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Louise Gresswell

Louise Gresswell’s recent body of work comprises of non- representational painting on board. Through a painting practice Gresswell imbues the work with subjective readings as she explores concepts of vulnerability and protection. Central to Gresswell’s work is the materiality of paint and surface as she investigates deeply personal histories and transfers that which is felt from hand to surface. The action of manipulating oil paint, the building up and covering of layers over time becomes a metaphor for the past. Sensory narratives are created through textured and rich surfaces with evidence of touch.

The use of cutting, reassembling and suturing evokesvulnerability but also signifies a metaphor for defiance. Throughsubverting the tradition of painting and embracing imperfection, the paintings speak about wholeness and fragmentation, creating ‘fractured icons’.

After studying a BA (hons) in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art (London), Gresswell went on to complete her Master of Fine Art studies, with Distinction, from RMIT, Melbourne (2017). During her time there she was awarded the School of Art International Studio Residency at Sangmyung University Gallery, South Korea, and the Golden Key international Honour Award.   Gresswell has recently been selected as a finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, The Darebin Art Prize, the Fisher’s Ghost Award, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize and the Churchie National Art Prize.  


Selected works

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (aqua with red) 2020
oil on board
35 × 27 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (black and pink edge) 2019
oil on board
35 × 28 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (black edge) 2019
oil on board
36 × 28 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (bright yellow) 2020
oil on board
35 × 27 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (cerise) 2021
oil on board
36 × 27 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (forest green) 2020
oil on board
34 × 27 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (green tab) 2020
oil on board
36 × 29 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (green with pink) 2019
oil on board
37 × 28 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (green) 2018
oil on board
32 × 25 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (green) 2020
oil on board
36 × 26 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (grey) 2021
oil on board
35 × 27 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (gunmetal grey) 2020
oil on board
37 × 29 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (mint green) 2021
Oil on board
36 × 27 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (orange) 2020
oil on board
40 × 30 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (orange) 2020
oil on board
36 × 28 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (pink) 2021
Oil on board
35 × 28 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (red) 2019
oil on board
36 × 28 cm

LOUISE GRESSWELL
Untitled (yellow edge) 2020
oil on board
35 × 27 cm

exhibitions

SPRING 1883
04 August – 29 August 2021
GROUP SHOW

GEMS FROM THE STOCKROOM II
19 May – 12 June 2021
GROUP SHOW

NEW WORKS
27 January – 20 February 2021
LOUISE GRESSWELL

RE-FORM
17 June – 11 July 2020
LOUISE GRESSWELL

GEMS FROM THE FAIR AND THE STOCKROOM
18 September – 12 October 2019
GROUP SHOW

INTERNAL SHADOWS
27 March – 20 April 2019
LOUISE GRESSWELL

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2017  Master of Fine Art with Distinction, RMIT, Melbourne

1999 BA Textile Design (Honors), Chelsea College of Art, London

1992 Graduate Diploma, Special Education Deakin University, Melbourne

1991 Diploma of Teaching (Art Major) Deakin University, Melbourne

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Re-form, Gallery 9, Sydney

2019 Internal Shadows, Gallery 9, Sydney

2018 Fractured, Rubicon, Melbourne

2016 Imprint, Gallerysmith Project Space, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2020 Image_Object, MONA FOMA, Tasmania

2019 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, (Art Money, Gallery 9), Sydney

2019 Darebin Art Prize (finalist), Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne

2019 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, (finalist) Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW

2019 Group Show, Gallery 9, Sydney

2019 The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize (finalist), NSW

2019 Greyscale, Egg and Dart, Sydney

2019 08.05.19, [email protected] Art Gallery, Sydney

2019 Bundaberg Art Prize (finalist), Bundaberg Festival, Queensland

2019 Auckland Art Fair, (Gallery 9), Auckland

2019 Colour/Field, Gatakers Artspace, Queensland

2018 SUPPORT 18, Five Walls, Melbourne

2018 Frangible Negotiations, Five Walls, Melbourne 

2018 The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize (finalist), QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

2018 The Melbourne Art Fair, (Tristian Koenig), Melbourne

2018 Prosopagnosia, Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne

2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (finalist), Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne

2018 Subterranean, Dirty Dozen and Capsule, Melbourne

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2019 Darebin Art Prize - Finalist

2019 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award - Finalist

2019 The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize - Finalist

2018 The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize - Finalist

2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize - Finalist

2017 RMIT Chapter House - Golden Key International Honour Award

2017 The School of Art International Studio Residency Award, Sangmyung University Gallery, South Korea