Mikala Dwyer

Biography


Born Syd­ney, Aus­tralia 1959

Lives and works in Melbourne


Mikala Dwyer began exhibit­ing in the mid-1980s and has devel­oped an inter­na­tion­al sculp­tur­al and instal­la­tion prac­tice that explores ideas of shel­ter, child­hood play, mod­ernist design and the rela­tion­ship between peo­ple and objects.

Known for her play­ful, fan­tas­ti­cal instal­la­tions that explore mat­ter and meta­mor­pho­sis, Dwyer’s prac­tice has devel­oped through a series of evolv­ing projects, con­nect­ing per­son­al biog­ra­phy, site-speci­fici­ty and research, to the­o­ries of the occult and alche­my. Mikala Dwyer works in sculp­ture, per­for­mance, video and painting.

Her works are in numer­ous pub­lic col­lec­tions, includ­ing the NGA, Can­ber­ra; AGN­SW, Syd­ney; MCA, Syd­ney; NGV, Mel­bourne; Monash Uni­ver­si­ty Muse­um of Art, Mel­bourne; Hei­de Muse­um of Mod­ern Art, Mel­bourne; MONA, Hobart; The Uni­ver­si­ty of Queens­land Art Muse­um; and Auck­land City Gallery.


CV

Bib­li­og­ra­phy

Exhibitions
Available Works

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Mikala Dwyer

Mobius and I, 2020
pol­ished stain­less steel and iphone
19040164 cm

Mikala Dwyer

Gertrude, 2019
steel quartz crys­tals (Rose, Amethyst, White), rub­ber feet, acrylic paint
approx. 903060 cm
Pho­to: Zan Wimberley

Mikala Dwyer

Fall Mea­sure, 2019
pol­ished stain­less steel
6040 cm (+ string)

Mikala Dwyer

Sphere, 2019
pol­ished stain­less steel
100 cm diameter

Mikala Dwyer

Col­lapsed Line, 2019
amber, gumtree, turquoise, glass, coins, clay, ban­dage, porce­lain, plas­tic, gap­filler, ready­mades, chains, hooks, wire
2807070 cm

Mikala Dwyer

Line, 2019
pol­ished stain­less steel
34612 cm

Mikala Dwyer

Flat Square Circle, 2019
pol­ished stain­less steel and copper
350160 cm

Mikala Dwyer

Emp­ty Sculpture, 2019
plastic
27010080 cm

Mikala Dwyer

Tear Flat Drop, 2019
trilob­al polyester
700264 cm

Mikala Dwyer

Agge­bo Skoven 2, 2013
pig­ment print on rag with wood­en frame
61.888.4 cm
Edi­tion of 3

Mikala Dwyer

Emp­ty Sculpture, 2012
plastic
2507560 cm

Mikala Dwyer

I, Maybe You, 2004
enam­el paint, light concrete
206016 cm

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News

When life imi­tates art: a cau­tion­ary tale

When Mikala Dwyer pro­posed her instal­la­tion for the 2020 Ade­laide Bien­ni­al of Aus­tralian Art […]

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