artists

Prudence Flint

mother’s exhibitions:
Prudence Flint 
The Visit 
8 May – 29 June 2019

Born 1962, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works in Melbourne

Education 

2008 MA of Fine Art (Research), Monash University, Melbourne
1989 BA Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
1984 BA Graphic Communication, Chisholm Institute of Technology, Dandenong, Victoria

Solo Exhibitions 

2020 
The Wish, Fine Arts, Sydney
2019  
The Visit, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2018   
The Wake, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2017  
Bedsit, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney
2015
Baby, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne
2014
Travel Agent, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney
2013 
Cut on the Cross, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2012       
Ukulele, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2011
Bird Park, Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2010 
World Map, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2008
Partly Cloudy Day, Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2007  
Four Wheel Drive, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2005
The Library Series, The Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne
2003
A Fine Romance, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2000
The Company You Keep, Latrobe Street Gallery, Melbourne
1997
Pleasure Beyond Price, Temple Studio, Melbourne
1993
Paintings, Girgis and Klym Gallery, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions 

2020
ME: An exhibition of Contemporary Self-Portraiture, High Line Nine, New York
2019  
FEM-aFFINITY, Touring exhibition curated by Catherine Bell, 2019 – 2021
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2018 
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra, Queensland
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
St Kevin’s Art Show, St Kevin’s College, Melbourne
Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Queensland
2017
Doug Moran National Portrait Art Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney
Manning Art Prize: Naked & Nude, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, New South Wales
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria
Home, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne
2016  
Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Castlemaine, Victoria
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney
Archibald Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Paul Guest Art Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
2015    
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Archibald Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, The Gallery @ BACC, Melbourne
2014
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney
Portia Geach Memorial Award (Highly-Commended), S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland
Sunshine Coast Art Prize (Highly-Commended), Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, Geelong, Victoria
2013 
Archibald Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2012
National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Melbourne
R & M McGivern Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery, Maroondah, Victoria
Moment,  Monash University Faculty Gallery, Melbourne
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
2011
Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, State Library of NSW, Sydney
2010 
Paul Guest Art Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Beleura National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Nellie Castan Gallery @ The Depot Gallery, Sydney
2009    
Nothing Out of The Ordinary, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
Salon Des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
R & M McGivern Prize Exhibition, Maroondah Art Gallery, Maroondah, Victoria
2008
National Works on Paper, MPRG
Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria
Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Geelong Gallery
2007 
Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
DLAP, City of Darebin & La Trobe University Acquisitive Art Prize, Bundoora
Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria
Eye to I – the self in recent art, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
2006  
Conrad Jupiter Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Geelong Gallery
 Lexicon, curated by Martina Copley, Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne
Archibald Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2005     
Portia Geach Memorial Award, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Conrad Jupiter Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
The Influence of Anxiety, Blindside Artist Run Space Inc, Melbourne
Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
2004 
Conrad Jupiter Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (WINNER), State Library of NSW, Sydney
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Smorgan Steel Contemporary Art Prize, Customs Wharf Gallery, Williamstown
2003  
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2002 
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2001 
Darebin~La Trobe Acquisitive Art Prize, Bundoora, Melbourne
2000  
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1999   
National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Gallery
Darebin~La Trobe Acquisitive Art Prize, Bundoora
1998     
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery
1997 
Geelong Contemporary Prize Show, Geelong Gallery
1995   
Lovers, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
1994  
Aesthetic Illusions, Arts Victoria
Lineage, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne
1992  
Objects Of Desire, Panorama

