Bio

Dan Withey Self Portrait

Dan Withey                                           Resume

 

Dan Withey was born 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.

 

Exhibitions

Dan Withey Solo Exhibitions – Selected

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    Down the Rabbit Hole                                                                                 World Bar, Sydney

2010    Creature Feature                                                                            Monstrosity Gallery, Sydney

2010    SALA Group Exhibition                                                              Peter Walker Fine Art, Adelaide

 

Awards, Competitions and Additional Experiences

 

2014    Finalist

Substation Contemporary Art Prize

 

2014    Finalist

Premiers Reading Challenge

 

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

 

Features in Publications:

Print publications;

The Mercury, Monster Children Magazine, Merge Magazine, Entropy Magazine, UniLife Magazine, Rip it up, The Adelaide Review, Adelaide Matters, The Independent Weekly, Onion Magazine, The Adelaide City Messenger, The Adelaide Eastern Courier

 

Online Publications;

www.fivethousand.com.au, artbuds.com, www.designmontage.com.au, http://sighmon.com/home-slice, www.australianinfront.com.au , http://thearthunter.com, www.studiohomeonline.com

Education

Bachelor of Visual Communication (Illustration Design)

University of South Australia

 

Diploma in Graphic Design

BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council), England

 

Certificate IV in Business (Small Business Management)

Mission Australia