Daniel Hollier – Between the Imaginary and the Real

Daniel Hollier – Between the Imaginary and the Real

Daniel Hollier’s art is informed by chance discoveries and the experience of his everyday surroundings.

His shaped canvases take their forms from found objects. The work is an exploration of painting; surface, support, colour, shape and the experience of making. By shaping the canvas, Hollier removes painting from the conventional frame of the rectangle, questioning the notion of painting as object.

Daniel Hollier’s first solo exhibition at Liverpool Street Gallery will be staged from 30th October to 25th November, 2010.

portrait with red white green @ sno 46 ( photo by Kent Johnson )

About Daniel Hollier

Daniel Hollier was born in Canberra in 1979.

He undertook a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) at the National Art School, completing First Class Honours in 2009.

Since then he has exhibited in artist run initiative galleries including Sydney’s MOP Projects and Sydney Non-Objective (SNO).

Hollier recently curated the group exhibition Lesser Abstraction, 2010, featuring works by ADS Donaldson, David Serisier, Justin Balmain and Hollier.

Hollier is the recipient of the Storrier Onslow Cité de Paris Residency and will undertake the residency in early 2011.

He was also the recipient of the Clitheroe Foundation Scholarship in 2008 and the Frasers Studio Residency in 2009.

In 2010, Hollier was a finalist in the Helen Lempriere Traveling Scholarship, on view at Artspace, Sydney.

Hollier’s work is represented in private collections in Australia and Holland.


Daniel Hollier

1979 born in Canberra, Australia

2009 – present MOP Projects Committee member


2006- 2009 Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons), National Art School, Sydney

2001-2002 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design, Canberra Institute of Technology

2001 Graphic Design Certificate IV, Canberra Institute of Technology

1998 – 1999 BSC Resource and Environmental Management, ANU

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney


Group Exhibitions


2010   Lesser Abstraction, Mop Projects, Sydney, Curated by Daniel Hollier

Big Thoughts, Fraser Studio Residency Exhibition

2009  Snow, The East Sydney Doctors

Honours Show, The National Art School, Sydney

Bucket, Mop Projects, Sydney

Degree Show, The National Art School, Sydney

SNO 50, Sydney Non-Objective, Sydney

Folk, SNO 46, Sydney Non-Objective, Sydney

2006  Pyramids of Detritus, Peat’s Ridge Festival

Between Places, Belconnen Art Gallery, Canberra


2010   Storrier Onslow Cité de Paris Residency

2010   Finalist, Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship

2009   Fraser Studio Residency Award

2008   Clitheroe Foundation Scholarship

2008   FONAS Prize for Drawing

2007   Blank Canvas Award

Share your thoughts