Australian Art

FIONA LOWRY

Fiona Lowry
Fiona Lowry

AKA: Fiona Lowry

Born: 1974 Sydney
  • Contemporary
  • Impressionist
  • Painter
  • Portrait
  • Known
  • Established
Fiona Lowry
Fiona Lowry

She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Honours, at the Sydney College of the Arts.
Lowry uses airbrushed paint in a fine mist to explore the forbidding nature of the Australian bush, usually in limited colour harmony, placing the figure or nude in ambiguous or unsettling compositions.

Fiona Lowry’s work imbues the Australian landscape with a sense of menace, aligning her with past painters and writers for whom the Australian bush represented a screen on which to project European anxieties.
Fiona Lowry - Shaun Gladwell
Fiona Lowry - Shaun Gladwell

Solo Exhibitions
2014 new paintings Hugo Michell Galler, Adelaide
2012 I have forgotten who I am Melbourne Art Fair
Gliding over all Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
2010 new work Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
I loved you yesterday Gallery Barry Keldoulis
2008 I act as the tongue of you Gallery Barry Keldoulis
2006I’m having dreams about you Gallery Barry Keldoulis
2005 Left behind Gallery Barry Keldoulis
2004 Executioners Drop Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2002 aaaxxx Firstdraft gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibition
2014 Archibald Prize Winner
2014 start art fair Saatchi gallery, London
Perc Tucker Portrait award
Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart Art Gallery of South Australia
Prudential Eye Award for Contemporary Art Exhibition Singapore
2013 Fleurieu Landscape prize, Adelaide (winner)
Wynne Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Sulman prize Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Archibald prize (highly commended) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2012 Young Art Taipei YAT HOTEL ART FAIR IN SHERATON HOTEL TAIPEI
Wonderland: New Contemporary Art from Australia Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Taipei
GBK @ Hong Kong Art Fair Hong Kong Art Fair
Panorama Are we there yet? Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
2011 The New Arcadia Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore
heads, Utopia Art Gallery, Sydney
2010 McLean Edwards, Rhys Lee, Fiona Lowry & Heather B. Swann, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
An Oeuvre both Abundant and Diverse, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney
Time travel: reimagining the past, Tweed River Art Gallery
twenty/20, UTS: Gallery, Sydney
Wilderness, Balnaves Contemporary: Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Known Sites Contemporary Australian Landscapes from the Artbank Collection, Presiding Officer’s Gallery, Parliament House, Canberra
2009 Wax On - From Cronulla to Palm Beach and Beyond, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney
Feminism Never Happened, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
The University of Queensland National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
I Have Forgotten More Than You Know, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
Now & Then, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney
Art on Paper – The 2009 Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Gallery, Sydney
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2008 Better Places, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, The State Library of NSW, Sydney
Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Art and Violence, La Trobe University Art Museum, Melbourne
gbk @ Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
New Millenium, Lismore Regional Gallery, New South Wales
2007 Tropical Hot Dog Night, MOP Projects, Sydney
Silvershot, Melbourne
New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2006 Epic, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney
ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award, ABN Amro, Sydney
Charge to Slow, MOP Projects, Sydney
Poor Yorick, curated by Anthony Whelan, Virginia Wilson Art, Sydney
The December Group, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2005 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building
Flaming Youth, Orange Regional Gallery
The December Group, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Span Galleries, Melbourne
C’Town Bling, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
End, Kings ARI, Melbourne
Emerging Artists, Span Galleries, Melbourne
Picturing the Landscape, Deloitte Foundation, Sydney
2004 ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, finalist, Sydney ABN AMRO, Sydney
Perception, Conception, Deception, Soapbox gallery, Brisbane
2003 Log, Mop projects, Redfern
Two for One, Mop projects, Redfern
Mini Lab, Firstdraft Gallery, Surry Hills
Nu Erotica, Phat Space, Sydney
2002 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace , Sydney
United in Joy, Imperial Slacks Gallery, Surry Hills
Slacking off, Imperial Slacks Gallery, Surry Hills
2001 Channel 5a, Rubyayre Gallery, Surry Hills
ArtCastle, The Castle, Dover Heights
Bomb Tibet with Gaming Room, Herringbone Gallery, Surry Hills
Fiona Lowry/Marc Dempsey, Gallery 19, Sydney
Matthys Gerber, CBD Gallery, Sydney
Collective Duchamp, curated by Billy Gruner, VTKC Gallery, Rozelle

Grants
2013 Fleurieu Landscape prize, Adelaide winner
2008 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, winner
Australia Council, New Work Grant
2006 Employees Choice Award, ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award, Sydney
Collex Acquisitive Prize for past Primavera artists
Australia Council, New Work Grant
2003 Fauvette Louriero, Artist Travel Grant

Collections The University of Queensland Art Museum
Artbank, Sydney
Veolia Environmenal Services – Collex Collection, Sydney
UBS, Sydney
ABN Amro Australia, Sydney
Macquarie Bank, Sydney
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

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