Gregory Pryor


1980                 RMIT University Melbourne Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts

1979 – 1977    RMIT University Melbourne Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)


Individual Exhibitions

2017                 Looking Glass, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

2016                  The Yilgarn Lacunae, Turner Galleries, Art Taipei 2016, Taiwan

2014                Lacunae, Lister Gallery, Perth

2011                    Perth, 2011 City of Perth Artwork Commission, Council House, Perth

2010                Botanik, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

                          Vapour Trails (curated by Melissa Keys) Australian Embassy, Washington DC, USA

2009              Overland to Underwood, Lister Gallery Perth

                           King’s Wood Illuminations, Stour Valley Arts, Kent, UK

2007               Naked, Lister Gallery Perth

                           Flora Nullius, RMIT Project Space Melbourne

2006              Grain of Night, International Art Space, Kellerberrin, Australia

2005               Black Solander, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts 

2003               In Arenosis ad Fluvium Cygornum, The National Revue of Live Art, Midland, Perth

2002               Birrarung Walking, Birrarung Residence, Parks Victoria, Eltham

                           Bird and Flower Painting, Spectrum Project Space, Perth 

2001                White Star, Building 66, RMIT School of Art and Culture

1999                 Noosa Regional Gallery Noosa

                           RMIT Gallery Melbourne

                           Renard Wardell Gallery Melbourne

1997                Yellow Earth, Black Hole, Art Gallery of the Beijing International Art Palace, Beijing

                              Paintings From the Bed of a Long Green River, Part Two, George Gallery, Melbourne

1996                Paintings From the Bed of a Long Green River, West Space Melbourne

1995                Cite Internationale des Arts Paris

                          205 Russell Street Melbourne

1994               Temple Melbourne

                          21: Average Pictures, Westspace Melbourne

1991                 Powell Street Gallery Melbourne

1990               Caves, Powell Street Graphics Melbourne

1989                Heaven and Earth, Powell Street Gallery Melbourne

1986                200 Gertrude Street Melbourne


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017               Weep For Painting, Curated by Domenico De Clario, Span Gallery, Melbourne

                         Stations of the Cross, Curated by Claire Bushby, Wesley Uniting Church, Perth

2016               Invisible Genres, Curated by John Mateer, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Perth

                         Unknown Land, Curated by Melissa Harpley, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

2014               Panorama, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth

                         Of Spears and Pruning Hooks II, Spectrum Project Space, Perth

                         Egg Tooth, Spectrum Project Space, Perth

                        Canopy – Into the Forest, Mundaring Arts Centre

                            Mandorla Art Award – Linton and Kay Gallery Perth and New Norcia Monastery

2012              Est, Curated by Kate Parker, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth

                        Contemporary Art with Pith Paper, National Museum of Natural Science and Botanic Garden, Taichung, Taiwan

                           The Conservatorium, Paper Mountain Gallery, Perth

2010             Constellations: A Large number of Small Drawings, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

                        Wall Paper, Central TAFE Gallery, Perth

                           Pica Salon,  Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

                           Subterranea, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth

                           Mine Own Executioner, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth

2009           The Museum Effect, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

                       The Shilo Project, The Potter Museum, Melbourne (and touring)

                           A partial view: The University of Western Australia art collection Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA

                           Diagrams, Midland TAFE Gallery, Western Australia

                           Painthing (as one), Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF), Adelaide

2008           Handle with Care: The 2008 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia

                           Heat: Art and Climate Change, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

                        Things That Remain, Jenny Port Gallery, Melbourne

                        Wheatbelt Cultural Festival, Northam Western Australia

2007            Taipei Artist Village Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

                        The Systems of Nature, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Western Australia

