Ben Quilty Australian, b. 1973-

1973 Born in Sydney

Education 2015 Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of Western Sydney,

sydney

2001 Bachelor of Visual Communications, School of Design,

University of Western Sydney, sydney

1996 Certificate in Aboriginal Culture & History, Monash University,

melbourne

1994 Bachelor of Visual Arts – Painting, Sydney College of the Arts,

Sydney University, Sydney

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Accident, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Quilty, Art Gallery of South Australia, adelaide (followed by

tour to QAGOMA and the Art Gallery of New South Wales)

2018 Tolarno Galleries, sydney contemporary, sydney

Notes on Chaos, Tolarno Galleries, melbourne

2017 The Last Supper, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

2016 The Stain, Tolarno Galleries, melbourne

Walkway Gallery, sa

2015 Jan Murphy Gallery, sydney contemporary, sydney

Straight White Male, Pearl Lam Galleries, hong kong

2014 Alien, Galerie Allen, paris

Saatchi Gallery, london

Drawing, Tolarno Galleries, melbourne

Kuta Beach, Tolarno Galleries, art basel, hong kong

2013 Olivia’s dream, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Trigger-Happy: Ben Quilty's Brave New World, Drill Hall Gallery,

ANU, canberra

The Fiji Wedding, Tolarno Galleries, melbourne

solo exhibitions (contd) 2010 Evo Project, Grantpirrie, hong kong international art fair,

hong kong

Ben Quilty, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Trashed, Lost Projects, philippines

Inhabit, Grantpirrie, sydney

2009 Ben Quilty Live, The University of Queensland Art Museum,

brisbane (followed by tour to Tarrawarra Museum of Art, vic)

Critical Impact: Ben Quilty in Melbourne, Grantpirrie,

melbourne

2008 More Work From the Man Cave, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Smashed, Grantpirrie, melbourne art fair, melbourne

(followed by tour to the Newcastle University Art Gallery, nsw)

Smashed, Grantpirrie, sydney

2007 New Work From The Man Cave, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Death-Wish, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Pride & Patriotism, Grantpirrie, sydney

2006 Jan Murphy Gallery, melbourne art fair, melbourne

Ache, Grantpirrie, sydney

2005 We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Life’s What You Do While You’re Waiting To Die, Mansuell Wickes

at Mary Place Gallery, sydney

2004 Young & Free?, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Beauty, Rich & Rare, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, melbourne

2003 Torana, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney

2002 New Paintings, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney

2001 Paris, Step Gallery, Sydney

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 Weapons for the soldier, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Sydney

Jan Murphy Gallery, spring 1883, Melbourne

All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files, The Yellow House,

Sydney

Haze

2017 NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Go Figure: Works from the collection, Tweed Regional Gallery,

NSW

Something Living, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

Romancing the Skull, Art Gallery of Ballarat, vic

group exhibitions (contd) Jan Murphy Gallery, sydney contemporary, sydney

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Charity Auction, france

Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017, Orange Regional

Gallery, nsw

mad love curated by Del Kathryn Barton, A3, berlin

Tolarno Galleries, art basel, hong kong

@50 Part 2, Tolarno Galleries, melbourne

2016 Birds: Flight paths in Australian Art, Mornington Peninsula

Regional Art Gallery, vic

The longest war, Australian War Memorial, canberra

Sappers & Shrapnel: Contemporary art and art of the trenches, Art

Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Painting. More Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art,

melbourne

Wildthing: Animals in Contemporary Art, Mosman Art Gallery,

sydney

Length & Breadth: new acquisitions from the Parliament House Art

Collection, Parliament House, canberra

Hot Rods, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Panorama: Part One, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, vic

Charles, Insitu, berlin

Tolarno Galleries, art basel, hong kong

Pearl Lam Galleries, art basel, hong kong

2015 Tolarno Galleries, art basel, hong kong

This is the End…Guy Maestri, Ben Quilty, Luke Sciberras, Bathurst

Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Art from Australia, Gail Art Museum, south korea

