KEVIN CHIN - CURRICULUM VITAE

QUALIFICATIONS

2012    Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Honours), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2006    Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

AWARDS | GRANTS | RESIDENCIES

2020    Creative Victoria, Sustaining Creative Workers Grant
2020    City of Yarra, Creative Community Grant
2018    Winner, Albany Art Prize, WA
2017    Teton Artlab Residency, Jackson – Yellowstone National Park, USA
2017    Australia Council, Career Development Grant
2015    Winner, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Melbourne
2015    Australia Council, ArtStart Grant
2014    Youkobo Art Space Residency, Tokyo, Japan
2014    Studio Kura Residency, Fukuoka, Japa
2014    Australia Council, New Work Grant
2014    Runner-up, Redland Art Award, Brisbane       
2013    Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
2013    City of Yarra, Arts Development Grant
2012    Winner, Lionel Gell Foundation Award
2012    Winner, Tolarno Hotel Award
2011    National Association for the Visual Arts, Australian Artists’ Grant
2010    City of Melbourne, Arts Projects Grant
2010    National Association for the Visual Arts, Australian Artists’ Grant

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020    Social Distance, THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne
2019    Structural Equality, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2017    Refuge, THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne
2017    Along the Way, Teton Artlab, Jackson USA
2016    Worlds Aside, THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne
2016    Worlds Away, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne
2015    Stillness Between Us, THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne
2014    One Ward, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo
2014    Out of Ground, Art Stage Singapore (with dianne tanzer gallery + projects)
2013    Better Than Here, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
2010    Playing House, West Space (West Wing), Melbourne
2009    Hearth, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2009    RUINED, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne
2008    A hole in the roof, TCB art inc, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020    John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC
2019    Sydney Contemporary (with Martin Browne Contemporary)
2019    R & M McGivern Prize, Maroondah Federation Gallery, Melbourne
2019    Paddington Art Prize, Menzies Art Brands, Sydney
2019    King’s Art Prize, The King’s School, Sydney
2018    Sydney Contemporary (with Martin Browne Contemporary)
2018    John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC
2018    Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand (with Martin Browne Contemporary)
2017    1717, curated by George Adams, Galerie Pompom, Sydney
2017    Closing the Distance, curated by Sophia Cai, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne
2017    How does your Garden Grow? curated by Angela D’Elia, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2017    9×5 NOW, curated by Elizabeth Gower, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2016    Sanctuary, curated by Diane Soumilas, Glen Eira Gallery, Melbourne
2016    Imagined Worlds, curated by Kent Wilson, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne
2016    John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC
2016    Redland Art Award, Redland Gallery, Brisbane
2016    Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Art Museum, VIC
2016    Incinerator Art for Social Change Award, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne
2016    Factivism, curated by Victor Griss, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
2015    Romance Died Romantically, curated by Amy Marjoram, Strange Neighbour, Melbourne
2015    Freak of Nature, curated by Danielle Hakim, Craft Cubed Festival, Mailbox, Melbourne
2015    Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC
2015    Albany Art Prize, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA
2015    Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2015    Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Arts Centre, Whyalla SA
2015    Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
2015    Korea-Australia Arts Foundation, Korean Cultural Centre, Sydney
2015    Nillumbik Prize, Montsalvat Art Gallery, Melbourne
2014    Chinese Whispers, curated by Angela D’Elia, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2014    Artist’s Books Reprised, curated by Sandra Bridie, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2014    Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise QLD
2014    Grace Cossington Smith Art Award, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney
2014    Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
2013    Framing Phantasm, curated by Simone Hine, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne
2013    Fleurieu Art Prize, McLaren Vale SA
2013    Black Swan Prize, Linton & Kay Gallery, Perth
2013    Entry, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne
2012    Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise
2012    Proud, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2011    High Definition, curated by Michael Staniak, Paradise Hills and Ausin Tung, Melbourne
2011    Disappearance, curated by Simon O’Carrigan, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne
2011    Better Than Art, curated by Amy Marjoram, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne
2010    Positive Negative, curated by Barbara Dowse, Artereal Gallery, Sydney
2010    Metro Art Award, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2009    RBS Emerging Artist Award, RBS Tower, Sydney
2009    Metro Art Award, Metro Gallery, Melbourne

COLLECTIONS

Artbank
Bayside City Council
City of Albany
La Trobe University Museum of Art
RACV

