About

Jenny Davis is a multidisciplinary artist who works from her studio in the Yarra Valley, Victoria Australia. Jenny works across many mediums, including: painting‚ sculpture‚ drawing‚ collage‚ photography‚ book arts, textiles, installation‚ video‚ sound & virtual worlds.

My artworks link to the contrasts of imperfections, found in the urban environment, highlighting, insignificant marks, weathered surfaces and cast-offs. I am influenced by, abandoned, underground and derelict spaces, vacant industrial sites, structures, old walls & graffiti. The Japanese Zen philosophy and aesthetic, of Wabi-Sabi, is at the core of all my artwork and celebrates the beauty of the "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

Jenny's artwork has been exhibited widely, in Australia, New York, Berlin, Spain, France, UK and USA and is in numerous private and public collections in Australia, UK, Europe, Canada and the U.S.A. Jenny has also, won various awards, overseas arts residencies, and curated into several shows, in Australia, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Paris. Her digital artworks, have been projected onto buildings in Times Square, New York and in 2017, at The Venice Biennale 57. “La Biennale di Venezia” Venice, Italy.

Education

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2002-18 Outlook8studio. Owner, Manager, Artist. Professional Studio Work. Victoria. Australia.
2010-18 Professional Studio work Fitzherbert Studio. Victoria. Australia.2003-18 Writer Art Blogger. Manage maintain online websites and shops.
2010-18 Badger Creek Art Group Victoria Australia
2016 Textile Workshop. Indigo Shibori & Slow Stitch Boro. Ruth Woods. Victoria. Australia.
2015 100 Days of Creative Courage Course. Stephanie Levy Berlin.
2015 InstaSavvy Social Media Business Course. Dotty Media Byron Bay Australia.
2015 CreativeArtsbiz business course. 4 weeks.
2015 Encaustic Art Workshop. Dawna Richardson-Hyde. Victoria Australia
2007/9/10 Meet the Tenant. Research Arts Project & Network Paris, France. Oversee exhibition Berlin, Germany.
2010 Street Noir Project. Video. Night Photography. Paris. France.
2013- 30 Days of Collage - Stephanie Levy – Berlin
2012 Find Your Own Freedom & the Business Model Right for You
2011 Business Branding Workshop Etsy Labs
2006-12 Online Design Branding and Arts Blogger course
2005 Artist In Residence. Can Serrat International Arts Center. Barcelona, Spain. Studio Work. Public Presentation.
2005 European & UK Research Project. England, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Amsterdam, Venice, Switzerland, Austria, Zurich and Spain.
2005 Video, Photography & Research Project. Maidstone, England.
2004-5 Alternative Drawing and Painting Richard-Granville- Smith
2000-4 Professional Development for Artists. Graduation Class. Shane Merry
2001 Further Education Art Studies Course. Art Foundation Studies‚ Cross Media Application‚ Cultural Perspectives‚ Contemporary Arts Practice‚ Painting Studies.
1998- 3 years Therapist Training Australian Institute of Professional Councillors Australia
1998 1 year Small Business Training Swinburne Uni. Lilydale (off campus)Australia
1995 Women as Artists Dr Annette Iggulden Melbourne Australia
1995 Folio prep. Dr Annette Iggulden Melbourne Australia
1995 Cert. of Arc‚ Mig‚ Oxy Welding for Sculpture Box Hill TAFE Melbourne
1995 Associate Diploma of Visual Arts- Yr. 2 Oil Painting Dr Annette Iggulden
1994 Associate Diploma of Visual Arts Dandenong TAFE Year 2 Victoria Australia
1994 Associate Diploma of Visual Arts Swinburne TAFE Year 1 Victoria Australia
1993 PT 1 year Adv. Cert. In Art and Design. Dawna Richardson-Hyde.Victoria
1993 Silk painting UYCC Victoria Australia
1993 Creative Art Class Dr Annette Iggulden Melbourne Australia
1993 Oil Painting Marg Payne Victoria Australia
1992 Acrylic Painting Marg Bell Victoria Australia
1985/6 Starting a Craft Business Lilydale School of Horticulture Australia
1980 Creative Arts Course Stott’s College Sydney Australia
1979 Creative Arts Course Stott’s College Sydney Australia
1974-9 Experiments in B/W Photography & Darkroom Techniques
1977 Short Story Writing Stott’s College Sydney Australia

