Megan Seres

Megan Seres

Gerringong, NSW, Australia

About Megan Seres

Megan Seres is an emerging artist, living and working in Regional NSW Australia.

In the pursuit of understanding social structures that include objectification, oppression, beauty, displacement, adornment, isolation, memory and the environment, Megan seeks the intersection between past, present, future and its residual interchange.

"Many of my paintings to date have had a Gothic sensibility and are drawn from 17th to 19th century discourse and motifs found in art, poetry, texts, fashion and films. Working with my own photographs or found images I reinterpret these into paintings, referencing the old masters use of chiaroscuro (light & dark), oils, mediums and glazes, acrylic and various substances are also used. The use of charcoal, ink, graphite and colour pencils are used in drawing whilst various mediums such as ceramic, wax, felt, found objects and soon to be alabaster is used in sculpting. Both drawing and sculpture will be revealed at the end of the year.

Experimentation within my art practice has become a key component in creativity which helps to express the unique power of ambiguous narratives and the exploration of the boundaries between what is observed, what is imagined and what is hidden or forgotten is of enormous importance to my work."

Education

Megan attained a BFA (1st Class Honours) in 2004 from the National Art School, Sydney Australia

Events

Awards and Prizes

2018 - Finalist - Waverley Art Prize, NSW

2018 - Finalist - Sunshine Coast Art Prize, QLD

2018 - Finalist - Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize, SA

2018 - Finalist - Percival Portrait Painting Prize, QLD

2018 - Finalist - Wyndham Art Prize, VIC

2017 - Finalist - Mosman Art Prize, NSW

2016 - Recipient - Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW

2016 - Finalist - The Kirribilli Art Prize, NSW

2010 - Finalist - Archibald Touring Art Exhibition, Australia

2009 - Finalist - Archibald Portrait Prize, NSW,

2009 - Finalist - City of Whyalla Art Prize,

2009 - Finalist - Liverpool City Art Prize, NSW

2007 - Finalist - Crocket Group Art Prize, NSW

2006 - Finalist - Echo Art Prize, NSW

2005 - Finalist - Crocket Group Art Prize, NSW

2004 - Recipient - Konica Minolta Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW

2003 - Finalist - Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW

2002 - Finalist - The Blake Touring Art Exhibition, Australia

2001 - Finalist - The Blake Prize, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW

2000 - Winner - The Sydney Airport Award, National Art School, NSW

1998 - Most Outstanding Student Award - National Art School, NSW

Commissions and Collections

2018 - Adderton House of Heart & Mercy - Four Portrait Paintings QLD

2017 - Adderton House of Heart & Mercy - Four Portrait Drawings QLD

2017 - Diva Productions NZ - Painting NZ

2016 - Moran Foundation - Painting NSW

2016 - The House - Sculptural Installation NSW

2005 - Europe-short film by Brendan Cowell - Painting NSW

2004/5 - Love My Way TV Series by Southern Star - Paintings NSW

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2016 - “Fairy Tales, Myth and Imaginary Tales” Shoalhaven City Art Centre and Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2009 - “New Work by Megan Seres” Depot Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2018 - Here We See - Gallery There and Art World Women present 'Out There' VIC

2018 - Yellow House, Sydney - All We Can't See (Illustrating the Nauru Files) in collaboration with Human Rights Watch Australia

2018 - Willobats - Kiama Pavillion - Art Auction for Autism, NSW

2017 - Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra - Doug Moran Touring Exhibition, ACT

2017 - Gosford Regional Gallery - Doug Moran Touring Exhibition, NSW

2017 - Frida - Beachside Gallery, Kiama, NSW

2010 - Maitland Regional Gallery - Archibald Touring Exhibition NSW

2010 - Art Gallery of Ballarat - Archibald Touring Exhibition VIC

2010 - Bendigo Art Gallery - Archibald Touring Exhibition VIC

2009 - Echo - The Edge, Blue Mountains NSW

2007 - Crocket Group - The Edge, Blue Mountains NSW

2004 - Honours Exhibition National Art School Sydney NSW

2003 - Depot Gallery, Sydney NSW