JOHN R. NEESON

johnrneeson@gmail.com


 QUALIFICATIONS.

2002                      

PhD Monash University

1997- 96          
Post Experience Programme, Royal College of Art, London

1995                      
M.A. Monash University.

 

VENUE SPECIFIC PROJECTS

2017

Melbourne Readymade Still Life

2016

Shelf Life, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, Victoria

Foyer Mirror, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, Victoria

Johnstone Park Mirror, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong Victoria.

BUS Mirror, BUS PROJECTS, Melbourne

Glasshouse Wall, Glasshouse Road 3066, Victoria

2015     

'The River Bend Projects @ Laughing Waters', Residency

'The Urban Bodegon'  blackartprojects, Collingwood

'Berlin Project'  Institut für des alles Mögliche, Berlin, Residency.

2014              

'Brooklyn Project'  PointB, Brooklyn, Residency.

'Number 9’ blackartprojects, Melbourne.

2013                      
‘Venue Specific 2013’ blackartprojects@ Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne.

2012              
‘Substation Light’ The Substation, Melbourne

2011                      
‘Plato’s Cave’  Techno Park Studios, Melbourne

‘West Wing Light &  Shelf Life’   WestSpace / The West Wing. Melbourne

2010          
‘Southern Light’ Level 17 Art Space. Victoria University. Melbourne Residency

2009          
'Fugitive Light' & 'Northern Light'  AC Institute,  New York  www.artcurrents.org/  

2008                       
'Greene Street Stairs' New York.

‘Available Light’ TarraWarra Museum of Art,   www.twma.com.au   Residency

2007                                  
‘Mirror 108 - 110’  Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

‘Second VCA Mirror’  VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery,  Melbourne.    

‘Paris Mirror’ Cité Internationale des Arts,  Paris.

2006                       
‘Trocadero Mirror’  Trocadero. Melbourne.

2005                       
‘Blind Window’ Maroondah Gallery.

2004                       
‘White Painted Spaces Painted White’  Conical, Melbourne.

2003                       
‘Conical   Mirror’  Conical. Melbourne.   www.conical.org.au

‘VCA Mirror’   Projects One. VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne.

2002                       
‘Bridge of Sighs’   Good Vibrations, Museun of  Modern Art, Heide.

2001                       
‘Self Portrait’ Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne.

2000                       
‘West Space -  Drawing’ WestSpace, Melbourne.

‘Illusion & Reality’  Hering Island. Residency

1999                       

‘Stereo Graphics ‘. Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne.

‘Sublime Absence - Drawing’. Smith + Stoneley, Brisbane.           

‘Exposure - Drawing ‘. Linden. St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne.

‘Drawing 101’ 101 Annexe, Melbourne.

1998                       
‘Linden - Drawing’. Linden St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne.

1997                       
'Into the Light'  Arthouse. London. Residency

1996                       
'Eighth Location' Ar.Co - Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual
Lisbon. Residency           

'Seventh Location' Riversdale. The Bundanon Trust, NSW. Residency

'Sixth Location' Domain Powder Magazine, Hobart. Residency

1995                       
'Fifth Location' Kevin Dosser Pavilion, Benalla.                       

‘Fourth Location' Tower Studio. Queens College, Melbourne.

1994                       
'Third Location.' C.F.M.E.U. Studio, Melbourne. Residency

'Second Location'.In vincino Paretaio, Tuscany, Italy.

1993                       
'First Location.' Linden St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne.

 COLLABORATIONS

August/September 2016, 'Mirrors 1', collaboration with Kez Hughes,
BUS PROJECTS, Melbourne.

November 21, 2014: Point B Studios; Brooklyn, NY. House: A Work in Process

(Collaboration with Joseph di Ponio).

April 13, 2015: The Gallery at Avalon Island; Orlando, FL. House

(Florida premiere in collaboration with Joseph di Ponio)

February 12 2009, ‘Chapelscapes’ collaboration with musicians  Benjamin Lanz and Kyle B. Resnick

 AC Institute New York      

OTHER SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015           
The Urban Bodegon.  Institut für des alles Mögliche, Berlin.

2014    
The Urban Bodegon. AC Institute. New York

2007              
‘Still Light’ Rewark Gallery. University of Sharjah. United Arab Emirates

2006                
‘Small Stills’ Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne 

2005              
‘Still’ Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

2004              
‘Double Decoy’ Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

2001                      
‘Surface for Reflection’ Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne.

1996                      
'Shoalhaven Days' LaTrobe Street Gallery, Melbourne.

'Six Locations'  Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland.

Monash Studios, Melbourne.

1992                         
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.

1991                         
Realities Gallery, Melbourne.

1990                         
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.

1989                         
Pinacotheca, Melbourne.

1988                         
Roz MacAllan Gallery, Brisbane.

1987                         
Pinacotheca, Melbourne.

'Ten Years in Black & White.' Chameleon Contemporary Art Space, Hobart.

