Juz Kitson Biography

BIOGRAPHY

1987 Born in Sydney
2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics), National Art School, Sydney
2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (Ceramics), First Class, National Art School, Sydney
Currently lives and works in regional NSW & Jingdezhen China

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 ‘The future is your ocean oyster’, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

2017 ‘Primordial Pure’, Jan Murphy Gallery, Sydney Contemporary, Sydney

2016 ‘You are here; right here, right now’, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

2015 ‘Changing Skin’, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2014 ‘Still Life: sleep of non-being’, Art Stage Singapore, GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art GalleryGAG Projects

2012 ‘Desire and the Other’, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne,

2012 London Art Fair Project Space, Contemporary Modern Australian Art (COMODAA), London

2011 ‘Viral Sanctuary, it’s beautiful and deadly’, Zero Art Centre, 798 Art District, Beijing

2010 Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 ‘Sodeisha: Connected to Australia’, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW

2019 ‘Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award’, Shepparton Art Museum, VIC

2018 Jan Murphy Gallery, Spring 1883, Melbourne

2018 ‘Warm Bodies’, Cement Fondu, Sydney

2018 ‘Gothic Beauty’, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC

2018 ‘Hunter Red: CORPUS’, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW

2018 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Ravenswood School for Girls, Sydney

2018 40th Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

2018 ‘Intimate Realities: Recent Works from the SAM Collection’, Shepparton Art Museum, VIC

2018 ‘Chaos and Order, 120 years of collecting at RMIT,’ RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

2018 Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, Juniper Hall, Sydney

2018 ‘Sensual Nature’, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

2018 ‘Imagine’, Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC

2017 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2016 Greenaway Art Gallery/GAGProjects, Spring 1883, Melbourne

2016 ‘Road Trip’, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: ‘Magic Object’, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

2015 ‘Turn Turn Turn’ curated by Glen Barkley, National Art School Gallery, Sydney

2015 ‘Water and Clay around the word: The First International Ceramics Exhibition’, Qingdao Sculpture Museum, China

2015 ‘The Spectrum files’, SPIRAL, Tokyo

2015 ‘Drawn to Form’, Blacktown Arts Centre, NSW

2015 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School Gallery, Sydney

2015 Greenaway Art Gallery/GAGProjects, Spring 1883, Sydney

2015 Greenaway Art Gallery/GAGProjects, Art Dubai, Dubai

2014 ‘Platform Australia’, GAGPROJECTS, Art Stage, Singapore

2014 Greenaway Art Gallery/GAGProjects, Art Dubai, Dubai

2014 ‘Revelations’, RMIT University, Melbourne

2014 ‘Start, International Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics’, Today Art Museum, Beijing

2014 John Fries Memorial Art Prize for Emerging Artists, UNSW Galleries, Sydney

2014 ‘Natura Morte’, Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2013 ‘Primavera’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2013 ‘Spring Group Show’, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2013 ‘Enucleo’, 146 ArtsSpace Hobart and Sawtooth ARI, Launceston

2012, ‘Instinct’, Greenaway Art Gallery/GAG Projects, Adelaide

2011 ‘Human Experience’, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW

2011 ‘Young Guns’, COMODAA, London

2011 ‘Underfoot. Overhead – Studies in Nature’, Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney

2011 RBS Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, Royal Bank of Scotland Tower, Sydney

2010 ‘Open fields’, Serial Space Gallery, Sydney

2009 ‘Young Guns, An International Survey of Contemporary Ceramics’, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University, Sydney

 

COLLECTIONS

Artbank
Art Gallery of South Australia Collection, Adelaide
Bathhurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Collection, Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD
Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart
NAS Collection, sydney
RMIT University Art Collection, Melbourne
Shepparton Art Museum, VIC
Private collections nationally and internationally

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2019 Finalist, Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, Shepparton Art Museum, VIC

2018 Finalist, Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

2018 Finalist, Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Ravenswood School for Girls, Sydney

2018 Finalist, Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, Juniper Hall, Sydney

2017 Finalist, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2015 Artist in Residence, Australian National University, Canberra

2015 Five month residency, Jingdezhen, China

2015 Finalist, Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School Gallery, Sydney

2014 Hill End Residency, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2014 Bryant’s Butchery Residency Hill End, National Art School, NSW

