Craig Ruddy Australian, b. 1968-

History

1968 Born Sydney, NSW

1988 Diplomas in Interior Design, Graphic Design and Fashion Illustration

2002 Began painting full-time

2005 Lived & painted in Barcelona, Spain

2008 Set up residence and studio in Buenos Aires

2009 Lived and painted in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

2010 Lived in Sydney

2012 Lived in Byron Bay at his new home/studio

2013 Moved to South America, 4 months in Lima then Buenos Aires

2015 Lived between Buenos Aires and Byron Bay

2016 Currently living and working in his studio in The Pocket, Byron Bay

Exhibitions

2014 Melbourne Art Fair – Gallery One

2013 New works – Gallery One, Queensland

2013 New works – Richard Martin, Sydney

2012 New works – Gallery One, Queensland

2012 Melbourne Art Fair – 1st to 5th August Body of work: “…and they have escaped the weight of darkness”.

2011 "Imago II", Richard Martin Art, Sydney "One Egg, One World" Charity Event, Melbourne

2010 "Summer Exhibition", Richard Martin Art, Sydney Exhibition "Imago I", Gallery One, Qld Archibald Prize AGNSW, Sydney Group Exhibition - "Matt, Dive, Gold" Smith & Hall Gallery, Sydney

2009 Solo Exhibition – ‘Levitação/Levitation’ Richard Martin Art, Sydney

2008 Solo Exhibition – ‘New Works’ Richard Martin Art, Sydney

2007 Solo Exhibition – ‘Polar’, Richard Martin Art, Sydney

2006 Solo Exhibition – ‘Remnants of an Urban Landscape’ Richard Martin Art, Sydney

2006 Art Sydney 06 - Featured artist Richard Martin Art, Sydney

2006 Archibald Prize – AGNSW, Sydney

2006 Solo Exhibition - London UK

2004 Archibald Prize – AGNSW, Sydney

2004 Solo exhibition - Graphis Art Gallery, Sydney

2004 Group exhibition - Salon des Refusés, Sydney

2003 Solo exhibition - Graphis Art Gallery, Sydney 2002 Solo exhibition - Sydney Fringe Festival

Awards and Prizes

2011 Finalist – Archibald prize AGNSW – Portrait of Cathy Freeman

2010 Winner, The People's Choice - Archibald Prize AGNSW

2010 Finalist - Archibald Prize AGNSW – Portrait of Warwick Thornton

2006 Finalist - Archibald Prize AGNSW – Self-portrait

2004 Winner - Archibald Prize AGNSW – Portrait of David Gulpilil

2004 Winner - People's Choice (Archibald Prize) Melbourne

2004 Winner - People's Choice (Archibald Prize) AGNSW

Collections

Paintings are held in private and corporate collections throughout Australia and overseas.