Stephen Bush: Curriculum Vitae

1958, Victoria, Australia  
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Fine Arts  
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Graduate Diploma of Fine Arts  
Individual Exhibitions
2016 In the quiet deep, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin
  Festooned, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
  MCA Foyer Wall Commission, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2015 Whipped Foulard, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin
2014 Open the Boxoctosis, Sutton Gallery
  Stephen Bush: Steenhuffel, The Vizard Foundation Contemporary Artist Project; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University
2012 club soda unbridled, Sutton Gallery
  Volta Art Fair: New York, Sutton Gallery
2010 Melbourne Art Fair, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
2008 The Devil Drives, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Gelderland, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  Fiddleback, Goff + Rosenthal, New York
2006 Hoevelaken, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Penetrol, Goff + Rosenthal Gallery, New York
2004 Lumber, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Blackwood Skyline, Stephen Bush: work in progress #5, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne
2002 Bryter Layter, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Grey Flannel, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1999 Overlander, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles
1997 Fall Collection, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
1996 A Picture Exhibition, Fatouhi Cramer Gallery, New York
1995 Venetian Red, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
1994 The Lure of Paris, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Stephen Bush, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
  Claiming: An Installation of Paintings by Stephen Bush, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
1989 Stephen Bush, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
1987 Plow: Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
1984 Stephen Bush, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
Group Exhibitions
2016 Sugar Spin: You, Me, Art and Everything, Brisbane, QAGOMA
  Fleurieu Art Prize, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide
  Spring 1883, Sutton Gallery, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne
  Narratives, Greenway Gallery, Adelaide
  Footing the Bill,online exhibition organised by Art Works for Change, San Francisco view here
  Panorama, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
  McClelland Collection, McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, Victoria
2015 Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney
  Hiding in Plain Sight: A Selection of Works from the Michael Buxton Collection, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria
2014 Sublime Point: the Landscape in Painting, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, New South Wales
  Paris Bar Salon, Neon Parc, Melbourne
  In your Dreams, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne
2013 Mix Tape 1980s: Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style, The Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne
2012 Negotiating This World: Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne
  Temperament Spectrum, Sutton Gallery
2011 Sutton Gallery @ Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand
  Global Backyard, LaTrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell
  Journeys, Plimsol Gallery, Hobart
  Marie Celeste, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
  MONAISMS, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart
2010 Contemporary Encounters, The Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne
  The Edge of the Universe, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria
  Wilderness: Balnaves Contemporary: Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  We Call Them Pirates Out Here: MCA Collection selected by David Elliott, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2009 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, The Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  Sutton Gallery @ Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand
2008 Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland
  Future Tense: Reshaping the landscape, Neuberger Museum, New York
  Stephen Bush, Helen Johnson, Nick Mangan, Peter Robinson, Sutton Gallery @ Danks Street Depot, Sydney
2007 Summer 07, Goff + Rosenthal, New York, USA
  Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria
  Eye for I, Ballarat Regional Gallery, Ballarat
2005 Berlin Art Fair, Goff + Rosenthal Gallery
  NADA Miami, Goff + Rosenthal Gallery
2004 Scope New York, Stephenson Fine Art
  The Plot Thickens, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
  Atelier, Plimsol Gallery, Hobart
  Art Position 04 Morat, Basel, Switzerland, Stephenson Fine Art
  Before night after nature, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
2003 Home & Away, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
  Three-way abstraction, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
  Scope LA, Stephenson fine art
  Scope Miami, Stephenson fine art
2002 The Monash University Collection: four Decades of Collecting, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
2001 Unpacked, MCA, Sydney, organised by Jane Campion
  A Studio in Paris SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney NSW
  Bootylicious Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
  Our Place: Issues of Identity in Recent Australian Art, Collection from Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Palazzo Vaj, Prato, Italy
2000 H2O, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Western Australia University, Perth International Arts Festival
  Sebastian, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Hazlehurst Arts Centre, Orange, Noosa, Toowoomba, Hervey Bay, Grafton Regional Gallery and Bendigo Art Gallery
  All creatures great and small, Old Gold Museum, Melbourne
1999 Leisure and Pleasure, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
  Signs of Life: Melbourne International Biennial, curated by Juliana Engberg, Melbourne
