Bio & CV

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Tania Ferrier’s painting practice has expanded into the use of video to explore race relations in installations that transgress the boundaries between the art gallery and museum. Her work is held in many public collections including the Art Gallery of Western Australia. In 2016 her project Talkback was exhibited at A.I.R Gallery in New York.

EDUCATION

  • 1984 Bach. Fine Arts Curtin University, W.A

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2022 Angry Underwear and Pop Porn. Fremantle Art Centre (5th August – 23rd October).
  • 2020/2021 “The Quod Project”. Lomas Cottage, Rottnest Island, WA
  • 2020 “Ghost Tree”. Earlywork Gallery, Fremantle, WA
  • 2018 “Angry Underwear” @ Noir Darkroom. VIC
  • 2017 St Kilda Blue The Gallery St Kilda, VIC.
  • 2016 Tania Ferrier & Abe Dunovits Gallows Gallery WA
  • 2016 Aug “Talkback” @ A.I.R. Gallery, NYC USA
  • 2016 Feb “Talkback” @ Frankston Art Centre, VIC AUS
  • 2015 Aug “Talkback” @ Academy of Fine Arts Lynchburg Virginia, USA
  • 2015 June “Talkback” @ Australian Catholic University Gallery Melbourne AUS
  • 2014 TalkBack (T. Ferrier & L. Mitchell) Heathcote Gallery & Museum Perth WA AUS
  • 2014 Talk Black Melbourne City Library Victoria AUS
  • 2013 Talk Black Fremantle Arts Centre WA AUS
  • 2013 The Quod Project @ Albany Vancouver Arts Centre Albany WA
  • 2013 Humaninside (Ferrier/Stasiuk/Kerr) Fremantle Prison Gallery WA
  • 2012 The Quod Project @ Geraldton Regional Art Gallery WA
  • 2011 The Quod Project & Rottnest Rottnest Salt Stores WA
  • 2011 The Quod Project @ Bunbury Regional Art Gallery WA.
  • 2011 The Quod Project Heathcote Gallery WA
  • 2009 Rottnest light and dark Stafford Studios WA
  • 2007 Collide ( Tania Ferrier and Abe Dunovits) Fremantle Arts Centre WA
  • 2005 Away Stafford Studios WA
  • 2003 In Love with Latin Stafford Studios
  • 2002 “2002” Beaver Galleries Canberra ACT
  • 2001 New Paintings Artplace WA
  • 2000 Face of Australia Artplace WA
  • 1999 Women in Clouds Beaver Galleries Canberra ACT
  • 1998 Dance Artplace WA
  • 1995 Tania Ferrier Artplace WA
  • 1992 Girls Talk Perth Institute of Contemporary Art WA
  • 1989 Angry Underwear Artemis /Arts House WA

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

  • 2021 (March) Bunbury Biennale and Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe
  • 2020 & 2021 “Know my Name”. Survey of Australian Women Artists at the National Gallery of Australia.
  • 2020: EMBEDDED 2020. Flux Gallery Perth, WA
  • Exhibition Catalogue PDF | Review Pelican Magazine 2020
  • 2019 “The Artist and her work”. Cruther’s Collection, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, UWA
  • 2019 “Rottnest/Wadjemup” @ Holmes a Court Gallery WA
  • 2019 “Embedded” @ Noir Darkroom VIC
  • 2019 “Sculpture by the Sea” WA
  • 2018 “Who says women are all alike” Sotheby’s Institute of Art, NYC, USA, video by Tania Ferrier & Negin Sharifzadeh
  • 2018 Finalist in the Roi Art Prize, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 2018 “Galvanise” Artsource WA
  • 2018 “No Second Thoughts” Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery WA
  • 2018 “Pure Power” Frankston Art Centre, VIC
  • 2017 Bardang Release (Ferrier, Wardrop, Stasiuk), Earlywork Gallery, WA
  • 2017 Australian Galleries, “Between the Sheets“ Melbourne AUS
  • 2017 Geelong After Dark Geelong VIC
  • 2017 Mar Gallery East Book Biennale Central TAFE Gallery WA
  • 2016 “Small Works” AIR Gallery NYC, USA
  • 2015 “Scene” @ Nyisztor Gallery WA, AUS
  • 2014 Linden Art Gallery Postcard Show Melbourne
  • 2013 Sir Charles Gairdner Invitation Exhibition
  • 2013 Bunbury Biennale, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery WA
  • 2012 National Remote Indigenous Media Festival Djarindjin Community WA
  • 2012 Mid West Invitation Art Award, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery WA
  • 2011 Two Way Indigenous collaboration exhibition Kidogo Gallery WA
  • 2011 City of Fremantle Collection New Photography Fremantle Arts Centre
  • 2011 Curator’s Choice (Ted Snell) City of Albany WA
  • 2010 The Perth School of Art Forum Holmes a Court Gallery WA
  • 2008 Western Australian Museum Penal/Pleasure Island WA
  • 2007 Joondalup Invitation Art Award Joondalup WA
  • 2006 Five Artists Dorchester Art Gallery Dorset England
  • 2005 Albany Art Award (Winner) Albany WA
  • 2004 Mandorla Selection Exhibition New Norcia WA
  • 2003 Desperate Times Fremantle Arts Centre WA
  • 2003 Arthritis Foundation Show (First Prize) Shenton Park WA
  • 2002 City of Perth Art Award WA
  • 2001 Bunbury Biennale (Winner) Bunbury Regional Art Gallery WA
  • 2001 Arthritis Foundation Show ( First Prize) Shenton Park WA
  • 2001 Town of Vincent Awards ( Sculpture Prize) WA
  • 2000 Artplace at 101 Gallery 101 Melbourne Vic
  • 1999 AMERICAN DREAMS Art Gallery of Western Australia WA
  • 1999 Artists against racism Perth Institute of Contemporary Art WA
  • 1998 Works on paper Art House Gallery Sydney NSW
  • 1991 Warsh Rankin Reid Gallery Show NYC USA
  • 1987 Albany Art Award (Drawing Prize) Albany WA
  • 1986 Vestiges Praxis M WA

