CV
Born in San Remo, VIC, Australia, 1974
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA


Education

1993-1997 BA Fine Art, Drawing, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, VIC, USA


Solo Exhibitions

2017
New Work, Maccarone, New York, NY, USA

2015
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2013
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2012
Ricky Swallow and Lesley Vance, The Huntington, San Marino, CA, USA

2011
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

2009
The Bricoleur Ian Potter Centre National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Watercolors, Queensland University Art Gallery, Brisbane, travelling to Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Watercolors - Bearded men - after Picasso, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2008
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ballad of a Thin Man, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL, USA
Recent Work, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2007
Ricky Swallow, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Younger than Yesterday, Kunsthalle Vienna project space, Vienna, Austria

2006
Ricky Swallow, PS1/MoMA, New York, NY, USA
Long time gone, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
The Past Sure Is Tense, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia

2005
This Time Another Year, Australian Pavillion, 2005 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2004
Killing Time, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Killing Time, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2003
Field Recordings, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2002
Tomorrow in Common, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Wooden Problem, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sculpture Now, First Floor Artists and Writers Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2001
MATRIX 191: For those who came in late, University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, USA
Above Ground Sculpture, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Swallow/Swenson, (with Erick Swenson), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2000
Plastruct, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Unplugged, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Ricky Swallow: Above Ground Sculpture, Project Room, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Individual Ape, Hot Road Tea Room, Oslo, Norway

1999
The Multistylus Programme, Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1998
Repo Man, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1997
The Lighter Side of the Dark Side, Grey Area Art Space, Inc., Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Small World, Teststrip, Auckland, New Zealand


Group Exhibitions

2017
Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX, USA (forthcoming)
Beyond Belief: The Sublime in Contemporary Art, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, Australia (forthcoming)

2016
Tricking the eye—contemporary trompe l’oeil, Geelong Gallery, Geelong, Australia
The Tempest, curated by Juliana Engberg, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
Theories of Modern Art, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

2015
Technologism, curated by Charlotte Day, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Blind Architecture, curated by Douglas Fogle, Thomas Dane Gallery, London (forthcoming)
Hiding in Plain Sight: A Selection of works from the Michael Buxton Collection, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Australia

2014
Menagerie, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, Australia
Selected by, selected by Michael Marriot and Jesse Wine, Limoncello Gallery, London
The Machine Project Field Guide to The Gamble House, Pasadena, CA, USA
Made in L.A., Hammer Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Quiz, Poirel Gallery, Nancy, France
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

2013
A Personal Choice, by Bruna Aickelin, Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Everyday, Murray White Room, Melbourne, Australia
Reinventing the Wheel: The Readymade Century, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, Australia
Still Life, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Syndey, Australia
Aquatopia, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; travelling to Tate St Ives, St Ives
Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
TEN YEARS, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Mind is Outer Space, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Coconut Water, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO, USA
Notes on Neo-Camp, curated by Chris Sharp, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium; travelling to Studio Voltaire, London
A Handful of Dust, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Against the Grain, Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA

2012
To Hope, To Tremble, To Live: Modern and Contemporary Works from the David Roberts Collection, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield
Pale Ontology, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Mystery Trend, Wallspace, New York, NY, USA
Parallel Collisions, 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, curated by Natash Bullock and Alexie Galss-Kantor
Construct, Mary Mary, Glasgow

2011
I Do This, I Do That-Joe Bradley & Ricky Swallow, curated by Matt Connors, The Taut and The Tame, Berlin, Germany
10 ways to look at the past, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Out Of Australia, The British Museum, London

2010
Almanac, the Gift of Ann Lewis AO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Reframing Darwin, evolution and art in Australia, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2009
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London
Soft Sculpture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Real Art Road Show, The Viaduct Basin, Auckland & Touring New Zealand

2008
Lost & Found: An Archaeology of the Present, TarraWarra Biennial, TarraWarra, VIC, Australia
Imaginary Thing, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA
Tell Tchaikovsky the News, curated by Torbjørn Rødland, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway

2008-2007
Goth: Reality of the Departed World, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Existance – life according to art, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand

2007
Sculptors Drawing, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA
Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, USA
Modelers and Makers: Works in Ceramic, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Effigies, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Sculpture, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Snap Freeze: Still Life Now, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC, Australia
Across the board, Wallspace Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
DE OVERKANT/DOWN UNDER – DEN HAAG SCULPTUUR 07, The Hague, Netherlands

