Artist CV

 

Kenny Pittock

Born in Victoria, Australia, 1988


Education

2013             Bachelor of Fine arts (Honours), Victorian College of the Arts

2010-12        Bachelor of Fine Arts, (Major in Painting), Victorian College of the Arts

2007-8          Diploma of Visual Arts, Swinburne


Exhibitions

2017                            

(On now until 12.11.17) Self made: Zines and Artist Books, (Curated by Monica Syrette), State Library of Victoria                  

(On now until 17.02.18) Ink in the blood: The Life of Melbourne’s Newspapers, (Curated by Andrew Stephens), Melbourne Town Hall Gallery
(On Now) 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney

                  
Every Dog Will Have Its Day, (Curated by Sophia Cai and Kathleen Linn), Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
                  
Open House. True Estate Gallery. (Curated by Elvis Richardson and Beau Emmet).
                   Firstdraft Annual fundraiser. Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
                  
Cooked. Group show at Lamington Drive Gallery, Melbourne

                   You’re my Number 1, (group show curated by Talia Smith), Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

                   9x5 VCA 150 (Curated by Elizabeth Gower), Margeret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
                   Redlands Konica Minolta Art prize (Curated by Callum Morton), National Art School, Sydney

                   She smiled at me, (Solo exhibition curated by Khai Hori), Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore
            
      Birds; Flight Paths in Australian Art, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria

        
2016           Small things, (Curated by Danielle Hakim), Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne

                   Faux Studio, C3 Annual Fundraiser, C3 Contemporary Art space, Melbourne

                   R & M McGivern Art Prize, Artspace at Realm, Victoria.

                   The Union Collection; Recent Acquisitions, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
                  
The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
                  
Lots of nudes, group show at LON Gallery, Melbourne

                   Bruny Island Art Prize, Bruny Island, Tasmania

                   RMIT ESP Fine Art Fundraiser exhibition, Melbourne.
                  
Red ball: The fine art of footy, Red Gallery, Melbourne. (July 20 - August 6)

                   A series of self poor traits, solo show at Galerie Pompom, Sydney, (May 4 - 29)

                   Cornucopia, Shepparton Art Museum, (Curated by Anna Briers), (Feb 28 - May 22)

                  Playful, Melbourne Library, (Curated by Sophia Cai), (April 2 - 29)

                   West Space Fundraiser, West Space Gallery, (April 22-24)

                   Um...titled, Bus Projects, (Curated by Laura Couttie), (Feb 3- 20)

2015           Faux Fair. C3 Gallery. (Curated by Tai Snaith)
                   The Thing that Feels, Gallerie Pompom, (Curated by Talia Linz), Sydney

                   The Door in the Wall, Blindside Gallery, (Curated by Verity Hayward and Lucie McIntosh)                

                   Visiting Paradise, Artist in Residency exhibition at Cowwarr Art Space

                   So... about that brief (Curated by Catherine Read), George Paton Gallery
                   TCB Art Ic. Fundraiser, TCB Gallery

                   Art As A Verb, (Curated by Charlotte Day, Francis Parker and Patrice Sharkey), Artspace, Sydney

                   Victorian Craft Award, Craft Victoria

                  The things that scared me this morning are over now!, (Curated by Anushia Andrews, Hanann Al Daqqa and Carol Que.) George Paton Gallery
                  
Che Cosa, (Curated by David Capra), Wollongong Art Gallery, N.S.W

                   West Space fundraiser, West Space, Melbourne

                   Future Now, (Curated by Rosemary Forde), Cowwarr Art Space, Gippsland, Victoria

                   Life / Death, (Curated by Sebastian Goldspink), Anna Pappas Gallery
                  
It’s funny, like Ha-ha funny, MCA Artbar, (Curated by Tom Polo), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney


