Jenny Watson

Biography

Jenny Watson was born in Melbourne in 1951. She lives and works in Brisbane, Australia and Europe.

Soloshows

  • 2020

    • Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
  • 2019

    • Jenny Watson: A Horses Tale, Vigo Gallery, London
  • 2018

    • Peripheral Vision, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sidney
  • 2017

  • 2016

    • Just a Girl, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Chronicles, QCA Gallery, Brisbane

  • 2015

    • Fabrications, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2014

    • Birds, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Garden of Eden and Child's Play, Galerie Transit, Melechen

    • I woke up in France, Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide

  • 2012

    • Other Lives, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Shibuya

    • Layerings, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

    • Jenny Watson: Here There and Everywhere, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

  • 2011

    • Five paintings about a mobile phone, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

    • Striped Paintings and Undercover, Gimpel Fils, London

  • 2010

    • The Daisy Show, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • CIAP, Hasselt

  • 2009

    • American Idyll, Galerie Transit, Melechen

    • Material Evidence: Jenny Watson, Works on Fabric 1981 - 2005, Kunstverein Rosenheim, Sonntag and Galerie Transit, Melechen

    • Opq- Project Show, The Factory, Kunsthalle Krems

    • Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2008

    • Walking the dog, Malkasten, Düsseldorf

  • 2007

    • Galerie Daniel Varenne, Geneva

    • Star Material, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

  • 2006

    • Paris Fashion Week 2006, a collaboration with Arno Caravel and Martin Grant, Peloton

    • Vintage Paintings & New Watercolours, Galerie Transit, Melechen

    • Works made in Sri Lanka, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

    • Exhibition at Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide

  • 2005

    • Material Evidence: Jenny Watson, Works on Fabric 1981 - 2005, Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane

    • Child's Play, Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf

    • Muka Gallery, Auckland

  • 2004

    • Woman and cat in an upper west side apartment, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

    • Angels, Mrs Peel, Maybelline and a Long Night of the Soul, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Child's Play II, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

  • 2003

    • Child's Play, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama and Hatano Fine Arts, Osaka

    • Made in Perth, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

    • Doll House, International Art Space Kellerberrin, Kellerrebin, Western

  • 2002

    • Girls, Gimpel Fils, London

    • Paul Greenaway, Adelaide

  • 2001

    • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

    • Bologna Art Fair, Giordano Raffaelli, Trento

    • Shrinksville, Galerie Transit, Mechelen

  • 2000

    • Shelf life, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

    • Wild East, Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf

  • 1999

    • Japan '99, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

  • 1998

    • The Play Room & Buffaloes, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

    • University of Hanoi and College of Fine Arts

    • Mothership, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, U.S.A.Dina Carola, Naples

    • The Seven Ages of a Playboy Bunny, Gimpel Fils, London

  • 1997

    • The Bear Facts, Galerie Transit, Leuven

    • Mothership, Giordano Raffaeli, Trento

  • 1996

    • Marburger University Museum

    • Ulmer Museum, Ulm

    • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

  • 1995

    • Made in Europe, Ulmer Museum

    • Rosenheim farm, Rosenheim Kunstverein, Rosenheim

    • Gramency Park Paintings, Manus Presse, Stuttgart

    • Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf

    • History / Hysterie, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Minimalism, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

    • Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf

    • Paintings with Veils and False Tails, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong

    • Manus Presse, Stuttgart

    • Ludwig Forum for Internationale Kunst, Aachen

  • 1994

    • Prints, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

    • Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

    • Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim

    • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Galerie Transit, Leuven

    • Paintings with Veils and False Tails, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra

    • Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

    • Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf

  • 1993

    • Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale

    • Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

    • Paintings with Veils and False Tails, Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale

    • Yoshida Gallery, Nagoya

    • Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

  • 1992

    • Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

    • Yoshida Gallery, Nagoya

    • Roberta Lietti Arte Contemporanea, Como

    • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

  • 1991

    • Black Wholes, City Gallery, Melbourne

    • Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

    • Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

  • 1989

    • Fables, Pastoral and Present, City Gallery, Melbourne

    • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Roz Mac Allan Gallery, Brisbane

  • 1988

    • City Gallery, Melbourne

  • 1987

    • The Mad Room, City Gallery, Melbourne

    • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Roz Mac Allan Gallery, Brisbane

  • 1986

    • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

  • 1985

    • University Gallery, University of Melbourne

    • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

  • 1984

    • Art Projects, Melbourne

  • 1983

    • Art Projects, Melbourne

    • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

  • 1982

    • Art Projects, Melbourne

  • 1981

    • Q Space Annex, Brisbane Art Projects, Melbourne

  • 1980

    • Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane

    • Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

    • Q Space Annex, Brisbane

    • Axiom Gallery, Melbourne

    • David Reid Gallery, Sydney

  • 1978

    • Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

  • 1977

    • Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

  • 1975

    • Abraxas Gallery, Canberra

    • Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

    • Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane

  • 1974

    • Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

  • 1973

    • Chapman Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

Groupshows

  • 2018

    • Fringe - William Copley, Saskia Pintelon & Jenny Watson, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem

    • Sydney Contemporary, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

  • 2016

    • Flashback & Guests, Stalke Galleri, Kirke Såby

    • Painting, More Painting- Chapter 2, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

    • Love…More Than a Four Letter Word, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

  • 2015

    • Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School, Sydney

    • Radical Romanticism, CRANE International Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia

    • GROUP SHOW: Tony Clark, Dale Frank, Kathy Temin & Jenny Watson, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Howard Arkley (and friends…), TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria

  • 2014

    • Solitaire,Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Healesville

    • Spin Doctor, curated by Johan Creten, Brussels Art Fair, Brussels

    • Basil Sellers Art Prize 4, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne

    • Pop to Popism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

  • 2013

    • Mix Tape 1980′s: Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

    • Every day I am a day older: Portraiture from the Griffith University Art Collection, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane

    • New 2013: Selected Recent Acquisitions, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

    • Heat in the Eyes: New Acquisitions 2010-2013, Ian Potter Museum of Art - University of Melbourne, Melbourne

    • Playtime, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

  • 2012

    • Contemporary Australia: Women, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

    • Kindness/Udarta: Australia-India Cultural Exchange, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2011

    • Forever Young: 30 Years of the Heide Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

    • PICA Salon 2011, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth

  • 2010

    • Slow Burn: a century of Australian women artists from a private collection, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

    • We Call Them Pirates Out Here, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

    • Melbourne / Brisbane: punk, art and after, The Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne

  • 2008

    • The Brisbane Sound, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

  • 2007

    • National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2007, The University of Queensland, Brisbane

    • Bendigo Art Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

    • Glimpse: Inside Gold Coast City Art Gallery's Collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD

    • Innocence and Experience, Gimpel Fils, London

    • Cut `N' Paste, Peloton Galleries, Sydney

    • Let Them Roam, Harrison Galleries, Sydney

  • 2006

    • The Idea of the Animal, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

  • 2005

    • Blur; Reality and Realism in Picture Making, curated by Steven Alderton, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, QLD

    • So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star: Australian painting from the NGV Shell Collection, NGV touring exhibition organized by NETS Victoria Elisabeth Murdoch Gallery, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria

    • 10/21 - VCA at the Venice Biennale, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

    • Drawing Centre, curated by Ross Woodrow, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW

    • Blur, curated by Steven Alderton, Dell Gallery @ QCA, Brisbane, Queensland

    • The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2005, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

    • If the walls could talk: Tony Clark, Callum Morton, David Noonan, Kathy Temin and Jenny Watson, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Critical Mass, Transit Gallery, Mechelen

    • Gallery artists in new space, Giordano Raffaelli, Trento

  • 2004

    • La Flora, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

    • George Keyt Foundation International Artists' Camp 2004, Harold Peiris Gallery, Lionel Wendt Centre, Colombo

    • Ruby Ranch, curated Dr. Patricia Frederick, Arizona, New Mexico

    • Blur, curated by Steven Alderton, Redland Art Gallery, Redland Shire Council, Cleveland, Queensland

    • Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), Grafton Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales

    • Portrait show, University of Queensland, Brisbane; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

    • Heavenly Creatures, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Victoria

    • Bendigo Art Prize, Bendigo, Victoria

    • Children (Four artists), Transit Gallery, Mechelen

  • 2003

    • Group Show, MUKA, Auckland

    • Group Show, Annina Nosei, New York

    • Summer Show, Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf

    • StArt: arte e sport a Cavalese, Centro Arte Contemporanea di Cavalese, Trento

    • Speilhoven Project, Belgium

    • MCA Unpacked II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

    • MCA Unpacked (touring exhibition), Queensland University Art Gallery, Brisbane

    • In Conversation, The VanVliet Collection of international contemporary art with artworks from the collection of The University of Queensland, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane

  • 2002

    • Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968 - 2002, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Melbourne

    • Frankfurt Art Fair, Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf

    • Parallel Structures, a David Pestorious Project, Southbank, Brisbane & 200 Gertrude Street Artists Spaces, Melbourne

    • Transit Narratives, Staff of Selected Australian Universities, touring Italy

  • 2001

    • Vessel….vehicle of promise, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, New South Wales

    • Desire, RMIT Gallery, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne

    • MCA Unpacked (touring exhibition), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

  • 2000

    • Summer Invitational, Annina Nosei, New York

    • Mommy Dearest, Gimpel Fils, London

  • 1999

    • Annina Nosei at Bologna Art Fair, Bologna

    • Group Exhibition, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen

  • 1998

    • VOXXX, Chemnitz

    • Private Parts, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

  • 1997

    • Kelowna Museum, British Columbia, Kelowna

    • Gallery Artists, Annina Nosei, New York

    • Hotel on Fire: Brad Buckley, Genevieve Cadieux, Via Lewandowsky, Ken Lum, Jenny Watson, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna

  • 1996

    • Telstra Adelaide Festival, Adelaide

  • 1995

    • Natural Dialogue, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne

    • Double Vision, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney; Canberra School of Art, Canberra

    • One World: Many Visions, In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, Silvermine Guild Arts Centre Gallery, New Canaan