Roz MacAllan Gallery, Brisbane.

1986                          
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.

1985                         
Pinacotheca, Melbourne.

1984                       
Pinacotheca, Melbourne.

1982                         
Pinacotheca, Melbourne.

1980                         
Pinacotheca, Melbourne.

1976                         
Pinacotheca, Melbourne.

1974                         
Pinacotheca, Melbourne.

1973                         
Pinacotheca, Melbourne.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS.

2017

USB shuffle show. Institut für des alles Mögliche, Berlin. 

2016 

Tricking the eye - contemporary trompe l'oeil. Geelong Art Gallery.
Geelong, Au. 

Oslo Flanneur Festival, Oslo, Norway https://osloff.com/john-r-neeson/ 

'Point B' Virtual Exhibition Space http://pointb.org/event/transcendence/

2015             
'The USB Show'  Institut für des alles Mögliche, Berlin.    

'8 x 18 PointB, Brooklyn.

2013              
'Object Abuse' Spinach, London.

2012              
'OBJECTIVES' TechnoPark Studios, Melbourne.

2011              
West Space 2011 – Annual Fundraiser

Substation Contemporary Art Prize. Substation Arts Centre

Cause and Affect : Art, Community and Generosity’ Level 17 ArtSpace

2010              
‘Imaging the Apple’ AC Institute. New York City.  www.imagingtheapple.com
‘Constellations – Small Drawings’ RMIT University Gallery. Melbourne

‘The University of Melbourne Art Collection’ Ian Potter Museum,Melbourne.

2009                         
‘Instructions for Initial Conditions’ Drift Station & Parallaxspace.

‘Shelter :On Kindness’ RMIT University Gallery, Melbourne.

‘SketchBook Project & Tour’ Art House Coop. Brooklyn. NYC

‘6x6x2009’ Rochester Contemporary Art Center. NYS. USA

2008              
‘1000 Drawings’ Artists Space. New York City

‘Recent Acquisitions’ City of Port Phillip.

2007                      

‘Snap Freeze’ TarraWarra Museum of Art

‘Full Frontal’ Plimsoll Gallery  University of Tasmania. Hobart

2005              

‘Whiteout’ Maroondah  Gallery & Regional Galleries 

2004  

‘Imaging the Apple’ Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, , Plimsol Gallery, University of Tasmania,

LaTrobe regional Gallery, RMIT Project Space, Geelong Art Gallery, Noosa Regional Gallery

War Memorial Art Gallery, University of Sydney, McClelland Gallery. 

‘Robert Jacks Drawing Prize’ Bendigo Gallery.

2003  
‘Projects One’  VCA Gallery, Melbourne.         
‘Works on Paper’ by  Australian Artists’. Anhui University. China.

2002              

‘Good Vibrations’  Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.

‘Summer Heat’ Noosa Regional Gallery.

2001               
‘Little Treasures’ Artists’ Books. RMIT. Gallery, Melbourne.

2000                       
‘The Exquisite Corpse’ Bendigo Art Gallery.

1999                       
‘Exposure’ Linden. St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne.

1998                       

‘Drawing’ Linden. StKIlda Arts Centre, Melbourne.

‘A.C.A.F. 6’ Renard Wardell Gallery, Melbourne.

‘Future Perfect ‘ A.C.U.A.D. Melbourne.

‘Nature’ Cooloola Public Gallery. Queensland.

1997                       
'Notations' Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne.

Forming the Line  Hales Gallery, London.

1996                
‘Absolut Secret' Royal College of Art, London.

'Tangibility?' Queens Domain/Plimsoll Gallery. Hobart.                       

'The Art of Collecting #2' Linden St KIlda Arts Centre, Melbourne.

1995                       

'The Derwent Collection'. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.                       

'Australia Felix' Benalla, Victoria

'Chameleon: A Decade' CAST, Hobart.

1993           

'Arrangement -Australian Still life 1973-1993.'Museum of Modern Art, Heide, Melbourne..

1992                       

‘Food in Art’., Tolarno Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne.           
‘Miniatures’. Realities Gallery, Melbourne.

‘Contemporary  Drawing’. Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane.

‘Rediscovery-Australian Artists in Europe 1982-1992. Worlds Fair, Seville & Australian Embassy, Paris.

‘Inherited Absolute’   Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Melbourne.
'The Angelic Space..' Monash University Gallery, Melbourne.

1991                
‘Art & Architecture’. Faculty of Architecture University of Melbourne.

‘From the Landscape’. Art.Museum of Contemporary Art. Brisbane.

1990

‘Fire & Ice:Aspects of Contremporary Australian Surrealism’ Manly Museum Art  Gallery    

1989                 

‘Landscape & Light’ Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.                       