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Spaces Below. Yering Station Art Gallery. Yarra Glen Vic. Australia
2016 Wallmatter. The Memo Gallery. Regional Program. Victoria. Australia.
2011 Abstraction & Beyond Burrinja Cultural Center Victoria Australia
2011 Featured Artist Artsy Shark USA
2010 Australian Art for this Space-Featured Artist
2009/10 Jenny Davis 12 Photographs 12 Months Asnieres Paris France
2009 Wallmatter ‚Outlook8 Virtual Gallery Malt Village‚ Secondlife
2008 Jenny Davis at Malt Virtual Gallery Secondlife
2007 Jenny Davis 12 paintings 12 months Asnieres Paris France
2007Ausgallery International Representation‚Australian Government incentive
2007 Parisgrit‚ Tilt Contemporary Art Gallery Melbourne Australia
2006 Can Serrat Project Tilt Contemporary Art Gallery Melbourne Australia
2005 Project Can Serrat Upper Yarra Arts Center Victoria Australia
2005 Can Serrat Arts Centre‚ El Bruc‚ Barcelona‚ Spain
2005 Beale on Auburn Gallery Auburn Road Hawthorn Victoria Australia
2005 International Image Framers Chapel St Melbourne Australia
2004 Didja Tilt Contemporary Art Gallery Melbourne Australia
2004 Jenny Davis at Loft- Art Space Rochford Wines Victoria Australia
2003 Jenny Davis Recent Paintings Tilt Contemporary Art Melbourne Australia
2002 [email protected] Gallery Fitzroy Melbourne Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 (Upcoming) Selected Artist BOAA - Biennale of Australian Art ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ project, BOAA’s largest installation. Ballarat’s historic Mining Exchange building.
2017 Selected Artist. The Biennale Project "Wallmatter 17" Digital Image Projection , The Venice Biennale 57. “La Biennale di Venezia”. Venice, Italy.
2017 Exhibition & Book Launch. From This Place – Inspiring Women Artists of the Yarra Valley. Lindy Schneider, Angela Rivas & Artists. Yarra Valley, Victoria. Australia
2014-2015 Second Time Around. Environmental Installation. Museum of Shenandoah Valley. USA
2014 Art+Mel. Interactive Arts Event Federation Square + Laneway Melbourne Australia
2014 Times Square Show. Selected artist (3 meters) tall building projection in Times Square NY
2013-14 Snap to Grid Exhibition Los Angeles Center For Digital Art . USA
2013 Creatives Rising Exhibition. 30 story tall projection mapping event in New York City
Showing at: MoMA‚ Guggenheim ‚ Gagosian Gallery‚ Sotheby's‚ Christie’s Auction House
2013 The Story of the Creative. See 1 Me Exhibition Space. New York City. Digital Installation
2013 Artfuly Pop Up Exhibition. Somedays Gallery‚ Surrey Hills Sydney Australia
2013 Xtinction exhibition Three Stories Artspace Victoria Australia
2012 Land to Light‚ Jenny Davis‚ Charles Farrugia‚Mark Story‚ John Martin
Curators Charles Farrugia‚ Rob Forbes. Switchback Gallery Monash University Gippsland‚Australia
2010 Room of Reference photography exhibition -TPTP Space-Montmartre Paris France
2010 Sebel exhibition Heritage Country Club Melbourne Australia
2010 Artisans exhibition UYAC Victoria Australia
2009 Art For Life- Bushfire Appeal Art Auction- Melbourne Town Hall Australia
2009 Landfillart Project USA Travelling exhibition and Publication USA
2009 Mont De Lancy exhibition Victoria Australia
2009 Artisans exhibition UYAC Victoria Australia
2008 Oz n Strazz exhibition Jenny Davis & Jerry Osadczuk Victoria
2008 Yarra Glen Art Show Blairgownie Estate Yarra Glen Victoria Australia
2008 Tilt Christmas Show Tilt Contemporary Art Gallery Melbourne Australia
2008 March ’08 group show Hills Artists Tilt Contemporary Art Melbourne
2008 Australia Day Exhibition Warburton Australia
2007 Melb 5 exhibition Bob Curtis Contemporary Movement Gallery Berlin Germany. Curated
2007 Abstraction X Four‚ Carteret Contemporary Gallery NC‚ USA. Curated
2006 John Leslie Art Prize Finalists Exhibition‚ Sale Art Gallery Victoria Australia
2006 Abstraction X Four‚ Carteret Contemporary Gallery NC‚USA. Curated
2006 Immersions Circus Gallery Coburg‚ Melbourne Australia
2005 Discovery Art Show‚ Gasworks. Melbourne Australia
2005 Urbantide Toyota Spirit Gallery. Melbourne Australia
2005 Soundscape Fresh Gallery Space Fitzroy Melbourne Australia
2005 Affordable Art Fair exhibition Buildings Melbourne Australia
2005 Tilt Collectors exhibition Tilt Contemporary Art Melbourne Australia
2005 Tilt Retrospective Tilt Contemporary Art Melbourne Australia
2005 Abstract2 Art-Domain.com gallery Leipzig Germany. Curated.
2004 Out from Down under and Beyond Agora Gallery Soho New York USA
2004 Abstract 1 Exhibition. Art Domain.com gallery Port D' andratx Balearic Islands Spain.
2004 Selected Artiade Olympics of Visual Arts Exhibition Olympic Games Athens
2004 Tilt Collectors exhibition Tilt Contemporary Art Melbourne Australia
2004 Tilt Retrospective Tilt Contemporary Art Melbourne Australia
2003 The Postcard Show Linden Gallery St Kilda Australia
2003 Differing Visions Warburton arts Center Victoria Australia
2003 Summer Salon Gallery 314 Richmond Victoria Australia
2000 Gateway Festival exhibition Healesville Australia
1999 International Women’s Day exhibition Healesville Australia
1999 Gateway Festival exhibition Healesville Australia
1999 Rotary Art Show Sorrento Victoria Australia
1998 International Women’s Day exhibition Healesville Australia
1998 Gateway Festival exhibition Healesville Australia
1997 Coming up for Air Caulfield Art Complex Melbourne Australia
1997 Wanderslore Sanctuary exhibition Launching Place Australia
1996 Recovery National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne Australia
1996 Group exhibition ECASA Ringwood Australia
1996 Local artists Yarra Junction Library Victoria Australia
1995 TSC Art Show Tallangatta NSW Australia
1995 TAFE student exhibition Swinburne Victoria Australia
1994 TAFE student exhibition Swinburne Victoria Australia
1994 Group exhibition Tallangatta NSW Australia
1968 Winner Moomba drawing competition Melbourne Australia

