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Nasce nel 1951 a Melbourne, Australia. Vive tra Brisbane e l'Europa.

Born in 1951 in Melbourne, Australia. Currently divides her time between Brisbane, Australia, and Europe.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Jenny Watson - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2015

Jenny Watson - Fabrications - Anna Schwartz Gallery - Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

2014

Jenny Watson - Garden of Eden & Child´s Play - Galerie Transit, Mechelen

Birds, 2014 - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2012

Layerings - Anna Schwartz Gallery - Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

Jenny Watson: here, there and everywhere - The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC

2011

Striped Paintings and Undercover - Gimpel Fils, London (England)

Jenny Watson - Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2010

The Daisy Show - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2009

Jenny Watson - American Idyll - Galerie Transit, Mechelen

Material Evidence - Kunstverein Rosenheim, Rosenheim

Jenny Watson - Factory/Kunsthalle Krems, Krems

Jenny Watson - Anna Schwartz Gallery - Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

2008

Jenny Watson - Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2007

Material Evidence: Jenny Watson Works on fabric 1981 - 2005 - RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2006

Jenny Watson - Peloton, Sydney, NSW

Jenny Watson -Vintage paintings - Galerie Transit, Mechelen

Jenny Watson - Anna Schwartz Gallery - Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

2005

Jenny Watson - Child´s Play - - Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Dusseldorf (closed, 2005)

2004

Child's Play II - - Annina Nosei Inc., New York City, NY (closed, 2005)

Jenny Watson - Angels, Mrs. Peel, Maybelline and a Long Night of the Soul - Roslyn

Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2003

Jenny Watson - - Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Dusseldorf (closed, 2005)

Jenny Watson - Anna Schwartz Gallery - Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

2002

Jenny Watson - Girls: paintings 1984 – 2002 - Gimpel Fils, London (England)

2001

Jenny Watson - Australian artist in a bar in New York 2016 - The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VICJenny Watson - Untilted - Roslyn Oxley9

Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Jenny Watson - shrinksville - Galerie Transit, Mechelen

Jenny Watson - Anna Schwartz Gallery - Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

Jenny Watson - - Annina Nosei Inc., New York City, NY (closed, 2005)2000

Jenny Watson - Anna Schwartz Gallery - Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

Jenny Watson - wild East - installation, drawing - - Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Dusseldorf (closed, 2005)

1999

Jenny Watson - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1998

Jenny Watson - Bear Facts - Galerie Transit, Mechelen

1997

Jenny Watson - Mothership - Studio d'Arte Raffaelli - Palazzo Wolkenstein, Trento

1996

Jenny Watson - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1995

Jenny Watson - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1994

Jenny Watson - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Jenny Watson - Galerie Transit, Mechelen

1992

Jenny Watson - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1989

Jenny Watson - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1988

Jenny Watson - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1987

Jenny Watson - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1980

Six Paintings 1970–80 - IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Flashback and Guests - Stalke Galleri / Stalke Out Of Space / Artstamp.dk, Kirke SaabyWorks on Paper and Wood - HilgerBROTKunsthalle, Vienna

Fabrik: minimalist and conceptual approaches to textiles - The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC

2015

Howard Arkley (And Friends...) - TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC

Basil Sellers Art Prize 4 - The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, SA

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2015 - National Art School Gallery (NAS), Sydney, NSW

2014

Basil Sellers Art Prize 4 - The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC

2013

Playtime - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane, QLD

Recent Acquisitions - Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, VIC

Mix Tape 1980s: Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style - NGV National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

Group show - gagprojects - Adelaide, Adelaide, SA

Group show - Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2012

New Work - Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Contemporary Australia: Women - Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD2011

PICA Salon 2011 / Westend Gallery - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts - PICA, Perth, WA

2010

One-off - Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Contemporary Australian Drawings 1 - RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne-Brisbane: punk, art and after - The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC

Jenny Watson / Fia Cielen - CIAP, Hasselt

We Call Them Pirates Out Here: MCA Collection selected by David Elliott - Museumof Contemporary Art Sydney - MCA, Sydney, NSW

Here, There and Everywhere - HilgerBROTKunsthalle, Vienna

2009

Christmas exhibition 2009 - Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

The Brisbane Line - The Narrows, Melbourne, VIC

Weltanschauung Visione Del Mondo - Art Forum Würth Capena, Capena

12+ Queensland Artists - Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2008

