bio

EDUCATION

1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting RMIT

1999 Studio Access Course-Latrobe Street School of Art & Design

Travelled and worked in Europe from May 2000 to July 2003.

2005 Graduate Diploma in Visual Art  Victorian College of the Arts.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1998 Studio 252 Flinders Lane Group Show

1999 Produced book of collages titled “Monacle” for Zine Show,
curated by Phil Edwards 437 Spencer Street.

2005 VCA Athenaeum Club Visual Arts Award, Vic

2005 Victorian College of the Arts Graduation Exhibition.

2007 Agendo Art Award Finalists Exhibition, Gardner Galleries, Richmond.

2011 “After Image” Napier Upstairs Gallery, Fitzroy.

2011 “New Acquisitions” St.Vincents’ Hospital Gallery, Fitzroy.

2012 “Where do we go from here?” Trocadero Artspace, Footscray.

2013 “My Word” Napier Upstairs Gallery, Fitzroy

2014 “Re-writing the Image: Text as art” Town Hall Gallery-Hawthorn Arts Centre

– curated by Marion Piper

2016 “The spaces are as important as the words” Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Collingwood

– curated by Veronica Caven-Aldous

2016 “The Commemoration” installation by Deb Bain-King at Yonder Art Space, Yarraville

(collaboration)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1999 “Human Weather” Big Mouth Café, St.Kilda.

“Great Breakthroughs in Darkness”, Wax Theatre, York Street Richmond.

2000 COASTER show, Union Club Hotel, Fitzroy.

2004 Studio Exhibition, 45 Chapel Street, Fitzroy.

2008 “Ideology and Reality” STEPS Gallery, Carlton.

2009 “Class of Consciousness” STEPS Gallery, Carlton.

2011 “Stratified Mantra” PB Gallery, Swinburne University, Prahran.

2012 “Polymorphic” Trocadero Artspace, Footscray.

2013 “Chthonic System” Five Walls Projects, Footscray.

2013 “The Aesthetics of Text” Carbon Black Gallery, Prahran.

2013 “The Floating Word” Rubicon ARI, North Melbourne.

2015 “Sublimation Cycle” Rubicon ARI, North Melbourne

2016 “Porous Amorphous” Project Wall-Town Hall Gallery- Hawthorn Arts Centre

2017 “Alchemical Text” Alternating Current Art Space – Windsor

2017 “Continuum of Variation” Black Cat Gallery – Collingwood

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2005 Finalist  Athenaeum Club Visual Arts Award- Athenaeum Club Melbourne

2007 Finalist Agendo Art Prize- Gardner Galleries, Richmond.

RESIDENCIES

2010-2011  Artist-in-Residence at St Vincents (Caritas Christi Hospice), Kew.

2015-Current  Artist-in-Residence at Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne
PUBLICATIONS
THE AGE newspaper, 11/04/00 “Here’s Cheers to History”.
The Melbourne Times, 03/05/00 “Riding High on the Coaster tales of History”.
INPRESS Magazine, 19/04/00 “Coaster Pot Art”.
Beat Magazine, 10/08/11 “Stratified Mantra”.
Melbourne Weekly, 10/08/11 “Stratified Mantra”.
Beat Magazine, 20/02/13 “Chthonic System”.

COLLECTIONS

St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne.

Private collections in Australia and Europe.