  On the Road the Car in Australian Art, Heide MOMA, Melbourne
1998 Cartoons and Caricature in Contemporary Art, Geelong Art Gallery and regional tour
  Views of Melbourne (NGV Collection) Regional Gallery tour of Victoria
1997 The Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s, Geelong, Hamilton, and Bendigo Art Galleries.
1996 After Image: Painting Photography, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne & regional tour
  Tangibility? Three Installations: Stephen Bush & Jan Nelson: South Face; John R. Neeson: Sixth Location; Claire Barclay: Untitled, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart, Tasmania
  Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography!, MCA, Sydney
  Compost, Adelaide Festival, curators - John Barbour & David O'Halloran
  How Say You, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
  Colonial Post-Colonial, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne
1995 South Face: Jan Nelson & Stephen Bush, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT
  NON, ether ohnetitel, Melbourne
  Smorgon Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  Decadence, 200 Gertrude Street Artists Space, Melbourne
  If you're creative you can get stuffed, Continental Cafe, Melbourne
1994 Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition 1994, National tour
  Tableaux, Works from the Collection, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
  Persona Cognita, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, curator - Juliana Engberg
  Bad Toys, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art. Melbourne
1993 Survey 14: Images of the Geelong Region, Geelong Art Gallery
  Interim Space, Smith Street Post Office, Collingwood
  A Collaboration Project-Jan Nelson & Stephen Bush, Temple Studio, Melbourne
  Group Show, Darren Knight Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Domino 1, Merryn Gates, Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne
  Angelic Space, curator Juliana Engberg, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Contemporary Landscapes, Deakin University, Geelong
  The Story So Far, curator Peter Timms, Exhibitors Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Platform, Spencer Street Melbourne
  Artists Against Animal Experimentation, Deutscher Gallery, Melbourne
  Anonymous, West Melbourne
1989 Australian Art Post 1960, Deutscher Gertrude Street, Melbourne.
1988 Artisans: Collaboration/Installation with Geoff Lowe, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University Union, Melbourne
  9x5 - The Wilderness Society Exhibition, Linden Gallery,Melbourne
  Stephen Bush and Janet Burchill, curator Peter Cripps, The Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Emu Plains, and 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
  Newcastle Award, Newcastle Gallery
1987 Large Paintings from Artbank, Ivan Doughey Gallery, Sydney
  Quiddity, curator Louise Neri, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
  The New Romantics, curator Graeme Sturgeon, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney and regional galleries tour
1986 Fears and Scruples, curator Naomi Cass, University Gallery, University of Melbourne
  Young Australians, National Gallery Victoria & National tour, 1986-88
  Voyage of Discovery, Dallas, Texas, USA
1985 New Work, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
  Contemporary Australian Views, curators Joe Pascoe and Svetlana Karovich, Geelong Art Gallery and Victorian Regional Gallery tour 1985-6
1983 The John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, NGV, Melbourne
1981 Emerging Painters, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
Selected Collections  
A.C.T.U. Collection, Melbourne
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Artbank, Sydney
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
BHPBilliton, Melbourne
Cairns Art Gallery, Queensland
Price Waterhouse Coopers, Melbourne
Deakin University Collection, Melbourne
Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong
The J.L. Stewart Collection, New York
Michael Buxton Collection of Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Mitchell Endowment, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, N.S.W
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
RACV, Melbourne
Smorgon Collection, Melbourne
Vizard Collection, Melbourne
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool
Wesfarmers, Perth
Western Metropolitan College of T.A.F.E., Footscray
Western Mining, Melbourne
Private Collections, Australia, USA and Europe
Stephen Bush is represented in Australia by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne