PENNY COSS


1961 born Sydney, NSW, lives and works in Perth, WA 

 

EDUCATION


1990 Post Grad Dip VA, UNSW Art and Design

1987-9 BVA, UNSW Art and Design

1986 St Martin’s College of Art, London, United Kingdom 1984 Art Certificate TAFE Sydney, Australia

1982 Dip Ed , Macquarie University, Sydney 

 

ACADEMIC/TEACHING

2004-8 Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, University of WA External Assessor Master of (Vis) Arts, Edith Cowan University & UWA

1995-04 Central School of Art & Design, WA, Environmental Art and Design, MIDLAND TAFE, WA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2019 Michelle Perry Fine Arts, 109 Riley Street, Darlinghurst

2019 Black and Blue - Tender Landscapes , The Lobby, WA

2019 Airspace Projects, Marrickville, Sydney (upcoming)

2018 From Someplace Else ArtCollective WA, Perth

2017 Ships that Pass PS Art Space, Fremantle, WA. (with Jo Darbyshire) 

2014 Landscape Stains ArtStage Singapore Curator Felicity Johnson 

2014 Tectonic Effect and the Winds of Change Spot81 Gallery, Sydney 

2014 Hortus ArtCollectiveWA, Perth, Western Australia

2012 Out There Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne

2010 Island Perth Galleries, Perth Western Australia

2009 Light Works Harrison Galleries, Sydney

2009 Force of Nature, Perth Galleries, Perth Western Australia

2009 Wetlands, Harrison Galleries Sydney

 

2007 Inversion of a Flat Lake, Perth Galleries Western Australia


2005 Illegal Landscapes, Perth Galleries, Western Australia


2005 Straight Talk, Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne

2003 Green Series, Perth Galleries, Western Australia

 

1994 Batavia Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Western Australia


1991 Batavia, Drawing Installation, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney

                     

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2019 Visitants, Port Hedland Gallery

2019 Intersecta, Ewart Gallery Sydney

2019 Currents19, Fremantle Biennale, WA (upcoming)

2019 Bunbury Biennale (upcoming)

2019 Wildflower State , Midland Arts Centre (upcoming)

2017 ‘Flora’ Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of WA. Curator: Gemma Weston


2017 ‘HighTide', Fremantle Biennale, WA. Artistic Director Tom Muller

2017 ‘Visitants’, FORM, WA. Curator Andrew Nicholls

2017 ‘all matter has a past’, Verge Gallery, Sydney NSW. Curator Consuelo Cavaniglia


2017 Taste of Summer, Holmes a Court Gallery, Vasse Felix, WA. Curator Sharon Tassicker

 

2015 Epic Narratives, PICA, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA. Curator Leigh Robb 2015 Art Collective WA at Holmes a Court Gallery, WA


2014 Vanishing Point, Art and the Australian Landscape Ewan McLeod, Elizabeth Cummings, Idris Murphy Level One Gallery Adelaide SA. Curator Sophie Hann
 

2013 Sydney Contemporary13 Artfair, Carriageworks, Sydney, NSW

2013 Pure Contemplation Without Knowledge, Nyisztor Gallery, Perth WA

2012 Rex-Livingston Gallery, Mt Eyre Vineyards Art Prize, Sydney, NSW

2010 The Yellow Vest Syndrome, Fremantle Arts Centre, Curator Jasmin Stephens


2004 Te tuhi - the mark, Pakuranga Arts Centre, Manukau, Aotearoa, NZ

2003 Miniature Works, Gallery Gallery, Kyoto, JAPAN Curator Virginia Rigney

1999 Mine Own Executioner, Portrait , Mundaring Arts Centre, WA


1999 Folding Exhibition, Gallery Gallery, Kyoto, JAPAN.

1999 Folding, Works in Fibre, Textile Exchange Project Canberra, ACT Sculpture by the Sea, 

Albany, WA curator John Stringer 

 

 

AWARDS / GRANTS / RESIDENCIES/ ASSOCIATIONS


2019 Dobell Drawing Prize Finalist NAS, Sydney

2019 North Sydney art Prize Finalist , Coal Loader Facility, Sydney

2018 Winner Perth Royal Art Prize

2018 Residency, ICELAND NES

2018 Collie Art Prize Finalist , WA


2018 Grace Cossington-Smith Award Finalist, Sydney

2017 John Stringer Art Prize Finalist. WA Curators Margaret Moore, Gary Dufour, Alan Dodge 2017 Ravenswood Art Award for Women Finalist, Sydney, NSW