2006            The Space Inside, The Gallery, Ellenbrook House, Perth

                         National Works on Paper Mornington Penninsula Regional Art Gallery

2005            This and Other Worlds, National Gallery of Victoria

                         Vrnitev in Visages de Slovenie, Video Space, Museum of Cahors, France

                            Vrnitev in Orchestratzione, Galleria Comunale Ai Mulini, Portogruaro Italy

                            Mix Tape, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

2004            For Nothing, The Bank, Midland, Western Australia.

                         National Works on Paper Mornington Penninsula Regional Art Gallery

2003             See Here Now, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

                         Vrnitev in Orchestratzione, Galleria Comunale Ai Mulini, Portogruaro Italy

2001              Nillumbik Art Award, Monsalvaat Great Hall, Eltham

2000            Art and Land, Asialink touring exhibition, throughout South East Asia

                         Stazione Topolò/Postaja Topolove, Topolò, Italy

                            Passaggi, Martina Franca, Italy

1999              What John Berger Saw, Canberra School of Art Gallery

                            Materia Prima, Para/Site Hong Kong

                        Stazione Topolò/Postaja Topolove  Topolò, Italy

                        TU Rut/Grant, Rut/Grant, Slovenia

                        Deacons Award, Potter Museum, Melbourne

1998             The Autumn Show, Latrobe Street Gallery, Melbourne

                        Gallery Artists, George Gallery, Melbourne

                       The Deacon, Graham and James Award, The University of Melbourne Museum of Art

1997              Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 

                        Five Quiet Years, City of Port Phillip Town Hall, Melbourne

                       Work, West Space, Melbourne

                        The Geelong Art Gallery Prize

                        The Art of Gold, Ballarat Art Gallery

1996              The Art of Collecting #2, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

                        Working in Collaboration, West Space, Melbourne 

                         Chinoiserie, Sutton Gallery Melbourne

                        The Geelong Art Gallery Prize

                         The Monash University Acquisitive Art Award, Melbourne

1995               Works on Paper, Latrobe Street Gallery, Melbourne

                          Steam, The George Ballroom, Melbourne

                         The Herald/Sun Contemporary Art Award Melbourne

                             Tricks, Stop 22, Melbourne

                          Lovers, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne

1994               (Un) Peeled Art, Ballarat Art Gallery

                          Love and Ruin, St,Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne

1992                Works on Paper, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

                          Above the Lake, Below the Sky, Benalla Art Gallery

1991                 Artist’s Make Books, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

                          Art Object Vending Machine, Rhumbarellas, Melbourne                       

                           Logos, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne

1990                Witness, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne

                           It All Starts Here, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

                           Art with Text, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

1989                The Intimate Object, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne         

                           Drawing Show, Powell Street Graphics, Melbourne

                           Re: creation/Re-creation, the art of copying, 19th and 20th Centuries, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

1988                Four Painters, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

                           Artworks, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne

                           Artist’s Choice, Standfield Gallery, Melbourne

1987                 Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

                           Young Australians, The Budget Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1986                 St.Kilda Acquisitive Show, Melbourne

                            Director’s Choice, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

1985                  St. Kilda Acquisitive Show, Melbourne

                            Figure, Fantasy and Fetish, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

                            APM 150th Anniversary Art Award, Broadford

1982                  Brim Brim Gallery, Queenscliff

1981                   Brim Brim Gallery, Queenscliff


Academic experience

2003 - present       Edith Cowan University, Perth - Lecturer in visual arts 

2002                          Victorian College of the Arts - sessional lecturer in painting

                                      RMIT Center for Art and Visual Culture - sessional lecturer in drawing

                                      Ballarat University, Academy of Art - sessional lecturer in drawing

                                      Edith Cowan University, Perth – artist in residence

2001                           Monash University - sessional lecturer in painting

                                      Victorian College of the Arts - sessional lecturer in painting

                                      Latrobe Street College of Art and New Media - lecturer in studio methods and techniques

                                      RMIT, Melbourne - artist in residence

1999                           Victorian College of the Arts Melbourne - external examiner, painting graduates

1998 - 1999             Monash University Melbourne - sessional lecturer in visual communication

1993 - 1997              Victorian College of the Arts Melbourne - sessional lecturer in drawing department

1994 - 1995              RMIT University Melbourne, sculpture department - sessional drawing lecturer

1990 - 1995              RMIT University Melbourne - sessional lecturer in drawing and painting

1993 - 1994              Council of Adult Education Melbourne - taught classes in painting and drawing

1994 - 1993              Prahran College of T.A.F.E. short courses in painting, drawing, watercolour and mixed media 

1991                             Monash University School of Art Melbourne - external examiner, painting graduates

1989 - 1991               Dandenong College of Technical and Further Education lecturer in painting, drawing and design

1989 - 1990             Northern Metropolitan College of T.A.F.E Melbourne, drawing, painting and professional practice

1988                           RMIT University Melbourne Industrial Design Department - sessional lecturer in figure drawing,

                                      Monash University Melbourne Painting Department - sessional lecturer in figure drawing


Professional Boards

2017 – 19          WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Creative Industries, peer assessment panel

2011 - 19            Spectrum Project Space, Perth, committee member

2010 - 11            Asialink, Advisory committee member

2009 - 12          Board member, Art Monthly Australia

1995 - 96          Member, 200 Gertrude Street Studio selection Committee

1995 - 99          Co-Editor, of Contemporary Art Journal, Dialogue

1995 - 98          Member, West Space Inc. Board of Management



2018                Australia Council for the Arts, arts projects for individuals and groups

2015                Creative Arts Development Fellowship, Department of Culture and the Arts

2010                City of Perth Commission

2009               Department of Culture and the Arts Western Australia and Arts Council England, for King’s Wood Illuminations,                                site - specific project and artist’s book

2008                Residency with Stour Valley Arts, Kent, United Kingdom

                            Australia Council skills and arts development grant

2007                ARTSWA grant for New Work

                            City of Perth exchange residency to Taipei Artists Village, Taiwan

2006                Synapse Art and Science Residency, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Perth

2005                Edith Cowan University small research grant for Black Solander

2002                Australia – China Council Residency in Beijing, China

                            Residency in the School of Visual Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth

                            Arts Victoria International Program grant for Bird Painting project in Beijing

                            Austrian Federal Arts Chancellery Residency in Vienna

                            Australia Council project Grant for New work

2001                 Nillumbik Shire and Parks Victoria Artist in Residence at "Birrarung", Eltham, Australia.

2000                Australia Council residency in Topolò, Italy

1999                  Noosa Regional Gallery residency

                            Arts 21 international exchange Grant for participation in Materia Prima, Para/Site, Hong Kong

1998                 Arts 21 international programs Grant, Arts Victoria for participation in Stazione Topolò/Postaja Topolove, Topolò, Italy

1996                 Asialink residency, Beijing Academy of Art

                            Australia Council Project Grant for New Work

1987                 Australia Council project Grant

1986                 St. Kilda Acquisitive Award

                           Australia council residency, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

1985                Australian Paper Manufacturer’s Art Award


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