CV: Education Master of Fine Art with Distinction, RMIT UniversityMelbourne 2013 Bachelor of Fine Art and Visual Culture, Curtin University 2012 Residency: 2016 (July) - 2017 (June) Bayside Artist in Residence Program Bililla Mansion, Brighton VIC Solo Exhibitions 2018 Disruption to Distraction, West End Art Space, Melbourne VIC July 6-27 2018 Unusable Furniture: One Size Fits All, Alternating Current Artspace, Windsor, VIC April 13-May 5 2016 Second Guessing Red Gallery, Melbourne VIC June 29- July 16 2014 Unfix Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne VIC Selected Group Shows: 2017: Another World 6th - 23rd June, Red Gallery Fitzroy, VIC 2016: Conversation Curated by Petra Nicel, Montsalvat VIC 2016 From The Studio Artist in Residence exhibition, The Gallery @ BACC, 19th Nov-21st Dec 2016 State to State for MoreArt Public Art Show: Passage, 23rd Oct-18th Dec, Curated by Jane O'Neil 2016 A Painting to the Sounds of Death collaboration for Melbourne Fringe 2013 RMIT MFA Graduate Exhibition Gossard Space, Melbourne VIC 2012 Women in the Arts: States of Play Canopy Artspace, QLD Commission 2018 Artbox February edition www.artbox.io Studio. www.cozensstreetstudio.com
About I was born in Hobart and currently live and work in Melbourne. I am a painter and my work is an exploration of self-perception. I am interested in contrasting viewpoints of the self and one’s place within the world. I work with oil and enamel to construct paintings that explore feelings of alienation and psychological tension involved in human subjectivity.
The process developed includes the layering of enamel to produce sheer grounds, which incorporate a divide. This divide splits the background, in order to isolate the figure in abstract psychological space (the figure being either painted or the viewer reflection). The division is put in place in order to investigate the tension involved in attempting to simultaneously comprehend internal and external views of the self.
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