ANTHONY TERRENCE O'CARROLL

ABSTRACT PAINTER

ABOUT

Biography;

Anthony Terrence O’Carroll has exhibited widely in Australia and has held a number of solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions. In 2012, O'Carroll's work was featured as a collection highlight in the publication, 'The Macquarie Group Collection - The Land and Its Psyche'. In 2011, managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, O'Carroll was awarded residence at the Cite Internationale des arts, Paris and in the same year was selected as a finalist in the prestigious Wynne Prize. In both 2009 and 2010, O'Carroll was a selected finalist in the Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award. From 2003 - 2009, O’Carroll was a consecutive finalist in the Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship, and has been a repeated finalist in the Paddington Art Prize in 2008 and 2011. In 2008 O'Carroll was selected as a finalist in The Churchie National Art Award, Brisbane. In 2005, O'Carroll was a finalist in the Tim Olsen Drawing Prize and the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Award. In 2004 he was awarded the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Elioth Gruner Prize for the best study of a landscape in oils by an art student.

During his undergraduate studies, O’Carroll achieved an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts Stages I, II and III (with High Distinction in each stage) completed in 2000 at St George College, TAFE. During this period, O'Carroll received many commendations, including the Highest Achievement Award and the Peter Wright Memorial Print Making Prize. He obtained his Master of Art (by Coursework) with Distinction in 2004 and in 2008 completed with High Distinction a Master of Fine Arts (by Research) majoring in Painting, at UNSW College of Fine Arts (COFA).

Artist Statement;

“Although imagined non-spaces, these works echo geological formations that have been achieved by means of carefully tested process that has evolved over years of experimentation and research. These spaces have been highlighted by incisions and scratches; they are drawn into and allow imagery to be formed from within the surface of the work - pitted, trawled, scratched and cracked. These pictures show an emotional resonance. There is violence in their creation. Though they are created, deformed and punished, their beauty is achieved by this struggle. They are exposed and invite the viewer to see their scars, their individual making and thus their growth into being. They are to me alive!", Anthony Terrence O'Carroll.

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PERSONAL PROFILE

Born: Sydney, Australia. 1979.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2008 Master Degree in Fine Arts by Research, UNSW College of Fine Arts, (Paddington) Painting Major. With High Distinction

2004 Master of Art by Coursework, UNSW College of Fine Arts, (Paddington), Painting Major. With Distinction

1998 -2000 Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts, St George College, TAFE, Stage’s, I, II, and III High Distinction

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 ‘Topologies’, Dominik Mersch Gallery Waterloo.

2009 ‘The Urban Surface’, Dominik Mersch Gallery Waterloo.

2008 ‘Stages’, Master of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition, Kudos Gallery Paddington.

2007 ‘Untitled Exhibition’, Flinders Street Gallery Surry Hills.

2005 ‘Walls and Places’, Harris Courtin Gallery Paddington.

2003 ‘Above and Below’, Harris Courtin Gallery Paddington.

2002 ‘Overland’, Jill Richards Gallery, Paddington.

2002 ‘Recent Paintings’, A - Space on Cleveland, Surry Hills.

2001 ‘Untitled Exhibition’, Klassroom Gallery, Surry Hills.

2001 ‘Different Visions’, Bondi Pavilion Community Cultural Centre Gallery, Bondi Beach, Sydney.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 ‘Finalist Exhibition', Waverley Art Prize, NSW

2019 ‘Finalist Exhibition', (Semi - Finalist), Korean-Australian Arts Foundation, NSW

2019 ‘12@61', Flinders Street Gallery, NSW

2017 ‘On Paper', Arthouse Gallery, NSW

2017 ‘Summer 17', Arthouse Gallery, NSW

2016 ‘Under the Sun', Arthouse Gallery, NSW

2016 ‘From The Stockroom', Scott Livesey Galleries, VIC

2015 ‘Direction Now', (Touring Exhibition), Caboolture Regional Gallery, Caboolture, QLD

2015 ‘Direction Now', (Touring Exhibition), Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, NSW

2015 'Finalist Exhibition', Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook.

2014 Christmas Exhibition, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney.

2014 WAYS Fundraiser Art Auction, Ravesis, Bondi Beach, Sydney.

2014 ‘Direction Now', (Touring Exhibition), Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne. VIC

2014 ‘Finalist Exhibition', 'St George Art Awards', Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Sydney.

2014 ‘Direction Now', (Touring Exhibition), Glass House Gallery, Port Macquarie. NSW

2013 ‘Direction Now - Silent Auction', Form Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW

2013 ‘The Annual Packsaddle Exhibition’, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale.

2013 ‘Nah Und Fern – Landscape Painting in the 21st Century’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney.

2011 ‘Finalist Exhibition’ ‘Paddington Art Prize’, Menzies Art Brands Gallery Sydney.

2011 ‘Finalist Exhibition’ ‘Wynne Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney.

2010 ‘What Surrounds Me’, Dominik Mersch Gallery Waterloo, Sydney.

2010 ‘Finalist Exhibition’ RBS Emerging Art Award, Royal Bank of Scotland Sydney CBD, RBS Tower.

2009 ‘Finalist Exhibition’ RBS Emerging Art Award, Royal Bank of Scotland Sydney CBD, RBS Tower.

2009 ‘Finalist Exhibition’, Brett Whiteley Traveling Scholarship Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney.

