Nikky  Morgan-Smith

Nikky Morgan-Smith

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Curriculum vitae


Education

2000-2004 Bachelor of visual arts, Southern Cross University, cross-institutional with RMIT, Melbourne.
1998-1999 Drawing Certificate I & II, North Coast Institute T.A.F.E.

Professional Experience

2005 - 2009 Art Therapy teacher in Melbourne & Northern Rivers.

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Murmerations, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2016 Wing Song, Lismore Regional Gallery NSW
2015 Flux, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2014 Imaginery Menagerie, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2012 Shaping Water, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2011 Foliphobia, Harrison Gallery, Paddington NSW
2009 5 Baths A Day In Shades Of Pains Grey, Art Piece Gallery Mullumbimby NSW
2008 Black And Blue, Red Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
2007 Blue And Green Should Never Be Seen, The Alleyway Gallery, Lismore NSW
2004 Sweet Anxiety, Gamma Space, Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC

Selected Group Exhibitions


2016 Anthea Polson Art Comes To Melbourne, Menzies Art Rooms VIC
2015 Precious Things...Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2014 Miniatures - A Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, QLD
2013 The Colour Red Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art Qld
2012 The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 'New Blood' Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2012 Federal Community fundraising auction
2012 Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Centre, Melb
2012 Coraki Connect, Platypus Gallery Casino
2012 International Art Fairs - London, Toronto, Mexico City, Singapore, Amsterdam,
New York, Brussells 
2011 'Visiting Childhood' group show, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2011 Petite Travaux Retrospect Gallery Byron Bay
2011 Singapore art fair
2011 Winner coriki art prize
2011 Awarded Highly commended at Bellingen art prize
2011 Easter art show, Retrospect gallery, Byron Bay.
2011 Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne,Victoria.
2011 Group show ,Harrison Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2011 'Fusion', Lorraine Pilgrim and Retrospect gallery QLD
2011 Touch wood, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2010 Bellingen Art prize
2010 Petits Travaux, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2010 Byron Art Classic, Byron Bay
2010 'Kooks Carnies and clowns', Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2010 Off the Wall, Art Melbourne, Victoria
2009 Petits Travaux, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2009 Off the Wall, Art Sydney, NSW
2009 Day Of The Dead, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2009 Revolution Of Art, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2009 Border Art Prize. Murwillumbah
2009 She, Art Prize
2008 Cloud Farming' -Flipbook Gallery, West End Brisbane, Curated By Adam Lester.
2008 SCU Next Art Gallery, Student Art Prize, (Highly Commended).
2007 Feva (Forty Eight Hours Of Visual Art) Bangalow.
2003 RMIT Graduation Exhibition.
2003 Southern Cross University Graduation Exhibition.
2003 Art Works Gallery, Gold Coast.
1999 Way Wood Gallery, Byron Bay.

Awards and Residencies

2014 Four week artist residency at Le Couvent,Auzits,France
2011 coriki art prize-winner painting
2011 belingen art prize-highly comended

Bibliography

2011 the chanon gazette, write up by zoy cirizzele.
2011 art work featured in credidt union advertisment for qld
2010 Mcwhill, N.S.W Secondary School Visual Art Syllabus Text Book.
2010 InRetrospect10, Featured Artist. Annual Book, Retrospect Galleries.
2009 Coast And Country Living Magazine, Jan/Feb 10 Artists Profile / Interview.
2009 Coast And Country Living Magazine, December '09
2009 Weekend Star', Interview '

Collections

Private and Public Collections Australia and Europe.



Nikky Morgan-Smith was born in Vanuatu in 1979.
She has been based in the North coast of NSW since 1983 and completed a bachelor of visual arts at SCU in 2003, with a year and a half spent at RMIT in Melbourne.

Since then Nikky has participated in numerous group exhibitions held a number of solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and on the north coast of NSW.

Nikky has developed an art practice that is underscored by an understanding of the language of her materials. Her work is motivated by how she interprets her world.  The idea of 'chance' is also an integral part of the process and is employed as a way of articulating the incidental moments / experience of life.  The scope of her practice has been informed by many influences including time spent living in Melbourne, travelling in the USA and the carribian, particularly Cuba. 

Her work is born without the notion of conclusion, she has a deep connection to her own process-by building up and breaking down, incorporating and excluding, working intuitively at times and more formally at others.  She leads us through thought; behaviour, memory and action with her instinctual gesture, assertive brush mark and image use.

Nikky's work holds together the elements of disorder in ways planed decision cannot imitate.
In relinquishing some control of the work Nikky finds that the narrative often reveals itself.
There is physicality to her work that is intimately encoded in the process.
Her work has a steady integrity that is both humorous and dark, embodied in metaphors that carry her stories and observations of life.

