Nicola Moss
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curriculum vitae

Name

Nicola Moss

Vocation

Visual Artist

Email

nicola.moss@bigpond.com

Web

http://www.nicolamoss.com.au

Blog

http://nicolamoss.blogspot.com
https://www.instagram.com/nicolamossart

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/nicolamossart

 

Date of Birth

1968, Melbourne, Australia.

Citizenship

Australian

Education

2001 - Printmaking and Drawing, Diploma level studies, Brisbane Institute of Art.
1997-2000 Graduate Certificate IV Fine Arts, Brisbane Institute of Art.

Professional Development

 

2017 - Where to next? - Career Management Intensive for mid-career artists, NAVA and Flying Arts Alliance, Brisbane.

2016 - 3 day workshop with Master Printer Sarah Amos, Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne.

2008 - AbaF (Australian Business Arts Foundation) Seminar and Arts Business Workshop.

 

Employment

2006 to present - Professional artist, full-time studio practice.

2009 to present - Facilitator, Adult and Childrens workshops.

 

Professional Appointments

2016-17 - Artist Mentor for Coochie Art Group Inc.

 

Individual exhibitions

2017 - 'Life on the edge'. Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland.

2016 - 'City and Nature'. BCM Crucible Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. BCM and Artisan Emerging Curator Program, curated by Danielle Harvey.
2015 - 'Synergy'. Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Spring Hill, Brisbane.
2015 - 'City and Nature'. Gallerysmith Project Space, Melbourne.
2014 - 'Culture ecology'. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales.
2013 - 'With or without'. Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Queensland.
2013- 'Nature waits for no one'. Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, Victoria.
2013 - 'Culture ecology'. Spiro Grace Art Rooms - Project space, Spring Hill, Brisbane.
2012 - 'Breathing in Mountains'. Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, Victoria.
2011 - 'Site Lines'. Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Spring Hill, Brisbane.
2011 - 'Diamonds in my Eyes'. Salt Contemporary Art Gallery, Queenscliff, Victoria.
2010 - 'Plant-Life'. Redland City Art Gallery, Cleveland.
2010 - 'Silhouettes of Redlands' Art Trail, Indigiscapes Environment Centre, Redland City Council.
2009 - 'Family Tree'. Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt.Coot-tha Artist in Residence exhibition.
2009 - 'Greenbelt'. Doggett Street Studio, Newstead, Brisbane.
2008 - 'inhabitat'. Doggett Street Studio, Newstead, Brisbane.
2007 - 'Microcosm - Layers of Life'. Doggett Street Studio, Newstead, Brisbane.
2006 - 'Microcosm - The World in My Garden'. Artworks Contemporary Gallery, Southport.

 

Selected group exhibitions

2017 - Scenes of our city, Museum of Brisbane, Queensland.

Youkobo Art Space Open Studio, City and Nature, Suginami-ku, Tokyo.

ARNA artist in residence exhibition, Hammarlunda konststall, Sweden; during Basta Biennalen.

On a walk, Joint exhibition with Susan Harris, Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017, Finalists exhibition, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland.

The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting, Webb Gallery, QCA, Brisbane.

Across the Ditch, Taylor Jensen Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand; Co-curated by Kathy Boyle and Glenda Orr.

Gippsland Print Award, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria.

Home, International print exchange, Dhaka and Impress Printmakers, Brisbane, curated by Kazmin Samia.


2016 - Noosa Art Award, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland.
Redland Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Queensland.
Milburn Art Prize, BIA, Brisbane.
Across the Ditch, Impress Printmakers Brisbane and CAN Gallery, Napier New Zealand; Co-curated by Kathy Boyle and Glenda Orr.

50/50 Impressions Print Prize, Impress Printmakers, Brisbane.

2015 - Exploring: BigCi, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, New South Wales; curated by Diana Robson.
Disassemble / Reassemble, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; curated by Zoe Roos.
Scientia, Art + Science, Art Est. Gallery, Sydney.
Paper Works III, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

2014 - The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide.
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, touring exhibition, National Archives of Australia, Canberra.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland.
Noosa Art Award, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland.
Collectibles 4, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Spring Hill, Queensland.
Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales. 
Milburn Art Prize, BIA, Brisbane.

2013 - Collection and Place : A Decade On, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland and Capalaba, Queensland; curated by Ross Searle.
Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland. 
Drawing a Line, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland.
Collectibles 3, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Spring Hill, Queensland.
Big Art Event, fundraising auction for The Big Issue, Brisbane, Queensland.

