Curriculum Vitae

Born Brisbane, lives Sydney

Education
2000 - Master of Fine Art (Painting), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.
1995 - Master of Art (Painting), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.
1993 - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting Major), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.
1989 - Art Certificate, East Sydney Technical College (now National Art School).

Other Studies
Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Italy
Private study with Prof. Christian Snyders, Florence, Italy
Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney

Awards & Exhibitions
2018 - Hornsby Art Prize, Finalist
2018 - Hunters Hill Art Prize, Finalist
2018 - NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize, Finalist
2018 - Kedumba Drawing Award, Invitee
2017 - KAAF Art Prize, Finalist
2017 - Hornsby Art Prize, Finalist
2016 - Fisher's Ghost Art Prize, Finalist
2015 - Glebe Art Prize, Winner
2015 - Hunters Hill Art Prize, Finalist
2015 - Kogarah Art Prize, Finalist
2015 - Waverley Art Prize, Highly Commended
2014 - Blake Prize 2014 Religious Diary illustration.
2013 - Blake Prize Exhibition Online, Finalist.
2003 - Willoughby City Art Prize, Finalist.
2000 - Fisher’s Ghost Contemporary Art Prize, Finalist.
2000 - Wynne Prize - Salon des Refuses, Exhibitor.
2000 - Willoughby Art Prize, Finalist.
2000 - Warringah Art Prize, Finalist.
1999 - Willoughby Art Prize, Commended.
1998 - Hunters Hill Art Prize, Finalist.
1997 - Willoughby Art Prize, Highly Commended.
1997 - Mosman Art Prize, Commended.
1997 - Hunters Hill Art Prize, Commended.
1996 - Drummoyne Art Prize, Highly Commended.
1996 - Hunters Hill Art Prize, Finalist.
1996 - Gruner Prize for Landscape Painting, Art Gallery of NSW, Second place.
1995 - Jenny Birt Award for Painting, University of New South Wales, Finalist.
1995 - Gruner Prize for Landscape Painting, Art Gallery of NSW, Winner.

Grants & Research
1997-1999 - Postgraduate Research Scholarship, UNSW College of Fine Arts.
1994 - Artist in Residence, Arthur Boyd Foundation, Riversdale, NSW.

Solo Exhibitions
2017 - Artist as Traveller, Art Atrium, Bondi Jct
2017 - Two person exhibition, Art Central, Hong Kong
2015 - The Garden, Art Atrium, Bondi Jct
2010 - Harbour, Trees and Hills, Robin Gibson Gallery, Darlinghurst
2005 - Harbour, Sea and Hills, Robin Gibson Gallery, Darlinghurst
2003 - Daintree and Kimberley Landscapes, James Harvey Gallery, Clovelly
2001 - Oils and Gouaches, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain
2000 - Master of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition, Kudos Gallery, Paddington
1999 - From Siena to Hill End, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain
1997 - Journeys and Imaginings, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain
1996 - Landscapes for Unspoken Tales, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain

Selected Group Exhibtions
2018 - Summer Sojourn, Art Atrium, Bondi Jct
2018 - Art Central, Hong Kong
2017 - Summer Sojourn, Art Atrium, Bondi Jct
2016 - End of Year Exhibition, Art Atrium, Bondi Jct
2015 - Summer Sojourn, Art Atrium, Bondi Jct
2014 - Art 3K, Art Atrium, Bondi Jct
2012 - Online Print Exhibition, Robin Gibson Gallery, Darlinghurst
2011 - Mixed exhibition, Solander Gallery, Canberra
2011 - Distant Bridges, NGArt, Chippendale
2010 - End of Year Mixed Exhibition, Solander Gallery, Canberra
2010 - Mixed Exhibition, Solander Gallery, Canberra
2009 - Chippendale, NGArt, Chippendale
2009 - Small is the New Big, Robin Gibson Gallery, Darlinghurst
2007, 2008, 2009 - Shelf Life, Delmar Gallery, Ashfield
2004 - I Love a Sunburnt Country, Robin Gibson Gallery, Darlinghuirst
2003 - Miscellany, James Harvey Gallery, Clovelly
2003 - Eggstravaganza, ANA Hotel, Sydney
2003 - 9th International Works on Paper Fair, Sydney
2002 - Pocketsized, James Harvey Gallery, Clovelly
2001 - Summer, ANCA Gallery, Canberra
2001 - Top Drawer, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain
2000 - Dialogue, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington
1999 - Animalistic, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain
1998 - Whimsy, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain
1997 - Provenance - The Artist, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain
1997 - Smalls, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain
1996 - Landscape - 8 Views, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain
1996 - Landscapes, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Glebe
1994 - Young Dissonants, COFA Gallery, University of New South Wales

Commissions
2016 - Two Chieftans Waterfall, private client
2015 - North Sydney Council Buscare 20 year anniversary commemorative tea towel design

Collections
National Westminster Bank, Sydney.
Crown Casino, Melbourne.
College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.
Also represented in private collections in Australia, Europe and USA.

Publications
Art Almanac, Profile Feb 2015
2014 Blake Prize Religious Diary Illustration
Vogue Living, Jan-Feb 2010
Artist Profile magazine, Issue 10, 2010
“Open Gallery”, Lissa Christopher, Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 20-21, 2010
“Paradise Found”, Justyna Lupa, Artist's Palette magazine, June 2005
“Daintree and Kimberley Landscapes”, Lenny Ann Low, Exhibitions, Sydney Morning Herald August 16, 2003
“Going Native”, Tim Dick, Spotlight, Sydney Morning Herald, August 15, 2003
“Daintree and Kimberley Landscapes”, The Week's Best, Dominique Angeloro, Sydney Morning Herald, August 15, 2003
“Clovelly's Daintree Days”, Sean Mooney, Southern Courier, August 19, 2003
Illustration representing James Harvey Gallery, Sydney Art on Paper Fair, 2003
“Scale Fantasia”, Courtney Kidd, Galleries, Sydney Morning Herald, May 21, 2001
“Jacqueline Balassa: Oils And Gouaches”, Annemarie Lopez, Editorial, Sydney CitySearch , May 2001
“James Harvey Gallery”, Cec Busby, Arty, Revolver Magazine, May 7, 2001
“Jacqueline Balassa” - Profiles, Art Almanac, May 2001 (Illustration)
“Jacqueline Balassa” - Openings, Exhibitions and Events - NSW Calendar, Art Gallery Guide, May 2001 (Illustration)
“Outback Inspires Paintings' Colour”, Emily Tinson, Timeout, Glebe and Inner Western Weekly, June 23, 1999 (with illustration)
“Poetic Slant on the Desert”, Jane MacMillan, Arts, Sydney Weekly, June 8, 1999 (with illustration)
“Young Dissonants 1994” Conference Paper, Felicity Fenner, 1994