Nick Austin

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NICK AUSTIN


Born 1979, Whangarei, New Zealand
Lives Dunedin, New Zealand


EDUCATION

2004 Master of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
2001 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Auckland University of Technology


RESIDENCIES

2012 University of Otago Frances Hodgkins Fellowship


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
Poor Timing, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)
Paleo Apartments, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)

2016
PTA Newsletter, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Dunedin (solo)
Ridiculous Sublime, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (group)
Zero to Hero, TBC Art inc., Melbourne (two-person with Patrick Lundberg)

2015
Where sugar lives, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles (solo)
Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show, Auckland Art Gallery (group)
Touch your brain, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)
Shoe leaves foot, Westspace, Melbourne (two-person with Helen Maudsley)

2014
Portmanteaux, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)
Time's Sieve, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington (solo)

2013
Fallen Picture with Harpoon, Rear Window, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (solo)
Total Dread, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)
New Revised Edition, City Gallery, Wellington (group)
The Liquid Dossier, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin (solo)

2012
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Castillo Corrales, Paris (group)
Sprezzatura, OK Gallery, Perth (group)
Notebook of a Spider, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (solo)
Picture This: Recently Acquired Art, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin (group)

2011
Big Refrigerator, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (group)
Interesting Chewing Gum, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington (solo)
Not haiku, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (solo)
FAX, St Paul st Gallery, Auckland (group)
Collecting Contemporary, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington (group)
Mail artist’s block, Liste 16, Hopkinson Cundy booth, Basel (solo)

2010
Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon: the 4th Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery (group)
Two Man Shoe (with Andrew Barber), Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington

2009
Retirement, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (solo with Simon Denny)
Paperwork, Gambia Castle, Auckland (solo)
Thing locator, Hirschfeld, Berlin(solo)
Quodlibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (group)
Austin / Petherick, Neon Parc, Melbourne (two-person)

2008
Echoes Echoes Echoes, Gambia Castle, Auckland (solo)
Aquarium Paintings (with Simon Denny), Center, Berlin
Hold Still (with Kate Newby), One Day Sculpture Project, Auckland

2007
On Appetitb, Artspace, Auckland (solo)
Strands, Clumps, Physics Room, Christchurch (solo)
Poor Memory, Gambia Castle, Auckland (solo)
How W.H. Auden spends the night in a friend’s house, curated by Sarah Hopkinson, Gambia Castle, Auckland (group)

2006
In a room, Starkwhite, Auckland (solo)
Silver Clouds, a Cuckoo project at the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (group)
Small Works, Dept., Auckland (group)
Moods, Ledge space, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton (solo)

2005
Concrete Thought, Special Gallery, Auckland (solo)
One Take, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (group)
s, m, l, Kiosk, Christchurch (group)
Special First Year Show, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington (group)
Winter (with Simon Denny and Tahi Moore), Rm 103, Auckland

2004
Caffeine, Elation, Weaving, Rm 103, Auckland (solo)
Can of Jewels, HSP, Christchurch (solo)
Graduation Exhibition, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland (group)
Cuckoo poster project, Clubspace, Melbourne (group)
Talk to the Dumbness, curated by Eddie Clemens, Rm 103, Auckland (group)

2003
New Artists, Starkwhite, Auckland (group)
Waikato Art Awards, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton (group)



SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY/BOOK PROJECTS

Jon Bywater, ‘Power Nap’, The Liquid Dossier, Hocken Collections, Dunedin 2013
The Liquid Dossier, Hocken Collections, Dunedin 2013 (artist book/catalogue)
Sarah Hopkinson, ‘Nick Austin’, The 4th Auckland Triennial: Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, exhibition catalogue, Auckland Art Gallery, 2010, pp.58-59
John Hurrell, ‘Nick Austin’, Australian Art Collector, Iss. 49, July-September 2009, pp. 192-193
John Hurrell, 'Nick Austin: Paperwork', eyecontactartforum.blogspot.com/search?q=nick+austin
Tessa Laird, ‘Attention to place: Letter from Auckland’, Art and Australia, Vol. 45, No. 4, 2008, pp. 532-533
Louise Menzies, 'Kate Newby and Nick Austin', www.frieze.com/shows/review/kate_newby_nick_austin/
Ryan Moore, Burger Burger (Nick Austin, Simon Denny, Tahi Moore), Michael Lett Publishing
David Levinson, ‘Gallery Watch’, Lumiere Reader, www.lumiere.net.nz/reader/item/520
Allan Smith, ‘In a room’, exhibition essay, Starkwhite, Auckland
Harold Grieves, ‘Marketplace Gratification and Suburban Sprawl’, The National Grid, No. 1
Hamish Win, 'Can of Jewels', exhibition essay, HSP, Christchurch