PENELOPE CAIN RESUME 2021
2001: Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) (Hons),The Australian National University
Previously completed veterinary science degree, The University of Sydney
2016: MFA awarded, Sydney College of Arts, the University of Sydney.
Selected solo exhibitions
2021: Upcoming: Throwing Curses, Woollahra Gallery, curated by Sebastian Goldspink
2020: Object Bound Curses, Artereal Gallery, Sydney
2019: Interregnum, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
2018: Dump, Kudos Gallery, July, 2018
2017: Profiteer Chic, Artereal Gallery, Sydney
2010: Parklife, Centre For Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
2010: Meshing on the Grid, MOP Gallery, Sydney
Selected curated and group exhibitions
2020: Time Crystals, Museum of Minerals and Metals, Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
Curators Alexandre Milagres +Tadeus Mucelli. Working with Peruvian glaciologist,
Dr Christian Yarleque and 3D AR artist Andrew Yip.
2020: Finalist exhibition, National Works on Paper Award, Dec2020, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2020: Art and Activism in the 21st Century, curator Roshanak Khahban, London
2019: Taoyuan ArtX Media, Taoyuan Exhibition Centre, Taiwan. curated by Yun-Ju Chen
2019: Material Flow, Museum in the Park, Stroud, UK. Curated by Patricia Brien
2019: Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award finalist exhibition, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
2019: Connections II: Science+Art, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra, curator Erica Seccombe
2018: Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship exhibition of finalists. SCA Galleries, Sydney
2017: PAS artists @ Ideas Platform, Artspace Sydney. Curators Talia Linz + Alexie Glass-Kantor
2017: Glenfiddich Award Exhibition of 5 finalists, Sydney Contemporary
2016: The Sulman Prize exhibition, Art Gallery NSW
2016-2017: Creative Accounting, touring exhibition curated by Holly Williams: touring 8 venues in NSW, Vic and QLD.
2016: View, Artereal Gallery, curated by Barbara Dowse
2015: Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award Exhibition, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
2015: Paramor Art + Innovation Exhibition, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
2014: The Blake Prize Exhibition, Galleries UNSW, Sydney
2014: Fractured Fairytales: Penelope Cain and Barbara Doran, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane.
2012: Dobell Drawing Prize exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW
2012: Mostly Agree, Stills Gallery, Sydney. Curated by Josephine Skinner
2011: Selectively Revealed, Aram Art Gallery, Goyang, Seoul. Curated by Claire Needham + Sarah Bond. Toured Seoul, Taiwan and Thailand 2012.
2011: Experimenta Utopia Now, Museum of Old and New Art, Launceston, Tas. Curator Clare
2011: Cubicle Farming paste-up series, Sydney CBD as part of Lanweays II. Commissioned: City of Sydney for Streetware2/Laneways
2011: A-to-Z, University of East London Gallery, London
Awards, Scholarships, Grants
2021: IWC grant for Superorganism On The Edge (4 artist collaborative)
2019: Taipei Artist Village residency, Taiwan, to study contested landscapes, Kinmen Island
2019: Glenfiddich Contemporary Arts residency, Glenfiddich Distillery, Scotland, UK
2019: HAWAPI artist Microresidency funding and organisation, to Quelccaya glacier, Peru
2018: Winner, Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship
2018: International Glenfiddich Artist Residency, for travel in 2019
2017: Parramatta Studio recipient
2011: Power Institute Award for Artists: Residency at the Cite International des Arts, Paris
2010: ArtsNSW grant travel and new work
2017: Finalist, Glenfiddich Contemporary Art Prize
2016: Finalist, The Sulman Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW
2015: Finalist, Paramor Art+ Innovation Award, Casula Powerhouse
2014: Finalist, The Blake Prize, Sydney
2012: Finalist, Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Penelope Cain is an interdisciplinary artist working between expanded photography, video, and collage and a non-linear storytelling modality.
Landscape in its broadest definition is central to her practice. In particular the colonised, extracted and transformed landscapes of the Anthropocene.
With a research-science background, she works interdisciplinarily at the science-art interstitium, frequently utilising expanded storytelling modalities and propositional and porous readings.