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Jo Higgins, ‘Collectors Love: Kevin Chin,’ Art Collector 50 Things Issue, Jan-Mar 2020, p 130-133
Emma O’Neill, ‘Structural Equality: Preview,’ Art Collector, Apr-Jun 2019, p 198-199
Tom Hallberg, ‘Former Artlab resident releases new series,’ Jackson Hole News and Guide (USA), 29 May 2019
Andy Butler, ‘Sydney: Structural Equality,’ Art Guide, May-Jun 2019, p 52
Kiera Brew Kurec and Nicole Breedon, interview Pro Prac podcast, 1 May 2019
Matthew Cornell, interview Wombat Radio podcast, 29 Apr 2019
Michael Souvanthalisith, ‘Spotlight: Kevin Chin,’ Liminal Magazine, 26 Apr 2019
Andrew Collins, interview ABC Great Southern radio, 1 Jan 2019
Talitha Wolfe, ‘Albany Art Prize Winners Announced,’ The West Australian, 29 Mar 2018
Katie McAllister, interview ABC Great Southern radio, 31 Mar 2018
Talitha Wolfe, ‘Albany Art Prize Winners Announced,’ The West Australian, 29 Mar 2018
Tom Hallberg, ‘Australian artist combats nationalism,’ Jackson Hole News and Guide (USA), 27 Sep 2017
Kelsey Dayton, ‘Outsider Art,’ Planet Jackson Hole (USA), 20 Sep 2017
Brennan Hussey, interview KHOL Jackson Hole radio (USA), 20 Sep 2017
‘At home in Yellowstone, Kevin Chin residency at Teton Artlab USA’ Art + Australia online (Dispatch), Sep 2017
Katy Cowan, ‘Kevin Chin’s paintings explore the global migrant crisis,’ Creative Boom (UK), 27 Jun 2017
Elle Murrell, ‘Kevin Chin: Refuge,’ The Design Files, 26 Jun 2017
Andy Butler, ‘Closing the Distance,’ Art + Australia online, 3 Mar 2017
Mikala Tai, ‘The Possibility of Conversations,’ Catalogue essay Bundoora Homestead, 11 Feb 2017
Claire Anna Watson, ‘Imperium of Dreams,’ Catalogue essay Bayside Arts Centre, Feb 2016
Simon Gregg, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire,’ Catalogue essay Gippsland Art Gallery, Sep 2016
Kent Wilson, ‘The Image and the Imagination,’ Catalogue essay Town Hall Gallery, Jul 2016
Jane O’Sullivan, ‘What Next: Kevin Chin,’ Art Collector Apr-Jun 2015, p 90-91
Dylan Rainforth, ‘Winner more than sum of its parts,’ The Age, 13 May 2015, p 18
Art Almanac, ‘Bayside announces inaugural acquisitive art prize winner,’ 8 May 2015
Dan Rule, ‘In the Galleries: Kevin Chin, Stillness Between Us,’ The Age, 4 Apr 2015
Jo Higgins, ‘A sense of belonging’, Art Collector (Singapore Edition), Jan 2014, cover, p 18-21
Nicholas Forrest, ‘What are Aust Galleries Bringing to Art Stage Singapore 2014?’ Blouin ArtInfo, 13 Jan
Catherine Asquith, ‘Art Stage Singapore 2014 Highlights’, InsideArt, 7 Feb 2014
Gina Fairley, ‘How did Australia fair?’ Arts Hub, 24 Jan 2014
Dan Rule, ‘In the Galleries – Framing Phantasm,’ The Age, 17 Aug 2013
Simone Hine, ‘Framing Phantasm,’ Catalogue essay Beam Contemporary, Jul 2013
Toby Fehily, ‘Framing Phantasm at Beam Contemporary,’ Three Thousand, 16 Jul 2013
Amandas Ong, ‘Artworks Evoke Fleeting Sensation of Half-Forgotten Memories,’ frameweb, 10 Jul 2013
M, What’s on, ‘Better Than Here,’ The Age, 3 Feb 2013
Phillipa Rust, ‘c3 Contemporary Art Space,’ TimeOut Melbourne, 3 Feb 2013
Amy Marjoram (editor), ‘Farkin Bootiful,’ Excerpt Magazine, Aug 2012
Simon O’Carrigan, ‘Disappearance,’ Catalogue essay Kings ARI, Nov 2011
Ashley Crawford, Dr Kevin Murray, Dr Elizabeth Presa, Jessica Piesse, and Amy Marjoram, ‘Safe Hiding Spot’ (catalogue), City of Melbourne
Space Visual Arts, ‘Playing House,’ The Age, 20 Oct 2010
Artnotes, Victoria, ‘Playing House,’ Art Monthly Australia, Nov 2010
Barbara Dowse, ‘Positive Negative,’ Catalogue essay Artereal, Nov 2010
Fiona Hudson, ‘Joke’s on us,’ Herald Sun, 16 Mar 2010
Megan Backhouse, ‘There’s a tight family yarn behind this installation,’ The Age, 11 May 2009
Penny Modra, ‘Start knitting… now,’ The Age, 6 May 2009
Artnotes Victoria, ‘RUINED,’ Art Monthly Australia, Jun 2009

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019    Discussion Panel, ACCA, Melbourne, ‘On Being an Artist- Putting Yourself Out There’
(with Charlie Sofo and Jessie Scott,moderated by Kiera Brew Kurec and Nicole Breedon)
2017-18  Assessment Panel member, Creative Victoria VicArts Grants (Visual Arts), Melbourne
2017       Discussion Panel, Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne, ‘Contemporary Art and Globalisation’
(with Rachel Marsden, Nikki Lam, chaired by Dr Kristen Sharp)
2008-10       Teacher, English for Art/ Design (Part-time), Swinburne College, Melbourne
2007-08       Gallery Receptionist, White Cube, London

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