Kerrie Poliness

OMG
, 2014
Wall drawing instruction book
Dimensions variable Click to enlarge

Biography

Born Melbourne, Australia 1962
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

 

Kerrie Poliness is known for her rule-based painting and drawing works that revisit the ideas and practices of conceptual art. Her wall drawings are installed by groups of participants, allowing individuals’ own processes of interpretation and decision-making to inflect the final outcome.

The artist’s Wall Drawings challenge the defining concepts of an artwork as a unique object. Each drawing is a unique work of art that is reliant on the interpretation of a set of instructions that is contingent upon architectural circumstance as well as the variables of hand and material execution. The drawings are site specific and are different in each location they appear. They activate the space and visually challenge the spatial perceptions and assumptions of the viewer.

Exhibitions include: ‘Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s’, National Gallery of Victoria Australia, Melbourne (2017); ‘MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2016); ‘Landscape Paintings (Lake Bolac and Zagreb) and Wave Drawings (orange and green)’, G-MK, Zagreb (2014); ‘Trace: Performance and its Documents’, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2014); ‘Short Fictions, Abstraction from the Dowse Collection’, Dowse Museum of Art, New Zealand (2014); ‘Wall works, Arts Lifts’, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2014); ‘Melbourne Now’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013); ‘Kerrie Poliness: Black O’, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand (2013); ‘Australian Contemporary Drawing 2’, University of London, London (2012); ‘Volume One: MCA Collection’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2012); ‘Red Matter Wall Drawings 1 – 3’, Kovacka 3 gallery, Dubrovnik, Croatia (1997); ‘Black O Wall Drawings 3 & 4’, Gallerie St. Toma, Museum of the City of Rovinj, Istria (1997); and ‘Wall Drawing #1’, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco (1995).

Over the past ten years Poliness has developed a number of site-specific public artworks including: the foyer of Watergate, Docklands, Melbourne (2004); a proposal for the façade of a carpark at Homebush, Sydney (1999); a proposal for a section of the new Eastlink Freeway (2006) and installations of the Black O Wall Drawings at the Monash University Library, Melbourne (1998) and the Government Superannuation Building, Melbourne (2000).

Public collections include: Australian National Gallery, Canberra; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; GOMA, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne and Dowse Museum, New Zealand.

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Bibliography

Artist website 


Exhibitions

Kerrie Poliness, Rose Nolan, Stephen Bram

Kerrie Poliness, Rose Nolan, Stephen Bram
, Carriageworks

Kerrie Poliness

Blue Wall Drawing


Recent Works

Kerrie Poliness

BBKO
, 2014
Graphic film
Dimensions variable
This work is available. Enquire here.

Kerrie Poliness

OMG
, 2014
Graphic film
Dimensions variable
This work is available. Enquire here.

Kerrie Poliness

Blue Wall Drawing #1
, 2007
blue felt-tipped marker on wall

dimensions variable