the Angels”, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney, 12 August-30th August
1996 “Covered by the Rushes”, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney, 8th October- 19th October
1993 Crawford Gallery, Sydney
1990 Trinity College, Dallas, Texas, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2006 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2005 Archibald Prize,
Art Gallery of New South Wales, 30th April- 3rd July
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, 9th July- 7th August
Moree Plains Gallery, 13th August- 11th September
Cowra Art Gallery, 17 September- 16 October
Albury Regional Art Gallery, 21 October- 13 November
Victorian Arts Centre, 25th November- 19th February, 2006
2005 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, 18 March – 9 April
2004 “Post-Modern and Contemporary Australian Art”, Savill Galleries, Sydney,
17 April- 8th May
2004 Archibald Prize,
Art Gallery of New South Wales
2003 William Creek and Beyond ,Ballarat Fine Art Gallery touring exhibition,
Shepparton Art Gallery, Tamworth City Gallery, New England Regional Art
Museum, Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gladstone
Regional Art Gallery Museum, The Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra Cowra Art
Gallery.
2003 Savill Contemporary, Melbourne, 10 April- 11th May
“Don’t Look Down”, Daikanyama Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Art Miami, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Miami, USA
2002 3-person show, Bunkamura Gallery, in conjunction with Nicola Townsend,
Tokyo, Japan
2002 4x4 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Art London 2002, London, England
The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
First Birthday Exhibition, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne, 8th May- 16th June
2001 Art London 2001, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, England, 22nd May- 26th May
2001 Nicola Townsend, Tokyo, Japan
Landscape Painting, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
Hills Grammar Art Award, Sydney
2000 Meet 2 x 2, Tim Olsen Gallery Sydney
Ten Australian Artists, Australian high commission Singapore
Nicola Townsend, Tokyo, Japan
Kings School Art Prize, Sydney
Norvill Landscape Prize, Murrundi
Conrad Jupiter Art Prize, Brisbane
Fleurieu Landscape Prize, South Australia
Tattersalls Landscape prize, Sydney
1999 Millennium Art Prize
University and Schools Club, Sydney
Westpac Art Prize, SCEGGS Redlands, Sydney
Tattersalls Landscape Prize, Brisbane
Kings School Art Prize, Sydney
1998 Salon de Refuses, SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney
Painting is not Dead, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1997 Kings School Art Prize, Sydney
1997 Jeans for Genes, Gianni Versace, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Devoured by Paint
1997 Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
1996 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
1995 Exhibition with furniture, David Jones, Sydney
1994 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
Exhibition for David Jones Spring Flower Show, Sydney
1993 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
Salon de Refuses, SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney
1991 Gary Anderson Gallery, Sydney
1989 Mars, New York City

COLLECTIONS

Australian National Gallery, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Derwent Collection, Tasmania
Artbank, Sydney
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Macquarie Bank, Victoria
Ballarat Art Gallery, Victoria
Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria
Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Art Space Makay, Regional Art Gallery and Museum
Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra

AWARDS

2005 Packing Room Prize, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2004 Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2002 Finalist, The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
1997 Kings School Art Prize

COMMISSIONS

2004 Unfinished Journey, overseas project, exhibition and publication
2002 Queen Mary 11, London, sixteen paintings for new cruise ship
2001 Lake Eyre and Beyond, collaborative project involving ten prominent artists
for exhibition, a publication and print folio
2001 Burswood Hotel, Perth
2000 Chanel, Australia
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