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About Carly Scoufos
Carly Scoufos is an contemporary artist based in Brisbane, Australia. She studied at the Santa Rosa Junior College in California, before completing a Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours from the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane.
After graduating Carly was awarded the Queensland Art Gallery’s 2008 Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship and exhibited in QAG’s Watermall Café as part of the gallery’s Starter Space program. In 2009, following the receipt of the Siganto Travel Scholarship, Carly undertook a studio residency at Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo where she presented her first solo exhibition, Seam. Over the past four years she has completed numreous corporate and public commissions both in Australia and overseas. These include a foyer installation for Aecom Brisbane Offices, a large-scale artwork for the new Gold Coast University Hospital, an atrium sculpture for Phoenix City Beijing, China and another for a commercial/retail centre in Hong Kong. More recently Carly has completed a sculpture for the new Macquarie Centre in Sydney and has also just commenced fabrication on a large suspended sculpture for the new Perth Domestic Airport in Western Australia.
While my earlier studio practice dealt with the material translation of abstract and fleeting moments within natural and fluid phenomena, subsequent works have focused on bridging elements of the mechanistic and industrial to the organic and natural patterns of growth and decay. The woven technique I utilise has associations with traditional textile processes such as needlework, lace making and knitting, in which single strands of fibre are interwoven to create structure and define space. I am also interested in the notion of part to whole and incorporating this within my practice to create a perceptual pull between two-dimensional sculpture and three-dimensional drawing.
2007 Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
2007 Mentee in Griffith Industry Mentoring Program – Mentored by Sebastian Di Mauro
2004 Fine Art Career Certificate, Santa Rosa Junior College, California, USA
2014 Void, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba
2013 Chapters from the Interlaced Manuscript, Dogwood Crossing, Miles
2013 Chapters from the Interlaced Manuscript, Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery
2013 Petri, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg
2010 Repositories, LEVEL, Gallery 2, Newstead, Brisbane
2010 CABIN. in the room, Crucible Space at Artisan, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
2010 Uncommon Destinations (Interlaced Derivation), KickArts - Contemporary Arts, Cairns
2009 Seam, Youkobo Art Space, Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2014 SWELL Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, Currumbin, QLD
2014 Seven With Another Retrospective, Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD
2014 Tangible: recent works by Sebastian Di Mauro and Carly Scoufos, Pine Rivers Art Gallery
2013 A River Without Banks, The Hold Artspace, West End, Brisbane, QLD
2013 Clayton Utz LAUNCH Art Award, Clayton Utz Offices, Riparian Plaza, Brisbane, QLD
2013 Drawing a Line, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, QLD
2013 Linden Postcard Show 2013, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, VIC
2012 Immediacy, Through the Looking Glass, Fleet Lane, South Brisbane, QLD
2012 2012 Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD
2012 Art for Eva, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Fortitude Valley, QLD
2012 Caravan for Under the Radar, 2012 Brisbane Festival, Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
2012 MAYO Festival, St Margaret's Anglican Girl's School, Ascot, QLD
2012 Oh Video, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, South Bank, QLD
2012 Seven with Another, Substation No.4, 22 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
2011 Sensorial Loop, Tamworth Textile Triennial, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
2011 Subdivision: LEVEL pop-up Art Fair, 167 James St, Fortitude Valley & LEVEL, Newstead
2010 eating biscuits...those everyday spaces we occupy, LEVEL, Brisbane
2010 Travelling Scholarship 2010, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin
2010 Sunshine Coast Art Prize ’10, Caloundra Art Gallery, Caloundra
2010 The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition, Queensland College or Art, South Bank
2010 Something or other, Old Space exhibition, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
2010 The Stanthorpe Art Festival 2010, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe
2009 15 Artists, Redcliffe City Gallery, Redcliffe
2009 Tiny Worlds, Artisan Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
2009 Agendo, Phoenix Gallery, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria
2009 The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition, Anglican Church Grammar, Brisbane
2009 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery
2009 Prometheus Art Exhibition, The Prometheus Foundation Gallery, Gold Coast
2008 Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize 08, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2008 The Great Divide, Artisan Gallery, Brisbane
2008 Launch – Clayon Utz Travelling Scholarship Exhibition, Metro Arts, Brisbane
2008 Starter Space, Watermall Café, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
2008 Thiess Art Prize 2007, Dell Gallery, Brisbane
2007 Gardening at Night, 2007 QCA Fine Art and Photography Honours Exhibition, Brisbane
2007 Artists x HMAS Diamantina, Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane
2006 Thiess Art Prize 2006, Dell Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Fine Art Graduation Exhibition, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
2006 Papyrus, Brisbane Writers Festival, South Bank, Brisbane
2013 Australian Artists Grant - National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
2012 New Work Early Career Grant - Australia Council for the Arts
2010 Australia Council ArtStart Grant
2008 Siganto Travel Scholarship 08, Artworkers, Brisbane
2008 Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship, Queensland Art Gallery
2007 High Commendation Award, 2007 Thiess Art Prize, Dell Gallery, Brisbane
2007 Griffith University Medal for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Griffith University
2007 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence – 2007. Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
2006 High Commendation Award, 2006 Thiess Art Prize, Dell Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Thiess People Choice Award, 2006 Thiess Art Prize Exhibition, Dell Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence – 2006, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
2006 eX de Medici Award, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
2005 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence – 2005, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
2004 Charles & Anna Cherney Memorial Art Scholarship, Santa Rosa Junior College, California
2004 Dean’s Highest Honours – Spring 04 & Fall 03, Santa Rosa Junior College, California, USA
2003 Doyle Scholarship – 2003/2004, Santa Rosa Junior College, California, USA
2015-16 Coalesce, Foyer Artwork, 1 William Street, Brisbane
2014-15 Substratum, Suspended Sculpture, T1 Domestic Pier, Perth Airport, Perth
2014 Perpetuate, Suspended Installation, Macquarie Centre, North Ryde, Sydney
2013-14 Convergence, Courtyard Sculpture, Somerville House, South Brisbane
2012-13 Mergence, Entrance Sculpture, 28 Hennessey Road, Hong Kong, China
2011-13 Continuum, Atrium Sculpture, Infinity Tower, 43 Hershel St, Meriton, Brisbane
2010-12 Flume, NICU Courtyard, Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast
2011 Interstice, Atrium Sculpture for Phoenix City, Beijing, China
2011 Unstable Surface Tension, Library Foyer, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane
2010 (Concept Design Stage) Castlereagh Street Laneway, Westfield Centrepoint, Sydney
2009-10 Confluence, Foyer Sculpture for AECOM Brisbane Office, Wickham Street, Brisbane
2008 Transitional Viscosity, Foyer of Macmahon Building, SW1 South Brisbane
Griffith Artworks Toowoomba Regional Council Private collections in Australia,
Moreton Bay Region Art Collection Sculptors Queensland USA and Japan
Brown, Laura. Tangible: Recents works by Sebastian Di Mauro and Carly Scoufos, February, 2014.
Pottinger, Sandy. 'Regional exhibitions show off a variety of skills', Chronicle, June 2013.
Jackson, Beth & Younger, Jay. Immediacy (Exhibition Catalogue), December, 2012
Hirst, Kim. ‘July – Featured Artist’, Interview for NAVA e-bulletin and website, July 2012.
Parsons, Rachael. 'The LEVELer in Residence - Carly Scoufos', Summer 2010/2011, pp. 17-21.
Fraser, Margie. ‘Carly Scoufos at Crucible’, Artichoke, Iss. 32, Sept-Nov 2010, pp. 72-73.
Porch, Debra. Eating Biscuits...those everyday spaces we occupy...(Catalogue Essay), August,’10.
Foulds, Gordon. ‘Moreton Bay Region Art Awards’, Craft Arts International, Iss. 77, 2009, pp.104-5.
Exposure – Volume one, DVD series profiling Queensland Artists, MSSR (Moreton Street Spare Room).
James, Alan. ‘Young artist weaves her way up at South Bank’, Creations Magazine, Winter 8, pp 3-4.
Armitstead, Jacqueline. The Great Divide (Catalogue Essay), August, 2008.
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