Locust Jones

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'Homs', 2014, ink on paper, 66 x 101 cm

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Born Christchurch, New Zealand. Lives and works in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.
1991 – 93 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia
2008 – 09 Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Burn Freeze, David Krut Projects, NY, USA
Made in Johannesburg, Solander, Wellington, NZ
Lifters and Leaners, Bett Gallery, Hobart, Aus
Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany

2013
24HR News Feed, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Steep Descent, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2012
Boycott, Isolate, Sabotage, Whitespace, Auckland, New Zealand
Some mistakes were perhaps made, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales

2011
Asia one, Hong Kong art fair for Dominik Mersch Gallery.
Revolt, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2010
Mediated By The Media, White Space, Auckland, New Zealand
Lozenge of dawn, 24Hr Art, Darwin, Australia
Elevating a disastrous situation into a catastrophe, MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia
Untitled, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009
HitchHiking in the Donut of Death, Gallery 9, Sydney, Australia
Back-Handed Bullets Whitespace, Auckland, New Zealand
Ride it ‘til it dies Rear View, Melbourne

2008
I’ll Burn that bridge when I come to it Until Never, Melbourne, Australia
Final Notice Centre of Contemporary Art, Christc hurch, N.Z.
The Bird Agents Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2007
Clearing Station Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand

2006
Spin Cycle Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

2005
Live by the Sword Mahara Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2004
Poverty Jet Set Espace SD Gallerie, Beirut, Lebanon
Amnesia> Beyrouth Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, New York


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2014
Redlands Art Award, Sydney, Aus
Giving Voice, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tas
Nature Nurture, Karen Woodbury Gallery
A General Map of caves, Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery, Sydney, Aus

2013
Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany
Down to the line, Bett Gallery, Hobart, Australia
Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, WA
Unsettled, Recent acquisitions of Australian Contemporary art, Art Gallery of South Australia
Fauvette Laurio Travelling Art Scholarship, SCA, Sydney University, Aus

2012
The Lookout, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
Excavation, The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Drawing the line, Whitespace, Auckland, New Zealand
Through your eyes, Korean Cultural Foundation, Sydney

2011
5 x 3, Kunstraum Dusseldorf, Germany Sub Text, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia
2010
Free Hand, Museum of Modern Art, Heide, Victoria, Australia
Navigators, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
No right turn, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Sydney, Australia

2009
I Walk The Line New Australian Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
SMAC Awards, GBK, Sydney, Australia
The written word in contemporary art, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
The June Fourth Incident, Serial Space, Sydney. Something I said Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2008
888Exhibition, China Heights Gallery, Sydney

2007
Riviera Real Estate, Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2005
Diversity 1, Sulkin Secant Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1999
Sydney Beirut - Beirut Sydney Espace SD Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Artbank, Australia
University of Wollongong, Australia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand
Centre of Contemporary Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand
James Wallace Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
National Gallery of Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia
Kunstwerk Museum, Collection of Peter W. and Alison Klein, Stuttgart/Eberdingen, Germany.

AWARDS/PRIZES/RESIDENCIES

2014
Artist Residency Kulturwerk, Wedding, Berlin, Germany
Artist Residence Big C, Bilpin, NSW Australia
Australia Council for the arts – New Work Grant
Fremantle Print Award, Finalist

2012
Artist Residence, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa

2013
Finalist, Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, WA

2011, 2012
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Finalist. Hill End Artist Residency. Hazelhurst Works on paper award, finalist

2010
Winner, National Contemporary Art Award, New Zealand. Royal Bank Of Scotland Art Award, finalist.
Asialink residency, Changdong Artist Studio, Seoul, South Korea. The Paul Guest Drawing Award, finalist.
Noosa Regional gallery 3D Art prize, finalist. Sunshine coast art prize, finalist. Artist in Residency.
Penrith Regional gallery. Stanthorpe Art Festival award, finalist

2009
Winner of the Hazelhurst works on paper award. Fishers Ghost Art Prize, finalist
Blake prize for Religious art, finalist. Geelong Print Prize, finalist. Fremantle Print Award, finalist

