Born Sydney, Australia

Lives Thirroul, New South Wales

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
2015 Vivid Sydney 2015 Official Media Launch  — Sydney Opera House
2010 B · R · E · A · T · H   Stories of love loss redemption  — University of Wollongong, Australia
2004 M E R G E — Wollongong City Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
2004 Vagrancies and Virtual Artifice — COFA Exhibition/Performance Spaces,
  University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2003 Quarks and Virtual Artifice — Lewis Gallery, Portland, ME, USA
2001 L Λ T I T U D E   — Center for Cultural Exchange, Portland, Maine, USA
2001 Joanne Handley — Thos. Moser Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2001 Joanne Handley : New Paintings — Thos. Moser Gallery, Freeport, Maine, USA
1999 Joanne Handley — Davidson & Daughters Contemporary Art Gallery, Portland, ME, USA
1998 e n  r a p p o r t — Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong, Australia
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award,  Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
  Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery NSW, Australia
  Electron Salon —  Los Angeles Center for Digital Image, California, USA
2016 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD
  Ten Artists To Watch — Los Angeles Center for Digital Image  (Curated by Arpad Kovacs, Getty Museum & Peter Frank, Huffington Post)
  RAW: an exploration of the unframed — Los Angeles Center for Digital Image, CA, USA
2015 Path To the Future / Vivid Sydney — Seymour Centre, University of Sydney
  DRAWING NOW — AD Space, UNSW Australia | Art & Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney
  Paramor Prize : Art + Innovation  — Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW
  Fisher’s Ghost Art Award — Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales
  Artslant Prize — The Slant, Los Angeles, USA
2014 M16 Artspace Drawing Prize — M16 Artspace, Canberra
  p l a y / p a u s e  — Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong (Curated by Laura Crichton)
  Belle Arti Prize — Chapman & Bailey Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Summer of Love — Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
  Electron Salon — Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, California, USA
  Drawing Now — Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney
  Fisher’s Ghost Art Award — Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales
  Love that thing that you do — Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2012 Square One — Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, Australia  (with artists: Nike Savvas, Hilarie Mais, Kathy Temin,
  Howard Arkley, Andrew Christofides, Fiona MacDonald + Victor Vasarely); Curated by Louise Brand
  Transformation — Nan Tien Institute Art Gallery, Berkeley
  Fisher’s Ghost Contemporary Art Award — Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
  Postcodes from the Edge — Wollongong City Gallery
  Belle Arti Prize — Chapman & Bailey Gallery, Melbourne
  Project Din A4 — Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Nepal
2011 Travelling artspace project — Trans-Siberian Arts Centre (T-SAC) __a kitchen project, Moscow to Beijing
  (curated by Jon Hewitt + Britt Salt)
  The Blake Prize Directors’ Cut exhibition — online
  DIN A4 International Drawing Project — National School of Fine Arts, Lima, Peru
  Project DIN A4 – Galeriá Panta Rhei, Madrid, Spain
  The 3rd Show — Hanging Space Gallery, Woonona, NSW
2010 Project DIN A4 — Provincial Museum of Arts, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina
  Fisher’s Ghost Art Award — Campbelltown Arts Centre
  La Noche en Blanco — Sala Moreno Villa, Málaga, Spain
2009 Personally Political — Contemporary Sensation – Art House Tacheles, Berlin, Germany
  Din A4 Open Files — Archivo Municipal, Alameda principal 23, Málaga, Spain
  Deutsche Industrie Norm A4 — Kulturmodell Bräugasse, Passau, Germany
  57th Blake Prize Touring Exhibition — Delmar Trinity Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Gallery M, S. Australia
  Phoenix Prize for Spiritual Art — ANU SofA Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
  Liverpool Art Prize — Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula, Australia
2008 project Din A4 — Dynamic International Museum of Contemporary Art, Belforte del Chienti, Italy
  The Blake Prize — NAS Gallery, National Art School, Sydney
  Din A4 Total – — Stedelijk Museum, Roermond, The Netherlands
2007 (collected) women — Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong
  heat — AWESPACE ll, University of New South Wales, Sydney
  The Mixed Show — Wallspace Gallery, Surry Hills, Australia
  Stockroom show — Wallspace Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW
2006 Liminal Personae — Gallery 4a Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Haymarket, Sydney (with artists incl: Susan Norrie, Laurens Tan, Anita Larkin,
  Luis Trujillo, Megan Sproats, John Massingham, Jade Pegler, Aaron Hull, Iain Wittaker + May Barrie)
  Shimmer  — TransCultural Exchange, The Distillery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  dessiner aujourd’hui  — Les Halles, La Frèche, France
  Din A4 The International Drawing Project — Kunstinitiatief L5, Roermond, The Netherlands and Academia de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
  Liminal Personae — Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong (Curated by Lauren Brown + Moira Kirkwood)
  Festimage — International Image Festival, Chaves, Portugal
  Art4Refugees — SCARF, Thirroul, NSW
2005 World Year of Physics Art Prize  — Macquarie University Gallery, Sydney
  Art On Paper : Hazelhurst Art Award — Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, NSW
2004 Without Reason — COFA Exhibition/Performance Spaces, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
  DNA: art and science – the double helix — Contemporary Art Museum,
  USF Institute for Research in Art, University of Southern Florida, USA
2003 Digital02 – Envisioning Time, Space, and the Future — Taranto Gallery, New York, USA
2002 Digital02 – Envisioning Time, Space and the Future — 
  The Technology Gallery, New York Hall of Science, New York, USA
  Night of 1,000 Drawings — Artists Space, Green Street, New York, USA
  Plugged In — Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine USA
2001 150 x 150[email protected] Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
 
AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES
2017 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award —  finalist  (Judges: Rebecca Beardmore, Artist/Lecturer SCA; André Lipscombe, Curator, Fremantle Arts Centre; Franchesca Cubillo, Senior Curator, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra)
  Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award — finalist  (Judge: Denise Mimmocchi, Senior Curator of Australian Art, AGNSW)
2016 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award — finalist
  Ten Artists To Watch —  2nd place  (Judges: Arpad Kovacs, Getty Museum & Peter Frank, Huffington Post)
  International Photography (IPA) Awards — 2nd Place
  Tokyo International Foto Awards — Silver Award
  DTLA residency,  Los Angeles, USA
2015 Red Gate Residency, Beijing
  Paramor Prize : Art + Innovation —  finalist
  Artslant Prize, 1st 2015 Showcase — Winner (Sculpture), (Judges: Eric Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum; Zachary Cahill, interdisciplinary artist; Megan Fizell, writer and curator)
  Fisher’s Ghost Art Award —  finalist
2014 London International Creative Competition, London UK, shortlisted
  M16 Artspace Drawing Prize —  finalist
2013 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award —  finalist
  Artslant Prize (8th 2013 Showcase) — Winner in the painting II Category, (Judges: Wendi Norris, Wendi Norris Gallery, Charlie Hood, Beach London)
  Artslant Prize (5th 2013 Showcase) — Winner in the painting Category, (Judges: Neysa Page-Lieberman, Chicago, Darren Jones, New York)
2012 Fisher’s Ghost Contemporary Art Award —  finalist
2010 NAVA Marketing Grant for NSW Artists
  57th Blake Prize Touring exhibition — finalist
2009 Fisher’s Ghost Contemporary Art Award —  finalist
  Phoenix Prize for Spiritual Art, Australian National University SoFA Gallery — finalist
2008 57th Blake Prize exhibition —  finalist
2006 National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) Visual & Craft Artists’ Grant
2005 World Year of Physics Art Prize —  finalist (Judge: Dr Paula Dawson)
  Art on Paper – Hazelhurst Art Award —  finalist
2004 DNA : art and science – the double helix — Contemporary Art Museum, USF Institute for Research in Art — finalist,  (Judge – Eduardo Kac)
2004 COFA SA GAS Scheme Grant, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
1998 NSW Ministry of the Arts Marketing Grant
 
COLLECTIONS
Macquarie University
Wollongong City Gallery
El Gabinete de Hyde, Málagna, Spain
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, USA
DIN A4 Institute – Roermond, The Netherlands
Center for Cultural Exchange, Portland USA
LA Kennett Enterprises Pty Ltd
Maine Audubon, USA
Heininger Pty Ltd
Thomas Creative
Pi Backus
Rissarti, Australia
Grolsch-Talens, Amsterdam
 