Pearl Lam Galleries, art basel, hong kong

Pearl Lam Galleries, art cologne, germany

2014 Embodied, Pearl Lam Galleries, hong kong

Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Dark Heart, Art Gallery of

South Australia, adelaide

Private Assembly A Contemporary Collection, Tweed Regional

Gallery, nsw

Prudential Eye Award for Contemporary Art Exhibition, singapore

Tolarno Galleries, melbourne art fair, melbourne

Pearl Lam Galleries, melbourne art fair, melbourne

group exhibitions (contd) Pearl Lam Galleries, istanbul art international, istanbul

2013 Jan Murphy Gallery, sydney contemporary art fair, sydney

Air Born, McLelland Gallery, vic

Middle Head Exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery, sydney

Divide and Context, Golburn Art Gallery, nsw

2012 Rapture of Death, Gippsland Art Gallery, nsw

The Redlands Art Prize (Winner), National Art School, sydney

2012 Animal/Human, The University of Queensland Art Museum,

brisbane

The Gold Award, Rockhampton Art Gallery, qld

Jan Murphy Gallery, melbourne art fair, melbourne

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

2011 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

Grantpirrie Editions, Grantpirrie, suite 46a oxford street

darlinghurst, sydney

Jan Murphy Gallery, melbourne art fair, melbourne

Australian masterpieces from the TWMA collection, Landscape,

Tarrawarra Museum of Art, vic

Out of the Comfort Zone, Customs House curated by Virginia

Wilson, sydney

Together in Harmony for 50 Years: Linking Australian and Korean

Arts, Korean Cultural Exchange Centre, korea

Awake, Bom Gallery, korea

2010 Time Travel: reimagining the past, Tweed River Art Gallery, nsw

An Oeuvre Both Abundant and Diverse, Sydney College of Arts

Galleries, nsw

Hayman Collection: Volume One, Horsham Regional Art Gallery,

vic

Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, sydney

2009 On Rage curated by Ben Quilty, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

The Shilo Project, The Ian Potter Gallery, University of

Melbourne, vic

Darwin's Bastards, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, nsw

Welcome to the Death Show: The Death Project Stage 2,

Parramatta Artists Studios, sydney

Salon, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, nsw

Victory Over The Sun, Utopian Slumps, melbourne

group exhibitions (cond) Grantpirrie, hong kong international art fair, hong

kong

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

Wheels On Fire, Manning Regional Gallery, nsw

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, sydney

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, nsw

2008 New, Selected Recent Acquisitions, 2007-2008, University of

Queensland Art Museum

2008 In Captivity. Animals in the Dubbo Regional Gallery Collection,

Dubbo Regional Gallery, nsw

Neo Goth, Back in Black, The University of Queensland Art

Museum, brisbane

Repeat That Again! The Serial Impulse In Art Since The Sixties, The

University of Queensland Art Museum, brisbane

Grantpirrie at Greenaway Art Gallery, Grantpirrie, greenaway

art gallery, adelaide

Gifted, Dell Gallery, Griffith University, brisbane

Contemporaneous, Australian Contemporary Painting, Wangaratta

Gallery, vic

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

I’m a Good Boy, Firstdraft, sydney

2007 New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, nsw

Snap Freeze, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, vic

Considering Portraiture & Figuration, Queensland University of

Technology Art Museum, brisbane

Portal, Grantpirrie, sydney

Portal, Grantpirrie, arc biennial, brisbane

Past Winner’s Exhibition, Brett Whiteley Studio, sydney

Current: Sculpture Projects in The River City, Parramatta City

Council, nsw

Riverbeats, The Sebel Parramatta, nsw

Cuisine & Country, Orange Regional Gallery, nsw

The Led Zeppelin World Tour Exhibition, Lismore Regional

Gallery, nsw

Pants Down, Surprise!, In-Transit Gallery, brisbane

2006 Truth & Likeness, National Portrait Gallery, canberra

The Year in Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, sydney

group exhibitions (contd) Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales,

sydney

Flaming Youth, Orange Regional Gallery, nsw

The Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Award, nsw

Ironic Expression, Virginia Wilson Art, sydney

Poor Yorick, Virginia Wilson Art, sydney

Monsters, Albury Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

2006 Animals as Allegory, Queensland University of Technology Art

Museum, brisbane

Driving Passion, Ipswich Art Gallery, qld

Post It – Exquisite Corpse, Peloton Gallery, sydney

2005 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Autofetish: Mechanics of Desire, Newcastle Art Gallery, nsw

