ABOUT


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Since her first solo show in 2011, LJ Polley-Peters has made groups of paintings and drawings about specific locations. 

 

 

Her work is born of an ongoing interest in materiality, process, and the poetics of place.

‘L.J’s paintings display a sensitivity to the subtleties of both abstract and figurative painting. The ease with which she moves between abstraction and figuration to translate her experience of place demonstrates a thoroughly contemporary practice.



She does not rest on any painterly tropes of the past, but integrates them into her painting language to make rightly ambiguous bodies of work about the timeless, yet contemporary, subject of Place.’
— Nick Collerson

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b. 1980, Bathurst, NSW
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

EDUCATION

2005-2009   BFA Painting (HONOURS), National Art School, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014    Long Eddy Landscapes, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
2011     Paint a different colour on your front door, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016    Italy monochromes : double vision (with Alexi Keywan), Sheffer Gallery, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011     Indigenous Bursary Fundraiser, Meriden School, Sydney
2009   Drawcard 09, NAS Gallery, Sydney
2009   Ladyfest Art Show, Trades Hall, Melbourne
2009   Honours Show 09, NAS Gallery, Sydney
2008   Third Year Painting Show, NAS Gallery, Sydney

RESIDENCIES

2016   Brand X, Six Month Studio Residency, St Leonards, Sydney
2010   Fraser Studios, Three Month Residency, Queen Street studio, Chippendale

COLLECTIONS

St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Private Collections in Australia and the USA