Aus Australien - Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch

Order and dissent - Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC

2007

Living Elvis - RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

Cut 'n' Paste - Peloton, Sydney, NSW

Innocence And Experience - Gimpel Fils, London (England)

Backward Glance: Important works from the 1980s - John Buckley Gallery, Richmond, VIC

old skool (never lose that feeling) - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts - PICA, Perth, WA

2006

Die anderen Bilder - Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen

Paint me a Rock Show - Judith Wright Center for Contemporary Arts, Brisbane, QLD

Weltanschauung- Visione del mondo - Palazzo Riso - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo

Vom Pferd erzählen - Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen

Heart & Mind - TarraWarra Museum of Art, Box Hill, VIC

Smoking - Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, VIC

2005

Pitch Your Own Tent: Art Projects / Store 5 / 1st Floor - MUMA - Monash University

Museum of Art, Clayton, VIC

Unscripted - language in contemporary art - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney,NSW

Group Show - if this walls could talk - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2004

MCA Unpacked II - Selections from the MCA Collection by Michelle Nikou (SA)

and - The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, SA

2003

MUKA - Kunst for børn og unge - Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens

Group Exhibition - - Annina Nosei Inc., New York City, NY (closed, 2005)

Start - Centro d'arte contemporanea di Cavalese / Palazzo Firmian, Cavalese, TN

2002

Group Show - Dirty Dozen - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

20 years in Danish Art - Stalke Galleri / Stalke Out Of Space / Artstamp.dk, Kirke

Saaby

2001

MUKA - Kunst for børn og unge - Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens

Women Looking at Women - Macquarie University Art Gallery, North Ryde, NSW

Home and away - recent acquisitions from the Chartwell collection - Wellington City

Gallery, Wellington

2000

Mommy Dearest - Gimpel Fils, London (England)

1999

New Works - Stalke Galleri / Stalke Out Of Space / Artstamp.dk, Kirke Saaby

Warum ist Zeichnung so schön - - Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Dusseldorf (closed, 2005)

1990

Group Show - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1988

1968-1988 Selected works - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1987

Ten By Ten: 1975-1985 - Gertrude contemporary art spaces, Melbourne, VIC

1986

Q Space + Q Space Annex 1980–81 - IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD

Slouching Towards Bethlehem: an Exhibition of Preparatory and Informal

Drawings - Gertrude contemporary art spaces, Melbourne, VIC

1983

Minimalism x Six - IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD

1977

Illusion and Reality - IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD

 

COLLECTIONS

Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, VIC

TarraWarra Museum of Art, Box Hill, VIC

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD

Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW

MUMA - Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton, VIC

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VICArt Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney - MCA, Sydney, NSW

NMWA The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Biblio

2014

Benedikt Stegmayer, Autobiography as Fictive Construct: Confession, Jenny Holzer, Jenny Watson, Tracey Emin’, Verlag fur zeitgenossische Kunst und

Theorie, Berlin

2013

Jenny Watson, ‘Mix Tape 1980s: Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style’, Gallery Magazine, National Gallery of Victoria, May/June 

Ashley Crawford, ‘Into the groove: pop goes the ‘80s’, The Australian Financial Review, April 4 

2012

Penny Webb. ‘Here, There and Everywhere’, Art Guide Australia, January/February

Classic Black’, Heat Magazine, Issue 24

2009

Megan Backhouse, 'Material Success from Rosy Palette', The Age, 6 February

2007

Rebecca Geldard, 'Innocence and Experience', Time Out, London, 17 May

2005

Kate Bezar, 'Jenny Watson', Dumbo Feather, pass it on, Sydney, pp.32 - 51

Louise Martin-Chew, 'Fabulous fabric of frivolity', The Australian, August 2

Alison Kubler, 'Jenny Watson', State of the Arts: Design Issue, July - September, Sydney

Simon P. Wright: ‘Material Evidence: Jenny Watson on Fabric 1981-2005’, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

2004

Anne Ryan, 'Contemporary Australian Prints from the Collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales

2003

Alan Cruickshank (ed.), 'Blaze: Visual Art + Writing from the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia', Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia

Hiroko Nishumura, 'Memories guide artist's deft hand', Herald Tribune

Anna King Murdoch, 'A painter of the suburbs', The Age: Review, 8 March

2002

Jason Smith & Charles Green (Eds), 'Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002', The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australlia, Melbourne

