THE DERWENT PROJECT
Fleurieu Art Prize, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide (2016)
The Derwent Project, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, for CLIMARTE (2015)
Into the Wild - Wilderness photography in Tasmania, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston (2013)
Time Frame: exploring the moving image, Poimena Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania (2013)
Domain: a contested environment, Domain House, Queens Domain, Hobart, Ten Days on the Island (2013)
Isle of Many Waters, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (2012)
Born 1955 Washington DC, to Australia 1982
MFA University of New Mexico (1982) PhD University of Tasmania (2001)
Australia Council Visual Artist Fellowship (2007)
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian College of the Arts
Recent Solo Exhibitions
Domes and Vaults, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta (2017)
Light Cities/Asia, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne (2014)
Dusk to Dawn, Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Melbourne (2014)
Light Cities: Sea Level, Bett Gallery, Hobart (2012)
Transcendence: Photographs by David Stephenson, Monash Gallery of Art and Australian tour (2011-15)
Light Cities, Julie Saul, NY; Boutwell Draper, Sydney (2011)
Heavenly Vaults, John Buckley, Melbourne (2009)
Dusk to Dawn, Boutwell Draper, Sydney (2009)
Star Drawings, John Buckley, Melbourne (2008)
David Stephenson, Regis University, Denver (2008)
Sublime Symmetries, Australian Embassy, Washington (2008)
Vaults, Julie Saul, New York; Boutwell Draper, Sydney (2007)
Marking Time, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart (2007)
Symétries sublimes, Gulbenkian Centre, Paris (2006)
Drawing Time, Boutwell Draper, Sydney (2005)
Recent Group Exhibitions
Gravity (and Wonder), Penrith Regional Gallery, New South Wales (2016)
New in Town, Susan Boutwell, Munich, Germany (2016)
Tempest, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (2016)
Vernacular in Place: Old and New Topographic Photography, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albaquerque (2015)
Perduti nel paesaggio/Lost in Landscape, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy (2014)
Remain In Light: Photography from The Museum of Contemporary Art Collections, touring Australia (2014-2015)
Australia: land and landscape, Royal Academy of Arts, London; organised with National Gallery of Art, Canberra (2013)
Flatlands: photography and everyday space, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2013)
Luminous World, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth and national tour (2012-15)
Geomorphometries, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane (2012)
Dark Sky, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ (2012)
Deep Water, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2011)
Photography and Place, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2011)
In the Balance, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2010)
Stormy Weather, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2010)
Imagining the Everyday, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2010)
Shared Sky, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2009)
Vertigo, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2009)
Neo-Goth, Univerisity of Queensland Museum of Art, Brisbane (2008)
Ingenuidades, Fundação Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2007)
Light Sensitive, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2007)
Cross Currents, Museum of Contemporary Ar, Sydney (2007)
Different Dimension, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia (2006)
Breaking Ice, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ (2005)
Points of View, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2005)
David Stephenson: Heavenly Vaults: From Romanesque to Gothic in European Architecture, Princeton Architectural Press, New York (2009); German edition, Prestel Verlag, München (2013)
David Stephenson: Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture, Princeton Architectural Press, New York (2005); French edition, Éditions Citadelles & Mazenod, Paris (2007); German edition, Prestel Verlag, München (2012)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York
Bellevue Art Museum, Washington
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
National Collection of Photography, Centro Português de Fotografia, Oporto
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Arizona State University, Tempe
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, New York
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
La Grange College, La Grange, Georgia
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque
University of New South Wales, Sydney
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania, Hobart
Wellesley College Museum of Art, Massachusetts
2009 PhD in Fine Art (Research), Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart. ‘Beyond Linearity: Contemporary Drawing and the Naturalistic Representation of Experience’.
1998 Masters in Fine Art (Research), Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart. ‘An Analysis of Experiential Space at the Close of the Twentieth Century’.
2017 The Derwent. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart. Curated by Mary Knights and Jane Stewart.
2016 Fleurieu Art Prize – Finalist. Samstag Museum, South Australia.
Tidal: The City of Devonport National Art Award - Finalist. Devonport Regional Gallery.
2015 27° South to 19° North: Contemporary Australian Photography. Museum of the City of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Curated by Dan Armstrong.
The Derwent Project. MARS Gallery, Melbourne for CLIMARTE 2015.
Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award - Finalist. Gold Coast City Gallery.
2014 The Derwent Project. Night Projection Window. Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
2013 Into the Wild – Wilderness Photography in Tasmania. Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston. Curated by Damien Quilliam and Jon Addison; texts by Nic Haygarth and Deb Malor.
