Rhys Parkinson

Rhys Parkinson

Melbourne, Australia

About Rhys Parkinson

Born in 1990, I have lived in Melbourne, Victoria my entire life. Ever since I discovered art, design and photography as a child, I have experimented and developed my skills. An award winning fine art drawing graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts, Australia’s most prestigious art school, I have exhibited widely around Melbourne and have gone on to study Communication Design at Swinburne University. My drawing practice demonstrates my extensive skill set for photographic rendering, tapping into the field of realism. With a keen interest in both traditional and digital media, my work endeavors to merge both in a seamless style, creating a direct relationship between the two techniques.

Education

* 2011 Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) - Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, VIC

* 2014 Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) - Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn

Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions
* 2013: 'Fawn Gallery group exhibition' - Fawn Gallery, Johnston st, Collingwood
* 2012: 'Dirtying the Paper' - drawing group show, Brunswick st Gallery, Fitzroy
* 2012: Selected VCA Graduates exhibition, Boom Gallery, Geelong
* 2011: Graduate exhibition, Drawing department, Victorian College of the Arts
* 2011: Proud, Margaret Lawrence galley, student show
* 2011: Success, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
* 2010: Hands on and off and on, VCA Student Gallery, Melboure
* 2009: Top Arts, Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne
* 2009: Top Designs, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne

Solo Exhibtions
* 2012: CONNECT, Red Gallery, North Fitzroy