2000

Ashley Hay, 'The Perfect Week', The Bulletin, 5 September

1997

Gary Pearson, 'Haerdter, Kelowna and Micheal Hotel on Fire', Kelowna Art Gallery BC, Canada

Hanna Stegmayer, 'Mothership', Studio d'Arte Raffaelli, Trento

1996

Ruth Händler, 'Jenny Watson: Ulmer Museum', ART, das Kunstmagazin, No. 3, March

Thomas Sarah, 'Raking Through Compost', BROADsheet, Volume 25, No. 2, Winter

Brigitte Reinhardt & Hanna Stegmayer, Universitatsmuseum, Manus Presse, Germany


1995

Ben Curnow, 'Double Vision', Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

Ben Curnow, 'Jenny Watson: Prints', Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Maurizio Nanucci, 'Almanacco 2000', Florence

Reiter Raabe, 'Natural Dialogue', 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne

1994

Holland Cotter, 'The Discreet Charm of Ingeniousness', The New York Times, 30th September

Carmel Dwyer, 'Creator of her own world', Sydney Morning Herald, June 29

Ariella Giulivi, 'Jenny Watson', exhibition review, Tema Celeste Arte Contemporanea, No. 44 Summer, Milan

Karin Heyl, 'Die Kunst in der Windmühlstraße', Dresdner Bank, Germany

Robert Leonard, & Priscilla Pitts, 'Power Works from the M.C.A. Collection', Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Evelyn Juers, 'Jenny Watson', Art and Australia, August

Dr Martin Stather, 'Jenny Watson, Scrabble and Paintings on Hessian', Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany

Donald Williams & Colin Simpson, 'Art Now: Contemporary Art Post 1970', McGraw Hill, Sydney

1993

Judy Annear, 'Complex Desires', Vogue Australia, Sydney, June

Ruth Bass, 'Jenny Watson', exhibition review, ARTnews, Vol. 92, No. 4, New York, April

Robert Hughes, 'Incoherence at the Biennale', Time Australia, Sydney, 28 June

Judy Annear, 'Jenny Watson: Paintings with Veils and False Tails', 45th Biennale of Venice, A.E.T.A., Melbourne

Maria Prendergast, 'Paintings with Veils and False Tails', Panorama, Melbourne, May

Keith Seward, 'Paintings with Bowler Hats and Bottles', Artforum, Vol. 31, No. 6 February, New York

Roberta Lietta, interview, 'Jenny Watson: Watercolour', Galleria Roberta Lietta Arte Contemporanea di Como, Como

Felicity Fenner, 'Jenny Watson', Art + Text, No.46

1992

Anne Leithäuser, 'Jenny Watson', Artist Kunstmagazine, No. 10/11, Bremen, February, Germany

Valerie Filipovna, 'Jenny Watson', Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

1991

Betsy Brennan, 'Art', Vogue Living, October

Ashley Crawford, 'Jenny Watson', Art and Australia, February

Janet Hawley, 'Mod Squad', Good Weekend, The Age Magazine, Melbourne, 14 September

Marina Warner, 'Bush Natural', Parkett, Zurich, March

Carlo McCormick, 'Jenny Watson', Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

Achille Bonita Oliva (ed.), Artea Prearo, Milan

Jennifer Phipps et al, 'Off the Wall / In the Air: a Seventies Selection', Monash University and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

1990

Bernice Murphy, 'Jenny Watson: fabrics, dreams and tokens', Jenny Watson - Pleasures and Memories, Galerie Hilger, Frankfurt

John Nixon & John Young (Eds.), 'Kerb Your Dog', Number 7, Sydney

1988

John Nixon & John Young (Eds.), 'Kerb Your Dog', Number 3, Sydney

1987

Ted Gott, 'Backlash', National Gallery of Victoria

1986

Jenny Watson, 'Jenny Watson, Alter Egos (Sketches for Paintings) 1982 - 1985', EAF, Adelaide

Victoria Lynn & Paul Taylor, 'Sixth Triennale- India, Visual Arts Board', Australia Council, Sydney

1985

William Wright, '3rd International Triennale der Zeichnung', Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nurnberg

Sue Cramer, Harpers Bazaar, April

Ashley Crawford, 'The Artist and the Aristocrat - Jenny Watson: A Discovery of Dignity', Follow Me, Aug/Sept, No. 18

Leon Paroissien, 'Through the Looking Glass', Jenny Watson, Paintings & Drawings 1972 - 1985', University Gallery, The University of Melbourne

