Portrait of John Vella

John Vella

Born: 1969 in Sydney, New South Wales

Representation: Criterion Gallery (Hobart)

John Vella in studio
Year
1987-1988 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Technology, Sydney (completed 2 yrs)
1991-1993 Dip FA (Distinction) National Art School, Sydney
1996 BFA (Hons. First class) Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart
1997-2000 MFA Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart
John is currently Acting Head of Sculpture at the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart

Solo Exhibitions

Year
2006 FUME, Devonport Regional Gallery solo commission project, Devonport
Bath (yet to be acquired), Criterion Gallery, Hobart
2005 inklein, Criterion Gallery, Hobart
2004 PlaceMats: a series of fundamental floors, Apartment, curated by David O’Halloran, Melbourne
2002 Product Lines, Academy Gallery, Launceston
2001 On Loan from a Private Collection, Bett Gallery, Hobart
Going Off, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
1997 Object Poverty, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney
1996 Watch this Space, Gallery Dunce, Hobart
1994 Untitled, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney

Grants and Awards

Year
2003 New Work Grant (established), Australia Council
2002 Arts/ Events Grant + Arts Industry Grant, Arts Tasmania
2001 Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant
2000 New Work Grant (emerging), Australia Council
Artsbridge Grant, Arts Tasmania
1999 Artists Development Grant, Arts Tasmania
1998 Professional Development Grant, Arts Tasmania
1993 Taylor Square Arts Festival Annual Art Prize, (Joint winner) TAP Gallery, Sydney