1988                            

‘The New Romantics’ Touring Exhibition NSW.

‘Australian Tapestries 1976-1988’ National Gallery of Victoria.

1987                         

‘Art Banks' Big Paintings’ Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.

‘The New Romantics’ Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.

‘Selected Contemporary Drawings & Invitation Prize’  Heide Park & Art Gallery.            

1986                       

‘Still-Life’. City of Ipswich Gallery, Queensland.

‘Aspects of Tasmanian Landscape’.  Plimsoll’Gallery. University of Tasmania. Hobart.

1985                       
‘Isolaustralia’. Fondazione Bevilaqua La Masa, Venice.

‘Australiana’. Student Cultural Centres, Belgrade and Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

1984

‘Changing Hemispheres-2 Eras of Australian Art Abroad Melbourne University  Gallery.

1982                   

‘The Seventies’ National Gallery  of Victoria, Melbourne.

1981                   

Pinacotheca at Watters. Watters Gallery, Sydney.

1979                   

‘The Work and Its Context’ Australian Embassy. Paris

1978                         

‘Road Show 2’. V.A.B. travelling exhibition N.S.W.

1975                         

'Artists' Artists' National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne.

1967                         

Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney.

 

ARTICLES  & PUBLICATIONS

2016

ANYWHERE, article The Urban Bodegon, Project Anywhere,Parsons NY,
University of Newcastle Au, ISBN 978-0-692-322297-0

2014    

‘Art and Research at the Outermost Limits of Location-Specificity'.
 
The Urban Bodegon. Conference Paper ISBN 978-0-692-322297-0

https://www.academia.edu/9354343/THE_URBAN_BODEG%C3%93N

2012       

'OBJECTIVES'

https://www.academia.edu/3451441/OBJECTIVES

2010              

‘Imaging the Apple’  Catalogue. AC Institute. New York City. ISBN 978-0-9841309-2-4

2008               

‘On Three Decades On’ Dale Hickey-Life in a Box. Catalogue. Ian Potter Museum of Art. University of Melbourne. ISBN 978-0-734039-04-0

2005                       

Grove Art On Line  www.groveart.com Oxford University Press. New York 

(Entries - Installation, J Dunkley-Smith, Australian Still Life)

2004                         

‘Imaging the Apple’  Catalogue University of Ballarat ISBN 187 6851 120

‘Les Obscurities de Beaumont’  www.chrisbeaumont.com

2003                        

‘Projects One – VCA ‘  Catalogue  VCA/University of Melbourne

2002           

‘Time, Light and Space – Mimetic Painting & Drawing as  Installation’  PHD Thesis (MonashUniversity)

1993

'Arrangement - Australian Still life 1973 - 1993' Catalogue. Museum of  Modern Art at Heide.ISBN. 0 947 104 216.

1986               

'On Site 2' Catalogue. University of Tasmania. ISBN. 0 85901 343

1985               

'6 Drawing.' Catalogue. University of Tasmania. ISBN. 0 85901 .

 

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2014
'The Urban Bodegon' AC Institute. New York City. 

2012              
'OBJECTIVES' TechnoPark Studios, Melbourne.

2010              
‘Imaging the Apple’  AC Institute. New York City.

2004          
‘Imaging the Apple’  Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Plimsol Gallery, University of Tasmania

LaTrobe regional Gallery, RMIT Project Space, Geelong Art Gallery, Noosa Regional Gallery,

War Memorial Art Gallery, University of Sydney, McClelland Gallery.

2003              
‘Projects One – VCA’  VCA Gallery, Melbourne.

1993              
‘Arrangement - Australian Still life 1973 - 1993.' Museum of Modern Art, Heide.  

1986          
‘On Site 2’. Artists' in Residence Programme and exhibition Centre for the Arts Gallery,

University of Tasmania, Hobart.

1985                
‘6 DRAWING.’ Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

 

AWARDS & FUNDING.

2016
City of Melbourne - Artist Project Grant

2015
City Of Yarra - Artist Project Grant

2014              
PointB Residency. New York.

Institut für des alles Mögliche, Residency.  Berlin.   

Copyright Agency Career Fund

City Of Yarra - Artist Project Grant

2009                          
Dame Joan Sutherland Grant American Australian Association NYC

Arts Project Grant. City of Melbourne             

2007    
New Work Grant.  Australia Council. VACB

2003                       
Research Grant. Arts Academy. University of Ballarat

NETS  Victoria. Touring Funds

Telstra Country Wide   Exhibition Funding

1998                                  
Australia Council, Visual Arts & Craft Board, New Work Grant\

1997                        
Royal College of Art, London.  Project Funds

1996              
Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts  Scholarship.

Royal College of Art, Studio. Ar.Co-Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Lisbon.

1996
Australian Post Graduate Research Award ( PhD )

Artist in Residence -  The Bundanon Trust.

