Gina Bruce

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Gina Bruce

blue_black_figures tempera on gesso, four panels, each 20×13.5cm

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Sydney-based artist Gina Bruce works with a variety of media to create the haunting and ethereal images she has become known for.

Gina spends time evolving her artworks. She uses observational drawings, shadow studies and line sketches to prepare her compositions ahead of time. When she approaches her canvas, however, it is quickly and decisively. Her marks are bold and purposeful, yet the overall effect is elegantly subtle.

Gina often makes images of places she remembers well, layering additional images on top of each other. She is particularly interested in bushland, the changing Australian landscape, the built up environment, cleared farmland and the effects those changes have on the population.

Gina has shown in many art prize exhibitions including the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize and the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW, for which she was Highly Commended. She was also the winner of the Waverly Art Prize in 2011. Gina exhibits regularly at Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney.

Exhibitions

2013
Gina Bruce
2010
Gina Bruce 2010

Biography

1977
Born in Sydney, Australia. Lives & works in Sydney
2004-2006
Lived and worked in Paris and the UK
2004
Guest Speaker, Art Gallery of NSW.
2003
Guest Lecturer, National Art School, Sydney
2003
BA(Fine Arts)(Hons), National Art School
1999-2001
BA(Fine Arts), National Art School
1996-1998
B.Comm, University of Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2010
Sequence, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2008
Treelines and Shadows, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2005
Monuments and Shadows, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2004
City Sequence, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2010
Kedumba Drawing Award, Kedumba Gallery, Blue Mountains.
‘Untitled’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
Ten, Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth
2008
Dobell Prize for Drawing, AGNSW, Sydney
ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award Finalists Exhibition
2007
Body Works, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
Christmas Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2006
Three, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2005
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2004
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Parliament House Exhibition, Parliament House, Sydney
2003
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
4 New Artists, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2002
Salon Des Refuse Exhibition, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney
Nokia Art Awards, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Recent Graduates, Robin Gibson Gallery, Darlinghurst
2001
Degree Show, Cell Block Gallery, National Art School, Sydney
Footwork, Shoebox Gallery, Darlinghurst
One Week in the City, an exhibition of drawings, William Wilkins Gallery, Bridge Street, Sydney
View from the Cell, Cell Block, National Art School, Sydney
2000
48 hours, Grand Pacific Blue Room, Oxford Street, Sydney
2000 & 2002
Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize Exhibition, Lane Cove Council Chambers, Sydney
Waverley Art Prize Exhibition, Waverley Art Centre, Sydney.

Awards

2010
Invitation to participate in the Kedumba Drawing Prize, Blue Mountains
NAVA Marketing Grant for NSW Artists
2008
Finalist, ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award
Finalist, Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW
2005
Highly Commended, Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2003
Denise Hickey Paris Studio Residency, Art Gallery of NSW
2002
Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award
2001
Nokia Arts Award Australia (Joint Winner)
Ken Done painting prize, National Art School
2000
Gruner Prize for landscape painting, Art Gallery of NSW

Bibliography

July 2009 Bruce, G Treelines and Shadows, Artist Profile Magazine, Issue 7
2008 catalogue ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award
10 March 2008 Gunn, Nicholas, Jet Setting Artist Discovers there’s no place like home MX Magazine
20-21 September 2008 Allen, Christopher, Walk the Line, The Australian
15-16 March 2008 Pakula, Karen Gina Bruce, Open Gallery, Sydney Morning Herald
29 April 2005 An Archibald for Olsen, Sydney Morning Herald
23-24 April 2005 John McDonald, Natural Wonders, Sydney Morning Herald
13 February 2004 Dominique Angeloro, Gina Bruce : Critics Pics, Sydney Morning Herald
April 2004 Leta Keens, Me and my shadows, Belle Magazine
12 February 2004 Fernandes, Michelle Gina Bruce : City Sequence, Events SMH
4 February 2004 Andrew Taylor, Visual Arts Spotlight, SMH
2001 Nokia Art Awards Asia Pacific, Eye on the World, catalogue

Collections

  • Artbank
  • Holmes a Court Collection, Perth

Artist’s Website


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