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Brent Harris

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born Palmerston North, New Zealand, 1956. Arrived Australia 1981. Lives in Melbourne

EDUCATION        

1982-1984 - Bachelor of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
1981 Diploma of Art and Design, Footscray College of TAFE, Melbourne

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 the reassembled self, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2010 Surrender and Catch, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
2008 Deluge, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
2007 Heads, Lister Gallery, Perth
2007 Borrowed plumage, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
2006 Deities, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
2006 Just a feeling: Brent Harris, selected works 1987–2005, the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne
2006 Swamp op—Brent Harris, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
2005 Singapore print and paper pulp works, Singapore Tyler Print Institute
2005 Plato’s cave, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
2004 The face, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2003 Sleep: twenty small paintings, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
2002 Grotesquerie, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
2002 Grotesquerie, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
2001
Prints 1988–2001, Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
2001Swamp, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney

2000 Prints 1989–2000, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
1999 Swamp, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
1999 The untimely, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
1998To the forest’ and ‘Drift’, a set of 10 intaglio prints, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
1997The untimely, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
1996 Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
1996 That uncertain feeling, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
1995 Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne
1995 Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
1993 Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne
1989 The Stations, 13 Verity Street, Melbourne
1988 13 Verity Street, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011Out of Australia, The British Museum, London

2011 Artist Artists, Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria
2010
Change, MUMA, Monash University, Melbourne
2009 The things I have seen and the money I have spent, The British School in Rome, Dec
2006 Before The Body – Matter, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
2006 Tarrawarra Biennial 2006; Parallel Lives: Australian Painting Today, Tarrawarra, Victoria
2005 Drawn from the collection, NGV International, Melbourne
2005 Extra-aesthetic: 25 views of the Monash University Collection, Monash University Museum of
 Art, Melbourne
2004 HANGA: selected artists from the Nagasawa Art Park residency, Devonport Regional Gallery,
Tasmani
2004 Making portraits: five years of National Portrait Gallery commissions, National Portrait Gallery,
 Canberra
2003 Orifice, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2002 Archibald prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; tour of regional New South Wales;
and George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
2002 Fieldwork: Australian art 1968–2002, the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
2002 It’s a beautiful day: new painting in Australia: 2, the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of
 Melbourne, and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2001Art on paper, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
2001Low-down: recent acquisitions, Monash University Collection, Monash University Gallery,
            Melbourne
2001 Painting: an arcane technology, the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne
A studio in Paris: Australian artists at the Cité Internationale des Arts, 1967–2000, SH Ervin         Gallery, Sydney
2000 The Chartwell Collection: recent acquisitions, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
2000 Sensational painting, Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth
2000 Spitting and biting: ten contemporary artists and the print, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Workings of the mind: Melbourne printing 1960–2000,Queensland University of Technology Art
Museum, Brisbane, and tour
1999 Woodblock prints from Nagasawa AIR Program, Sanko Gallery, Kobe, Japan
1998 Private parts, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Sets and series, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
1997 Geometric painting in Australia 1941–1997, University Art Museum, University of Queensland,
Brisbane
1997 Queer crossing, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, the University of New South
Wales, Sydney
1996 Drawn from life, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1996 Other islands, art of the Pacific Rim, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1993 The black show, Geelong Gallery, Victoria, and tour
1993 Contemporary Australian painting: the Allen, Allen and Hemsley Collection, Westpac Gallery,
Melbourne
1992 Australian pastels, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1992 Recent acquisitions, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1992 Rules for drawing, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1992 Stations of the Cross, patronage and the visual arts: Rod Milgate and Brent Harris, Noosa
         Regional Gallery, Queensland
1992 You are here, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and tour
1991Exposition, Art Dock Noumea, New Caledonia
1991 John McCaughey memorial art prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1991 Loaded, 13 Verity Street, Melbourne
1991 Möet & Chandon Australian Art Foundation touring exhibition, National Gallery of Australia,
Canberra, and tour
1991 New art: contemporary Australian art acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1991 Painting + perception, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1991 Recent acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1991 Room for abstraction, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne
1991 The 2nd Tokyo art expo 1991, Tokyo International Trade Centre
1991 The sublime imperative, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1989 Australian perspecta 1989, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1989 ICI Contemporary Art Collection exhibition, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, and Australian
Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1989 Möet & Chandon Australian Art Foundation touring exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria,
Melbourne, and tour
1989 Re: creation/re-creation: the art of copying 19th & 20th centuries, Monash University Gallery,
 Melbourne
1988 A new generation 1983–1988, the Philip Morris arts grant purchases, National Gallery of
Australia, Canberra
1988 Studio artists, 200 Gertrude Street inc. Gertrude Street Artists’ Spaces, Melbourne
1987 Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch travelling fellowship exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts,
 Melbourne
1985 Three new painters, 70 Arden Street, Melbourne
    

