Born 1973, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works NSW, Australia
Ben Quilty (Upcoming September) Galerie Allen, Paris
Ben Quilty (Upcoming in July) Saatchi Gallery, London
Ben Quilty Kuta Beach (Upcoming May) Hong Kong Art Fair with Tolarno Galleries
Drawing, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne Australia
Trigger-Happy: Ben Quilty?s Brave New World, Drill Hall Gallery Australian National University
The Fiji Wedding, Tolarno Galleries Melbourne Australia
After Afghanistan, National Art School Sydney then touring nationally
My Brothers And Other Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery Off-site Adelaide
Jan Murphy Gallery at Melbourne International Art Fair
Jan Murphy Gallery at the Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
A Convergence of Birds, curated by Andrew Frost, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
The Evo Project, GRANTPIRRIE Offsite, Hong Kong
Inhabit, Art Gallery Of South Australia, Adelaide
Inhabit, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
Trashed, Lost Projects, Manila Philippines
Ben Quilty, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Critical Impact, GRANTPIRRIE Offsite, Melbourne
Ben Quilty LIVE! The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Ben Quilty LIVE! TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria
Smashed, GRANTPIRRIE at The Melbourne Art Fair, and GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
More work from the Man Cave, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Smashed, University of Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
Ben Quilty: Death-Wish, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle
New Work from the Man Cave, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Pride and Patriotism, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
Jan Murphy Gallery at The Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
Ache, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Life's What You Do While You?re Waiting To Die, Maunsell Wickes At Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
Beauty, Rich and Rare, Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne
Young and Free?, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Torana, Maunsell Hughes Gallery, Sydney
New Paintings, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
Paris, Step Gallery, Sydney
Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart (Upcoming March) Art Gallery of South Australia
Private Assembly A Contemporary Collection, Tweed Regional Gallery
Prudential Eye Award for Contemporary Art Exhibition, Singapore
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair with Jan Murphy Gallery
Air Born, McClelland Gallery Victoria
Middle Head Exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery
Divide and Context, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Goulburn
'Rapture of Death' curated by Prue Gibson, Gippsland Art Gallery
Midwinter Master: Artist & Mentor, The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne
The Gold Award, Rockhampton Art Gallery
The Redlands Art Prize NAS Gallery, Sydney (Winner)
The Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
In Great Trouble: The Traumatic Australian Landscape, Bondi Beach, curated by Fiona Lowry
Hong Kong International Art Fair GRANTPIRRIE, Hong Kong
The Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (Winner)
Out of The Comfort Zone Customs House, Sydney, curated by Virginia Wilson
Together in Harmony for 50 Years: Linking Australian and Korean Arts
Korea Cultural Exchange Centre, Seoul, Korea
Awake Bom Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Australian Masterpieces from the TWMA Collection, Landscape TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
Hayman Collection: Volume One Horsham, Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, curated by Adam Harding
Time Travel: Reimagining the Past, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
An Oeuvre Both Abundant and Diverse, SCA Galleries, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
Salon Des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
The Shilo Project, The Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Darwin's Bastards, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney
Welcome to the Death Show: The Death Project Stage 2, Parramatta Artists Studios, Sydney
Salon Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, curated by Ben Quilty
Victory Over The Sun, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne
Hong Kong Art Fair GRANTPIRRIE, Hong Kong
Wheels On Fire, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree
On Rage, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, curated by Ben Quilty
The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Winner)
Wheels on Fire, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree
New Selected Recent Acquisitions 2007-2008, University of QLD Art Museum, Brisbane
In Captivity, Animals in the Dubbo Regional Gallery Collection, Dubbo Regional Gallery
Neo Goth, Back in Black, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Repeat that Again! The Serial Impulse in Art Since the Sixties, University of QLD Art Museum
GRANTPIRRIE at GAG Greenaway Art Gallery
Gifted Dell Gallery, Griffith University, Queensland College of the Arts
CONTEMPORANEOUS : Australian Contemporary Painting 1, Wangaratta Gallery, Wangaratta
The Archibald Prize exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
I'm a Good Boy, First Draft, Sydney
New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Snap Freeze, Tarra Warra Museum of Art, Victoria
