Curriculum Vitae

Bryan Spier

Born Canberra, Australia 1975

 Education

Current PhD Candidate, ANU Canberra School of Art
2005: Master of Visual Arts, Victorian College of the Arts
1998: Bachelor of Visual Arts, ANU Canberra School of Art

 Solo Exhibitions

2013
Heavy Images, Sarah Scout gallery, Melbourne

2012
Axiomatic Paintings, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane
2011   
Simultaneous Paintings
, Sarah Scout, Melbourne
2010   
Expandable Paintings
, Sarah Scout, Melbourne
2009   
Dots and Pithy Sequences
, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane
2008   
Rules
, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2006   
Orange Netherworld
, Victoria Park Gallery, Melbourne
Five paintings on the subject of Green
, BUS Gallery, Melbourne
2005
He Rose, Sturt Street Space, VCA, Melbourne
Low
, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2004
Short Messaging Service, Dudespace, Melbourne
Don’t Screw the Crew
, TCB, Melbourne
Vinyl Sunset
, West Space, Melbourne
2002   
Default
, Mass Gallery, Melbourne
2001
Resolution, Found Project Space, Melbourne
2000
Hello World, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
1999   
SCSI
, ANCA Gallery, Canberra

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
West Space Fundraiser, West Space, Melbourne
Like Mike, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

2012
Shifting Geometries, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC
Word of Mouth
, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra
Rhythm and pulse,
Stockroom, Kyneton
Drawing Folio 2
, Block Projects, Melbourne
2011   
Art Activate
, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne
Annual Fundraiser
, Westspace, Melbourne
Colour Bazaar,
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Networks; Cells and Silos,
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Everything Always Ready Made Wannabe – Studio Masatotectures Museum of Found Refractions 1994-2011
, Platform, Melbourne
2010
This Way Up, Canberra School of Art Gallery
Abstract Now,
Shepperton Art Gallery
A4 Art,
West Space, Melbourne
Strange Frames
, Sydney Non-Objective, Sydney
Monochrome Editions,
(Rendall & Spier) The Narrows, Melbourne
2009
A4 Art,
West Space, Melbourne
Chromaphobia,
Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane
Drawing Folio
, Block Projects, Melbourne
Agitation Free
, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne
Postcard Show
(Rendall & Spier) Melbourne
2008   
Form and Discontent
, Don’t Come Gallery, Melbourne
A4 Art
, West Space, Melbourne
Somewhere in time after time
, IE Contemporary Art Projects, Toowoomba
Monobrow Show
, Hell Gallery, Melbourne
2007   
Winter Salon
, Discriminating Gentlemans Club, Montreal
Gang Green
, Auckland
I Dig your Voodoo
, Joint Hassles, Melbourne
2006
Your word against mine, with Noël Skrzypczack, Nextwave Containers Village, Melbourne
Respirator
, Conical, Melbourne
Four Walls Falling
, Spacement, Melbourne
Postscript
, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne
A portable model of…,
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell
2005   
A portable model of….
Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
RE: thinking
, BUS, Melbourne
Mixed Business
, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
Address Book
, BUS, Melbourne
2003
Reduced
, Century Gallery, London
Clash of the Titians
, Gallery Wren, Sydney
Brett Whitely Studio Scholarship finalists exhibition, Sydney
2002
Snap!
Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra

Rendall & Spier Exhibitions (Collaborative project with Steven Rendall)

2010   
Infinite Archives
, White Street Project, Frankston
2009   
How the dead live
, Conical, Melbourne
2008   
The Essay
, West Space, Melbourne
The Red Lion
, O Projects, Melbourne
2003
Respond Grey, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
Respond Grey
, St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne

Bibliography

2013
Sprague, Quentin. Alien in the mix, Stamm, 18 August 2013 – http://www.stamm.com.au/alien-in-the-mix-bryan-spier-at-sarah-scout-presents-justin-andrews-at-block-projects/
Wilson, Kent. Bryan Spier, Aug 2013, The Submachine, 17 August 2013 – http://thesubmachine.net/2013/08/17/bryan-spier-aug-2013/
Rule, Dan. Heavy Images, The Age, 10 August 2013
Backhouse, Megan. Bryan Spier, Art Guide, July/August 2013 http://www.artguide.com.au/features/latest/bryan-spier/

2011
Rule, Dan. Simultaneous Paintings, The Age, 7 August 2011
Rendall, Steven. Simultaneous Paintings, Catalogue essay for exhibition at Sarah Scout
Cramer, Sue. Colour Bazaar, Heide Museum of Modern Art Publication
Barlow, Geraldine. Networks: Cells and silos, Monash University Museum of Art Publication
2010
Lacy, Danny. Abstract Now, Shepparton Art Gallery Publication
Rule, Dan. Expandable Paintings, The Age (A2), February 13 2010
Waller, Ruth. This way up, Australian National University School of Art publication
Rainforth, Dylan. Painting, The Age, 4 February 2010, page# 21
Ascroft, Michael. Expandable Paintings, Catalogue essay for solo exhibition at Sarah Scout
2009
Werkmeister, Sarah. Dots and Pithy Sequences, Fourthousand, 9 September 2009
Webb, Penny. How the Dead Live, The Age (A2) 19 September 2009
Modra, Penny. Raising the Dead, The Age, 2 September 2009, page#20
Rendall, Steven and Spier, Bryan. How the Dead Live, catalogue essay for Rendall & Spier exhibition at Conical, Melbourne
Takasaka, Masato. Agitation Free your Mind, Catalogue Essay for Agitation Free group exhibition at RMIT Project Space, Melbourne
2008
Castagnini, Laura. The Red Lion, catalogue essay for Rendall & Spier exhibition at O Projects, Melbourne
Wagstaff, Ace. Rules, Dead Hare Melbourne Art Review
2006
Newton, Geoff. Orange Netherworld, Catalogue essay for solo exhibition at Victoria Park, Melbourne
Gregg, Simon. Postscript, catalogue Essay for group exhibition at RMIT Project Space
Allen, Adrien. Weep holes, catalogue essay for Respirator group exhibition at Conical, Melbourne
2005
Kidd, Madeline. Finishing School, Natural Selection Issue #3 Summer 2005
Easton, Craig. Mixed Business, catalogue essay for group exhibition at Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2002
Waller, Ruth. Snap!, catalogue essay for group exhibition at the Canberra School of Art Gallery
2000
Geddes, Kezia. Hello World, essay in Tall Stories catalogue printed by the Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ISBN: 187552665X
Grishin, Sasha. Hello World, Canberra Times, 20 May 2000

Awards, Prize, Grants and Residencies

2010
Shortlisted for the Geelong Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, GeelongShortlisted for the The Churchie Emerging Artist prize exhibition, Brisbane Shortlisted for the Stan and Maureen Duke Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery
2006
Studio Residency, Bus Gallery Melbourne
2003
Shortlisted for Brett Whitely Travelling Scholarship
2000
Queens Trust Emerging Artist Grant

Collections

Artbank
Griffith University Collection
Corporate and Private Collections Internationally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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