2012 - Weathered, Joint exhibition with Susan Buret, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales.
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, Victoria.
The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide.
Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Strathpine, Queensland.
Before the Storm, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne.
Collectibles 2, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Spring Hill, Queensland.

2011 - Much Loved, from the Collection of Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Queensland.
Nice Day! Logan Art Gallery, Queensland.
City of Albany Art Prize Finalists', Western Australia.
Paper Chase, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne.
Exchange, curated by Amanda van Gils, Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough, Queensland.
Paper Trails, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, New South Wales.
Winter Salon: Mini surveys, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne.
From the Heart, curated Fundraising Art Auction for Women's Legal Service, Riverside Centre, Brisbane.
Linden Postcard Show, St.Kilda, Victoria.
Wonderland, Summer Exhibition, SALT Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, Victoria. 
Collectibles, SGAR: Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Spring Hill, Queensland.
Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular

2010 - Japanese Story. Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales.
Border Art Prize, Tweed River Art Gallery, New South Wales.
Spring Sydney, Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney.
Works on Paper, Gallery One, Southport, Queensland.
Costello-Childs Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, Arizona.
LAUNCH: Clayton Utz Art Award - Clayton Utz, Brisbane.
Paperworks, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney.
That's my clothes line tan, video collaboration with Susan Buret, The Darkroom, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

2009 - The Flower Show, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney.
Salt Contemporary Art Gallery, Queenscliff, Victoria.
Caldera Art Awards, The Centre, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Beaudesert.
Brisbane Grammar School Art Show.
Doggett Street Studio Winter 2009 Exhibition, Newstead, Brisbane.
Art Promotions Qld. 20th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition, Waterfront Place, Brisbane.
Artworkers Award, Metro Arts, Brisbane.
FEHVA Annual Art Auction and Sale Fundraiser, Bangalow.

2008 - LAUNCH - Clayton Utz Travelling Scholarship Round 2 finalist's exhibition, Metro Arts Centre, Brisbane.
30 SQUARE, Doggett Street Studio, Newstead.
Tweed Naturally Art Awards, Tweed River Art Gallery.
Brisbane Grammar School Art Show.
Weather Photos. An online Transcultural Exchange. http://blog.weatherphotos.org
FEHVA Annual Art Auction and Sale Fundraiser, Bangalow.
Mater Foundation 'art for life' fundraiser, Q1 Gold Coast.
SHE-who explores, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong, Victoria.

2007 - 30 SQUARE,Doggett Street Studio,Brisbane.
Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane.
Kenilworth-Maroochy Mayor's Art Prize, Kenilworth.
Brisbane Grammar School Art Show.

Warwick Art Gallery Art Prize.
FEHVA Annual Art Auction and sale Fundraiser, Bangalow.
Stockland Art Prize, Magic Millions Race Day, Gold Coast.
Border Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

2006 - Artworks Gallery, Annual Christmas Miniatures Exhibition, Gold Coast.
Ways Youth Services Charity Fine Art Auction, Bondi Beach, Sydney.
Brisbane Grammar School Art Show.
FEHVA Annual art auction and sale Fundraiser, Byron Bay.

2005 - Artworks Gallery, Annual Christmas Miniatures Exhibition.
Melbourne Affordable Art Show.
Brisbane Grammar School Art Show.
Art Spectacular, Combined Brisbane Rotary Clubs.
Warwick Art Prize.
Border Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

1998 - 2002 - Qantas Club airport lounges, exhibitions nationally, with Wall Street Exchange

 

Projects

2014-17 City and Nature, ongoing research project - a curated ecology, a place where town planning, heritage and personal aesthetic, mixes with mainteneance regimes and sense of well-being. In 2017, cross cultural exchange at Youkobo Art Space Tokyo, shares in the discussion of local/global green space issues.

2011-17 Life on the edge, ongoing research project investigating relationships of culture, heritage, identity and environment - how do we value our relationship with healthy environment.

2008-14 Greenbelt, research project that informs my studio practice. How do we balance competition between conservation and development to achieve resilient biodiversity and provide a basis for living sustainably?

2009-12 Weather, a collaborative project with Susan Buret.
 

Curatorial

2010 - Nice Day, Logan Art Gallery, Co-curator with Susan Buret.
 

Awards

2017 - Highly Commended - Milburn Art Prize

2017 - Finalist - Sunshine Coast Art Prize, 2D.

