Biography

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Cally Lotz is a Melbourne based artist who studied at The University of South Africa (UNISA) and is currently completing an MFA at RMIT. Her practice incorporates painting and drawing. Utilising highly articulated still life oil paintings and symbolic motifs her work examines how painting can be used as a methodology to convey psychological states. Painting in an analytic style, Lotz often chooses mundane objects and a muted colour palette to convey an elegiac mood. 

Her work has been exhibited in South Africa, Germany, India and Australia. Lotz has been the recipient of numerous residencies including St Vincent’s Melbourne 2014-1015, AIR Vallauris France, 2017, and recently Sandbox Studios Melbourne 2019-2020. Her work is held in public collections including Sasol and UNISA in South Africa, St Vincent’s in Melbourne and AIR Vallauris in France. Images and texts can be found at www.callylotzartist.com.

 

CV

 

EDUCATION

2019     MFA completing October 2019 (RMIT)

2009     BVA (Hons) UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020      Stiff Upper Lip, Fortyfivedownstairs, 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

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

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

2017     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

2015     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, 3-D animation Break exhibited by UNISA, South Africa

2009     Mine, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2009    ALPOA, artSpace Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2008    Nivea ‘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 – 2020     Sandbox Studios, Melbourne, Australia

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

2016                Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014 – 2015     St. Vincent’s Residency, Caritas Christie, Melbourne, Australia.  

          

AWARDS

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

2014/15/16      Finalist in Who is looking at You - Australia

2010                Finalist in Sasol New Signatures – South Africa

2008                Finalist in Nivea Start art award – South Africa

 

COLLECTIONS

A.I.R Vallauris, Cote d’Azur, France

St Vincent’s, Melbourne, Australia

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

Sasol, Johannesburg, South Africa

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