CV

Biography

Born Melbourne, Australia, 1967
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, 1985-1987

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Monkey Grip, Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne
Monkey Grip, Benalla Regional Gallery, Benalla
Monkey Grip, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Monkey Grip, Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Warrnambool, Victoria

2012
Lisa Roet, New Albion Gallery, Sydney
Distinct Extinction, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide

2011
Lisa Roet, Hugo Michell Gallery at The Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide
The mark of no human hand, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
Lisa Roet, Gearbox Gallery, Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne
Lisa Roet, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2010
Lisa Roet, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide

2009
In-Sight, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
In-Sight, The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2008
Mugsy, 24 HR Art, Darwin
Aping, Karen Woodbury Gallery at The Depot Gallery, Sydney
Aping, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

2006
Simian Line, Karen Woodbury Gallery at Depot Gallery II, Sydney

2005
Astro-Chimp, The Church Gallery, Perth

2004
Lisa Roet: Finger of Suspicion, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Victoria
Astro-Chimp, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Pri-Mates, Perth Arts Festival, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth

2003
Pri-Mates Drawing, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne
Ape and the Bunnyman, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney
The Shadow, Span Galleries, Melbourne

2002
The Shadow, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

2001
The Shadow, National Gallery of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hands Pri-Mates, John Buckley Fine Art, Melbourne
Beauty and the Beast, MAAS Gallery, Melbourne
Pri-Mates, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

2000-01
Pri-Mates, Hands, Leibman Magnan Gallery, New York

2000
Shaded Man, Kuala Lumpur National Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Sebrechts-Park, Brugge Kunst Halle, Brugge, Belgium
Beauty and the Beast, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

1999
That’s Entertainment, Artspace, Sydney

1998-99
Ape and the Bunnyman, Liebman Magnan Gallery, New York

1998
Primates, Tent Temporary-con Temporary, Brussels

1997
Faces I have known, private gallery space, Melbourne
Primate, Atlanta Zoo, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1996
Happy Birthday to You … William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

1995
Roots, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

1994
Wisdom’s Tooth, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

1993
The secret to a man lies in his nose, Old Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, Geelong Gallery, Geelong, Victoria
1/2 Scene: Chinese and Australia Artists, XLY MOMA, Chengdu, China
Collective Identities, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW
Small Sculpture Fair, McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria
Down to the Line, Bett Gallery, Hobart
The World Below: Lisa Roet & Charlie Owen, White Night Festival, Melbourne

2012
Small room with animals, MARS, Centre for Ideas, VCA, Melbourne
Controversy: The Power of Art, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
WOW! Four decades of Collecting, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria

2011
Australian Print Workshop, Australian Prints, Australian Embassy, Washington, USA
Recent Prints, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
Recent Acquisitions: Port Phillip City Collection, The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne
Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, Western Australia
Woollahra Small Sculpture Award, Sydney
Hutchins Art Prize, Tasmania
Basic Instinct, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

2010
Carnival, Lake Macquarie City art Gallery, New South Wales
Melbourne Art Fair 2010 with Karen Woodbury Gallery, Carlton Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2009
Darwin’s bastards, Verge Gallery, The University of Sydney, Sydney
Banyule City Council 2009 Works on Paper Art Award, Ivanhoe, Victoria
Lorne Sculpture Exhibition, Lorne, Victoria
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
Aqueous Bloom, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne
Darwin’s Cornucopia, Charles Darwin in Australia, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

2008
Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria
Thou Shalt Not Destroy, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award (finalist), Werribee Park, Victoria

2007
Den Haag Sculptuur 2007/The Hague Sculpture 2007, The Hague, The Netherlands

2006
Satellite Project (12 Australian Artists), 2006 Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Idea of the Animal, Melbourne International Arts Festival, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

2005
McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award, (Winner), McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Victoria
Kiss of the Beast, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
The Kedumba Drawing Award, (Winner), Kedumba Gallery, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales
You’re so Vain: 5 Contemporary Sculptors, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Art for Science, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2004
Instinct, Monash Museum of Art, Monash University, Melbourne
Nature Machine Exhibition, Queensland Gallery of Art, Brisbane

2003
Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Prize, Werribee, Victoria
McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Victoria
Mornington Peninsular Drawing Award, (Winner), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
National Sculpture Prize, (Winner), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

2002
Culture Centrum, Group Exhibition, Brugge
The Perfect Snack, Luckenwalderstrasse 15 Gallery, Berlin
The Kedumba Drawing Award, Kedumba Gallery, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales
Mornington Peninsula Drawing Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Drawing the Line, Crossley & Scott Gallery, Melbourne
Eve and the Snake, Kunstverein Bad an Salvenbein, Germany
Zoo, Antwerp Culture Centrum, Antwerp

