Born Sydney, Australia

Lives and works Melbourne, Australia and London UK

 

EDUCATION

1999     Post Graduate Diploma of Visual Art, The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Australia

1995     Bachelor of Visual Art, The University of Newcastle, N.S.W Australia

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions

2016     Eleanor Duffin and Susan Jacobs Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne Australia

2015     Vessel for Mixing Metaphors Living Museum of the West, Melbourne Australia

             A Working Model collaboration with Sophie Takach C3, Melbourne Australia

2014     Force Work Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne Australia

2011     Half Specific / Not Half Obvious Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne Australia

2010     Hard Age New Edge Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne Australia

2009     Security Illusion Margaret Lawrence Gallery in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne Australia  

2008     Ubiquitous Slopes Utopian Slumps, Melbourne Australia

             Exhausted Nature collaboration with Andrew Hazewinkel, Conical Inc. Melbourne Australia

             Side Effect The Narrows, Melbourne Australia

2007     For Every Solution There Is A Problem Ocular Lab, Melbourne Australia

2006     Pitch collaboration with Lisa Benson, Victoria Park Gallery, Melbourne Australia

2005     Studies for Shifting Stable Parts Seventh Gallery, Melbourne Australia

2003     Abject Arousal with Carly Fischer, curated by Angela Brophy, Conical Inc. Melbourne Australia

 

Group Exhibitions

2016     32nd São Paulo Bienal: Incerteza Viva curated by Jochen Volz, São Paulo Brazil

2015     Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, curated by Lars Bang Larsen and Marco Pasi, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne Australia

             The Melting Point of Reason curated by Mark Feary, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne Victoria

             Guiguis New Art Prize Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria Australia

             Nature/Revelation The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne Australia

2014     The museum is the region, The region is the museum West Space in collaboration with The Living Museum of the West, Melbourne Australia

              Octopus 14: Nothing Beside Remains curated by Tara McDowell, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne Australia

              Deep Time TCB Art Inc, Melbourne Australia

              Slow Worlds Strange Neighbour, curated by Andrew Gaynor, Melbourne Australia

2013      Melbourne Now National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne Australia

              You promised me and you said a lie to me curated by Alexie Glass Kantor, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney Australia

              Relationshippal (with Mitch Cairns and Tim Silver) Breenspace, Sydney Australia 

2012      7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane Australia

              When you drink the water remember the spring Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane Australia

              Mornington Peninsula Works on Paper Award Mornington Regional Gallery Australia

              Parallel Collisions: 12th Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art curated by Alexie Glass and Natasha Bullock, Art Gallery of South Australia

2011      A Condition of Change with Katie Lee and Bridie Lunney, curated by Meredith Turnbull, Sarah Scout Presents,  Melbourne Australia

               If Loss Could Weigh curated by Daniel Price, TCB Melbourne Australia

2010     Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artists exhibition Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne Australia

              Risk Potential with Katie Lee and Bridie Lunney, curated by Meredith Turnbull, Die Ecke, Santiago,  Chile

              Opening Lines curated by Emily Cormack, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne Australia

              NEW 2010 The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne Australia

              Experimenta ‘Utopia Now’ Biennial of Media Art, touring multiple Australian venues, 2010

2009     The West Brunswick Sculpture Triennial curated by OSW, Melbourne Australia

              Broken Fall St Pauls Street Gallery, AUT and Newcall Gallery, Auckland New Zealand

              Wilson HTM Art Prize Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane Australia

2008    The Ecologies Project curated by Dr Kyla McFarlane and Geraldine Barlow

              Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne Australia

              Print Project collaboration with Scott Miles, The Narrows, Melbourne Australia

              2020? Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Australia

              Depot Grenda’s de-commissioned bus depot, Dandenong, Victoria Australia

2007      All In An Afternoon Monash University Faculty Gallery, Melbourne Australia

              Structure Space & Place Kangaroo Ground War Memorial, Victoria Australia

              House Project 26 Surf Street, Merricks Beach, Victoria Australia 

2006    The Narrows Opening Exhibition Melbourne Australia

             An Occupation 236 Drummond Street, Melbourne Australia

             Marking Time Conical Inc. Melbourne Australia

 

