Ricky Swallow  (Australian, 1974) 


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Ricky Swallow, Archer/Too Far Gone


Ricky Swallow
Archer/Too Far Gone

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1974   Born in San Remo
1993 - 1997   Bachelor of Fine Art, Major: Drawing, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Victoria
  Lives and works in Los Angeles
  1999 Contempora 5 Art Award, Victoria, Australia
  1998 Emerging Artists Grant, The Australia Council
2009   National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (solo)
2009   Mythologies, Museum of Mankind, London
2009   Soft Sculpture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2008   Imaginary Thing, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
2008   Tell Tchaikovsky the News, Curated by Torbjørn Rødland, Standard (Oslo), Oslo
2008   Mark Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
2008   Ballad of a Thin Man, The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois (solo)
2007   Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (solo)
2007   Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2007   Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, USA
2007   Goth: Reality of the Departed World, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
2007   Sculptors Drawing, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, USA
2007   Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramic, Gladstone Gallery, New York
2006   PS1/MoMA, New York (solo)
2006   Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London (solo)
2006   The Past Sure Is Tense, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (solo)
2006   Summer exhibition, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
2005   Getting Emotional, ICA, Boston, 18 May – 5 September
2005   Australian Pavillion, Venice Biennale (solo)
2005   Killing Time, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Victoria (solo)
2004   Strange Weather, Modern Art, London
2004   Living Together is Easy, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan
2004   The Ten Commandments, Curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
2003   Field Recordings, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
2003   Possible Worlds, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
2003   Art and Film, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
2003   Still Life, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2003   Variations on the Theme of Illusion, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London
2003   Some Things We Like, Asprey Jacques Gallery, London
2003   Guided By Heros, Curated by Raf Simons, Z33, Hasselt
2003   Extended Play, Art Remixing Music, Govett Brewster Art Gallery
2003   Roll Out, Curated by Ricky Swallow, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
2003   The Fourth Sex, Adolescent Extremes, Stazione Leopolda, Florence
2002   Tomorrow in Common, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
2002   Wooden Problem, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, California (solo)
2002   A Sculpture Now, First Floor Artists and Writers Space, Melbourne, Victoria (solo)
2002   Remix, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
2001   Bootylicious, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University
2001   A Person Looks at a Work of Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
2001   Casino 2001, SMAK, Gent
2001   Good Work, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington
2001   Swallow Swenson, Museum of Contempoary Art, Sydney
2001   Rubik 13, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2001   None More Blacker, 200 Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne
2001   Utopia / ROR, Kiasma Museum of Contempoary Art, Helsinki # Kunsthalle zu Kiel
2001   For those who came in late: Matrix 191 Project, University of California Berkeley (solo)
2001   Art Museum, Berkeley, California (solo)
2001   Above Ground Sculpture, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (solo)
2000   Plastruct, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, California (solo)
2000   Unplugged, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
2000   # Ricky Swallow: Above Ground Sculpture, Project Room, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, December 16, 2000 – March 4, # Individual Ape, Hot Rod Tearoom, Oslo (solo)
2000   Keith Edmier, Ricky Swallow, Erick Swenson, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
2000   The Retrieved Object, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne
2000   Are You Experienced?, The Physics Room, Christchurch
2000   Uncommon World, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2000   Spin Me Round, Metro Arts, Brisbane
