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BIOGRAPHY

2022

 

Cally Lotz is a Melbourne based artist primarily known for her still life paintings. Employing a highly articulate style, she uses low key, non-narrative imagery to explore complex psychological states such as containment, austerity and isolation. Her motifs such as empty buckets, parcels and plastic bottles exist only as empty signifiers, enabling a deeper and more meaningful investigation into the formal aspects of representational painting.

Lotz completed an MFA (with Higher Distinction) in 2019 at RMIT Melbourne, a BVA (Hons) at The University of South Africa (UNISA)and attended Bath Academy of Art in the UK. Her work has been exhibited in South Africa, Germany, India and Australia. She has been the recipient of numerous residencies including  Sandbox Studios Melbourne 2019-2020, AIR Vallauris France 2017 and St Vincent’s Melbourne 2014-2015. Her work is held in public collections including Sasol and UNISA in South Africa, St Vincent’s in Melbourne and AIR Vallauris in France.

Lotz is represented by West End Art Space, Melbourne

 

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Represented by West End Art Space, Melbourne

 

EDUCATION

2019          MFA (Higher Distinction) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT

2009          BVA (Hons) University of South Africa, UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021          In Our Time, West End Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

                 The Covid Chronicles, West End Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

                 Stiff Upper Lip, FortyFiveDownstairs, Melbourne, Australia

2019/20     Night Bottles, RMIT Art Intersect Lightbox, Melbourne, Australia

2018          Restrain, West End Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

2017         Contain, Alternating Current Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

2015         Simply There, Birds Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014        Four Rooms, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009        Apocalypse, artSpace Gallery, Durban, South Africa

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022       Substrate 22, Tacit Gallery, Melbourne

              Dutch Still Life, West End Art Space, Melbourne

              Omnia Art Prize, St. Kevins, Melbourne, Australia

              Wyndham Art Prize, Wyndham Cultural Centre, Australia

2021       Tacit Still Life, Tacit Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

              Nino Sanciolo Art Prize, Elysium Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2018       Behind the Curtain, YSG - Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

              One Night Stand: Aberration, The Burrow, curated by Coalesce ARI.

2017       A.I.R. Vallauris, Cote d’Azur, France

              Stockroom 1 Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2016       Who is Looking at You? Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2015       St Vincent’s Artists in Residence Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia

              Small Works, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014       4 Rooms, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2013       Nouvelle, Birds Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2012     Crumpled, Bamboo Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa

2011      About Face, Tatham Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

2011      Migration, artSpace Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2011      Park Contemporary, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2010      Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa

2010      A Cultural Bridge, Association of Arts, Pretoria, South Africa

2010      The Landscape: Unity and Diversity, CEWAC, Hyderabad, India

2010      Johannesburg Art Fair, Break exhibited by UNISA, South Africa

2009      Mine, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2009     ALPOA, artSpace Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2008     ‘Start’ art award exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2007     Expanding Horizons, Garret Artists, artSpace Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2006     Workers in Progress, artSpace Gallery, Durban, South Africa

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2011     About Face, Tatham Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Residencies/Exchanges

2019/20   sandbox Studios Residency, Melbourne, Australia

2017        A.I.R. Vallauris, Cote d’Azur, France

2016        Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014/15   St. Vincent’s Residency, Caritas Christie, Melbourne, Australia.             

AWARDS

2022          Finalist Wyndham Art Prize

                 Finalist Omnia Art Prize

2021          Melbourne City Art Grant

                 Finalist Wyndham Art Prize

                 Finalist Tacit Still Life Art Prize

                 Finalist Nino Sanciolo Art Prize

2020          Finalist Lethbridge Art Competition

2019/20     One year studio residency, Sandbox Studios, Melbourne, Australia

2018           Finalist in Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) - Australia

2014/15/16  Finalist Who is looking at You,  Melbourne, Australia

2014/15       One year studio residency, Caritas Christie, St Vincents, Melbourne, Australia

2010            Finalist Sasol New Signatures – South Africa

2008            Finalist Nivea Start art award – South Africa

COLLECTIONS

St Vincent’s, Melbourne, Australia

University of South Africa, (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa

A.I.R Vallauris, Cote d’Azur, France

Sasol, Johannesburg, South Africa

VOLUNTEER  Heide Museum of Modern Art

 

 

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