Renee So

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RENEE SO


Born 1974 Hong Kong (1975 – 2004 Melbourne, Australia)
Currently lives and works in London, United Kingdom


EDUCATION

1993–97
BA Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream, Saatchi Gallery, London (group)
In Search of Miss Ruthless, Para Site, Hong Kong (group)

2016
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (two-person)
Nicola Faruhar & Renee So, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (two-person)
Kate MacGarry, London (solo)

2015
Feets, Don't Fail Me Now, Belmacz, London (group)
Busts, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)
One Day, Something Happens: Paintings Of People (curated by Jennifer Higgie), The Arts Council Collection, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (group)

2014
Selected By (curated by Michael Marriott and Jesse Wine), Limoncello, London (group)
2013
Kalimanrawlins, Victoria (group)
A Conspiracy of Detail, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (group)

2012
Kate MacGarry, London (solo)
Spazio Cabinet, Milan (group)
Marc Jancou, Geneva (solo)

2011
Barbuto, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (solo)
The Keno Twins 4, Villa Merkel und Bahnwärterhaus, Esslingen (group)

2010
Bellarmines, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne (solo)

2009
Renee So, Kate MacGarry, London (solo)

2008
Renee So, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
Revolving Doors: an exhibition in memory of Blair Trethowan, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne (group)
Opera Rock, Musee de Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (group)
Reflecting Elephants, Kate MacGarry, London (group)

2007
SV07 Studio Voltaire, London (selected by Polly Staple, Christabel Stewart, Stuart Corner) (group)
Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York (group)

2006
The Small Painting Show, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas (group)
Satellite (curated by Richard Thomas, official Shanghai Biennale event)
Family Resemblance, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (group)
The Schanck Show, Cape Schanck, Melbourne (group)
Meeting Place, The Arts Centre, Melbourne (curated by Steven Tonkin)

2005
Kaliman Gallery, Sydney (group)
A Re-Constructed World, Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne (group)
A Short Ride in a Fast Machine 1985–2005, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (group)
Falls Creek Inaugural Artists Camp, Falls Creek (group)
Echoes of Home, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, Cairns Regional Gallery, QLD; Orange Regional Gallery, NSW; Fremantle Arts Centre, WA; Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, WA; Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Art, NSW; Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW; RMIT Gallery, VIC (group, curated by Christine Clarke)

2004
The Infinite Fill Show, Foxy Productions, New York (group, curated by Cory Arcangel)
Xin Nian, National Gallery of Victoria Australia, Melbourne (group, curated by Anonda Bell)
Asian Traffic Gallery 4A, Sydney (official Biennale of Sydney event), Esplanade, Singapore; Today Art Museum, Beijing Duolun Art Museum, Shanghai; OCTA Contemporary Art Museum, Shenzhen; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2003
Close Knit, Craft Victoria, Melbourne (solo)
Close Knit II, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (solo)
CCB Auction, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney (group)
The Freedman Foundation Exhibition, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney (group)
Calibre Art Project, Calibre, Sydney (group)
We Don’t Charge For Looking, Block Gallery, Sydney (group)

2002
Simple Pleasures, Gallery 4A, Sydney (solo)
Flock Culture, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (solo)
Gertrude Studio Artists, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (group)
Departures, BUS, Melbourne (group)

2001
Gertrude Studio Artists, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
Yarns, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne (group)
Tougher than Art, First Floor, Melbourne (group)
Sample, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2000
Inspirational Contents of Living, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (solo)
Insects (in collaboration with Nathan Gray), TCB art inc., Melbourne (solo)
Blink, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

1999
Craftyknitwit, TCB art inc., Melbourne (solo)
Momenta, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong
Bill Posters Will NOT Be Prosecuted! Federation Square Hoardings Project, Melbourne

1998
Fifty Record Players, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012
Gilda Williams, ‘Renee So’, Art Forum, April 2012, p.221-2
Sally O’Reilly, ‘Renee So’, Frieze, Issue 146, April 2012, p.140
Skye Sherwin, ‘Artist of the week 175: Renee So’, Guardian, 2 February 2012

2011
Pavel S. Pys, ‘On the World Stage: Renee So’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 55, Jan-March 2011, p.117

2010
Helen Sumpter, ‘Charles Saatchi unveils a new Britart generation’, Time Out London, November 11-17, p.55
Claudia Clare, ‘Material Return’, Ceramic Review, Jan/Feb 2010, pp.50-3

2008
Jennifer Higgie, Nine heads and the difference in eyes, Uplands catalogue
Dylan Rainforth, ‘Renee So, Uplands Gallery’, The Age, 20 April 2008
Megan Backhouse, ‘Renee So, Uplands Gallery’, The Age, 19 April 2008

2007
Holland Cotter, ‘When the Curator Is Also an Artist, Go Ahead, Expect Surprises’, The New York Times, 09/08/2007.
Artist page, Neointegrity, catalogue
Artist pages, Picnic magazine

2006
Rhana Davenport, ‘Beauty, Shadow-Play and Silhouettes’ Art and Australia, Summer 2006
Ashley Crawford, “Mountain Falls for the Arts”, review, The Age, 04/11/2006.
Mark Feary, The Schank Show, catalogue
Tai Snaith, “Escape to Cape Shag”, review, Architecture Australia, 03/2006.
Rebecca Chew, Family Resemblance, catalogue
Steven Tonkin, Meeting Place, catalogue

2005
Aaron Seeto, “Knitted Masks: Renee So”, Object #47
Ashley Crawford, “A Re-Constructed World”, The Age, 26/06/2005
Justine Khamara, “A Re-Constructed World”, UN Magazine,issue 6, p.46.
Andrew Gaynor, A Re-Constructed World, catalogue
Joanne Besley, Echoes of Home, catalogue
Brigitte Cameron, “The Knitting Train”, Artlink, vol 25 no. 1

2004
Gary Carsley, “Asian Traffic”, Broadsheet vol 33 no. 4 12/2004-02/2005
Anonda Bell, Xin Nian, catalogue

2003
Annemarie Kiely, “The Resurgence of Craft”,Belle June/July 2003
Lucinda Strahan, “Gertrude Studios 2002”,Broadsheet vol 23 no. 1 03/2003
”Art Central to Close-Knit Family”, The Weekly Times, 26/02/2003
Alison Barclay, “Art Reclaims Cultured Purl”, The Herald-Sun, 05/02/2003
”Close-Knit Kin on Board”, The Melbourne Yarra Leader, 04/02/2003

2002
Peter Hill, “Raise the Baa”, review, The Sydney Morning Herald, 08/11/2002
Natalie King, Yarns, catalogue

2001
Gabriella Coslovich, ‘“To So and Knit – It’s an Art’, The Age, 01/12/2001
Kevin Murray, “Patience”, Craft Magazine vol 32 no. 24, 01/2001p>
Mark Feary, Tougher than Art, catalogue
Rebecca Chew, Sample, catalogue

2000
Samantha Comte, Inspirational Contents of Living, catalogue
Artists’ Talk: Issues Facing Australian Artists, Westspace, book


AWARDS AND PRIZES

2004
Australia Council – London Studio Residency

2003
The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists
Craft Victoria Artists’ Grant

2001
Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces – Studio Residency

2000
Australia Council Grant – New Work
Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant