Gabrielle Jones

Gabrielle Jones

Medlow Bath, NSW, Australia

About Gabrielle Jones

Gabrielle’s paintings are recognisable for their beautiful use of colour, gestural mark-making and sense of movement; and evidence her embrace of the notion of chance in both her subject matter and her painting technique. "I like my art to show the layers of where I’ve been and the thoughts and process of how I got there – to have the experimentation and introspection built into the composition. I aim to express an elemental truth of what the world is like (from one artists point of view) in 21st Century, through paint. My most successful artworks capture the synergy of movement, musicality and process. When these elements come together in the studio, it is sheer joy – to me, painting is the “Juice” of life."
Gabrielle has held 17 solo shows in three states & including Goulburn Regional Gallery, Gallery Grefiti and the Museum La Rocca in Umbertide, Italy. Gabrielle has been appointed “Artist in Residence” at Bundanon; in Tahiti and Bora Bora; Valparaiso, Spain; Artscape Toronto, Canada; and at Tweed Regional Gallery. She has been appointed drawing instructor 2012 Sydney Biennale events; curated two exhibitions at Coorah Contemporary Gallery; won or been highly commended in a number of prizes including the William Fletcher Trust Grant; and included as a finalist Fleurieu Biennale, Portia Geach, Mosman, Norville, Muswellbrook, Calleen, St George, Duke Gold Coast; Korea Australia Art Foundation and Fishers Ghost Art Awards. Her work has been selected in curated shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, New York and Korea; acquired by Muswellbrook Regional Gallery; and included in public and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, the Netherlands, New York, Canada, Italy and London

Education

2003 Bachelor Fine Arts (Distinction) National Art School
1999 Julian Ashton Art School (part-time)
1995-97 Sydney Community Art School – Life Drawing/Painting
1984-5 Fine Arts Certificate, TAFE (part-time)
1982 Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney

Events

2017 ACS International Art Retreats, Rajasthan, India
2016 ACS International Art Retreats, Umbria Italy
2015 ACS International Art Retreats, Ubud, Bali.
Finalist (Major)
2016 Finalist Fishers Ghost Art Award Drawing Prize
2016 Short Listed -Kedumba Drawing Award, Orange Regional Gallery
2016 Short Listed – Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarat Regional Gallery, Vic
2015 Fishers Ghost Drawing and Print Awards, Campbelltown Regional Gallery
2015 $23000 Hunters Hill Art Prize – Open, Painting
2015 Muswellbrook Art Prize – Painting, Anne Ryan,Curator of Australian prints, drawings and watercolours, AGNSW
2015 Muswellbrook Art Prize – Drawing, Anne Ryan,Curator of Australian prints, drawings and watercolours, AGNSW
2013 $17000 Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Gallery
2013 $30000 Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery
2103 $5000 Borough of Queenscliff 150th Anniversary Art Award, Queenscliff, Vic
2010 $8000 St George Art Awards, Hurstville Museum and Galleries NSW
2009/10 $10,000 Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Centre, Surfers Paradise, Qld
2009 $10,000 Calleen Art Prize, Cowra Regional Art Gallery NSW
2009 $15,000 Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Galllery NSW
2008 $15,000 Norville Art Prize NSW
2007 $15,000 Mosman Art Prize, Judge: Deborah Edwards, Senior Curator Australian Art, AGNSW
2005 $20,000 Paddington Art Prize NSW
2004 $15,000 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Regional Gallery; Judge: John Macdonald
2004 $18,000 Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, S H Ervin Gallery; Judge, Wendy Sharpe
2004 $25,000 Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Art Prize – Open Section, South Australia
2003 $15,000 Inaugural “Art on the Rocks”, ASN Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney NSW
Awards
2012 Winner, Blackheath Members Art Prize (Dr David Middlebrook, Judge)
2006 Highly Commended, Hills Grammar Art Prize
2005 Winner, Northbridge Art Prize
2003 Winner, Brentwood Art Prize (Acquisitive)
2003 Winner; William Fletcher Trust Grant
2002 Winner, Australian National University Tanner Lecture Series Art Prize
2002 Runner-up, Council for Community Health AP

Exhibition by selection
2012 “Animals” Syndicate Gallery, Danks St Waterloo, NSW
2011 Korea & Australia: 50 years of Friendship Anniversary Art Exhibition, Seoul Korea
2010 “On Paper, in Time, and in Others’ Minds”, Works on Paper, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2010 “Grounded” Landscape Painting, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2010 CarriageARTworks
2009 Hope House Contemporary Art Auction, Sydney College of Arts Gallery (A Shapiro Auctioneer)
2009 “30x40 –Contemporary Art Across Australia” United Galleries, Sydney
2009 “The Studio” Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Hall, Carlton, Melbourne
2005/6/77 New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale-Packsaddle Selling Exhibition
2007 “An Intimate Look”, Upstairs Gallery, Bundanon Homestead; Arthur Boyd Trust
2006 “Spirit of the Pacific” Galerie Antipodes, Papeete Tahiti
2005 “Off The Wall” –Art Sydney, Exhibition Hall,Fox Studio (Selected by Euan McLeod)
2004 “Spectrum”, NSW Parliament House, Sydney (selected Ron Robertson-Swann)
Over 30 additional group exhibitions since 1999

Exhibitions

2017 La Rocca Museum, Umbertide, Umbria Italy June 11-July 22
2017 Grefiti Gallery, Umbertide, Umbria, Italy (June)
2017 February Group show, Rex-Livingston Art+Objects, Katoomba
2016 Wicked Games Solo exhibition, Art2Muse, Sydney
2016 Feature Artist (17 Pieces), Ambience Project #7, curated by Carrie McCarthy of “Culturalflanerie” blog, Newstead, Brisbane
2016 New Paintings, Solo Exhibition Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha
2016 “Roaming” Solo exhibition, GalleryOne88 Fine Art, Katoomba
2016 “In Abstraction” Curated Exhibition, ARO Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
2016 Curated Inaugural Exhibition, Tortoiseshell Gallery, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
2015 “Natural Selection” Solo Exhibition, Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney
2015 “Sensing”, Solo Exhibition, Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha
2015 “Convergence” Curated Exhibition, Coorah Contemporary Art Gallery, Blue Mountains Grammar School
2015 End of Year Group Show, Walcha Gallery
2015 Blue Mountains Artists, Coorah Contemporary Art Gallery, Blue Mountains Grammar School
2015 Art for Small Spaces, Curated exhibition, Platform 72, Sydney
2015 SMH ANZ Spectrum Now Master Class – Creativity and Abstraction in Art