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Curriculum Vitae

1977 born Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada
Currently lives and works in London

Education

2007 – 2008
Graduate Affiliate Programme
Slade School of Fine Art, London
2003 – 2004
Masters of Visual Arts
Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia
1995 – 1998
Bachelor of Visual Arts, Honours
Sydney College of the Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Unfound, Artereal, Sydney
2012
In between Something I have, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
The Swimmers, Ballarat Art Gallery, Ballarat
2011
On Reflection, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
First. One. Thing. Then. Another., Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2009
The Floating Edge, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
Aqueous Trace, Video Lounge, Australian Center for Photography
2007
The Thaw, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2006
The Shape of Between, Elastic Residence, London
The Shape of Between, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2005
Plant, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2004
The Rate of Forgetting, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2003
Tenuous Ground, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
Skin, Rocketart, Newcastle
2002
Souvenir, Gallery Wren, Surry Hills, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Of and For, The Bank, CASS Arts, London Metropolitan University, London
The Queensland Festival for Photography 5 (QFP5) Urban Screens, curated by Andi Halfpapp
PAST PRESENT FUTURE – 21st century art making, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Queensland
Striking Contrasts, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
2013
NEW 2013, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
National Artists’ Self Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney
2012
All Our Relations: 18th Biennale of Sydney, Curated By Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster, Various Venues, Sydney
Speak to Me; 5th International Experimenta Biennial of Media Art, Curated My Abigail Moncrieff, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne and then touring until 2015
Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Wonderland, curated by Antoanetta Ivanova, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei
When I grow up I want to be a video artist, curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart
Cloud Cities, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Where there is water…, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW, Australia
2011-2012
Selectively Revealed, Aram Art Gallery, Seoul, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Chulalongkorn University Art Space, Bangkok
2011
Drawn From Life, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria.
VideoRow, The Torrence Art Museum, Los Angeles
Screengrab, Federation Square, Melbourne
Vitrine, Curated by Joao Laia, Bond and Gardner Streets, Brighton, United Kingdom
Latent Appearences and colours, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung
New Age: New Media, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, and then touring Hangzhou, Jinan, Chongqing, Songzhaung, Art Yard Lhasa, Tibet, Sichuan Fine Art Academy
Art Stage Singapore, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Centre, Singapore
2010
On the Border of Cinema and Painting, Uplink, Tokyo.Move: The Exhibition, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Dream Worlds, Sanlitun Village Screen, Beijing, and Xi’an Qujiang Datang Buyecheng Xinlehui Screen, Xi’an.
Athens Video Art Festival, Athens.
Encoded, curated by Antoanetta Ivanova, Novamedia, Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei.
Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.
Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2009
Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternate Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Rising Tide, Film and Video Works from the MCA Collection, Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2007-2009
Loop: New Australian Video Art, Hamilton Art Gallery, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Aarat Gallery, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery, Bedigo Art Gallery, Victoria
2007-2008
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Primavera, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide
2008
Drawn from Life: Drawing Space, Green Cardamom, London
Shadowplay, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW
Notations, Slade Research Centre, University College London
Roving Eye, Advance, London
Slade MA/MFA Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London
Art HK 08, Hong Kong
gbk @ Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2007
The Year in Art, S.H. Errvin Gallery, Sydney
Keep Going, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
Freedman Foundation Awards,
COFASpace, College of Fine Arts, Sydney
New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
CCB Club, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2006
Strange Times, The Art Organisation’s Meta-Conceptual International Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travelling Scholarship,
Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney
Flaming Youth, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange
Art and Football, German Bundestag, Berlin, Germany
gbk @ Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Official FIFA World Cup Art Posters, Multiple Box, Sydney
Official FIFA World Cup Art Posters, Goethe Institute, Sydney
Material Witness: Representations of Space,
Contemporary Art Centre South Australia, Project Space, Adelaide
2005
Translation, Gallery 101, Melbourne
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney
Freedman Foundation Awards Exhibition,
Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney
International Painting on Paper, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
Emerging Artists, Span Galleries, Melbourne
2004
Two for One Two, MOP, Sydney
The Year in Art, S.H Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney
Postgraduate Degree Show, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
Perception, Conception, Deception, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane
Frank Saxby Bequest Exhibition, Manning Regional Gallery, NSW
2003
The Year in Art, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Two for One, MOP, Sydney
Avoiding the Eye Area, MOP, Sydney
Julie Fragar, Jessica MacNeil, Shaan Syed, Grunt, Vancouver
2002
Surveillance, Firstdraft, Sydney
Deskjob, Mori, Sydney
Slacking Off, Imperial Slacks, Sydney
2001
Artcastle, The Castle, Dover Heights, Sydney
Space, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
2000
Magic Bullet Theory, Imperial Slacks, Sydney1999Post No Bills, Newspace, Sydney

Grants and Awards

2012
Experimenta Media Arts Comission
Australia Council, New Work Grant
2011
Lakeland Arts Trust and Green Cardamom Drawn From Life Residency and Commission
2009
Primavera Veolia Award
2007
Anne & Gordon Samstag Schoralship, University of South Australia
2006
Australia Council, New Work Grant
Winner, Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travelling Scholarship
Finalist, Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship
2005
Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship
Finalist, Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship
2003
Zelda Stedman Young Artist Scholarship
2002
NSW Artists Marketing Grant, NSW Ministry for the Arts

