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Simon Finn

Simon Finn b.1976

Artist

Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Education

2013 
Master of Fine Arts (Research) Victorian College of the Arts

2007
Graduate Diploma in Education (Art) Melbourne University

2002-03 Electronic Design and Interactive Media Swinburne University

1995-99 Honours, First Class. Bachelor of Arts - Fine Art Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Solo Exhibitions

2015
"Breach" forthcoming, Galeri Soemardja, Institue of Technology Indonesia
"Foresight", Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne

2014
"Sub-surface", FiveWalls Projects

2013
"Stages of Descent", Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
"Warning" MOANA project space, Perth
"Vertex vortex" Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne

2012
“Synthetic Surge” Beam Contemporary Art Space
“Synthetic Animated Realities” George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

2011
“Sequential Cartographic drawings. Stage 1.”  Blindside gallery, Melbourne
“Sequential Cartographic drawings. Stage 2.”C3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
“Sequential Cartographic drawings. Stage 3.” Platform Public Contemporary Art Space

2010
“Drawn to motion” Red Gallery, Melbourne

2003 “Undulation” PB Gallery Swinburne University
“Building” Canberra Contemporary Art Space

2000 “Frame” Honours Gallery RMIT University

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
"New Dimensions", Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Keith and Elizabeeth Murdoch Scholarship, Margaret Lawrence Gallery (VCA)
Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
"Specific Gravity", MOANA Project Space, Perth
"Synthetica", NETS - Regional touring exhibit

2014
"Vertigo", Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Taiwan, POSCO Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
"Surge" Plymouth College of Art, England
"Perceptions of Spce", Glen Eira City Council Gallery
"Tools of the Trade", Wandering Room Queensland
"Walking the Line", Drawing Exhibition, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2013
"Simulated Space", One Church Street London
"Down to the Line: an exhibition of drawing Bett Gallery, Tas

2012
"Final Countdown", Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne
"Synecdoches", MOANA project space, Perth
NotFair – Satellite Art Fair “Primal Mutation” 24hr Art, NT Centre for Contemporary Art
“Primal Mutation” ThousandPoundBend, Melbourne
Paul Guest Drawing prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Kedumba Drawing Award, Kedumba Gallery, New South Wales
“Dark nature” C3 Contemporary Art Space
New Drawing 2012, Subject Matter Art Space

2011
The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
The 2011 Banyule Award for works on paper, Banyule Arts Space

2003     
“Electric funeral” Australian Centre for the Moving Image

1999       
“Fin” 200 Gertrude Street

1998       
“Contingency” Span Galleries

“Monkey Play” Tenement Gallery


Awards

2016
Finalist - Paul Guest Prize for Drawing, Bendigo Art Gallery

2015
Forthcoming - residency ITB Institut Teknologi Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Finalist - Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Scholarship
Finalist - Hazelhurst Art on paper award
Finalist - City of Hobart Art Prize

2014
Finalist - Paul Guest Prize for Drawing, Bendigo Art Gallery
Recipient - Stuart BlackTravelling Scholarship
Recipient - Artist Project Grant
Finalist - Linden Art Prize

2013
Winner - Athenaeum Award
Finalist - Hutchins Art Prize
Finalist - Substation Conttemporary Art Prize

2012
Winner – Howard Arkley Award, Notfair Art Fair
Finalist – Paul Guest Prize for Drawing, Bendigo Art Gallery

2011
Finalist – The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Finalist – Banyule works on paper award, Banyule Arts Space

 

Professional Experience
Currently holding position of Unit Coordinator and lecturer of Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment with majors in Animation and Games Design. Simon has also accumulated extensive experience as a 3D visualisation artist for a range of international clientele and production and post-production experience in film and television in Australia and Canada.

Simon Finn

collision


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
85 x 160 cm

Simon Finn

downward spiral two


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
85 x 160 cm

Simon Finn

stages of descent


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
70 x 85 cm

Simon Finn

synthetic surge


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
85 x 150 cm

Simon Finn

warning tower 1


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
130 x 85 cm

Simon Finn

warning tower 2


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
130 x 85 cm

Simon Finn

black flag static (angle 1)


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
70 x 100 cm

Simon Finn

surfaced


Medium:
Scorched wood

Dimensions:
900 x 100 x 5 cm

Simon Finn

static two


Medium:
Synthetic polymer

Dimensions:
23 x 23.5 x 23.5 cm

Simon Finn

simulant


Medium:
Synthetic polymer

Dimensions:
8 x 15 x 30 cm

Simon Finn

submerged generation


Medium:
High definition video

1920 x 1080 P
Duration: 2 minute 40 second loop

Simon Finn

surge sequence


Medium:
High definition video

1920 x 1080 P
Duration: 2 minute loop

Simon Finn

amplify level 1


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
50 x 63 cm

$1,500 framed

Simon Finn

amplify level 2


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
50 x 63 cm

$1,500 framed

Simon Finn

suspended (animation)


Medium:
High definition video

Ed 4 +1AP

1920 x 1080P

$1,800

Simon Finn

steady mirage


Medium:
Synthetic polymer

Dimensions:
40 x 20 x 20 cm
Ed 3

$2,000

Simon Finn

steady state expiration


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
90 x 138 cm

$5,000

Simon Finn

Static motion decline 1


Medium
charcoal on paper

Dimensions
70 cm x 50 cm

$2,500

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