2000   Drawn From Life, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2000   Terra Mirabilis, Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff
2000   Brand New Master Copy, UKS Gallery, Oslo
2000   Rent, Overgaden Gallery, Copenhagen
1999   The Multistylus Programme, Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne (solo)
1999   Spellbound, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
1999   Make It Yourself, 200 Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne
1999   Contempora 5, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
1999   Group Drawing Exhibition, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
1999   Signs Of Life, Melbourne International Biennial, Melbourne
1999   Multiples, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
1999   Walkmen, with David Jolly and David Noonan, Synaesthesia Music
1998   Repo Man, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney (solo)
1998   Rubik 3 Video vs Watercolor, 36 Wellington St, Collingwood
1998   Misty V’s City Lights 2000, City Lights, Hosier Lane
1998   Institutional Transit Lobby, 200 Gertrude Street Gallery
1998   Injection, Performance Space, Sydney
1998   Video Soup, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
1998   Taken, Curated by Jon Cattapan, R.M.I.T Project Space
1998   Hobby Core, Curated by Ricky Swallow, Stripp Gallery
1998   Beaux Arts Art in the World ‘98, Passage de Retz, Paris
1998   Metamorphosis, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
1998   All This And Heaven Too, Adelaide Biennial Exhibition, Art Gallery of South Australia
1998   Wild Kingdom, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1998   Going Nowhere, Curated by Julia Gorman, Grey Area ArtSpace Inc, Melbourne
1998   Ear to the Ocean, with Michael Graeve, Grey Area Art Space Inc, Melbourne
1998   Diorama, Curated by Charlotte Day, 200 Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne
1998   Gathering, Curated by Ricky Swallow, Platform 2, Melbourne
1997   The Lighter Side of the Dark Side, Grey Area Art Space, Inc., Melbourne, Australia (solo)
1997   Small World, Teststrip, Auckland (solo)
1996   Before My Eyes A Bedroom Monster, Stop 22 Gallery, Melbourne
2008    GOTH: Reality of the departed world, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
2008    Younger Than Yesterday, exhibition catalogue, published by Kunsthalle Vienna
2008    Stunda, Hilary. Contemporary Still Life: A Conversation With Ricky Swallow, Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 27 No. 5, June
2008    Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, exhibition catalogue, published Rubell Family Collection, Miami
2007    Dunne, Aidan. Ricky Swallow, The Irish Times, May 30
2007    White, Lucy. Sculpting Matters of Life and Death, The Irish Metro, May 22
2007    Farman, Marie. Dandy Magazine, Issue 16, April/May
2007    Ricky Swallow, exhibition catalogue, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2006    Stockholder, Jessica. Ricky Swallow, The New York Times, February 21
2006    Smee, Sebastian. Ricky Swallow, The Australian, December 15
2006    Ricky Swallow, V&A magazine, Winter 2005-2006, p. 96
2005    Ricky Swallow in Venice, Art & Australia, Vol. 42 No. 4, Winter 2005, p. 577-579
2005    I-D, No. 256, July
2005    Conway Morris, Roderick. Pushing Boundaries at Venice Biennale, International Herald Tribune, 14th June
2005    McDonald, John. Life studies, The Australian Financial Review magazine, June
2005    Sanders, Mark. Another Bonehead, Another magazine, Spring / Summer
2005    Dawne, Tony. The best art jamboree in the world, The Times, June 23
2005    Brooks, Richard. A beginner’s guide to the Biennale, Culture – The Sunday Times, June 19
2005    This Time Another Year, Australia Venice Biennale
2005    Paton, Justin. Ricky Swallow, Field Recordings, New Art Series, Craftman House
2005    Wullschlaher, Jackie. Old and new in the city of pageantry, Financial Times, June 15
2005    Hook, Line and Sinker, Art Review, June, p. 74-75
2005    McDonald, John. Life Studies, The Australian Financial Review Magazine, June, p. 22-25
2005    Sooke, Alastair. Ten Hot Biennale Artists, The Daily Telegraph, June 4
2005    Herbert, Martin. Bone Idol, Modern Painters, May, p. 68-73
2005    Brennan, Betsy. Flying High, Vogue Living, March-April
2005    Next Big Thing- Chiselled Features, The Sunday Times Magazine, March 20
2005    I-D Magazine, December 2004-January
2005    Arevalo, Pilar. Personal History, Oyster, p. 52-55
2004    Hutak, Michael. Wood for thought, the Bulletin, November
2004    Fitzerald Michael. Still life at high speed, Time, September 20, p. 68-69
2004    Coslovich, Gabriella. Talking flight from fame, the Age, September 1
2004    Fortescue, Elizabeth. Tipping the bucket on time and tide, the Daily Telegraph, August 30
2004    Hallett, Bryce. Perfection and perseverance: artist carving a reputation, the Sunday Morning Herald, August 25