2008
Kedumba drawing award, finalist. Fremantle print award, finalist

2007
Hazelhurst works on paper award, finalist

2005
Hazelhurst works on paper award, finalist. Fremantle print award, finalist

2004
Artist in Residence, Espace SD Gallerie, Beirut, Lebanon

2003
Lower East Side Print Workshop Residency, New York

2015
'Homs', 2014, ink on paper, 66 x 101 cm
'into that good night', 2015, ink on paper, 80x120 cm
'keep on spinning', 2014, ink on paper, 80x120cm
'the hand of man', 2015, ink on paper, 80x120 cm
'the history corner', 2015, ink on paper, 80x120 cm
'tomorrow will just be another day', 2015, ink on paper, 66 x 101 cm
2013
’La Luta Continua’, 2013, Dry glazed ceramic, 80 x 70 x 70 cm
'ZCC and Wild Dogs', 2013, dry glaze ceramic, 95 x 61 cm’
‘Finding the God particle’, 2013, dry glaze ceramic, 95 x 61 cm
‘Red Ants’, 2013, dry glaze ceramic, 80 x 70 x 70 cm
Madiba and the wild car guards syndicate’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 60 x 50 x 50 cm
’Higgs boson and Pope Frankie’s party hire’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 60 x 50 x 50 cm
‘Accused on trial’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 40 x 23 x 23 cm
‘Elephant Ears’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 40 x 23 x 23 cm
‘Eye Ball’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 40 x 23 x 23 cm
‘Decapitation Strike’, 2013 ,Dry glaced ceramic, 40 x 23 x 23 cm
‘Hugo Chafez, Queen Elizabeth and the Cardinals’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 34 x 30 x 30 cm
‘BBW’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 30 cm diameter
’RBB’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 40 x 23 x 23 cm
’Victor Bout, Anonymous’, 2012-13, dry glazed ceramic, 35 diameter cm
’Smudge Face’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 40 x 23 x 23 cm
’Steve Biko’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 40 x 23 x 23 cm
‘Leopard and Madiba’, 2012, Linocut, 65 x 120 cm (unframed size), edition of 7
‘Moon Hair Runt’, 2012, Linocut, Somerset Soft White 300gsm, 57cm x 89 cm (unframed size),  edition of 7
‘Lord Kitcheners Big Five’, 2012, Linocut, Arches Cover White 300gsm, 65cm x 120cm (unframed size), edition of 7
‘Crackdown’, 2012, Linocut, Somerset Soft White 300gsm, 65cm x 60 cm (unframed size), edition of 7
’Hadeda’, 2012, Linocut, Somerset Soft White 300 gsm, 57cm x 87 cm (unframed size), edition of 7
‘The Rhino Cutters’, 2012, Linocut, Somerset Soft White 300 gsm, 65cm x 60 cm (unframed size), edition of 7
‘JuJu and Low Five (Hyena)’, 2012, Linocut, Somerset Soft White 300 gsm, 65cm x 60 cm (unframed size), edition of 7
‘3 am’, Drypoint on copper plate, Arches Cover White 300 gsm,100 x 79cm (unframed size), edition of 7
‘Car Guard Code Breaker’, Sugarlift aquatint, Arches Cover White 300 gsm, 88 x 79 cm (unframed size), edition of 7
‘Steep Descent, Sugarlift aquatint and Drypoint, Arches Cover White 300 gsm, 88 x 79 cm (unframed size), edition of 7
‘Madikwe I’, 2012, Drypoint, Somerset Satin White 300 gsm, 56 x 38 cm (unframed size), edition of 7
‘Madikwe II’, 2012, Drypoint, Somerset Satin White 300 gsm, 56 x 38 cm (unframed size), edition of 7
‘Madikwe III’, 2012, Drypoint, Somerset Satin White 300 gsm, 56 x 38 cm (unframed size), edition of 7
‘Steve and the Car Guides’, 2012, monotype, 77 x 96 cm
Arrest at Marikana’, 2012, monotype, 80 x 77 cm
’Tahrir Square’, 2013, Dry glazed ceramic, 30 cm diameter
’Headline junket’, dry glazed ceramic, 30 cm diameter
’White Head’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 30 x 26 x 26 cm
’Unplug’, 2012, dry glazed ceramic, 25 x 22 x 22 cm
‘Suspect’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 22 x 13 x 13 cm
‘Algiers’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 22 x 13 x 13 cm
’Angola’, 2013, dry glazed ceramic, 22 x 13 x 13 cm
’Another showdown’, 2012 dry glazed ceramic, 22 x 13 x 13 cm
2011
‘Blow by Blow’, 2011, steel, wood, canvas, ink, acrylic and shellac, diameter 300cm
‘BP’, 2011, ink on paper, 38 x 28 cm
'Conscience of Revolt', 2011, Ink on paper, 2 scrolls,115 cm x 1000 cm
‘CÔte d Ivoive’, 2011, ink on paper, 100 x 150 cm
Detail, 'Conscience of Revolt', 2011, Ink on paper, 2 scrolls,115 cm x 1000 cm
‘Disrupt, Dismantle, Defeat’, 2011, 56 x 76 cm
‘Don Quixote and the Astronaut’, 2010, ink on paper, 28 x 38 cm
‘Donor Fatigue, 2010, ink on paper, 56 x 76 cm
‘Evil, but no Genius’, 2010, 56 x 76 cm
'Finding Hope is the most unlikely places', 2010, ink on paper, 100 x 80 cm
‘Fukushima and the World Today’, 2011, ink on paper, 115 x 1000 cm (above)<br />
‘Geronimo’, 2011, ink on paper, 115 x 1100 cm (below)
‘Fukushima and the World Today’, 2011, ink on paper, 115 x 1000 cm (above)<br />
‘Geronimo’, 2011, ink on paper, 115 x 1100 cm (below)
Fukishima’, 2011, 56 x 76 cm
'Globe', 2010, papier mâché, ink on paper, 70 cm in diameter
Installation shot of Locust Jones solo exhibition 'Revolt', 2011
‘Kent State’, 2011, ink on paper, 200 x 140 cm
'Man', 2010, etching on paper, 50 x 40 cm
‘Mirage’, 2010, ink on paper, 28 x 38 cm
'Monkey Globe', 2010, ink on paper, 125 x 100 cm
'Net', 2010, ink on paper, 100 x 80 cm
'Network', 2010, etching on paper, 50 x 40 cm
'Oil Spill Globe', 2010, papiermâché, ink on paper, 70 cm in diameter
People Are…’, 2011, ink on paper, 148 x 115 cm
'Poorly Sourced Rumour', 2011, ink on paper, 230 x 325 cm
‘Seoul City Tour’, 2011, ink on paper, 100 x 70 cm
'Skull', 2010, etching on paper, 50 x 40 cm
'Small Globe', 2010, papier mâché, ink on paper, 60 cm in diameter
‘To Say the Least’, 2011, ink on paper, 56 x 76 cm
‘Victory, Love, Hope, Optimism’, 2011, ink on paper, 200 x 139 cm
'World', 2010, etching on paper, 50 x 40 cm
'Writing Globe', 2010, papiermâché, ink on paper, 70 cm in diameter
2010
Locust Jones, September, 2010, Seoul, Korea
Locust Jones, September, 2010, Seoul, Korea
Locust Jones, September, 2010, Seoul, Korea
Locust Jones, September, 2010, Seoul, Korea, detail