Hedonism - an exhibition of paintings by Stephanie Burns
(b. 1962, Perth) Sculptor, painter, art valuer, art magazine editor.
STUDIES Claremont School of Art, 1984; moves to UK 1984; Norwich School of Art, attended the Life Drawing department under John Wonnicott and John Lessore 1984; Bath College of Higher Education, Art Foundation Course 1986-87; Wimbledon School of Art, London, Sculpture Course 1988-90. Part-time lecturer NAS 1997-98. Married Peter Fuller, British art critic 1985. Fuller died in a car accident 1990 three years after he founded the British art magazine Modern Painters. Married Australian art critic John McDonald 1991-2000, and returned to Australia 1994. Exhibited widely around Australia during the 90s, ten solo exhibitions at major galleries (Coventry Gallery, Annandale Galleries and Christine Abrahams Gallery) including featured artist at Floriade, Canberra Tourism's Spring Festival 2000. Over fifty group exhibitions in Australia and internationally including; Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, UK 1990; London Art Fair, Beaux Arts Gallery, UK 1993; Summer Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin, Sydney 1997; Blake Prize for Religious Art, State Library of NSW, Sydney, St Johns Cathedral, Brisbane, Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Tewantin, Qld, Cathedral of St Paul, Melbourne 1997-98; Sculpture by the sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney 2000; Australian Drawing Biennale, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU Canberra; Capo, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra 2005; her work has been exhibited in Australian Art Fairs; Perth 1995; Melbourne Art Fair (ACAFS) 1996, 1998, 2002, The Melbourne Affordable Art Fair 2004, The Sydney Affordable Art Fair, 2004, Brisbane Art Fair, 2005; Appointee (1991-) and trustee (1991-98, 2007-) of the Peter Fuller Memorial Foundation, a British registered charity that has hosted an annual lecture at the TATE Gallery in London since 1991, eminent cultural commentators such as William Tucker, Hilton Kramer, John Berger, Rudi Fuchs and Luc Tuymans have given past lectures. The charity also runs an online art magazine Art Influence run by the artist and her son, Laurence Fuller. Opened her own art gallery in Canberra called Stephanie Burns Fine Art which staged over one hundred exhibitions from 2001-2007.When the gallery closed Burns moved to a rural property in Yass, NSW with her husband Stephen Hooper.
AWARDS Fisher's Ghost Art Award, (highly commended), Campbelltown, 1997. Waverley Art Prize Open Prize and Works on Paper Prize 2009
APPTS Appointee and trustee of The Peter Fuller Memorial Foundation 1991-. Editor: Art Influence www.artinfluence.com, 2007-. Valuer for the Australian Governments Cultural Gifts Program 2008-.
REP National Australia Bank, Head Office, Melbourne; Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD; .Joondalup WA
BIB The Canberra Times, 27th March 2005. Win TV, 16th March 2001. The Canberra Times, 18th September, 2000. The Canberra Times, 24th September, 2000. Drill Hall Catalogue, 16th November-17th December 2000. Interview, ABC TV, 23rd November 2000. Sun Herald, 5th December 2000. Melbourne Times, 6th December 2000. Melbourne Times, 13th December 2000. Annandale Galleries Catalogue, March 1999. The Sydney Morning Herald, 30th March, 1999. The Sydney Morning Herald, 3rd April, 1999. The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 April 1997. Christine Abrahams Gallery Catalogue, April 1996. The Australian, 20th July 1996. The Age, 1 Oct, 1996. The West Australian, 29th August, 1995. The Australian, 10 September, 1994. The Sydney Review, September, 1994. Coventry Gallery Catalogue, September, 1994.
LINKS www.stephanieburns.com.au, www.artinfluence.com
2010Hedonism, The Depot Gallery, Sydney.
2007Reflections, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra
2005 Great Australian Male and Others, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra.
200110 Years a Survey of Sculptures and Collages, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra.
2000Floriade, Canberra Tourism's Spring Festival, Canberra.
Collage, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
1998Towards the Baroque, Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
1997Coventry Gallery, Sydney.
1996Recent Sculpture, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
1995Delaney Gallery, Perth, WA.
1994Coventry Gallery, Sydney.