Australian Art

GUPPY JAMES





Born: 1954 London, UK.
  • Contemporary
  • Figurative
  • Painter
  • Portrait
  • Realist
  • Known
  • Established
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SELECTED BIOGRAPHY
1954 Born London UK.
1976 BA(Hons), Economics, Lancaster University UK
1979-81 Lecturer, Visual Arts, Lancaster University UK
1980-81 Lecturer, Art & Design, Preston Polytechnic UK
1982 Mlitt. Visual Arts, Lancaster University UK
Immigrated to Australia
1985 Artist in Residence, U of NSW Union Sydney NSW
1987 Artist in Residence, Canberra CAE ACT
Artist in Residence, Reed TAFE Canberra, ACT
1995 Artist in Residence, James Cook University Qld.
Lecturer, Griffith University Qld
1996 Flying Arts Inc., travelling lecturer in outback Qld.
1998 Visiting lecturer, Queensland College of Arts, Qld.
1999-01 Adjunct Professor, Arts & Media.,Long Island University (Southampton College) NY USA
2005 Visual Arts Lecturer, Southern Cross U. Lismore, NSW
2007 Artist in Residence, Albury Regional Art Gallery


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia
2009-11 Seduction and Subversion, Touring Survey Exhibition, 11 venues around Australia, Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW Australia
2009 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane Qld Australia
2008 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia
2007 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia
2006 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane Qld Australia
2005 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW
McMurtrey Gallery, Houston Texas USA
2004 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane Qld
2003 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW
2002 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane Qld
Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton New York USA
2001 McMurtrey Gallery, Houston Texas USA
2000 Lizan Tops Gallery East Hampton New York USA
Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
1998 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
1997-98 Blemish, Touring, NSW & Qld: Orange, Tweed River and Lismore Regional Art Galleries; Gold Coast City Art Gallery
1997 Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne Vic
1996 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
1995 Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne Vic
1994 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
1993-95 Passions End, Touring, NSW & Qld: Tweed River, Dalby, Lake Macquarie, Bundaberg, Thuringowa & Stanthorpe
1993 Access Contemporary Art Gallery Sydney NSW
Museum Gallery New England U. Lismore NSW
1992 Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra ACT
1991 Australia Gallery New York, NY USA
Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
1990 Chelsea Contemporary Gallery, Sydney NSW
1989 Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW

SELECTED MIXED EXHIBITIONS
2009 Blake Prize for Religious Art, Sydney NSW Australia
Salon de Refuse, Sydney NSW
2008 Sulman Prize, NSWAG, Sydney
1992-08 Melbourne Art Fair, VIC
2007 Duke Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld
Prometheus Art Prize Mudgeeraba, Qld
2005 Archibald Prize Art Gallery of NSW
1999 Thirty-Sixth Juried Exhibition The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton Long Island NY USA
1998 The Rose, Lake Macquarie City AGNSW
1997 International Works on Paper Fair, Mitchell Library Sydney
1995 Access to Adelaide 2 BMG Fine Art Adelaide SA
1992 The Alice Prize Araluen Arts Centre NT
1989 Blake Prize Sydney
1987 Archibald Prize Art Gallery of NSW

SELECTED AWARDS / PRIZES
2007 Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery Qld
2006 Warwick Prize, Warwick Regional Art Gallery, Qld
2004 Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Gallery, NSW
2003 1st Prize Southern Cross Art Festival, Ballina NSW
2002 1st Prize Border Art Prize, Tweed Art Gallery NSW
1997 1st Prize Sarina Visual Arts Competition, Qld.
1996 1st Prize Trinity Art Award, Lismore NSW
1995 1st Prize Coffs Harbour City Art Exhibition, NSW
1994 1st Prize North Coast Art Show Byron Bay, NSW
1993 Print Prize Southern Cross Art Festival Ballina, NSW
1992 1st Prize Southern Cross Art Festival Ballina, NSW
1991 1st Prize North Coast Art Show Byron Bay, NSW
1979 Philip Andrews Fellowship Lancaster Uni, UK

REPRODUCED / PUBLISHED - SELECTED
2009 “Relishing the Absurd”, Suzanna Clarke, Oct 22/09, Courier Mail, Arts p 15
“Critic’s Choice”, Andrew Frost, Australian Art Collector #49, 9/09 p 202.
2007 Open Gallery, SMH, Clara Iaccarino, May 17-18, p16.
James's Clouds have Silver Lining, Marina Saint Martin, Gold Coast Weekend Bulletin, 8-9/12/07 p29.
Prize for an Aesthetic Apocalypse, Rosemary Sorensen, The Australian, 3/12/07 Arts 8/R.
The Art Life, Andrew Frost, ABC TV 26/6.
"The Weather Reports", J. Mendelssohn Artlink,V27/2
2004 The Perverted Gaze of the Artist, Recent work of James Guppy, Joanna Mendelssohn, Artlink, V 24 /2.
2002 Exhibitions, critics picks, SMH, June28-July 4, p27.
2000 “The Artful East End”, Newsday, New York USA, Ariella Budick, 30 July p D18.
Dan's Papers, N.Y. 24 March, cover & p 45.
1999 The Verdict: Remarkable..Southampton Press,New York, USA. Erica Lynn-Huberty, 23 December pB4.
1998 Images 3, Nevill Drury, Craftsmans House.
1995 The Age, Robert Nelson, July 26, p. 22.
Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists, DW Thorpe (in association with NAVA).
1994 “One artist’s realism is another‘s nightmare”, Sydney Morning Herald, John McDonald, Nov. 5, p.13A.
Imagine, SBS Television.
Images 2, Nevill Drury, Craftsmans House.
1993 “The light fantastic”, Sydney Morning Herald, Lynn Fern, June 18, p. 24.
New Art Eight, Nevill Drury, Craftsmans House.
1992 “A series of contrasting and unsettling pictures”, Canberra Times, Sasha Grishin, Nov 18, p. 30.

REPRESENTED
Queensland Art Gallery; Artbank; BHP; Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld; Lismore Regional Art Gallery; Tweed River Regional Art Gallery; Warwick & Stanthorpe Regional Art Galleries, Griffith University Qld; Sydney University Union; University of NSW Union; Southern Cross University, NSW; Lancaster University, UK. Private collections in Australia, Asia, Europe, UK and the USA.

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