Within contemporary painting, I produce artworks framed by the premise that a work of art is about identifying and is part of a political and cultural environment. It is a visual, historical and cultural language with destabilizing potential.
The ongoing foci of my studio practice is linked to distinguishing between information and knowledge while endorsing visual storytelling and mark-making through painting, drawing and digital processes. As a painter, I wish to mediate both traditional practice and digital media shifting the traditional constituents of painting practice.
In terms of mark-making I am visually and conceptually intrigued by not only anonymous public marks and images frequently and often illegally produced in public spaces but also official attempts to unsuccessfully erase them. These processes and subsequent visual traces encapsulate absence and presents—the act of doing—an embodiment of identity through abstract marks as either textual notations or painterly strokes.
UniSA Images of Research: Engaged Research, Enterprising Researchers (2016) Kerry Packer Gallery, Adelaide City, SA
Yilan International Asia Pacific Invitational Printmaking Exhibition, (2015) Yilan Museum of Art, Yilan, Taiwan.
International Conference of the Image, (2014) group exhibition, Yorck Studios, Berlin, Germany.
Mother Nature is a Lesbian, Retrospective group exhibition (2014), Political printmaking in SA 1970s -1980s, Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide, SA.
Parallax, (2013), group exhibition, Kerry Packer Gallery, Adelaide City, SA.
Variations, (2013), group exhibition, Gallery 13, Fleurieu Peninsula, SA.
6, (2012), one-person exhibition, BSG, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic.
For your eyes only, (2012), group exhibition, AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide SA.
Assisted Reproduction, (2012), national group exhibition, ANU, Canberra, ACT.
Transcription 2, (2011), group exhibition, School of Fine Art Gallery, North East Normal University, Peoples Republic of China (PRC).
Transcription, (2011), group exhibition, Guangzhou Academy Fine Arts Museum, Guangzhou, PRC.
Presence, (2011), one-person exhibition, AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide SA
Embodiment, (2010), UniSA and ANU national group exhibition, Flinders University Museum, Adelaide SA
Transfigured Night 3, (2010) international group exhibition, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, UniSA,
Transfigured Night 2, (2010), group exhibition, Colorado State University Art (Hatton) Museum, Colorado, U.S.A
Spaces of Otherness, (2009), one-person exhibition, Guangzhou Academy Fine Arts Museum, Guangzhou, PRC.
Transfigured Night, (2009), group exhibition, 139 gallery, Adelaide, SA
Identity Highway, (2009), group exhibition, APTOS CRUZ gallery, Adelaide, SA
Doubletake, (2009), (two) one-person exhibition, BSG, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic
Painting 08 B, (2008) group exhibition, BSG, Fitzroy, Melbourne.
30×30 small show, (2008), group exhibition, BSG, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic.
As if—distant image, (2008), one-person exhibition, Prospect Gallery, SA.
Distant Image, (2007), one-person exhibition, College of Fine Art Gallery, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, Peoples Republic of China.
Transmission, (2007) group exhibition, SASA Gallery, UniSA.
Works on Paper, (2006) group exhibition, School of Fine Arts Jing Yue Campus Northeast Normal University NO.5268 Chang Chun Ji Lin, P. R. China
Survey, (2006) group exhibition, SASA Gallery, UniSA.
Riccordo, (2005) two-person exhibition, Prospect Gallery, Prospect, SA.
Dialecticaline (2005) group exhibition, Prospect Gallery, SA., as part of the Drawing is Everything International Conference.
Nightblind, (2005) two-person exhibition, Flightpath Gallery, Adelaide, SA, as part of South Australian Living Artists Festival.
Twenty One Invited Artists, (2005) group exhibition, Bungala House, Fleurieu Peninsula, SA.
Artisan (2004), two-person exhibition, Flightpath Architects Gallery, Hindley St., Adelaide, SA, as part of South Australian Living Artists Festival.
Dichroma Dichotomy (2003), one person exhibition, Adelaide Central Gallery 2, Adelaide, SA. (Artwork selected for inclusion in Artbank Collection)
Queue Here (2002), national group exhibition, Canberra Contemporary Art Space.