GRANTS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2016      Australia Council for the Arts Studio Residency ACME, London

2015     Creative Victoria VicArts Development Grant

2013      MacDowell Colony Fellowship, New Hampshire, USA

2012      QANTAS Foundation Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award - State winner, Victoria 

2012      Artspace Sydney, Studio Residency

2011      Arts Victoria - Development Grant - for the development of new sculptural work

2011      Australia Council for the Arts - Skills and Arts Development Award - for travel and research to 1970’s  Land Art sites in South West desert regions of the USA

2010      Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Studio Residency, Melbourne (2010-2012)

2010      RIPE Credit Suisse Private Bank / Art and Australia Magazine Contemporary Art Award 

2009      Arts Victoria Development Grant for the creation of new work

2009      Highly Commended Award - Wilson HTM Art Prize

2008      Australia Council for the Arts - (Emerging Artist) New Work Grant 

1999       A.N.Z Bank Visual Arts Fellowship Award – The Victorian College of the Arts 

1999       Postgraduate Prize - Selected by Jacques Derrida (Exhibition in conjunction with Derrida’s visit to The Victorian College of the Arts)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012       Richards, Bree. 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art exhibition catalogue essay,  Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane, Australia

                Cormack, Emily. Parallel Collisions - 12th Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Frieze, issue 148 

                Artist Pages - Parallel Collisions - 12th Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Art and Australia, Volume 49 #3 2012

                Hynes, Victoria. Curators Radar: Susan Jacobs, issue 59, Australian Art Collector, March 2012

                Somerville, Jane. Critics Picks - Parallel Collisions, Art Forum, April 2012 

2010       Williams, Marni. Art & Australia/Credit Suisse Private Bank Contemporary Art Award: Susan Jacobs, Volume 47 #4, Art and Australia, 2012 

                Nelson, Robert. New 2010 review, The Age, Melbourne, April 2010

                Stephens, Andrew. New 2010Radical rooms with a view’ article, The Age, Melbourne, 20 March, 

2009       McFarlane, Kyla. The safe space of the unknown, Security Illusion exhibition catalogue essay, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, October 2009

                Coates, Rebecca. Ubiquitous Slopes, review, Art And Australia, March 2009 

                Delany, Max. Looking Back: Emerging Artists Frieze, issue 120, January 2009

2008       Barlow, Geraldine & McFarlane, Kyla. The Ecologies Project exhibition catalogue essay, Monash University Museum of Art, 2008

                 Parsing with Scott Miles (ISBN 978-0-646-49391-6) Artists’ book produced during  

                 The Narrows Print Project, May 2008

2008       Coates, Rebecca. Exhausted Nature exhibition catalogue essay, Conical Inc, Melbourne 

                Allen, Adrien. Exhausted Nature exhibition catalogue essay, Conical Inc, Melbourne

                Barlow, Geraldine. Depot  exhibition catalogue essay www.depot-installation.blogspot.com

                Webb, Penny. Depot exhibition review, The Age, Melbourne, April 12, 2008

                Dalziel, Fiona. Depot  documentary, ABC Sunday Arts, April 20, 2008

                Loughnan, Melissa. For Every Solution There Is A Problem review, Un Magazine, Issue 2.1, March, 

2007        Brophy, Angela & Byrne, Lisa. All In an Afternoon exhibition catalogue essay 

                Cooper, Simon. Merricks Beach House essay www.26surfstreet.blogspot.com 

 

COLLECTIONS

                Monash University Art Collection, Melbourne, Australia

                University of Queensland Art Collection, Brisbane, Australia

                Victorian College of the Arts Collection, Melbourne, Australia

                Methodist Ladies College Art Collection, Melbourne, Australia

                Poster Collection, Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland

                Private Collections