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Kiata Mason

MADE TO TREASURE

Kiata Mason is a New South Wales-based artist who sees beauty in the ordinary. A highly regarded still-life artist best known for her depictions of  domestic scenes and home environments. Bringing narratives of suggestive  portraiture, the work without the  person, simply remnants of what was or could be. Mason earned a Master's  degree in Drawing and Fine Arts from the National Art School in Darlinghurst in 2016. Prior to this, she completed an honors year in Drawing in 2012 and received an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, Painting, from the same institution in 2004.

Most recently awarded as a finalist in the 2023 STILL award, Mossman Art Prize 2023, Sulman Art Prize 2023. Mason’s work won the Works on Paper section of the Muswellbrook Art Prize. and additionally, been selected as a  finalist in numerous other national awards including the Sir John Sulman Art Award; Dobell Drawing Prize; Blake Prize; Muswellbrook Art Prize painting section; Paddington Art Prize; Still: National Still Life Award; Black Swan Portrait Prize; Portia Geach Memorial Award; and Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.  Her work is in the collections of the Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery; Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery; and PLC Adelaide Perry Gallery.

Education

2014-16   Master of Fine Arts (Drawing), National Art School, Sydney
2012        Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (Drawing), National Art School
2004        Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), National Art School

Awards

2023   Finalist Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Finalist STILL: National Still Life Award 2023, Coffs Harbour Regional             Gallery, Finalist, 2023 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney.

2022   Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize,

2021   Finalist Muswellbrook Art Prize, Paper, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2021   Finalist Still- National Still Life Award 2021, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW

2020   Finaliat BAM Art Prize, Byron Art Magazine, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Finalist Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art                     Gallery, Cowra, NSW, Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2019   Finalist Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra, Finalist Bayside Acquisitiive Art Prize, Bayside Art Gallery, Brighton               Victoria, Finalist Outback Art Prize, Outback Regional Art Gallery Winton Queensland, Finalist Muswellbrook Art Prize (painting                     section), Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery

2018   Finalist Paddington Art Prize, Sydney, Finalist Sir John Sulman Art Award Art Gallery of NSW, Won the Works on Paper section of the             Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery

2017   Finalist Still’s Art Prize Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Semi Finalist -  Doug Moran Portrait Prize, on line exhibition, Finalist -  Black               Swan Portrait Prize, Perth, Finalist, Muswellbrook 44th Art Prize, Drawing, and Painting, Muswellbrook

2016   Semi Finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize, on line Exhibition, Finalist, Adelaide Perry Prize for drawing, Sydney

2015    Finalist, Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Woollahra, Sydney,                      Finalist, Naked & Nude Manning Art Prize, Taree
2013    Semi Finalist -  Doug Moran portrait Prize, on line exhibition
2012    Finalist - Dobell Drawing Prize, NSW Gallery, Sydney , Finalist - Mosman Art Prize, Sydney, Finalist - Hornsby Art Prize, Sydney
2011    Finalist - Blake Prize, Sydney, Finalist - Gosford Art Prize, Finalist - Flanagan Art Prize, Highly Commended (mixed media) - Lachlan              Valley Art Awards
2004    Highly Commended Zooman Art Exhibition, Highly Commended  Adelaide Swift Art Award, South West Rocks, First round selection              Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Sydney

 

Solo Exhibitions

2021    My Home By the Sea, AK Bellinger Gallery, Inverell

2020    The Artists table Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

2019    The Theatrical Eye Muswellbrook Arts Centre, Muswellbrook NSW

2018    Treasures- An Ode to the Objects We Keep Close, curated by Amber Creswell Bell, Special Group Studios, Sydney

2017    Bea’s Table curated by Amber Creswell Bell at Saint Cloche Gallery

2016    Masters Drawing Examination Exhibition The Interrupted Act Hoff Space NAS Sydney

2012    Impressions, Japanese Gardens Gallery, Cowra
2005    Behind the scenes Manning Regional Gallery, Taree

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023     Feed the Soul, Group Exhibition still life, Armidale.

2022     Still Life, Book Launch Exhibition, Amber Creswell Bell, Michael Reid Northern Beaches, Sydney, Teapots and Hounds, Two Artist                 Exhibition alongside Lucy Culliton, Manning Regional Gallery, Taree, Moments in Colour, Group Exhibition alongside Joanna                         Logue, Tim Allen, Justine Muller, and Charmaine Pike, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, Christmas Exhibition, Group                 Exhibition, works on paper, A.K. Bellinger Gallery, Inverell.

2021     Muswellbrook Art Prize, Paper, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW   Reciprocity, Broadhurst Gallery, Hazelhurst Arts Center,                 NSW, Still- National Still Life Award 2021, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.