CACSA Members Show (2003-2), group exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Parkside, SA.
In Form (2002), group exhibition, Arterial Gallery, Parkside, Adelaide, SA.
Discontinuum (2002), group exhibition, Flightpath Architects Gallery, Adelaide, SA, as part of South Australian Living Artists Festival (Artwork selected for inclusion in Artbank national collection)
‘House’ (2000), group exhibition, University of South Australia, SASA.
Masters Exhibition: South Australian School of Art, 1998, SAMSTAG Museum, University of SA.
Lin, Susan, Director of Yilan Museum of Art, Yilan International Asia Pacific Invitational Printmaking Exhibition, Taiwan, September 2015
Neylon, John, Adelaide Review, September 2011
Harris, Samela, Sheer Embodiment, Advertiser, p8, 9th Sept. 2010
Bull, Chris, Identity Highway, Update Arts magazine, p9, Vol 16, No 3, Issue 65, Sep-Nov 2009.
Allen, Lynda, Subverting the image, Update Arts magazine, p9, Vol 15, No 1, Issue 59, Mar-May 08.
Walker, Wendy, Transmission Review, Photofile, 82, Summer 2008.,
Elizabeth Fortescue, Australian Art Review, Emerging Bankability, Artbank’s charter for supporting emerging artists…. Report, July, 2005.
Wakefield, Kerry, Going Back to the Drawing Board, The Independent Weekly, p3, September 18-24, 2005.
Dutkiewicz, Adam, Tradition and terrain, The Advertiser, p40., August 3, 2005
deSASArt no.5, SASA Staff Awards, April 2005, deSASArt no.3, Festival Project A4 Play Exhibition, and A unique experience-field trips to the Flinders Ranges, April 2004.
Art/bank Issue 8, New Purchases., 2004
Richardson, T., Update arts magazine, April-May 2004.
Gates, Merryn, Art Review, ArtLink, Mar., 2003.
Benson, Tracey, Muse, Internet Review, Mar., 2003
Barron, Sonia, Art Review, Canberra Times, Dec.,2002
Dutkiewicz, Adam, From hippie flair to social critique, The Advertiser, August, 2002.
Zakarevicius Emma, Discontinuum, dB magazine, September, 2002
Radok, Stephanie, Adelaide Review, Nov-Dec, 1998.
RECENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (University of South Australia)
2018-2017, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Research Supervisor in Visual Art, UniSA
2016-2005, Senior Lecturer and postgraduate Program Director: Graduate Diploma/Master of Visual Art and Design Programs, School of Art, Architecture and Design, (AAD), UniSA
2012-2009, Portfolio Leader: Teaching and Learning (AAD).
AWARDS, GRANTS, SPONSORSHIPS, COMMISSIONS
Awarded UniSA, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, High Achievement in Student Evaluation Attainment Award for Postgraduate Teaching, 2016
School of Art, Architecture and Design Student Nominated Teaching Award, 2015
School of Art, Architecture and Design Student Nominated Teaching Award, 2014
Awarded UniSA, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Outstanding Student Evaluation Attainment Award for Postgraduate Teaching, 2013
Awarded UniSA Supported Teacher Award, 2011
Member of the SASA, Digital Art Research Experiment (DARE) 2013-2006
Australian Learning and Teaching Council National Award, Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2011
Researcher and Artist in Residence, Australian National University (ANU), School of Art, 2009
Winner UniSA Supported Teacher Award 2009
Awarded UniSA Quality Teaching Award 2008
Awarded UniSA Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2007
Winner of the UniSA Supported Teacher Award 2005
Helpmann Academy Project Grants 2006
Helpmann Academy Project Grants 2005
University of South Australia Chancellor’s Awards for Community Service 2004.
University of South Australia Chancellor’s Awards for Community Service 2003.
Australia Council Grant (Snapshots of a New life Project-SA Migrant Resource Centre) 2003.
1996 Foundation SA Country Arts Trust Grant.
Yilan Museum of Art, Taiwan
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art Museum, Permanent Contemporary Collection, PRC.
Art Gallery of South Australia
Australian Artbank National Collection
South Australian Department of Education Training and Employment
Numerous Private Collections