Amber Wallis

Born 1978, New Zealand

Currently lives and works in Bangalow, New South Wales

EDUCATION

2008

  • Masters of Visual Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2007

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2002

  • Bachelor of Arts Visual (Photomedia), Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Exchange Program, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada        

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

  • Still Life/Cactus/Skelephone', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2013

  • 'Flipping the Slip', Gallery 9, Sydney

2012    

  • Melbourne Art Fair, New Paintings, solo artist for Utopian Slumps Gallery, Melbourne

2011    

  • 'Dark Gully/Sex Drawings', Utopians Slumps, Melbourne
  • 'Mountains Full of Sky/Salty Lines', Edwina Corlette, Brisbane

2010    

  • 'I Fuck Mountains', Utopian Slumps, Melbourne
  • 'Dark Gully/Psychic War', Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney

2009    

  • 'Circle of Eagles', Utopian Slumps Gallery, Melbourne

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016    

  • 'Interstice', Tristian Koenig, Collingwood

2015    

  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Edwina Corlette Gallery

2014    

  • 'FIN', Utopian Slumps, Melbourne
  • 'Sublime Point: The Landscape in Painting', Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
  • 'Sense of Surround', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
  • John Leslie Art Prize, Finalist, Gippsland Art Gallery

2013    

  • 'The Feminine Optic', Curated by Andrew Frost, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth

2011    

  • 'The New Arcadia', Lismore Regional Gallery

2010    

  • 'Pin Up Your Doodle', Charity Fundraising, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
  • 'Worm Mountain', group show, C3 Gallery, Abbortsford Convent, Melbourne
  • 'Territorial Pissings', Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

2009    

  • 'Chalk Reindeer', Christmas Show, Chalk Horse, Sydney
  • 'The Shilo Project', Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
  • 'South', Monster Children Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Red Bird', General 54, Montreal, Canada

2008    

  • Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship Finalist Exhibition, Brett Whiteley Studio, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Headcase Charity Auction, Sofitel, Melbourne
  • Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo  - Finalist
  • 'Thank God We Died Together', TCB, Melbourne
  • 'Con.ceit’08', Corangamarah Art Prize - Finalist
  • 'Masters of the Universe', Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2007    

  • Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
  • Disparate Collection, Victorian College of the Arts Student Gallery, Melbourne

2006    

  • 'Xmas Is Completely Cool Charity Group Show!', Someday Gallery, PAM, Melbourne
  • 'The Present History Launch', The Front Gallery, Canberra
  • 'Sepia Hell', joint exhibition with Alana Di Giacomo, Ballan & Pannan Galleries, Melbourne

2005    

  • 'Holiday Present & Gift Show', Someday Gallery, Melbourne

2002    

  • 'A Memorable Decline', Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada 

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2010    

  • Artstart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2009    

  • Residency, Cite International des Arts, Paris

2009    

  • Pecha Kucha 5, Canberra

2008    

  • Visiting Artist Residency, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University
  • Winner, Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • 'The Cage', Postgraduate Residency, April and September 2009, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015    

  • Lisa Marie Corso, Amber Wallis Still Life/Cactus/Skelephone, The Design Files, 9 June
  • The Art Life, New Work Friday #192, 29 May
  • Carrie McCarthy, Controlled Chaos, Cultural Flanerie, 25 June
  • Daily Imprint, Artist Amber Wallis, 3 June

2014

  • Australian Poetry Journal 4.1, 21 July, Cover Artwork

2013    

  • Casey Hutton, Amber Wallis Studio Visit and Interview, The Meander Journal, November
  • Andrew Frost, Flipping the Slip, The Art Life, 15 November

2012    

  • Artist Profile, Amber Wallis, Melbourne Art Fair Special Edition, Issue 19, p 130 - 131

2012    

  • Michel Lawrence, Amber Wallis Sexing Up the Slumps, Inside Art TV video profile, 15 August

2011    

  • Australian Art Collector, Psychoactive Painting, October – December, p 128 – 135
  • The Age, Visual Art, 11 November

2010    

  • The Age, Visual Art, 6 October
  • The Age, What’s On, 16 October
  • Dan Rule, Amber Wallis: I Fuck Mountains, Broadsheet Melbourne, 29 September
  • ABC Television, ABC Arts, Utopian Slumps Reborn, 29 April
  • The Age, Utopian De-Slumped, 24 March, p 18

2009    

  • The Shilo Project, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, p 42
  • Celebrating 10 Years of Young Talent, Look, Art Gallery Society of NSW, August/September, p54

2008    

  • Lyrical Landscape Wins Trip to Paris, VCA News, Issue 2, p 11
  • The Age, Our Space Ian McBride and Amber Wallis, A2 Section, 28 October, p 11
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, A simple note takes artist to great place, 18 September, p 10
  • The Daily Telegraph, An Artful memory is a young painter’s passport to Paris, 18 September, p 18
  • The Australian, Lyrical Landscape wins trip to Paris, 18 September, p 7
  • The Canberra Times, Artist finds magic near Captains Flat, 18 September, p 3
  • The Daily Telegraph, An artful memory pays off, 18 September, p 9
  • Museums & Galleries NSW, June Issue 2 Brave New World, Social Media and Cultural Organisations, Cover image Contextual Villains collaboration

2006    

  • The Present History, Contextual Villains, limited edition release, National Australia – Winner Create Awards, p 74

COLLECTIONS

  • Artbank
  • Arthur Roe Collection
  • Private collections in Australia and Internationally