2014          Art as a verb, (Curated by Charlotte Day, Francis Parker and Patrice Sharkey),

                   Monash University Museum of Art

                   I probably don’t like you, (Curated by Nick Devlin and Fergus Binns), Death Be Kind
                   The Substation Contemporary Art Prize, (Curated by Jessica Bridgfoot), The Substation

                   Future Now, Punctum gallery, Castlemaine, Regional Victoria
                  
  \_(ツ)_/¯ The Second Bus Projects Edition Exhibition, Bus Projects

                    Artist Books (Reprised), George Paton Gallery

                    PICA Salon. (Curated by Nadia Johnson). Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
                   
Future Now, The Artery, Warrnambool, Regional Victoria
                   
West Space Fundraiser. West Space
                    Nothing’s Happened Since Yesterday
, Galleria 291.EST, (Curated by Naima Morelli), Rome, Italy

                   Future Now, The Substation
                   
NEW14, (Curated by Kyla McFarlane), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

                    Das Boot Fair, (Curated by Oscar Perry and Esther Stewart), North Melbourne Meat Market
                   
Dummy, (Curated by Made Spencer-Castle and Alice Mathieu), Mailbox Artspace

                    Rooftop Transmissions, Rooftop Cinema (As part of the NGV’s Melbourne Now exhibition)

                   Coming Soon, West Space


2013            New Acquisitions Vol. III, Fort Delta Gallery

                    Honours Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts

                    The Aesthetics of Disengagement, (Curated by Chelsea Hopper), Moana Gallery, Perth
                   Channels Australian Video Art Festival, Australian Centre for Moving Image.

                   Kenneth Biennale, TCB Art Inc.

                   Kenneth Biennale, Rearview Gallery

                    Third/Fourth. (Curated by Christopher L.G Hill), Margaret Lawrence Gallery

                    Just Alright, Third Drawer Down
                    Hatched, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
                    Linden Postcard Prize, Linden Gallery


2012            VCA Grad Show, Victorian College of the Arts

                    Henrys Happy Accidents (with Jock Walker and Andy Trelor), Rearview Gallery
                    My beautiful City,  State Library of Russia, St. Petersburg
                    My Beautiful City, Melbourne Town Hall

                    Kimchi, VCA Student Gallery, (Curated by Kim Donaldson)

         ANYTHING, EVERYTHING AND ONE OTHER THING, Alaska Gallery (Curated by Tom Polo)

                   Funny Games, VCA Student Gallery, (Curated by Anna Higgins)
                   
Newness 2012, Richmond Railway station


2011            Is it straight? George Patton Gallery (Curated by Craig Burgess)

         Tea Towel, Gilligan Grant Gallery


2010             Not another Dot Dot Dot, (Curated by Lisa Radford and Sam George), Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW

                     PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery

          Metro 5 Award, Metro Gallery

          Dot Dot Dot Again, Paleton Gallery, Sydney (Curated by Lisa Radford and Sam George)

          Williamstown Festival Art prize, The Substation

           Paper-Cuts, George Patton Gallery (Curated by Patrice Sharkey)


2009           Dot Dot Dot, Hell Gallery. (Curated by Lisa Radford and Sam George)


2008           Title Goes Here, (Swinburne Diploma of Visual Arts Grad Show), Brunswick Street Gallery

                      Fort Heart presents Nice Box, No Vacancy Gallery

                      Bus: Pass, fundraiser exhibition for Bus Gallery


Art Book Fairs

2015              Open Spaces, Abbotsford Convent  
                     
VOLUME Art Book Fair (presented by Perimeter Books and Printed Matter), Artspace, Sydney

Curated Exhibitions
2013              Kenneth Biennale (Co-curated with Amy May Stewart),
                      Held simultaneously at TCB Gallery, Rearview Gallery and Margaret Lawrence Gallery


Residencies

2016             Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. (Two weeks)

                     Melbourne Biennial Lab, (Six weeks. Curated by Natalie King)
2015             Artspace, Sydney. (One week)
                     National Gallery of Victoria, Friday Nights Artist in Residence. (Six weeks)
                     Jimmy Grants Greek restaurant, Richmond (one week)

                     Cowwarr Art Space, Gipplsand, Regional Victoria. (Two weeks.)


