Australian Art

MIKALA DWYER

Hollow Garden 2003
Hollow Garden 2003

AKA: Mikala Dwyer

Born: 1959 Sydney
  • Conceptual
  • Contemporary
  • Installation
  • Mixed Media
  • Sculptor
  • Known
  • Established
Lovesongs for the Cannibals 20
Lovesongs for the Cannibals 20

Born 1959, Sydney, New South Wales
2003 Master of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney
1983 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
Wish Flower 2004
Wish Flower 2004

2005 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
Individual Exhibitions
2004 Flowers, Flies and Someone Else, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Se'ance for Lost Space, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2002 Art Lifting Art , National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; and Wellington City Gallery, New Zealand
2001 Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2000 Mikala Dwyer , Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
iffytown, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1999 uniform , Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
1998 I.O.U. , CBD Gallery, Sydney
Addons (Clothing Plan) (Closing Plan), Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1996 Recent Old Work , Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
New Work, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Tubeweight, CBD Gallery, Sydney
1995 Hollow-ware & a few Solids , Sarah Cottier Gallery; Sydney; and Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Sad Songs, Artspace, Sydney
Vincent (Aries), Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand
1994 woops , Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
1993 Henle's Loop , Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1991 Untitled installation , First Draft West, Sydney
1990 Wall to wall: ceiling to floor , 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
1989 Ringing , First Draft, Sydney
1985 Poor Bare Forked Animal, Chelsea School of Art, London, United Kingdom; and Avago, Sydney
Selected Group Exhibition 2004 Pegging Out, Hazlehurst Gallery, Sydney
2003 Unpacked 11, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
This was the future…Australian Sculpture of the 1950s, 60s, 70s and today, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Still Life, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Face up: Contemporary Art from Australia, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Sarah Cottier Gallery, Art 34'03 Basel, Switzerland
Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
The Shangri-La Collective, Artspace, Sydney
Armory Fair, Sarah Cottier Gallery, New York, USA
2002 Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002, The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Year in Art, National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Melbourne
2001 Good Work: The Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand Necessary Invention, Artspace, Sydney
2000 Monochromes, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane
Sarah Cottier Gallery, ARCO art fair, Madrid, Spain; and Art 31'00, Basel, Switzerland
Plastika, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
Bonheurs des Antipodes, Musee de Picardie, Amiens, France
1999 Contempora5, Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne
Avant-gardism for children, University of Queensland, Brisbane; and Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
Brainland,- The Believer: Mikala Dwyer, Maria Cruz, Anne Ooms, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
The Organic and the Artificial: Reinventing Modernist Design, Plimsol Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart
Nostalgia for the Future, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
1998 Opening Exhibition, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Body Suits, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
The Infinite Space: Women, minimalism and the sculptural object, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
Close Quarters: Contemporary Art from Australia and New Zealand, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Monash University Gallery, Melbourne; Canberra School of Art; Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Verve: An exhibition of visual poetry and poetic visuals, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Beauty 2000, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Sarah Cottier Gallery, Art 29'98 Basel, Switzerland
1997 Objects and Ideas - revisiting minimalism, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1996 Nostalgia, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
Aerphost: an exhibition of contemporary Australian Art, The Debtor's Prison, Dublin
Raindrops on Roses, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
The Chartwell Collection: a selection, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
1995 OreintATION, 4th International Istanbul Biennale, Turkey
Sarah Cottier Gallery, Art 26'95, Basel, Switzerland
1994 True Stories, Artspace, Sydney
The Aberrant Object: Women Dada and Surrealism, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Aussemblage, Auckland City Gallery, New Zealand
1993 Australian Perspecta 1993, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Purl, The Fifth Melbourne Sculpture Triennial, West Melbourne Primary School, Melbourne Rad Scunge, Karen Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne Monster Field, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1992 Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Wish Hard, 9th Biennale of Sydney, Wollongong City Gallery
1991 Collaborative installation with Maria Cruz, First Draft, Sydney
Disonnance: Frames of Reference, Pier 4/5, Sydney
Discrete Entity, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra
Microcosm, Gary Anderson Gallery, Sydney
1990 Temporal Works, Tin Sheds, Sydney
1989 Exploring Drawing, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Fresh Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1983 ANZART, Old Mail Exchange, Hobart

Collections

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Auckland City Gallery, New Zealand
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand
Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

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