Thai-Australian Contemporary Prints, Chiang-Mai University Art

Museum, thailand

Thai-Australian Contemporary Prints, College of Fine Art, sydney

ABN Amro Art Award, sydney

Recent Acquisitions, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, sydney

Metro 5 Art Prize, melbourne

Artist Protests Anti Sedation Laws, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre,

sydney

Friends & Neighbours, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, sydney

2004 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre,

sydney

Show Me Your Sexy Urbanity, Fotos, frankfurt

Metro 5 Art Prize, melbourne

Kings School Art Prize (Winner), sydney

2003 Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, sydney

Emerging Artists at Mary Place, sydney

Metro 5 Art Prize, melbourne

2002 University & Schools Club Art Show, sydney

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (Winner), Art Gallery of

New South Wales, brett whitely studio, sydney

group exhibitions (contd) Emerging Artists at Mary Place, sydney

2001 Art Gallery Society Art Auction, Art Gallery of New South Wales,

sydney

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (Shortlist), Art Gallery of

New South Wales, brett whitely studio, sydney

Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre,

sydney

Barebones Art Space, Bangalow, nsw

2001 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (Finalist), Art Gallery of

New South Wales, brett whitely studio, sydney

1994 Pukka, Allen Street Gallery, sydney

1991 Artexpress, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

awards and residencies 2014 Winner, Prudential Eye Award (Overall), singapore

Winner, Prudential Eye Award (Painting), singapore

Hill End Residency, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, nsw

2012 Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales,

sydney

Finalist, Gold Award, Rockhampton Art Gallery, qld

Winner, The Redlands Art Prize, National Art School Gallery,

sydney

2011 Winner, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales,

sydney

2009 Winner, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, sydney

2007 Winner, National Self Portraiture Prize, University of

Queensland Art Museum, brisbane

Barcelona Studio Residency, Australia Council, spain

2005 Hill End Residency, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, nsw

2004 Winner, Kings School Art Prize, sydney

Winner, Metro 5 Art Prize, melbourne

2002 Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship, Art Gallery of New

South Wales, sydney

1991 Julian Ashton Summer School Scholarship, Julian Ashton

School, sydney

1989 Rocks Painters Picnic, Age and Open Winner, Sydney Festival of

the Arts, sydney

selected publications 2018 Tansy Curtin, New collection on display at Bendigo Art Gallery, 18

