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ARTISTS | Junko Go

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In a quest to find universal values, Junko Go’s paintings are not tied to a particular art movement. Instead, they possess a unique aesthetic encompassing elements of painting, drawing and storytelling that combine her Japanese heritage with the Australian vernacular. An interest in dualism results in works that are simultaneously abstract and figurative, simple and complex.

Go’s paintings provide the opportunity to meander, search, rest, analyse; what at first glance appears a simple motif becomes a multifaceted story, woven over time by layers of paint and intertwining imagery.

Born near Kyoto in Japan, Go left Japan for New York, where she studied art for three years, and came to Australia in 1992 where she continued her studies at the University of Tasmania. She is based in Launceston.

Junko Go, Half Full and Half Empty, 122x122cm

Artworks:

2017, me and my beautiful ugly cakes

2015, unstill life

2013, one + one

2012, Another Kind of Fable

Exhibitions:

Me and My Beautiful Ugly Cakes | Junko Go

Me and My Beautiful Ugly Cakes Junko Go 25 May - 24 June, 2017

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CV:

JUNKO GO

Born in Japan, lives and works in Tasmania

Education

2006   Bachelor of Contemporary Art, University of Tasmania, TAS

2001    Diploma of Arts, Craft & Design, TAFE Launceston, TAS

1984-86  Studied Drawing at Duchess Community College, NY, USA

1977    Bachelor of English/American Literature, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Me and My Beautiful Ugly Cakes, Gallerysmith, VIC

2016
all about…wild, gentle, happy, sad, crazy and sensible, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS

UnStill Life, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

2014
all about…piano man, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2013
one+one, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

2012
all about…summer, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS

another kind of fable, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

2011
a kind of fable, Harrison Galleries, Sydney, NSW

 2010

all about… animals, Handmark Gallery, Evandale, TAS
tea is for…, Harrison Galleries, Paddington, NSW
2009
blue is for…, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS
all about… blooming, Gallery 101, Melbourne, VIC
2008
all about… flowering, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2007
all about… hungry, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2006
all about… trees, Gallery 101, Melbourne, VIC
2005
all about… happiness, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Me and My Ugly Mountain, Academy Gallery, Launceston, TAS
2003
all about… dogs, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2001
all about… goats, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS
1999
all about… birds, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS
1998
all about… fish, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS
1996
animal kingdom, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, TAS
1995
Junko Jungle, Dalmeny Gallery, Evandale, TAS

Group Exhibitions

2017
Hyper-Botanica
, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

2016
Christmas Show
, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

Still Life Show, Handmark Gallery, TAS

2015
Celebration of North(Tasmania), Handmark Gallery, TAS

Christmas Show, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

Still Life Show, Handmark Gallery, TAS

Tasmanian Landscape Show, Handmark Gallery, TAS

2014
Threehundredthirty Exhibition, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

Still Life Show, Handmark Gallery, TAS

Celebration of North(Tasmania), Handmark Gallery, TAS

Tasmanian Landscape Show, Handmark Gallery, TAS

John Glover Landscape Prize, Finalist, Evandale, TAS

2013
Tasmanian Art Award 20th Anniversary Winners Exhibition, TAS

Celebration of North(Tasmania), Handmark Gallery, TAS

Tasmanian Landscape Show, Handmark Gallery, TAS

Threehundredthirty Exhibition, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

2012
Out of Darkness, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

Celebration of North(Tasmania), Handmark Gallery, TAS

Tasmanian Landscape Show, Handmark Gallery, TAS

Threehundredthirty Exhibition, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

Celebration of North(Tasmania), Handmark Gallery, TAS

2011
Walk on the Wild Side, Harrison Galleries, Sydney, NSW

Celebration of North(Tasmania), Handmark Gallery, TAS

Tasmanian Landscape Show, Handmark Gallery,

Threehundredthirty Exhibition, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

John Glover Landscape Prize, Finalist, Evandale, TAS

2009
UnStill Life, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie, TAS
2006
Wallpaper, Carnegie Gallery, TAS
2006-2008
Wallpaper Touring Exhibitions – Burnie Art Regional Gallery,TAS, QVMuseum & Art
Gallery,TAS, Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, NSW
2004
Devils and Angels, Academy Gallery, University of TAS, Launceston, TAS

Award and Prize exhibitions

2018
Hutchins Art Prize, Tasmania (shortlisted)

2011
John Glover Landscape Prize, Tasmania (judge’s commendation)

2005 & 2004
Dean’s Roll of Excellence, Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania

2004
City of Burnie Art Award, Burnie, Tasmania (highly commended)

2003
Royal Launceston Art Prize, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tas

2002
Alfred Evershed Award, TAFE Tasmania (shortlisted)

Kym Clayton Art Award, TAFE Launceston, Tas (shortlisted)

Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tas (shortlisted)

2001
Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tas (shortlisted)

 

Collections

2017                       The Sebel Hotel Launceston

2009                       Art Bank Australia

2007                       Art for Public Building Scheme Tasmania, Royal Hobart Hospital

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