2017 Cossack Art Award finalist, WA

2016 Pilbara Residency, FORM WA

2015 Mid West Art Prize Winner Highly Commended, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery WA 2015/2009 Paddington Art Prize Finalist

2015/13/11/09/07 BankWest Contemporary Art Prize Finalist

2013-14 Founding Board Member ArtCollectiveWA, Perth, WA

2012-14 Board Member, Artsource, Perth, WA

2009 Winner Mt Eyre Art Award, Sydney, NSW

2012/10/08/06/04 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Hall, Carlton, Vic

1997 New York School of Art Drawing Marathon, Adelaide, SA

1997 Winner Kimberly Drawing Prize, NT

1996 Winner Albany Art Award

1991 Residency, Ballidu Contemporary Art Space 

 

PUBLIC ART



2017 Crown Towers Perth, Western Australia

2015-6 Perth International Airport, Western Australia

2015 City of Subiaco Work for Walls Project

2008 Leeuwin Estate Art Series

2008 Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority/Central Institute of Technology 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY



Guardian editorial , Dobell Drawing Prize 2019

Belinda Hermawan Review: Visitants: Close encounters of the Remote Kind. SeeSaw Magazine, 2017


Michelle Elliot Catalogue Essay: Scylla-Bodies-Water, PS Art Space, WA, 2017 ISBN 798-0-9807735-2-1

Leigh Robb Epic Narratives, Salon, PICA, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA


Felicity Johnston Artstage Singapore, Art CollectiveWA, 2014 Catalogue

Karen Brown Artifacts Magazine Art Gallery of Western Australia July 2014, Penny Coss

Louise Morrison Essay:Artist Profile Magazine Issue 26, Feb 2014, Penny Coss & Penny Bovell Dr Phil McNamara Exhibition Essay: Artists Prompting Creative Capacity, 2011 Perth Galleries


 Dr David Bromfield Waves: The Edith Cowan University Art Collection", 2009 pp154-7, ISBN 978-0-7298-0673-2


Jasmin Stephens Catalogue Essay: Yellow Manoeuvres, the Yellow Vest Syndrome: Recent West Australian Art, Fremantle Arts Centre. 2009

Ric Spencer Review:The West Australian Newspaper, Sat 29 April 2007,

Rex Butler The Value of Experience Review:Australian Art Collector Magazine, Art of Its Times, 2004, p118.


Ric Spencer Review:West Australian Newspaper, Breaking The Laws Of Abstraction

Simon Blond Review, 18 July 2007 Review:West Australian Newspaper, Signs of Life, in the picture, Sat 12/07/03 The West Australian

Nyanda Smith Painter and Juggler, Today Arts, Thurs 10/07/03

Sandra Murray Penny Coss, Catalogue Essay Perth Galleries 2003

Virginia Rigney Paintings and Drawings, Catalogue Essay, Penny Coss, 2003

Stuart Eliott, Catalogue, Mine Own Executioner, 1998.

Virginia Rigney Folding: An Exhibition of works in Fibre Catalogue Essay, 1998


Peter Duggan Review: Real Experience or mere information, Art Monthly, Aug, 1994.


Fran Thompson SBS TV, News, May, 1994.

Nikki Miller Review: Art Today, The West Australian Newspaper, Aug 16, 1995.


Rosie Kerr Recent Acquisitions Midland Centennial Catalogue, WA, 1995 

 

COLLECTIONS

Artbank, Australia

BankWest

Central Institute of Technology,WA

Crown Towers

Cruther’s Collection of Women’s Art

Derwent Collection, Tasmania

Edith Cowan University Collection

Fremantle City Art Collection

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery of Western Australia
 Holmes a’ Court Collection

Itami Arts and Craft Museum, Kyoto, Japan

Kerry Stokes Collection

King Edward Memorial Art Collection, WA

Leeuwin Estate Art Collection

Macquarie Bank Art Collection

MLC Collection, WA

New South Wales College of TAFE

Royal Perth Hospital Art Collection, Western Australia
 Swan Shire Art Collection WA

Fremantle Art Collection, WA

UNSW Art and Design

University of Western Australia

Wesfarmers

WA School of Art and Design

Woodside 

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