Tanya Chaitow

The Space Between You And Me (after Arthur Devis)

The Tiger’s Tale (after Francisco Goya)

Invisible As Anyone (after Joseph Karl Stieler)

We Are Reading The Story Of Our Lives (after Joseph Karl Stieler)

Whispering The Tiger’s Tale (after Sir Joshua Reynolds)

Self Portrait With Bush Turkey (after Thomas Gainsborough)

The Fragility Of Hope (after Goya)

The Fragility Of Hope 1 (after Goya)

Living In The Past Presently 15

Living In The Past Presently 16

Holding Court

Ready Set Go

The Tones That Unite Thunder And Raindrops

The Sky Is Waiting At The End Of The Street 8

Swimming Lessons

Walking In The Morning Sun, Invisible (after Louis Boilly)

The Night Unveils It’s Plans (after Louis Boilly)

Does The Life We Live Belong To Us (after Louis Boilly)

Duet For Sunflowers (after Thomas Gainsborough)

Dreaming Of Bluebells (after Thomas Gainsborough)

Dreaming Of Rain

Long Way Home

The Garden Of My Memory

Does My Bum Look Big In This

TANYA CHAITOW

Tanya Chaitow is a painter who works with disruptive narrative and a lexicon of her own symbols. Through humour, fantasy and art history, her work becomes a personal odyssey with which to explore the human spirit and the fine distinction between fantasy and reality. Born in South Africa, Tanya Chaitow has an Honours degree in English literature and theatre from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She immigrated in 1978, completing her Masters of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in 2007. Tanya Chaitow’s practice draws on her interest in the theatre, storytelling and the theatrical. In 2007 she completed a residency at the Cité of Paris and returned for a second residency in 2010 to undertake research into the arts of mime and theatre. Tanya Chaitow has been  selected as a finalist in many prestigious art prizes on multiple occasions, the Dobell Prize for Drawing, the Blake Prize, the Mosman Art prize, the Salon des Refusees, the Fleurieu Art Prize, the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, The Fishers Ghost Art Award, the Kedumba Drawing Prize and the Stanthorpe Art Prize. Since graduation Tanya Chaitow has  exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions.  She has been represented by Stella Downer Fine Arts Gallery since 2004, and recently by Anthea Polson in Queensland.

Selected Biography

2010 Residency at the Cite International des Arts Paris, France
2007 Residency at the Cite International des Arts Paris, France April – June
Masters of Fine Art, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2006 Worked with the Bell Shakespeare Company during rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet
2003 New York Studio School Painting Marathon, Adelaide School of Art, Adelaide
2001 New York Studio School Painting Marathon, Adelaide School of Art, Adelaide
1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney
1991 Diploma Fine Arts, Meadowbank TAFE, Sydney
1988-90 Ass. Diploma Fine Art, Meadowbank TAFE, Sydney
1979 Diploma of Education, Kuringai College of Advanced Education, NSW
1978 Bachelor Drama with Honours, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Solo Exhibitions

2022 The Whisper of the Tiger’s Tale, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2020 Living in the past presently, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2019 In dreams I wake, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2016 A cup of sea to sail, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2014 Moonlighting with Ai WeiWei, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2013 Moon Days, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2011 Battle for the day before, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2008 There’s A Moose In The Stairwell, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2007 Nothing Personal, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
Master of Fine Art Exhibition, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney
2001 Cumulus, The Beatty Gallery, Sydney
2000 Jumprope, The Beatty Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Hazelhurst Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Art Centre, Gymea
Dark Moments, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney. Group show
2019 Anthea Polson Art, Qld. Xmas show
Lethbridge 20 000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Qld
Golden Moon: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
Dobell Drawing Prize, National Art School
2018 Group show, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney.
Anthea Polson Art, Qld. Xmas show
A.K. Bellinger Inverell, Xmas show
Mosman Art prize, Mosman Art Gallery
2017 Adelaide Perry Drawing prize, Adelaide Perry Gallery
A Stellar Renaissance, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2016 Chippendale New World Art Prize, Ng Gallery, Chippendale
2015 Kedumba Drawing Prize
Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW
Chippendale New World Art Prize, Ng Gallery, Chippendale
Gallery Artists, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Qld
2014 Gallery Artists, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2013 Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Blake Prize, College of Fine Arts, Sydney
Gallery Artists, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
The North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader Centre, Sydney
Zoologica, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2012 Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Melbourne Art Fair, represented by Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
anim(us), Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2011 The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Fleurieu Art Prize, Hardy’s Winery, McLaren Vale, SA
Waverly Woollahra Art Prize, Waverly Woollahra Art School, Sydney
Salon de Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
The Papermill, Sydney
2010 The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Melbourne Art Fair, represented by Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
Stanthorpe Art Festival, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Qld
Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney
2009 The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The Inaugural Blake Prize Directors Cut Exhibition, online exhibition
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney
2007 Weill Rooms at the Cite International des Arts, Paris, France
Willoughby Art Prize, Willoughby Council Chambers, Sydney
The 58th Blake Prize, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
2006 Art on the Rocks, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Gallery (Highly commended)
2005 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
The Blake Prize, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney
2004 Blake Prize, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney
Works on Paper, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
Art on the Rocks, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Gallery
Celebrating Ten Years, The Beatty Gallery, Sydney
2002 Generation 2002, The Beatty Gallery, Sydney
New York Drawing Marathon, Adelaide
1999 Delicious: Showcase 1999, The Beatty Gallery, Sydney
New York Drawing Marathon, Adelaide
Alumni Exhibition, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
Willoughby Art Prize, Willoughby Council Chambers, Sydney
Hunters Hill Art Prize, Hunters Hill Town Hall, Sydney
1998 Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Sydney
Waverley Woollahra Art Prize, Sydney (Highly Commended)
Willoughby Art Prize, Willoughby Council Chambers, Sydney
Graduating Students Exhibition, College of Fine Arts Gallery

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020 Exploring, delighting & changing on East Side 89.7FM with Maisy Stapleton
2014 Moonlighting with Ai Weiwei, Tracey Clement Art Guide January/February
2013 Moon Days The Planner, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald. 6 December
Moon Days The Art Life, Sharne Wolff, 29 November
Michael Fitzgerald, ‘Open gallery’, Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 – 18 August
2012 ‘Zoologica’, etc, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 February 2012
Eleanor Pearson, ‘Arts ‘powerful whimsy’; Love of adopted Australian landscape inspires artist’s
work’, North Shore Times, 16 March, p.13
2011 Andrew Frost, ‘Animal Instincts’, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 April
Greg Doyle, Sydney Pundit ‘Tanya Chaitow @ Stella Downer Fine Art’
Danny Gocs, ‘Whimsical Artworks’, Artbeat, Australian Jewish News, 1 April
Hayley Morgan, ‘Tanya Chaitow, Battle for the day before’, TwoThousand 17 March
2010 Feature Artist, 15 July Kate Adams, ‘Tanya Chaitow’, Artist Profile, iss. 10, Summer
2009 John Mathews, ‘On the Dobell Prize 2009 @ AGNSW’, ArtKritique, 5 December
Christopher Allen, ‘Tumult captured on paper’, The Australian, 13 November
2008 Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Artnotes, Art Monthly, December – February
2007 Jo Higgins, Australian Art Collector, iss. 39, January – March
2007 The Planner, The SMH, March 3
2001 The Australian Jewish News, November
2000 The Australian Jewish News, July 7
1998 Craft Arts International no. 4

The Whisper Of A Tiger’s Tale

February 26, 2022 - March 13, 2022

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