SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
All you can eat Seafood Buffet, Barangaroo
Project 333 Bank of America, Sydney
The art of trying to control flowers, Moana Project Space, Perth Festival WA
Joan Ross Recent Prints, Michael Reid Berlin
2016
TAKETAKETAKE Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2015
20-50% off all plants and animals, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba
I made this for you, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney
2014
You can't just take everything, Turner Gallery Perth
We love your sunburnt country, Michael Reid Berlin
2013
Touching other peoples shopping, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2012
The claiming of things, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney BBQ this Sunday, BYO, Bett Gallery Hobart
MFA Exhibition, COFAspace, College of Fine Arts Paddington
2011
BBQ this Sunday, BYO, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2010
Joan Ross: Enter at your own risk, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
I don’t think I can see you anymore, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle
2008
Come a little closer, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2007
The knitted brow, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2006
Fur for instance, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney
2005
Pelt, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Afraid Not, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Sydney
Like pulling hair from butter, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2004
OH MY GOD, Out of Gallery, Nepean Hospital, Kingswood
Preoccupied. St Bartholomew’s Church. Prospect
2001
Flag Installation (with Pamela Croci), Katoomba
1998
WANTING, Plastic and Fur pictures, Gitte Weise, Sydney
1996
Performance protest & exhibition-on-self, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1993
Small Paintings. National Trust Centre, S.H. Ervin Gallery,
1989
Solo Exhibition, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
I give you a mountain, digital video animation, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
SIR JOHN SULMAN PRIZE Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
WALL POWER. Contemporary Australian Photograhy, Embassy of Australia Paris, France
1818 Project, Newcastle Art Gallery. Bega Regional Gallery
MOVING HISTORIES, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Dispossessions and Possessions Gallery, TMAG Hobart
National Art — Part One, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
TRANSFORMATIONS VR & 360° Video, The Connection, Rhodes
Ravenswood Art Prize Winners exhibition, Ravenswood School, Gordon
Cultural Landscapes @ Casula Powerhouse, Casula

2017
WORD, MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
TRACKS AND TRACES, Contemporary Australian Art, @The Negev Museum of Art, Be'er Sheva Grounded, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
WALL POWER Cologne, Berlin, Paris
SIR JOHN SULMAN PRIZE Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney (Winner :)
All you can eat Seafood Buffet, Michael Reid , Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
Portraits of Men, Verge Gallery, Sydney University
Today Tomorrow Yesterday, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Poets and Painters at The Big Punchbowl, Bett Gallery Hobart
A New World, Incinerator Gallery Mooney Valley, Vic
Apologies to Roadkill: Life and Death in Contemporary Australian Art, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Art Centre, Katherine NT
YOUNG & FREE, Bega Valley Regional Gallery
How Does Your Garden Grow, Goulburn Regional Gallery
Colonial Afterlives, Western Plains Cultural Centre , Dubbo
People Like Us, Nautilus Arts Centre, Port Lincoln, SA
AUSTRALIA IN BERLIN, Australian Embassy, Berlin

2016
Today Tomorrow Yesterday, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA
At Home Old Government House Parramatta
All Dressed UpHawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor
Tasmanian International Video Art Festival, Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
The Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Exhibition, Scotland
Film Screening ATLAS, Isle of SKYE, Scotland
2016 FLEURIEU ART PRIZE, Samstag Museum, Adelaide
Best of the Best, NGVWA, National Gallery of Victoria
Beyond the Tower, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
Collection, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Katoomba
The 2016 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA, Recent Acquisitions
ANTIPODEAN INQUIRY, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore

2015
STREETWISE, Contemporary Print Culture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
PEOPLE LIKE US, UNSW Galleries, Sydney
THE MANY, Juniper Hall, Paddington Sydney
UNDER KUNANY, Bett Gallery, Hobart
AUSTRALIA IN BERLIN, Australian Embassy, Berlin
LET'S GO, Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark
FESTIVAL HUB VIDEO ART, Sydney Contemporary @Sydney Film Festival
YOLO, Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark
COLONIAL AFTERLIVES, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania
BRAG 200X200 Bathurst Regional Gallery, Bathurst NSW
HOME and HOUSED, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University WA
WALL POWER, Michael Reid Sydney
PORTAL TO K-TOWN, Modern Art Projects, Copper Beech House Katoomba, curated by Claire Healy + Sean Cordiero
ON THIS SITE, Verge Gallery, Sydney University

2014
Glazed and Confused, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
SOUTH Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
Babana Mens Group, Fundraiser, Carriageworks
EMIT, Contemporary art that glows, Capel off Chapel, Pahran Melbourne
Colonial grab, New Video Work, Micheal Reid Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair
MicroParks, Possession is 9/10ths of the law, please keep off the grass, Performance Space
Desire, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
For Lease, Breezeblock Sydney
The Colonial to the Personal', Michael Reid@Peter Walker Gallery, Adelaide,
Nature/Nurture, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Striking Contrasts at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (Touring)


2013
Australian Voices, Fine Art Society Contemporary London
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize,
Please allow me to introduce myself, Strange Neighbours Melbourne
Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre
UNREAL, Tully Arnots MCA ArtBar, MCA Sydney
Oi! Wellington Street Projects, Sydney
Blake Prize for Religious Art, Galleries UNSW, Sydney
Sydney Art Fair, Michael Reid Gallery
dTV Screening, Cultural Creative Prog. Federation Square, Melbourne
Dot Gif, DNA Projects, Sydney.
Plan B: Bathurst Regional Gallery.
Close to Home, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
Fundraising print edition First Draft Gallery, Sydney
Birdbath, Utopia Gallery, Sydney.
The claiming of things, Mars Gallery, Melbourne.
Birds, Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest.

2012
Wonderland: New Contemporary Art from Australia, curated by Antoanetta Ivanova, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
Panorama, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Sydney
When I grow up I want to be a video artist, Artbank collection, Plimsoll Gallery Hobart Tasmania
Hello Dollies, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney
The Isle of Many Waters, Tasmania, Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.
Cut with a kitchen knife, NETS Victoria touring exhibition at Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Melbourne
Redlands Westpac Art Prize The National Art School Gallery, Sydney.

2011
Lycett and Ross, Campbelltown Arts Centre
I was here, The Lock-up Cultural Centre, Newcastle
Shelf Life, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize 2011: Life is risk / Art is risk, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
RBS Emerging Artist Award, Sydney
gbk @ KIAF, Seoul, Korea
The New Arcadia, Lismore Regional Gallery
Art Through the Ages: The bog from when we came, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
gbk@Hong Kong Art Fair
Heads, Utopia Art Gallery, Sydney
Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2010
Sydney One Minutes, One Minutes Foundation Exhibition, Shanghai World Pavilion, Shanghai
Shelf Life, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
SUPPORT, Shapiro Gallery, Sydney
gbk @ Melbourne Art Fair
Still Life, FBi Radio art auction, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer, Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Meet Joan Ross, The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba
HIDDEN: A ROOKWOOD SCULPTURE WALK, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney
Constellations: A Large number of Small drawings, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
Sydney One Minutes, One Minutes Foundation Exhibition, Shanghai World Pavilion, Shanghai

2009
A fairy's tail, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Sydney
I’m worst at what I do best, Parramatta Artist Studios, Sydney
Art on Paper – The 2009 Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Gallery, Sydney
RBS Emerging Artist Award, Sydney
58th Blake Prize, National Art School, Sydney

2008
Beastly, MOP Projects, Sydney
Trees for Children, collaborative Christmas tree with M.P. Malcolm Turnbull, Customs House, Sydney
The Year of the Bird, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Sydney
Lines in the Sand: Botany Bay Stories from 1770, Hazelhurst
Regional Gallery, Sydney
BAZAAR 08, Terminus Projects, Sydney
gbk @ Melbourne Art Fair

2007
2007: The Year in Art, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
CURRENT – sculpture projects in the River City, Parramatta City Council, Sydney
2007 gbk @ Silvershot, Silvershot, Melbourne
Blood Lines: Art and the Horse, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Art and Humour Too, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
The Coloured Digger, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
Regarding Retro, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
L’Australia Immaginata, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy
Drawing Together, National Archives of Australia, Canberra
Living Elvis, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

2006
The Idea of the Animal, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne International Festival
The Great Dividing Range, curated by Lisa Byrne, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Gallery, Sydney

2005
Canberra Contemporary Art Prize, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery (winner)
Art + Humour, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
Regarding Retro, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney (touring)

2004
Canberra Contemporary Art Prize, Canberra Contemporary Art Space

2003
Home Sweet Home, The Peter Fay Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (touring)
The Art of Collecting Contemporary Art, Damien Minton Gallery, Newcastle
The Styx Exhibition, Mori Gallery, Sydney
Picturing Paradise, Mori Gallery, Sydney
2002
Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
1998
Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1997
Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1996
Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
A Touchy Subject, Sweet Foray Gallery, Katoomba NSW
1995
Octette, Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
1993
Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1991
A Figurative Focus, Tamworth Regional Gallery
Dissonance West, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Sydney
Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1990
Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1989
Fresh Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1988
Lloyd Rees Youth Art Award, Lane Cove Library, Sydney
1986
Mitchell Cotts Award, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1985
Past Your Eyes, Arthaus Gallery, Sydney
Lloyd Rees Youth Art Award, Lane Cove Library, Sydney
The Most Beautiful Show in the World, Mori Gallery, Sydney

COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Australia
Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Gold Coast Regional Gallery
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Penrith Regional And Lewers Bequest
Campbelltown Art Centre
Artbank
University of Sydney
University of Wollongong
Macquarie Group Collection
Kaldor Art Projects: MOVE
Private collections, Australia wide, London, Beijing

AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES
2018 ACMI/Mordant Family VR Commission
2017 Winner, Sir John Sulman Prize, AGNSW
Inaugural Ravenswood Womans Art Prize
New Work Grant, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts
2016 Glennfiddich Artists Residency Prize
2014 Turner Galleries Residency, Perth Australia
2013 Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Finalist, Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre
Finalist, Blake Prize for Religious Art
2012 New Work Grant, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts
Viewers Choice Award, Redlands Westpac Art prize
2011 Highly Commended, RBS Emerging Artist Award. National Finalist, Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize
Life is risk / Art is risk, University of Queensland Art Museum, BrisbaneAPA, Postgraduate Scholarship
RBS Emerging Artist Award, Sydney
2010 Residency at The Lockup, Newcastle
Grant for video animation from Arts NSW through Newcastle
Regional Gallery.
2009 58th Blake Prize, finalist
Finalist, Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Art Award.
Finalist, RBS Emerging Artist Award.
2008 Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
Finalist, National Works on Paper prize, Mornington Peninsula
Regional Gallery.
2006 Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
2005 Winner, Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award
1990 Project Grant. Visual Arts Fund, Australia Council for the Arts
1988 First Prize, Lloyd Rees Youth Art Award

BIBLIOGRAPHY
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What Now – Joan Ross speaks to Chloé Wolifson ART COLLECTOR Magazine
IF I COULD HAVE Lisa Slade ART COLLECTOR Magazine
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EDUCATION
2012 Masters of Fine Arts , College of Fine Arts, UNSW
1983/85 Bachelor of Visual Arts, City Art Institute UNSW
1981 Post-Certificate in painting, East Sydney Technical College.
1979/80 Art Certificate, Liverpool Technical College.