May

Karen Hardy, Australian War Memorial launch art prize for defence

veterans, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 March

Sofija Petrovic, All We Can’t See: Artists seek to bring refugee

misery into focus, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 January

Michael Desmond, Catalogue essay for Notes on Chaos, Tolarno

Galleries

2017 Sarah Hanson, New commissions by nine artists for DiCaprio

Foundation sale, The Art Newspaper, 20 July

Louise Martin-Chew, Ben Quilty: The Last Supper, Art Guide

Australia, May/June

Marcus James, Q&A With Ben Quilty, Art Collector, May

Phil Brown, Art from the Front Line, Q Weekend, 20 May

Beth Jackson, Catalogue essay for The Last Supper, Jan Murphy

Gallery

2016 Michael Desmond, Catalogue essay for The Stain, Tolarno

Galleries

Tracy Clement, Ben Quilty: The Accidental Activist, Art Guide

Australia, 29 June

Patrick McDonald, Anzac exhibition Sapper and Shrapnel to

celebrate trench art of war at Art Gallery of SA, The Advertiser, 26

April

Ben Davis, Artist Ben Quilty on Bearing Witness to the Children of

the Refugee Crisis, Artnet News, 29 March

Heather McNab, Artist Ben Quilty faces his reflection for Self

Portrait on Paper exhibition, Daily Telegraph, 11 March

2015 John Donegan, Arts and human rights campaigner Ben Quilty one

of four New South Wales Australian of the Year finalists, ABC

News Sydney, 26 October

Thomax Oriti, Artist Ben Quilty awarded honorary doctorate, ABC

News, 15 April

Sasha Grishin, Art review: Ben Quilty and Alex Seton exhibitions at

Australian War Memorial, The Canberra Times, 27 February 2015

2014 Michael Desmond, essay for Drawing, Tolarno Galleries

2013 Jo Higgins, 21st CENTURY PORTRAITS by the National Portrait

Gallery London, National Portrait Gallery London

Michael Desmond, Catalogue essay for Trigger Happy,

Australian National University Drill Hall

selected publications (contd) Andrew Denton, Catalogue essay for The Fiji Wedding, Tolarno

Galleries

Laura Webster, After Afghanistan, Australian War Memorial

Meanjin Magazine, Germaine Greer: A Portrait by Ben Quilty,

University of Melbourne

2011 Michelle Helmrich & Ian Were, Australianness, NEWv2: Selected

recent acquisitions 2009-2011, University of Queensland Art

Museum

2009 Lisa Slade, Ben Quilty, University of Queensland Art Museum

Ben Quilty, Current, Contemporary Art from Australia and New

Zealand, Art and Australia

Jacqueline Millner, Ben Quilty and the emotional eloquence of

painting, Conceptual Beauty: Perspectives on Australian

Contemporary Art

Germaine Greer, School Boy Doodles?, The Guardian UK, 26

October

2007 Michael Desmond, Ben Quilty: God’s Middle Children, Pride and

Patriotism

2006 Rex Butler, Painting After the End of Art, Melbourne Art Fair

Michael Desmond, Is the Truth of Portraiture Vested Exclusively in

Likeness?, National Portrait Gallery Magazine, issue 21, 1

September

John McDonald, Year of the Very Big Head, Sydney Morning

Herald, 17 March

Clare Lewis, Catalogue essay for Ache, Grantpirrie

2005 Peter Hill, The Return of Painting, The Age, 27 August

collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

Art Gallery of South Australia, adelaide

Australian War Memorial, canberra

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Bendigo Art Gallery, vic

Burnie Regional Gallery, tas

Dubbo Regional Gallery, nsw

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Ipswich Art Gallery, qld

Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Collection, nsw

Kerry Stokes Collection

collections (contd) Macquarie Bank Collection, Newcastle

Museum of Contemporary Art, sydney

National Gallery of Australia, canberra

National Gallery of Victoria, melbourne

New England Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Parliament House Collection, canberra

QAGOMA, brisbane

QUT Art Museum, brisbane

Shepparton Art Museum, vic

Tarrawarra Museum of Art, vic

The University of Queensland Art Collection, brisbane

Private and corporate collections nationally and internationallyeducation 2015 Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of Western Sydney,

sydney

2001 Bachelor of Visual Communications, School of Design,

University of Western Sydney, sydney

1996 Certificate in Aboriginal Culture & History, Monash University,

melbourne

1994 Bachelor of Visual Arts – Painting, Sydney College of the Arts,

Sydney University, sydney

solo exhibitions 2019

2018

The Accident, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Quilty, Art Gallery of South Australia, adelaide (followed by

tour to QAGOMA and the Art Gallery of New South Wales)

Tolarno Galleries, sydney contemporary, sydney

Notes on Chaos, Tolarno Galleries, melbourne

2017 The Last Supper, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

2016 The Stain, Tolarno Galleries, melbourne

Walkway Gallery, sa

2015 Jan Murphy Gallery, sydney contemporary, sydney

Straight White Male, Pearl Lam Galleries, hong kong

2014 Alien, Galerie Allen, paris

Saatchi Gallery, london

Drawing, Tolarno Galleries, melbourne

Kuta Beach, Tolarno Galleries, art basel, hong kong

2013 Olivia’s dream, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Trigger-Happy: Ben Quilty's Brave New World, Drill Hall Gallery,