Leon Paroissien & Frances Lindsay, 'Jenny Watson Paintings and Drawings 1972-1985', University Gallery, The University of Melbourne

Leon Paroissien & Meaghan Morris, 'Close Remarks', Artspace, Sydney

1984

Sue Cramer, 'Vox Pop', (Review), Art + Text, No. 12/13

Lorena Mazzocco, 'Private Symbol: Social Metaphor', The Fifth Biennale of Sydney Ltd., Sydney

Achille Bonita Oliva (ed.), '5th Biennale of Sydney', Art Gallery of New South Wales

Achille Bonita Oliva (ed.), 'Dreams and Nightmares', Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Leon Paroissien& Meaghan Morris, 'Anything Goes', Australian Art in the 70's, Melbourne

Leon Paroissien& Meaghan Morris, 'Symbols, Emblems, Signatures, Australian Drawings', Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand

1983

Paul Taylor, 'Australian Perspecta', Art Gallery of New South Wales

Paul Taylor, 'Jenny Watson', Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Paul Taylor, 'Minimalism', Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Paul Taylor, 'A Melbourne Mood; Cool Contemporary Art', National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Maggie Gilchrist, 'What is this called Pop', Australian Vogue, January

Maggie Gilchrist, 'Young Blood', Notes on Art Practice, Art Projects

Maggie Gilchrist, Press 5, Art Projects

Frances Lindsay, 'A Melbourne Mood', Art + Text, No.11

Lorena Mazzocco, 'The Post-Modernist Expressions of Jenny Watson', FASS, #3

Joanna Mendelsson, 'Exhibitions - Jenny Watson', Art Network, No.10

Bernice Murphy, 'Recent Painting in Australia', Flash Art, Milan, January

Paul Taylor, 'Art News', Australian Vogue, October

Paul Taylor, 'Popism', Real Life Magazine, New York, No. 9

Paul Taylor, 'Popism: The Art of White Aborigines', On The Beach, November; Flash Art, Milan, May

Underhill, Nancy 'Australia - The French Discovery of 1983', Art + Text, 12/13

Robert Lindsay, 'Vox Pop; Into the 80's', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Achille Bonita Oliva (ed.), 'Poignant Images, Dream Palette', 1981, Jenny Watson, Art Projects

Leon Paroissien & Meaghan Morris, 'From Another Continent: Australia The Dream and the Real', ARC II, Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris

Leon Paroissien & Meaghan Morris, 'Recent Australian Painting: A Survey of the 70's + 80's', Art Gallery of South Australia

Leon Paroissien & Meaghan Morris, 'Form - Image - Sign', Art Gallery of Western Australia

1982

William Wright & Elwyn Lynn, 'The Fourth Biennale of Sydney: Vision in Disbelief', Biennale of Sydney

Paul Taylor, 'Popism', National Gallery of Victoria

Paul Taylor, 'The Seventies', The National Bank Collection, National Gallery of Victoria

Ashley Crawford, 'Interview', The Virgin Press

Richard Dunn, 'The Pursuit of Meaning', Art + Text, No.11

Maggie Gilchrist, 'Biennale of Sydney', Art Network, No.6

Bernice Murphy, 'Painting', Australian Art Review

John Nixon, 'From a Dream', Notes on Art Practice, Art Projects

James Mollison, 'Australian Art of the Last Ten Years', Phillip Morris Arts Grant, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

Achille Bonita Oliva (Ed.), 'The International Trans-Avantegarde', Milan, Italy

1981

Paul Taylor, 'Australian New Wave & the Second Degree', Art + Text, No. 1

Paul Taylor, 'Jenny Watson's Modernism', , January/February

Janine Burke, 'Homes Beautiful', Arts Melbourne, No. 6

Ruth Handler, 'Jenny Watson: Im Gesprach mit einer fernen Vergangenheit'

Achille Bonita Oliva (Ed.), 'Drawings from the face and figure', Heide Park & Art Gallery, Melbourne

Leon Paroissien & Meaghan Morris, 'Jenny Watson, Alice & the Aristocrat', Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Renate Puvogel, 'Jenny Watson', Ulmer Museum, Galerie Manus Presse, Kunstverein Rosenheim, Marburg

Exhibitions

 

2011

Grandi opere per l'estate

01.08 - 30.09.2011
Opening 01.08.2011

Editions

 

Jenny Watson

1997