Leah Thiessen CV


Leah Thiessen

Born in Manly, NSW, 1969
Lives and works in Bilambil Heights, NSW

Leah Thiessen
Night Flowers, 2019
oil on poly cotton
180 X 180cm

EDUCATION

2014    Bachelor of Visual Art – SCU – Painting major – Bachelor of Visual Art
1997    Diploma of Fine Arts – Seaforth TAFE (Sydney)
1996    Certificate in Studio Ceramics – Brookvale TAFE (Sydney)

EXHIBITIONS

2019    20/20 – Sothern Cross University- Exhibition of excellence- Gold Coast
2019    Clayton UTZ Art Prize- Finalist- Brisbane
2019    Gosford Art Prize- Finalist- Gosford Regional Gallery
2019    Calleen Art Prize- Finalist- Cowra Regional Gallery
2019    “Ebb & Flow” – Lethbridge Gallery- Brisbane- SOLO
2019    “Girt by sea”- Rochfort gallery- Sydney
2018    John Leslie Art Prize – Gippsland Art Gallery- Victoria
2018    Drawn in – Wooloongabba Art Gallery- BRISBANE- GROUP
2018    Pro Hart outback art prize- Broken Hill
2018    “Pigments at play”- Rochfort Gallery- Sydney- GROUP
2018    “Paint” -Saltcontemporary- Victoria- GROUP
2018    “The spirit of place”- Boom Gallery-Victoria- SOLO
2018    “ESSENSE”- ARO Gallery- Sydney-
2018    “Land and Sea”- Rochfort Gallery- North Sydney- GROUP
2018    “Summer Series” – Saltcontemporary Gallery- Victoria- GROUP
2017    Gosford Art Prize- Gosford Regional Gallery- COMMENDED
2017    Terra Firma- Boom Gallery- Victoria- GROUP
2017    Dirt Music- Lethbridge gallery- SOLO
2017    Associated Artist- Scott Livesey Galleries- Victoria
2016    The Paddington Art Prize- Sydney
2016    Redland Art Awards – Redland art gallery – Cleveland
2016    John Leslie Art Prize- Gippsland art gallery- Victoria
2016    Depot Gallery- #asociallandscape- Waterloo Sydney- GROUP
2016    Woollongabba Art Gallery- 23rd Degree- Brisbane – GROUP
2016    Calleen Art Award – Cowra Regional Gallery
2016    Watters Gallery – Sydney – Group
2016    “Immersion”- Lethbridge gallery-Brisbane – SOLO
2015    Calleen Art Award – Cowra Regional Gallery
2015    Clayton Utz- Art Prize- Brisbane
2014    The Paddington Art Prize
2014    Clayton Utz- Art Prize- Brisbane
2014    The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize – Highly Commended
2014    ‘Undiscovered’ – Lone Goat Gallery Byron Bay – GROUP
2013    Gold Coast Art Prize
2012    Landscape – School of Art Gallery – ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

AWARDS & GRANTS

2017    Gosford Regional Art Prize- Commended
2014    The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize – Highly Commended
2013    William Fletcher Foundation Grant
2011    The Kaske Award- Painting

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