Kaye Freeman

ARTIST STATEMENT

Born in Hong Kong in 1963, and raised in downtown Tokyo, I learned from an early age to challenge general conceptions about the nature of things, and have chosen to unlearn my classical Western training in drawing by way of abstraction.

I often dissect my surroundings and organize visual imagery according to an abstracted narrative.

My work takes time to create and has begun to supersede the limited frame of traditional drawing in measures of the transcendental funnel from eastern perspectives of visual art through, between and back again to western conceptions.

While drawing or painting directly onto paper or canvas pinned to the walls of my Los Angeles studio, I have a sense that my work is part of the larger environment. In there, here and now I remind the viewer of the conversations delivered to us by Hokusai, Sally Gabori, Cy Twombly and feed their subconscious with layers of perceptions.

In linking these lines, I hone the gestural movements of my work with the Japanese calligraphy I learned as a young child.

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Education
  • 2008 Diploma of Education, Victoria University, Fine Art and Japanese, AUS
  • 2006 Monash University, Japanese Linguistic Equivalency Examination, High Distinction, AUS
  • 1993-96 Tamworth TAFE, Painting & Printmaking, AUS
  • 1990-92 Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, AUS
Solo Exhibitions
  • 2016 Art In The Sky, Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2012 Floating Worlds, Wangaratta Gallery, AUS
  • Fluids 液体, Gasworks, Melbourne, AUS
  • 2011 Kingdom, Gallery 775, AUS
  • Floating Worlds, Frankston Arts Centre, AUS
  • 2009 Ashton Grove, Melbourne, AUS
  • Falling Sky, Walker St. Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • Falling Sky, Wodonga Art Space, AUS
  • Art At Work, Wodonga Council Chambers, AUS
  • 2002  Tokyo Disney Death Mask, TAP Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • 2001  Kaye Freeman, TAP Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • 1996 The Tribe, ARDT Gallery Sydney, AUS
Group Exhibitions
  • 2017 New Anatomy, House of Wren, Castelli Art Space, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2017 Brewery Artwalk, House of Wren, Los Angeles, USA
  • Art Palm Springs, Cassera Arts Premiers, Palm Springs, USA
  • 2016 Rogue, House of Wren, Los Angeles, USA
  • BG Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
  • 2015 At_Salon2, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • Words that Matter, Wangaratta Regional Art Gallery, AUS
  • Opening Exhibition, Joannas Lucas, Palm Springs, USA
  • Palm Springs Art Fair, Joannes Lucas, Palm Springs, USA
  • 2014 Venice Art Walk, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2013 “the rest is silence,” Death Be Kind, Melbourne, AUS
  • 2011 Gallery 775, AUS
  • 9x5 Show, Walker St. Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • 2010 Gallery 775, AUS
  • 9x5 Show, Walker St. Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • Red Box Charity Auction, Melbourne, AUS
  • 2009 Art@Work, City of Wodonga, AUS
  • Small Works, Brunswick St. Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • 9x5 Show, Walker St. Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • 2008 Charity Auction for Refugees, Beechworth, Victoria, AUS
  • 2007 9x5 Show, Walker St. Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • 2006 Albury Regional Art Gallery, AUS
  • 9x5 Show, Walker St. Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • Fresh & Unframed, Yackandandah Gallery, Victoria, AUS
  • 2005 Left Bank Gallery, AUS
  • ‘My Egregious Fun Bags,’ Left Bank Gallery, AUS
  • 2002 Two Woman Show, TAP Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • Fluro Show, TAP Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • 2001 Buiten, Chiba Municipal Gallery, Japan Group Exhibitions Cont.
  • 1997 Manly Art Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • 1996 Leichardt Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • Tamworth Art Gallery, AUS
  • 1995 Four Women, ARDT Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • Temple of The Third Millennium, Urban Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • Christmas Show, ARDT Sydney Elemental
  • JURIED EXHIBITIONS
  • 2017 PAPER perVIEW, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, USA
  • 2012 Mount Eyer Art Prize, David Rex Livingston Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Sydney, AUS
  • 2011 She Prize, Walker Street Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • Mount Eyer Art Prize, David Rex Livingston Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • 2010 Winner, She Prize, Walker Street Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarat Art Gallery, AUS
  • Mount Eyer Art Prize, David Rex Livingston Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne, AUS
  • St. Michael’s Archangel Prize, Melbourne, AUS
  • St. Michael’s Archangel Prize, Melbourne, AUS
  • Works On Paper, Brunswick St. Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • 2007 She Prize, Walker Street Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • 2006 She Prize, Walker Street Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
  • 1996 Winner, Chroma Art Award For Outstanding Student Work, NSW, AUS
  • 1991 Winner, John Olsen Scholarship, Julian Ashton, Sydney, AUS
  • 1988 Winner, Best Female Performer, Festival of New Australian Theatre, Sydney, AUS
Publications/Press
  • 2017 “About A Girl” By Natasha Dennerstein (Book Cover Art)
  • Creative Boom Magazine
  • Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art
  • Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam
  • 2015 Australian Ceramics Magazine
  • ABC Radio Interview Words That Matter
  • 2014 Fourteen Hills SF University Press http://14hills.net/content/volume-211-2015
  • Critical Essays regarding works from the Collaboration with Natasha Dennerstein by
  • Chelsea Maradiega, Natasha Tansey, Jan-Henry Gray and Ryan Nash
  • 2012 Wangaratta Chronicle “Artistic Journey Through Dementia”
  • 2011 Adelaide Perry Catalogue & Website
  • Frankston Art Centre Catalogue
  • Art Almanac
  • 2010 St Michaels Archangel Catalogue
  • Substation Contemporary Art Prize Catalogue
  • 2008 10/08 News Like Wodonga Press “Myrtleford Painter Brings Life to Art Space Wodonga”
  • 2000 Ohara Art Buiten Catalogue Japan

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