Artist Curriculum Vitae of Ryan Presley

 

Academic Qualifications

2013 – 2016    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

Employment

2017 – 2019    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith University

2017 – 2017    Adjunct Research Fellow at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

2014 – 2014    Symposium Speaker, ‘DEBT’, Courting Blakness Symposium, UQ St. Lucia

2011 – 2013    ITAS Tutor, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

2011 – 2018    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

2016    ‘Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award’, MAGNT, Darwin

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

2019    ‘Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal’, Sydney Festival, Presented by MCA

2018    ‘Prosperity’, Project Rooms, Melbourne Art Week, Presented by IMA

2018    ‘For What It’s Worth (Not For Sale)’, Tweed Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales

2018    ‘Prosperity’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland

2017    ‘Terror Island (Wish You Were Here)’, Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane

2016    ‘Themesong’, Webb Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Queensland

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    ‘Blood Money’, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019    ‘Just Not Australian’, Artspace, Sydney, Australia

2018    ‘Primavera: Young Australian Artists’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

2018    ‘Lucky?’, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Victoria, Australia

2018    ‘Trademarkings (Frontier Imaginaries Ed. No. 5)’, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2017    ‘The Standard Length of a Miracle’, by Goldin+Senneby, Institute of Modern Art (Collaborator)

2017    ‘Toxic Assets (Frontier Imaginaries Ed. No. 4)’, e-flux, New York, USA

2016    ‘New World Order’, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, New South Wales

2016    ‘International Academic Printmaking Alliance Exhibit’, Taimiao Art Gallery, Tiananmen, China

2016    ‘Jerusalem Show VIII’, Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Palestine

2016    ‘TarraWarra Biennial: Endless Circulation’, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria

2016    ‘Creative Accounting’, UQ Art Museum, (Toured Nationally)

2016    ‘Frontier Imaginaries: No Longer at Ease’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

2016    ‘100% Brisbane’, Museum of Brisbane (Commissioned)

2015    ‘Post-Hybrid: Re-imagining the Australian Self’, John Curtin Gallery, Perth

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

2015    ‘Saltwater Country’, Australian Embassy, Washington D.C., USA

2014    ‘Saltwater Country’, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia (Toured Nationally)

2014    ‘SOLID! Contemporary Queensland Indigenous Sculpture’, Cairns Regional Art Gallery

2014    ‘Kyoto Hanga 2014’, Fukuyama Art Museum, Fukuyama, Japan

2014    ‘Kyoto Hanga 2014’, Kyoto Municipal Art Museum, Kyoto, Japan

2014    ‘Conflict: Contemporary Responses to War’, UQ Art Museum, Queensland

2014    ‘Courting Blakness’, University of Queensland, St. Lucia

2013    ‘Point to Points: Brisbane to Tokyo Exchange’, POP Gallery, South Brisbane

2012    ‘In the red; on the vibrancy of things’, UQ Anthropology Museum, Brisbane

2012    ‘PICA Salon’, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Western Australia

2012    ‘Picture This’, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria

2012    ‘MoNow: Manifestations of Now’, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

2012    ‘Animal/Human’, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, Queensland

2012    ‘NEW: Selected Recent Acquisitions’, UQ Art Museum, Queensland

 

Residency

2018    ‘Artist in Residence Program’, Tweed Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

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

Selected Publications as Artist

Ed. King, M., 2018, Ryan Presley : Prosperity, IMA Publications, Fortitude Valley

Presley, R. 2018, ‘Prosperity’, Art Monthly Australasia, No. 306, April, pp. 52-62

Ed. Foley, F., Nicoll, F. & Martin-Chew, L. 2015, Courting Blakness, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia

Buttrose, E. 2015, ‘To the fore: The growing legacy of QCA’s bachelor of contemporary Australian indigenous art’, Art Monthly Australia, No. 279, May, pp. 52 – 55

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, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/awaye/the-colour-of-money3a-ryan-presley/4730184.

 

Collections

Anglican Church Grammar School Art Collection, Brisbane

Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns

Gadens Lawyers Art Collection, Brisbane

Griffith Artworks, Griffith University, Brisbane

Murdoch University Art Collection, Perth

Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

University of Queensland Anthropology Museum, Brisbane

National & International Private Collections

Selected Publications as Writer

Presley, R. 2018, ‘Spirit Trade’ in Ryan Presley : Prosperity, IMA Publications, pp. 73-93

Presley, R. 2018, ‘Prosperity’, Art Monthly Australasia, No. 306, April, pp. 52-62

Presley, R. 2017, ‘Judy Watson’, in 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial 2017: DEFYING EMPIRE, National Gallery of Australia Press: Canberra.

Presley, R. 2017, ‘Fiona Foley’, in 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial 2017: DEFYING EMPIRE, National Gallery of Australia Press: Canberra.

Presley, R. 2017, ‘Reko Rennie’, in 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial 2017: DEFYING EMPIRE, National Gallery of Australia Press: Canberra.

Presley, R. 2016, ‘They say good fences make good neighbours’, in Over the Fence Contemporary Indigenous Photography from the Corrigan Collection, University of Queensland Press: St Lucia.

Presley, R. 2015, ‘DEBT’, in Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University, University of Queensland Press: St Lucia.