Caroline Zilinsky

solo exhibition 24 November – 22 December 2018


Caroline Zilinsky

View Over Rushcutters Bay 97×97cm oil on linen
Finalist 2018 NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize

Australian born artist Caroline Zilinsky is an obsessive and reclusive painter. Her work explores the grotesque, absurd and tragic aspects of human nature through narrative imagery, and has been painting social and political work for several decades

She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had works in major prizes including the Sulman Prize (AGNSW), Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize (S.H.Irvin Gallery), Kilgour Prize (Newcastle Art Gallery), Rick Amor Self-Portrait Prize and Muswelbrook Regional Art Prize to name a few

Caroline Zilinksy

2004: Master of Fine Arts (Painting), UNSW
2001: Master of Art (Photomedia) UNSW
2000: BFA (Honours) USyd
1996-1999: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) UNSW


2017: Finalist. Portia Geach Memorial Prize, SH Irvine Gallery.
2017: Finalist. Rick Amor Self-Portrait Prize, Montsalvat Melbourne.
2017: Finalist. Kilgore Art Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery.
2017: Finalist. Sulman Prize, AGNSW
2017: Finalist. Muscwelbrook Art Prize, Muscwelbrook Regional Galley
2015: Semi-finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2013: Third Prize, KAAF Art Award + Peoples Choice Award.
2006: Wynne Prize, Salon De Refuse. S.H. Ervin Gallery
2006: Finalist. Blake Prize for Religious Art.
2004: Archibald Prize, Salon De Refuse. S.H. Ervin Gallery
2003: Portia Geach Portrait Prize. S.H. Ervin Gallery
2002: Winner. Norvill National Prize for Australian Landscape Painting. $10 000 first prize.
2000: Finalist. Norvill National Prize for Australian Landscape Painting
1998: Photo-technica Young Photo Artist of the Year Award. Australian Centre for Photography.
1995: Third Place in state for NSW HSC three unit Visual Arts.


2009: United We Stand. Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery

Solo Exhibitions

2016: The Final Prayer, Jubilee Room, NSW State Parliament
2009: Gentle Men, Adelaide Street Gallery, Murrurundi NSW
2006: The Memory Hole, SOHO Galleries, Sydney
2004: Loveless, SOHO Galleries, Sydney
2003: San Francisco Dreaming, SOHO Galleries, Sydney


Wasteland: A Survey of the Aesthetics of Sydney Suburbs (1999)
Dead or Alive, What does it matter if no one is there (2002)

Selected Exhibitions

2017: Kilgore Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery
2017: Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2017: Muscwelbrook Prize, Muscwelbrook Regional Gallery
2014: Korean Cultural Arts exchange, KAAF, Beijing China
2012: Finite, Glebe
2011: Expedition, The Valhalla, Glebe
2010: An Inordinate Pursuit of Patience, Beauwulf Gallery, Woollahra
2008: The Work of Women, Global Gallery, Paddington
2007: Water of Life Group Show, Hope Street, Darlinghurst
2006: Blake Exceptions, Rushcutters Bay Gallery
2006: Salon des Refuses. S.H.Ervin Gallery, The Rocks
2004: The Breeding Ground, Francis Baker Smith Gallery, Surry Hills
2004: Muffled Dissonance, COFA Womens Exhibition, Kudos Gallery
2004: Seductress, Beauwulf Galleries, Queen Street, Woolahra.
2004: Archibald Prize, Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery
2003: Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery
2003: After Dark My Sweet, Kudos Gallery
2002: Annual Miniature Exhibition, TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst.
2002: Norvill National Art Prize, Murrurundi, NSW.
2002: Badness, TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst.
2002: Wynne Prize, Salon Des Refuses, S.H.Ervin Gallery, The Rocks.
2001: F%ck Art Lets Thrash, Space 3, Chippendale
2001: College of Fine Arts Post Graduate Exhibition, COFA, Paddington.
2001: Walking The Streets Festival, King Street, Newtown
2001: Exhibit A, TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst.
1996: Art Express, AGNSW

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