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Curriculum vitae


Education

2000-2004 Bachelor of visual arts, Southern Cross University, cross-institutional with RMIT, Melbourne.
1998-1999 Drawing Certificate I & II, North Coast Institute T.A.F.E.

Professional Experience

2005 - 2009 Art Therapy teacher in Melbourne & Northern Rivers.

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Murmerations, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2016 Wing Song, Lismore Regional Gallery NSW
2015 Flux, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2014 Imaginery Menagerie, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2012 Shaping Water, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2011 Foliphobia, Harrison Gallery, Paddington NSW
2009 5 Baths A Day In Shades Of Pains Grey, Art Piece Gallery Mullumbimby NSW
2008 Black And Blue, Red Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
2007 Blue And Green Should Never Be Seen, The Alleyway Gallery, Lismore NSW
2004 Sweet Anxiety, Gamma Space, Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC

Selected Group Exhibitions


2016 Anthea Polson Art Comes To Melbourne, Menzies Art Rooms VIC
2015 Precious Things...Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2014 Miniatures - A Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, QLD
2013 The Colour Red Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art Qld
2012 The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 'New Blood' Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2012 Federal Community fundraising auction
2012 Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Centre, Melb
2012 Coraki Connect, Platypus Gallery Casino
2012 International Art Fairs - London, Toronto, Mexico City, Singapore, Amsterdam,
New York, Brussells 
2011 'Visiting Childhood' group show, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2011 Petite Travaux Retrospect Gallery Byron Bay
2011 Singapore art fair
2011 Winner coriki art prize
2011 Awarded Highly commended at Bellingen art prize
2011 Easter art show, Retrospect gallery, Byron Bay.
2011 Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne,Victoria.
2011 Group show ,Harrison Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2011 'Fusion', Lorraine Pilgrim and Retrospect gallery QLD
2011 Touch wood, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2010 Bellingen Art prize
2010 Petits Travaux, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2010 Byron Art Classic, Byron Bay
2010 'Kooks Carnies and clowns', Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2010 Off the Wall, Art Melbourne, Victoria
2009 Petits Travaux, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2009 Off the Wall, Art Sydney, NSW
2009 Day Of The Dead, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2009 Revolution Of Art, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2009 Border Art Prize. Murwillumbah
2009 She, Art Prize
2008 Cloud Farming' -Flipbook Gallery, West End Brisbane, Curated By Adam Lester.
2008 SCU Next Art Gallery, Student Art Prize, (Highly Commended).
2007 Feva (Forty Eight Hours Of Visual Art) Bangalow.
2003 RMIT Graduation Exhibition.
2003 Southern Cross University Graduation Exhibition.
2003 Art Works Gallery, Gold Coast.
1999 Way Wood Gallery, Byron Bay.

Awards and Residencies

2014 Four week artist residency at Le Couvent,Auzits,France
2011 coriki art prize-winner painting
2011 belingen art prize-highly comended

Bibliography

2011 the chanon gazette, write up by zoy cirizzele.
2011 art work featured in credidt union advertisment for qld
2010 Mcwhill, N.S.W Secondary School Visual Art Syllabus Text Book.
2010 InRetrospect10, Featured Artist. Annual Book, Retrospect Galleries.
2009 Coast And Country Living Magazine, Jan/Feb 10 Artists Profile / Interview.
2009 Coast And Country Living Magazine, December '09
2009 Weekend Star', Interview '

Collections

Private and Public Collections Australia and Europe.



Nikky Morgan-Smith was born in Vanuatu in 1979.
She has been based in the North coast of NSW since 1983 and completed a bachelor of visual arts at SCU in 2003, with a year and a half spent at RMIT in Melbourne.

Since then Nikky has participated in numerous group exhibitions held a number of solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and on the north coast of NSW.

Nikky has developed an art practice that is underscored by an understanding of the language of her materials. Her work is motivated by how she interprets her world.  The idea of 'chance' is also an integral part of the process and is employed as a way of articulating the incidental moments / experience of life.  The scope of her practice has been informed by many influences including time spent living in Melbourne, travelling in the USA and the carribian, particularly Cuba. 

Her work is born without the notion of conclusion, she has a deep connection to her own process-by building up and breaking down, incorporating and excluding, working intuitively at times and more formally at others.  She leads us through thought; behaviour, memory and action with her instinctual gesture, assertive brush mark and image use.

Nikky's work holds together the elements of disorder in ways planed decision cannot imitate.
In relinquishing some control of the work Nikky finds that the narrative often reveals itself.
There is physicality to her work that is intimately encoded in the process.
Her work has a steady integrity that is both humorous and dark, embodied in metaphors that carry her stories and observations of life.