Jessica Herrington is a female artist born in Australia, currently working in AINSLIE, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
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Jessica Herrington’s work operates within a contemporary mode of making that could be considered ‘Provisional.’ That is, work which in an aesthetic sense seems unfinished, messy, ruined, a mistake or only exists for a short period of time. Provisional artworks are about the impossibility of creating something perfect or finished. Creating work in this way is important as it reflects the process of making as accessible to anyone.

Herrington’s materials and methods chosen embody ideas of preciousness and value. The work explores these aspects of the art object by using a combination of elements that glitter and drip, creating works that are so physically full of raw materials that they start to fall apart and deconstruct.

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Qualifications

2008: BVA (Hons.), Australian National University School of Art, Canberra, ACT
2007: BA (Visual), Australian National University, School of Art, Canberra, ACT
2004: Certificate IV in Fine Arts, TAFE, Moss Vale, NSW
2002: Certificate III in Visual Arts, TAFE, Moss Vale, NSW

Solo Exhibitions

2011: (Upcoming) WW Gallery, Hackney Downs, London, UK
2010: (Upcoming) Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, ACT
2010:CAVE, Serial Space, Chippendale, NSW
2010: A particular excess, Platform Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2009: Solid things and not so solid things, Iain Dawson Gallery, Paddington, NSW
2009: The, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Fortitude Valley QLD
2008: Starting to expand as a small pink object, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2007: The Awkward, Photospace gallery at the ANU, Canberra, ACT

Group Exhibitions

2010: Just a little bit precious, M16 Artspace, Canberra, ACT
2009: Anonymous Drawings, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
2009: Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, NSW
2009: Sparkle and Shine, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, ACT
2009: One Night Only, empty house, Canberra, ACT
2009: Cube3, a part of Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Australian National University, Canberra ACT
2009: The Summer Show, Iain Dawson Gallery, Paddington, NSW
2008: Graduation Exhibition 2008, ANU School of Art, Canberra, ACT
2008: Left or Leaving, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, ACT
2008: Off The Wall, a part of Art Brisbane 08, Southbank, Brisbane, QLD
2008: National Youth Self Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2007: Graduation Exhibition 2007, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
2007: Wet/Dry, Albury regional gallery kids space, Albury, NSW
2007: From Japan with Love x, Foyer Gallery, ANU School of Art, Canberra, ACT
2006: Palimpsest exhibition, ANU Foyer Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2006: Sitelines, drawing exhibition, print media dept. ANU Canberra, ACT
2006: Copy Cat, exhibition, The Wall, Cnr. University Ave & Childer’s St. Canberra, ACT

Prizes, Awards and Residencies

2011: (Upcoming) Artist in Residence, WW Gallery, Hackney Downs, London, UK
2010: Visiting Fellow – Artist in Residence, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, ACT
2009: Finalist, Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship, Surry Hills, NSW
2008: Emerging Artists Support Scheme, Molonglo Group Acquisition Award, Canberra, ACT
2008: National Youth Self Portrait Prize, $10,000 monetary award, the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2007: The Visual and Performing Arts award for Mixed Media, monetary grant, the Golden Key International Honour Society, USA
2003: Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society award, acquisitive prize, TAFE Illawarra Institute of Technology, Moss Vale, NSW

Collections

Bluetenweiss, Artist run space, Berlin, Germany.
Ruangrupa, Artist run space, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Molonglo Group, Canberra, ACT
Illawarra Institute of Technology, TAFE, Moss Vale, NSW
Various private collections throughout the ACT, VIC, NSW and QLD

Publications

2009: Frankie Magazine (online) www.frankie.com.au/whats-on/354-jessica-herrington-
2008: The Weekend Australian, 29th March, p.5
2008: The Canberra Times, 29th March, p.1
2008: Portrait, pub. National Portrait Gallery, p.24
2008: Twenty600 magazine, June/July 08, p.82- 5
2007: Noise Website, www.noise.net/jessicaherrington
2007: The Good Art Zine, pub. ANU students, Canberra, ACT