Abstract art for sale | by contemporary artist Wendy Grace 1101-1280

ABOUT WENDY GRACE

Australian Abstract Painter

 

 

 

I am a painter living in Melbourne, Australia. My work explores pattern and color with expressive abstract paintings. Enchanted by the natural world, I am drawn to the Australian landscape where the diversity of  visual experiences inspires my art practice.

With fluid washes of high pigment paint,  I work intuitively on each painting. Shapes and patterns evolve in the process that engages both memory and imagination. I seek to create paintings that invite contemplation with compositions that can transport the viewer to another world.

My work has been included in group and individual exhibitions  in public and commercial galleries in Australia; paintings regularly shortlisted for National prizes. My work is held in private and public collections in Australia and overseas.

1701-1280

Professional Activities: ART Practice

Education

2007 Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, First Class, RMIT University
2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) with distinction, RMIT University
2004 Diploma of Visual Arts, RMIT University

Solo Exhibitions

 

2020

Chasing Sunbeams, artspaces. kunstmatrix.com                                            Near Whispers, artspaces. kunstmatrix.com
Recent paintings, Colourspace, Victorian Governor Solicitor's Office, Melbourne

2019 Reflections, Kinross Arts Centre, Toorak Uniting Church, Toorak.
Infinite Space, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston
Recent works, Sinclair + May, Melbourne
2018 Dream weaver, Art at St.Francis, Melbourne
Feels like Summer, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento
Quiet Rhythms, Sinclair + May, Melbourne
Paperbark tales, Walker St Gallery & Arts Centre, City of Dandenong
2017 Sense of Place, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston
2017 Sirenuse, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento
2016 Winter’s Song, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Vic
2015 Soft Edges, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento
2014 Fluid Boundaries, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento
2014 Here & Now, Cambridge Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Memory Traces, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento
2012 Phantom Fields, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Vic
2011 Hint of Spring, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Vic
2010 Cycles, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Water’s Edge, Louey & Lane, Melbourne
2008 Leaving it open, Red Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Heading South, Bayside Council Corporate Centre, Melbourne
2007 Slipstream, first site RMIT Union Gallery Melbourne

