Modern Art

Born in San Remo, VIC, Australia, 1974
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Education
1993 – 1997

BA Fine Art, Drawing

Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Solo Exhibitions
2018

Shoulders

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

4

Modern Art, London

2017

New Work

Maccarone, New York, NY, USA

2015

David Kordansky Gallery

Los Angeles, CA, USA

2013

Modern Art

London

Darren Knight Gallery

Sydney, NSW, Australia

2012

Ricky Swallow and Lesley Vance

The Huntington, San Marino, CA, USA

2011

Marc Foxx

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Modern Art

London

2009

The Bricoleur

Ian Potter Centre National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Watercolors

Queensland University Art Gallery, Brisbane, travelling to Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

Watercolors - Bearded men - after Picasso

Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2008

Marc Foxx

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ballad of a Thin Man

The Suburban, Oak Park, IL, USA

Recent Work

Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2007

Ricky Swallow

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Younger than Yesterday

Kunsthalle Vienna project space, Vienna, Austria

2006

MoMA P.S.1

Long Island City, NY, USA

Long time gone

Modern Art, London

The Past Sure Is Tense

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia

2005

This Time Another Year

Australian Pavilion, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2004

Killing Time

Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Killing Time

Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2003

Field Recordings

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2002

Tomorrow in Common

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Wooden Problem

Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sculpture Now

First Floor Artists and Writers Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2001

MATRIX 191: For those who came in late

University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, USA

Above Ground Sculpture

Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

Swallow/Swenson, (with Erick Swenson)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2000

Plastruct

Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Unplugged

Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Ricky Swallow: Above Ground Sculpture

Project Room, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

Individual Ape

Hot Road Tea Room, Oslo, Norway

The Multistylus Programme

Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia

Repo Man

Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1997

The Lighter Side of the Dark Side

Grey Area Art Space, Inc., Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Small World

Teststrip, Auckland, New Zealand

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019

In Quest of Beauty: Assemblage in the Ahmanson Collection

The Ahmanson Gallery, Irvine, CA, USA

2018

Bodies of Art: Human Form from the National Collection

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Obsession: Devil in the detail

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, VIC, Australia

Wiggle

Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium

2018 Invitational

Home@735, Redfern, Australia

Bronze Age c. 3500 BC – AD 2018, organised by Hauser & Wirth

Firstsite, Essex

The Shape of Things to Come

Buxton Contemporary, Southbank, VIC, Australia

2017

Working/Not Working

CANADA, New York, NY, USA

Australian art and the Russian avant-garde

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

99 Cents or Less

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, USA

Beyond Belief: The Sublime in Contemporary Art

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, Australia

2016

Tempest, curated by Juliana Engberg

Geelong Gallery, Geelong, Australia

Tempest, curated by Juliana Engberg

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

Theories of Modern Art

Modern Art, London

2015

Blind Architecture, curated by Douglas Fogle

Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Technologism, curated by Charlotte Day

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Selection of works from the Michael Buxton Collection

Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, VIC, Australia

2014

Menagerie

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, Australia

Selected by, selected by Michael Marriot and Jesse Wine

Limoncello Gallery, London

The Machine Project Field Guide to The Gamble House

Pasadena, CA, USA

Made in L.A., Hammer Biennial

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Quiz

Poirel Gallery, Nancy, France

Whitney Biennial

Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

2013

A Personal Choice, by Bruna Aickelin

Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

Everyday

Murray White Room, Melbourne, Australia

Reinventing the Wheel: The Readymade Century

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, Australia

Still Life

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Syndey, Australia

Aquatopia

Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; travelling to Tate St Ives, St Ives

Labour and Wait

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

TEN YEARS

Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Mind is Outer Space

Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Coconut Water

White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO, USA

Notes on Neo-Camp, curated by Chris Sharp

Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium; travelling to Studio Voltaire, London

A Handful of Dust

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Against the Grain, Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA

2012

To Hope, To Tremble, To Live: Modern and Contemporary Works from the David Roberts Collection

The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield

Pale Ontology

Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Mystery Trend

Wallspace, New York, NY, USA

Parallel Collisions, 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, curated by Natash Bullock and Alexie Galss-Kantor

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Construct

Mary Mary, Glasgow

2011

I Do This, I Do That-Joe Bradley & Ricky Swallow, curated by Matt Connors

The Taut and The Tame, Berlin, Germany

10 ways to look at the past

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Out Of Australia

The British Museum, London

2010

Almanac, the Gift of Ann Lewis AO

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Reframing Darwin, evolution and art in Australia

Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2009

Mythologies

Haunch of Venison, London

Soft Sculpture

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Real Art Road Show

The Viaduct Basin, Auckland, New Zealand (touring)

2008

Lost & Found: An Archaeology of the Present

TarraWarra Biennial, TarraWarra, VIC, Australia

Imaginary Thing

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA

Tell Tchaikovsky the News, curated by Torbjørn Rødland

Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway

2007

Goth: Reality of the Departed World

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

Existence – life according to art

Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand

Sculptors Drawing

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA

Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection

Miami, FL, USA

Modelers and Makers: Works in Ceramic

Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Effigies

Modern Art, London

Sculpture

Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Snap Freeze: Still Life Now

TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC, Australia

Across the board

Wallspace Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

DE OVERKANT/DOWN UNDER – DEN HAAG SCULPTUUR 07

The Hague, Netherlands

2006

Memento Mori

Mireille Mosler Ltd, New York, NY, USA

Multiplicity: Prints and Multiples

Modern Art, London

Nigel Cooke, Barnaby Furnas, Barry McGee, Matt Greene, Steven Shearer, Ricky Swallow

Modern Art, London

swell – the art in contemporary beach culture

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, NSW, Australia

Long Live Sculpture!

