Kathy Temin

Biography

Born Syd­ney, Aus­tralia 1968

Lives and works in Melbourne


Kathy Temin’s sculp­tur­al prac­tice explores mem­o­ry, his­to­ry and loss. Her work is struc­tured around the ten­sion between appar­ent bina­ries, for instance, the famil­iar and strange, organ­ic and arti­fi­cial, lit­er­al and metaphor­ic, solemn and kitsch. The artist’s sig­na­ture choice of medi­um, syn­thet­ic fur, sub­verts the mon­u­men­tal scale of her sculp­tures, to draw allu­sions to soft­ness, child­hood and play.

Temin com­plet­ed under­grad­u­ate and post-grad­u­ate stud­ies at the Vic­to­ri­an Col­lege of the Arts, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mel­bourne. She obtained her PhD from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mel­bourne in 2007. She is cur­rent­ly Pro­fes­sor at Monash Art Design & Archi­tec­ture, Monash University.

Exhi­bi­tions include: Soft Core, Lake Mac­quar­ie City Art Gallery (tour­ing 2016 – 17); MCA Col­lec­tion: Today Tomor­row Yes­ter­day, Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Syd­ney (201617); The Koala Room, Bel­la Room Com­mis­sion, Nation­al Cen­tre for Cre­ative Learn­ing, Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Syd­ney (201617); Sol­id State, Casu­la Pow­er­house Arts Cen­tre, Syd­ney (2015); Nev­er­where, Gaia Gallery, Istan­bul (2015); 21st Cen­tu­ry Hei­de: The Col­lec­tion Since 2000, Hei­de Muse­um of Mod­ern Art (2015), Pet Ceme­tery, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Mel­bourne (2014); Kathy Temin | My Mon­u­ment: White For­est, Queens­land Art Gallery & Gallery of Mod­ern Art, Queens­land (2013); Mel­bourne Now, Nation­al Gallery of Vic­to­ria, Mel­bourne (2013); Aus­tralia, Roy­al Acad­e­my of Arts, Lon­don (2013); My Mon­u­ment: Black Gar­den, Art Gallery of New South Wales Con­tem­po­rary Projects (2011); Son­ic Youth etc: Sen­sa­tion­al Fix, Cen­tro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (2010); and My Kylie, Insti­tute Con­tem­po­rary Art, Lon­don (2004).

Pub­lic col­lec­tions include: Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Syd­ney; Nation­al Gallery of Vic­to­ria, Mel­bourne; Queens­land Art Gallery, Bris­bane; Art Gallery of South Aus­tralia, Ade­laide; Art Gallery of West­ern Aus­tralia, Perth; The Ian Pot­ter Muse­um of Art, Mel­bourne; and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.


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Bib­li­og­ra­phy

Exhibitions
Available Works

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Kathy Temin

The Memo­r­i­al Project: Black Wall (Detail: Three Trees), 2015
syn­thet­ic fur, MDF and filling
28513050 cm

Kathy Temin

Pet Tomb: Harry, 2014
con­crete and syn­thet­ic fur
848636 cm

Kathy Temin

Pet Tomb: Csilla, 2014
con­crete, MDF and syn­thet­ic fur
1103438 cm

Kathy Temin

Pet Tomb: Ebeneza, 2014
syn­thet­ic fur, MDF and filling
2209595 cm

Kathy Temin

Pet Tomb: Boris, 2014
con­crete, syn­thet­ic fur, MDF and filling
1293434 cm

Kathy Temin

Small White Tree, 2012
syn­thet­ic fur, steel, syn­thet­ic fill­ing, wood
423617 cm

Kathy Temin

Round Ball Tree (medi­um), 2009
syn­thet­ic fur and fill­ing, wood
2059090 cm

Kathy Temin

Large Striped Across Tree, 2009
syn­thet­ic fur and fill­ing, wood
2535050 cm

Kathy Temin

Frozen Moment: Per­form­ing (as part of My Kylie Collection), 2001
fused glass
3030 cm

Kathy Temin

For­est, 2000
felt
3150 cm

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