Awards & Prizes

2019 Art in Science, ACMD Art Prize, Finalist, St Vincent's Hospital Gallery, Melbourne
2019 John Villiers Outback Art Prize, Finalist, Outback Regional Gallery, Waltzing Matilda Centre, QLD
2018 Art in Science, ACMD Art Prize, Finalist, St Vincent's Hospital Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Open Art Prize, Finalist Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston
2017 Art in Science, ACMD Art Prize, Finalist, St Vincent's Hospital Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Spiritual Art Prize, Recipient, Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne
2016 ANL Art Awards, Finalist, The Mission to seafarers, Melbourne
2016 Art in Science, ACMD Art Prize Finalist, St Vincent's Hospital Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Open Art Prize, Recipient, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston
2016 She, Finalist, Walker St Gallery & Arts Centre, Dandenong Vic
2014 Redland Art Awards, Finalist, Redland Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery, QLD
2014 Waverley Art Prize, Finalist, Waverley Woollahra Art School, Bondi, NSW
2014 She, Finalist, Walker St Gallery & Arts Centre, Dandenong, Vic
2014 Ficifolia Art Exhibition, Highly Commended, Drouin Community Chambers, Drouin VIC
2013 Outback Open Art Prize, Finalist Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW
2013 She, Finalist the Walker St Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong Vic
2012 Redland Art Awards Finalist, Redland Art Gallery, QLD
2012 St George Art Awards Finalist, Hurstville Museum and Gallery, NSW
2010 Outback Open Art Prize Finalist, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW
2010 City of Albany Art Prize Finalist, Albany WA
2008 The Money Myth Finalist, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Biennial Art Competition Finalist, Box Hill Community Art Centre Melbourne
2007 6o Art Prize, Human Landscape Finalist, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston
2004 Recipient, First Prize My Favorite Place Postcard Exhibition, Tivoli Artspace, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Small Mercies, Creative Spaces, West Melbourne
2019 9 by 5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Vic
SMALL, fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Vic, Botanical Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy
Immerse, Knox Civic Centre Foyer, Knox Vic
Emerge, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne Vic
2018 SMALL, fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Vic
9 by 5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Vic
Resident artists exhibition, Heritage Hill Museum, Dandenong Vic
Rhythm of Summer, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento & Flinders Vic
2017 9 by 5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Vic
Singleton Art Prize, Singleton NSW
Land, Sea and Sky, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, Vic
She Exhibition, Walker St Gallery and Arts Centre Dandenong Vic
Recent works, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento, Vic
2016 9 by 5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Vic
Australia Wild Art Awards, Sherbrook Gallery, Belgrave, Vic.
East Melbourne Library, Melbourne
Singleton Art Prize, Singleton, NSW
Small Works, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne
In Flux, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne
Manyung Gallery, Sorrento Vic
2015 Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza Vic
9 by 5, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong Vic
Panoply Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
Camberwell Art Show, Melbourne, Vic
69Smith St Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
Geelong Grammar, Geelong Vic
Fusion Fine Arts, Subiaco WA
On Paper, Manyung Gallery Mt.Eliza, Vic
Ficifolia Art Exhibition, Drouin, Vic
2014 Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza
9 by 5, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong
Summer Sorbet, Fusion Fine Arts, Subiaco WA
Belle Arti, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne
Splash Art, fundraiser Kew Primary School, Melbourne
Colours of Spring, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza
Sustainable Living Festival, West Beach Bathers Pavilion, Melbourne
Ficifolia Art Exhibition, Drouin Community Chambers, Drouin, VIC
2013 Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza
9 by 5 Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong
69fifteen, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne
In Bloom, Gallery eight, Sydney, NSW
Creative Sustainability, Gallery St.Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne
Salon des Refusés, Bay of Fires Art Prize, TAS
Vale St Studio Artist’s Exhibition, Vale St Studios Melbourne
2012 Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza
Open Studio, Vale St Studios, Melbourne
Manyung Gallery, Sorrento, Vic
Art Melbourne, Exhibition buildings, Melbourne
69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne
Antipodes, Gallery Ranfurlie, Melbourne
2011 Small Works, Carbon Black Gallery Melbourne
Manyung Gallery, Sorrento
New Paint, Subject Matter Art Space, Melbourne
Belle Arti Chapman & Bailey Art Award, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne
Vale Street Studio Artists, the Gallery St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne
69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne
Seek, Level 17 Art space, Victoria University, Melbourne
Medium Vinyl, Hardware Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Autumnal Equinox – Photographic Exhibition, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza
A little bit of summer, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney
New Collectables, first site RMIT Union Gallery, Melbourne
Belle Arti, Chapman & Bailey Art Award, Metro Arts, Brisbane
Exquisite Palette, St. Luke, Melbourne
Black & White, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne
40% Wool, 60% Acrylic, Hardware Gallery & World Bar Sydney
Medium Vinyl, Hardware Gallery, Sydney
Launch 3, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne
69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Belle Arti, Chapman & Bailey Art Award, Melbourne
New Collectables, first site RMIT Union Art Gallery, Melbourne
Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney, NSW
The Collectors’ Exhibition, Steps Gallery, Melbourne
Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
Lioli Gallery, Melbourne
Pinhole, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne
Postcard Show, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
2008 Botanica 08, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne,
Things @ Kings, King Street gallery, Melbourne,
B&W shades of grey, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne
Chinese Earthquake exhibition, Cross Bay Gallery, Sydney
Déjà vu, Gardner Galleries, Melbourne,
Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
2007 Unusual Contexts, Area Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
Works of paper, Imp Exhibition Space, Melbourne
Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Summer Samples, Intrude Gallery, Melbourne
Graduate Exhibition, Rmit University, Melbourne
2005 New Collectables, first site RMIT Union Gallery Melbourne,
Beneath the Surface, Fire Station Melbourne
2004 Cardigan, the Foundry, Melbourne,
Couch Art, Area Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
New Collectables, first site RMIT Union Gallery, Melbourne

