Cathy  Quinn

Cathy Quinn

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Curriculum vitae

My work is motivated by interpretation of my world, imagination and experiences. The idea of chance plays an integral part of the process and I enjoy working intuitively. My medium is oil paint, which I build up and break down, incorporating and excluding. In relinquishing some control the narrative reveals itself.

My current practice is an interpretation of my environment and experiences conditioned by my imagination. It is about finding the magic that lies within both the beautiful and the seemingly unattractive. The works are an investigation into the possibilities of change and transformation. They continue with the notion of looking through the mind’s eye to alter what is banal or confronting and shift that reality to create a positive slant. Looking into the distance and experiencing the uncertainty of what lies within and beyond those undulating mountains. My focus is on the ambiguity created by melding shapes and weaving the layers of colour light and atmosphere.

Education

1986: I completed my BA (fine Art) at Chisholm Institute, now Monash University, majoring in printmaking and sub majoring in sculpture.
1997: Christies Education, Australian Art
2010: La Trobe College of Education: Studio & practice development

Employment

National Gallery of Victoria
Working with Art : Australia
Sole Australian agent for London Contemporary Art
London Contemporary Art :London
Grenville Gibbs Corporate Art :London

Volunteer work

Heide Museum of Modern Art
St Mary's House of Welcome: art classes
Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn
Christies Hong Kong

Exhibitions

2016 Artist's Choice - A Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2016 Eclectica WWS Foundation Art Show, Mittagong, NSW
2016 St Kevin's Art Show, Winner - 'Best Modern Painting', Vic
2016 Alternate Reality (solo exhibition) Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2016 Anthea Polson Art Comes To Melbourne, Menzies Auction Rooms, Vic
2016 Pop up gallery At the beach - summer group show, Sorrento Victoria
2015 Waterfront Gallery ARI Group Show- Colours of Melbourne presented by Magnus Collective & DC Gibbons
2014 Chapman & Bailey Gallery Group Show- Belle Arti 2014 Prize
2014 Tacit Contemporary Art Group Show- Off the Wall exhibition
2014 Tacit Contemporary Art Solo Show - Beyond
2014 NGV Melbourne Now- Abbotsford Convent Open Studios
2013 St Heliers St Gallery at Abbotsford Convent Solo show - Imagined Worlds
2013 69 Smith St Gallery Group Show - Secret life of
2012 St Heliers St Gallery at Abbotsford Convent Tenants Christmas Exhibition
2012 Chapman and Bailey Gallery Group Show - Belle Arti 2012 Prize
2012 69 Smith St Gallery Group Show- the Secret Life of Space
2011 Linden Gallery - Postcard Show
2010 69 Smith St Gallery Group show - the Secret Life of the City
2010 La Trobe College Gallery Group show - Black and White
1990 The Printmakers Art, Smith Gallery, UK
1987 Victorian Print Workshop Group Printmaking Exhibition
1986 Reconnaissance Gallery Group Printmaking Exhibition
1985 70 Arden Street Gallery
Involved in the organisation and co- ordination of printmaking exhibition of various graduating art schools including Monash Uni (Chisholm) Victorian Collage of Arts and RMIT Bundoora
1985 Chisholm Institute (Monash University) - Awarded High Commendation, Lucato Prize

Cathy Quinn

Curriculum vitae

My work is motivated by interpretation of my world, imagination and experiences. The idea of chance plays an integral part of the process and I enjoy working intuitively. My medium is oil paint, which I build up and break down, incorporating and excluding. In relinquishing some control the narrative reveals itself.

My current practice is an interpretation of my environment and experiences conditioned by my imagination. It is about finding the magic that lies within both the beautiful and the seemingly unattractive. The works are an investigation into the possibilities of change and transformation. They continue with the notion of looking through the mind’s eye to alter what is banal or confronting and shift that reality to create a positive slant. Looking into the distance and experiencing the uncertainty of what lies within and beyond those undulating mountains. My focus is on the ambiguity created by melding shapes and weaving the layers of colour light and atmosphere.

Education

1986: I completed my BA (fine Art) at Chisholm Institute, now Monash University, majoring in printmaking and sub majoring in sculpture.
1997: Christies Education, Australian Art
2010: La Trobe College of Education: Studio & practice development

Employment

National Gallery of Victoria
Working with Art : Australia
Sole Australian agent for London Contemporary Art
London Contemporary Art :London
Grenville Gibbs Corporate Art :London

Volunteer work

Heide Museum of Modern Art
St Mary's House of Welcome: art classes
Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn
Christies Hong Kong

Exhibitions

2016 Artist's Choice - A Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2016 Eclectica WWS Foundation Art Show, Mittagong, NSW
2016 St Kevin's Art Show, Winner - 'Best Modern Painting', Vic
2016 Alternate Reality (solo exhibition) Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2016 Anthea Polson Art Comes To Melbourne, Menzies Auction Rooms, Vic
2016 Pop up gallery At the beach - summer group show, Sorrento Victoria
2015 Waterfront Gallery ARI Group Show- Colours of Melbourne presented by Magnus Collective & DC Gibbons
2014 Chapman & Bailey Gallery Group Show- Belle Arti 2014 Prize
2014 Tacit Contemporary Art Group Show- Off the Wall exhibition
2014 Tacit Contemporary Art Solo Show - Beyond
2014 NGV Melbourne Now- Abbotsford Convent Open Studios
2013 St Heliers St Gallery at Abbotsford Convent Solo show - Imagined Worlds
2013 69 Smith St Gallery Group Show - Secret life of
2012 St Heliers St Gallery at Abbotsford Convent Tenants Christmas Exhibition
2012 Chapman and Bailey Gallery Group Show - Belle Arti 2012 Prize
2012 69 Smith St Gallery Group Show- the Secret Life of Space
2011 Linden Gallery - Postcard Show
2010 69 Smith St Gallery Group show - the Secret Life of the City
2010 La Trobe College Gallery Group show - Black and White
1990 The Printmakers Art, Smith Gallery, UK
1987 Victorian Print Workshop Group Printmaking Exhibition
1986 Reconnaissance Gallery Group Printmaking Exhibition
1985 70 Arden Street Gallery
Involved in the organisation and co- ordination of printmaking exhibition of various graduating art schools including Monash Uni (Chisholm) Victorian Collage of Arts and RMIT Bundoora
1985 Chisholm Institute (Monash University) - Awarded High Commendation, Lucato Prize