Kristen Lethem
Kristen Lethem

Upcoming Exhibition at Art2Muse Gallery 10 – 23 July 2018

“ My work is primarily about landscape and aims to explore patterns within the environment, formed as a result of the interplay between topography, vegetation and by extension shadow and light. Each landscape has a pattern unique to itself, this pattern resembles a topographical script, which in turn, informs the characteristics of each individual landscape.  I use a restricted palette to help articulate this concept to the viewer, to draw them into the work and allow them to focus on this idea of pattern forming script and then developing into the language of a landscape. Recently I have extended my enquiry to include the exploration of mans impact on these environments and the subsequent interruption and disruption of the topographical script.” Kristen Lethem

 

 

Education

Masters by coursework – painting, COFA, UNSW. 2011 – 2014

Short courses – painting, Heatherly School of Fine Art, London. 2000

BA Visual Communication and Design, Sydney College of the Arts

University of Sydney / University of Technology, Sydney. 1982 – 1986

 

Exhibitions and Prizes

2017

Solo Exhibition Patterned Landscape at Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney

 

2016

Hunters Hill Art Prize, Finalist

Lethbridge Art Prize, Brisbane – Finalist

Mosman Art Prize – Finalist

‘Little Things’ Art Prize, Saint Cloche Gallery – Finalist

 

2015

Muswellbrook Art Prize – Finalist

Hunters Hill Art Prize – Finalist

Gresford Agricultural Show – Winner

Singleton Art Prize

Mosman Art Prize – Finalist

 

2014

Hunters Hill Art Prize – finalist

Waverly Art Prize – Winner

Mosman Art Prize – Finalist

Norvill Art Prize – Finalist

 

2013

Solo Exhibitions

The Contrasting Mark’, Frances Keevil Gallery

Group Exhibitions

Lindfield Art Show, Sydney

Fowlers Gap Exhibition’, Cofa Space , UNSWAD

Gresford Agricultural Show – Champion

Queenwood Art Show, Sydney

Balmain Art Show, Sydney

St Thomas’s Art Show, Sydney

Gallery Artists Exhibition’, Frances Keevil Gallery

 

2012

Norvill Art Prize – Finalist

Group Exhibitions

Lindfield Art Show, Sydney

Riverview Art Show, Sydney

Balmain Art Show, Sydney

St Thomas Art Show, Sydney

Gallery Artists Exhibition’  Frances Keevil Gallery

 

2011

Paddington Art Prize, Finalist

Group Exhibitions

Lindfield Art Show, Sydney

Riverview Art Show, Sydney

Queenwood Art Show, Sydney

Balmain Art Show, Sydney

Christmas Exhibition’ Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney

 

2010

Group Exhibitions

Gresford Agricultural Show

Riverview Art Show, Sydney

Wanderings’, Breathing Colours Gallery

Gallery 307, Sydney

Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney

St Thomas Art Show, Sydney

Balmain Art Show, Sydney

‘A Little Bit of Summer’, Breathing Colours Gallery

‘Christmas Exhibition’, Frances Keevil Gallery

 

2009

Paddington Art Prize, Finalist

Group Exhibitions

‘View Exhibits’, Riverview Art Show, Sydney

Viewpoints’, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney

Allynbrook Art Show, Upper Hunter

Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney

 

2008

Paddington Art Prize, Finalist

‘Real and Surreal’, solo show, Frances Keevil Gallery

Group Exhibitions

View Exhibits’, Riverview Art Show, Sydney

Vision 5’, Queenwood Art Show, Sydney

Balmain Art Show, Sydney

 

2007

Paddington Art Prize, Finalist

Group Exhibitions

Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney

Riverview Art Show, Sydney

Glenstreet Gallery, Sydney

Artsource Gallery, Sydney

‘Vision 4’, Queenwood Art Show

Balmain Art Show, Sydney

Allynbrook Art Show, Upper Hunter

 

2006

Group Exhibitions

Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney

St Thomas Art Show, Sydney

‘Vision 3’, Queenwood Art Show

Balmain Art Show, Sydney

‘View Exhibits’, Riverview Art Show

 

2005

Solo show – Swerve Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

Allynbrook Art Show, Upper Hunter

Gresford Agricultural Show

‘Vision 2’, Queenwood Art Show

Balmain Art Show, Sydney

 

Awards and Prizes

2016

Finalist – Hunters Hill Art Prize

Finalist – Lethbridge Art Prize

Finalist – Mosman Art Prize

Finalist – Little Things Art Prize, Saint Cloche Gallery

 

2015

Finalist – Hunters Hill Art Prize

Finalist – Muswellbrook Art Prize

Winner – Gresford Agricultural Show

Finalist – Mosman Art Prize

 

2014

Finalist – Hunters Hill Art Prize

Winner – Open Prize, Waverly Art Prize

Finalist – Mosman Art Prize

 

2013      Grand Champion, Gresford Agricultural Show

2012       Finalist – Norvill Art Prize

2011       Finalist – Paddington Art Prize

2010       Grand Champion, Gresford Agricultural Show

2009       Finalist – Paddington Art Prize

2008       Finalist – Paddington Art Prize

2007       Finalist – Paddington Art Prize

2005       Grand Champion, Gresford Agricultural Show

 

Collections

Waverly Council

Private collections, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hunter Valley

 

Publications

Australian House and Garden, January 2016

Australian House and Garden, February 2014

Gresford News, September 2014

Arts Zine, September / October 2014

 

Kristen recently completed her MA (painting major) at UNSWAD.

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