Sophie Gralton

Sophie  Gralton
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About the Artists:

Sophie’s works include mixed media such as old linoleum, manila tags, children’s story books and postage stamps, which are directly applied to the canvas.

Résumé:

2000 Charlie Sheard Studio School, Sydney
2000 Degree Conversion Course (Painting major), National Art School, Sydney
1994 Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting major), National Art School, Sydney
1990 Certificate of Fine Arts (Printmaking), National Art School, Sydney
1985 BA Fashion/Textile Design, Sydney College of the Arts


Solo Exhibitions


1999   Part of the Furniture, Open House Gallery, Sydney
2000   House Dress, Global Gallery, Sydney
2002   New Paintings, Charles Hewitt, Sydney
2004   New Paintings, Charles Hewitt, Sydney
2006   Tip Me Over Pour Me Out, Charles Hewitt, Sydney
2008   Lostalgia, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2008   Art Brisbane
2008   New Works, Gallery Aloft, Sydney
2008   Nostalgia, Paintbox Fine Art, Canberra
2009   Recent Paintings, Salon Rouge, Kapunda, SA
2009   Recent Works, Murray Street Vineyards

Awards and Group Exhibitions

2012   Easter Exhibition, The Studio Gallery, Yallingup WA
2012   Mad Show, Gallery Aloft, Sydney
2012   Offspring, Gallery One Southport, QLD
2012   Residency in Printmaking, Scopelos, Greece
2012   Artist in Residence, The Art Vault, Mildura
2011   Residency, Skopelos Foundation, Skopelos Greece     (with masterprinter Basil Hall)
2011   A Child Most Likely, Paint Box Fine Art, ACT
2011   New Work, Sophie Gralton One, Suey McEnnally,        Southport, QLD
2011   Wonderland, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong   Kong
2011   Something Personal, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2011   Twelve Studio Artists , The Studio Gallery, Yallingup
2011   A Recent History, Charles, Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2011   Art Melbourne, SophieGralton & Suey McEnnally
2010   Artist in Resisdence, The Artvault, Mildura
2010   Big Brave River Girl, The Artvault Mildura
2010   A Definate Likeness, Charles Hewitt Gallery
2008   Misfits, Gallery Aloft, Sydney
2002   Art & About Group Show, Finalist
2001   Objects of Desire, First Gallery, Sydney
2001   Creative Madness, Volvo Gallery, Sydney
2000   Dog Show, PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney
2000   NAS Conversion Course Group Exhibition, Global      Gallery, Sydney
2000   Luggage not Baggage, PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney
2000   Underdressed, Canberra Contemporary Artspace
2000   Annual Women’s Day Exhibition, Tap Gallery, Sydney
2000   Precious Objects, 1st Gallery, Sydney
1999   Fisher’s Ghost, Contemporary Section Finalist
1999   Portia Geach, S H Ervin Gallery, Finalist
1999   Power Exhibition, May Street Gallery, Sydney
1999   Alumination, Cell Block, NAS, Sydney
1998   Extremities, Open House Gallery, Sydney
1998   Bloom, Open House Gallery, Sydney
1996   Finalist NSW Travelling Art Scholarship, COFA
1995   Printmakers Exhibition, Cellblock Theatre
1994   Art House, Group exhibition, Sydney
1984   Art Express, Travelling Exhibition
1984   State Finalist, Australian & Commonwealth Bank Art            Awards, Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
 

Publications
2008   Canberra Times, November
2009   Instyle magazine, September
2009   Vogue, September

Statement:

“My childhood in rural Victoria as the middle of five children was a noisy, vivid and the happy time filled with the overflowing hotch potch of family life in the country.”


“In today’s era of sleek minimalism, designer kitchens and crisply sterile modernism, I mourn for a time when children could remember what it was like to have milk bottles with foil tops, a baker that delivered to your home and the Postie rode a bike. In my own childhood in the country our milk was delivered by horse and cart. That era has gone – and I want to capture now the childhood that my own children are experiencing by incorporating in my artwork, pieces of memorabilia of this current generation.”

“The faces of the children in my paintings are obscured as it was not the intention for them to be conventional portraits but rather fleeting impressions of youth and childhood memory, rather than of the individuals themselves,” 

Associated Exhibitions

Easter Exhibition 2016
23 March - 17 April, 2016
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