Jason Benjamin

Selected Biography

1971 Born in Melbourne. Lives and works in Sydney
1989-90 Pratt Institute, New York City

Solo Exhibitions - Selected

2016

Balentes: Life Of An Ancient Soul (Sardinia) Tusculum House, Sydney

2015

"Practicing Calligraphy" Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

"The Dreamers" Australian High Commission, Singapore

2014

"Poems in an Elemental Garden" Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney

"Awoke In Light" Buratti Fine Art, Perth

2013

Artist in Residence "A Clear Path" Red Gate Gallery Beijing, China

"Everyone Is Here" touring Survey Exhibition : Wagga Regioal Art Gallery, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Dubbo Arts Centre, Cowra Regional Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery

"Great Adventures" Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

2012

"Post History" Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2011

"The Waiting Garden" Greenhill Galleries, Perth

"I thought you’d always be here" BMG ART, Adelaide

2010

"We Built Cities" Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

"Shelter" Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

2008

"Written on Land" Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

"Who you’re supposed to be" Hirokazu Degawa, Hillside Forum, Tokyo 14th-April 30th April

"Have you become my body?" Jan Murphy Gallery 14th March- 20th March

2007

"Set yourself free" Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne, 14th June

"Seven paths to her heart" Hirokazu Degawa, Tokyo, Japan, 4th April

"If the air could speak" Galleria Tondinelli, Rome Italy, 15th February

2006

"Where dreams go" BMG ART , 6TH October - 28th October

"Borderland" Greenhill Galleries, Perth, 15 September - 6th October

2005

"There is a place" Metro 5 Art Gallery, Melbourne, 5th October - 29th October

"Because of you I see a light" Metro 5 Gallery, Sydney Art Fair, October

2004

"Lost time" Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, 12 November - 27 November

"In a heartbeat" Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne, 24th March- 22nd April

2003

"Don’t look down" Nicola Townsend & Hirokazu Degawa, Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

"The Clearing" Greenhill Galleries, Perth, 10 October- 28th October

2002

"Lifting up the sun" Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, 10 Sept - 28 Sept

"Unbound"Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

"This is love" Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne, 17 April- 5th May

2001

"I found the world so new", Tim Olsen Gallery & Amanda Wolfe-Daimpre, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 4th October - 17th October

"Stronger than you think" 28 Charlotte St Gallery, London, England, 15 March- 7th April

"Make it home" Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne,10th March- 31st March

"Good Luck" Greenhill Galleries, Perth, 22nd May - 12 June

2000

"Belong" Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, 30th May - 17th June

"Hold" Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, 17th August - 2nd September

"The hand upon your Back" Greenhill Galleries, Perth, 14th March - 4th April

1999

"First came joy" Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, 3rd August- 21st August

1998

"There are things you don’t see coming" Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney

"Hopeful Prey" Greenhill Galleries, Perth, 10th November- 27th November

"Ghosts amongst the Angels" Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney, 12 August- 30th August

1996

"Covered by the Rushes" Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney, 8th October- 19th October

1993

"The apple trees" Crawford Gallery, Sydney

1990

Trinity College, Dallas, Texas, USA

Group Exhibitions

2013

Tattersalls Landscape Prize, Brisbane

2012

Tattersalls Landscape Prize, Brisbane

2011

Tattersall’s Landscape Prize, Brisbane

2010

Tattersalls Landscape Prize, Brisbane

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Greenhill Galleries, Perth

2005

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 30th April - 3rd July

Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, 9th July- 7th August

Moree Plains Gallery, 13th August- 11th September

Cowra Art Gallery, 17 September- 16 October

Albury Regional Art Gallery, 21 October- 13 November

Victorian Arts Centre, 25th November- 19th February, 2006

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, 18 March - 9 April

2004

"Post-Modern and Contemporary Australian Art", Savill Galleries, Sydney, 17 April- 8th May

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2003

"William Creek and Beyond", Ballarat Fine Art Gallery touring exhibition, Shepparton Art Gallery, Tamworth City Gallery, New England Regional Art Museum, Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery Museum, The Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra Cowra Art Gallery.

Savill Contemporary, Melbourne, 10 April- 11th May

Art Miami, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Miami, USA

2002

3-person show, Bunkamura Gallery, in conjunction with Nicola Townsend and Hirokazu Degawa Tokyo, Japan

4x4 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Art London 2002, London, England

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize,

First Birthday Exhibition, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne, 8th May - 16th June

2001

Art London 2001, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, England, 22nd May - 26th May

Nicola Townsend, Tokyo, Japan

Landscape Painting, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne

Hills Grammar Art Award, Sydney

2000

Meet 2 x 2, Tim Olsen Gallery Sydney

Ten Australian Artists, Australian high commission Singapore

Nicola Townsend, Tokyo, Japan

Kings School Art Prize, Sydney

Norvill Landscape Prize, Murrundi

Conrad Jupiter Art Prize, Brisbane

Fleurieu Landscape Prize, South Australia

Tattersalls Landscape prize, Sydney

1999

Millennium Art Prize

University and Schools Club, Sydney

Westpac Art Prize, SCEGGS Redlands, Sydney

Tattersalls Landscape Prize, Brisbane

Kings School Art Prize, Sydney

1998

Salon de Refuses, SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney

Painting is not Dead, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney

Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

1997

Kings School Art Prize, Sydney

Jeans for Genes, Gianni Versace, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Devoured by Paint

Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney

1996

Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

1995

Exhibition with furniture, David Jones, Sydney

1994

Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

Exhibition for David Jones Spring Flower Show, Sydney

1993

Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

Salon de Refuses, SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney

1991

Gary Anderson Gallery, Sydney

1989

Mars, New York City

Collections

Australian National Gallery, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Derwent Collection, Tasmania

Artbank, Sydney

Tweed River Regional Art Gallery

Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Macquarie Bank, Victoria

Ballarat Art Gallery, Victoria

Shepperton Art Gallery, Victoria

Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland

Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery

Art Space Makay. Regional Art Gallery and Museum

Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery

Parliament House Art Collection

Awards

2014 Finalist, Archibald Prize

2013 Finalist, Fleurieu Landscape Prize

2013 Finalist, Archibald Prize

2012 Finalist, Gold Award, Rockhampton Art Gallery

2012 Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery

2011 Finalist, Archibald Prize

2011 Finalist, Tattersall’s Landscape Prize

2011 Finalist, Albany Art Prize

2010 Finalist, Tattersal’s Landscape Prize

2006 Finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize

2005 Packing Room Prize, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2004 Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2002 Finalist, The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

1997 Kings School Art Prize

Commissions

2004, Unfinished Journey, overseas project, exhibition and publication

2003, Queen Mary 11, London, sixteen paintings for new cruise ship

2002 William Creek and Beyond

2001, Lake Eyre and Beyond, collaborative project involving ten prominent artists for exhibition, a publication and print folio

2001, Burswood Hotel, Perth

2000 Chanel, Australia