2006
Memento Mori, Mireille Mosler Ltd, New York, NY, USA
Red eye – LA artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Multiplicity: Prints and Multiples, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia; touring to regional Australian galleries
Nigel Cooke, Barnaby Furnas, Barry McGee, Matt Greene, Steven Shearer, Ricky Swallow. Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London
swell – the art in contemporary beach culture Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, NSW, Australia
Long Live Sculpture!, Middelheim Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium
Reboot – the Jim and Mary Barr Collection Dunedin, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
 
2005
Kiss of the Beast, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia (16 November 2005 – 22 January 2006)
Lapped, Campbelltown Art Centre, Campbelltown, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Living together is easy Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan; and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Getting Emotional, The Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA, Boston, MA, USA
Before Night – After Nature, Monash University Collection, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2004
Strange Weather, Modern Art, London, UK
Sticks & Stones, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, TAS, Australia
Living Together is Easy, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Japan, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The Ten Commandments, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
Frieze Art Fair, London, UK         
 
2003-2004
Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia (touring exhibition)
A Modelled World, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, VIC, Australia
Fair Game. Art + Sport, NGV Response Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
 
2003
Arcadia – the other life of video games Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; and The Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, Aukland, New Zealand
Still Life: The Inaugural Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Variations on the Theme of Illusion, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London
See here now: Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990’s, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The future in every direction: Joan Clemenger Endowment for Contemporary Australian Art, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Art + Film, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Possible Worlds, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Some Things We Like, Asprey Jacques, London
Extended Play- Art Remixing Music, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Roll Out, with Rachel Feinstein, Steven Gontarski, Erick Swenson and Francis Upritchard, curated by Ricky Swallow, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Guided by Heroes, curated by Raf Simons, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
The fourth sex - the extreme territory of adolescence, curated by Raf Simons, Pitti Uomo, Stazioni Leopalda, Florence, Italy
 
2002-2003
Gulliver’s Travels, touring exhibition, College of Fine Arts, Sydney; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD, Australia; Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, ACT, Australia; Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA, Australia
 
2002
1st Floor Final Exhibition, 1st Floor, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
People, Places + Ideas, Celebrating Four Decades of the Monash University Collection, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield East, VIC, Australia
Half The World Away, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
Big Bang Theory; Recent Chartwell Acquisitions, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Remix: contemporary art & pop, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Possible Worlds, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
 
2001-2002
None More Blacker, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; touring to: Geelong Gallery, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, VIC, Australia; Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW, Australia; Global Arts Link, Ipswich, QLD, Australia
 
2001
Casino 2001, 1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, Gent, Belgium
Swallow Swenson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Multistylus Programme. Recent Chartwell Acquisitions, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
So you want to be a rock star: Portraits and rock music in Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Bootylicious, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
A person looks at a work of art…, The Michael Buxton Contemporary Art Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Good work, the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
UTOPIA, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, Kiel Museum of Art, Kiel, Germany, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
low-down, Recent Acquisitions, Monash University Collection, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Rubik, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
 
2000
Keith Edmier, Ricky Swallow, Erick Swenson, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Retrieved Object, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Are You Experienced? The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
Uncommon World, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Spin Me Round, Metro Arts, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Drawn From Life, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Terra Mirabilis, Wonderland, Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff, Wales
Brand New Master Copy, UKS Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Rent, Overgaden Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark and ACCA, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
 
1999
Contempora 5, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The Melbourne University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Spellbound, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Make it yourself, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Signs of Life, Melbourne International Biennial 1999, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Group drawing exhibition, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Walkmen, Ricky Swallow, David Jolly, David Noonan, Synaethesia Music, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Multiples, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Fifty Bucks - a benefit show, Gallery 19, Sydney, NSW, Australia
No Jokes, Stripp Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
 
1998
Misty V's City Lights 2000, City Lights, Hosier Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Rubik 3, Video versus Watercolour, 36 Wellington Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Institutional Transit Lobby, 200 Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Injection/Acquisition, Performance Space, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Video Soup, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Hobby Core, (curated by Ricky Swallow), Stripp Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Taken, (curated by Jon Cattapan), RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Beaux Arts Art in The World '98, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
All This And Heaven Too, Adelaide Biennale Exhibition, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Metamorphosis, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, VIC, Australia
Wild Kingdom, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD, Australia             
 
1997
Diorama, curated by Charlotte Day, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Going Nowhere, curated by Julia Gorman, Grey Area Art Space Inc., Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Ear to the Ocean, (with Michael Graeve), Grey Area Art Space Inc., Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Gathering, Platform 2, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
 
1996
Before My Eyes A Bedroom Monster, Stop 22, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Ricky Swallow