2020     BAM Art Prize, Byron Art Magazine, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra,                   NSW, Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2019    Memory &Landscape, A.K. Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, Reflections of a fading sky, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, Riversdale Dreaming,                Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney, Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra, NSW, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize,                          Bayside Art Gallery, Brighton, Victoria, Outback Art Prize, Outback Regional Art Gallery, Winton, Queensland, Muswellbrook Art                    Prize (painting section), Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery

2018    Christmas Exhibition Part 2 A.K Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, Paddington Art Prize Finalists, Sydney, The Way We See Ourselves West              End Art Space, Melbourne, Movers & Shapers Women in the Land Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Sydney, Big Country AK Bellinger                        Gallery, Inverell, Sir John Sulman Art Award Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Vase & Vessel curated by Amber Creswell Bell Saint                        Cloche Gallery, Sydney, Works on Paper section of the Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook

2017    Still’s Art Prize Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, The Design File’s Open House Melbourne], Semi Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize                on line exhibition, Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth WA State Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, A.K Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, Spring,                    The  Happen Store, Annandale, Sydney, Ode, Collab Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney, An Unguarded Moment, A.K Bellinger Gallery,              Inverell, At Home, Birds Gallery, Melbourne, Pen Line + Paint, 220 Creative Space, Woolloomooloo Sydney, Still & Private Lives, A.K              Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, Muswellbrook 44th Art Prize, Painting and Drawing

2016   Semi Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize online exhibition, Fundraising Event Dominik Mersch Gallery, Master exhibition NAS Gallery,             Clay Gulgong Wool Shed Gulgong, Adelaide Perry Prize for drawing, PLC Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney

2015   Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, Paddington Art Prize, Woollahra, Sydney, Naked & Nude                       Manning Art Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, Five Years On, Articulate Project Space, Sydney
2013    The Nature of Things, Jean-Bellette Gallery, Hill End, Semi Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize on line exhibition
2012    National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney, Dobell Drawing Prize, New South Wales Art Gallery,                      Sydney,  Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery
2011    Blake Prize - National Art School Gallery & touring regional galleries, Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, Talls,                  River Bank Gallery, Canowindra, Flanagan Art Prize, St. Patrick’s College, Ballarat, Lachlan Valley Art Award Exhibition, Cowra                      Regional Art Gallery, Cowra
2009    Local Artists Exhibition The Hub Art Gallery Grenfell, Yellow Brick Road, Rose Street Theatre Space, Grenfell
2007    Group Show 4A At Gallery Sydney, Kempsey Shire Art Prize Kempsey
2006    Two Artist Show, James Harvey Gallery, Clovelly, Port Macquarie Art Society Show  Portrait Competition, Port Macquarie
2005    Emerging Artists, Newport Artworks Gallery, Newport, Port Macquarie Easter Art Exhibition, Portrait section, Civic Centre Port                        Macquarie ( Highly Commended ), Alice out of the book, Port Macquarie Regional Art Gallery Foyer Space, Port Macquarie  

2004    Home Exhibition, Newtown Gallery, Sydney, Little Worlds, The Stairwell Gallery, National Art School, Sydney, The Cell Block                            Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney, The Stairwell Portraits, The Stairwell Gallery, National Art School, Sydney, Zooman Art                        Exhibition, Dubbo - Adelaide Swift Art Award, South West Rocks

2001    Walkom Manning Art Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree

1999    Won, Wingham Art Exhibition, Wingham, Home studio Exhibition, Braddon, ACT

1998    Taree Art Exhibition, Information Centre, Taree

1997    Strange Bedfellows, Two artist Exhibition, Bungendore

 

Artist Residency

2021     Hazelhurst Arts Center, studio Residency

2019     PLC, Adelaide Perry Gallery Sydney

2015     The Butchery, Hill End NAS Studio

2014     The Butchery, Hill End NAS Studio

2013     The Butchery, Hill End NAS Studio

2012     The Butchery, Hill End NAS Studio

 

Collections

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW

PLC Adelaide Perry Gallery Sydney

Muswellbrook Regional Gallery

 

Publications

2021     Galah, Issue 4, Galah Press

2021      STILL LIFE, by Amber Creswell Bell, Thames and Hudson

2021      Reciprocity, by Gareth Jenkins, Apothecary Archive

2020      Look Magazine July- August

2019      Look Magazine January-February, The Theatrical Eye catalogue poetry response by Gareth Jenkins for the Muswellbrook Arts

 

Centre Exhibition

2018      Shout Out to The Girls Penguin Publishing - Illustration of Nora Heysen,

              Art Almanac September issue , Art Almanac November issue

 

On Line

2020      The Design Files, Art Collector Magazine, Art Monthly Magazine

2019      Talking with Painters interview Episode 66

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