C.V

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2004 Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours, Painting Major,
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

2003 Bachelor of Fine Art, Painting Major Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

2001 Diploma of Visual Arts, New Media and Illustration, Southbank Institute of TAFE

 

Positions

2015 – 2017 Senior Art Handling Technician – Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

2010 – 2017 Senior Art Handling Technician – Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, Brisbane

2017 Artist Facilitator, Flying Arts, Queensland

2014/15/16/17  Senior Art Handling Technician – ART BASEL Hong Kong

2016 Tutor in Art Handling and Back of House Gallery Operations, Various Qld Regional Galleries, Flying Arts, Queensland

2016 Artist Facilitator, Flying Arts, Queensland

2010 – 2017 Senior Art Handling Technician – Artisan/Craft QLD, Brisbane

2010 – 2013 Tutor in Painting and Drawing – Brisbane Institute of Art, Brisbane

2008 – 2014 Collections Assistant and  Art Handling Technician – QUT Art Museum, Gardens Point, Brisbane

2009-2014 Collections Assistant and Senior Art Handling Technician – William Robinson Gallery, Old Government House,  QUT, Gardens Point, Brisbane

2005 -2006 Tutor in Illustration, Design, Art Theory, Painting, Southbank Institute of TAFE, Brisbane

 

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2017 REI + WERNER, OneSpace ONsite #001, Collaboration with Elysha Rei, Onespace Gallery, Brisbane

2017 Light Rain, Crucible Gallery, BCM Partnership

2016 Light Rain, KickArts Contemporary, Cairns

2016 Falling Light, Ambience Project 005, Brisbane

2014 Blinded By The Lights, Judith Wright Center For Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley

2012 Suburban Sprawl, Crucible Gallery, BCM Partnership

2009 Show Ponies, 2009 Arc Biennial of Art – Across the Gulf,  19Karen Gallery, Gold Coast

2008 The Facebook, Profile Portraits, Flipbook Gallery, West End

2008 The Streets, Flipbook Gallery, West End

2007 Circle Work,  Sponsored by Multiplex, Portside Wharf and Qld  Artworkers Alliance, Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal, Brisbane

2006 A Surface Paradise, Metro Arts, Main Gallery, Brisbane CBD

2006 Recent Works, Land Partners, Boardroom, Reception and Offices, South Brisbane

2006 Land Sea Sky, Sajen Legal, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast

2005 Suburbanality, Hands on Art, Southbank, Brisbane

 

Awards

2016 Finalist, Redlands Art Award, Brisbane

2016 Finalist, Moreton Bay regional Art Award, Brisbane

2016 Finalist, The Milburn Prize, Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane

2013  Award for Excellence, QUT Precincts, (for work at William Robinson Gallery and QUT Art Museum), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

2010  Highly Commended, Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing, Brisbane

2009 Finalist, The Churchie Art Prize, Brisbane

2008 Finalist, Launch : Clayton Utz Traveling Scholarship Exhibition Metro Arts, Brisbane

2006 Finalist, Libris Artists Book Prize, Mackay

2005 Finalist, The Churchie Art Prize , Brisbane

2004 Award for Academic Excellence, (for studies in the Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours), Griffith University, Brisbane

2004 Runner up, People’s Choice Award, Thiess Art Prize , Brisbane

2004 Finalist, Thiess Art Prize, Brisbane

2004 Winner, People’s Choice Award (Qld), National Tertiary Art Prize

2001 Winner, Southbank TAFE, Open Day Brochure Design Competition, TAFE Queensland

 

Catalogues and Books

2014 Blinded By The Lights, Catalogue, Text by Simone Oriti, Judith Wright Center For Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley

2012 Suburban Sprawl, Catalogue, Coming Down The Mountain, Text by Sebastian Moody, Crucible Gallery, BCM Partnership

2009 Show Ponies, Catalogue, Text by Artur Ryder, Arc Biennial of Art – Across the Gulf,  19Karen Gallery, Gold Coast

2009 Semi Permanent, Book, Australia

2008 The Facebook, Profile Portraits, Book, Text by Ben Byrne, Flipbook Gallery, West End (Regular and hardcover – blue and gold editions)

2007 Circle Work, Joyous Vibrancy, Text by Ben Byrne, Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal, Sponsored by Multiplex, 
Portside Wharf and Qld Artworkers Alliance

2006 A Surface Paradise, Catalogue, Text by Ben Byrne, Metro Arts, Brisbane

2005 IntelligentDESIGN? Editioned Artist Book, Southbank Institute, Brisbane

2005 Suburbanality, Catalogue, Text by Ben Byrne, Hands on Art, Southbank, Brisbane

 

Collections

Benjamin Werner’s work is held nationally and internationally in many public and private collections including:

City of Brisbane Collection, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbne

Mater Mothers Hospital Brisbane

Queensland State Library, Artists Book Collection, Brisbane, Australia

Queensland College of Art Library, Griffith University, Brisbane

Southbank Institute Library, Brisbane

McCullogh Robertson Lawyers, Brisbane

Collin Stuart Architects (ACT)

KPMG Accountants, Riparian Building, Brisbane

Logoline Collection (QLD)

The Dunlop Collection (QLD)

The Hollyman Collection (QLD)