Residency

2017 Heritage Hill Museum, Dandenong Vic

Commissions + Projects

2018 Commission painting private residence
2018 Commission paintings Wooded Hollow series, Rose Chapel, Gardner Wetherill & Associates NSW
2017 Commission painting private residence
2017 Museum of Lost Public Notice Project participant, coordinated by David Dellafiora and Phil Edwards,
George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University.
2016 Maibaum for Hanna, Installation, Small Space, La Niche, Melbourne
2015 Commission painting private residence
2014 Commission paintings Friday’s Child series, Oberon Estate, Merrijig, Vic
2011 Commission painting private residence
2009 Commission painting private residence
2006 Commission painting private residence
2005 Commission paintings private residence
2004 Commission painting private residence

Professional Activities

2020


Volunteer Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, Abbotsford Convent 

2019

Workshop, About colour, Kinross Arts Centre, Toorak Uniting Church, Toorak.
Volunteer Convent kids; Sensory Art Lab and Your story garden(kids own publishing), Abbotsford Convent
2017 Mentoring resident artist at Heritage Hill Museum, Dandenong Vic

Reviews & Publications

9 by 5 visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/reviews/visual-arts/paul-isbel/review-9-by-5-exhibition-walker-street-gallery-and-arts-centre-256942

Neill C. 2018. Dandenong Star Journal, 2 July,p. 18 https://dandenong.starcommunity.com.au

Rogers L. 2017, 'Manyung ends year on high note' Mornington Peninsula Magazine, p. 97

Tatman C. 2017, 'Sense of Wonder' Frankston Leader 21 August, p.15

2017 'She Opens the door to female artists with fresh look' The Dandenong Journal, 16 March,  p3 http://dandenong.starcommunity.com.au/journal/2017-03-16/she-opens-the-door-to-female-artists/ 

http://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Exhibitions/Past_Exhibitions_-_2016/FAC_Open_Exhibition

Rogers L. 2016, ‘Colour Texture and Synergy’ Mornington Peninsula Magazine, p 67

Tatman C. 2016, ‘Art is Open to Analysis’ Frankston Leader 15 August, p. 17, Mornington Leader 16 August.

2013 ‘Creating Memories’ Mornington News 29th October, p52 Southern Peninsula News p.37

Grace W. 2012, ‘A summer of art at Manyung’, Sorrento village life summer 2012-2013 p.12

McCauley D. 2012, ‘Artists share their studio space and their talents’, 2 October, p. 3

2012,'See & Do' Port Phillip Review 3 October, p.17

Spalding S. 2011, 'Artists honing skills' Port Phillip Leader, 23 August, p 8

Clark-Kennedy J. 2011, 'New art heralds season's change', Mornington News, 28 July - 10 August, p.3

Rainforth D. 2011, ‘Giving a bean to change a life’, The Age, 6 July, p.15

2010, ‘Art, A little bit of summer,’ Village Voice, Courier Newspapers, December, p. 12.

2010  ‘Brightening up a washed out summer’, Inner West Courier, Inner City Edition, 7 December, p.1.

2010, ‘See & Do’, Melbourne Weekly, 21-27 July, p.4.

Ryan L. 2010 ‘The art of seasonal changes’, Port Phillip Leader 18th May, p.30.

Ryan L. 2010 'an abstract capturing of the rhythms of life', Stonnington Leader, 18 May,   p.8.

2010, ‘art & about’, Melbourne Weekly, 5 May, p.37

2009, ‘Capturing Nature’, Caulfield Glen Eira Leader, 24 November, p.7.

2009, ‘Second Nature’, Melbourne Weekly Bayside, 18 November, p. 6.

Backhouse M .2008, ‘Art around the galleries’,   The Age, 7 June, p. 10, 2008

Awadalla A.2008 ‘Inspired by nature’, The Bayside Leader 24 June, p.41.

'Fresh waters provide new fish’, Heidelberg Leader, 1 April, p.14, 2005

Collections

Rose Chapel, Macquarie Park, NSW; Rare Book collections, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne;

Rydges Hotels & Resorts;   RMIT University;  Private Collections Melbourne, Malaysia and USA


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