Rottnest StepsSELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 2022 https://artistschronicle.com/articles/
  • 2021 Tania Ferrier on the Art Show – ABC Radio National
  • 2021 https://artistschronicle.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7e61bc41b8bb45b8b293ec7ad&id=67a13f4117&e=830012d242
  • 2021 The Grammar of Gender. Alison Bartlett. Pg13. He/She/They. Bunbury Biennale Catalogue.
  • 2020 https://www.fac.org.au/2020/05/fac-chats-andre-lipscombe/ Podcast featuring “artist Tania Ferrier and photographer James Kerr
  • 2018 “Remembering Artemis” Edited by Gemma Weston. “Terrorist Tits” Pgs. 126-131
  • 2018 Artworld Women: Inspector Sorrow, White Dresses and Angry Underwear
  • 2017 http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/artworks-by-tania-ferrier-on-display-at-frankston-arts-centres-atrium-gallery-until-january-27/news-story/e41c8da90c03b9007fb1032e3f9a8250
  • 2017 http://media.murdoch.edu.au/new-exhibition-to-highlight-rottnests-tragic-past
  • 2017 “ Between the Sheets” Artists’ Books 2017. Pg 19
  • 2016 “ Les Femmes Folles: The Women 2016 “ by Sally Deskins, USA
  • 2016 Artsource Talkback
  • 2015 http://www.newsadvance.com/lifestyles/talkback-exhibit-explores-identity-race-in-america-australia/article_b366917c-3877-11e5-b205-435775382078.html
  • 2014 Lyn DiCiero A new canvas for social justice The West Australian 20 Aug
  • 2013 Darren Jorgensen What Perth can learn from Richard Serra Artsource Newsletter Dec Pg. 7
  • 2012 Darren Jorgensen A Sad History Comes Alive The West Australian 20 Oct
  • 2012 Perdita Phillips Talk Black USA Art Monthly Australia Artnotes Vol 248
  • 2012 Tania Ferrier Residency Reflections Artsource Newsletter August
  • 2012 Gerry Georgatos Humaninside The National Indigenous Times 27 June
  • 2011 Andre Lipbscombe Recent Photography Fremantle Art Centre Page
  • 2011 Elizabeth Murray False Beliefs Artsource Newsletter April
  • 2011 Ric Spencer The Quod Project Artlink Vol 31 no 1 Pg 86
  • 2011 Donal Fitzpatrick Unveiling a sorry past The West Australian 11 Feb
  • 2011 Elizabeth Murray Rottnest Revealed The Koori Mail 23 Feb Pg35
  • 2011 Bridget Lacy Rotto secrets put in perspective The West Australian 21 Jan
  • 2010 Josephine Wilson The Quod Project Introductory essay for exhibition.
  • 2009 Artbank News Letter Tania Ferrier
  • 2008 Artsource Every picture tells a story Autumn
  • 2007 STATELINE Away exhibition ABC TV 24/2/07
  • 2005 Insite Magazine Arts News
  • 2003 Fremantle Festival Poster Award and catalogue
  • 2002 Sasha Grishin Women in clouds The Canberra Times Sept
  • 2001 David Bromfield On Show The West Australian Feb 17 p6
  • 2000 David Bromfield On Show The West Australian May 27 p6
  • 2000 David Bromfield On Show The West Australian Nov 18 p7
  • 1999 Sonia Barron Sexy, bad characters Canberra Times Sep 28
  • 1999 David Bromfield On Show The West Australian July 10
  • 1998 Robert Cook Colour me Beige The West Australian 23 Sept p5
  • 1998 David Bromfield Walls play host to imagery The West Australian 5/3
  • 1997 RE, Public (editor), Planet Diana, cultural studies in global mourning, University of Western Sydney, NEAPAN, 1997 (cover image)
  • 1997 David Bromfield Dancing for you and me Australian Art Monthly Dec
  • 1997 The Artist’s Chronicle Tania Ferrier 1998 Festival of Perth Poster Artist
  • 1997 David Bromfield On show The West Australian 20 September
  • 1997 Patrick Cornish From here to posterity The West Magazine 13 Sept
  • 1997 East Side storybook start for Festival artist The West Australian 12 Sept
  • 1997 David Bromfield Festival’s over but exhibitions linger on The West Aust
  • 1997 Neville Weston A mysterious content The Western Review March
  • 1997 Judith McGrath The Sunday Times 2 March
  • 1996 Nikki Miller The fabric of life The West Australian 13 Nov
  • 1996 Mick Paskos Black and White Art The Fremantle Gazette 12 July
  • 1995 David Bromfield Passion and Pathos in Inner city The West Australian Your Week The West Magazine 13 May
  • 1995 Judith Dinham “Drawing Out: Contemporary drawing practice in Western Australia” Exhibition catalogue ECU 1995 p3
  • 1992 David Bromfield On show The West Australian 4 July
  • 1992 Melanie Anderson Girls just wanna do art The West Magazine 27 June
  • 1990 Alexander Tsiaris Contemporary Surrealist Fashion Stern Germany
  • 1990 Amy Arbus, Underwear That Talks Back The Edge NYC September
  • 1990 Zoie Soufellas Terrorist Tits Praxis M June
  • 1989 David Bromfield Revue The West Australian 13 April
  • 1989 Prue Dashfield, Savage Cleavage The West Australian Magazine, 21 Jan
  • 1988 Elizabeth Wynberg Artists Abroad The Melbourne Age Nov 11
  • 1988 Jaws III The Village Voice New York USA Pg 7