Collections  

                      City of Melbourne state collection

                      Monash University Museum of Art collection
                      Melbourne University Union collection

                      Melbourne Biennial Lab collection

                      Deakin University Museum collection

                      National Library of Australia

                      National Art School, Sydney


Awards / Grants / Things like that

2017              Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Finalist                   
                      Redlands Konica Minolta Emerging artist award, Winner

                      Redlands Konica Minolta Viewers Choice Award, Winner

2016              Moreart VicTrack Award, Winner
                      McGivern Painting Prize Peoples Choice Award, Winner

                      The Churchie Award, QUT University, Finalist

                      Bruny Island Painting Prize, Finalist
2015              Selected for the Kings Emerging Writers Program

                      Victorian Craft Award, Craft Victoria, finalist

2014              ArtStart Grant, Australian Council

                      Substation Contemporary Art Prize, finalist
                      Selected for Future Now, Substation traveling exhibition

2013              Meyers Place Mick Pettifer Memorial Award, Winner

                      Linden Postcard Prize, Winner

                      HATCHED, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. Finalist

2012           Roger Kemp Memorial Prize, Winner

2010           PROUD VCA Best First Year Artist Award, Winner

           Metro 5 Award, Finalist

           Substation Award, Finalist


Commissioned publication Artist Pages / articles I wrote

2017        Richard Tipping: Instant History, Art Almanac, April-May issue

2016            Four artist pages in the third issue publication Funny Ha-Ha. Edited by Rebecca Varcoe.

2015          Exhibition essay. “Artist-ficial Intelligence”. Written as part of the Kings Emerging Writers Program to accompany the exhibition “The Machine” by Paul Van Katwijk from 27.11.15 to 19.12.15 at Kings Artist Run Gallery.

                    Exhibition essay. “An exhibition text written in forty minutes and second,” Written as part of the Kings Emerging Writers Program to accompany the exhibition “Disinformation” by David Greenhalgh from 02.10.15 to 24.10.15 at Kings Artist Run Gallery.
                  
“Happy Go Souva-lucky”. Text and drawing piece commissioned by Jimmy Grants restaurants.

                    Exhibition essay. “I’m like a Fleur, I long to ride away.” Written as part of the Kings Emerging Writers Program to accompany the exhibition “Dissociative Dialogues” by Fleur Summers from 07.08.15 - 29.08.15 at Kings Artist Run Gallery,

                    “Kenny the Wacky Artist” comic strip, Funny Ha Ha publication Issue 2, Edited by Rebecca Varcoe
                    “Art, music and friendships. Kenny Pittock interviews Misha Grace”. SPOOK magazine. 15.04.15.

                    “You art what you eat”, Funny Ha Ha publication Issue 1. Edited by Rebecca Varcoe

                    “Out with the old, in with the NEW15”, article on the lead up to NEW15 at ACCA for Three Thousand.

                   Turtle Eclipse of the Art, Sturgeon, Issue three

2014            Mambo: 30 Years of Shelf Indulgence for Three Thousand.

                    Ten minutes with David Shrigley. Interview with David Shrigley for Vogue LIving.

                    Go ahead, make my day-vid Shrigley. Interview with David Shrigley for Three Thousand.
                   
NEW sen-sation: A drawn out day on the train, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art blog
2013            5 Hours, 10 Artworks, Sturgeon, (Commissioned by Artbank), Issue one

2012            Petrol Station, Un Magazine issue 6.2, Artist Page

                    Capsicum Spray, Death of a Scenester, Issue 5, Artist Page

2005            “Graffiti or Vandalism”, article published in magazine UpperGully News when I was aged 16. Page 8.