ANU, canberra

The Fiji Wedding, Tolarno Galleries, melbourne

solo exhibitions (contd) 2010 Evo Project, Grantpirrie, hong kong international art fair,

hong kong

Ben Quilty, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Trashed, Lost Projects, philippines

Inhabit, Grantpirrie, sydney

2009 Ben Quilty Live, The University of Queensland Art Museum,

brisbane (followed by tour to Tarrawarra Museum of Art, vic)

Critical Impact: Ben Quilty in Melbourne, Grantpirrie,

melbourne

2008 More Work From the Man Cave, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Smashed, Grantpirrie, melbourne art fair, melbourne

(followed by tour to the Newcastle University Art Gallery, nsw)

Smashed, Grantpirrie, sydney

2007 New Work From The Man Cave, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Death-Wish, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Pride & Patriotism, Grantpirrie, sydney

2006 Jan Murphy Gallery, melbourne art fair, melbourne

Ache, Grantpirrie, sydney

2005 We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Life’s What You Do While You’re Waiting To Die, Mansuell Wickes

at Mary Place Gallery, sydney

2004 Young & Free?, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Beauty, Rich & Rare, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, melbourne

2003 Torana, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, sydney

2002 New Paintings, Barry Stern Galleries, sydney

2001 Paris, Step Gallery, sydney

group exhibitions 2018 Weapons for the soldier, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, sydney

Jan Murphy Gallery, spring 1883, melbourne

All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files, The Yellow House,

sydney

Haze

2017 NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, melbourne

Go Figure: Works from the collection, Tweed Regional Gallery,

nsw

Something Living, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

Romancing the Skull, Art Gallery of Ballarat, vic

group exhibitions (contd) Jan Murphy Gallery, sydney contemporary, sydney

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Charity Auction, france

Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017, Orange Regional

Gallery, nsw

mad love curated by Del Kathryn Barton, A3, berlin

Tolarno Galleries, art basel, hong kong

@50 Part 2, Tolarno Galleries, melbourne

2016 Birds: Flight paths in Australian Art, Mornington Peninsula

Regional Art Gallery, vic

The longest war, Australian War Memorial, canberra

Sappers & Shrapnel: Contemporary art and art of the trenches, Art

Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Painting. More Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art,

melbourne

Wildthing: Animals in Contemporary Art, Mosman Art Gallery,

sydney

Length & Breadth: new acquisitions from the Parliament House Art

Collection, Parliament House, canberra

Hot Rods, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Panorama: Part One, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, vic

Charles, Insitu, berlin

Tolarno Galleries, art basel, hong kong

Pearl Lam Galleries, art basel, hong kong

2015 Tolarno Galleries, art basel, hong kong

This is the End…Guy Maestri, Ben Quilty, Luke Sciberras, Bathurst

Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Art from Australia, Gail Art Museum, south korea

Pearl Lam Galleries, art basel, hong kong

Pearl Lam Galleries, art cologne, germany

2014 Embodied, Pearl Lam Galleries, hong kong

Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Dark Heart, Art Gallery of

South Australia, adelaide

Private Assembly A Contemporary Collection, Tweed Regional

Gallery, nsw

Prudential Eye Award for Contemporary Art Exhibition, singapore

Tolarno Galleries, melbourne art fair, melbourne

Pearl Lam Galleries, melbourne art fair, melbourne

group exhibitions (contd) Pearl Lam Galleries, istanbul art international, istanbul