AWARDS
2015 Selected Artist – Issue 16 Upstairs at Duroc Literary and Arts magazine Paris‚ France
2012 Selected Artist – Issue 13 Upstairs at Duroc Literary and Arts magazine Paris‚ France
2012 Selected Featured Artist- Aesthetica Creative Works Annual England & Wales
2012 Selected Coverart Artist- Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual England & Wales
2011 Awarded 2nd. Prize Abstracts Art exhibition Light Space & Time Gallery USA
2010 Winner Tyrrell’s Wine Label Award Australia
2008 Awarded EMDG Australian Trade Commission Grant - Export Award
2006 Palm Awards Certificate of Honour for Excellence in the Arts Leipzig Germany
2005 Artist In Residence Can Serrat Barcelona‚ Spain.
2003 Camille Claudel Award for Artistic Excellence. Peter Harper award. USA

WORK & RESEARCH
2010-15 Professional studio work Fitzherbert Studio Victoria Australia
2002-15 Professional studio work Outlook8studio Victoria Australia
2003-15 Art Blogger. Manage & maintain online websites and shops
2010 Street Noir‚ Video‚ Photography & Research Project Paris France
2007/9/10 Research Project‚ Site Specific Installation. Arts project- research & network Paris‚ France. Oversee exhibition in Berlin Germany
Artist In Residence Can Serrat Barcelona‚ Spain. Studio Work‚Public Presentation
2005 European & UK Research Project. England‚ Italy‚ France‚ Belgium‚ Germany‚ Amsterdam‚ Venice‚ Switzerland‚ Austria‚ Zurich and Spain
2005 Video‚ Photography & Research Project Maidstone‚England
1999 Olympus Calendar Project Western Australia Art Gallery WA. Australia
1998 Private portrait commissions Victoria Australia
1997 Private portrait commissions Victoria Australia
1996 Private portrait commissions Victoria Australia
1995 Welder-Lawrence Refrigeration Melbourne Australia
1994 Creative Fence Sculpture (public art project) Lilydale Melbourne Australia
1994 Mentor-ship & Studio Practice with Lazlo Biro Sculptor Melbourne Australia
1993 Organise TAFE student exhibition Swinburne Wantirna Australia
1990-99 Drug/Alcohol Councillor freelance
1987/88 Jenny’s Porch Art /Craft business- sole trader Donald Victoria Australia
1987/88 Teaching Arts/Craft Jenny’s Porch Donald Victoria Australia

