CHRISTIAN LOCK

CHRISTIAN LOCK

b. 1969

Lives and works in Adelaide, Australia.

Christian Lock was born in 1969. He completed an Advanced Diploma of Art, Applied & Visual, North Adelaide School of Art, Adelaide (1999); Bachelor Visual Arts, SA School of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide (2000); Honours, Bachelor Visual Arts, SA School of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide (2001); Masters Visual Arts, SA School of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide (2006). Exhibitions include The Substation Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation Centre for Art & Culture, Victoria (2011); CACSA Contemporary 2010: THE NEW NEW, Contemporary Art Centre of SA, Adelaide (2010); Wynne Prize for landscape painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2008). Collections include Artbank, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia & private collections.

Exhibitions include The Substation Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation Centre for Art & Culture, Victoria (2011); CACSA Contemporary 2010: THE NEW NEW, Contemporary Art Centre of SA, Adelaide (2010); Wynne Prize for landscape painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2008). Collections include Artbank, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia & private collections. Christian currently lives and works in Adelaide, South Australia

"The unifying through-line of the work has been Lock’s ongoing interest in the status of the painting and its component parts, both as signifiers of the language of the form, but also as a dialogue with its history. Lock has referred to himself as a ‘sampler’ and ‘remixer’, someone who creates new songs from the fragments of the old, but the most compelling aspect of the work is its rich psychological implications. Lock provides the viewer with a frame and a template to let the imagination loose – and the apophenic delights within are hypnotic."

- Andrew Frost, 2012.

 

 

SPACE JUNKY
2018
CHRISTIAN LOCK - Installation view 'Quicksilver: 25 Years of Samstag Scholarships', Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum, 2016. Photo by Grant Hancock
QUICKSILVER
2016
2015
2013
2011
2009
CHRISTIAN LOCK - George Greenough Versus Timothy Leary, 2007, acrylic and oil on canvas, 180 x 210cm
2007
CHRISTIAN LOCK - Don't spill your breakfast on the Merci Seat, 2006, polyester resin, wood, acrylic paint, holographic stickers on board, 120 x 180cm
2006
CHRISTIAN LOCK - Revenge Of The Velvet Sledgehammer 2005, acrylic on canvas,123x208cm
2005

BIOGRAPHY

1969

Born

 

1996

Certificate in Art Applied and Visual, Onkaparinga Institute of TAFE, Adelaide 

1999

Advanced Diploma of Art Applied and Visual, North Adelaide School of Art

2000

Bachelor Visual Arts, SA School of Art, University of South Australia

2001

Honours Bachelor Visual Arts, SA School of Art, University of South Australia

2006

Masters Visual Arts, SA School of Art, University of South Australia

Currently

Head of painting, SA School of Art, Architecture & Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Space Junky, GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide

2017

Blackflag, ACE OPEN, Adelaide

2015

GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide

2014

CHASM Gallery, New York
Ryan Renshaw Gallery, QLD

2013

GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA

2011

Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA

2010

John Buckley Gallery, Richmond VIC

2009

Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA

2008

John Buckley Gallery, Richmond VIC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

13th Cairo Biennale, Egypt

2016

Quicksilver: 25 Years of Samstag Scholarship, Samstag Museum, Adelaide

2015

DO IT, Samstag Museum, Adelaide
Cloudburst: Christian Lock and Claire Pendrigh, Chasm Gallery, New York

2014

Art Dubai, Dubai (GAGPROJECTS)
SALA: EIGHT, Adelaide Town Hall
New Work, Greenaway Gallery, South Australia
Revealed, Samstag Gallery, South Australia

2012

Deep Space, Art Gallery of South Australia
Endless Summer, Nexus Centre

2011

The Substation Contemporary Art Prize,The Substation Centre for Art & Culture, Victoria

2010

CACSA Contemporary 2010: THE NEW NEW,Contemporary Art Centre of SA, Adelaide
The Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast

2009

Hits From The Wand,FELTspace, Adelaide

2008

Road Movies,Contemporary Art Centre of SA, Adelaide
Wynne Prize for landscape painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2007