National Artists' Self Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Considering Portraiture and Figuration, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Portal, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney and ARC Biennial, Brisbane
Past Winners Exhibition, Brett Whitley Studio, Sydney
Current: Sculpture Projects in the River City Parramatta City Council
'Riverbeats,' The Sebel Parramatta, Sydney
Cuisine and Country, Orange Regional Gallery
The Led Zeppelin World Tour Exhibition, Lismore Regional Gallery
Pants Down, Surprise! in-Transit Gallery, Portside Wharf, Brisbane
Truth and Likeness, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
The Year In Art, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Dobell Drawing Prize exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Flaming Youth, Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW
The Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Award, NSW
Ironic Expressionism, Virginia Wilson Art, Sydney
Poor Yorick, Virginia Wilson Art, Sydney
Monsters, Albury Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
The Archibald Prize exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Figure 8 Deloitte, Sydney and Melbourne
Animals as Allegory, QUT, Brisbane
Driving Passions, Ipswich Art Gallery, Qld
Post-It - Exquisite Corpse, Peleton, Sydney
Autofetish : Mechanics of Desire, Newcastle Regional Gallery
Thai-Australian Contemporary prints, Chiangmai University Art Museum
Thai-Australian Contemporary prints, COFA, Sydney
ABN Amro Art Award ABN Amro Building, Sydney
Recent Aquisitions, Newcastle Region Art Gallery
The Archibald Prize, Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Salon Des Refusés, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Metro 5 Art Prize, Melbourne
Artists protest Ant Dedition Laws, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre
Friends and Neighbours, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Archibald Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre
Show Me Your Sexy Urbanity Fotos, Hohenstrausenstr, Frankfurt, Germany
Metro 5 Art Prize, Melbourne
Kings School Art Prize (Winner)
Salon Des Refusés S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Emerging Artists at Mary Place, Sydney
Metro 5 Art Prize, Melbourne
University and Schools Club Art Show, Sydney
Brett Whitley Travelling Art Scholarship (Winner), AGNSW, Sydney
Emerging Artists at Mary Place Inaugural Group Show, Sydney
Art Gallery Society Art Auction, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (Shortlist), AGNSW, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre
BareBones Art Space, Bangalow
Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (Finalist), Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Pukka, Allen Street Gallery, Sydney
Artexpress, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Rocks Painters Picnic, Age and Open Winner, Sydney Festival of the Arts
Prudential Eye Award (overall), Singapore
Prudential Eye Award (painting), Singapore
Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Finalist, Gold Award, Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD
The Redlands Art Prize NAS Gallery
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney
National Self Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Kings School Art Prize, Sydney
Metro 5 Art Prize, Melbourne
Kings School Art Prize
Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Julian Ashton Summer School Scholarship, Julian Ashton School, Sydney
Rocks Painters Picnic, Age and Open Winner, Sydney Festival of the Arts, Sydney
Bachelor of Design, Visual Communication, School of Design, University of Western Sydney, Sydney
Certificate in Aboriginal Culture and History, Monash University, Melbourne
Bachelor of Visual Arts - Painting, Sydney University, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
Barcelona Studio, Australia Council for the Arts, Spain
Hill End, Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
The Gunnery, New South Wales Ministry For the Arts, Sydney
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst
Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie, Tasmania
Dubbo Regional Gallery, Dubbo
Ipswich Regional Gallery, Ipswich
Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Collection, New South Wales
Macquarie Bank, Australia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Newcastle Regional Gallery, Newcastle
New England Regional Gallery, Armidale
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Healsville
Tarrawarra Museum of Art, VIC
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Ben Quilty: Drawing Michael Desmond
Ben Quilty 21st CENTURY PORTRAITS by the National Portrait Gallery London Jo Higgins 21st CENTURY PORTRAITS by the National Portrait Gallery London
Ben Quilty Trigger Happy Michael Desmond Curator Trigger Happy Exhibition Australian National University Drill Hall
The Fiji Wedding Andrew Denton Exhibition Catalogue Introduction
After Afghanistan Laura Webster Exhibition Catalogue
Germaine Greer: A Portrait by Ben Quilty Ben Quilty University of Melbourne Meanjin Magazine
Watson, Bronwyn 'Public Works, Ben Quilty', The Weekend Australian Review, April 10 -11, p. 13.
Millner, Jacqueline 'Ben Quilty and the emotional eloquence of painting', Perspectives on Australian Contemporary Art
Ben Quilty, Current : Contemporary Art from Australia and New Zealand, edited by Art and Australia
McDonald John 'Rev-head drops down a gear', The Sydney Morning Herald, October, p. 14- 5.
Greer, Germaine 'Schoolboy doodles' Hardly. Ben Quilty's cars are a glimpse into the male psyche', The Guardian UK, October.
Clarke, Suzanna 'Artist subject to celebrity', The Courier Mail, May 2, p. 14.