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2008 Residency, Rome, Australia Council (Oct – 2009 through Jan 2010)
2004 Residency, Singapore Tyler Print Institute
1999 Residency, Nagasawa Art Park, Japan
1997 Grant, Visual Arts/Craft Board of the Australia Council
1993–94 Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (Visual Arts/Craft Board of the Australia
        
        Council and Power Institute, the University of Sydney)
1988 Grant, Visual Arts/Craft Board of the Australia Council
1987–89 Residency, 200 Gertrude Street inc. Gertrude Street Artists’ Spaces, Melbourne

COLLECTIONS

Artbank Collection
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
British Museum, Department of prints and Drawings, London
Chartwell Collection, Auckland
Edith Cowan University Art Collection, Perth
Germanos Collection, Sydney
Monash University Collection, Melbourne
Murdoch University Art Collection, Perth
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology Art Collection, Brisbane
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Tarrawarra Museum of Art Collection, Yarra Glen, Victoria
Te Manawa (formerly Manawatu Art Gallery), Palmerston North, New Zealand
The John McBride Collection
The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Wollongong City Art Gallery, Wollongong NSW


BIBLIOGRAPHY (BOOKS)

Colless, Edward, ‘Blue funk: Brent Harris’, The error of my ways, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1995.
Drury, Neville (ed.), New art three: profiles in contemporary Australian art, Craftsman House, Roseville, NSW, 1989.
Grant, Kirsty & Cathy Leahy, On paper: Australian prints and drawings in the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2003.
Jason Smith, Untitled. Sonia Payes. Portraits of Australian Artists. 2007
Stanhope, Zara, ‘Brent Harris’, in Jenepher Duncan & Linda Michael (eds), Monash University Collection: four decades of collecting, Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton, Vic., 2002.

BIBLIOGRAPHY (EXHIBITION CATALOGUES)

Clemens, Justin, A Shallow Calumniated Stream Death, Tolarno Galleries, 2010
Clemens, Justin, Soft Target, Kaliman Gallery Sydney, 2007
Colless, Edward, Brent Harris: That uncertain feeling, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, 1996.
Cook, Robert, Swamp op—Brent Harris, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 2006
Coppel, Stephen, Out of Australia, The British Museum, London, 2011
Gates, Merryn, Re: creation/re-creation: the art of copying 19th & 20th centuries, Monash University Gallery, Clayton, Vic., 1989.
Grant, Kirsty, ‘Swamp (no. 2)’, in Lisa Prager, Margaret Trudgeon & Dianne Waite (eds), Fieldwork, Australian art 1968–2002, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Kadota, Keiko, Jane Stewart et al., Hanga: selected artists from the Nagasawa Art Park residency, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas., 2004.
Lindsay, Frances, Möet & Chandon Australian Art Foundation touring exhibition, Möet & Chandon Australian Art Foundation, Sydney, 1991.
Miller, Steven, Brent Harris: The face, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004.
Mollison, James, Brent Harris: Singapore print and paper pulp works, eds Matin Tran & Laura A Taylor, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 2005.
Moore, Ross, Brent Harris: The untimely, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, 1997.
Roberts, Luke & Scott Redford, You are here, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, & Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney, 1992.
Starr, Bala, It’s a beautiful day: new painting in Australia: 2, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2002.
Timms, Peter, The black show, Geelong Gallery, Vic., 1993.
Trounson, Alan, in Max Delany & Kirrily Hammond (eds), Extra-aesthetic: 25 views of the Monash University Collection, Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton, Vic. 2005.
Wardell, Michael, ‘Brent Harris’, Australian perspecta 1989, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1989.
Yamamaoto, Susumo, The 2nd Tokyo art expo 1991, Japan Art Publishing Co. Ltd, Tokyo, 1991.
Zagala, Maria, Drawn from the collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2005.

BIBLIOGRAPHY (JOURNAL, MAGAZINE AND NEWSPAPER REVIEWS)

‘Artist profile’, Artbank, no. 4, 2000.
Colless, Edward, ‘Australian perspecta 1989’, Eyeline, no. 10, 1989.
Crawford, Ashley, ‘Brent Harris: between quotation and homage’, Tension, no. 15, 1988.
Dodge, Alan R, ‘Brent Harris: The Stations’, Tension, no. 18, 1989.
Dodge, Alan R, ‘Brent Harris: consistency and contradiction’, Art & Australia, vol. 31, no. 4, 1994.
Hill, Peter, ‘The wagers of sin’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 May 2004.
McAuliffe, Chris, ‘The blank generation? Monochrome in the eighties and beyond’, Art + Text, no. 44, 1993.
McDonald, Ewen, ‘Sydney’, Contemporanea, New York, vol. II, no. 5, 1989.
Mollison, James, ‘Brent Harris: “Bubbles”, “Just a feeling”, “Sleep”’, Art & Australia, vol. 42, no. 1, 2004.
Nicholson, Tom, ‘Brent Harris’, Artext, no. 68, 2000.
Rooney, Robert, ‘Sold on an iconic tone of success’, The Australian, 16–17 September 1989.
Smee, Sebastian, Forget Me Not, The Australian, August 2008

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