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Emma  Van Leest

Emma Van Leest

Click here to view ABC Art Nation episode featuring Emma Van Leest 

1978 Born in Melbourne



EDUCATION

2000    Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) (Honours), RMIT University, Melbourne

1999    Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) RMIT University, Melbourne



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010    Recent Works, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2010    Perpetua, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

2009    Before the first rain, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

2007    Wayfaring, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

2006    A homage to a private place, First Draft Inc, Sydney

2006    A barn for a goddess and other tales, West Space, Melbourne

2005    The things you do for love, Bus Gallery, Melbourne

2005    December Saints, Seventh Gallery Inc, Melbourne

2004    Recent works, Little Salon, Fitzroy

2004    Recent works, Body, St Kilda East

2003    Recent works, Body, St Kilda East

2003    144 grids (a piece of ivory), Red Gallery, North Fitzroy

2003    Untitled installation, Experimental Art Space, Melbourne University Student Union, Melbourne



GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011    Recent works, John Buckley Gallery, Richmond

2011    Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Gallery, Gymea

2011    A4 Paper Festival, The Paper Mill Gallery, Sydney

2011    Fail harder, Kings ARI, Melbourne, Victoria

2010    Consumed, 124 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East, Victoria

2010    Form, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, New South Wales

2009    Small works Christmas show, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2009    The Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Gold Coast

2009    Studio show, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne

2009    Melbourne Winter show, Despard Gallery, Hobart

2008    New Victorians, University of Sydney Art Gallery, Sydney

2008    Paper-cut, 24HRArt Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin

2008    The Summer Exhibition, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

2007    To Be Confirmed …, Art, Design and Craft Biennial 2007, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

2007    Rumble 2, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne

2006    Christmas Collectors Exhibition, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

2006    ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Prize, ABN AMRO, Melbourne

2006    Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

2006    Lexicon (curator: Martina Copley), Exhibition Space at Melbourne City Library, Melbourne

2006    Selekta 2006, West Space, Melbourne

2006    Snapshot: Inaugural Exhibition, John Buckley Fine Art, Richmond

2006    Postscript (curator: Simon Gregg), RMIT Project Space, Carlton

2005    It's all about us (curator: Geneine Honey), Arts Victoria, Southbank

2004    Exploration 5 (curator: Claire Harris), Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

2004    Explorations in paper (collaboration with Claire Best), Level 11 Gallery, Melbourne

2003    Leisureland (curator: Jenni Port), Red Gallery, North Fitzroy



COLLECTIONS

Ballarat Gallery of Art

Price Waterhouse Coopers

Private collections in Australia, United States, Indonesia and New Zealand



GRANTS & COMMISSIONS

2010    Mater Hospital, Brisbane

2008    Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India

2007    Wintergarden installation, Federation Square, Melbourne

2007    Skills and Arts Development, Australia Council

2007    Australia Cultural Fund

2005    New work, Australia Council

2003    Melbourne University Student Union



BIBLIOGRAPHY

Interview – Emma van Leest, The Design Files Blog, 1 April 2011

Laura Heyenga & Rob Ryan, Paper cutting: contemporary artists, timeless craft, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2010

Art Nation – Emma van Leest, ABC1 TV, 7 November 2010

Jean-Charles Trebbi, L’art de la découpe, Editions Alternatives, Paris, 2010

Suzanna Clarke, A cut above the ordinary, The Courier Mail, 28 August 2010

Victionary Workshop, Illustration: Play, Hong Kong 2010

Chin Thing, Designers to watch, Space 2010 #2, Malaysia

Page One Publishing, Perfect Paper, Singapore, 2009

Lee Tran Lam, Staff wishlist, Inside Out magazine, Christmas issue Vol 3 No 1, 2009

Miguel Canseco, Arquitectura de lo ligero, Siglo Nuevo (Mexico), 2009

Lee Tran Lam, The incredible paper art of Emma van Leest, Inside Out Blog, 2009

Alex Warren, Collector’s Edition, Inside Out magazine, September-October 2009

Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson, I make stuff, Melbourne, 2009

Jemima Kemp, Celebrations of the grotesque; the new sublime in Australian contemporary practice, Eyeline No 68, 2009

Page One Publishing, Perfect Paper, Singapore, 2009

I T Post, China, October 2008

Louise Tegart, New Victorians Catalogue Essay, The University of Sydney, 2008

Vogue Living Australia, Bright young things, November 2007

Gordon Craig, Catalogue essay, Art Design and Craft Biennial 2007

Simon Gregg, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Eyeline: Contemporary Visual Arts, No. 63, Winter, 2007

Robert Nelson, Art that generates its own scintillating electricity, The Age, 28 February 2007

Megan Backhouse, In galleries, it’s show time, The Age, Saturday 20 January 2007

Simon Gregg, Melburnin, In Trouble, December 2006/January 2007

Pamela Mei-Leng See, Cutting in: Comparing Sino-Australian paper-cutting practice, Craft Australia website, July 2006

Christine Morrow, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, catalogue essay, August, 2006

Pamela Mei-Leng See, Cutting in: Comparing Sino-Australian paper-cutting practice, Craft Australia website, July 2006

Simon Gregg, December Saints, Artlink, Volume 25 No 3 2005

Freya Lombardo, Hot Young Designers 2005, Monument, Issue 68 2005

 

 

 
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