Selected Collections

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • The Australian Council for the Arts, Sydney
  • Sydney Opera House Collection
  • University of Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • Hamilton Regional Gallery, Victoria
  • Artbank, Australia
  • Gadens Lawyers Corporate Collection, Brisbane
  • Willougby Partners Corporate Collection, New York
  • Macquarie Bank Collection, Sydney

Selected Bibliography

  • Art and Australia (Ed), Current: Contemporary Art from Australia and New Zealand, Dott Publishing, 2008
  • Benjamin, Andrew, Writing Art and Architecture, Transmission, re.press, Melbourne, 2010
  • Benjamin, Andrew, Traces of Anonymity, Catalogue Essay, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, 2008
  • Blackall, Judith, Soluble Time, Catalogue Essay, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, 2008
  • Boquai, Wang, Illusion and Origin, ‘New Age New Media’, Pub: China Art Projects, Beijing, 2011
  • Boyce, Elizabeth, Translation, ‘Un Magazine’, Iss 7, Autumn 2006
  • Brand, Sally, Keep Going, exhibition catalogue, published by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 2007
  • Breen, Sally, The Rate of Forgetting, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, 2004
  • Chambers, Eddie, Drawing Form, Published by Green Cardamom, London 2008
  • Blackall, Judith, Soulble Time: The work of Jess MacNeil, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, 2011 and republished in ‘Wonderland’ by Taipei Cultural Foundation and Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, 2012
  • Copley, Martina, Translation, published by Gallery 101, 2005
  • De Zegher, Catherine, acr are ark arm art… act!, ‘18th Biennale of Sydney: All our Relations’ Catalogue, published by the Biennale of Sydney Ltd, 2012
  • Dunn, Richard, Tenuous Ground, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, 2003
  • Flynn, Paul, Jess MacNeil, ‘Artist Profile’, Issue 3, 2008
  • Frost, Andrew, Jess MacNeil, ‘Scanlines: Video Art in Australia since the 1960s’, www.scanlines.net, published by COFA UNSW, Dlux Media Arts and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • Ivanova, Antoinetta, Searching For Wonderland, Wonderland, published by Taipei Cultural Foundation and Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, 2012
  • Jaffe, David Critical Essay for ‘The Roving Eye’, pub Advance, Sydney, Australia and London, UK, 2008
  • Jones, Sarah New Age, New Light, ‘New Age New Media’, published by China Art Projects, Beijing, 2011
  • Kaldor, John (Ed) Move Video Art in Schools: Jess MacNeil, The Swimmers, Education Booklet, NSW Department of Education and Kaldor Public Art Projects, 2009
  • Kaldor Public Art Projects (Ed) Move: The Exhibition, published by Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Government and Kaldor Public Art Projects, Brisbane, 2010
  • Kent, Rachel, New Acquisitions 2007: a Collection in Focus, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2007
  • Lewis, Claire, The Shape of Between, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, 2006
  • MacNeil, Jess, Painting Notes, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, 2005
  • MacNeil, Jess, Gummers How (Slow Pan): Notes for a Commission, ‘Drawn From Life’, published by Green Cardamom, London and the Lakeland Arts Trust, Kendal, Cumbria, 2011
  • MacNeil, Jess, Two for One, Two, Exhibition Catalogue, MOP Projects, Sydney, 2004
  • McMaster, Gerald, Ntotemuk: Commonalities Among Great Differences, ‘18th Biennale of Sydney: All our Relations’ Catalogue, published by the Biennale of Sydney Ltd, 2012
  • Merewhether, Charles, Media Based Exhibitions, ‘Glossary’, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore,Volume 1, 2011
  • Moncrief, Abigail, Speak To Me, ‘5th International Biennial of Media Art, Experimenta Speak To Me’ Published by Experimenta Media Arts, 2012
  • Moncrief, Abigail, Commissioned Artist Interviews, ‘5th International Biennial of Media Art, Experimenta Speak To Me’ Published by Experimenta Media Arts, 2012
  • Morrow, Christine, Primavera 07, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007
  • Morrow, Christine, What Now, ‘Australian Art Collector’, Issue 60, April-June 2012
  • Nasar, Hammad and Dawood Anita (Eds), Drawn From Life, published by Abbott Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria and Green Cardamom, London, 2011
  • Needham, Claire (Ed), Selectively Revealed, published by Asialink and Experimenta 2011
  • Newitt, Reg (Ed) Introduction, ‘New Age New Media’, pub: China Art Projects, Beijing, 2011
  • Okamura, Kieko, Jess MacNeil, Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternate Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2009
  • Okubo, Ken’ichi, On the Border of “Cinema” and “Painting” Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternate Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2009
  • Rhodes, Colin (Ed) Fauvette, SCA Galleries, published by Sydney College of the Arts, 2007
  • Reid, Chris, Material Witness: Representations of Space, ‘Australian Art Collector’, Issue 35, January to March 2006
  • Stout, Katherine, Journeys Across Space and Time: A view to international drawing practices, ‘Drawn From Life’, published by Green Cardamom, London and the Lakeland Arts Trust, Kendal, Cumbria, 2011
  • Taylor, Alex, What Do You Call Good Video Art?, ‘Loop: New Australian Video Art’, published by NETS Victoria, 2007
  • Warren, Daina, Journal/Journey, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, 2002
  • Woodburn, Jena, Material Witness: Representations of Space, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, 2006