Teaching / Workshops hosted / Artist Talks

2017      Blindside art teachers Personal Development Day, studio visit / presentation of my work, 08.04.17
             
MPavillion MRelay, interviewed by Nayuka Gorrie, intervewing Sue Maslin. 04.02.17

2016       Drawing the Market” Hosted still life drawing workshop for Melbourne Biennial Lab. 23.10.16
                “
Still Life Drawing?” Hosted still life drawing workshop at MPavillion. 22.10.16
                “
And they could never Voltaire us apart” talk at House of Voltaire, Melbourne. Curated by Melissa Loughnan

                Two weeks teaching ceramics, paiting and contemporary art to the year elevens at Victorian College of the Arts

                Secondary School

                2016 Artist mentor for year 12 student at Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School

                Artist talk infront of my solo exhibition at Galerie Pompom, Sydney, 04.05.16

                Hour long “SAM OUT LATE!” artist talk at Shepparton Art Museum. 21.04.16

                Cornucopia at Shepparton. Where Magazine Melbourne. Pg 24. March 2016

               Cornucopia opens at SAM, Shepparton Adviser, p10, 2016

                Sam exhibition- Cornucopia, Artshub.com

                Hosted drawing workshop at Melbourne City Library, in association with Melbourne Youth Week. (16.04.16)
               
Presentation of my work to first year Visual Art Diploma Students at Swinburne Wantirna (08.03.16)

                Hosted Drop By Drawing student night at National Gallery of Victoria (29.02.16)

                Hosted five day workshop at SIGNAL on drawing and turning drawing to animation. Resulting footage exhibited at Austraian Centre for Moving Image and Sugar Mountain Festival.

                MPavillion Signal Summer Artist Conversation with Dell Stewart and Dylan Martorell, (4.30pm. 20.01.16)

                Hosted National Gallery of Victoria workshop with primary and secondary school teachers about responding to Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei within the classroom. (13.01.16)

                Hosted National Gallery of Victoria workshop with year 11 and 12 students about putting together a folio. (20.01.16)

                Co-hosted weeklong workshop at Signal with artist Dell Stewart for people aged 13-22, focusing on drawing and then converting the drawings to animation. (18.01.16 - 22.01.16)

2015       Hosted Drop By Drawing, National Gallery of Victoria, (2-4pm, 07.11.15)

                Radio interview in studio at 90.7 SYN FM promoting my drop by drawing at NGV Friday Nights on breakfast show Get Cereal, with Nicholas Soraghan, Tess Johnson and Nathan Slachter. 07.10.15      

                Presented an hour and a half presentation of my work to the Photo Imaging class at RMIT Univiersity. (16.09.15)

                Presented an hour and a half presentation of my work to people studying diploma and advanced diploma of art and    illustration at the Chrisholm Institute TAFE, Frankston campus. (05.08.15)

               Presented a presentation of my career post TAFE, representing Swinburne as a past alumni at the 2015 Multimedia Art and Design conference. (30.07.15)

               Imagineering workshop in response to Ryan Gander, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, (25.07.15)

                Mentoring program with year 12 art students at Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
                Artist talk and ceramic class with year 10 and 11 students from Sale Catholic College, Regional Victoria. (20.04.15)

                Presented an artist talk followed by a pasta making workshop at Wollongong City Art Gallery, NSW. (07.02.15)


2014       Weekly classes as a sessional tutor, teaching contemporary art history, painting workshops and ceramic     workshops with year 11 and 12‘s at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.
                Hosted ‘
DRAWN AT ACCA”, adult drawing classes at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.
                Asked to create a manifesto and presented a live reading of it at MUMA (Monash University Museum of Art.)

                Presented Artist talks at Swinburne lecture theater for the Industry Design Forum, as well as at the Academia      University in Rome, Italy, the Artery in Warrnambool, Punctum Gallery in Castlemaine, Mailbox Artspace, ACCA (the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art) and West Space Gallery.

