Biography of a painter

Laura Courtney - Paris studio 2022

                           2020         ‘A World Without End - Landscapes of Nostalgia’  No Barking Art Gallery, London UK

                           2019         ‘All That Will Be Spared - French Landscapes and mythology’  Montreuil Porte Ouverte, Paris, France

                           2018         ‘Atmospheric Pressure – landscapes in cold wax’ Montreuil Porte Ouverte, Paris

                           2016         ‘Interiors’   Australian Galleries Melbourne                                                  

                           2015         ‘Oxide, Bluestone & Crows’. Australian Galleries Melbourne

                           2014         ‘The Inner Life, The Outer World’. The Australian Galleries, Sydney

‘Underground Zen’ oil on board, 90cm x 220 cm - from solo show ‘The Inner Life, The Outer World’ 2014

Solo Exhibitions cont’d:

                            2013          ‘From Brindisi to Bondi’. The Australian Galleries, Sydney      
                                                 2012          ‘Urbino to Evandale’. The Australian Galleries, Melbourne

                            2011          ‘Longing – Tasmanian Landscapes’. The Australian Galleries, Sydney

‘Huon Valley, Tasmania’ oil on board, 40cm x 120 cm - from solo show ‘Longing’ 2011

  Art Prizes & Group Exhibitions:

                            2015            Glover Prize, John Glover Society, Tasmania

                            2015            Brunswick Street Gallery's Small Works , Melbourne

                            2014            Tattersalls Landscape Prize  Queensland

                            2014            One Of Each,  Australian Galleries Melbourne

                            2013            Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize, Montsalvat, Victoria

                            2013            Glover Prize, John Glover Society, Tasmania

                            2012            Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

                            2012            Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

                            2012            Archibald Wynne & Sulman Prize (Sulman Prize finalist), Art Gallery of NSW

‘Back in the day’ finalist work in The Sulman Prize: Archibald Wynne & Sulman NSW Art Gallery 2012

Art Prizes & Group Exhibitions cont’d:

                            2011             Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, Sydney

                            2011             Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

                            2011             Women on Boards – special Commendation, The Tap Gallery, Sydney

                            2011             Hans Heysen Art Prize, Hahndorf South Australia

‘Still life with blue dahlias - Clarendon House Tasmania’ oil on board 75cm x 40cm - finalist work in The Hans Heysen Art Prize, 2011

Art Prizes & Group Exhibitions cont’d:

                            2010            Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

                            2010            Wynne Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

                            2010            Group show: ‘Something Personal’ Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

                            2009            Wynne Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

                            2008            Mosman Art Prize, finalist

‘The Road - Tasmania’  15 cm x 15 cm - 2008, finalist work in the  Mosman Art Prize 2008

Bio details:

                              1965           Born, Canberra ACT, resided Sydney NSW 1969 - 1983

                              1984 - 1985    Resided New York City and travelled throughout Europe

                              1985 - 1987    Fashion Design, East Sydney Technical College - Sydney

                              1988 - 2003    Teacher of Transcendental Meditation - resided USA & Europe

                              2004 - 2005    National Art School, Sydney: Short Courses in drawing and painting with Michelle Hiscock

                              2006 - 2009    Traditional painting instruction with Michelle Hiscock, Grosvenor Studios Sydney


                              2012     ‘Oh no not you again’, The Australian, April 21st – Christopher Allen

                              2009     ‘Land’s End’, The Australian, March 28th – Christopher Allen