Middelheim Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium

Reboot – the Jim and Mary Barr Collection Dunedin

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2005

Kiss of the Beast

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Lapped

Campbelltown Art Centre, Campbelltown, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Living together is easy

Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan; and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Getting Emotional

The Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA, Boston, MA, USA

Before Night – After Nature

Monash University Collection, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2004

Strange Weather

Modern Art, London

Sticks & Stones

Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, TAS, Australia

The Ten Commandments

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany

2003

Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay Collection

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT (touring exhibition)

A Modelled World

McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Victoria, Australia

Fair Game. Art + Sport

NGV Response Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Arcadia: the other life of video games

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; and The Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Still Life: The Inaugural Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Variations on the Theme of Illusion

Emily Tsingou Gallery, London

See here now: Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990’s

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

The future in every direction: Joan Clemenger Endowment for Contemporary Australian Art

Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Art + Film

Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Possible Worlds

Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand

Some Things We Like

Asprey Jacques, London

Extended Play: Art Remixing Music

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Roll Out, with Rachel Feinstein, Steven Gontarski, Erick Swenson and Francis Upritchard, curated by Ricky Swallow

Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Guided by Heroes, curated by Raf Simons

Z33, Hasselt, Belgium

The fourth sex - the extreme territory of adolescence, curated by Raf Simons

Pitti Uomo, Stazioni Leopalda, Florence, Italy

2002

Gulliver’s Travels

College of Fine Arts, Sydney, NSW, travelling to: Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD; Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, ACT; Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, SA; and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA, Australia

1st Floor Final Exhibition

1st Floor, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

People, Places + Ideas, Celebrating Four Decades of the Monash University Collection

Monash University Museum of Art, VIC, Australia

Half The World Away

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, USA

Big Bang Theory: Recent Chartwell Acquisitions

Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Remix: contemporary art & pop

Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

2001

None More Blacker

200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, VIC; touring to: Geelong Gallery, Geelong, VIC; Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, VIC; Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW; Global Arts Link, Ipswich, QLD, Australia

Casino 2001, 1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Art

Gent, Belgium

Multistylus Programme: Recent Chartwell Acquisitions

Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

So you want to be a rock star: Portraits and rock music in Australia

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Bootylicious

Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

A person looks at a work of art…, The Michael Buxton Contemporary Art Collection

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Good work: the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

UTOPIA

Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; Kiel Museum of Art, Kiel, Germany; Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden

Low-down: Recent Acquisitions

Monash University Collection, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Rubik

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2000

Keith Edmier, Ricky Swallow, Erick Swenson

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA

The Retrieved Object

Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Are You Experienced?

The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

Uncommon World

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Spin Me Round

Metro Arts, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Drawn From Life

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Terra Mirabilis: Wonderland

Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff, Wales

Brand New Master Copy

UKS Gallery, Oslo, Norway

Rent

Overgaden Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark and ACCA, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1999

Contempora 5

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The Melbourne University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Spellbound

Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Make it yourself

200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Signs of Life, Melbourne International Biennial 1999

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Group drawing exhibition

Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

Walkmen, Ricky Swallow, David Jolly, David Noonan

Synaethesia Music, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Multiples

Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Fifty Bucks - a benefit show

Gallery 19, Sydney, NSW, Australia

No Jokes

Stripp Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1998

Misty V's City Lights 2000

City Lights, Hosier Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Rubik 3, Video versus Watercolour

36 Wellington Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Institutional Transit Lobby

200 Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Injection/Acquisition

Performance Space, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Video Soup

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Hobby Core, (curated by Ricky Swallow)

Stripp Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Taken, (curated by Jon Cattapan)

RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Beaux Arts Art in The World '98

Passage de Retz, Paris, France

All This And Heaven Too, Adelaide Biennale Exhibition

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Metamorphosis

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, VIC, Australia

Wild Kingdom

Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

1997

Diorama, curated by Charlotte Day

200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Going Nowhere, curated by Julia Gorman

Grey Area Art Space Inc., Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Ear to the Ocean, (with Michael Graeve)

Grey Area Art Space Inc., Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Gathering

Platform 2, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Selected Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

British Museum, London

Burger Collection, Hong Kong, China

City of Melbourne, Australia

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

Hiscox Art Collection, London

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

The Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s, Melbourne, Australia

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

Zabludowicz Collection, London