Artist CV


James Murnane
Born 1984, Melbourne, Australia

Education
2004-06
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) – Painting, RMIT University, Melbourne

Honours

2016
Roi Art Prize, Roi Apartments, North Fitzroy, VIC - Shortlisted.
2015   
Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat, VIC – Finalist.
Agendo Exhibition for Young Emerging Artists, Camberwell Grammar School, VIC – Finalist.
2014      
Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat, VIC – Finalist.
Religious Art Prize, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, VIC – Finalist.
The MCollection Art Award, Gallerysmith, North Melbourne, VIC – Finalist.
2012
Midland Contemporary Art Awards, Midland, WA – Finalist.
Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat, VIC – Finalist.
2011
Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Lane Cove, NSW – Finalist.
2006
Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarship, Melbourne, VIC – Finalist.

Residencies
2015
La Fragua Artist in Residence, Belalcazar, Spain.
2013
St Vincent’s Hospital Artist in Residence, Caritas Christi Hospice, Kew.

Solo Exhibitions
2017
Hidden present hearts - Les cœurs cachés et présents, Saint-Bruno des Chartreux, Lyon, France (FORTHCOMING - Sep-Oct 2017)
Ever ancient, ever new, Rubicon ARI, North Melbourne. (FORTHCOMING - Feb-Mar 2017)
2016      
So near, c3 Contemporary Art Spaces, Abbotsford.
Ever ancient, ever new, Korskirken, Minneparken, Oslo, Norway.
2015
Seven (un)clear signs, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray.
2013
A Pillar of Cloud by day and Fire by night, Purgatory Artspace, North Melbourne.
2012
I Must Trust, Kings ARI, Melbourne.
2010
It takes time and it's worth it, Blindside Artist Run Space, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Inbound Goods, Parslow Street Studios, Clifton Hill.
2015
Colours of Melbourne, Waterfront Gallery ARI, Docklands.
2013
Aura, c3 Contemporary Art Spaces, Abbotsford.
Needham Religious Art Prize, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier.
2012
To Share and Hopefully Understand, Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy.
2011
Stillness in Silence: Shapes in Space, Red Gallery, North Fitzroy.
Stop and Stare: Places on paper, Platform PCAS, Melbourne.
2009
Blue and Beyond, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Melbourne.
Works from the stock room, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Melbourne.
2006
RMIT Painting Graduates, RMIT Painting Studios, RMIT University, Melbourne.

Papers/Essay
By James
Beauty in Painting (in time, hard work, and abstract form and colour), essay for It takes time and it’s worth it, Blindside, July 2010.
By others for James
A Pillar of Cloud by day and Fire by night, by Alanna Lorenzon, essay for A Pillar of Cloud by day and Fire by night, Purgatory Artspace, November 2013.


Collections – St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and private collections in Australia, USA, France, and Spain.