Biography

 

Celeste Chandler Born 1977, Hobart, Tasmania, lives and works in Melbourne

 

 Education

2014 PhD, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne
2003 Masters of Fine Art, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Art
2000 Bachelor of Fine Art 1st Class Honours, University of Tasmania
1998 Bachelor in Fine Art, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Art

  

Solo Exhibitions

2016 You make me feel mighty real, Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Cream suite, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane
2014 The embarrassment of sincerity, Margret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2012 lovesick, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Love is homesickness, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane
2009 Naked in the dark, VCA student gallery, Melbourne
2007 Dwell, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Breath, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney
2005 Tender, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane
2004 New Work, ANU School of Art, Canberra

  

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 2017 Doug Moran Portrait Prize Finalists
  Ramsay Art Prize, The Art Gallery of South Australia
2016 The Portia Geach Finalist Exhibition, S.H Erwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2015 Likeness, The Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne
  The Kennedy Prize, Adelaide
  Linden Art Prize, Linden New Art, Melbourne
  Shift, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
2014 2014 Salon des Refusés, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2013 Blob, Strange Neighbour Gallery, Melbourne
  Luminescence, The Windsor Hotel, Melbourne, Vic
  Limits of likeness, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne, Vic
  The Portia Geach Finalist Exhibition, S.H Erwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  Man of my Dreams, Techno Park Studios, Williamstown, Vic
2012 And then there were five, Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne, Vic
2011 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize Finalists, Bendigo,Vic
  Gaze: People, Relationships and Place, Redlands Art Gallery, Qld
2010 Hypnopopia, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, curator: Jon Cattapan
2009 Thesis, Sydney College of the Arts
2008 The Art of the Nude, Albury Art Gallery, Albury, NSW
  Renault New Generation Art, Art Brisbane, Brisbane Convention Centre
2007 National Artist Self-Portrait Prize, The University of Queensland
2006 Metro 5 Award Finalist Exhibition, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
  15 Artists, Redcliff City Gallery, Queensland
  James Farrell Self Portrait Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Vic
  Scratching the Surface, Logan Regional Gallery, Queensland
2004 Open Studios, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2003 Scratching the Surface, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
  Painting the Home, Inflight Gallery, Hobart
2001 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney

 

Awards

2017 Grant - Arts Projects For Individuals, Australia Council for the Arts
2015 The Linden Art Prize, Linden Board Encouragement Award, Judges: Karen Quinlan, Kelly Gellatly,
2015 The Linden Art Prize, Linden Studio Prize
2013 The Windsor Art Award, Melbourne, Judges: Bill Henson and Kelly Gellantly
2013 The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Qld, Judges: Peter McKay, Curator of Contemporary Australian Art, GOMA, Qld
2013 The Portia Geach, Highly Commended, Judged by: Ben Quilty, Lindy Lee and Jane Watters
2009 R&M McGivern Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery, VIC,  Judges: Lewis Miller and Jane Scott
2008 Melbourne Research Scholarship, The University of Melbourne
2007 Metro 5 Award, People’s Choice, Melbourne
2007 James Farrell Self Portrait Award, People’s Choice, Castlemaine Art Gallery
2005 Artist in Residence, ANU School of Art, Canberra
2004 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship, Quebec, Canada
2004 Emerging Artist Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2004 Artist in Residence, ANU School of Art, Canberra
2003 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship
2001 Australian Postgraduate Award, The University of Tasmania
1999 McCulloch Studio Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
1998 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship, Quebec, Canada

 

Bibliography

2017 Making a Mark', feature docummentary, Director: Richard Jesek,
  https://adelaidefilmfestival.org/titles/105946
2017 Art Collector 'Critics Choice', Andrew Frost, July-Sep 2017
2017 Muse, 'Redressing the Balance' Katrina Liberiou, The University of Sydney, June 2017, Issue 17
2017 Sheep bones, glitter and shaving cream: the bold, divergent art of the under-40s
  Jane Howard, The Guardian, Friday 2 June 2017
  link to article here
2017 Articulate, Art Gallery of South Australia, Winter 2017, p17
2015 In The Galleries: Linden Art Prize 2015, Dan Rule, 21 March, Spectrum p22
2014 An Art Beyond the End of Art, Simon Marsh, Panoptic Press, interview
  http://panopticpress.org.au
2007 Artist gets physical, Progress Leader, 20 February, p13
2007 High five for artists, Jeff Makin, Herald Sun, 19 February, p81
2003 Painting the Home, Briony Downes, Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts, issue number 52
2003 Bette Davis eyes: Scratch the surface at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space,
  Chris Chapman, Art Monthly. August, pp30-32
2001 She who must be displayed, by Jennifer Sexton, The Weekend Australian, June 30

 

 

Public Collections

 

GOMA, Queensland Art Gallery  

Link to QAGOMA catalogue

 

The University of Queensland Art Museum 

Link to UQ Art Museum catalogue

 

Maroondah Art Gallery, Vic

link to acquisitive prize winning works

 

The University of Sydney Art Gallery, NSW 

link to artwork in the USAG collection

link to artwork in the USAG collection

 

Redcliffe City Gallery

Sunshine Coast Council, Qld

 

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