Joan Ross Biography

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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2014 We love your sunburnt country, Michael Reid Berlin
2013 Touching other peoples shopping, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2012 The claiming of things, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
BBQ this Sunday, BYO, Bett Gallery Hobart
MFA Exhibition, COFAspace, College of Fine Arts Paddington
2011 BBQ this Sunday, BYO, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2010 Joan Ross: Enter at your own risk, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
Meet Joan Ross, The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba
I don’t think I can see you anymore, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle
2008 Come a little closer, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2007 The knitted brow, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2006 Fur for instance, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney
2005 Pelt, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Afraid Not, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Sydney
Like pulling hair from butter, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2004 OH MY GOD, Out of Gallery, Nepean Hospital, Kingswood
Preoccupied. St Bartholomew’s Church. Prospect
2001 Flag Installation (with Pamela Croci), Katoomba
1998 WANTING, Plastic and Fur pictures, Gitte Weise, Sydney
1996 Performance protest & exhibition-on-self, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1993 Small Paintings. National Trust Centre, S.H. Ervin Gallery,
1989 Solo Exhibition, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
EMIT, Contemporary art that glows, Capel off Chapel, Pahran Melbourne
Colonial grab, New Video Work, Micheal Reid Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair
SOUTH Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
MicroParks, Performance Space (upcoming May)
Desire, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
For Lease, Breezeblock Sydney
Nature/Nurture, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Striking Contrasts at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery


2013
Australian Voices, Fine Art Society Contemporary London
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize,
Please allow me to introduce myself, Strange Neighbours Melbourne
Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre
UNREAL, Tully Arnots MCA ArtBar, MCA Sydney
Oi! Wellington Street Projects, Sydney
Blake Prize for Religious Art, Galleries UNSW, Sydney
Sydney Art Fair, Michael Reid Gallery
Dot Gif, DNA Projects, Sydney.
Plan B: Bathurst Regional Gallery.
Close to Home, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
Fundraising print edition First Draft Gallery, Sydney
Birdbath, Utopia Gallery, Sydney.
The claiming of things, Mars Gallery, Melbourne.
Birds, Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest.

2012
Wonderland: New Contemporary Art from Australia, curated by Antoanetta Ivanova, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
Panorama, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Sydney
Hello Dollies, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney
The Isle of Many Waters, Tasmania, Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.
Cut with a kitchen knife, NETS Victoria touring exhibition at Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Melbourne
Redlands Westpac Art Prize The National Art School Gallery, Sydney.

2011
I was here, The Lock-up Cultural Centre, Newcastle
Shelf Life, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize 2011: Life is risk / Art is risk, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
RBS Emerging Artist Award, Sydney
gbk @ KIAF, Seoul, Korea
The New Arcadia, Lismore Regional Gallery
Art Through the Ages: The bog from when we came, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
[email protected] Kong Art Fair
heads, Utopia Art Gallery, Sydney
Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2010 Shelf Life, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
SUPPORT, Shapiro Gallery, Sydney
gbk @ Melbourne Art Fair
Still Life, FBi Radio art auction, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer, Newcastle Region Art Gallery
HIDDEN: A ROOKWOOD SCULPTURE WALK, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney
Constellations: A Large number of Small drawings, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
Sydney One Minutes, One Minutes Foundation Exhibition, Shanghai World Pavilion, Shanghai

2009 a fairy's tail, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Sydney
I’m worst at what I do best, Parramatta Artist Studios, Sydney
Art on Paper – The 2009 Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Gallery, Sydney
RBS Emerging Artist Award, Sydney
58th Blake Prize, National Art School, Sydney

2008 Beastly, MOP Projects, Sydney
Trees for Children, collaborative Christmas tree with M.P. Malcolm Turnbull, Customs House, Sydney
The Year of the Bird, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Sydney
Lines in the Sand: Botany Bay Stories from 1770, Hazelhurst
Regional Gallery, Sydney
BAZAAR 08, Terminus Projects, Sydney
gbk @ Melbourne Art Fair

2007 2007: The Year in Art, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
CURRENT – sculpture projects in the River City, Parramatta City Council, Sydney
2007 gbk @ Silvershot, Silvershot, Melbourne
Blood Lines: Art and the Horse, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Art and Humour Too, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
The Coloured Digger, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
Regarding Retro, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
L’Australia Immaginata, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy
Drawing Together, National Archives of Australia, Canberra
Living Elvis, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

2006 The Idea of the Animal, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne International Festival
The Great Dividing Range, curated by Lisa Byrne, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Gallery, Sydney

2005 Canberra Contemporary Art Prize, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery (winner)
Art + Humour, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
Regarding Retro, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney (touring)

2004 Canberra Contemporary Art Prize, Canberra Contemporary Art Space

2003 Home Sweet Home, The Peter Fay Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (touring)
The Art of Collecting Contemporary Art, Damien Minton Gallery, Newcastle
The Styx Exhibition, Mori Gallery, Sydney
Picturing Paradise, Mori Gallery, Sydney
2002 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
1998 Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1997 Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1996 Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
A Touchy Subject, Sweet Foray Gallery, Katoomba NSW
1995 Octette, Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
1993 Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1991 A Figurative Focus, Tamworth Regional Gallery
Dissonance West, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Sydney
Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1990 Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1989 Fresh Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1988 Lloyd Rees Youth Art Award, Lane Cove Library, Sydney
1986 Mitchell Cotts Award, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1985 Past Your Eyes, Arthaus Gallery, Sydney
Lloyd Rees Youth Art Award, Lane Cove Library, Sydney
The Most Beautiful Show in the World, Mori Gallery, Sydney

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Gold Coast Regional Gallery
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Penrith Regional And Lewers Bequest
Campbelltown Art Centre
Artbank
University of Sydney
University of Wollongong
Macquarie Group Collection
Kaldor Art Projects: MOVE
Private collections, Australia wide, London, Beijing

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2013 Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Finalist, Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre
Finalist, Blake Prize for Religious Art
2012 New Work Grant, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts
Viewers Choice Award, Redlands Westpac Art prize
2011 Highly Commended, RBS Emerging Artist Award. National Finalist, Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize 2011: Life is risk / Art is risk, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
RBS Emerging Artist Award, Sydney
2010 Residency at The Lockup, Newcastle
Grant for video animation from Arts NSW through Newcastle
Regional Gallery.
2009 58th Blake Prize, finalist
Finalist, Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Art Award.
Finalist, RBS Emerging Artist Award.
2008 Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
Finalist, National Works on Paper prize, Mornington Peninsula
Regional Gallery.
2006 Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
2005 Winner, Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award
1990 Project Grant. Visual Arts Fund, Australia Council for the Arts
1988 First Prize, Lloyd Rees Youth Art Award

Text courtesy Bett Gallery.

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