Selected Bibliography

2020 
Cowan, Katy, ‘Paintings by Melbourne artist Prudence Flint of strong female characters deep in thought’, Creative Boom, 27 January
Pyatt, Charlotte, ‘Prudence Flint: Portrait of the Unnamed’, Juxtapoz Magazine, Issue 212, Winter 2020, 13 January
2019
Parlane, Anna, FEM-aFFINITY Arts Project Australia memo review, 20 July
Grishin, Sasha, ‘From the Archibald to Duchamp GAB 43’, Grishin’s Art Blog 43, 30 June
O’Sullivan, John P, ‘The Best Of What’s On This Week’ The Visit review, The Sunday Times, 16 June
Bogojev, Sasha, ‘The Visit: The Quiet Loud of Prudence Flint @ mother’s tankstation in Dublin, Ireland’, Juxtapoz Magazine, 14 June
Wilson, Emma-Kate, ‘Prudence Flint, The Visit, mother’s tankstation’, CIRCA Art Magazine, 5 June
Kadison, Dan, ‘Rabit and the Mood – A Review of Art Basel Hong Kong 2019’, NewsWhistle, 8 April
Araya, Nicole, ‘An Interview with Prudence Flint’, The Harvard Advocate: Special Issue The Women’s Issue
2018
Snape, Alice, Feature, Oh Comely, Issue 44
Grishin, Sasha, The Archibald 2018 – What’s in a name?, Grishin’s Art Blog
Frost, Andrew, ‘Archibald Prize 2018: what the award means in 2018 and how to game it.’, The Guardian, 4 May
2017 
Nelson, Robert, ‘Archibald Prize 2017 Review: A difference between male and female portraitists’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 November
Fulleylove, Rebecca, ‘Artist Prudence Flint paints “powerful and mysterious” female protagonists in oil.’, It’s Nice That magazine, Autumn/Winter
Shi, Diana, ‘The artist channels Hopper and Katz in her images of everyday women’, Vice, 3 July
2015
Grishin, Sasha, ‘Archibald Prize Review’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 August
2014   
A Collaborative project by ARTAND Australia and The Red Room Company, Prudence Flint and Elizabeth Campbell, Jenny Watson and Ken Bolton, Issue No 514
2012   
Nelson, Robert, ‘Spraying the Façade Of Realism’, The Age, 7 November
Murray, Phip, ‘What Now?’, Australian Art Collector, Oct-Dec
2011  
‘Art Nation’, ABC TV, 26 June
Cheney, Jacqui, ‘Women in isolation – serene or lonely?’, Canberra Times, 9 May
Dawkins, Urszula, ‘Journey beyond the ordinary’, Canberra Times, 30 April
Sorensen, Rosemary, ‘Painting still the best’, Bendigo Weekly, 24 March
Nelson, Robert, ‘Fazed, dazed and enthused’, The Age, 22 December
2010   
Gaston, Vivian, ‘Portraits on Paper; face-making as graphic experience’, Beleura National Works on Paper Catalogue, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Meacham, Steve, ‘Portia Geach winner comes out of her shell’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September
Nelson, Robert, ‘Change engulfs the archetypes’,The Age, 21 April
2009   
Vernay, Jean-Francois, ‘A Fine Romance #6’, cover of Panorama Du Roman Australien
Allen, Christopher, ‘About face’, The Weekend Australian, 21-22 March
2008  
‘Four Wheel Drive #2’, Cover of Antipodes, North American Journal of Australian Literature, Volume 22
Wallis, Geoffrey J, ‘Eye to I-the self in recent art’, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Nelson, Robert, ‘To the variables of tone and hue’, The Age, 7 March
2006 
Nelson, Robert, ‘The art of Australian mockery’, The Age, 10 June
2005
Morrow, Christine, ‘The Influence Of Anxiety’, Catalogue
Walwicz, Anja, The Library Series, Catalogue Text, Gallery @ City Library
2004 
Thomas, Daniel,  ‘Anti–Archibald: Doing the Doug Moran’, Art Monthly, No.173, September
2003 
Nelson, Robert, ‘Art Smart’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 26, October– December
2000   
Nelson, Robert, ‘Thick and Thicker’,The Age Review, 31 May
1998 
Exhibition Commentary, Art and Australia, Vol. 35, No. 3
1995 
Fenner, Felicity, ‘Meditations Beyond Sphere of the Domestic’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 April
Exhibition Commentary, Art & Australia, Vol. 32, No. 3
Engberg, Juliana, ‘Love Tokens’, Catalogue Essay
1994
Kent, Rachel, ‘Paintings’, Catalogue Essay
Wilson, Kevin, ‘Lineage’, Catalogue Essay
Sierra, Marie, ‘Timeless Burial’, Herald Sun Review, 2 November
Rooney Robert, ‘Lovers’, The Australian Review, 22 December

Awards, Grants and Residencies

2019    
Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of South Wales, Sydeny
2018 
Winner, St Kevin’s Art Show
2016  
Winner, Len Fox Painting Award
2014    
Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, Highly Commended
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Highly-Commended
2012   
Postcard Show Award, Palais Theatre Management Artist Support, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
2010
Winner, Portia Geach Memorial Award. S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Studio Residency, Shakespeare Grove Studios
2005
Recipient Of City Of Melbourne Arts Grant Projects
2004
Winner, Doug Moran Portrait Prize,State Library of NSW, Sydney
1994
Studio Residency (1994 – 1996), Temple Studios
1992 
Studio Residency (1992 – 1994), Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
1991   
The Self Portrait Show, Highly Commended, McPherson Art Prize
St Kilda Council Postcard Collection, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

Collections
Port Phillip Collection
BHP Billiton
Doug Moran Portrait Collection
Artbank
City of Port Philip
Gold Coast City Gallery Collection
University of Wollongong
Artemisia Collecting Group Tasmania

 

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