Sylvia Griffin | Curriculum Vitae

Education (selected)

2013-2017Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy. Thesis title: "Inscribing Memory: Art and the Place of Personal Expressions of Grief in Memorial Culture"
2012Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Master of Fine Art
2010Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Master of Studio Art
2005National Art School. Fundamentals of Oil Painting (Contemporary Applications of Traditional Painting Practices)
2004National Art School. Painting Master Class
1977–1980Sydney College of the Arts. Diploma of Visual Arts (Printmaking)

Awards, Prizes, Grants

2017SCA New Contemporaries, Sydney
2017Shortlisted, John Fries Award
2013Finalist, Blake Prize, Sydney
2013-2016 2013 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) recipient
2013-2016Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) recipient
2013Winner, Willoughby Sculpture Prize, Sydney
2012Zelda Stedman Scholarship recipient, University of Sydney
2012Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) recipient
2012Finalist, Blake Prize, Sydney
2012Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
2012Finalist, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA
2009Finalist, Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, Tas
2009Highly Commended, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA
2009Finalist, Mosman Art Prize ’09, Sydney
2009Shortlisted, Royal Botanic Gardens Artist in Residence 2009, Sydney
2008Finalist, Fleurieu Biennale, South Australia
2008Finalist, Mosman Art Prize ’08, Sydney
2008Linden Postcard Show 2008, Melbourne, Vic
2007Finalist, Mosman Art Prize ’07, Sydney
2007Finalist, The Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition, Brisbane
2006Finalist, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA
2004Finalist, Willoughby City Art Prize, NSW
2004Finalist, Norvill Art Prize, NSW
2003Finalist, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA
2003Finalist, Willoughby City Art Prize, NSW
2002Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW

Selected Exhibitions

2017SCA New Contemporaries, Sydney
2016PhD Examination Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney.
2016"Articulate Turns 6: What Next?", Articulate Projectspace, Sydney.
2016"Identity", Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
2016"Her Moving Presence", Airspace Projects, Sydney
2015"Doing Time", Verge Gallery, University of Sydney
2014"Free Association", Verge Gallery, University of Sydney
2014"Bildhauen", Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
2013Graduate School Conference, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
2012Sydney College of the Arts Postgraduate Show, University of Sydney
2012“Transitory States”, VAC Gallery, La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo, Vic
2012“Stilled Life”, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney (Solo Show)
2010Postgraduate Degree Show, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
2009“Tideline”, Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney (Solo Show)
2008Drawcard, National Art School, Sydney
2007“The Art of Collecting”, Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney (Solo Show)
2006Art Melbourne ’06, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2006“From Nature’s Mould”, Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney (Solo Show)
2005Saint Ignatius College 34th Annual Art Exhibition
2003"Rooms and Corridors", groundfloorgallery, Sydney (Solo Show)
2002SEXDECIM 2002", groundfloorgallery, Sydney
1995Mixed Show, Studio Showcase, Rozelle
1992"Garden Exhibition", Seasons Gallery, North Sydney

Publications, Articles

2015The Art Life, July 20, 2015, "Doing Time" by Stella Rose McDonald http://theartlife.com.au/2015/doing-time/
2015Sydney Morning Herald, July 13, 2015, "Artist is buried alive to explore incarceration in Doing Time exhibition" by Elissa Blake

2015Peer reviewed article: "Dowry linen and the intimate outsider: visual arts as a bridge to matrilineage", Women's History journal, Vol 2, Issue 1, 2015, p6-14 www.womenshistorynetwork.org
2013Daily Telegraph, October 18, 2013, p83 “Legacy Boosted by Late Artist’s Heavenly Win” by Elizabeth Fortescue
2013Inner West Courier, September 24, 2013, p38 “Success is a Shore Thing: Artist Snags Major Win” by Shireen Kahlil
2010Australian Art Review, Issue 22, Feb-Apr 2010, p25 “The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize 2009”
2009Asian Art News, March/April, 2009, p60-63 “A Prize to Conjure With” by Dr Christine Nicholls
2009Art Almanac, April 2009, p185 “Profile”
2007Australian Art Review, Issue 15, 2007, p82 “The Art of Collecting” by Stewart White
2006Good Weekend, the Sydney Morning Herald Magazine "Weekender: 10 things to do", March 18, 2006
2006Sydney Morning Herald, Domain "Events", Mar 16, 2006, p4
2003Art Almanac, March 2003, p115 "Profile"
2003Sydney Morning Herald, Domain "Events", Mar 13, 2003, p3
2003The Glebe & Inner Western Weekly, Mar 5, 2003 "How Art Translates Garden Into House" by Veronica Apap
2003Art Review, March 2003, Vol 54, "Art Travel", p134