2008 ‘Finalist Exhibition’. ‘Paddington Art Prize’, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, Sydney.

2008 ‘Post Chrysalis’, (Group Exhibition), Sullivan+Strumpf Gallery, Paddington, Sydney.

2008 ‘Finalist Exhibition’, The Churchie National Art Award Morris Hall, Brisbane.

2008 ‘Finalist Exhibition’, Brett Whiteley Traveling Scholarship Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney.

2007 ‘Finalist Exhibition’, Brett Whiteley Traveling Scholarship Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney.

2006 ‘Finalist Exhibition’, Brett Whiteley Traveling Scholarship Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney.

2005 ‘Desert Space (The ILIRI Research Project)’, The Alliance Francaise, Canberra.

2005 ‘The 20th Annual Packsaddle Exhibition’, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale.

2005 ‘Finalist Exhibition’. The Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Award’, Lane Cove Council Chambers. Lane Cove, Sydney.

2005 ‘Finalist Exhibition’. The Tim Olsen Drawing Prize’, Kudos Gallery. Paddington, Sydney.

2005 ‘Pearl. The Tsunami Aid Art Shows’, Sheffer Gallery. Darlington, Sydney.

2005 ‘Finalist Exhibition’, Brett Whiteley Traveling Scholarship Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney.

2004 ‘COFA Annual End of Year Exhibition’, COFA exhibition space, Paddington, Sydney.

2004 ‘Finalist Exhibition’, Brett Whiteley Traveling Scholarship Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney.

2004 ‘COFA Fundraising Exhibition’, Kudos Gallery. Sydney.

2004 ‘Imaging the Land’, COFA exhibition space, Paddington, Sydney.

2003 ‘Finalist Exhibition’, Brett Whiteley Traveling Scholarship Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney.

2001 ‘Exploring Contemporary Landscape’, A - Space on Cleveland, Surry Hills, Sydney.

2000 ‘Visions’, End of year TAFE exhibition, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, Sydney.

2000 ‘Visions’, End of year TAFE exhibition, St George College, Kogarah, Sydney.

2000 ‘Finalist Exhibition’, Waverley Art Prize’ Waverley Arts Centre, Bondi, Sydney.

1999 ‘Steps’ End of Year TAFE Exhibition. St George College, Kogarah, Sydney.

1998 ‘Untitled Exhibition’, End of Year TAFE Exhibition. St George College, Kogarah, Sydney.

PRIZES, RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2019 ‘Finalist Exhibition', Waverley Art Prize

2019 Semi - Finalist, KAAF Art Prize

2015 'Finalist Exhibition', Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook.

2014 ‘Finalist’, St George Art Award

2011 ‘Finalist’, Paddington Art Prize

2011 ‘Finalist’ Wynne Prize

2011 Recipient of the Moya Dyring Studio Cité International des Arts, Paris (Administrated by the AGNSW).

2009 - 2010 ‘Finalist’ RBS Emerging Art Award

2003 – 2009 ‘Finalist’, Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship

2008 ‘Finalist’, Paddington Art Prize

2008 ‘Finalist’, The Churchie National Art Award

2005 ‘Finalist’, Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award.

2005 ‘Finalist’, Tim Olsen Drawing Prize.

2004 ‘The Elioth Gruner Prize’, Administrated by the Art Gallery of NSW, (WINNER)

2000 ‘Highest Achievement Award’, Advanced Diploma, Stage III, TAFE NSW

1999 ‘Highest Achievement Award’, Diploma, Stage II and I, TAFE NSW

1999 ‘Peter Wright Memorial Print Making Prize’, TAFE NSW, (WINNER)

COLLECTIONS

Collection of Anne Lewis AO
Macquarie Bank, Sydney
TAFE NSW, Sydney Institute, Kogarah
Private collections in, Australia, USA, UK, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
PUBLICATIONS

Lynn, Victoria., (2014). Catalogue Essay for 'Direction Now'.
Sally Pryor, (2013, Nov. 30), 'Direction Now, Silent Auction', Capital Life, Sydney Morning Herald
Felicity, F.,(2012). The Macquarie Group Collection: The land and its psyche. (pp 162 – 163). Sydney, UNSW Press.
Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award, catalogue, 2010
Cleary, T.Dr., (2008, 23 June). Curator's notes on the Churchie 2008 exhibition.
Dick, T. (2003, August 5). Spotlight. Sydney Morning Herald, Metropolitan, p. 13.
SELECTED WEBSITES

In Conversation: Anthony Terrence O'Carroll - Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne.http://www.townhallgallery.com.au/2014/10/in-conversation-anthony-t-ocarroll.html

Topologies - Anthony Terrence O'Carrollhttp://www.art-almanac.com.au/2012/08/anthony-ocarroll-topologies/

Wynne Prize Finalist, 2011. Art Gallery of New South Waleshttp://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/wynne/2011/28959/

Curator's notes - The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, 2008.http://www.churchieemergingart.com/news/?fuseaction=info&id=20&i=1


'Yellow Earth Forming', No. 1, 2018
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas.
198cm x 152cm

'Yellow Earth Forming', No. 2, 2018
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas.
198cm x 152cm

'Untitled Earth', No. 1, 2018
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas.
198cm x 152cm

'Untitled Earth', No. 2, 2018
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas.
198cm x 152cm

'Untitled Red Lines', 2018
Oil and mixed media on canvas.
105cm x 90cm