Lakshya

By Andrew Bonneau $3,600

Medium: Oil on linen

Size: 40.7cm by 50.7cm

General Information: Showing in the Bulimba Gallery

DESCRIPTION


About the Artist

Andrew Bonneau (born 1981) is an artist whose work reflects a deep sensitivity to the forms of nature and the subtlety of light, embodying many of the qualities of the European realist tradition.

Andrew earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at The National Art School in Sydney and later studied at both The Charlie Sheard Studio School and the Julian Ashton Art School.

To connect more fully to the disciplines of traditional drawing and painting, he studied for three years under Jacob Collins at the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York.

His subject matter ranges from portraits, figures, still life and landscapes, and his work is characterised by the unique perception and delicacy he brings to each of these genres.

Andrew has been selected as finalist for many national painting awards, including the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, the Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Art Prize, the Benalla Nude Art Prize, Highly Commended in the Percival National Portrait Prize and the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize.  He has been twice selected as a finalist for the AME Bale Travelling Art Scholarship and three times for the Moran Portrait Prize.  He was recently selected as a finalist for the Archibald Prize for 2017 and has been commissioned by both Macquarie Bank, Sydney and the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. Andrew also recently won the William Fletcher Foundation Rome Residency, spending three months as a resident artist at the British School at Rome.

Education

2010-2013- Core Program at the Water Street Atelier, Grand Central Academy of Art, New York

2004-2007 Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney

2004-2006 Private study of Pre 20th Century Painting Techniques with Charlie Sheard, Sydney

2001-2003 Bachelor of Fine Art, National Art School, Sydney

Selected Exhibitions

2019- June Mostra, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy

2018- Personal Space- A K Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, NSW

2018- Perc Tucker Portrait Prize exhibition, Townsville QLD

2018- ArtNow FNQ group exhibition, Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns QLD

2018- Group exhibition, Brisbane Painting Classes, Brisbane, QLD

2018- Finalists exhibition, William Fletcher Foundation Rome Residency, Sydney, NSW

2017- Solo exhibition- Sydney Grammar School

2017- Archibald Prize, AGNSW, Sydney NSW

2016- Group exhibition at Juniper Hall, Sydney

2016- Solo exhibition at Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns

2015- “Emerging Contemporaries” Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD

2015- “Collectable Art” Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD

2015- Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth, WA

2015- Group exhibition at St John of God Hospital, Perth WA

2015- Moran Portrait Prize Exhibition, Juniper Hall, Sydney, NSW

2014- Gympie Regional Gallery Portrait Prize Exhibition, QLD

2014- Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize Exhibition, Adelaide Perry Gallery, NSW

2014- Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Art Prize Exhibition, Stanthorpe, QLD

2014- Benalla Nude Art Prize Exhibition, Benalla Regional Gallery, VIC

2014- Mandorla Art Award Exhibition, Perth, WA

2014- Perc Tucker Portrait Prize Exhibition, Perc Tucker Gallery, QLD

2014- Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize Exhibition, Bega, NSW

2014- Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth, WA

2014- “Deconstructing Bloke” Exhibition, Cell Art Space, Cairns, QLD

2014- AME Bale Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC

2013- Moran Portrait Prize Exhibition, Juniper Hall, Sydney, NSW

2013- I am Man Exhibition, Cell Gallery, Cairns, QLD

2013- Paper, Works on and of, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, QLD

2012- Student Exhibition- Grand Central Academy of Art, New York, NY

2012- Group Exhibition- Institute of Classical Art and Architecture, New York, NY

2012- AME Bale Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC

2011- Student Exhibition- Grand Central Academy of Art, New York, NY

2010- Group Exhibition- MLC Gallery, Sydney

2009- Making Waves Exhibition, GEMS World Academy, Dubai

2008- Lloyd Rees Youth Art Prize Sydney

2008- Shotgun Exhibition- Alpha Gallery, Newtown

2007- Drawn from Life Exhibition- Alpha Gallery, Newtown

2006- Charlie Sheard Studio School 3rd Year Exhibition MLC Gallery, Sydney

2005- Still Life- Robin Gibson Gallery Sydney

2004- New Talent- Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

2004- I love a Sunburnt Country- Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

2003- Figure it Out- Life Drawing Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney

2003- Inaugural Art on the Rocks Exhibition, The Rocks, Sydney

2003 -Degree Show, National Art School, Sydney

2002- Student Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney

2001- Student Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney

 

Awards and Recognition

2018- Portrait commissioned by National Portrait Gallery, Canberra ACT

2018- Winner- William Fletcher Foundation Rome Residency

2018- Finalist in Perc Tucker Portrait Prize, Townsville QLD

2018- Commissioned by Macquarie Bank, Sydney, NSW

2017- Artist in residence- Sydney Grammar School

2017- Finalist in Archibald Prize, Sydney NSW

2016- Two month residency at Grand Central Atelier, New York City

2016- Selected for group exhibition at Juniper Hall, Sydney

2016- Selected for solo exhibition at Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns

2015- Selected for “Emerging Contemporaries” exhibition in Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD.

2015- Finalist in Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth WA

2015- Selected for exhibition at St John of God Hospital, Perth WA

2015- Finalist in Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney

2014- Finalist in Gympie Regional Gallery Portrait Prize, Gympie QLD

2014- Finalist in Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Sydney NSW

2014- Finalist in Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Art Prize, Stanthorpe NSW

2014- Finalist in Benalla Nude Art Prize, Benalla VC

2014- Finalist in Perc Tucker Portrait Prize, Townsville QLD

2014- Finalist in the Mandorla Art Award, Perth, WA

2014- Finalist in Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, Bega NSW

2014- Winner- Highly Commended in Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth WA

2014- Finalist in AME Bale Travelling Art Scholarship (Scholarship category), Melbourne, VIC

2014- Finalist- Finalist in AME Bale Travelling Art Scholarship (Painting category),    Melbourne, VIC

2014- Finalist in AME Bale Travelling Art Scholarship (Drawing category), Melbourne, VIC

2013- Finalist in Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney

2012- Finalist in AME Bale Travelling Art Scholarship, Melbourne

2003- "New Talent" Award, Robin Gibson Exhibition Award, National Art School BFA Graduation, Sydney

2003- Finalist in Inaugural Art on the Rocks Prize, Sydney

 

 

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