GRANTS /AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES

  • 2022 Creative Development Grant $15K for Fremantle Art Centre Exhibition
  • 2021 Acquisition Award Bunbury Biennale. WA
  • 2020/2021 Fremantle Art Centre Residency
  • 2020: National Assistance for the Arts Grant
  • 2017: 2017-2018 development approvals – Funding approvals – Feature films – Funding and Support – Screen Australia
  • 2017 Script development grant from Screen Australia “Angry Underwear”
  • 2015 Academy of Fine Arts, Virginia, Artist residency, Lynchburg, USA
  • 2013 Department of Culture & the Arts. Art Flight Grant.
  • 2012 Artsource “Go Anywhere” Grant for residency in USA for 3 mth
  • 2012 Awesome Arts Residency Burringurrah Remote Aboriginal Community and Gascoyne Junction Community for 1 mth
  • 2011 Fremantle Art Centre Artist in Residence 6mth
  • 2011 Awesome Arts Residency Burringurrah Remote Aboriginal Community and Gascoyne Junction Community School for 1mth
  • 2010 Janet Holmes a Court Grant NAVA
  • 2010 Awesome Arts Residency Burringurrah Remote Aboriginal Community
  • 2009 Western Australian Local Government Banner Artist /Fremantle
  • 2009 Awesome Arts Residency Kalgoorlie for 2 wk
  • 2007 ArtsWa New Development Grant Residency on Rottnest Island for 2 mth
  • 2005 Albany Art Award (First Prize)
  • 2005 Albany Artist in Residence Vancouver Art Centre for 2 mth
  • 2003 ArtsWa New Development Grant for residency in Albany for 2 mth
  • 2003 Festival of Fremantle Poster Commission
  • 2003 Arthritis Foundation Award (First Prize)
  • 2001 Bunbury Biennale (Winner)
  • 2001 Arthritis Foundation Award (First Prize)
  • 2001 Town of Vincent Awards (Sculpture Prize)
  • 2001 ArtsWa Artflight grant
  • 1998 ArtsWA New Development grant
  • 1998 Festival of Perth Poster Commission
  • 1998 ArtsWa Artflight grant
  • 1991 ArtsWA & Australia Council grants for Angry Underwear exhibition.
  • 1987 Albany Art Award (Drawing Prize)

COLLECTIONS

  • Madonna
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • State Library Collection, WA
  • Wadjemup Museum, Rottnest, WA
  • New Museum Boola Bardip, Perth, WA
  • Linden Art Gallery Collectors Club, VIC
  • Albany Art Collection WA
  • Bunbury Regional Art Gallery WA
  • City of Fremantle Collection WA
  • Town of Vincent Collection WA
  • Edith Cowan University Collection WA
  • Murdoch University Collection WA
  • Royal Perth Hospital Collection WA
  • Princess Margaret Hospital Collection WA Artbank
  • Parliament House & Federal Law Courts WA
  • Kerry Stokes Collection WA
  • Western Australian Museum Collection WA
  • Private Collections in Perth, Interstate, Europe, USA.

OTHER ART RELATED WORK

  • Set Decorator/Dresser, Australian Film & TV Industry 1992 to 2018
  • Co ordinator of the City of Perth Christmas Decorations 1999 to 2016
  • 2011 & 2012 Art Lecturer at Leederville TAFE Artlinks program
  • 1984 to 1987 Art Teacher (full time) Foothills School, Guildford, WA