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Shannon Smiley

Shannon Smiley was born in Melbourne, Australia, 1977

Artist Statement
As an artist who deals with the landscape as a subject for paintings, I see my practice as a response to both a predilection for the tradition of landscape painting and a questioning of the inherent values within it. In my work I depict specifically the neglected and overgrown niches found in the urban environment and am looking for, via lived experience the sentiment of the idyll.

Education

2007
Bachelor Fine Arts (Honours) Victorian College of the Arts

2002
Diploma of Visual Art, Victoria University TAFE

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013
"Across From the Path", Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2011
Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide


2010
Level 17 Art space, Victoria University, Melbourne, “Wilderlust”
Lindberg Galleries, Melbourne, “Ordinary World”

Group Exhibitions

2015
The Lay of the Land, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Somewhere in the City, Arts Projects, Melbourne
Tattersall's Club Landscape, Art Prize, Brisbane
Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Melbourne
Salon des Refuses Exhibition, National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Salon des Refuses Exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
John Glover Prize, Evandale, Tasmania


2014
John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale,

2013
Chapman & Baily Gallery, "We Are Here"
West Space, Melbourne, "The Sixth Sense"


2012
Melbourne Art Fair, Hill Smith Gallery


2010
Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, John Leslie Art Prize, “The Vision Splendid - Beauty in the Natural World”
Not Fair 2010, Richmond, Melbourne
2009
Lindberg Galleries, Melbourne, “Seppuku”


2008
Level 17 Art Space, Victoria University, Melbourne, “The Road Less Travelled”
Brunswick Arts ARI, Brunswick, Melbourne, “B Grade”
Level 17 Art Space, Victoria University, Melbourne “Re Connect”


2007
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Graduate Exhibition
Student Gallery, VCA, Melbourne, “Hungry Like the Wolf”


2006
Spectrum Project Space, Perth, “Thinning Distance”
Viewing Space ARI Gallery, Melbourne, “What Now”
Margret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne, finalists of the Wallara Travelling Scholarship


2005
Radnor Street Tenement Flat, Glasgow


2003
69 Smith Street Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne “Dreamtracing”

Awards

2015
Finalist, John Glover Art Prize
Finalist, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
Winner, People's Choice, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize


2014
Winner, John Leslie Art Prize


2012
Finalist, Metro Art Prize


2010
Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize


2007
Rosemary Ricker Award


2006
Rosemary Ricker Award
Roger Kemp Memorial Art Prize
Finalist, Wallara Travelling Scholarship


2002
Caroline Williams Award

Commissions

2007
Portrait of Eric Lund, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Technology, (1991-95)

 

 

Shannon Smiley

Near the Harbour Bridge


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
100 cm x 120 cm
 

$5,500

Shannon Smiley

Overrun, Paddington


Medium
oil on linen

Dimensions
110 cm x 85 cm

$4,500

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