2013 Jan Murphy Gallery, sydney contemporary art fair, sydney

Air Born, McLelland Gallery, vic

Middle Head Exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery, sydney

Divide and Context, Golburn Art Gallery, nsw

2012 Rapture of Death, Gippsland Art Gallery, nsw

The Redlands Art Prize (Winner), National Art School, sydney

2012 Animal/Human, The University of Queensland Art Museum,

brisbane

The Gold Award, Rockhampton Art Gallery, qld

Jan Murphy Gallery, melbourne art fair, melbourne

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

2011 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

Grantpirrie Editions, Grantpirrie, suite 46a oxford street

darlinghurst, sydney

Jan Murphy Gallery, melbourne art fair, melbourne

Australian masterpieces from the TWMA collection, Landscape,

Tarrawarra Museum of Art, vic

Out of the Comfort Zone, Customs House curated by Virginia

Wilson, sydney

Together in Harmony for 50 Years: Linking Australian and Korean

Arts, Korean Cultural Exchange Centre, korea

Awake, Bom Gallery, korea

2010 Time Travel: reimagining the past, Tweed River Art Gallery, nsw

An Oeuvre Both Abundant and Diverse, Sydney College of Arts

Galleries, nsw

Hayman Collection: Volume One, Horsham Regional Art Gallery,

vic

Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, sydney

2009 On Rage curated by Ben Quilty, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

The Shilo Project, The Ian Potter Gallery, University of

Melbourne, vic

Darwin's Bastards, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, nsw

Welcome to the Death Show: The Death Project Stage 2,

Parramatta Artists Studios, sydney

Salon, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, nsw

Victory Over The Sun, Utopian Slumps, melbourne

group exhibitions (cond) Grantpirrie, hong kong international art fair, hong

kong

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

Wheels On Fire, Manning Regional Gallery, nsw

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, sydney

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, nsw

2008 New, Selected Recent Acquisitions, 2007-2008, University of

Queensland Art Museum

2008 In Captivity. Animals in the Dubbo Regional Gallery Collection,

Dubbo Regional Gallery, nsw

Neo Goth, Back in Black, The University of Queensland Art

Museum, brisbane

Repeat That Again! The Serial Impulse In Art Since The Sixties, The

University of Queensland Art Museum, brisbane

Grantpirrie at Greenaway Art Gallery, Grantpirrie, greenaway

art gallery, adelaide

Gifted, Dell Gallery, Griffith University, brisbane

Contemporaneous, Australian Contemporary Painting, Wangaratta

Gallery, vic

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

I’m a Good Boy, Firstdraft, sydney

2007 New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, nsw

Snap Freeze, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, vic

Considering Portraiture & Figuration, Queensland University of

Technology Art Museum, brisbane

Portal, Grantpirrie, sydney

Portal, Grantpirrie, arc biennial, brisbane

Past Winner’s Exhibition, Brett Whiteley Studio, sydney

Current: Sculpture Projects in The River City, Parramatta City

Council, nsw

Riverbeats, The Sebel Parramatta, nsw

Cuisine & Country, Orange Regional Gallery, nsw

The Led Zeppelin World Tour Exhibition, Lismore Regional

Gallery, nsw

Pants Down, Surprise!, In-Transit Gallery, brisbane

2006 Truth & Likeness, National Portrait Gallery, canberra

The Year in Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, sydney

group exhibitions (contd) Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales,

sydney

Flaming Youth, Orange Regional Gallery, nsw

The Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Award, nsw

Ironic Expression, Virginia Wilson Art, sydney

Poor Yorick, Virginia Wilson Art, sydney

Monsters, Albury Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

2006 Animals as Allegory, Queensland University of Technology Art

Museum, brisbane

Driving Passion, Ipswich Art Gallery, qld

Post It – Exquisite Corpse, Peloton Gallery, sydney

2005 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, brisbane

Autofetish: Mechanics of Desire, Newcastle Art Gallery, nsw

Thai-Australian Contemporary Prints, Chiang-Mai University Art

Museum, thailand

Thai-Australian Contemporary Prints, College of Fine Art, sydney

ABN Amro Art Award, sydney

Recent Acquisitions, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, nsw

Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, sydney

Metro 5 Art Prize, melbourne

Artist Protests Anti Sedation Laws, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre,

sydney

Friends & Neighbours, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, sydney

