BORN 1953 Sydney
DIED 2016 Sydney
Kerrie Lester was born in 1953 in Sydney and has lived and worked from her Mosman studio since 1989. Lester is renowned for her distinctive stitched canvas paintings, offering a unique perspective of her immediate environment and surroundings – artworks poised between painting, drawing, sculpture and weaving.
With an art career that has been meteoric, Lester has held over 21 solo exhibitions spanning over a thirty year period, her first held immediately after graduating from art school. In conjunction, Lester has been represented in many important group exhibitions including the Biennale of Sydney in 1979 and Australian Perspecta in 1981 and 1985.
Lester has been a finalist for fourteen consecutive years for the prestigious Archibald Competition and winning the Packer’s Prize in 1979, as well as receiving a number of major art awards and commissions. Her work is represented in many public, corporate and private art collections across Australia.
In addition, Kerrie has been an influential educator, lecturing at the City Art Institute Sydney, the National Art School Sydney and Seaforth Technical College.
Kerrie Lester passed away in Sydney in April, 2016.
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Australian National Museum, Canberra
Dusseldorp Collection, Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Horsham Regional Gallery
Mosman Regional Gallery
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Australia,The Print Collection
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Philip Morris Collection,
National Gallery of Australia
Pymble Ladies College, Sydney
State Bank of New South Wales
The Children’s Hospital Westmead
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