Education

2000  Bachelor of Art, Visual Art with Honours, Australian National University School of Art, Canberra

1999   The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago USA (1 semester)

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014   Mountain Paintings, Neon Parc, Melbourne

2011   In the woods, Neon Parc, Melbourne

          Talking to strangers, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

2008  Love and babies OR Landscape of the Planet Tralfamadore, Studio 12 Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

           (The Emerging Artist Exhibition) Colin Biggers and Paisley, Sydney

           Twelve Disasters, Neon Parc, Melbourne

2006  Cave Painting, GrantPirrie, Sydney

            Dark shiny, Neon Parc, Melbourne

2004   Love letter, Mir 11, Melbourne

2003   All my days, tcb art.inc, Melbourne

2002   How come U don't call me any more?, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, Canberra

 

Commissions

2016   Bendigo Hospital entrance wall

2014   Veronika Maine Summer 2014 campaign

2013   Atlantis apartments, Port Melbourne

2010   Crown Metropol Hotel, Melbourne

2009  Crown Melco “City of Dreams”, Macau. 

 

Group Exhibitions

2018   Melbourne Art Fair
2014   Benglis 73/74, Neon Parc, Melbourne

           Spring 1883, Neon Parc at Windsor Hotel

           Abstract, Benalla Art Gallery, VIC

2013   Art & Australia Collection, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW

           Sydney Art Fair, Neon Parc

           But mostly air, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra

           Like Mike, Neon Parc, Melbourne

           Vibrant Matter, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria

           Sculpture Party, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

2012   Contemporary Australia: Women, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

2011    Global Backyard, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Victoria

           Erotographomania, CAST, Hobart

           New Psychedelia, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

           Neon Parc, Neon Parc, Melbourne

2010   This way up, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra 

2008   Gertrude Studios 2008, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

            Melbourne Art Fair 2008, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

            ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, ABN AMRO, Sydney

            Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, Geelong

            An Ever-Expanding Universe, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), 

2007  Studio Artists Exhibition, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

           The Shining Path, Carlton Hotel, Melbourne 

           Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

2006  One god, no masters, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

           Uncanny Nature, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 

           Kids Stay Free, Neon Parc, Melbourne

           Picture this, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, 

2005  A portable model of…, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria 

           Double-spacing, Dudespace, Melbourne

           re/thinking, BUS Gallery, Melbourne

           Are we there yet?… Phatspace, Sydney

           What if, Wedding Circle, Sydney

           Process Cave, KingsARI , Melbourne

           A portable model of…, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart 

2004  Address Book, BUS Gallery, Melbourne 

           Mixed Business, Seventh, Melbourne

2003  If U were mine…, GalleryWren, Sydney; Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka; and Linden - St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

2002  Snap, ANU School of Art Gallery

           Masters of the Universe, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka

2001   The Proposal: a survey of ideas, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Cube

2000  2000, ANU School of Art Gallery

1999   Festival of Contemporary Arts – Red Night at Heaven, Heaven Niteclub, ACT

1997   Salon de garage, residential garage, Canberra

 

Grants & Awards

2012   Australia Council for the Arts Skills and Development grant

2010   ArtsVIC Arts Development funding

2008  RIPE: Art & Australia/ANZ Private Bank Contemporary Art Award 2007 Australia Council for the Arts, Studio Residency, Tokyo

2006  Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Studio Residency 2007-2009

2002  ArtsACT project funding 

2000  Independent Competitions Group EASS Loan Acquisition Award

1998   IOF Westend travelling scholarship 

 

Publications

Melissa Loughnan, Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A-Z of Australian Contemporary Art, 2016

Shanley Cleeland, Abstract catalogue, Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria, 2014

Interview by Maura Edmonds, PRIMER online magazine, Feb 2014 

Kezia Geddes, short essay to accompany Mountain Painting exhibition at Neon Parc, 2013 (download pdf)

Jason Smith, But mostly air catalogue, 2013

Like Mike catalogue, 2013

Anthony Fitzpatrick, Tarrawarra Vibrant Matter catalogue, 2013

Leanne Amodeo, “Art class”, (Inside) Interior Design Review, No.73, Sept/Oct 2012, pp.44-45

Sebastian Moody, “Psychedelia now”, Art & Australia, Vol.49, No.4, pp. 614-623, 2012

Donna Holmes, “Setting the paint free”, Contemporary Australia: Women catalogue, pp.124-127., 2012