Mentor Mentored, Contemporary Art Centre of SA, Adelaide 

2006

Snapshot: Contemporary South Australian Art, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
John Buckley Gallery, Richmond Vic
Selected Works, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA
The Colour of Music, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide SA

2005

Art Year Zero SA School of Art, Adelaide SA
shimmer Artspace Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA

2004

Melbourne Affordable Art Fair Greenaway Art Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2002

Hatched National Graduate Exhibition Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth WA
Money Shot Adelaide Fringe Festival, Miller Anderson Building, Adelaide SA
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition Miller Anderson Building, Adelaide SA
Reverb Uni SA Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide SA

2001

Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition Miller Anderson Building, Adelaide SA

2000

Uni SA graduate Exhibition, Adelaide SA
Coursework selected students work SA Public Library, Adelaide SA

1999

Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition Gerard & Goodman Building Adelaide, SA
Robert Steel Gallery Malcolm Reid Building, Adelaide SA
EVA Exhibition Pultney Grammar School, Adelaide SA

1998

Pulchella Port Dock Gallery, Port Adelaide SA
EVA Exhibition Pultney Grammar School, Adelaide SA

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2012

Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Art Scholarship

2006

Oscart Awards, Painting 

2005

Australian Council for the Arts, New Work Grant

2002

Oscart Awards Rising Star Award, Painting
Adelaide Visual Arts Critics Circle, Emerging Artists Award Runner up
Helpmann Academy Grant PICA Hatched Graduate Exhibition

2001

Uni SA Library Acquisition Prize
Masters Scholarship Uni SA
Inducted into Golden Key International Honor Society
Chancellors Award List for Academic Achievement Uni SA
Deans Merit Award for Academic Achievement Uni SA

2000

John Christie Memorial Painting Prize Uni SA 

1999

EVA Emerging Visual Artists Award Major Painting Prize

1998

Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition Major Prize Hill Smith / Malaysia Airlines Travel Award

1997

Prize for “Excellence in Visual Art” Onkaparinga Institute 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Best, A. 'Christian Lock New Work', Greenaway Art Gallery Catalogue Essay, 2011
Bilske, M & Newall, M. 'A New Gesture', Christain Lock Greenaway Art Gallery Catalogue Essay, 2002
Bolton, K. 'Weird or What - to go Bodiddley', 2011, http://aeaf.org.au/events/critical-writing.html
Bolton, K. 'Mentor Mentored 3', Exhibition Catalogue CACSA, 2007
Frost, A. 'Christian Lock 2013 Samstag Scholars, 2012
Harms, L. 'Christain Lock, Greenaway Art Gallery', Artlink Vol 27 No 4, 2007
Hosseini, V. 'Christian Lock, Greenaway Art Gallery', Australian Art Collector, July-Sept, Issue 33, 2005
Hosseini, V. 'Schizophrenic Venture', Exhibition Catalogue Greenaway Art Gallery, 2005
Lock - Weir, T. & Freak, E. 'Deep Space' - New Acquisitions from the Australian Art Collection, Articulate Magazine, Autumn, 2012
Lock, C. Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Greenaway Art Gallery, 2008
McKay, P. Exhibition Catalogue Essay, THE NEW NEW, CACSA, 2010
Neylon, J. 'Standing on the Outside Looking In', Adelaide Review, January, 2005
Raddock, S. 'Push Me Pull You', Christian Lock, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Review, June, 2002
Raddock, S. 'Spacey', Adelaide Review, October, 2011
Sanders, C. 'Locked in', Adelaide Review, November, 2012
Smee, S. 'Disoriented in the Great Outdoors', The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Australian, March, 2008
Walker, W. 'Christian Lock', Exhibition Catalogue, John Buckley Gallery, June, 2008
Walker, W. 'Some Digressions on Ornament, Abstraction and the Stowaway, Artlink, Vol 20, No. 2, 2008
Woodburn, J. 'All that Shimmers', Real Time, April - May, No. 66, 2005

 

COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of South Australia
Artbank
Private collections in Australia

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