2013           Artist talk at PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art).
                   Artist talk at West Space gallery


EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

(bibliography press stuff)


2017    un Magazine. Issue 11.2. Art Humour Dialogue. Carrie Miller and Andrew Frost. Pages 43-47
            Designing the Museum of Modern Love. Australian Book Designers Association. Sandy Cull. 19.07.17
            “9x5 exhibition recieves huge response from leading Australia’s artists”
           “One mans trash is another mans award winning installation”. Grazia magazine, Nicholas Carolan, 11.05.17
           “This emerging artist just turned your shopping list into $10,000”, Vogue, Victoria Gore, 31.03.17

            Arts Thursday on Eastside Radio Sydney, Bronwyn Rennex, 13.04.17

            An artwork of shopping lists earns artist $10,000 award”, Broadsheet, Jane Albert, 28.03.17

            2017 Redlands Konica Minolta art pairings, Art Almanac, 20.03.17

            Discussing book project on Triple J radio. 08.03.17

            Redlands Prize pairings. Art Almanac. 20.02.17

            Exhibition review: Chan Hampe’s Swan Song, Artitute, 02.02.17, Durriya Dohadwala
            5 Unique tours to Check Out In Singapore Art Week 2017, Channel News Asia, 04,01.17, Mayo Martin

            Man on a mission to spread art everywhere, Today Online, 12.01.17, Rena Devi

           Attitude Adjustment, artforum.com, Singapore, 17.01.17

           Public Art, Pop-ups and Parties, Business Times Singapore, 14.01.17, Helmi Yusof           


2016    Home town 2, A series of self poor traits. Sydney Morning Herald Shortlist supplement, pg. 2, 12.05.16, Sharne Wolff

             “Kenny Pittock, Heath Franco and Josephine Skinner solo shows”, Two Thousand, 03.05.16, Claire Finneran

             “Six and a half questions with Kenny Pittock”, interview with Sharne Wolff, theartlife.com, 02.05.16

             “Clever whimsy at the Melbourne City Library”, Timeout Magazine, published 11.04.16

              PLAYFUL exhibition”, published 06.04.16, www.frankie.com.au

             Art Guide, Cornucopia review, Sarah Werkmeister, Published 22.03.16, March-April issue

              “Thinking about food through art”, radio interview/review with Michael Mackenzie on Radio National, March 22

              Art Guide front cover, January-Feb Issue

              Art Collector, 50 Things Collectors Need to Know, No. 3, Issue 75 Jan-March 2016, pages 80-81, Carrie Miller

2015      Contemporary Artist of Curiosity”, The Foothills, Page 4-6, Edition 25, Marina Cook

              Creative Crush” interview for Extraordinary Routines. Madeleine Dore. 03.11.15

              National Gallery of Victoria Periscope Interview. Artist in residence discussed indepth in interview by Carmen Angerer with Laura Jean. 30.10.15

                “Gareth Liddiard at NGV Friday Nights.” A 1000 Mistakes. 24.11.15

             VOLUME Exhibitors share their favorite publications”, The Thousands, Claire Finneran, 10.09.15

                “VOLUME 2015. The Art Life. Sharne Wolff. 07.09.15

               How to make the most of instagram”, Design Arts Hub, Madeleine Dore, 08.09.15
             
“5 Great Art Blogs You Must Visit”, The Art and The Curious, Celeste Hawkins, 13.08.15

                 “Around the Galleries”, Gippsland Country Life, page 28, Spring Issue 2015

                  Artist in residence. Cowwarr Art Space e-news page. Carolyn Crowley. 20.07.15   
               
“Art As A Verb at Artspace”, Two Thousands, Claire Finneran, 04.06.15     

                  “Future Now: Meet the artists”, Trouble magazine, photography by Kirsty Milliken, 29.03.15