2001-02
Bootylicious, The Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne

2001
Melamide and Kormer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Information Days, Agros Video Museum, Brussels
Sheroes, Clairefontaine Gallery, Luxemburg
Rendezvous mitt Gitte, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Group Show, Aeroplastics Gallery, Paris Art Fair, Paris
Innocence, Aeroplastics Gallery, Brussels

2000
Flesh + Blood, Witte Zeal (Aeroplastics) Ghent, Belgium
Group Show/Gallery Artists, LeibmanMagnan Gallery, New York
Drawing, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria
Sheroes, Aeroplastics Gallery, Brussels
Trillenium Exhibition, Koekelberg, Brussels

1999
Installation, The Limelight, New York
Information Days, Argos, Brussels

1998
Gallery Artists, LiebmanMagnan Gallery, New York
Pacific-Rim: Flowers of the World, Premorosky State Museum, Vladivostok, Russia
Metamorphosis, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
Construction in Process VI, The Bridge, Melbourne
mirror mirror on the wall: Berlin-Melbourne Encounters, RMIT Union Gallery, Melbourne

1997
Nomenclature Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

1996
Preview 1997, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
Acquisitive Drawing Prize, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Victoria

1995
Past it’s Shelf Life, Meridian Gallery, Melbourne
Invitational, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

1990
Quatro Australiani Artisti, Sienna Commune Gallery, Sienna, Italy

1989
Inaugural Exhibition, Chelsea Gallery, Sydney
A Hetecomb of Fools, Petersham Gallery, Sydney

1988
5 min, Rondeau Gallery, Sydney
Whitewashed, Rondeau Gallery, Sydney

Grants and Awards

2013
Geelong Acquisitive Print Award, Geelong Gallery, Victoria

2012
Deakin University Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University, Melbourne

2011
Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, Western Australia
Collie Print Trust Fellow, Australian Print Workshop

2009
Development Grant, Visual Arts, Australia Council

2005
McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Victoria
The Kedumba Drawing Award, Kedumba Gallery, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales

2003
Mornington Peninsular Drawing Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
National Sculpture Prize, National Gallery of Australia and Macquarie Bank

2002
Project Grant, Melbourne City Council
NAVA, Pat Corrigan Award, NSW Ministry for the Arts
Development Grant, Australia Council

2001
Arts and Professional Development Grant, Arts Victoria
International Program, Art Victoria

2000
NAVA, Pat Corrigan Grant, NSW Ministry for the Arts
NAVA, Benevolent Fund Grant, NSW Ministry for the Arts
Asia Link, Malaysia Residency

1999
Development Grant, Visual Arts, Australia Council
International Export and Touring Program, Arts Victoria

1997
International Export and Touring Program, Arts Victoria
The Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland

Residencies

2010
Melbourne Museum Residency, Melbourne

2007
Arhnem Zoo Residency, The Netherlands

2005
The Church Gallery, Perth

2000-01
Research, Kinabatangan River, Borneo, Malaysia

2000
Asia Link Residency, National Gallery of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1998
Australian Representative, Flowers of the World, Vladivostok, Russia

1997
Sole Australian Representative, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Artist in Residence, Zoo Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Observational work, Language Research Centre, Georgia University, Atlanta USA

1996
Three months working at the Kunstlehaus Brethanien Druck Werkstadt, Berlin
Six months Ape research, Berlin Zoo, Germany
Six months Ape research, Zoo Atlanta, USA
Residency, Verdaccio Studio, Siena Italy

Collections

Artbank
Auscorp Corporate Collection, Melbourne
City of Brugge, Belgium
City of Port Philip, Melbourne
Deakin University Collection, Melbourne
Geelong Gallery, Victoria
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Kedumba Drawing Collection, NSW
McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Victoria
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
The Flinders Collection, Melbourne
Various private collections: New York, Berlin, Brussels, Sydney & Melbourne

Bibliography

2013
Harford, ‘S; ‘Monkey Grip holds key to primal past’, The Age, pg 42, Wednesday 24 July

2011
McAuliffe, C; ‘Edgar Allan Poe’s short story’, The mark of no human hand exhibition catalogue, Australian Print Workshop

2009
‘A lasting legacy’, Australia, News Brief, Asian Art News, September/October, p.34
Stephens, S; Evolving art: a not so still life, Features, Exhibition, A2, The Age, p.18
Rule, D; Lisa Roet: In-Sight, Around the Galleries, The Age, A2, p.21

2008
Vickers, K; What’s On, Darwin, Lisa Roet, Mugsy, Australian Art Collector, Issue 46, Oct-Dec, p.215
Wright, W; Lisa Roet: Primal Pursuits, Photofile, 84 Summer, front cover, p.2, p.32-37
Swinson, K; Lisa Roet, The Sun Herald, 28 September
Crawford, A; Rogues gallery, Review, Visual Arts, The Weekend Australian, 7-9 June, pp.20-21
Fraser, V; Wading into Sculpture: Bal Tashchit, Melbourne, Art Monthly, June, pp.10-11
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Cribb, G, Hart, M, Jones, E; Great Ape, Artnotes, Victoria, Art Monthly, April, p.56.
Backhouse, M; Lisa Roet, Box Office, Galleries, The Age, Melbourne Magazine, Issue #42, April, p.108
Amore, M & Crawford, A; Let There Be Life, Journal, Jewish Museum of Australia, Volume 13, Number 1, March. pp. 2-5
Crawford, A; A clown and his chimp, Australian Art Collector, Issue #44, April/June, pp.144-149
9 April–3 May, Art & Events, Vogue Living Australia, March/April, p54
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award at Werribee Park, Catalogue of Finalists

2007
Lisa Roet Australia, White Ape/ Chimpanzee, Finger / Hoot, Downunder, Den Haag Sculptuur 07, catalogue, pp.96-97
Frost, A; 50 Most Collectable Artists 2007, Australian Art Collector, Issue #39, Jan-Mar
Le Plastrier Aboukhater, J; Monkey Puzzle, The Age (Melbourne) Magazine, February Edition

2006-07
Koop, S; A Busy Week in a Frantic Century-Shanghai Biennale, Artline #62, p.36

2006
The McClelland Sculpture Survey Award catalogue, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park
Williams, L; Art & the idea of the animal, The Idea of the Animal catalogue essay, RMIT Gallery and Melbourne International Arts Festival
Valent, D; Things To Do, Good Weekend, The Age, 18 November
Acclaimed artist takes up Gasworks residency, Emerald Hill Weekly, 15-21 November, p.6
Almeida, A; Lisa Roet, Harpers Bazaar, August, p.70
(Image), The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, 16 July, p.29
Metro Picks–Art, The Sydney Morning Herald, May 5-11, p.23
Petley, W; S4, Diary, (Image), The Sun-Herald, 30 April
Weekend Planner, The Daily Telegraph, Saturday 29 April, p.94
O’Brien, M; Award-winning sculptor focuses on the animal within, The Age, 1 March
Scarlett, K; Rabbits, Blackberries, Cane Toads… And Sculpture, Australian Art Review, March/June, Issue 10, pp.78-80
Bond, A; Alexie Glass, Lisa Roet: Uncommon Observations, Art Monthly, March number 187, pp.32-33
Nelson, R; Sculpture survey has fun with art, Metro News & Reviews, The Age, 18 January, p.18
Backhouse, M; Galleries, the Age Melbourne Magazine, Issue 15, January

2005
Glass, A; Lisa Roet: Uncommon Observations, Thames & Hudson
(Image), Arts, The Weekend Australian, 17-18 December, p.19
(Image), Arts, The Weekend Australian, 3-4 December, p19
Smee, S; No ordinary picture books, Arts, The Weekend Australian, 3-4 December, p18
(Image), Art Notes, December Number 186, p.58, 2005
Congratulations Notice from McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Sunday Herald Sun, 27 November, p.15
Madden, J; Work on our primal side wins top award, The Nation, The Australian, 14 November, p.6
Barclay, A; Ahead of the rest in prime art prize, Herald Sun, 14 November, p8
Madden, J; Work on our primal side wins top award, The Australian, 14 November, p6
Ziffer, D; Prize-winning monkey business finds Murdoch in good company, The Age, 14 November, p6
Greenblat, E; Murdoch Returns to his Family Roots, Financial Review, 14 November
Gill, H; Best in the bush, Herald Sun, 9 November, p59
Bellamy, L; When artists hit the wall, The Age, Review, 1 October, p7
(Image), Art Notes, September Number 183, p.55
Hayes, J; Lisa Roet: Uncommon Observations, Australian Art Review, Jul–Oct Issue 8, p19
McDonald, A; Lisa Roet: Uncommon Observations, State of the Arts, April/June, p.33
Gott, T; Gorilla wars in Melbourne, Kiss of the Beast catalogue, Queensland Art Gallery
Hart, C; Teach Your Children Well, The Australian, 20 January
Watson, P; Simian Symmetry, The Courier Mail, 19 January

