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.
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.
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
2010 Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney
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