2016 - Finalist - Noosa Art Award
2016 - Finalist - Redland Art Award
2016 - Finalist - Milburn Art Prize
2014 - Highly Commended - The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
2014 - Commended - Sunshine Coast Art Prize, 2D.
2014 - Highly Commended - Noosa Art Award 
2014 - Finalist - Calleen Art Award
2014 - Highly Commended - Milburn Art Prize
2013 - Finalist - Gold Coast Art Prize
2012 - Winner (Overall)- Moreton Bay Region Art Award
2012 - Finalist - Geelong Contemporary Art Prize
2012 - Finalist - The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize
2011 - Finalist - City of Albany Art Prize
2010 - Finalist - LAUNCH Clayton Utz Art Award
2009 - Finalist - Caldera Art Awards
2008 - Finalist - LAUNCH Clayton Utz Travelling Scholarship
2008 - Finalist - 'SHE-who explores' National competition
2007 - Finalist - Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize
2007 - Finalist - Kenilworth-Maroochy Mayors Art Prize
2007 - Finalist - Stockland Art Prize
2000 - First - Rose painting section - Warwick Art Prize
1999 - First - Miniatures - Maroochy Arts Festival.
1999 - Second - Printmaking - Maroochy Arts Festival.
1997 - Commended - Mixed media - Maleny Art Award.
1993 - 2 Highly commended - Moreton Shire Art Competition.
1991 - Commended - Painting - Ryde Art Award.
1990 - Highly commended - Painting - Ryde Art Award.
 

Grants

2017 - Regional Arts Development Fund - Germinate Program Grant.

2009 - Janet Holmes a Court Artists' Grant.
 

Public Collections

Moreton Bay Region Art Collection.
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. 
Gold Coast University Hospital.
Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt.Coot-tha, Queensland.
Montsalvat Artist Colony, Eltham, Victoria.

Corporate Collections

Sealy of Australia.
Mater Adults Hospital, Brisbane.
Mater Children's Hospital, Brisbane.
Mater Mothers' Hospital, Brisbane.
Gadens Lawyers, Brisbane.
Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane.
BDO, Brisbane. 
Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, Brisbane.
Holy Spirit Robina Private Hospital, Gold Coast.
Social Securities Appeals Tribunal, Brisbane.
Jupiters Hotel and Casino, Gold Coast.

Private Collections in Australia, Hong Kong, the UK, Japan and the USA.

 

Commissions

2015 Community Life, Mater Springfield Hospital Commission, with iAM Projects, Brisbane.
2014-15 To resolve to be good today, but better tomorrow, Salmon Building Mater Children's Hospital Commemorative Commission, with iAM Projects, Brisbane.
2009-13 Coast Life, Public art commission Gold Coast Griffith University Hospital (Atrium Liftshaft), with UAP, lead designer Stacie Gibson.
2009-10 Flourish, Public art commission Woolloongabba Urban Centre project, with Urban Design Team, Brisbane City Council.
2008-09 Calls from the canopy, Public art commission Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha Hide N'Seek Children's Trail, artist for collaborative mosaic with mosaicist Emma Boys, Brisbane City Council.
2007 Foliage Collection, Greenslopes Private Hospital, with Phillips Smith Conwell Architects.

2001 Holy Spirit Northside Hospital project, with Wall Street Exchange, Brisbane.

Numerous private commissions.

 

Artist-in-Residencies

2018 - Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan. (Forthcoming)

2017 - ARNA, Skane, Sweden.

2017 - Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan. (City and Nature)

2014 - Grafton Regional Gallery Residency, New South Wales. (City and Nature)
2012 - BigCi Residency, Bilpin, New South Wales. (Heritage ecology)
2012 - Hill End Residency, Haefliger's Cottage, Hill End, New South Wales. (Culture ecology)
2011 - Montsalvat Artist Colony, Eltham, Victoria. (Weather project)
2010 - Redlands Bushcare Groups (Indigiscapes), self-initiated residency, Queensland. (Plant - Life)
2009 - Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt.Coot-tha. (March - December)
2007 - Bunginderry Artists Camp, Quilpie, Queensland.
 

Selected Publications

Jude McBean, "...On a walk", The Daily Examiner Clarence Valley, 10th May, 2017, p.23.

