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Shaun Gladwell (study)
, 2013

by Fiona Lowry

watercolour and gouache on paper (frame: 54.1 cm x 42.0 cm, sheet: 41.5 cm x 29.5 cm)

Shaun Gladwell (b. 1972), new-media artist, photographer and painter, gained his qualifications in art at Sydney College of the Arts and the University of New South Wales. A star student, he won COFA’s Travelling Art Scholarship in 1996 and the Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship for 2001-2002. In 2002 he received grants from the Australia Council and the National Association for the Visual Arts as well as a Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant. He has exhibited regularly in Australia and internationally since 2000, his work featuring in the Venice Biennale in 2009 and in solo shows in Paris, Buffalo, San Diego, Exeter, Toronto, Basel, Connecticut, Heerlen, Zagreb and London. In 2013 the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra performed The Flying Dutchman to the accompaniment of his video art. In 2009 he became the first new-media artist to be appointed an official war artist. Gladwell’s works are held in the collections of Australia’s foremost public galleries, as well as corporate and university collections; internationally, he is represented in Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Orange County Museum and the Wadsworth Athenaeum, amongst others.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2014
Accession number: 2014.65