Richard Lewer [Works]
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Richard's Disasters, {Suite}, Wellington, New Zealand, 2017
Custom of the Sea - wall drawing and live performance, St Paul's St Gallery, AUT, Auckland, 2015
I Must Learn To Like Myself, Library installation, La Trobe University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, 2012
I must learn to like myself, Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga O Waikato, Waikato, New Zealand, 2010
Nobody likes a show off, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, 2009
It starts as an idle thought and grows into an obsession, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2007

Selected Group Exhibitions
Sorry Father for I have sinned, it's been 8 years since my last confession, Installation Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia, 2017
The Archibald Art Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2017
Sappers & Shrapnel - Contemporary Art and the Art of the Trenches, Art Galery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 2016
Means to an End, {Suite}, Wellington, New Zealand, 2016
Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial - Close to Home, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2016
Death, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia, 2015
Basil Sellers Art Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, 2014
Dark Heart, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 2014
Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2013
Inside Running - The Art of Sport, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Australia, 2013
Yonder, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australia, 2012
Negotiating This World: Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2012
10 ways to look at the past, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2011
Freehand : Recent Australian Drawing, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Victoria, Australia, 2010-2011
I walk the Line, Wall Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, 2009

Education
Master of Visual Arts, Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 2000
Bachelor of Fine Art, Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland University, 1992

Awards/Residencies
Basil Sellers Art Prize, Australia, 2016
Vancouver Arts Centre Residency, Albany, Australia, 2016
Albany Art Award, Australia, 2015
Blake Prize, Australia, 2014
Black Swan Portraiture Award, Australia, 2013
Fremantle Arts Centre Residency, Australia, 2014
ISCP Residency, New York, USA, 2010
Colin McCahon House Artists' Residency, New Zealand, 2008
National Works on Paper Drawing Award, Australia, 2008
Wallace Art Award, New Zealand, 2008
Maddocks Venice Art Award, Australia, 2008
The Cage Studio Residency, VCA Drawing Department, Melbourne, Australia, 2007

Selected Reviews
Annabel Ross, 'Fourth time lucky', The Sydney Morning Herald, July 2016
Varia Karipoff, 'Richard Lewer bags the final Basil Sellers Art Prize', Art Guide Australia, July 2016
Maggie Watson, 'Richard Lewer: Worse Luck I am Still Here', Right Now, July 2015
Rebecca Gallo, 'Richard Lewer: You Wouldn't Make This Stuff Up', VAULT Magazine, Issue 9, April 2015
Linda Herrick, 'Richard Lewer: The game's the thing', The New Zealand Herald, March 2015
Andrew Taylor, 'Richard Lewer's tragic love story wins Blake Prize', The Sydney Morning Herald, December 2014
Rebecca McLean-Chan, 'The Work of Richard Lewer', Artery, March 2014
Phip Murray, 'Boxing With The Biblical', Art Collector, Issue 66, October 2013
Jane O'Sullivan, 'Artist Interview: Richard Lewer', Art Collector, July 2010
Jared Davis, 'Nobody Likes a Show Off - review', Artlink Australia, 2009

Public Collections
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Ian Potter Museum at Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand

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