2014 Finalist, John Fries Memorial Art Prize for Emerging Artists, UNSW Galleries, Sydney

2013 Winner Ceramic category, Gosford Regional Art Gallery Award, NSW

2013 Four month residency, Jingdezhen, China

2013 Hill End Residency, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and supported by ArtsNSW, NSW

2012 Finalist, Gold Coast City Art Gallery Award, Gold Coast

2012 Highly Commended, Gosford Regional Art Gallery Award, NSW

2012 Three month residency, Jingdezhen, China

2011 Tsinghua University Academy of Arts and Design Beijing and National Art School Residency for Emerging Artist from NSW, supported by ArtsNSW, three month residency, Beijing

2011 Winner, RBS Emerging Artist Award, Royal Banks of Scotland Bryant’s Butchery Residency Hill End, National Art School, NSW

2010 Bundanon Residency, Arthur Boyd Trust, NSW

2009 Winner, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, National Art School, Sydney

2009 Winner, Pethebridge Award, National Art School, Sydney

2009 Finalist, Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture, Tweed River Regional Gallery, NSW

2009 Winner, Waverly Youth Art Award, Waverly Council, Sydney

2008 Winner, Environment Award, Waverly Youth Art Award, Waverly Council, Sydney

2005 Winner, Theo Batten Youth Award, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Susan Jones, J., Studio Visit – Juz Kitson, Beautiful Bizarre, July 2018
Hynes, V., Under 5K – Juz Kitson, Art Collector, July 2018
Jones, W. (ed.), C-FOLIO 2: Juz Kitson, C-FILE Foundation, 2017
Llewellyn, J. Juz Kitson’s Shifting Manifestations, The Adelaide Review, 2017
Gibson, P. Politics of landscape: the 2017 Wynne Prize finalists, The Conversation, 2017
Morris, J. Record number of Indigenous artists in Wynne landscape art prize, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2017
Juz Kitson, E-Squared Magazine, 2017
Mandryk, C. Juz Kitson: You are here; right here, right now, Art Almanac, 28 September 2016
Dexter, J. Adelaide Biennial Breaks Records, Appoints 2018  Curator, Acquires New Work, The Adelaide Review, 2016 Brown, P. On the Road, Brisbane News, 27 April 2016
Allen, A. Wayward Wizardry, The Australian, 9 April 2016
Barkley, G. Ceramics – The Long Tail, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, April 2016
Museum Previews Three New Gallery Shows Held in Milan, Stockholm and Brisbane, Museum Magazine, issue 4 2016
Slade, L. Every artist is a conjour, catalogue essay for 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia Goldspink, S. Elements, catalogue essay for 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia
Juz Kitson’s sculpture in the Redlands Prize has plenty of bite, The Daily Telegraph, 31 March 2015
Allen, C. National Art School showcases ceramics by Rushforth, Choung et al, The Australian, 11 July 2015
Brennan, J. ‘Uncomfortable Territories’, Australian Art Review, Issue 26, March – April, p. 70 – 7, 2011
Bundanon Featured Artist, http://www.bundanon.com.au/content/juz-kitson-in-residence, 2010
China Ceramic Artist magazine, profile images from Zero Art Centre Show 798 District Beijing, p. 58 – 61, 2012
Dwyer, L. ‘Juz Kitson’, Open Gallery, Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald, November 6 – 7, p. 13, 2010
Everguide Melbourne, Review, ‘Juz Kitson’s Desire and the Other at Nellie Castan Gallery’, 2012
Gibson, P. ‘The Wonder of Juz Kitson’s curiosities – Prue gibson investigates the allure of the unnatural in nature’, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, issue 50, Apr, 2011
Guy, J, ‘Young Guns’, catalogue, Sydney College of the Arts, 2009
Hinchy, M. ‘The Lovely Bones’, Vogue Living Magazine, feature profile Arts and Events, p. 95 – 96, Jul – Aug, 2012
Nezer, O. ‘The Despicable and the Other’, Ceramics Art and perception, p. 95 – 99, 2011
Shapiro, A. ‘Juz Kitson’, (radio broadcast) Canvas on FBi Radio, 07/11/2010, Sydney, 2010


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