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Lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria



1997       Bachelor of Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane



2013       Still I'd Sea, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne
               Cracked Pots, Venn Gallery, Perth

2012       Recent Works, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

2011       Scarecrow, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

               New Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2010       New Work, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

               Drawings from New York & Peru, Block Projects, Melbourne

               Paintings w/ J. Kilbel, Block Projects, Melbourne

2009       Everglades Cavalier, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

2008       Ripple People, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

               New Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

               Works on paper, Apartment #2, New York

2007       Snake, Tim Olsen Queen Street Gallery, Sydney

               New Paintings, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne

2006       Gaggedfix, Melbourne Art Fair, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne

               Pinkeye, Art Galleries Schubert, Gold Coast

2005       Twinkles Twinkle, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne

               Rims & Kwows Pit, Art Galleries Schubert, Gold Coast

2004       Squad of Crack, Melbourne Next Wave Festival, Melbourne

               Squad Crack Two, Volume Gallery, New York

2003       Try This In The Forest At Once, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne

               Capitol Hill Rooting King, rmit Gallery, Melbourne

2002       Thoop Bort, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne

2001       Rubyayre Gallery, Sydney

2000       Loft Gallery, Brisbane

               It’s Not About Them, Rubyayre Gallery, Sydney



2013       Man Of My Dreams, Techno Park Studios, Melbourne

2012       Animal/Human, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

2011       Straddie, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

               1.85 Million: Art Peripheries, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

               New Acquisitions, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

2010       Melbourne Art Fair, Jan Murphy Gallery, Melbourne

               The Navigators, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

               Immemorial Manila, Vargas Musuem, University of the Philippines, Philippines

               Beleura National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, victoria

2009       Works on Paper, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

               Unnaming of Parts, Blackstone Gallery, New York

               Head, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney

               National Artists’ Self Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

               Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

               Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney

2008       Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

               Neo Goth - Back in Black, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

               Rex Erwin Gallery, Sydney

               Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

               Contemporaneous: Australian Contemporary Painting 1, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, Victoria

2007       Group show, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

2005       Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne

2001       Aviary, Patrizia Autore Gallery, Melbourne

2000       Rubyayre Gallery, Sydney

               Swan Hill National Print and Drawing Acquisitive Awards, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria

1999       The Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart

               Power House Centre for the Arts, Brisbane



2012       Finalist, Archibald Prize

2009       Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize



2011       John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald, October

2010       Dan Rule, The Navigators, The Age, A2, May

2009       Ashley Crawford, Edward Colless, Hannah Mathews, Rhys Lee, Limited Edition book, Spencer Design

2007       Jan McGuinness, The Inspirational Issue, Pol Oxygen, Issue 23

               Carmel Dwyer, 50 Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, Issue 39, January-March

2006       Hannah Matthews, catalogue essay for You, me & everyone we know, Gaggedfix, July

               Andrew Frost, 50 Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, Issue 35, January-March

2005       Judy Ostergard, For Love or Money, House and Garden, September

               Edward Colless, Feature article and cover, Australian Art Collector, Issue 33

2003       Hannah Mathews, rmit Gallery Catalogue essay for Rhys Lee, Capitol Hill Rooting King

               Ashley Crawford, Melbourne Gothic, Australian Art Collector Magazine, Issue 24

               Malu Alvarez, There's No Place Like Home, Monument Magazine, July

               Deanne Cheuk, Douglas Coupland, Tolkion Magazine, Issue 33

               Deanne Cheuk, Design Down Under, Tokion Magazine, Issue 34

               Ken Miller, This One Goes Out To Pablo Picasso, Tolkion Magazine, Issue 37

               Melbourne Drawing On Culture, Composite Magazine, Issue 29

               Theory Of Everything, Black & White Magazine, Volume 68

               Fiona Gruber, Arts Rave, 3pbs Radio

               Brianna Ragel, Instant Explosion, Oyster Magazine, Issue 47

               The Cut 08/09, Oyster Magazine, Volume 47, August-September

               Ishil Ihtiyar, The Mark Of Rhys, The Antipodium, Issue 1

               Rachelle Unreich, Herald Sun, 17 August

2002       Ashley Crawford, Beautiful Marks Grotesque Images, The Age, 14 September

               Annemarie Kiely, Street Wise, Belle Magazine, Collectors Issue

2001       Andrew Frost, Rhys Lee, Australian Style Magazine, Issue 55

               Edward Colless, Stealing by Finding, Australian Art Collector Magazine, Issue 14

               Coast to Coast, Rhys Lee, ABC TV, August

2000       Edward Colless, Smart Art for under $2000, Australian Art Collector Magazine, Issue October - December

               John Saffron, Stealing by Finding, RRR Radio, August




United Bank of Switzerland

BHP Billiton


University of Queensland Art Museum

Private collections throughout Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom