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ARTISTS | Catherine Nelson

ARTWORKS EXHIBITIONS CV

Catherine Nelson is a photographic and photomedia artist whose fascinating practice has evolved from a degree in fine art from Sydney’s College of Fine Arts combined with subsequent film work in creating visual effects for films such as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter and Baz Luhrmann’s Australia.

With years of experience in special effects, Nelson’s refocus on her own studio practice in 2008 has resulted in her developing compelling photo composite images and video works that broadly address ideas about ecology and the environment.

In 2012 Nelson was selected as the winner of the Gallery NOW Artist Award in Seoul, South Korea. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award, also winning the Client Choice Award in the same prize. She has also been shortlisted for numerous photographic award exhibitions including the Bowness Prize at a leading Australian photography gallery, Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne’s east. Her works have captured the attention of photography collectors worldwide with works in collections in Europe, Asia, USA and Australia.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE WORKS >

Artworks:

Every NoThing, 2018

Submerged, 2016

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Expedition, 2014

Catherine Nelson, Approaching Storm, 100x100cm

Catherine Nelson, Approaching Storm, 100x100cm

Catherine Nelson, Gully, 120x150cm

Catherine Nelson, Gully, 120x150cm

Catherine Nelson, Lost, 150x150cm

Catherine Nelson, Lost, 150x150cm

Catherine Nelson, Waterhole, 2014, 100x120cm

Catherine Nelson, Waterhole, 2014, 100x120cm

Catherine Nelson, Pond, 150x300cm

Catherine Nelson, Pond, 150x300cm

Other Worlds, 2013

Catherine Nelson, Danube Storm, 2012, Pigment Print, Edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Danube Storm, 2012, Pigment Print, Edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Danube Dusk

Catherine Nelson, Danube Dusk, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Elba, 2012, Pigment Print.

Catherine Nelson, Elba, 2012, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, End of Winter, Bourgoyen.

Catherine Nelson, End of Winter, Bourgoyen, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Sydney Spring

Catherine Nelson, Sydney Spring, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Beach

Catherine Nelson, Beach, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Mission II

Catherine Nelson, Mission II, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Future Memories, 2010-2012

Catherine Nelson, Autumn Ghent

Catherine Nelson, Autumn Ghent, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Botanic Gardens

Catherine Nelson, Botanic Gardens, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Cloverdowns

Catherine Nelson, Cloverdowns, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Nelson Coast

Catherine Nelson, Nelson Coast, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, First Freeze Bourgoyen Winter

Catherine Nelson, First Freeze Bourgoyen Winter, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Ghent Lillies

Catherine Nelson, Ghent Lillies, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Ghent Winter

Catherine Nelson, Ghent Winter, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Guthega

Catherine Nelson, Guthega, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Illawong, 2009, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Illawong, 2009, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Mareeba Wet

Catherine Nelson, Mareeba Wet, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Catherine Nelson, Powers Court

Catherine Nelson, Powers Court, pigment print, 100x100 & 150x150, edition of 7

Exhibitions:

Future Memories 2020 | Catherine Nelson

Catherine Nelson's conceptual and evocative photo-montage imagery endeavours to capture the experience of a landscape.
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Every NoThing | Catherine Nelson

An infinite video loop of disappearing flora is central to this photo-media exhibition. Catherine Nelson once again captures our imagination with dramatic imagery and haunting inferences in this unique and captivating exhibition.
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CV:

CATHERINE NELSON

born Australia 1970, lives Belgium

Education

1996     B. Fine Art, College of Fine Arts, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Future Memories 2020, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2018
Every NoThing, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2016
Submerged, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Submerged, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin

2014
Expedition, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Expedition, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney

2013
Other Worlds, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Other Worlds, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin

2012
Other Worlds, Gallery NOW, Seoul, South Korea

2011
Future Memories, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Future Memories, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China
Future Memories, Domonik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Future Memories, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

2010
Creation, Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2019
Noorderlicht 30 Jaar, Groningen, The Netherlands
Lightyears 1999-2019, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney
Lightyears 1999-2019, Perth Centre of Photography

2018
Waterhouse Science Prize (Finalist Exhibition), Adelaide, Australia
This Wild Song, Melbourne, Australia
Is It Real, Jeonju International Photo Festival, Jeonju, South Korea
IN VIVO, Noorderlicht Photography Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands
Natural/Unnatural, Kortrijk, Belgium
AQUA Miami, Rademakers Gallery
Wall Power: Contemporary Australian Photography, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin

2017
Hyper-Botanica, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2016
Divine Abstraction, JAHM, Melbourne
Aquatic Life
, Monash Gallery Of Art, Melbourne

2015
Non Existing Reality, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver
Wall Power: Significant Australian Contemporary Photography, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney

2014
Human + Graphy, Ulsan International Photography Festival, Ulsan, South Korea
Mandorla Prize, Finalist Exhibition, Perth

2013
Blake Prize, Director’s Cut, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Moreton Bay Art Awards, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
The Poetry of Earth is Never Dead, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, Canada
Australian Landscape : Present in the Now, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin
Digital Generation, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium

2012
Melbourne Art Fair, Gallerysmith, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia
Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place, Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, SA
Murr-ma, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Terra Cognita, Noorderlicht Photography Festival, Groningen, Netherlands
Space Oddity, S Cube Gallery, California, USA
South of the Border, Queensland Centre of Photography, Brisbane
Flipside; Australian Photography, Project A7, Sarah Lee Artworks & Projects, LA, USA
Out of the Darkness, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2011
Hyper Realistic, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
Bowness Photographic Award, Monash Gallery of Art
Art Paris 2011, with Galerie Paris-Beijing
Magic Spaces, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Plus One, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2010
Lake, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery, Australia
Royal Bank of Scotland, Emerging Artist Award, Australia
Blake Prize Director’s Cut, Sydney, Australia

2009
Future Artist, Nikon Next online exhibition, Japan

Awards

2014
Finalist, Mandorla Prize, Finalist Exhibition, Perth

2013
Photographer of the Year, AX3 Awards, USA (global shortlist)
Finalist, Moreton Bay Art Awards, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia

2012
Winner, Gallery NOW Artist Award, Seoul, South Korea

2011
Winner, Eclectica 2011, Frensham Fellowship Art Prize, Mittagong, Australia
Finalist, Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
Finalist, Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award, Sydney, Australia

2010
Winner, Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Client Choice Award
RBS Emerging Artist Award (finalist)

 Selected Publications / Press

2015
The Mix, ABC24, Feb 1, Interview with James Valentine, Sydney
Distilling the Essence of Landscape, Photoworld, Beijing, pp167-177
Mechademia (cover), Volume 10, published by the University of Minnesota, USA
Liberation newspaper, June 2015, Bernadette Aauvagette, Paris, pp 4-5,

2014
Fractured Worlds, The New Yorker, New York, May 2014

2013
Gentre Di Fotographia, Modena, Italy, pp. 8-13
Financial Review Magazine, Front up, July Issue, France
Square, Magazine, France, pp 46-57
Premier Magazine, No 11, Vol 10, Beijing

2012
Huffington Post, Arts and Culture, October
IO DONNA, Rome, Italy
The Monthly Photo Art Magazine, Vol 283, No. 11, Beijing
BND Magazine, No 4, Vol 10, Seoul, Korea

2011
Alternative Law Journal (cover), vol 36 (2), Monash University Press, Melbourne
La Vie L’Art, Arts Magazine, June – July Issue, France
Future Memories, Catherine Nelson, 2011, ex. cat., Galerie Paris-Beijing
Aude de Bourbon Parme, Paris-Beijing, Aller Retour, Art Actuel, March – April Issue, France
Next Gen Leadership Series, Catherine Caines, WISH magazine, The Australian, May
Photoshop Til You Drop, Bethany Small, Time Out Sydney, February
Art Paris 2011, Photo, March issue, France

2010
Lake, exhibition. catalogue, Malcolm Smith, Lake Macquarie Press, NSW
RBS Emerging Artist Award 2010, ex. catalogue

Collections

Parliament House Collection, Canberra

Microsoft, USA

University of South Florida, USA

Morgan Stanley, New York

City of Sydney Collection

Artbank Australia

RACV Club, Torquay

Australia Club

David Lowe Collection, Sydney

JAHM Collection, Melbourne

Daryl Hewson Collection, Queensland

Various private collections in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia

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