Bio

Dan Withey Self Portrait

Dan Withey                                           Resume

 

Dan Withey was born 1986 in Birmingham England. In 2004 he immigrated to Australia and studied a Bachelor of Visual Communication (specialising in Illustration) at the University of South Australia. Upon graduating in 2007 with the Design Institute of Australia’s student of the year award, Withey decided to transition into a career in Visual Arts. Since this time he has had over 20 successful solo shows.

His art, although addressing dilemmas of modern day society such as consumerism, the environment and freedom, are still imbued with a playful humour and humbleness that make them completely unpretentious and accessible to all audiences. As Dan’s work continues to develop in both skillfulness and substance he is certainly an artist to follow.

 

Solo Exhibitions – Selected

2017 External Drivers                                                                               Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2016 Stranger than usual                                                                     Penny Contemporary, Hobart

2016 back to abnormal                                                                             Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2016 An Encounter With Dan Withey                                           Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2015 Strange realities                                                                               Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2014    The Collections Project 2014                                Art Gallery of South Australia / Guildhouse

2014    Influx                                                             19 Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast

2014    Humans                                                                                    Penny Contemporary, Hobart

2014    Three’s Company                                                                         Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2013    Happiness INC                                              19 Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast

2012    Withey or Withoutey                                                                     Magazine Gallery, Adelaide

2012    Dan Withey Solo Exhibition                                                        Jackman Gallery, Melbourne

2012    Melbourne Affordable Art Fair                                                                                Melbourne

2011    The House of Dan                                                                         A P Bond Gallery, Adelaide

2011    Dan Withey Solo Exhibition                                                        Jackman Gallery, Melbourne

2011    Milk and Honey                                             19 Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast

2011    Quantum                                                                                      Magazine Gallery, Adelaide

2010    Dan Withey Solo Exhibition                                                                Fad Gallery, Melbourne

2010    Strings,                                                                                  No-Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

 

Group shows – Selected

2013    Starting Small                                                                        Porter Contemporary, New York

2012    Artists & Fleas                                                                    Chelsea Market Art fair, New York

2012    SA Illustrated                                                              Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

2011    Homage to Frida                                           19 Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast

 

2010    Creature Feature                                                                        Monstrosity Gallery, Sydney

2010    SALA Group Exhibition                                                           Peter Walker Fine Art, Adelaide

 

Collections

Art Bank
Saint Peter’s College

Awards, Competitions and Additional Experiences

2016 – Finalist – Highly Commended - Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize

2015 – Finalist - The Advertiser Contemporary art prize

2015 – Finalist - Whyalla art prize

2014 – Finalist - Substation Contemporary Art Prize

2013 – Artist in Residence - Saint Peter’s College

 2013 – Guest Speaker - Analogue/Digital Creative Conference

2009 – First Prize, Mooks Art Space Competition

2007 – Student of the Year Award (Graphic Design Category) Design Institute of Australia

 

Representation

 

Hill Smith Gallery

Adelaide

 

19 Karen Contemporary Art Space,

Gold Coast

 

Penny Contemporary

Hobart

 

Education

Bachelor of Visual Communication (Illustration Design)

University of South Australia

 

Diploma in Graphic Design

BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council), England