CV & Biography

Hilary Senhanli - Biography

Melbourne based artist Hilary Şenhanlı graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts having studied under Pam Hallandal, a Dobell Drawing Prize winner. Whilst living in Brussels she exhibited annually with Arts Perspective International and back in Australia at The National Archives of Australia, The Lyceum Club, Hawthorn Studio & Gallery and fortyfivedownstairs.

She is appearing consistently as a finalist – the $30,000 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), the $82,000 National Drawing Together Art Prize, St Patrick’s College Flanagan Prize, the Walker Street Gallery’s Emerging Artist Award and the Polish Art Foundation’s International Drawing Biennales. She had also conducted a successful online initiative in 2010 by posting a small new work every second day for a hundred days (which was covered by the Monash Journal and went "viral" online amongst American art enthusiasts).

Exhibitions:

2013

Solo exhibition, Bohemian Rhapsody Social Club, Canterbury, Vic.

Hydrocryl painters Award, Art Town, Public Project & Exhibition, Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran, Vic.

2012

Finalist, The Flanagan A2, St Patrick’s College Ballarat, Vic.

Urban spaces, curated group exhibition, Polish Art Foundation, The Steps, Carlton, Vic.

“Linden Post Card Show”, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Vic

2011

30-day initiative, producing an artwork every 2nd day for one hundred days, Web exhibition

Awarded Monash Community Grant, City of Monash, Vic.

Artist in Residence, Emmanuel Kindergarten, Oakleigh, Vic.

“Contemplating life”, Solo exhibition, Blue Dog Gallery, Beaumaris, Vic. 

“Gesture: The art of fresh forms”, curated group exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Vic.

“Sons and Daughters Exhibition”, group exhibition by invitation, Lyceum Club of Melbourne, Vic.

“Connections”, curated group exhibition, Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Hawthorn, Vic.

“Works on paper”, group exhibition, Yarra Valley Grammar, Ringwood, Vic.

Finalist, Prometheus Visual Arts Award, The Prometheus Foundation, Qld.

JADA, travelling group exhibition, University of the Sunshine Coast, Qld.

JADA, travelling group exhibition, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Qld.

JADA, travelling group exhibition, Manning Regional Art Gallery, NSW

JADA, travelling group exhibition, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Qld.

4th Prize, Art-Town Public Project & Exhibition, Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran, Vic.

“Crowds”, solo exhibition, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, Vic.

“Linden Post Card Show”, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Vic.

2010

Group exhibition, Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Finalist, $30,000 JADA 2010 Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia

Finalist, Walker St Gallery's Emerging Artist Award, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

Finalist, St. Patrick’s Collage Art Prize and Exhibition, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Private Solo Exhibition, Hughesdale, Victoria, Australia

100-day initiative, producing an artwork every 2nd day for 100 days, Web Exhibition, Global

2009

Finalist, 5th International Drawing Biennale, Polish Art Foundation, Benalla Art Gallery and The Steps Gallery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.

Solo exhibition, Karstens Gallery Level 8, Melbourne, Vic.

Ongoing exhibition, Picassomio.com, online gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2008

Solo exhibition, The Lyceum Club of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic.  

Finalist, 4th International Drawing Biennale, Polish Art Foundation,  Benalla Art Gallery and The Steps Gallery, Carlton, Vic.

Ongoing exhibition, Picassomio.com, online gallery, Madrid, Spain

2007

Finalist, “Drawing together”, $82,000 National Art Prize celebrating Aboriginal Reconciliation, exhibited at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra, Act.

Independent Artist Showcase, Off the wall, Art Melbourne, Fitzroy, Vic 

Second Prize, Artz Blitz Competition, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabin, Vic.

Ongoing exhibition, Picassomio.com, online gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2006

Group exhibition, The Body Show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick, Vic.

Group exhibition, Collector’s Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, The Steps Gallery, Carlton, Vic. 

Ongoing exhibition, Picassomio.com, online gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2005

Finalist, 3rd International Drawing Biennale, Polish Art Foundation, Benalla Art Gallery and The Steps Gallery, Carlton, Vic.

Ongoing exhibition, Picassomio.com, online gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2004

Solo exhibition, Tervuren, Belgium.

Group exhibition, Splash of Colour, Art Perspectives International, Brussels, Belgium.

Ongoing exhibition, Picassomio.com, online gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2003 Group exhibition, Diversity, Art Perspectives International, Brussels, Belgium.
2002 Group exhibition, Dreamscapes, Art Perspectives International, Tervuren, Belgium.
1994 Artists in Residence, Sienna Collage, Camberwell, Vic, Australia.
1993

Group exhibition, St. Martins Theatre, Melbourne, Vic.  

Annual group show, Argyle Street Studios, Melbourne, Vic.

1992

Graduation exhibition, Victorian Collage of Arts, Southbank, Vic.  

Finalist, Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Sydney, Nsw.

1986 Group exhibition, Oculus Gallery, Ringwood, Vic.

Workshops:

2010 Human configurations, drawing workshop at Caulfield Grammar school for year 12s, Melbourne, Vic., Feb, 22

Publications: 

  • "An explosive talent", by Jessica Bennett, Monash Jornal, 30 August 2010
  • Front page www.picassomio.com, 2009-2010
  • “Secrets” edition, www.area-zinc.com, Feb 2009
  • Drawing Section Icon on www.picassomio.com, 2007
  • The Bulletin magazine (distributed in the UK and Belgium), April 22, 2004
  • Farrago, Melbourne University’s student magazine, full-page comic strips, Vol. 72 & 74 1993

Education: 

  • Resident of Brussels and London. (2001-2004)
  • Diploma of Education, Melbourne University, First Class Honours, 1994
  • Completed Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), Victorian Collage of the Arts, drawing major, 1991-2
  • Commenced BA Fine Arts at Victoria College, Prahran campus drawing department. Studied under Pam Hallandal, Bernhard Sachs, Susan Stamp, Neil Overton and David Wilson.   
  • HSC (All Visual Arts subjects), Yarra Valley Grammar.

 

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