PROJECTS & COLLABORATIONS
2014 “Limited Edition “Artist Book Publications Jenny Davis - Jack Oudyn Australia
2014 John Baldessari: Name up in Lights. Monnaie de Paris. Seine River Paris.
2014 International Union of Mail Artists. Collaborative Projects
2014 30 Days of Collage. Mail Art Project Collage International Collaborative
2014 30 Days of Collage. Paper Ephemera Project International Collaborative
2011 John Baldessari: Name up in Lights. Kaldor Public Art Projects & Sydney Festival
2009 Landfill Art Project USA

Press

2017 From This Place – Inspiring Women Artists of the Yarra Valley. Lindy Schneider, Angela Rivas & Artists. Yarra Valley, Victoria. Australia
2016 Featured Artist. Bluethumb. Wallmatter: Artist Jenny Davis Explores Neglected Spaces. Bek Possingham
2015 Featured Artist Upstairs at Duroc Literary and Arts magazine Paris‚ France
2013 Featured Artist Article - Rothko Red. Moods & Appetites‚ New York USA
2012 Featured Artist Upstairs at Duroc Literary and Arts magazine Paris‚ France
2012 Featured Artist- Aesthetica Creative Works Annual England & Wales
2012 Cover Art - Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual England & Wales
2011 Hidden Spaces Exposed in Upwey Show Leader Newspapers Australia
2010 Abstractions 2010 - Featured Artist- New Art Review Magazine N.Y. USA
2010 Invited artist- Collecting Going Green Artists Blog USA
2009 Artist interview Design Style Guide USA
2009 Art Review Hong Kong online
2008 Art from Rubbish Mountain Views Newspapers Australia
2008 Midnight Echo Magazine internal photograph Odd Feeling
2008 Heart put into Art Leader Newspapers Australia
2007 Paris work on Show Leader Newspapers Australia
2006 Cover Art to Fuel4artists Australia
2005 Immersing in the Spanish Culture Leader Newspapers Australia
2005 A Culture Fused in Art Fairfax News Australia
2005 Who’s Who in Visual Arts in Europe Leipzig Germany Publication
2005 Cover-Art Art Calendar Magazine Washington DC USA
2004 Didja & Artiade Leader Newspapers Australia
2004 Artiade Athens Olympic Games Leader Newspapers
2004 Art Collector Magazine Australia
2004 The World of Antiques and Art Australia
2003 Review by Lawrence Downes Gallery &Studio Magazine New York USA
2004 Out from Down under and Beyond New York art guide New York USA
1996 My art and Life Vogue Magazine Sydney Australia
1994 Creative Fences -Public Art Leader Newspapers

Influences

Abstract Expressionists especially Rothko‚ Pollock‚ the Surrealists‚ Dada‚ Vincent‚ Tapies‚ Joseph Cornell‚ Picasso‚ Manet‚ Rosalie Gasgoine, Ian Fairweather‚ Max Ernst‚ Basquiat‚ graffiti, street art, abandoned and derelict spaces... so much more.

46cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas. Signed by the artist Ready to hang with all the hardware.
$1,200
46cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas. Signed by the artist Ready to hang with all the hardware.
$1,200
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Winsor & Newton acrylic paints, lime, sand, cement, waterproof sealer on deep sided cotton canvas. Framed. (Contemporary washed veneer wooden frame)
$2,800
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Winsor & Newton acrylic paints, lime, sand, cement, waterproof sealer, on deep sided cotton canvas. Framed. (Contemporary washed veneer wooden frame)
$2,800
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Winsor & Newton acrylic paints, lime, sand, cement, waterproof sealer, on deep sided cotton canvas. Framed. (Contemporary washed veneer wooden frame)
$2,800
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Winsor & Newton acrylic paints, lime, sand, cement, waterproof sealer, on deep sided cotton canvas. Framed. (Contemporary washed veneer wooden frame)
$2,800
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Winsor & Newton acrylic paints, shellac, on deep sided cotton canvas. Framed. (Contemporary washed veneer wooden frame)
$2,800
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Winsor & Newton acrylic paints, shellac on deep sided cotton canvas. Framed. (Contemporary washed veneer wooden frame)
$2,800
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Winsor & Newton acrylic paints, shellac, on deep sided cotton canvas. Framed. (Contemporary washed veneer wooden frame)
$2,800
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Winsor & Newton acrylic paints, shellac on deep sided cotton canvas. Framed. (Contemporary washed veneer wooden frame)
$2,800
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