Shonah Trescott


Shonah Trescott


born in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

1999 - 2001

studies fine arts, Hunter Institute of Technology, Sydney



2002 - 2004

studies painting, National Art School, Sydney


Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney

lives and works in New York

Exhibitions (Selection)


Modern Landscape, Halle 9 / Kirowwerk, Leipzig, Germany


Plastic Obsession, Umweltbundesamt Dessau, Germany


A Time of Plenty, Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin, Germany (solo)
Drawn into the light
, Exhibition by Osvaldo Budet and Shonah Trescott - Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (solo)
Puerto Rican Institute of Culture Triennial, Puerto Rico


Das flüssige Element. Seestücke des 17. und 21. Jahrhundert, Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop, Ostseebad Ahrenshoop, Germany


on paper, EIGEN + ART Lab
Missing Link, Momentum Worldwide, Berlin
Positions, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig


Drawn into the Light, Ando Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Drawn into the light, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute for advanced Study, Delmenhorst / Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine research, Bremerhaven (solo)


Zwischen Film und Kunst, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
Upon our clouded hills, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for advanced Study, Delmenhorst (solo)


Mankind, Nature, Myth, Ando Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Labor, Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin
New Positions, Förderkoje, Art Cologne, Cologne (solo)
Groupshow, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig
On this Island Meeting and Painting, NZ, Hazelhurst Regional Art Galllery, Sydney, Australia


Hab und Gut, Kunsthalle Rostock
Labor, Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin
Leipzig calling, New York Academy, USA 


Fleurieu Biennale, South Australia, Port Adelaide, Australia
Australian Painting - Shonah Trescott and Euan MacLeod, Leipzig International Art Programme, Leipzig
Leipzig/ Travnik Partner Stadt Ausstellung, Cultural Centre of Travnik, Bosnia
Portia Geach National Portrait prize, S.H. Irvin Gallery Sydney, Australien
Leipzig International Art Programme at Cavanacor Gallery, Ireland


From the Studio, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
Sydney Year in the Arts, S.H Irvin Gallery, Sydney, Australia


Placement - Europe, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
Sydney year in the Arts, S.H. Irvin gallery, Sydney, Australia
Salon de Refuse, S.H. Irvin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Leipzig- Mallorca, Tres Temps Galeria, Mallorca (solo)


New Talent, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia


Degree show 2004, National Art School, Sydney, Australia

Grants and Awards


Expedition Art and Science, Arctic residency and fellowship, German Polar Institute,
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research


Artist in Residence im Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst, Germany


Artist Profile/Windsor and Newton artist trip, Neuseeland


Leipzig International Artist in Residency, Germany
Fleurieu Water Preis, Adelaide, Australia
Commendation Portia Geach Memorial Award Sydney


La Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, National Art School studio scholarship, France
The Marten Bequest Travelling Art Scholarship for Painting, Cauz Group, Australien


3rd Year NAS Paris (studio scholarship), Paris, France
Reg Richardson Travelling art scholarship, Australia
Robin Gibson Gallery Award, Australia
Art on the Rocks Young Artist Award, Australia
Highly Commended, Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Australia
Finalist - Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Australia
William Fletcher Trust Painting Grant, Australia


Australian Children's Health and Welfare Painting Award, Australia
Finalist - John Olsen Life Drawing Prize, Australia

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