REVIEWS / PUBLICATIONS
International Photography Awards, California (ipa) Book Publication Ed., 2016
Format Magazine | Resources/IPA feature | p1, October, 2016
Bruce, R. ‘Ten Artists to Watch’ MWX 2016 | Los Angeles | Museums and The Web #MWXX, p.4, April 2016
‘Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2016’ Catalogue, p.25, June 2016
‘Vivid Sydney Top 5 Hidden Gems’, Features, SydneyUnleashed.com, June 2015
‘Vivid Sydney: Beauty as well as brains’, NOW Art & Design, Issue 17, May 2015
’21 Breaths’, Whats on : News & Events, UNSW | NOW Art & Design, Issue 17, May 2015
’21 Breaths’, Vivid Sydney Events, Light : The University of Sydney, vividsydney.com, May 2015
‘Vivid Path To The Future’, Vivid : Light, The University of Sydney, sydney.edu.au, May 2015
‘Vivid Sydney 2015: Lights, live music, ideas’, Sydney Morning Herald | Entertainment, Fairfax Media, March 19, 2015
Vincent, P, ‘Lights, cameras . . . Vivid returns’, Sydney Morning Herald, Arts & Entertainment pp. 30,31, March 19, 2015
Vincent, Peter, ‘Vivid 2015: Daniel Johns, Flume, Sufjan Stevens, Preatures join Morrissey as headliners’, Sydney Morning Herald | Entertainment, Fairfax Media, March 18, 2015
‘Flume, performing at FCX 10 Years of Future Classics during Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House’, vividsydney.com media-centre, March 18, 2015
‘Vivid Sydney Creative Director – Ignatius Jones’, ‘Vivid Music Creator – Stephen Ferris’, Official Vivid 2015 Media Launch, VividSydney.com media-centre, March 18,2015
‘Vivid Sydney 2015 Media Launch Cutaways’, Destination NSW; Video promotion, March 18, 2015
Crawford, Kate, ‘No Vivid Festival for North Sydney despite long-running campaign’, Mosman Daily, Daily Telegraph, March 18, 2015
London International Creative Competition (LICC) Annual Awards Book 2014 Shortlist, published online January 2015
Aesthetica The Art & Culture Magazine, York, UK. Issue 57, p141, February/March 2014
Fleming, I. ‘Thinking Inside the Square’, Illawarra Mercury, page 35, September 2012
‘Art in the City’, South Coast Leisure Times, page 11, Winter 2012
Bourke, J. ‘Transformation’, Illawarra Association for the Visual Arts Inc, p2, April 2012
‘Transformation Art Exhibition Success’, Nan Tien Institute Newsletter Issue #16, May 2012
Sutter, L. ‘The 57th Blake Prize’, Gallery M, dBMagazine, Visual Art, Issue # 472, July/August 2009
Garard, A. ‘Refugees in the frame’, The Advertiser, p 18, August 2009
Arnold, A. ‘Open to View’, Illawarra Mercury Domain, p 2, August 2009
Smith, H. ‘Gallery opens for Opens’, Wollongong and Northern Leader, p 8, August 2009
Jones, M. ‘Secret artist aids refugees’, Illawarra Mercury, p 13, August 2009
‘Personally Political – Contemporary Sensation’ : catalogue, Art House Tacheles, Berlin, May 2009
Tauchid, R. ‘Die Neuen Acrylfarben Strukturen und Kunstlerische Gestaltung’, Ed. Michael Fischer, pp. 58-59, 159, Sept 2007
Miller, F. (Artforum Critic) ‘Shimmer’, TransCultural Exchange, Boston MA, art review, p 2, November 2006
Weybury, S. ‘Approaching Liminality: Aesthetics Beyond the Postmodern Good’, Liminal Personae: exhibition catalogue, pp. 3-4, June 2006
Corbin, M. A ‘Thank You Note to Artists’, World Wide Art Resources, Absolutearts webnews, March 2005
Tauchid, R. ‘The New Acrylics: Complete Guide to the New Generation of Acrylic Paints’, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, pp. 58-59, 159, Jan 2005
Adie, K. ‘Art meets technology in synthesis’, The Illawarra Mercury, p.3, November 2004
Grant, I. ‘Joanne Handley: MERGE’, exhibition catalogue essay, Wollongong City Gallery, October 2004
‘MERGE: Joanne Handley’, Arts News, AbsoluteArts.com, December 2004
COFA Annual online, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, December 2004
Williams, M. & Wolifson, C. ‘Joanne Handley: EELE’, Without Reason exhibition catalogue, June 2004
Digital Library Program, NewYork Public Library, online September 28, 2002.
Van Haaften, J. Digital02 — Envisioning Time, Space and the Future, September 2002
Brown, B. ‘Plugged In’, exhibition catalogue, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, USA, March 2002
Pannucci, C. ‘Digital02’, Art & Science Collaborations Inc. (ASCI), New York, online, September 2002
 
AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS
’21 Breaths’, Paramor Prize : Art + Innovation exhibition catalogue, pp. 34-35, January 2015
‘Free Spaces’, The College Voice, ARC @ COFA College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Volume 3, Issue 2, May 2005
‘Vagrancies and Virtual Artifice’, COFA SA GAS report, UNSW, (Online) May 2004
‘Vagrancies and Virtual Artifice – an investigation into the synthesis of painting and digital image and the application of new technologies supportive of this interface’, MFA paper, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, 2004 (unpublished)
 
EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts (by Research) 2004
College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Bachelor of Art Education 1982
City Art Institute, SCAE
 
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2011-pres Sessional Lecturer – Painting, National Art School, Sydney
2005-pres Sessional Lecturer – Drawing/Painting, UNSW Australia | Art & Design, Sydney
2011 Examiner (MFA) – College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
2005-07 Tutor – Digital Media, Short Courses Program, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
2007 Tutor – Digital Media, Centre for Digital Media and Design, Illawarra Institute of Technology, Wollongong
2001-02 Tutor – Painting, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine USA
   
PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS
2003-pres National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) Australia
2001-pres Irving Sandler Artists File, Artists Space, Green Street, New York
2002-15 WorldWide Arts Resources Corporation, USA
2001-04 Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) Staten Island, New York
2001-03 Maine Arts Commission MAINEARTISTACCESS Directory, USA