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David Jensz

Printmedia-and-Drawing
David.Jensz@anu.edu.au

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David Jensz was born in Melbourne. After undergraduate studies at the Riverina College of Advanced Education (1977 – 79) he undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in sculpture at the ANU School of Art (1980) where he is currently a lecturer.


Full Biography

David Jensz was born in Melbourne. After undergraduate studies at the Riverina College of Advanced Education (1977 – 79) he undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in sculpture at the ANU School of Art (1980) where he is currently a lecturer. Jensz’s work is held in a large number of private and public collections in Australia and overseas including the National Gallery of Australia; the Australian National University; the University of Technology, Sydney; Artbank; Macquarie University, Sydney; and Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He has received a number of grants and awards including an Asialink Scholarship to Thailand (1994); the Australia Council New York Studio (1995); the Canberra Critics’ Circle Visual Arts Award (1995); and the commission for a major public sculpture for Canberra’s Civic Library and Link Project in Civic Square (2006).

Grants and awards

2003     Australia Council, Visual Arts/Craft Fund Grant to assist with exhibition in New York in 2004.

2003     ACT Arts and Cultural Development Board Grant to assist with exhibition in New York in 2004.

2003     Canberra Critics’ Circle Visual Arts Award.

2002     Asialink grant to participate in Saisampan – Soul Ties one month residency in Chiang Mai,

Thailand.

2000     Australia Council Visual Arts Craft Fund Tokyo Studio, Japan.

1998     Capital Arts Patrons Organisation Grant to assist with exhibition in New York in 2000.

1996     ACT Arts and Cultural Development Board Grant to assist with exhibition in New York in 1997.

1996     Australia Council, Visual Arts/Craft Fund Grant to assist with exhibition in New York in 1997.

1996     Fire and Life. one month residency in Delhi, India. (funded by Asialink, Australia-India       Council, and VACF).

1995     Canberra Critics’ Circle Visual Arts Award.

1995     Australia Council, Visual Art/Craft Board, Greene Street Studio, New York, USA.

1994     Asialink Scholarship for four month residency in Khon Kaen, Thailand.

1992     ACT Arts Development Board Grant to assist with distribution of catalogue.

1991     Capital Arts Patrons Organisation Grant to assist with the production of a catalogue.

1987     Australia Council, Visual Arts/Craft Board Half Standard Grant to work in studio.

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

2010     Sculpture, O.K.Harris Gallery, New York, USA.

2008     Stars, Space and Evolution Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra, ACT.

2007     Sculpture, Dubbo Regional Gallery, Dubbo, NSW.

2006     Sculpture, Benalla Regional Gallery, Benalla, VIC.

2004     Sculpture, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD

2004     Sculpture, Michael Carr Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

2004     Sculpture, O.K.Harris Gallery, New York, USA.

2003     Sculpture, Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT.

2001     Sculpture, Michael Carr Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

2001     Sculpture, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, NSW.

2000     Sculpture, Albury Regional Gallery, NSW.

2000     Sculpture, O.K.Harris Gallery, New York, USA.

1999     Sculpture, Newcastle Region Gallery, Newcastle, NSW.

1998     Sculpture, La Trobe Regional Art Gallery, Morwell, VIC.

1997     Wall Works, O.K.Harris Gallery, New York, USA.

1996     Wall Works, Anima Gallery, Adelaide, SA.

1996     Wall Works, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, NSW.

1996     Wall Works, Australian Galleries, Sydney, NSW.

1995     Sculpture, Khon Kaen Museum, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

1995     Sculpture, Silpakorn University Faculty Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

1994     Sculpture, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, ACT.

1993     Sculpture, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.

1992     Sculpture, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, VIC.

1992     Sculpture, Anima Gallery, Adelaide, SA.

1989     Sculpture, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, ACT.

1988     Sculpture, The Performance Space, Sydney, NSW.

Two person exhibitions

1997     Fire and Life, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra. Exhibition with N.N.Rimzon.

1996     Fire and Life, Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi, India. Exhibition with N.N.Rimzon as part of the Australian Government’s New Horizons project.

1991     Installation, Artstop, Canberra. (Collaborative work with Wendy Teakel).

1986     Wendy Teakel/David Jensz, Installations, Arts Council Gallery, Canberra.

1985     Wendy Teakel/David Jensz, Installations, Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga.

1984     Wendy Teakel/David Jensz, Installations, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra.

1980     Self Investigation 3, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide. (performance with Wendy     Teakel).

1979     Self Investigation 1, R.C.A.E Gallery, Wagga Wagga. (performance with Wendy Teakel).

Selected group exhibitions

2015     Chat 2: CMU Faculty of Fine Art/ANU School of Art, Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2014     Chat:CMU Faculty of Fine Art/ANU School of Art, ANU School of Art Gallery, ACT

2014     Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Palmer, SA

2014     Small Sculpture, Sculpture On The Edge, Bermagui, NSW

2013     Woollahra Sculpture Prize. Woollahra City Council Chambers, Sydney, NSW

2013     But Mostly Air. Curator Jason Smith, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, ACT.

2013     9th International Art Workshop Exhibition, Poh Chiang Academy of Arts, Bangkok, Thailand

2013     1st International Art Workshop Exhibition, Naresuan University, Pitsanulok, Thailand

2012     McClelland Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, McClelland Gallery, Melbourne.Vic.

2009     Soft Sculpture. National Gallery of Australia (work in collection), Canberra, ACT

2009     The Dog Show. ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery, Canberra, ACT.

2008     Retroactive. Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, ACT.

2008     Pop Gan Eek Krang Neung / Meeting once More. Chiang Mai University Art Centre, Thailand.

2007     Sculpture, CMAG Collection Series, Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT

2006     Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Prize, Werribee Park and Mansion, Melbourne.

2005     National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

2005     The Human Touch, Helen Maxwell Galery, Canberra.

2005     Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Prize, Werribee Park and Mansion, Melbourne.

2004     Spring, Michael Carr Gallery, Sydney.

2003     McClelland Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, McClelland Gallery, Melbourne.

2003     Insiders, ANU School of the Art Gallery, Canberra.

2003     National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

2002     Saisampan – Soul Ties, Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Thailand.

2001     National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

2001     Who,What,Where, Recent Sculpture Commissions at the Australian National University,

            ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra.

2001     Opening Exhibition, Michael Carr Gallery, Sydney

1999     We are Australian, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne.

1999     Volume and Form, Singapore 1999. part of The Singapore Arts Festival.

1998     Osaka Sculpture Triennial, Osaka, Japan.

1998     Click, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne.

1995     Perceived Differently, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra. National Sculpture Forum.

1994     A Brush with the Bush. Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Canberra.

1994     Aussemblage. Auckland City Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

1994     Out of the Box. Nolan Gallery, Canberra. Exhibition toured regional galleries in NSW, VIC, W.A.

1993     Pants off, Hands on. Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra,.

1992     Contemporary Australian Sculpture, Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne.

1992     Sculpture Park, Macquarie University Grounds, Macquarie University, Sydney.

1992     Critic's Choice, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.

1992     Addressing the Chair, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra.

1991     Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of N.S.W, Sydney.

1991     Graeme Sturgeon Memorial Sculpture Exhibition, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.

1990     Conflict of Interests, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra.

1990     Chiang Mai University Faculty of Fine Arts, Staff Exhibition, Exhibition Hall, Bangkok Bank,

            Phan Pha Branch, Bangkok, Thailand.

1990     Canbrart, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National Gallery, Canberra.

1990     Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

1989     Installations, EMR Gallery, Sydney.

1988     Canberra School of Art Staff Exhibition, Canberra Institute of the Arts, Canberra.

1988     Tenth Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Mildura Regional Gallery, Mildura.

1986     Sculpture for Melbourne, Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne.

1986     Postgraduate Exhibition, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra.

1984     Australian Sculpture Now,  2nd Australian Sculpture Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria,

            Melbourne.

1981     First Australian Sculpture Triennial, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

1981     ANZART, Christchurch, New Zealand, Composition of Essential Exchange. (Performance

            with Wendy Teakel).

1980     Wollongong Art Purchase Exhibition, Wollongong.

1980     ACT 2, Canberra, Self Investigation 2. (Performance with Wendy Teakel).

Residencies

1990     Three months Artist in Residence/Visiting Lecturer, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

1994-5  Three months Artist in Residence, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. (funded by Asialink)

1995     Three month residency at VACB Greene Street Studio, New York, USA.

1996     Fire and Life,one month residency in Delhi, India. (Asialink, Australia-India Council and VACF).

2000     Three month residency at VACF Tokyo Studio, Japan.

2002     Saisampan – Soul Ties, one month residency in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (funded by Asialink)

2007     Two month residency Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, Launceston, Tas

2008     One month residency Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

2013     Participated in two International Art Workshops in Thailand: Poh Chiang Academy of Arts, Bangkok and Naresuan University, Phitsanulok

2014     One month residency at Columbus State University, Department of Art, Columbus,Georgia USA

2014     One month residency at Canberra Grammar School, Canberra, ACT

2015     One month residency Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Qualifications

1977-9  Studied at Riverina College of Advanced Education, Wagga Wagga.Diploma of Art (Applied).

1985     Studied at Canberra School of Art, Canberra. Postgraduate Diploma of Art (Sculpture).

Collections

Commissions

2012     Culture Fragment – Woven copper sculpture installed in Woden, Canberra. Commissioned by the ACT Government.

2010     Life Cycle – Stainless steel and stone sculpture in Bunda Street, Civic, Canberra. Commissioned by the ACT Governnment.

2006     Fractal Weave - Woven copper sculpture for Civic Square in Canberra. Commisioned by the

Cultural Facilities Corporation for the ACT Government.

2001     Raised Pinnacle - Sculpture sited in front of the Sir Roland Wilson Building, ANU, Canberra. Commissioned by the ANU.

1998     Spatial Dimension – Timber mosaic work, 30m long and 5.4m high for the Art Frame in   Wheeler Place, Newcastle. Commissioned by Newcastle City Council.

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