2004 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, sydney

Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre,

sydney

Show Me Your Sexy Urbanity, Fotos, frankfurt

Metro 5 Art Prize, melbourne

Kings School Art Prize (Winner), sydney

2003 Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, sydney

Emerging Artists at Mary Place, sydney

Metro 5 Art Prize, melbourne

2002 University & Schools Club Art Show, sydney

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (Winner), Art Gallery of

New South Wales, brett whitely studio, sydney

group exhibitions (contd) Emerging Artists at Mary Place, sydney

2001 Art Gallery Society Art Auction, Art Gallery of New South Wales,

sydney

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (Shortlist), Art Gallery of

New South Wales, brett whitely studio, sydney

Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre,

sydney

Barebones Art Space, Bangalow, nsw

2001 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (Finalist), Art Gallery of

New South Wales, brett whitely studio, sydney

1994 Pukka, Allen Street Gallery, sydney

1991 Artexpress, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

 

Awards and Residencies

2014 Winner, Prudential Eye Award (Overall), singapore

Winner, Prudential Eye Award (Painting), singapore

Hill End Residency, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, nsw

2012 Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales,

sydney

Finalist, Gold Award, Rockhampton Art Gallery, qld

Winner, The Redlands Art Prize, National Art School Gallery,

sydney

2011 Winner, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales,

sydney

2009 Winner, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, sydney

2007 Winner, National Self Portraiture Prize, University of

Queensland Art Museum, brisbane

Barcelona Studio Residency, Australia Council, spain

2005 Hill End Residency, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, nsw

2004 Winner, Kings School Art Prize, sydney

Winner, Metro 5 Art Prize, melbourne

2002 Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship, Art Gallery of New

South Wales, sydney

1991 Julian Ashton Summer School Scholarship, Julian Ashton

School, sydney

1989 Rocks Painters Picnic, Age and Open Winner, Sydney Festival of

the Arts, sydney

selected publications 2018 Tansy Curtin, New collection on display at Bendigo Art Gallery, 18

May

Karen Hardy, Australian War Memorial launch art prize for defence

veterans, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 March

Sofija Petrovic, All We Can’t See: Artists seek to bring refugee

misery into focus, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 January

Michael Desmond, Catalogue essay for Notes on Chaos, Tolarno

Galleries

2017 Sarah Hanson, New commissions by nine artists for DiCaprio

Foundation sale, The Art Newspaper, 20 July

Louise Martin-Chew, Ben Quilty: The Last Supper, Art Guide

Australia, May/June

Marcus James, Q&A With Ben Quilty, Art Collector, May

Phil Brown, Art from the Front Line, Q Weekend, 20 May

Beth Jackson, Catalogue essay for The Last Supper, Jan Murphy

Gallery

2016 Michael Desmond, Catalogue essay for The Stain, Tolarno

Galleries

Tracy Clement, Ben Quilty: The Accidental Activist, Art Guide

Australia, 29 June

Patrick McDonald, Anzac exhibition Sapper and Shrapnel to

celebrate trench art of war at Art Gallery of SA, The Advertiser, 26

April

Ben Davis, Artist Ben Quilty on Bearing Witness to the Children of

the Refugee Crisis, Artnet News, 29 March

Heather McNab, Artist Ben Quilty faces his reflection for Self

Portrait on Paper exhibition, Daily Telegraph, 11 March

2015 John Donegan, Arts and human rights campaigner Ben Quilty one

of four New South Wales Australian of the Year finalists, ABC

News Sydney, 26 October

Thomax Oriti, Artist Ben Quilty awarded honorary doctorate, ABC

News, 15 April

Sasha Grishin, Art review: Ben Quilty and Alex Seton exhibitions at

Australian War Memorial, The Canberra Times, 27 February 2015

2014 Michael Desmond, essay for Drawing, Tolarno Galleries

2013 Jo Higgins, 21st CENTURY PORTRAITS by the National Portrait

Gallery London, National Portrait Gallery London

Michael Desmond, Catalogue essay for Trigger Happy,

Australian National University Drill Hall