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Jan King biography



Jan King among her stockpile of metal at her studio in Rossmore, NSW in April 2005. She lives in Sydney NSW.

 

born 1945 Cunnamulla, Queensland

studies

1994 Art Omi, New York, USA
1985 B.A. Visual Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
1983 Australia Council, Visual Arts Board Travel Grant- USA
1982 Australia Council, Visual Arts Board Studio Equipment Grant
1979 New York Studio School, New York
1971-75 National Art School, Sydney
Alexander Mackie CAE, Sydney
1970 Academia di Belle Arti, Perugia, Italy

solo exhibitions

2005 recent sculpture, king street gallery on burton Sydney
2003 recent sculpture, king street gallery on burton Sydney
2001 'mythological meanderings,' king street gallery on burton, Sydney
1999 recent sculpture, king street gallery on burton, Sydney
1997 recent sculpture, king street gallery on burton, Sydney
1995 king street gallery on burton, Sydney
1993 king street gallery on burton, Sydney
1989 Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney
1987 Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane
1984 Irving Sculpture Gallery
1982 Irving Sculpture Gallery
1979 Art of Man Gallery, Sydney

selected group exhibitions

2005 Art Omi Sculpture Show, National Art School, Sydney
2004 last show of the year, king street gallery on burton
Inaugural UWS Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Campbelltown
Sculpture By The Sea, Sydney
6" Miniature Show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture in the MLC, SXS
Sculpture in the vines
Sculpture 2004, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
2001 Woollahra Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council
'The Studio Tradition-National Art School,' Hazelhurst Regional Gallery,NSW
'Sculpture 2001,' Access Contemporary Art Gallery & king street gallery, Sydney
2000 'The Importance of Being Small', king street gallery and Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Last Show of the Year, king street gallery on Burton
'Half Metre Square,' staff show, NAS, Sydney
'Tribal Echo,' Oceanic Arts Australia, Sydney & Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
'Sculpture 2000,' Access Contemporary Art Gallery
1999 Last Show of the Year, king street gallery on burton
'On the Tiles,' The Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney University
'Big Thoughts, Small Works,' Defiance Gallery
'Five Easy Pieces', Defiance Gallery
1998 'The Last Show of the Year,' king street gallery on Burton
'The Defiant 6,' Defiance Gallery
'Figure in the Landscape,' king street gallery & Defiance Gallery
'Inside / Outside', Sir Herman Black Gallery, University of Sydney
'Pas D'Accrochage en Publique,' Cell Block National Art School, Sydney
Bryan Niland Collection, Lewers Bequest & Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith
Rossmore Steel, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula, NSW
1997 'It's a Box (ii),' Defiance Gallery 'Biggest Little Sculpture Show in Town,' Defiance Gallery
Gallery Artists, king street gallery on burton
1996 Gallery Artists, king street gallery on burton
'A Box by any other Name,' Defiance Gallery
'Size is not Important,' Defiance Gallery
'First Night,' king street gallery
1995 'It's About Time,' Ivan Dougherty Gallery, C.O.F.A., Sydney
1994 Gallery Artists, king street gallery on burton
Australian Contemporary Art Fair 4, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
1991 Graeme Sturgeon Memorial Exhibition, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
'Agape,' king street gallery on burton
'Into Space,' (touring exhibition), Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1990 'Common Sense,' king street gallery on burton & Uni. of S.A. Art Museum, Adelaide
1989 'Sculptors at the Table,' The Craft Centre Gallery, Sydney
1988 Sculpture Park '88, Gallery 460, Gosford
1987 'Painters and Sculptures- Diversity in Contemporary Australian Art,' Queensland Art Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
Third Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne
'Ten Years On,' The Works Gallery, Sydney
'Site Specific,' University of Technology, Sydney
1986 'Spirit of Place,' First Draft Gallery, Sydney
1985 Ninth Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Mildura, Victoria
Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane
1984 Second Australian Sculpture Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1982 'Table Sculpture,' Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney
Eigth Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Mildura, Victoria
'Abstract Australian Sculpture from 1970,' Irving Sculpture Gallery
'Objects,' Lewers Bequest & Regional Gallery, Penrith
'Women Sculptors,' Irving Sculpture Gallery
1979 Sculpture Show, New York Studio School, New York
Survey Show, East Sydney Technical College
1976 'Young Sydney Sculptors,' Sculpture Centre, Sydney
Selected Exhibition VAB/SSC, Martin Place, Sydney

awards & travel

2006 Uzbekistan, Kurdistan
2000 Russia, Austria, Czech Republic
1992 Art Omi, USA & France
1983 Australia Council- Visual Arts Board Travel Grant, USA
1982 Australia Council- Visual Arts Board Studio Equipment Grant
1979 Australia Counci l- Visual Arts Board Studio Grant, New York, USA & Europe
1973 England, France, Italy
1967-71 India, The Middle East & Europe

collections

Art Bank, Australia
Clayton Utz Collection
Brisbane Girls' Grammar School
Macquarie University, Sydney
Liverpool City Council
University of Technology, Sydney
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre & Regional Gallery, Casula Private collections

bibliography

2001 Harris, Peter: World Sculpture News, Vol. 7, No. 2 Spring 2001 pg 38
2000 Harris, Peter: World Sculpture News, Vol. 6, No. 1 Winter 2000
Smee, Sebastian: Sydney Morning Herald, April 22
1999 Smee, Sebastian: 'All Touchy-Feely,' Sydney Morning Herald, Aug.3. pg 11
Auty, Giles:Weekend Review, The Australian, April 10
1998 Auty, Giles: Weekend Review, The Australian, May 30
McDonald, John: Sydney Morning Herald, June 6 Art & Australia, Vol. 35, No. 4
1997 McDonald, John: Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 6
1995 McDonald, John:Sydney Morning Herald, Aug. 19
1993 Lynn, Elwyn: Weekend Review, The Australian, Sept. 25
1987 Woolcock, Phyllis: Brisbane Courier Mail, June 20
1984 Lynn, Elwyn: Weekend Review, The Australian, Dec. 8
Maloon, Terence: Sydney morning Herald, Nov. 24
Sturgeon, Graeme: Australia Sculpture NOW, Melbourne
1982 Maloon, Terence: Sydney Morning Herald, Sept. 11
1979 Borlase, Nancy: Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 10

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