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Juz Kitson



Works chronology  
misc instinct 2012 Still Life: Sleep of non-being 2014 somethingsacred nas 2016agsa  
Still Life: Sleep of non-being- artist statement

Juz Kitson’ s Still Life: sleep of non-being at GAGPROJECTS Greenaway Art Gallery explores the notion of ‘Omnia mors aequat’ Death makes all equal. The vastness of mediums come together to create a potent mix of taxonomic collections that explore the transience and impermanence of life, through disconnection and re-examination of the fragmented body and objectification, these perverse pathologies become independent entities- that attain their own identity.

Her work deals with abject subjects and themes through meticulously formed installations that allow the audience to speculate on the budding life forms and hidden deeper meanings and in contrast the friction and dichotomy of brutality in nature.
Juz Kitson currently practices between rural NSW and Jingdezhen China. In 2013 she was included in Primavera at The Museum of Contemporary Art and her work is held in the permanent collection of MONA The Museum of Old and New Art.


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Born Sydney
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics), National Art School, Sydney
2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (Ceramics) National Art School, Sydney
  Currently lives and works in regional NSW & Jingdezhen China
2014 Changing Skin, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2014 Still Life: sleep of non-being, GAGPROJECTS/ Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Art Stage Singapore, Australia Platform, GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery
2012 Desire and the Other, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
London Art Fair Project Space, COMODAA
2011 Viral Sanctuary, Its beautiful and deadly, Zero Art Centre, 798 Art District, Beijing
2010 Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney
2016 Magic Object: 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, JamFactory, Adelaide
2015 Spring 1883, The Establishment, Sydney, (GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide)
Turn Turn Turn curated by Glen Barkley, National Art School Gallery, sydney
Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School Gallery, sydney
Art Dubai, Greenaway Art Gallery/GAGProjects, dubai
2014 Art Dubai, Dubai (GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery)
Revelations, RMIT University Melbourne
Start, International Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics, Today Art Museum, Beijing
2013 Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Spring Group Show, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
Enucleo, 146 ArtsSpace Hobart & Sawtooth ARI, Tasmania
2012 Instinct, Greenaway Art Gallery
2011 Young Guns, Summer Show, COMODAA, Gallery Maya, London
Human Experience, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Underfoot Overhead - Studies in Nature, Australian Centre for Craft and Design
2010 Open fields, forum of creative research, experimentation and practice, Serial Space Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney
2009 Honours Show, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
Young Guns, An International Survey of Contemporary Ceramics, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University
The Drawcard Show, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
2007 Degree Show, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
Selected Drawings Degree Drawing show, National Art School Gallery, Sydney

Express yourself, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney

Brennan, J. 'Uncomfortable Territories', Australian Art Review, Issue 26, March - April, p. 70 - 7, 2011
Bundanon Featured Artist, http://www.bundanon.com.au/content/juz-kitson-in-residence, 2010
China Ceramic Artist magazine, profile images from Zero Art Centre Show 798 District Beijing, p. 58 - 61, 2012
Dwyer, L. 'Juz Kitson', Open Gallery, Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald, November 6 - 7, p. 13, 2010
Everguide Melbourne, Review, 'Juz Kitson's Desire and the Other at Nellie Castan Gallery', 2012
Gibson, P. 'The Wonder of Juz Kitson's curiosities - Prue gibson investigates the allure of the unnatural in nature', The Journal of Australian Ceramics, issue 50, Apr, 2011
Guy, J, 'Young Guns', catalogue, Sydney College of the Arts, 2009
Hinchy, M. 'The Lovely Bones', Vogue Living Magazine, feature profile Arts and Events, p. 95 - 96, Jul - Aug, 2012
Nezer, O. 'The Despicable and the Other', Ceramics Art and perception, p. 95 - 99, 2011
Shapiro, A. 'Juz Kitson', (radio broadcast) Canvas on FBi Radio, 07/11/2010, Sydney, 2010
MONA - Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania
Private Collections in Australia, United Kingdom and Germany