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CV 



b 1987
Newcastle Australia





EDUCATION


2015 First Class Honours, Bachelor of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Australia


2009 Bachelor of Creative Arts, Melbourne University, Australia





SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2018 Sucking Breath Jolly Lolly, Chapter House Lane Gallery, Melbourne


2017 Rhyming Stance,  TCB Gallery Inc, Melbourne


2015 Paintings for Performance, Fort Delta, Melbourne






GROUP SHOWS AND COLLABORATIVE WORKS


2020 ‘Crystalline Surfer’ With Rebecca Jensen, Blindside Gallery April 2020 (Postponed 2021)


2020 ‘Improvements and Reproductions’ Westspace, Collingwood


2019 ‘Glass Eye’ Lon Gallery Collingwood, curated by Adam Stone


2018 “Feild of Spring Onions’ Costume and video collaboration with Angela Goh for Mel X NYC Festival, Mechanics Institute


2018 Winter Sun, Daine Singer Gallery, curated by Laura Couttie and Daine Singer


2018 Winter Blues, Daine Singer Gallery, curated by Laura Couttie and Daine Singer


2018 Crowd Stance Dance, choreographed dance performance Rebecca Jensen in response to public artwork comission ‘Crowd Stance’ at City Square


2017 Real Life Fantasies, West Space Gallery, curated by Patrice Sharkey


2017 Pose Like This, The Substation, with Emma Collard


2017 Midsumma Art Prize Award


2016 Saturn Returns, Fort Delta, Melbourne


2016 Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, with Natasha Gabriella Tontey (IND) on ‘Angkot Alien’


2015 The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, with Briony Galligan on ‘Movement Behind the Backdrop’


2015 Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne, November 2015 with Briony Galligan, Amina McConvell (Darwin, NT), Sadat Laope (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)


2015 Benwell/Halpern, a wall mural in response to the collection of ceramics by Stephen Benwell and Deborah Halpern, Shepparton Art Museum


2014 Hatched: National Graduate Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, with Briony Galligan on Bell Ballet video


2013 Makette: An Exhibition showcasing the creative side projects of 8 designers, Design Institute of Australia, Melbourne


2013 One Night Stand, Cemeti House, Yogyakarta Indonesia


2013 The Poetic Everyman, Sangkring Art Space Yogyakarta, Indonesia and 2014, Darwin Visual Arts Association


2012 The Specialists, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne






RESIDENCIES, SCHOLARSHIPS, ACQUISITIONS AND COMMISSIONS



2019 City of Melbourne, Boyd Studio Grant (Jan - June 2019)


2017 Melbourne Metro Authority City Square Commission


2017 Creative Victoria Grant for Residency at Little House Gallery, Los Angeles


2017 Midsumma Art Prize Award - Winner


2016 Greville Street Mural Commission, City of Stonnington


2015 Residency at KUNCI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, ‘Angkot Alien’ Development


2015 National Gallery of Victoria Acquisition: ‘Movement Behind the Backdrop’ with Briony Galligan


2014 City of Moreland Individual Development Grant


2014 Uncommon Places, Readings Carlton, Commissioned Artwork for Melbourne Fringe Festival


2014 Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund - Professional Development Grant


2012 Dharmasiswa Scholarship Program, study at Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta