Gria Shead

Gria Shead has held solo shows at Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary and numerous other galleries across Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, including Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney and James Makin Gallery, Melbourne as well as exhibiting at the Australian High Commission Residence, Singapore in 2014. Her participation in group exhibitions includes Journeys West at Orange Regional Gallery in 2014 and Past Present Future at Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW, in 2018. Shead’s work is included in the University of Sydney Collection and numerous private collections. She is represented by Nanda\Hobbs, Sydney.

“More than anything, it was my studies of the Heidelberg School that alerted me to the absence of the Other in the Australian cultural record.”

b. 1972, Sydney / lives and works in Sydney

ESTC/NAS student, 1988–1995
Diploma of Fine Art – Painting and Printmaking, NAS 1995

True Kate, 2015, oil on canvas,
122 × 92 cm. Gift of Gria Shead, 2018

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