Biography

 

Hello, I’m a Melbourne based artist working primarily with ceramic sculpture and painting. My work combines words, play and wordplay, along with just a dash of anxiety, to respond to contemporary Australian iconography and culture.

 
In 2008 I had major spine surgery and spent a year in bed, (you can read more about that by clicking
here).

In 2013 I received an Honours fine arts degree at the Victorian College of the Arts.

As well as having solo exhibitions in Italy (2014) and Singapore (2017), I’ve also been lucky enough to show my work in many of Australia’s great acronyms, including ACCA (the Australian Centre for Contemporary), PICA (the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), MUMA (the Monash University Museum of Art) and MONA FOMA (the Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art).


My work is represented in many public collections including Deakin University, Monash University, Melbourne University, University of Queensland Gallery, ING Bank, and the City of Melbourne State Collection.

My work has also been the recipient of several art awards including the 2017 Redlands Emerging Artist Award, but even still nothing compares to the time he kicked an apple through a basketball ring from half court using his left foot.

Click on this sentence to read an essay about my work written in 2014 by the great New Zealand born artist and writer Jess Johnson.



Photograph of me in my studio holding my ceramic sculpture of a coffee,
taken by Zan Wimberley for Art Collector Magazine, 2019.