Bridgette McNab

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Bridgette McNab

Mirror 29×39cm oil on canvas
(still from "Picnic at Hanging Rock")

Bridgette McNab is a graphic still life and portrait painter whose work explores reoccurring themes of femininity and the representation of women. Heavily influenced by the films of French New Wave directors and their approach to storytelling, McNab’s vibrant work explores the referential dialogues that exist between painting and cinema

Winner of the prestigious Clitheroe Foundation Honours Scholarship, McNab completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours degree at the National Art School in 2011. Based in Melbourne, McNab has been a finalist in many of Australia’s most esteemed art prizes including The Archibald Prize in 2014, The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2013, 2014 and 2017 and The Portia Geach Memorial Award in 2010.

Born Nambour, QLD 1985
Lives in Melbourne VIC

Education
2011 Bachelor of Fine Art (HONS), National Art School, Sydney, Australia

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Mise en Scene Robin Gibson Gallery

Selected Exhibitions
2017 Tondo, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney
2017 Women, Make Nice, Sydney
2017 Flores et Fructus, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2016 Textures of Silence, China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2016 Yen Magazine Young Female Artist Award, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2015 Selected Works, Ace Hotel, London
2014 Archibald Prize, Sydney
2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney
2013 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney
2013 Flowers, Black & Spiro, Brisbane
2012 Slick City Chicks, Space 565, Sydney
2012 The Real Refuses, Tap Gallery, Sydney
2012 International Woman’s Day Exhibition, Tap Gallery, Sydney
2011 Glebe Art Show, Glebe, Sydney
2011 Waverly Art Prize, Woollahra Art School, Sydney
2011 International Woman’s Day Exhibition, Tap Gallery, Sydney
2010 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2010 Glebe Art Show, Glebe, Sydney
2010 Blacktown Art Prize, Blacktown, Sydney
2010 Waverly Art Prize, Woollahra Art School, Sydney
2009 On an Island, Cockatoo Island, Sydney
2009 Waverly Art Prize, Woollahra Art School, Sydney
2009 Glebe Art Show, Glebe Library, Sydney
2008 Jocelyn Maughan prize, Stairwell gallery, National Art School, Sydney

Awards / Grants
2011 Winner, Clitheroe Foundation Honours Painting Scholarship, National Art School, Sydney
2011 Winner, Oxford Art Supplies Prize, Sydney
2010 Winner, William Fletcher Foundation Grant, Sydney
2010 Highly Commended, Waverly Art Prize, Woollahra Art School, Sydney
2009 Winner, FONAS Drawing Prize, National Art School, Sydney
2009 Winner, Blank Canvas Co Painting Prize, National Art School, Sydney
2009 Highly Commended, Glebe Art Show, Glebe Library, Sydney
2008 Highly Commended, Jocelyn Maughan Sketchbook Prize, Sydney


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