Lee Wise
Lee Wise

Exhibition ‘Surface Tension’ at Art2Muse Gallery 18 April – 1 May 2017

 

English born Australian artist, Lee Wise lives and works in the Gold Coast hinterland at the base of Mount Tamborine. Having been an artisan for over 20 years working with wood, he started painting in 2010, and quickly realized that a lot of the skills and techniques he had already learnt now applied to his new medium.

He has since gone on to have great success as a painter, having been acclaimed for his art in numerous prizes, including winner of the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, winner of the Cliftons Art Prize, runner up in the Moran portrait prize and finalist in the Archibald prize, to name but a few.

 

Surface Tension

“I have always felt connection to the water’s edge. Like a distant call from generations past.  I hail from a long line fisherman and feel at ease with the sea.  This series of paintings is a direct connection to my past.  My aim was to recreate a fleeting moment and try to capture the atmospheric conditions that surround the ocean. I want the paintings to evoke a memory rather than be an exact representation of a place.

The juxtaposition of soft sky and turbulent foreground creates a welcoming tension where the land and water collide…” Lee Wise

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

Sep 2016 Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW

Aug 2015 Brisbane Modern Art Gallery, 483 Brunswick Street, QLD

Feb 2015 Gallery One, The Brickworks, Southport, Gold Coast, QLD

March 2013 Antonia Kelly Gallery, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

June 2012 Brunswick Street Gallery, level 2, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Vic

 

Awards

 

Sep 2016, Finalist, Tattersall’s landscape Prize, Brisbane QLD

May 2016 Finalist Glencore Percival Portrait Prize, Townsville City

May 2016 Finalist Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery

Feb 2016 Semi Finalist BP Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London

Oct 2015 Semi Finalist Moran Portrait Prize

Oct 2015 Finalist Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore

Sep 2015 Brisbane Art Prize, Lightspace Brisbane

Aug 2015 Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery

July 2015 Archibald Prize Salon Des Refuses, S.H.Evin Gallery, Sydney

Feb 2015 Winner Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Croydon, Sydney, NSW

July 2014 Finalist Archibald Prize, Art Gallery NSW, Art Gallery RD, Sydney

July 2014 Winner Cliftons Art Prize Brisbane, 288 Edward St, Brisbane

May 2014 Finalist Glencore Percival Portrait Prize, Townsville City

April 2014 Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Awards

Oct 2013 Runner Up, Moran Portrait Prize, Juniper House, Sydney, NSW

June 2013 Finalist Lethbridge 10000, Lethbridge Gallery

March 2013 Archibald Prize, Salon Des Refuses, S.H.Evin Gallery, Sydney, NSW

May 2012 Finalist Lethbridge 10000, Lethbridge Gallery

 

Group Exhibitions

 

May 2016 Glencore Percival Portrait Prize, Townsville City

May 2016 Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery

Oct 2015 Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, NSW

Oct 2015 Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, Mornington, Vic

Sep 2015 Brisbane Art Prize, Lightspace Brisbane

Aug 2015 Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery

July 2015 Archibald Prize Salon Des Refuses, S.H.Evin Gallery, Sydney

July 2015, Griffith Regional Gallery, Archibald Prize Tour

July 2015, Wagner Art Gallery, 39 Gurner St, Paddington, Sydney

June 2015, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, Archibald Prize Tour

April 2015, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Archibald Prize Tour

Feb 2015, Lismore Regional Gallery, Archibald prize Tour

Feb 2015 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Croyden, Sydney, NSW

Jan 2015 Archibald Prize, Maitland Regional Gallery, 230 High St, Maitland, NSW

Oct 2014 Archibald Prize, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Dunns Road, Vic

Aug 2014 Gallery One, The Brickworks, Southport, Gold Coast, QLD

July 2014 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery NSW, Art Gallery RD, Sydney

June 2014 Cliftons Art Prize, 288 Edward St, Brisbane

May 2014 Glencore Percival Portrait Prize, Townsville City

March 2014 Brisbane Modern Art Gallery, 483 Brunswick Street, Brisbane.

Oct 2013 Moran Portrait Prize, Juniper House, 250 Oxford St, Sydney.

Aug 2013 Brisbane Grammar School Art Show, Brisbane Grammar School, Brisbane, QLD

June 2013 Lethbridge Gallery, 136 Latrobe Terrace, Brisbane.

March 2013 Salon Des Refuses, S.H.Evin Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Jun 2012 Lethbridge Gallery, 136 Latrobe Terrace, Brisbane,Qld

Collections

Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney.

Cliftons

Gold Coast University Hospital.

 

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