                 “Pittock On PICA Icecream on the Wall”, Colosoul, Issue 17, published in March, David Charlesworth, page 29-30

                  Urban Artists Answer Call, LaTrobe Valley Express, Farrah Plummer, 05.03.15

                  “Funny Ha-ha”, Three thousand review of Funny Ha-Ha publication, Sam West, 26.03.15

                 “Funny Ha-Ha, Happiness in Print”, SPOOK magazine, Hannah Hawkins, 09.04.15

                  Project 15 Death I Life, review in Art Guide, Dylan Rainforth, 06.02.15
                  “An interview with Kenny Pittock by Anna Leonedas”, published on Monash University website. Anna Leonedas.

2014          Hour interview, “Kenny Pittock and Georgina Lee”, Italian short film documentary. Mauro Piccinini.
                 
Warhols children, “Postcards with Kenny”, Hannah Greethead, 18.11.14

                  Warhols children. “Meet Kenny Pittock”, Hannah Greethead, 11.10.14

                 Three Thousand, “Art As A Verb”, R.Smutt, 01.10.14
                  Three Thousand, “I Probably Don’t Like You Opening”,  Sarah Werkmeister, 23..09.14

                  Three Thousand, \_(ツ)_/¯, The Second Bus Projects Edition Exhibition, Sarah Werkmeister, 17.09.14

                  Interview with Beatriz Marambio for cargocollective.com, published August 12.
                  Australiani a Roma. Kenny Pittock, Georgina Lee e Nothing’s Happened Since Yesterday, artapart ofculture.net,    Donato Di Pelino, July 7, (Italian)

                   Face Magazine, NOT TO BE MISSED ROME SUMMER EXHIBITIONS, Di Gustavo Marco P.                            __Cipolla, June-August 2014,

                  Naima Morelli, Review of Talk at Rome’s Art Academy, July 06, 2014
                  Australian Unlimited, “Melbourne Art Scene inspires Italian spaces”, Naima Morelli, April 30, 2014
                  ArtAPartofCulture, “due artisti da Melbourne”, Bruno Munari, April 2014, (Italian)

                  Art Collector, “Young Hopefuls”, Andrew Frost, (April-June 2014), Issue 68, Page 53

                  Art And Australia (now called ARTAND), NEW14 Review
                
“When Art and Fashion Collide”, Emporium Melbourne.
                
NEW14 Artist interview, ACCA youtube channel

                  The Age, “NEW14 at ACCA is a Twinkling palette of light and vision”, Robert Nelson, March 26

                  The Age, “New faces get on board”, Dan Rule, March 15

                  The Guardian, “New14 review; Seinfeld, Grand Piano’s and Talismans”, Fiona Gruber, March  20
                 
TimeOut Melbourne, “NEW14”, Natalie Brooke, March 11

                  The Age, “Artists gain new perspective”, Dylan Rainforth, Page 18

                  TheThousands, ‘Coming Soon’ opening at West Space, Toby Fehily

2013          Video Visions, essay by Jared Davis, Channels Australian Video Art exhibition catalogue

                  Art Guide Australia, “An Artist Walks Into A Bar”, Andrew Frost, Page 65, July/August 2013

                  Kenneth Biennale at Rearview Gallery, Three Thousand, Dirtman Shiraz

                  “The Kenneth Biennale explained”, Three Thousand, Sam West

                  The Age, Postcard Prize, Dylan Rainforth, February 6, Page 13

                  Postcards from the edge, The Weekly Review, Lexi Cottee, April

2012         ArtLife, “Anything, Everything and One Other Thing”, Carrie Miller

                  Arts Diary 365, Installations by Samantha Riegl and Kenny Pittock

      Lavigne there, done that.” Gabrielle Easter. Luna magazine. August 24.

        Thethousands, “29 Train Drawings”, Mark W Free   

2010          “Healing touch in bedside reading”, Maroondah Journal, August 10