1994                      
Artist in Residence - Tower Studio. Queens College. 200 Gertrude St

Artist in Residence - C.F.M.E.U. Studio. Trades Hall. Melbourne.

1993                       
Research Grant S.V.P.A.E. University of Melbourne.

( Production of Instructional Video Resources for Visual Arts&  Overseas Research )

1986                        
Research Grant, University of Tasmania Interstate exhibition of  new work

Visual Arts Board funding for ‘On Site’ University of Tasmania 

1983                      
Visual Arts Board Overseas Studio, Artist in Residence Paretaio Studio, Italy.

1981                      
Visual Arts Board Grant, for development of new work

 

COMMISSIONS.

1993                

Cone Project. St Kilda Town Hall. City of Port Phillip

1986                         

Members' Print, Chameleon, Hobart

1981              

Victorian Tapestry Workshop.

 

COLLECTIONS /REPRESENTATIONS

ArtBank, Australian National Gallery, Bundanon Trust, City of Port Phillip, Geelong Art Gallery, Mornington Regional Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, University of Tasmania, University of Ballarat, University of Melbourne.

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAHY.

2011

GAGER TREVOR  Southern Light – John R. Neeson ArtsHub Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shelter: On Kindness Catalogue RMIT University ISBN 9780980367980 (hbk) 2010

'Northern Light-Fugitive Light'  AC Institute  New York  www.artcurrents.org/  2009

RANN KIRSTEN  ‘Available Light’ Tarrawarra Museum of Art .  2008

RANN KIRSTEN  ‘Second VCA Mirror’ VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery. 2007

DAHL KAREE  ‘Still Lights’ University of Sharjah. U.A.E. 2007

BLYTH JENNA ‘Snap Freeze’ Catalogue. Tarrawarra Museum of Art.  2007

HOLMES JONATHAN & ZIIKA PAUL  ‘Full Frontal’ Catalogue. University of Tasmania  2007

McCULLOCH A. S & E ‘New Encyclopedia of Australian Art’ Aus Art Rditions. 2006

DAY CHARLOTTE ed. ‘a short ride in a fast machine gertrude contemporary art spaces 1985 -2005’

KAJI-0’GRADY Sandra ‘Projects One’ Catalogue. VCA. Melbourne. 2003

PEERS Juliet. ‘Good Vibrations’ Review.Artlink. Vol.23 No 1. 2003

StTANHOPE Zara. ‘Good Vibrations’ Catalogue. Heide MoMA2002

HOLMES Jonathan. 'tangibility ?' Catalogue.Tasmanian School of Art. Hobart. 1996

WOLFE Ross 'Samstag's Class of '96'. Samstag Program.University of South Australia.

HAMMOND Victoria 'The Derwent Collection.' Catalogue. Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery 1995

C.A.S.T. Tasmania. 'Chameleon : A Decade' Catalogue. 1995.

ARMOUR Mim. 'A conversation with John R. Neeson. ‘Heide Newsletter’ Summer 1993-94.

STEPHENS Andrew. 'Still life lives, but with fresh fruit.' The Age.' Dec. 17 1993.

HEATHCOTE Christopher. 'An unfashionable but thought-provoking show ' The Age. Dec. 22 1993.

ZIMMER Jenny. 'Arrangement.' Stages. Victorian Arts Centre magazine.Jan/Feb. '94.

ROONEY Robert. 'Our sill life assurance.' The Australian.' December 11-12. 1993.

HEATHCOTE Christopher. 'A continuing search for enduring values.' The Age. October 29. 1993

HEATHCOTE Christopher. ' A fresh direction.'  Art Monthly Australia. March 1993. Number 57.

HEATHCOTE Christopher. 'Imagined worlds provide inspiration for new movement.' The Age. 3/1993.

HEATHCOTE Christopher. 'Shows that speak for the Gallery as well as the art.'  The Age. 1993

ROONEY Robert. 'Boom Goes the art of parenthood.' TheWeekend Australian. August 15-16, 1992.

DRURY Nevill,'Images in Contemporary Australian Painting.' Craftsman House, Sydney1992.

ENGBERG Juliana, 'The Angelic Space. A Celebration of Piero Della Francesca.'  Monash University Gallery. 1992. Catalogue.

Gertsakis Elizabeth, 'Inherited Absolute. Artists with Children.'  Catalogue ACCA 1992.

COLLESS Edward, 'Rediscovery : Australian Artists in Europe' 1982 - 1992.' Catalogue. AETA & University of Tasmania.

APTHORP Shirley, 'The gain in Spain', The Bulletin, June 23rd 1992, p. 100.

HEATHCOTE Christopher, 'Neeson and McRae explore the past to rediscover the art of communication.'  The Age,  9.10.91.

CHANIN Eileen (ed), Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House, 1990.