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JAQ GRANTFORD – CV


SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2021                Portrait, ‘Sisters’ acquired by the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) Barcelona Spain

2021                 Part of Luna Codex with work going up in a time capsule to the moon www. Lumarcodex.com

2021                 Work part of first ever auction of Contemporary Realism at Sotheby’s NY

2021                 Selected for Women Painting, European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) Barcelona Spain

2021                 Selected for ARC Salon, Sotheby’s NY, and European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM)

2021                 Finalist Mod Portrait Prize, European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) Barcelona Spain

2021                 Highly Commended SBS Portrait Prize

2020                 Finalist Portrait Society of America International Members Competition

2020                 ARC Salon Finalist – Runner Up Best Nude

2020                 Finalist Clayton Utz Award

2020                 Finalist Brisbane Portrait Prize

2020                 ARC Associate Living Artist status, Art Renewal Centre

2019                 Winner Kennedy Art Prize

2019                 Finalist 5th International Figure Painting Competition, New York

2019                 Finalist Arc Salon International Art Prize, Art Renewal Centre

2018                 Finalist Mod Portrait Prize Spain, MEAM European Museum of Modern Art

2018                 Finalist Arc Salon International Art Prize, Art Renewal Centre

2018                 Winner Best in Show, Gateway International Painting Competition

2018                 Finalist Gateway International Painting Competition, February

2018                 Finalist Gateway International Painting Competition, April

2018                 Winner People’s Choice Black Swan Portrait Prize, Art Gallery Western Australia

2018                 Winner 8th place, Portrait Society of America, International Members Prize

2017                 Winner Hidden Faces People’s Choice

2017                 Winner 3rd place, Portrait Society of America, International Members Prize

2017                 Finalist Fomenar Art Prize, Rome, Italy

2017                 Finalist Portia Geach Portrait Prize

2017                 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize

2016                 Finalist Hornsby Art Prize

2016                 Winner Melbourne in Cliftons Art Prize

2016                 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize

2016                 Park Art Fair International, Germany, Honourable Mention

2016                 Winner People’s Choice Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize

2015                 Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize

2015                 Winner Master of Art International exhibition, Architecture Award, London

2015                 Scholarship to attend International Portrait Conference with Portrait Society of America

2015                 Certificate of Excellence Artavita International Art Prize

2014                 Finalist Toyota Community Spirit Gallery Sculpture Prize

2014                 Winner People’s Choice Black Swan Heritage Prize, Perth

2014                 The Archibald Salon de Refuses

2014                 Third Place, International Artist Magazine, Landscape Prize

2014                 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize

2014                 Support Stipend, Can Serrat residency, Spain

2014                 Finalist Shirley Hannon Portrait Prize for realism

2014                 Semi-finalist in Arte Laguna Prize in Venice

2014                 Certificate of Excellence in the Portrait Society of America open international competition

2013                 Winner People’s Choice Black Swan Portrait Prize – portrait of Jacki Weaver

2013                 Highly Commended Black Swan Heritage Prize

2013                 Finalist Surrealism prize, Mortimore Art Prize

2013                 Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Winner of the Presidents Challenge

2013                 S.H. Ervin Gallery, Salon de Refuse with portrait of Jacki Weaver

2012                 Winner Surrealism prize, Mortimore Art Prize

2012                 Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize

2012                 Finalist, Portia Geach Portrait Prize

2012                 Finalist, Cricket Art Prize

2012                 Finalist, Waverley Art Prize

2012                 Finalist, Xstrata Percival Portrait Award

2011                 Semi-finalist, Charlatan Ink Art Prize in New York. 100 chosen internationally

2011                 Finalist, Corangamarah Art Prize

2011                 Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize

2011                 Finalist, Mortimore Art Prize

2010                 Finalist, Waverley Art Prize

2009                 Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize with portrait of Jonathon Welch

2009                 Finalist in the ANL Mariners Art Prize

2008                 Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize with portrait of Paul Mercurio

2008                 Winner of the ‘Hidden Faces of the Archibald’ exhibition – portrait of Paul Mercurio

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020     Awarded TransCultural Exchange Art Residency Portugal. Cancelled due to COVID 19

2019     ‘People’, The Button Factory, Victoria

2015     ‘Eclectic Synergy, G3 Artspace, Parkdale

2012     ‘A Show of Hands’, Chapel off Chapel, Prahran, VIC

2010     ‘Nancy Bentleigh’, Dromkeen Museum of Children’s Literature, Riddell’s Creek, VIC

2008     ‘A True Person’, Dromkeen Museum of Children’s Literature, Riddell’s Creek, VIC

2005     Children’s illustrations, Dromkeen Museum of Children’s Literature, Riddell’s Creek

2004     ‘Shoes News’, Dromkeen Museum of Children’s Literature, Riddell’s Creek, VIC

2003     ‘Various Faerious’, Chisholm Institute, Dandenong, VIC

 

SELECTED  GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021                 Women Painting, European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) Barcelona Spain

2021                 ARC Salon, Sotheby’s NY, and European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM)

2021                 Women Painting Women, Burrinja Cultural Centre

2016                 Women Painting Women, Burrinja Cultural Centre https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_Painting_Women

2015                 Outstanding Women Artists, Media House Gallery

2014                 Can Serrat artists, El Bruc, Spain

2007                 Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava Slovakia

2007                 Ilustrarte Biennial International Exhibition of Children’s book Illustration Portugal

2007                 Warnabool Art Gallery

2004                 Frankston International Music Festival

2004                 Warnabool Art Gallery

2003                 Wyreena Community Arts Centre Exhibition

RESIDENCIES AWARDED:

Can Serrat, Spain, 2014

Nes Residency, Iceland, 2019

 

PUBLISHED WORK

SELECTED WORKS AS AN ILLUSTRATOR AND AUTHOR

  • The Hush Treasure Book – picture book published by Allen and Unwin
  • Simply Drawing – book and DVD demonstrating drawing techniques
  • Shoes News – Listed in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge and the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge.
  • Various Faerious Allbooks Editor’s Choice Award 2003
  • Nancy Bentley –  picture book written by Tracey Hawkins, shortlisted Speech Pathology Awards
  • Molly’s Memory Jar – picture book written by Norma Spalding, recommended book Family therapists Award
  • A True Person – one of the 250 outstanding new international books for children and young adults that have been selected for The White Ravens 2008, one of the recommended books with the Family therapists Award.
  • Squeezy Cuddle Dangly Legs – Recommended book with the Family therapists Award, translated into 8 dialects for the African market.
  • Pemberthy Bear –  listed in the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge.
  • Wishes For One more Day –  Children’s Literature’s Recommended Books for Grandparents’ Day September 2006, NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Fine Art Connoisseur, Nov 2020
  • Through the Artists’ Eyes, A History of the Black Swan Prize, 2019
  • Art Renewal Center, International Realism
  • International Artist, Feature, Master Artists of the World, Issue 113 Pg 94 to 97
  • American Art Collector, January 2015, pg 125
  • International Artist, Edition 97, pg 7
  • Artist’s Palette, Edition 112, cover and pg 20 to 28
  • The Art of the Portrait, Issue 60, pg 15
  • American Art Collector, Issue 106, pg 83
  • Black Swan Heritage and Portrait Prize, 2013, featured in catalogue and image used on the front of a bus
  • 3 x 3 Illustration Directory, pg 250

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) Barcelona Spain
  • Kennedy Arts Foundation, South Australia
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
  • Can Serrat, Spain
  • Cliftons, Melbourne, Australia
  • Dromkeen Museum Children’s Literature Trust Collection, Victoria, Australia

 

 

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