2004    Artlink, Vol. 25 No. 1, August, cover and p. 12-13
2004    Ann Low, Lenny. Swallow flying solo as he prepares for Venice Hype, the Sunday Morning Herald, June 30
2004    Barclay, Alison. Ricky’s Venetian Class, Herald Sun, June 16
2004    Sorensen, Rosemary. Venice Beckons, The Courier Mail, June 16
2003    Higgs, Matthew. Openings: Steven Shearer, Artforum, October
2003    Exhibition Review, Artforum, Vol XLII No. 1, September
2003    Paton, Justin. The Was and May, Art Monthly Australia, March 2003, cover and p. 3-6
2002    Safe, Gerogina. Master of the Universe, The Weekend Australian, December 21-22
2002    Johnson, Ken. Art in Review, The New York Times, Friday September 20
2002    Wallis, Simon. Remix catalogue, TATE Liverpool, Artist‚ Entries, p. 72-73
2002    Myers, R, Terry. Wooden Problem, review, Contemporary, September
2002    Spiderland, Artist p. 1,2,3,4, Issue 3, Sydney, Australia
2001    Artist Pages, Casino 2001 catalogue, p. 190-191
2001    Kent, Rachel. Classical Contemporary, Swallow Swenson, catalogue text, MCA, Sydney, Australia
2001    Zoo 10, 09 2001, Artist profile, p. 156,157, London
2001    Gawronski, Alex. A sum and it’s parts, Rubik @ Sarah Cottier, review, Eyeline Spring 2001, Issue 46, Australia
2001    Zuckerman Jacobson, Heidi. Ricky Swallow, Matrix Gallery, Berkeley 2001
2001    Palmer, Daniel. Shadow Play, Frieze, Issue 58
2001    Brae, Marah. The Voyeur Awakes, Art and Australia, April 2001
2001    Travis, Lara. None More Blacker, catalogue text, 200 Gertrude Street Gallery, Australia
2001    Paton, Justin. The Recreation Room, catalogue text, Above Ground Sculpture # Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2001
2000    Koestenbaum, Wayne. Commodity Fetishism in Sculpture, Artforum, Best of 2000
2000    Brennan, Stella. Economies of Scale, + Artist Page, Pavement Magazine, Issue 44, NZ
2000    James, Bruce. Odd Birds in Swallows Nest, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 November
2000    Tonkin, Steven. Uncommon World, catalogue text, NGA, Canberra, Australia
2000    Pestorius, David. Spin Me Round, catalogue text, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia
2000    Preview, Rent. Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Visual Arts, 29
2000    Yaman, Ebru. The Weekend Australian, January 1-2
2000    Fenner, Felicity. New Life In Melbourne, Art in America, January, p. 74-77
2000    Koop, Stuart. Rent Art, notes on the works, Ojeblikket, Special Issue no 3
2000    Walaker, Jan. Monkey Business, Interview and artist pages, Hot Rod Issue 6, Oslo, Norway
2000    Krister, Bo. Brand New Master Copy, catalogue intro, UKS Gallery, Oslo, Norway
1999    Colless, Edward. The World Ends When It’s Parts Wear Out, Memory Made Plastic, Ricky Swallow
1999    Frost, Andrew. Ricky Swallow, Monument magazine, Issue 33
1999    Nicholson, Tom. Signs of Life, Melbourne International Biennial review, Art & Australia, vol. 37
1999    Rooney, Robert. Show Them the Money, The Weekend Australian, September 25
1999    Nicholson, Tom. Contempora 5 catalogue, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
1999    Palmer, Daniel. Melbourne International Biennial, Frieze, no 48, September # Clabburn, Anna. Plentiful Life Signs, The Age, Melbourne, 9th June
1999    Palmer, Daniel. Review. Walkmen, Frieze, no 46, May
1999    Chapman, Chris. Space 1999, Quick Responses, 1999 Melbourne International Biennial, May
1999    Rooney, Robert. A Little Chaos, but Definite Life Signs, The Australian, May 21 # O’Connel, Stephen. Repo Man, review, Like art magazine, Issue 7, summer 1998-99
1999    Palmer, Daniel. Hobby Core, review, Like art magazine, Issue 7 summer 1998-99
1998    Hjorth, Larissa. Hobby Core, Log Magazine, Christchurch, New Zealand, September
1998    Smee, Sebastion. Are we not men?, Sydney Morning Herald, September 18
1998    McDonald, Ewen. All this and Heaven Too, Art & Australia vol 36
1998    Sequeira, David, Cues. Metaphors and Dialogues, Real Time, August
1998    Engberg, Juliana. No radio, Art and Text, August, October
1998    McKenzie, Robyn. Being and Time, the new existentialism, Beaux Arts, Art in the World 98 (catalogue edition)
1998    Nicholson, Tom. Leagues Under the Sea, Like art magazine, Issue 5, March
1998    McQualter, Andrew. All This And Heaven Too, Catalogue text, A G S A
1998    Koop, Stuart. Diorama, 200 Gertrude Street Gallery, review, Art and Text, January
1997    Huppatz, DJ. The Lighter Side of The Dark Side, review, Artlink, December 1997
1997    McQualter, Andrew. Science Fiction, Ricky Swallow, Globe E on Line Art Journal, Nov 97
1997    Clabburn, Anna. Replanting Our Natural Heritage, review, The Age 29, October 1997
1997    Day, Charlotte. Dioramas and The Invention of Nature, Catalogue text, Diorama, 200 Gertrude Street Melbourne