Liz Gridley was born 1989 in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. A figurative painter with a passion for creating emotive moments with the viewer, Gridley has been a finalist in a number of awards including the Cliftons Art Prize, the fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Art Prize and Won the Major Prize in 2017s Graeme Hildebrand Foundation Art Prize.
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Born 1989, Melbourne, VIC.
Lives and works in Knoxfield, VIC.
2018 – Empathy, my witness, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC.
2013 – Tactile perception-experimenting with flesh, arcYinnar, Yinnar, VIC.
2019 – Don’t Blame Pandora – Growing Pains Residency, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey VIC.
2019 – A Portrait of a Painter, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood VIC.
2018 – 12×12, The Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill, VIC.
2018 – Unofficial Collaboration 2.0, The Stockroom, Ringwood, VIC.
2018 – Winter Days, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC.
2018 – Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Swinburne, Hawthorn, VIC.
2018 – Beautiful Banal, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC.
2017 – Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize, Red Gallery, Fitzroy North, VIC.
2017 – Dark Honey: Curated by Erika Williams, OfftheKerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC.
2017 – Subjects: Curated by Kathleen Ashby, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC.
2017 – Brunswick Small Works Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC.
2017 – Emerging Artist Award, fortyfivedownstairs gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2017 – Glorious Gippsland Art Show, Bairnsdale & Districts Art Society, VIC.
2017 – Peculiar Portraits Art Prize, Union Club Fitzroy, Curated by Erika Williams.
2016 – Bairnsdale & District Arts Society Pre-Xmas Show, Bairnsdale, VIC.
2016 – Truth or Dare, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC.
2014 – RAW:Communique, Melbourne pavilion, Flemington, VIC.
2012 – Counterfeits: the end/the beginning, Switchback Gallery, Churchill, VIC.
2010 – Monash Graduand Exhibition, Caulfield, VIC.
2010 – Greater Than One, Monash Faculty Gallery, Caulfield, VIC.
2010 – Against My Body, RUNT Space, Caulfield, VIC.
2018 – 2nd ‘A-Distinction’, Ringwood Art Society ‘ABC’ Competition 2018, Ringwood.
2018 – 1st Overall, ‘Forgery’ Art Show at the Ringwood Art Society, Ringwood.
2017 – Winner Major Prize: Body of Work, 2nd: Best Painting, Commended: Drawing.
Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize 2017, Red Gallery, Fitzroy North.
2017 – Finalist, fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Art Prize, Melbourne.
2017 – Winner ‘Most Memorable’ Peculiar Portraits Arts Prize, Union Club Hotel, Fitzroy.
2016 – Winner People’s Choice Award, Bairnsdale & District Arts Society Pre-Xmas Show.
2012 – Highly Commended, Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Camberwell, Melbourne.
2012 – Finalist, Cliftons Art Prize, Cliftons Melbourne.
2011 – Winner LaTrobe Regional Gallery Emerging Artist Award, LaTrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell VIC.
2011 – Finalist, Cliftons Art Prize, Cliftons Melbourne.
2010 – Winner Tolarno Painting Prize 2010, Monash University (Prize: $1000).
2015 – Pro Make-up Artistry Certificate, KRYOLAN Australia, Melbourne, VIC.
2011 – Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Monash University, Churchill, VIC.
2010 – Bachelor of Visual Arts, Monash University, Caulfield, VIC.
2018 – Fashion. Ringwood Art Society, Maroondah Federation Estate, Ringwood.
2017 – Fact or Fiction: A portrait competition, Melbourne Polytechnic, Prahran.
2019 – Portrait in Oils. Sherbrooke Art Society, Sherbrooke Art Gallery, Belgrave.
2018 – PanPastel for Life Drawing. Ringwood Art Society, Maroondah Federation Estate.
2017/18 – Selection of works, The Stockroom, Shop 2, Civic place Ringwood VIC.