Jasper Knight

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Jasper KnightLOW

BORN 1978 Sydney, Australia

STUDIES
2002-2003  Master of Arts (majoring in painting + drawing)  The College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney
1997-1999  Bachelor of Visual Arts – electronic + temporal arts, Sydney College of the Arts,University of Sydney

BACKGROUND
Jasper’s work has blurred the boundaries between high art and amateur photography, between sculpture and painting. His works are often an assemblage of plywood, perspex, cardboard boxes, and old signs and are remanent of the found objects used in the Dada, Surrealist, Fluxus and Pop Art movements. However, Jasper has combined the industrial materials of his painting surface with traditional art methods, which provides a certain amount of texture and sculptural form while still playing an important direct link to the actual subject matter.

“My work has always straddled painting and the constructed object. In the past, my materials have added to the narrative content, or sometimes to the context, of the depicted scenes. My recent work has explored this relationship between material and subject, between constructed object and painted surface, in a more abstract way. The subject matter, from wharves to cars, from chairs to landscape, helps explore these binary concerns and is treated in a highly architectural and linear way.”

His focus is often the busy waterway, machinery at work or the remnants of an old factory; painted in blocks of colour that drip and spill over his brightly coloured and shiny surfaces to give the illusion of movement within the landscape.

Jasper has held successful exhibitions throughout Australia and in London, Berlin and Beijing. He has been a finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Mosman Art prizes and is represented in corporate and private collections throughout Australia.

With a string of sell-out shows under his belt, and not yet 40 years of age, Knight is definitely one young Australian artist to watch.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Sydney Contemporary Booth D142, Australian Galleries, Sydney
‘One piece at a time’, Autodromo di Modena, Italy

2012 ‘Know your Enemy’, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW
‘Total Recall’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney
‘Survey show 2003-2012’, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Goulburn, NSW

2011 ‘Recent Work’, Australian High Commission, Singapore
‘North by Northwest’, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
‘Roll-on Roll-off’, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
‘Metal on Metal’, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW
‘Sydney Boat Show’, Chalk Horse, Sydney
‘The Fast and the Furious’, Muk Muk Fine Art, Alice Springs, NT

2010 ‘There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow’, Chalk Horse, Sydney
‘Lost Highway’, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
‘Road Trip’, BMG Art, Adelaide

2009 It takes a thief to catch a thief, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
Hunters & Gatherers, The Hospital Club / Cosa Gallery, London
Spring Rockers, Chalk Horse, Sydney; Apache, Newcastle Region Gallery

2008 1970’s Disasters, Greenhill Galleries Perth, Skytrain, BMG Gallery Adelaide

2007 2007, Metro 5 Gallery Melbourne Tidemark / Thames Seres Cosa Gallery London,
Plattenbau, Greenhill Galleries Perth
Dashanzi, Chalk Horse Sydney

2006 An island in the sun, Cosa Gallery London
Primary, Metro 5 Gallery Melbourne

2005 One to One, Phatspace Surry Hills, Sydney

2004 There were three in the bed and the little one said…, Artbox at Sherman Galleries Paddington, Sydney
Driftwood Mop projects, Redfern, Sydney
Autumn MK17 Window boxes, The McKell Building, Government Architect’s Office

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 ‘Australian Galleries exhibition’,Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, NSW
‘Australian Galleries at Gallows Gallery’, Gallows Gallery, Perth
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
‘Location, Location, Location’, Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2012 ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne
‘Art in Unusual Places’, Art and About, Sydney
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney ‘
Reload – Contemporary Landscape’, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW

2011 ‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney
‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2010 ‘Chalk Reindeer’, Chalk Horse, Sydney
‘Opening Show’, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
‘Shanghart’, Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2009 ‘Chalk Reindeer’, Chalk Horse, Sydney
‘Salon des Refusés’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
‘Smoking Guns’, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2008 ‘Chalk Reindeer’, Chalk Horse, Sydney
‘Salon des Refusés’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize (Winner), Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
‘Abundant Australia’, Australian Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
Art Sydney: Sydney’s Affordable Art Fair, Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney

2007 ‘Memento Mori’, Blk/Mrkt Gallery, Brisbane
‘Underscore’, Josetti Hoffe Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
‘Freedman Foundation Show’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

2006 ‘Art and About’, Customs House Forecourt, Sydney
‘No Direction Home’, Pickled Art Centre, Beijing, China
Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
‘Cutting Fields: Collage in the 21st Century’, First Draft, Sydney

2005 ‘The Year in Art’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
The Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship, Brett Whitley Studio, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art on the Rocks Prize (Winner), Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2004 ‘One of (Festivus)’, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
ABN-AMRO Emerging Artist Prize, Aurora Place, Sydney

2003 ‘Christmas Show’, MOP Projects, Sydney
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney
Blake Prize, Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney

2002 ‘Slacking Off’, Imperial Slacks Gallery

PRIZES & AWARDS
2013 The Archibald Prize and Sulman Prize Finalist AGNSW Sydney

2012 Wynne Prize Finalist AGNSW Sydney
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Finalist.

2011 Wynne Prize Finalist AGNSW Sydney

2010 The Archibald Prize Finalist AGNSW Sydney

2009 The Blake Prize for Religious Art, Finalist National Art School Gallery, Sydney
Australian Council for the Arts (ozco) established artist grant (painting)
The Archibald Prize Finalist AGNSW Sydney

2008 The Mosman Art Prize, winner Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2007 The Archibald Prize Finalist AGNSW Sydney

2006 The Archibald Prize and Wynne Prize Finalist AGNSW Sydney
National Association for Visual Arts (nava) marketing grant
Abn-amro emerging artist prize, Finalist Aurora Place, Sydney

2005 Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Winner
The Archibald Prize and Wynne Prize Finalist AGNSW Sydney
Abn-amro emerging artist prize, Finalist Aurora Place, Sydney
The Mosman Art Prize, Finalist Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
National Association for Visual Arts (nava) marketing grant

2004 Australian Council for the Arts (ozco) established artist grant (painting)
Abn-amro emerging artist prize, Finalist Aurora Place, Sydney
Helen Lempriere travelling art scholarship Finalist

2003 Helen Lempriere travelling art scholarship Finalist
Artspace, Sydney
The Blake prize for Religious Art, finalist
Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney

COLLECTIONS
Artbank
Australian Consulate, Makati, Manila, Philippines
Newcastle Regional Gallery
NSW State Government – premier’s office, Sydney
Australian Consulate – Makati, Manila
The Philippines Baker and Mckenzie

Shoalhaven City Art Centre Invitation – October 6th 2012

Jasper Knight – 10 Year Survey GRAG

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Jasper Knight – TVH Mosman Exhibition 2015

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The Great Print Revival TVH Exhibition 2014

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Xmas TVH Exhibition 2012

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