Born 1965, Sydney

Lives and works in Brisbane

EDUCATION

1994    

  • Associate Diploma of Arts (Jewellery Object Design), Sydney Institute of Technology, Sydney 

1989    

  • Diploma in Gemmology, Gemmological Association of Australia, Brisbane

1988    

  • Bachelor Applied Science (Geology), University Technology, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    

  • 'Volcanic Bloom', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2015    

  • 'Andromeda', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2014    

  • 'Geophyllia', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2013    

  • 'Rockheads', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2011    

  • 'Field Trip', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2010    

  • 'Facet', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2002    

  • 'Stonewear', Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

2001    

  • 'Cha Cha Charms', CQ Store, Craft Queensland, Brisbane

2000    

  • 'Bodyguards', Craft Queensland, Brisbane

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • '15 Artists', Redcliffe Art Gallery 
  •  Moreon Bay Art Awards, finalist Pine Rivers Gallery

2014    

  • 'Silver', Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

2011    

  • 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor', Artisan Gallery, Brisbane (Touring regional galleries Australia)

2010    

  • 'Transformers' feat. Ari Athans and Darcy Clarke, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
  • Audio Design Museum, Object Gallery Initiative Online
  • 'Heat Fashion', Creative Industries QUT, Brisbane

2009    

  • Ari Athans, Kill Pixie, Vexta, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
  • 'Mod Squad', Touring Regional Galleries Queensland

2008    

  • Smart State Designer Finalist, Design Institute of Australia, Melbourne

2007    

  • 'Bowerbird: A day on Earth', Brisbane & Melbourne, collaboration with David Bromley
  • 'Freestyle', Melbourne Museum, QUT Museum, Object Gallery and Milan Museum
  • 'Blurred Boundaries', Kick Arts, Cairns
  • 'Pecha Kucha', Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane

2006    

  • 'South Project', Santiago Museum, Chile

2005    

  • 'Craft Unbound: Make the Common Precious', Craft Vic, Melbourne
  • Arc Art Design Craft Biennial, City Gallery, Brisbane

2004    

  • 'Self', Touring 7 UK galleries

2002    

  • 'Less is more/Less is a Bore', Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane

2001    

  • 'Schmuck', International Handwerksmesse, Munich
  • 'Contemporary Wearables', Toowoomba Regional Gallery                                                   
  • T'ravelling Talent: Australians in Germany Touring Craft VIC', Craft QLD, Craft ACT

1998    

  • 'Past Tense/Future Perfect', Object Gallery, Sydney

1997    

  • 'X-Ray Craft', Queensland Gallery, Brisbane
  • 'Project :Object', Performance Space, Sydney

GRANTS

2007   

  • Artist Grant, Arts Queensland

2002    

  • Artist Grant, Arts Queensland

2000    

  • Artist Grant, Arts Queensland

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016    

  • Louise Martin-Chew, Volcanic Bloom: Ari Athans, Preview, Art Guide Australia, 2 August
  • Featured, Vogue Living, July
  • Featured, The Design Directory: Ari Athans, Est Living, 8 August
  • Interview, Daily Practice: Ari Athans, Imprint House, 26 July

2015    

  • Carrie McCarthy, Controlled Chaos, Review, Cultural Flanerie, 25 June
  • Saskia Edwards, Amber Wallis and Ari Athans at Edwina Corlette Gallery, Review, Aesthetic Fixation, 7 June
  • Featured, Ari Athans: Andromeda, Art Collector, 2 June

2014    

  • Interview, Artist + Jewellery Designer Ari Athans, Daily Imprint, 4 November

2013    

  • Interview, TFAQ&A, The Fashion Archives, Issue 6, 5 November
  • Dan Pike, Ari Athans Sells Out, Australian Infront, 8 August

2012    

  • Megan Morton, Things I Love, Penguin Books Australia
  • Margie Fraser, Ari Athans and David Bromley Collaboration, Vogue Living
  • Brian Parkes, Freestyle, Object and Melbourne Museum

2005    

  • Kevin Murray, Craft Unbound: Make the Common Precious, Fishermans Bend

2007    

  • Clare press, Finders Keepers, Vogue, November, p 118
  • Robyn Daw, Studio, Object, Issue 52, November, p 60
  • Cameron Bruhn, Ari Jewellery, Artichoke, Issue 13, p 63

2003    

  • Megan Morton, Personal Space, Harpers Bazaar, April, p 103

2001    

  • Arbitare, All the worlds products, Issue 402, January, p 127

2000    

  • Tim Morell, Bodyguards, Object, April, p 92

1998    

  • Rhana Davenport, Diagnostic Imaging, Object, January

COLLECTIONS

  • Toowoomba Regional Gallery
  • Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital
  • Private collections in Australia and Internationally