Testing Ground. Salamanca Arts Centre - touring Tasmania, South Australia and New South Wales through Contemporary Art Tasmania. Curated by Julie Gough.
2012 Wonderland: New Contemporary Art from Australia. Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei. Curated by Antoanetta Ivanova.
2010 Encoded. Ela Video / Art Taipei 2010, Taipei, Taiwan. Curated by Antoanetta Ivanova.
2009 Impact by Degrees – Australian Perspectives on Art and Climate Change. Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA. Curated by Antoanetta Ivanova.
The Lake. Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. Curated by Malcolm Smith.
2008 My Favourite Australian. National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Bob Brown video portrait commissioned for the opening of the new gallery building.
2004 ARTV. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne. An exhibition of film and animation commissioned by ACMI and SBS Independent. Curated by Clare Stewart, ACMI as part of New 2004: mapping contemporary Australian Art and New Media, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, The Ian Potter Centre and National Gallery of Victoria.
2003 FotoFestival Naarden. Naarden, Nederlands. An international photographic festival including selected works by Australian photographers curated by Alisdair Foster, Director Australian Centre for Photography.
Photographica Australis. Bangkok, Singapore, Bangladesh. Asia Link Tour.
2002 2002 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Art Gallery of South Australia. An exhibition of selected contemporary Australian Visual Artists, curated by Linda Cooper.
Photographica Australis. ARCO 2002 International Art Fair, Madrid. An exhibition of works by selected Australian photographers, curated for the Australia Council by Alisdair Foster, Director Australian Centre for Photography.
Proto-type. Experimenta BlackBox, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne. An exhibition of selected interactive multi-media, curated by Liz Hughes for Experimenta Media Arts Inc 2002, as part of the Interact 2002 Asia Pacific Multimedia Festival.
2001 Seeing through Landscape. Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, NSW. An exhibition of selected contemporary Australian artists working with landscape, curated by Alisdair Foster.
2000 Exploding the Myth. Hunter Street Gallery, Queenstown, Western Tasmania, Regional Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria. A one man touring exhibition of stereoscopic imagery from the Mt Lyell Mine residency. Regional tour of Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria. by Tas Regional Arts.
1998 Living In / Living Out. The Royal Derwent Hospital, New Norfolk, Tasmania. Curated by John McQueenie, Arts Project Officer for the Tasmanian Trades and Labour Council. A collaborative exhibition of sound, text and stereo images, drawn from the experience of work at the Royal Derwent Mental Hospital.
GRANTS, AWARDS and COMMISSIONS
2015 Cross-Disciplinary Incentive Grant, University of Tasmania.
2014 Australian Research Council - Discovery Project Grant – The Derwent Project.
2012 Research Enhancement Grant (REGS), University of Tasmania.
2011 New Appointees Research Grant (NARGS), University of Tasmania
2009 Community Engagement Grant, University of Tasmania.
2008 City of Hobart Art Prize – Winner.
2004 Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, PhD, University of Tasmania.
2003 City of Hobart Art Prize – Winner of the Moorilla Prize for a Tasmanian Artist.
2000 Arts Tasmania New Work Grant.
1999 Australia Council for the Arts New Media Development Grant.
2016 ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE. Published by Melbourne University Press, 2016 Edited by Guy Abrahams, Bronwyn Johnson, and Kelly Gellatly. ISBN 9780522869569.
Artlink. Art Land Issue 36:3 September 2016.
2013 Into the wild: wilderness photography in Tasmania. Launceston, Tasmania: Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. ISBN 9780977595587.
2010 Look: Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980. Anne Marsh. Macmillan Melbourne Australia. ISBN 978-1-921394-10-2.
2006 Tasmanian Visions. p334-5, Roslynn D. Haynes. Polymath Press, Tasmania. ISBN. 097757380X.
2002 2002 Adelaide Biennial. ConVerge, where Art + Science meet. ISBN 0-7308-3013-6.
Photographica Australis. ISBN 0-9093-3915-5.
2013 Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
2008 The National Portrait Gallery of Australia, ABC TV, Hobart City Council.
2004 Australian Centre for the Moving Image, SBS TV.
2003 Art Gallery of South Australia, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Moorilla Collection Tasmania, Henry Jones Art Hotel.
1992- Private Collections.
COMMITTEE and PANEL INVOLVEMENT
2009-14 Member of the Board of Contemporary Art Tasmania.
2005 Member of selection panel for the Australian Antarctic Division Humanities Birth.
2005-08 Member of Arts Tasmania International Residencies Selection Panel.
2003-05 Member of the Visual Arts and Crafts Board, Australia Council for the Arts.