Sorensen, Rosemary 'Self-annihilation leads Ben Quilty to prized art',
The Australian, May 1.
Huda, Dr. Shireen, 'Market Rap', Art Market Report, Issue 33, Third Quarter.
Kidd, Courtney 'The artists the market has loved too much', Art Market Report, Issue 33, Third Quarter p. 18 - 20.
Clarke, Suzanna 'Ben turns myths into hits' The Herald Sun, 5 October, p. 47.
Burton, Laini 'Growing Pains, A journey through BEN QUILTY LIVE!', Art Monthly Australia October #224 p. 25-27.
Gill, Raymond 'Wasted years prove all the rage', The Age, 26 August, p. 21.
Westwood, Susan 'The Old Masters of Tomorrow', GQ Magazine, August/September, p. 141.
Slade, Lisa Ben Quilty, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.
Higson, Rosalie 'Barnestorming effort takes out the Moran', The Australian, 11 March, p. 7.
Steickland, Katrina 'Second entry proves three times luckier', The Australian Financial Review, 11 March, p. 3.
McDonald, John 'Big Heads aplenty, and judges not sticking their necks out', The Sydney Morning Herald, Marc
'Barnes portrait wins $150K prize', ABC Online, March.
Schwartzkoff, Louise 'Smashed rocker and dry land scoop art's richest prize', The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 March, p. 3.
Moss, Edith 'GRANTPIRRIE continues artist's winning spree', Constructing Art Blog, 10 March.
Mitchell, Claire 'A winning argument: Artist claims world?s richest portrait prize', Southern Highland News, 13 March, p. 1.
'Absurd' divide in focus', The Courier Mail, 23 May.
Sorenson, Rosemary 'Mirror images of Male Rage', The Australian, 21 May.
'Angry young men', Brisbane News, 27 May, 2 June.
Slade, Lisa 'On Rage, Curated by Ben Quilty', (exh. cat.) May
Crawford, Ashley 'Gothic candour: 'I am the coffin that will not be silent', Art Monthly Australia, No. 216, December 2008 - February 2009, pp. 45-49.
Sorensen, Rosemary 'How death becomes you', The Australian, 1 August, p. 10.
Stewart, Hugh 'Some Kind of Wonderful', Vogue Australia, August.
Clarke, Suzanna 'The art of darkness', The Courier Mail, 19-20 July, p. 6-7.
Clement, Tracey 'The Fast and Furious World of Ben Quilty', Australian Art Collector, Issue 45, July - September.
Desmond, Michael ?Ben Quilty: Gods Middle Children', Ben Quilty: Pride and Patriotism, (exh. cat.), GRANTPIRRIE.
Warne-Smith, Drew 'It's All About Me', The Weekend Australian Magazine, March 31 - April 1.
Ann Low, Lenny 'The Hot Seat; Ben Quilty talks to Lenny Ann Low', The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, March 17 - 18.
Desmond, Michael 'Looking and seeing: teasing truth from contemporary portraiture', Capital Magazine, Nov - Dec.
Pandaram, Jamie 'Lyrics come to life on canvas', The Sydney Morning Herald, September 27.
Desmond, Michael 'Is the truth of portraiture vested exclusively in likeness', Portrait 21.
Lewis, Claire Ache, exh. cat., GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney, 2006
Smee, Sebastian Roll up for the show 'The Weekend Australian', 25-26 March .
McDonald, John 'Trustees win the prize for best joke', The Sydney Morning Herald, 25-26 March.
McDonald, John 'Year of the very big head', The Sydney Morning Herald, March 17.
Clement, Tracey 'Van Go', The Sydney Morning Herald, 24-30 March
Brennan, Betsy 'A brush with lust', Vogue Living, January - February,
Millner, Jacqueline Ben Quilty life's what you're doing while you're waiting to die (exh.cat.), Maunsell Wickes, Sydney
Muhlberger, Emma 'Beasts of Burden', Animals as Allegory, (exh. cat.), Queensland University Art Museum, Brisbane
Reid, Michael 'The art oracle', The Sydney Morning Herald, December 10
Hill, Peter 'The Return of Painting', The Age, August 27
Lacey, Stephen 'Totally driven', The Bulletin, August 2
Nelson, Robert 'More bluff than beauty', The Age, October 18, 2004
Ann Low, Lenny 'Machine Love', The Sydney Morning Herald, August 17, 2004
Ann Low, Lenny 'Life after ditching the palette and beret', The Sydney Morning Herald, October 16, 2002