Fiona West, Global Backyard catalogue, published by Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria, 2011

Annemarie Kiely, “Analyse this”, Vogue Living, Nov/Dec 2011, pp.81-82

Dan Rule, In the Woods review, The Age, 2011

Linda Short, Talking to Strangers catalogue, published by Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2011

New Psychedelia catalogue, published by The University of Queensland Art Museum, 2011

Interview by Lucy Feagins, The Design Files: 17 June 2011 

Sarah Jones, Erotographomania catalogue, published by Contemporary Art Services Tasmania (CAST), 2011

UNFOLD: Inside the Arts in Victoria, online video commissioned by ArtsVictoria, 2011

Kim Brockett, Studio visit: Philip Stokes Studio Glass, clog: Craft Victoria's blog, 7 June 2011 

http://craft-victoria.blogspot.com/2011/06/studio-visit-philip-stokes-studio-glass.html, 2011

Shirvonne Sasman, Fjorde Magazine Winter 2011 pp.96-97 (download pdf)

TTT Lands album cover imagery, 2010

Dominique Hecq, Out of Bounds book cover imagery, 2009

M. Williams, Art & Australia magazine: Vol 46 No 4 Winter 2009 (download pdf)

Gertrude Studios 2008 catalogue, 2008

Holly-Mae Emerson, Investigating the nature of our ever expanding universe, Art Monthly #215, November 2008

Judith McGrath, An Ever Expanding Universe, Art Gallery Guide Australia, - Exhibition preview, July/August 2008, p.18-19

Ric Spencer, An eloquent stillness, The West Australian, 27 June 2008, p.7

Pip Christmass, Sky’s the limit for diversity, The West Australian, 11 June 2008, p.7

Z. Lyon, Colin Biggers & Paisley lend a hand to Australian artist, Lawyers Weekly.com.au, 2008

ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award catalogue, 2008

Clarissa Chikiamco, ‘Into the Fourth Dimension’, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces and Art & Australia Emerging Writers Program publication #13, 2008

Melissa Keys, An Ever-Expanding Universe catalogue, published by Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), 2008

ABC Television Sunday Arts, Artist’s Profile, Sunday 9 March 2008

2007 L. Elliot, Gertrude Studios 2007, MCV online review: http://mcv.ep.net.au/reviews-exhibition/gertrude-studios-2007-3.html

E. Colless, ‘Smart art, Australian Art Collector, No.41, July-Sept 2007

’50 most collectable artists’, Australian Art Collector, No.39, Jan 2007

Ashley Crawford, Uncanny Nature review, Eyeline, No. 62, 2006/07

Alex Taylor, Dark, shiny review, Eyeline, No. 62, 2006/07

Linda Short, The instant of lovetext to accompany Dark, shiny exhibition at Neon Parc, 2006

Mark Amery, ‘Hothouse flowers’, one god, no masters review, The Dominion Post, 27 Oct 2006

Rebecca Coates, Uncanny Nature catalogue, published by Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), 2006

Ashley Crawford, Uncanny Nature review, The Sunday Age Preview, 3 September 2006

Ruth Waller, picture this pamphlet and catalogue, published by The Australian National University School of Art, 2006

Christine Bradburn and Alicia Ritson, Are we there yet?…, catalogue, 2005

Jo Higgins, State of the Arts (www.stateart.com.au), May 2005

Geoff Newton, un Magazine, Issue 3, Autumn 2005 

Tristian Koenig, A portable model of…, catalogue, 2005

Madeline Kidd, ‘Finishing School’, Natural Selection (www.naturalselection.org.nz), Issue 3, 2005

Alex Taylor, 'Tapping the drip: Noel Skrzypczak and Guy Benfield', Eyeline, No.56, Summer 2004/2005

2004 Penelope Webb, 'Playing marbles,' The Age, 26 November 2004

Craig Easton, ‘What sort of business do you think you’re running here?’, Mixed Business, catalogue, 2004

Chris Chapman, Eyeline, No.53, 2003/2004

2003 Russell Smith, Muse, November 2003 

Ian Warden, 'Dogs' days glow in hallucinogenic colour,' The Canberra Times, 21 October 2003

Patricia Anderson, 'Natural Memento Mori,’ The Weekend Australian, 6-7 September 2003

Magdalene Keaney, If U were mine…, catalogue, 2003

Ruth Waller, SNAP, catalogue, published by The Australian National University School of Art, 2002