Marisa Purcell

Born 1971, Queensland

Lives and works in Sydney

EDUCATION

2007

  • Masters of Visual Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney College of Art

2001

  • Master of Art Administration, Painting, University of NSW, College of Fine Art

1994

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Printmaking, National Art School, Sydney

1993

  • Bachelor of Educational Studies, Art, University of Queensland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 'Endlessness' EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2020 'Out the Window' Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2019 'Fieldwork', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2018

  • 'Transmission', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Realm', OlsenGruin, New York
  • ‘Collision’, Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2017

  • 'FACET (part b), Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2016

  • 'FACET (part a), Olsen Gallery (works on paper), Sydney
  • 'Screen', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'New Works', Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Loom', Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

2015

  • 'Unbounded', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2014

  • 'Walking with Time', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Polyphony', Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney

2013

  • 'Zone', Block Projects, Melbourne
  • 'Communion', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2012

  • 'Halo', Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Murmuration', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2011

  • 'Immanence', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2010

  • 'Night Crossings', Tight: Projects, Sydney
  • 'Portrait of the Seeping Through', MOP Project Space, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 'Crepuscule', Olsen Annexe, Sydney

2020 Fishers' Ghost Art Prize, Finalist

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair

2019

  • 'The New Gallery Show', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2018

  • Melbourne Pop-Up Exhibition, Besser Space, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • Traces of Places, curated by Todd Fuller and Liz Reidy, Bondi Pavillion Gallery
  • 'All We Can’t See - Illustrating the Nauru Files', The Yellow House (touring), Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide
  • 'Imagine', curated by Simon Gregg, Gippsland Regional Gallery

2017

  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Olsen Gallery

2015

  • 'Summer Exhibition', Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney

2014

  • 'Regroup', Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney
  • 'The Art Hunter', Alexandria, Sydney
  • The Waverly Art Prize Exhibition, Waverley-Woollahra Art School, Sydney

2013

  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney

2012

  • 'Painting as Presence', MOP Projects, Sydney
  • 'Solstice II', Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2011

  • 'Autumn', Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Wattle: Selected Australian Artists', The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2010

  • 'A Summer Survey', Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Christmas Show', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
  • 'Beyond the Field', Bondi Pavilion Art Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Still Life: FBI Fundraiser Auction', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • 'First Group Show', Tight Projects, Kings Cross, Sydney

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2020

  • Umbi Gumbi Artist In Residence, NSW
  • AIR Nancy Fairfax artist residency, Tweed Regional Gallery

2019

  • Kedewatan Residencey, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

2018

  • Bundanon Studio Residency, NSW
  • Finalist, Ravenswood Art Prize
  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize
  • Finalist, Redlands Art Award

2017

  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Woollahra NSW
  • Finalist, Ravenswood Art Prize for Women, Sydney
  • Finalist, Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize

2015

  • Winner, Acrylic Prize, Waverley Art Prize, Waverley

2014

  • Finalist, Blake Prize, National Art School Gallery, Sydney

2013

  • Highly commended, Waverly Art Prize, Waverley-Woollahra Art School, Sydney

2012

  • La Macina di San Cresci, Residency, Chianti, Italy

2009

  • Waverley Council Studio Residency, Waverly Council, Sydney
  • New Work Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2008

  • Short-listed, LAUNCH Clayton Utz Travelling Scholarship, Metro Arts, Brisbane

2007

  • Hill End Residency, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

2006

  • University of Sydney Post-Graduate Award

2004

  • Cite Internationale des Arts, Residency, Paris, France

2003

  • FUGE/Verein Pro Fuge, Zürich, Switzerland
  • The Blackbird Art Prize, Second Prize

2001

  • Australia-India Council Grant

OTHER PROJECTS

2020/1 Major Public Art commission with SJB Architects, Surry Hills

2018 Indian miniature painting with master painter Ajay Sharma

2015 PUBLICATION - ‘Polyphony’, Walking with W.G Sebald, Pergolesi and Tarkovsky’,

published in ‘Dirty Laundry’ Magazine.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015

  • Interview, DAILY IMPRINT, 20 January
  • Review, Louise Martin-Chew, Art Guide Australia, 3 February

2014

  • Feature, Natalie Walton, Inside Out Magazine: Colour Me Happy, April
  • Essay, Marisa Purcell, Dirty Laundry: Polyphony, Issue No.5, March

2013

  • Interview, The Design Files, 29 March

2012

  • Interview, Andrew Frost, The Art Life Podcast, 31 October
  • Review, Jillian Grant, Art Almanac, 26 September
  • Review, Andrew Frost, The Art Life, 12 October