Bio | Lucy O’Doherty


Born 1986 Sydney

Lives and works in Sydney

Lucy O’Doherty is a Sydney-based artist who works with oil paint and chalk pastels to create dreamlike interpretations of isolated dwellings and recently vacated interiors.

Since graduating from the National Art School in Sydney, O’Doherty has exhibited regularly at China Heights Gallery, Sydney and Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane. She was the recipient of the prestigious Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship in 2016, resulting in a three month residency at the Cite Des Arts International in Paris in 2017. Recent solo exhibitions include Silent Skies, China Heights and Shelter, Edwina Corlette.


Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney, 2011


Selected exhibitions
2019

Altered Visions, group show at China Heights Gallery, Sydney

2018

Blue Room, Millers O'Brien, Wellington

Silent Skies, China Heights Gallery, Sydney

Rude Assembly, Campbell Project Space, Sydney The Sweetness of the New, Yellow House, Sydney

2017

Shelter, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

Artist profile: Australasian Painters 2007 – 2017, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange

Shack Life, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea

The Brandon Trackman Memorial Exhibition and Silent Auction, Lilac City Studio, Sydney

2016

Suburban Rituals, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

Step Up to the Plate, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill Six Young

Artists, Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha

From a Distant Land, aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney

2015

The Ladies Network, aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney

Pools, China Heights Gallery, Sydney

The Drawing Room, Mils Gallery, Sydney

Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

Living Heritage, Hazelhurst Community Gallery, Gymea

2014

26.11.14, Home@735, Sydney

The Gold Show, Studio W, Sydney

Headgear 4, Mils Gallery, Sydney

Outside In, Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha

2013

Rat: A Collaborative Exhibition’ 113 William St, Sydney

Maudlin, Mils Gallery, Sydney

Small Works Prize, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne

Pop-up Show, Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha

2012

Same Four, New Works, Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha

10000 Small-Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

Small Works on Paper Prize, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne

2011

National Art School Graduate Show,’ National Art School Gallery, Sydney

Niddy Griddy’ National Art School Gallery, Sydney

‘Glochenschpiel’, Walcha Gallery of Art, Sydney

2010

Cosine Vol. 3 Launch, Pocket Bar, Sydney

Profiler, Alpha Gallery, Sydney


RESIDENCIES/AWARDS
2017

Cité International des arts, Paris France

Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Kerry Ireland

2016

Winner, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Art Gallery of New South Wales Highly

Commended, Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

2015

Finalist, Mosman Art Prize

2013

Finalist, Brunswick St Gallery Small Works Prize


Bibliography
2019

‘The Whiteley at 20’ exhibition catalogue, S. H Ervin Gallery, March

2018

The up-and-coming Sydney art collective exhibition you need to attend, Vogue Living, January

Whiteley: The Legacy Series, short film, Northern Pictures, June

Lucy O’Doherty, Artist, Doingbird Magazine, June

Mystery and the mundane: chatting with alluring Sydney Painter, Lucy O’Doherty, Happy Mag, July

2017

LM Women #14, Lee Matthews Website, November

Lucy O’Doherty in Paris, Artist Profile, Issue 40, August

Lucy O’Doherty, Elle Murell, The Design Files, June

Shelter by Lucy O’Doherty, Indulge Magazine, February

Look Magazine, Jan-Feb issue

2016

Lucy O’Doherty wins Brett Whiteley art scholarship, The Guardian, September

Lucy O’Doherty to swap the huts of Era Beach for the boulevards of Paris on Whiteley art scholarship, Elizabeth Fortescue, The Daily Telegraph, September

Worn is a label built on collaboration, art and happiness (‘House’ collaboration with Australian fashion label Worn), I-D Magazine, September

Smith Journal, issue 1

Real Living Mag, March issue

2015

Monster Children, Annual issue 49, December

Domesticity, Think Positive, blog, 11 October

2012

Apartamento, issue #9