Abby Chambers
Abby Chambers

Upcoming Exhibition at Art2Muse Gallery 5 – 18 September 2017

The series of paintings in my exhibition are process driven abstractions, without reference to the landscape, objects or other forms of external stimulus. Restricting myself to the pure elements of the visual arts; colour, shape, line and composition etc, each painting taking its own path to completion.” Abby Chambers

 

Artist Statement

Working predominantly in acrylics, my work varies from purely abstract to the incorporation of objects within an abstract context. Even my still life and object drawings I approach with a sense of the abstract.

It’s the honesty, balance and excitement of what the mark can do that I am most interested in pursuing. In each painting I am building a visual story that involves tension, depth, drama and tranquillity. For me, a big part of working on a painting is contemplation. The more experience I gain, the more I work in my mind before I paint. My practice is a continual combination of intuition and considered response.

Having had four solo shows and the experience of exhibiting extensively in group shows in the past, my decision to come back to my art feels more important to me than ever, in fact I feel like my experience combined with life changes and my break from making art has made me passionate about my painting in way that I only touched on before.

Education

1999    Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree, Sydney College of the Arts, Painting Major

1997    Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, UNSW College of Fine Arts, Painting Major

1993    Diploma of Fine Arts, Meadowbank TAFE College (The Sydney Gallery School), Painting Major

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016    Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

2007    Recent Drawings, A-Space on Cleveland

2004    Simple Objects, A-Space on Cleveland

2001    Boxed, Ground Floor Gallery

1996    Udder, Gallery 1A

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015    Group Show, LikeART Gallery

2011    Group Show, A-Space on Cleveland

2010    Group Show, A-Space on Cleveland

2009    Group Show, A-Space on Cleveland

2008   Oxford to London, A-Space on Cleveland

Group Show, A-Space on Cleveland

2007    The Mickey Mouse Show, A-Space on Cleveland

First Contact, A-Space on Cleveland

Weird, Whacky and Wonderful, A-Space on Cleveland

Group Show, A-Space on Cleveland

2006   Flighty, James Harvey Gallery

Group Show, A-Space on Cleveland

2005    Group Show, A-Space on Cleveland

2004    Drawing the Line, A-Space on Cleveland

2002    Redgreenred, 4th Floor Gallery

Slacking Off, Imperial Slacks

1999    Classy, Newspace

1996    Local Artists, Ardt

Black and White, Gallery 1A

Group Show, Gallery 1A

September 16, La Muck Studio

Christmas Show, La Muck Studio

1994    Art on the Susso, Ardt

La Muck Opening, La Muck Studio

300 Above Zero, Ardt

Contemporary Art, Ardt

1993    First Group Show, Tap Gallery

One’s A Mess, Tap Gallery

1991    Tare’s Installation House, 7 See St Gallery

 

Awards

2016    Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat

2005    Commended, The Westpac Redlands Art Prize (Emerging Artists)

2002    Third prize, UTS Art Competition

Winner, The Matisse Paint Prize

2000   First Prize, UTS Art Competition

Selected for National Territory Art Prize, University of Western Sydney Nepean

Selected for Lloyd Rees Youth Award, ABC Centre, Ultimo

1999    Selected for Works on Paper, Exchange Exhibition, Ljublaina Art Academy, Equrna Gallery, Slovenia

 

Media

2004    15/6/2004 SMH, review, Lenny Ann Low

18/6/2004 SMH, review

Inner West Courier, review, Monica Nye

Radio Interview 2RDJ

 

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