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.

 

 

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
1969Born 
1996Certificate in Art Applied and Visual, Onkaparinga Institute of TAFE, Adelaide
1997-9
Advanced Diploma of Art Applied and Visual, North Adelaide School of Art
1999-00Bachelor Visual Arts, SA School of Art, University of South Australia
2001Honours Bachelor Visual Arts, SA School of Art, University of South Australia
2002-6
Masters Visual Arts, SA School of Art, University of South Australia

2002-

Lecturer Drawing & Painting, SA School of Art, Architecture & Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide
  
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide
2014Ryan Renshaw Gallery, QLD
2013GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA
2011Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA
2010John Buckley Gallery, Richmond VIC
2009 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA
2008John Buckley Gallery, Richmond VIC
2007Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA
2005

Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA

2003Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA
2002Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Centre for the Arts, Adelaide SA
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016Quicksilver: 25 Years of Samstag Scholarship, Samstag Museum, Adelaide
2015DO IT, Samstag Museum, Adelaide
2014Cloudburst: Christian Lock and Claire Pendrigh, Chasm Gallery, New York
Art Dubai, Dubai (GAGPROJECTS)
SALA: EIGHT, Adelaide Town Hall
2012

New Work, Greenaway Gallery, South Australia
Revealed, Samstag Gallery, South Australia
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

2009Hits 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

2007Mentor Mentored, Contemporary Art Centre of SA, Adelaide
2006Snapshot: 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
2005Art Year Zero SA School of Art, Adelaide SA
shimmer Artspace Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA
2004Melbourne Affordable Art Fair Greenaway Art Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2002Hatched 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
2001Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition Miller Anderson Building, Adelaide SA
2000Uni SA graduate Exhibition, Adelaide SA
Coursework selected students work SA Public Library, Adelaide SA
1999Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition Gerard & Goodman Building Adelaide, SA
Robert Steel Gallery Malcolm Reid Building, Adelaide SA
EVA Exhibition Pultney Grammar School, Adelaide SA
1998Pulchella Port Dock Gallery, Port Adelaide SA
EVA Exhibition Pultney Grammar School, Adelaide SA
 
AWARDS & GRANTS
2012Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Art Scholarship
2006Oscart Awards, Painting
2005Australian Council for the Arts, New Work Grant
2002Oscart Awards Rising Star Award, Painting
Adelaide Visual Arts Critics Circle, Emerging Artists Award Runner up
Helpmann Academy Grant PICA Hatched Graduate Exhibition
2001Uni 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
2000John Christie Memorial Painting Prize Uni SA
1999EVA Emerging Visual Artists Award Major Painting Prize
1998Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition Major Prize Hill Smith / Malaysia Airlines Travel Award
1997Prize 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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