Jasper Knight

BORN

Sydney Australia

Nationality: Australian

EDUCATION

2002-2003 master of arts (majoring in painting + drawing) the college of fine arts 1997-1999 bachelor of visual arts – electronic + temporal arts, sydney college of the arts

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Jasper’s work has blurred the boundaries between high art and amateur photography, between sculpture and painting. His works are often an assemblage of plywood, perspex, cardboard boxes, and old signs and are remanent of the found objects used in the Dada, Surrealist, Fluxus and Pop Art movements. However, Jasper has combined the industrial materials of his painting surface with traditional art methods, which provides a certain amount of texture and sculptural form while still playing an important direct link to the actual subject matter.

“My work has always straddled painting and the constructed object. In the past, my materials have added to the narrative content, or sometimes to the context, of the depicted scenes. My recent work has explored this relationship between material and subject, between constructed object and painted surface, in a more abstract way. The subject matter, from wharves to cars, from chairs to landscape, helps explore these binary concerns and is treated in a highly architectural and linear way.”

His focus is often the busy waterway, machinery at work or the remnants of an old factory; painted in blocks of colour that drip and spill over his brightly coloured and shiny surfaces to give the illu- sion of movement within the landscape.

Jasper has held successful exhibitions throughout Australia and in London, Berlin and Beijing. He has been a finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Mosman Art prizes and is represented in corporate and private collections throughout Australia.

With a string of sell-out shows under his belt, and not yet 30 years of age, Knight is definitely one young Australian artist to watch.

GRANTS / PRIZES

2014 ‘Salon des Refusés’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2013 the archibald prize, finalist art gallery of new south wales, sydney

the sulman prize, finalist art gallery of new south wales, sydney

2010 the archibald prize, finalist art gallery of new south wales, sydney

2009 the blake prize for religious art, finalist national art school gallery, sydney australia council for the arts (ozco) established artist grant (painting) the archibald prize, finalist art gallery of new south wales, sydney

2008 the mosman art prize, winner mosman art gallery, sydney 2007 the archibald prize, finalist art gallery of new south wales, sydney 2006 the wynne prize, finalist art gallery of new south wales, sydney

national association for visual arts (nava) marketing grant the archibald prize, finalist art gallery of new south wales, sydney abn-amro emerging artist prize, finalist aurora place, sydney

2005 freedman foundation travelling scholarship winner the archibald prize, finalist art gallery of new south wales, sydney the wynne prize, finalist art gallery of new south wales, sydney abn-amro emerging artist prize, finalist aurora place, sydney the mosman art prize, finalist mosman art gallery, sydney national association for visual arts (nava)marketing grant

2004 australia council for the arts (ozco) new work grant (painting) abn-amro emerging artist prize, finalist aurora place, sydney helen lempriere travelling art scholarship, finalist

2003 helen lempriere travelling art scholarship, finalist artspace, sydney the blake prize for religious art, finalist sir herman black gallery, sydney

SOLO SHOWS

2014 ‘The Red Show’, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter NSW

‘Western Union’, Gallows Gallery, Perth

Kurilpa Bridge, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2013 New Work, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Australian Galleries

One piece at a time, Black Art Projects Modena, Italy

‘Survey show 2003-2012’, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW 25 Jan – 17 Mar

‘Survey show 2003-2012’, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW 12 Apr – 2 Jun

‘Survey show 2003-2012’, Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery, NSW 2 Aug – 29 Sep

2012 know your enemy, gallery ecosse exeter nsw

‘Survey show 2003-2012’, Shoalhaven City Art Gallery, Nowra, NSW

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Australian Galleries, Melbourne

‘Total Recall’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

‘Survey show 2003-2012’, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Goulburn, NSW

2011 Jasper Knight, Australian High Commission, Singapore

sydney boat show, chalk horse sydney

greenhill galleries perth

roll-on roll-off, metro gallery melbourne

metal on metal gallery ecosse exeter nsw

2010 lost highway greenhill galleries perth there’s a big beautiful tomorrow chalk horse sydney

2009 it takes a thief to catch a thief metro gallery melbourne hunters & gatherers the hospital club / cosa gallery london spring rockers chalk horse sydney apache newcastle region gallery

2008 1970’s disasters greenhill galleries perth skytrain bmg gallery adelaide

2007 2007 metro 5 gallery melbourne tidemark / thames seres cosa gallery london plattenbau greenhill galleries perth dashanzi chalk horse sydney

2006 an island in the sun cosa gallery london primary metro 5 gallery melbourne

2005 one to one phatspace surry hills, sydney 2004 there were three in the bed and the little one said… artbox at sherman galleries paddington,

sydneydriftwood mop projects redfern, sydney autumn mk17 window boxes the mckell building, government architect’s office

COLLECTIONS

Artbank, Sydney

Australian Consulate, Makati, Manila, Philippines

Australian Consulate, Singapore

Baker and Mckenzie, Sydney

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW

Germanos Collection, Sydney, NSW

Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn, NSW

Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery, Windsor, NSW

Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Newcastle Regional Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

New South Wales State Government, Sydney

Shoalhaven City Art Centre, Nowra, NSW

Sydney Port Authority, Sydney

Shoalhaven City Art Centre Invitation - October 6th 2012

Jasper Knight – 10 Year Survey GRAG