Kristen Lethem
Kristen Lethem

Upcoming Exhibition at Art2Muse Gallery 9 – 22 June 2020

“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.” Kristen Lethem

Sydney based artist Kristen Lethem holds a Bachelor of Art in Visual Communication and Design from Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney) and a Master of Fine Art with a painting major from the University of New South Wales Art & Design. She has been a finalist and award winner in numerous Australian art prizes since 2007 including the Paddington, Muswellbrook, Hunters Hill, Mosman, Waverley and Norvill Art Prizes.

 

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

 

Selected Exhibitions and Awards
2018

Solo Exhibition Vista at Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney
Hunters Hill Art Prize – Finalist

2017
Solo Exhibition Patterned Landscape at Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney
Little Things Art Prize, Saint Cloche Gallery, Sydney – Finalist

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
Waverly Art Prize – Winner
Hunters Hill Art Prize – finalist
Mosman Art Prize – Finalist
Norvill Art Prize – Finalist

2013
Solo exhibition ‘The Contrasting Mark’, Frances Keevil Gallery
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

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

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