Year of Birth: 1987
Language Group: Marri Ngarr
Place of Birth: Alice Springs

Academic Qualifications
2014 – 2017 Doctor of Philosophy with Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship
2009 – 2010 Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours – First Class Honours
2007 – 2009 Bachelor of Visual Arts – Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art
2005 – 2006 Certificate III in Arts Industry Administration

2014 – 2014 Symposium Speaker, ‘DEBT’, Courting Blakness Symposium, UQ St. Lucia
2011 – 2013 ITAS Tutor, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2011 – 2015 Board Member, ‘Eyeline Magazine’, Q.U.T. (Voluntary)
2011 – 2011 Panel Speaker, ‘Art, Place and Identity’, Flying Arts Forum, SLQ
2011 – 2011 I.A.P.P. Course Tutor, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2011 – 2011 Panel Speaker, ‘Colourise’, Brisbane International Film Festival, City Library
2008 – 2010 Art Work-shop Facilitator, Youth Culture Nights, MPCC
2008 – 2010 NAIDOC Art and Culture Workshops, Musgrave Hill Primary School
2007 – 2011 Dancer, Songman & Didgeridoo player for Nunukul Kunjeil Dance Troupe
2006 – 2007 Administration & Cultural Programs Assistant, Musgrave Park Cultural Centre
2005 – 2006 Indigenous Projects Intern, Exhibitions Department, Queensland Art Gallery

Selected Award Exhibitions
2013 ‘National Artists’ Self Portrait Prize’, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
2012 ‘The Churchie: National Emerging Art Competition’, GUAG Gallery, Brisbane
2012 ‘Westpac Redlands Art Prize’, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales
2011 ‘Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award’, Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia
2011 ‘HATCHED: National Graduate Show’, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
2010 ‘The Graduate Art Show & Awards’, GUAG Gallery, Brisbane (Winner)
2010 ‘The Churchie: National Emerging Art Competition’, GUAG Gallery, Brisbane
2009 ‘The Graduate Art Show & Awards’, GUAG Gallery, Brisbane (Commendation)
2009 ‘2009 Silk Cut Award’, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2009 ‘Eracism: 2009 Youth Multimedia Competition’, Y.A.N.Q., West End – (Winner)

Solo Exhibitions
2014 ‘Lesser Gods’, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland
2014 ‘Lesser Gods’ Next Wave Festival, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2014 ‘Lesser Gods’ Human Rights and Art and Film Festival, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne
2012 ‘The Good Earth’, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane
2011 ‘Prosperity’, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

Group Exhibitions
2015 ‘Out of Queensland: New Indigenous textiles’, Cairns Regional Art Gallery
2015 ‘Mirror Image: prints and plates’, Gympie Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
2015 ‘Body Politic’, Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia USA
2015 ‘Saltwater Country’, AAMU: Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Netherlands (Curated)
2015 ‘Saltwater Country’, Australian Embassy, Washington D.C., USA (Curated)(Touring)
2014 ‘Saltwater Country’, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia (Curated)(Touring)
2014 ‘SOLID! Contemporary Queensland Indigenous Sculpture’, Cairns Regional Art Gallery
2014 ‘Kyoto Hanga 2014’, Fukuyama Art Museum, Fukuyama, Japan (Curated)
2014 ‘Kyoto Hanga 2014’, Kyoto Municipal Art Museum, Kyoto, Japan (Curated)
2014 ‘Conflict: Contemporary Responses to War’, UQ Art Museum, Queensland (Curated)
2014 ‘Courting Blakness, University of Queensland, St. Lucia (Curated)
2013 ‘Point to Points: Brisbane to Tokyo Exchange’, POP Gallery, South Brisbane(Curated)
2012 ‘In the red; on the vibrancy of things’, UQ Anthropology Museum, Brisbane (Curated)
2012 ‘PICA Salon’, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Western Australia (Curated)
2012 ‘Picture This’, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria (Curated)
2012 ‘MoNow: Manifestations of Now’, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne (Curated)
2012 ‘Animal/Human’, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, Queensland (Curated)
2012 ‘NEW: Selected Recent Acquisitions’, UQ Art Museum, Queensland (Curated)
2011 ‘One more time with feeling’, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Brisbane
2011 ‘Wandering Room featuring Ryan Presley’, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane
2010 ‘Who Them?’, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane
2010 ‘One more time with feeling’, Honours Exhibition, QCA Southbank
2010 ‘B Aware’, 8GG Exhibition, St John’s Cathedral Church, Anne Street CBD (Curated)
2010 ‘Our Stories, Our Way’, Kids in Mind Gallery, Mater Hospital, South Brisbane
2010 ‘Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’, Cairns Tank Art Centre, North Queensland
2010 ‘Desperate Spaces’, Artworker’s PS Gallery, Paddington
2010 ‘The Dreaming: International Indigenous Festival’, Sugarbag Gallery, Woodford
2009 ‘BLOOD: Graduating Bova Caia Student Exhibition’, Project Gallery, QCA Southbank
2009 ‘BEAT’, Beating Heart Gallery, Brisbane CBD
2009 ‘Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’, Cairns Tank Art Centre, North Queensland
2009 ‘12 x 12 Print Club Exhibition’, Dell Gallery Foyer, QCA Southbank
2009 ‘Jewelry and Small Objects Collective’, Project Gallery, QCA Southbank
2009 ‘Emerging Aboriginal Artists’, Environmental Protection Agency, Brisbane CBD
2009 ‘The Dreaming: International Indigenous Festival’, Sugarbag Gallery, Woodford
2009 ‘East Coast Aboriginal Art’, Heart Foundation, Brisbane Convention Centre
2009 ‘Art by Animators’, White Box Gallery, QCA Southbank
2008 ‘Indigenous Youth Exhibition’, Trinity Hall Gallery, Fortitude Valley
2008 ‘Brisbane Festival: Big Square Eye’ Animation/Film Exhibition, QUT Cultural Precinct

2011 ‘ArtStart Grant’, Australia Council for the Arts
2009 ‘Concerned for Healthcare’, The Health Quality and Complaints Commission (HQCC)

2015 ‘Cicada Press: Indigenous Program’, Cicada Press, CoFA, Sydney

Selected Publications
Browning, D. 2013, ‘New Currency: Ryan Presley’ Artlink: Indigenous re-visions, vol.33, pp. 98 – 101.
Browning, D. 2013, ‘The colour of money: Ryan Presley’ AWAYE! Radio National.

Anglican Church Grammar School Art Collection, Brisbane
Gadens Lawyers Art Collection, Brisbane
Griffith Artworks, Griffith University, Brisbane
Murdoch University Art Collection, Perth
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
University of Queensland Anthropology Museum, Brisbane
National & International Private Collections