CV


Born 1986 Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works in London and Melbourne


EDUCATION
2014  2016
MFA Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, United Kingdom

2009
BFA (Degree with Honours), Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia

2006 – 2008
BFA Sculpture, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia


SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017
Fogging, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

2016
At least you tried, with Christopher Earley, Slade School of Fine Art, London

2014
Daisy Bell
, with Chris Rainier, Bus Projects, Melbourne

2013
Valediction, Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

2012
Benediction, Conduit Arts, Melbourne

2011
Get Together, Screen Space, Melbourne
name naming, with Makiko Yamamoto, Sawtooth ARI Inc, Launceston, Tasmania

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Michael Koro Galleries, Melbourne

2010
AVOID, The Workers Club,  Melbourne

Knowledge W 414, window99, Melbourne

HOLD,  Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

HUSH, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
The Small Press Project, Slade School of Fine Art, London

2016
Fresh Yams, Slade School of Fine Art, London

Slade Summer School Staff Exhibition, Slade School of Fine Art, London

Resurgences, Plateforme, Paris, France

Slade Graduate Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London

XXL, Hotel Elephant, London

(Un)doing, (Un)making., Hardwick Gallery, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

2015
Slade School of Fine Art MA/MFA Interim Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London

Slade Summer School Staff Exhibition, Slade School of Fine Art, London

Rock Room pop-up exhibition, Rock Room, University College London, United Kingdom

2014
Mr President, there are three things guaranteed in life…, 253 Parkside Ave, New York City

The Eternal Return, Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

Slade Print Fair, Slade Research Centre, Woburn Place, London

2012
Sabbatical Presents: Winter Pairs, KIPL, Melbourne

2011
Think Tank – the visual diary/artist’s book, Academy Gallery, School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston

Don’t Laugh Show,  KIPL, Melbourne

2009
The Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

Proud - The Annual Student Union Exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

HATCHED 09,  Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Western Australia

Remedy, performance at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

2008 
The Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

Proud - The Annual Student Union Exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

We Are Hidden And We Can See You, We Are Hidden And You Can See Us, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

Non-semble, Victorian College of the Arts Student Gallery, Melbourne

The Myth of Sisyphus, The George Paton Gallery, Melbourne


RESIDENCIES / AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS
2016
Sidney Nolan Trust Residency, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Slade School of Fine Art Residency, Slade School of Fine Art, London 

2015
Sir Arthur Sims Travelling Scholarship

Slade School of Fine Art Print Fair Scholarship

2013
Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant

2011
Australia Council ArtStart Grant

2009
Post Graduate Award, Proud - the Annual Student Union Exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2008
Theodor Urbach Encouragement Award, 2008 Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2007
Hooker Cockram Melbourne Chicago Exchange Award


PUBLICATIONS
AUTHORED BY THE ARTIST
2016
Tess E. McKenzie, Without Words: Writings on Act Without Words II a mime for two players by Samuel Beckett, artist book, edition of 4

2012
Tess E. McKenzie, Benediction, artist book, edition of 20

2011
Tess E. McKenzie, Isle of Skye, hand coloured artist book, edition of 10

2009
Tess E. McKenzie, paper on nothing / nothing on paper, artist book and essay, edition of 50

Tess E. McKenzie, I am a victim of telephone [I], artist book, edition of 5

Tess E. McKenzie, I am a victim of telephone [II], artist book, edition of 5

2008
Tess E. McKenzie, Lucy McNamara, et al, bSIDE: a compilation, artist book, edition of 500

Tess E. McKenzie, Rock ‘n’ Roll, polycarbonate record, edition of 50

CATALOGUES / PUBLICATIONS / ARTICLES
2017
Louise Tate, You're a complex Freudian hallucination having something to do with my mother, but you have very lovely legs and you're a very nice tiny person, text accompanying the exhibition 'Fogging', Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

Hannah Dargavel-Leafe, Tess E. McKenzie, et al, Refrain, The Small Press Project, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, London

2016
Lisa Milroy RA, Jayne Parker, Karin Ruggaber, et al, ‘Tess E McKenzie’, Slade Graduate Research Weeks 2015-16, e-book, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, London

2015
Lisa Milroy RA, Jayne Parker, Professor Edward Allington, et al, ‘Tess E McKenzie’, Slade Graduate Research Weeks 2014-15, e-book, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, London

2012
André Dao, ‘Loops’, The Lifted Brow, no. 15, December 2012

2011
Liang Luscombe, Get Together, exhibition catalogue, Screen Space, Melbourne

Mary Machen, 'Gallery draws from far and wide', The Examiner, 10 September 2011

Stephen Palmer, ‘One and Three Texts’, Un Magazine, issue 5.1, June 2011