2004
Strickland, K; Human League, Arts, The Weekend Australian, 23-24 October, p.17
Bellamy, L; Paying homage to Ham’s humanity, Review, The Age, 28 August, p.7
Backhouse, M; Champing the chimp, Around the Galleries, A2, The Age, 28 August, p.8
Giudici, A; seven days, Agenda, The Sunday Age Magazine, 22 August, p.14
Crawford, A; Lisa Roet, Astro-Chimp, Visual Arts, Agenda, The Sunday Age Magazine, 22 August, p.22
Forthcoming exhibitions, The Australian Art Market Report, Issue 12 Winter, p.26
Vasiliou, L; Instinct catalogue essay, Monash University Museum of Art
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award Catalogue, finalists
Teale, P; Finger of Suspicion exhibition catalogue, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park
Lacy, D; Astro Chimp: Lisa Roet, Review Melbourne, un. magazine, Issue 2, p.24
Taylor, E; Lisa Roet, developing the collection, acquisitions 2001-2004, National Gallery of Australia
Thompson, J; UWA News, 8 March

2003
McCulloch, S; Weekend Australian, 27-28 December
Crawford, A; The Greatest of Apes, The Age, 28 July
Crawford, A; Political Animal, BRW Magazine, 24-30 July
McClelland Survey & Award catalogue, McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park
National Sculpture Prize & Exhibition catalogue
Taylor, E; Sculpture in focus, Artonview, National Gallery of Australia, Issue No. 33 Autumn, p.20
Eccles, J; A Plethora of Prizes, The Australian Art Market Report, Issue 9 Spring, p.26
Musa, H; Monkey Business, The Canberra Times, 21 March
Hutak, M; 50 Most Collectable Artists, Lisa Roet, Australian Art Collector, Issue 23 January/March, p.69

2002
Paton, J; Landfall, University of Otago Press, October Issue
Munro, P; Sydney Morning Herald, 4 July 2002
Murray, C; Awesome Art for Kids, House
Crawford, A; Bootylicious, The Age, 24 January

2001
Crawford, A; Lisa Roet, The Simian Connection, Art & Australia, Vol 38 No4, pp.576-583
Hamzah, S; Primate Colours, The Sun, 18 September
Sabaratnam, S; Art and Soul of Roet’s Primates, The New Straits Times, 28 Aug
Yin, C; Shadowing the Orang-utan, The Star, 24 August
Losche, D; The Shadow, catalogue essay
Australia’s 50 Most Collectible Artists, Australian Art Collector
Barker, C; Oyster Magazine, June-July
Crawford, A; Art & Australia, June
Taylor, R; Radio Interview, RRR 102.7FM, March
Colless, E; Australia’s 50 Most Collectible Artists, Australian Art Collector, Issue 15, January-March

2000
Lopez, A; Primavera, Sydney Morning Herald, City Search, 16 November
Rees, S; Spring has Sprung, City Weekly, 16 November
Auty, G; Weekend Australian, 21-22 October
Kelly, A; Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing, City Weekly, 21-27 September
James, B; Almost Lost for Words, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, 16 September
Glass, A; Bunny Peculiar, Sydney Morning Herald-Metro, 15 September
Backhouse, M; Primavera is in the Air, The Age, 30 August
Park Sebrechts breekt met Aspecten, Het Nieuwsblad, 31 July

1999
Kidd, C; Review of Artspace, Sydney Morning Herald, Galleries, 14 December
Kidd, C; Review of exhibition, Sydney Morning Herald, Galleries, 30 May
Doover, E; Praten Met Apen, DeStandaard, Belgium, 24 October
Crawford, A; Leading an Evolution of Artistic Thought, The Age, 16 March
Vladivostok Daily, Russia, 15 March
McKenzie R; Challenge to Expectations of Art, The Age, 26 February
Levin, K; Ape and the Bunnyman, Village Voice, New York, 5 January
Thomas & Crawford (eds), The Bridge: Construction in Process, Craftsmen House
Volk, G; Primates, exhibition catalogue, Australian Council Visual Arts Development Fund

1998
Theis, C; LeibmanMagnan: Interesting Dynamic, Flatiron News, New York, December
Vuegen, C; Brussels Dezeweek, 5 December
Richmond, L; Arts Festival of Atlanta. World Art, May
Radio Interview, Gotham City Gossip, RRR Radio, 102.7FM, 5 March
Lisa Roet, Like, Issue No 2, March

1997
Colless, E; Burlesque Gesture, World Art, May

1993
Atlanta Constitution Journal, 8 September