Danielle Harvey, "City and Nature", curatorial esay, artisan blog, 27th April 2016. Online - http://www.artisan.org.au/online-exhibition-city-nature/
Ashleigh Wadman, "Synergy: Nicola Moss", CULT GC, 2nd November, 2015. Online - http://cultgc.com/2015/11/02/synergy-nicola-moss/
Jane Llewellyn, "Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize", Art Guide Australia, 5th August, 2014.
Luis Feliu, "Inspired by the weather", Echonet Daily, 17th May, 2012.
Emily Lush, "Natural Beauty", Peppermint magazine, Issue 12 Summer 2011, p.104-105.
"Nice day to talk weather", Albert and Logan News, Wednesday 19th January, 2011, P.29.
Highlife Magazine - "Goulburn's Japanese story" December 2010/January 2011, P.66.
Australian Art Collector - Guide to Regional Galleries 2010/2011, Redland Art Gallery, P.84.
Lyn Uhlmann, "Nicola's art brings plants' beauty to life", Bayside Bulletin, 20th July, 2010. p.8-9.
"Art goes wild", Wynnum Herald, 8th July 2010.
Anna Hilton, "Artwork hits the trail for kids", Westside News, 20th August,2009.
Suzanna Clark, "Gardens made picture-perfect", The Courier Mail, ETC In the Frame Weekend edition 25-26 July,2009. p.2.
Mater Mothers' Hospitals Art Collection, 'Art for Life - The Art Program commissioned for Mater Mothers' Hospitals, Nicola Moss, p.88-89.
Australian Art Collector - January-March 2008
Australian Art Collector - October-December 2006

 

Catalogues

'On a walk...' exhibition catalogue, Grafton Regional Gallery, essay by Marisa Georgiou, 2017.

'Synergy' exhibition catalogue, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, essay by Michelle Eskola, 2015.
'Paper Works III' exhibition catalogue, Brenda May Gallery, 2015.
'With or without' exhibition catalogue, Redland Art Gallery, essay by Stephanie Lindquist, 2013.
Collection and Place: A Decade On, Redland Art Gallery, Tenth Anniversary exhibition catalogue, essay by Ross Searle, 2013.
The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize - South Australian Museum catalogue, 2012.
Moreton Bay Region Art Awards catalogue, 2012.
'Exchange' exhibition catalogue, 2011.
'From the heart' Women's legal service, fundraising art exhibition, 2011.
'2011 City of Albany Art Prize' catalogue.
'nice day!' exhibition brochure, Logan Art Gallery, 2011.
'Plant-Life' exhibition catalogue, Redland Art Gallery, essay by Alison Kubler 2010
'Power versus Vulnerability: A Search for Balance', essay by Susan Buret; for Greenbelt 2009.
Caldera Art 09
'art for life' Mater Mothers' Hospitals Art Collection publication, 2008.
Tweed Naturally Art Awards 08
Mater Foundation 'art for life' 2008
Tattersall's Club 2007 Landscape Art Prize
The 10th Annual Warwick Art Prize 2005 Anniversary Edition

 

Other Media Publication

Avantcard Calling all Artists postcard project 2008

 

Artist Talks

2017 - 'City and Nature', Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan.

2016 -'City and Nature', BCM Crucible Gallery, Brisbane.
2015 - 'Synergy', in conversation with Stephanie Lindquist; Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane.
2015 - 'Disassemble / Reassemble', Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland.
2013 - 'With or without', Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

2010 - 'Plant-life', Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.
2009 - 'Greenbelt', Doggett Street Studio, Newstead.
2008 - Brisbane Artist Development Co-operative

 

Speaking Engagements

2017 - Guest speaker for Greer Townshend - Heart exhibition opening at Noosa Regional Gallery.

 

Presentations

2017 - PechaKucha, 'Lost and Found' Floating Land Festival, Noosa.

2017 - 'Artist residencies', Impress Printmakers Brisbane.

2015 - Art in the Pub, Mullumbimby, New South Wales.
2014 - Botanical Artists' Society of Queensland.
2011,12,13 Clayfield College - Art practice presentation - Australian landscape.

2013 - 'Drawing a line', Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland. 
2010 - 'Silhouettes of Redlands', Redlands Indigiscapes Centre, Bushcarers Christmas breakfast.

 

Professional Memberships

NAVA Premium Plus
QAG/GOMA
Impress Printmakers, Brisbane
Friend of Tweed Regional Gallery
Print Council of Australia

TLF peer network, 2010 to present
Brisbane Artist Development Co-operative 2008-2010

 

Biography

 

Nicola Moss is a visual artist and regular tree hugger with a burning question – What is sustainability? Visiting natural areas and green space along the south-east Queensland coast for the past decade, she ponders possible futures where conservation and development find balance. Initially speaking about ecological problems, Nicola’s practice took a shift in 2015. A sensory experience on the edge of Moreton Bay prompted a new optimism. Her works reflect on the sense of well-being, contact with green space, can provide in our everyday lives.

Making fine art with paper; Moss' intricate paper cut work and installations harbour countless stories of place, human interaction and intervention. Employing her practice as a connector occupying spaces between community, interest groups, and culture; Nicola’s art resonates with ideas around themes of identity, lifestyle and sustainability.