Timeline

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
Awards
1999 Contempora 5 Art Award, Victoria, Australia
1998 Emerging Artists Grant, The Australia Council

Exhibitions

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

Literature

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