  • 1994

    • Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

    • The Body, The Human Measure, Galerie Gaby Kraushar, Düsseldorf

    • Confess and Conceal, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Australian Centre,Manila, Philippines; Australian Embassy, Jakarta, IndonesiaYoshida Gallery

    • Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair, Nagoya

    • Power Works from the M.C.A. Collection, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongaarewa, Wellington; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; Waikato Museum of Art & History, Hamilton; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (1995)

  • 1993

    • Yoshida Gallery, Nagoya

    • Sue Crockford Gallery, New Zealand

    • Prospect 1993, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, & Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

    • Confess and Conceal, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, National Gallery of Art, Singapore, National Gallery of Art, Bangkok

    • Wit's End, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

  • 1991

    • Early and Recent Work by 8 Contemporary Artists, City Gallery, Melbourne

    • Off the Wall / In the Air: a Seventies Selection, Monash University; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

    • Personal Portraits, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

    • Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Centre, Queensland

  • 1990

    • City Gallery at ARCO'90, Madrid, Spain

    • Defective Models - Australian Portraiture 19th & 20th Centuries, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

    • Art With Text, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

    • 2nd Australian Contemporary Art Fair, City Gallery, Melbourne

    • Alice 125, Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne State College, Melbourne

    • Mornington Peninsula Print Prize, Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery

    • Portia Geach Art Prize, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

    • 15th Fremantle Print Award Exhibition, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle

    • 1990 Diamond Valley Art Award, Diamond Valley Shire Offices, Greensborough

  • 1988

    • Phase Zone Three, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne

    • Selected Work 1968 - 1988, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Australian Bicentennial Perspecta, Art Gallery of Western Australia, and subsequent tour: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Wurttembergische Kunsterverein , Stuttgard (1989)

  • 1987

    • Chaos, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Paperworks by Seven, Roz MacAllan Gallery, Brisbane

    • Backlash, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

    • Australian Art 1965 - 1985 (Field to Figuration), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

    • John McCaughey Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

    • Images of Childhood, Heide Park & Art Gallery, Melbourne

    • Australian Bicentennial Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

  • 1986

    • Sixth Triennale of India, Dehli

    • Forbidden Objects, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

  • 1985

    • Visual Tension, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

    • Queensland Works, Queensland University Art Museum, Brisbane

    • Isolaustralia, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice

    • Artists Books, Anzart in New Zealand, Auckland

    • Close Remarks, Artspace, Sydney

    • 3rd Internationale Triennale der Zaichnung, Stadt Kunsthalle, Nürnberg

    • Peace Biennale, Kunstmuseum & Kunsthaus, Hamburg

  • 1984

    • Form - Image - Sign, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

    • Apocalypse + Utopia, University Gallery, The University of Melbourne; Art Projects, Melbourne

    • 5th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

    • Dreams and Nightmares, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

    • Symbols, Emblems, Signatures: Australian Drawings 1984, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

  • 1983

    • Robert MacPherson, Jenny Watson, Mike Parr, John Nixon, Art Projects, Melbourne

    • A Melbourne Mood; Cool Contemporary Art, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

    • Minimalism, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

    • A.U.S.T.R.A.L.I.A., Zona Firenze

    • Drawing from the Face and Figure, Heide Park & Art Gallery, Melbourne

    • From Another Continent, Australia, the Dream & the Real, ARCII Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris

    • Australian Art in Amsterdam, Galerie Biederberg Muller, Amsterdam

    • Recent Australian Painting: A Survey of the 70's & 80's, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

    • Vox Pop; Into the 80's, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

    • Mattara Exhibition, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle

    • Acquisitions 1973 -1983, Queensland University Art Museum, Brisbane

    • Drawings (Schematic, Expressionist & Psychological), Art Projects, Melbourne

    • Against the Wall (Selections from the Michell Endowment), University Gallery, Melbourne

    • New Art: Selections from the Michell Endowment, Banule Gallery, Melbourne

  • 1982

    • 4th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

    • Painting/Painting, Art Projects, Melbourne

    • New Painting, Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney

    • Popism, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

    • Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

    • The Temple of the Winds, N-Space, Melbourne

    • Australian Art of the Seventies - The Philip Morris Collection, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

    • The Seventies, The National Bank Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

  • 1981

    • Real Super Real, Albury Art Gallery

    • New Realism, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

    • The Beacon, N Space, Sydney

  • 1980

    • Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

    • Georges' Prize, Melbourne

    • Alliance Francaise Fellowship Winners, Melbourne

    • On Paper, Survey 14, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

  • 1979

    • Still Life and Still Lives, travelling throughout AustraliaWorks on Paper, Watters Gallery, Sydney

  • 1978

    • Still Life - Eight Women Realists, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne

    • Powell Street Gallery Artists, Cunningham-Ward, New York

  • 1977

    • Illusion & Reality, International Exhibition, Australian State Galleries

  • 1975

    • Georges' Invitation Art Prize, Georges, Melbourne

  • 1974

    • The Supernatural Natural Image, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, McLelland Art Gallery, Langwarrin, Ballarat Regional Gallery, Ballarat Central

Contact

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