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Chris Bennett is an Australian artist currently living in Hobart, Tasmania.  He completed his Bachelor of Fine Art in 2006, and continued in 2007 to obtain first class honours at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane. Chris has been developing his current series over the last five years, focusing on themes of urban alienation, entropy and social decay, and the slow death of personal aspiration.  


Education

2006   Completed Bachelor of Fine Art, painting major
           Queensland College of Art

2007   Completed Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours 1st class
           Queensland College of Art
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Group Exhibitions


2006    Fine Art Graduate Exhibition
            Queensland College of Art Galleria, QLD

2007    Fine Art Honours Graduate Exhibition
            Queensland College of Art Galleria, QLD

07-08   Theiss Art Prize
             Dell Gallery, QLD

2008    Stanthorpe Art Prize
            Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, QLD

2008    Ransom Gallery opening exhibition
           Ransom Gallery, Eumundi, QLD

2008    Art Sydney 08 "Renault New Generation" section
            Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, NSW

2008    Salamanca Collection
            Salamance Collection, Hobart, TAS

2008    Group Show
            Lindberg Contemporary Art, Collingwood, VIC

2008    Doggett St Studio Christmas Exhibition
            Doggett St Studio, Brisbane, QLD

2009    Stockroom show
            Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney

2009    Three Artists Exhibition
            Salamanca Collection Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2009   Summer Eclectic Exhibition
            Salamanca Collection Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2009    Clayton Utz 'Launch' scholorship exhibition
            Metro Arts Centre, Brisbane, QLD

2010    New Work:  Chris Bennett and Matthew Armstrong
            Coleville Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2011    Glover Prize
            Evandale, TAS

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Solo Exhibitions

2006    "In Balance With This Life, This Death"
             Leif's Artspace, Brisbane, QLD

2008    "Entropy"
             Doggett St Studio, Brisbane, QLD

2008    "Downtime"
            Ransom Gallery, Eumundi, QLD

2009    "Inertia"
            Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tas
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Prizes/Publications/Awards

2007    Untitled (reading man 2)
            Theiss Art Prize
            Finalist

2008    Solace
            Stanthorpe Art Prize
            Finalist

2008    Untitled (reading man 2)
            Redbubble.com 'In The Moment' Competiton
            Finalist, published

2009    Saturday
            Clayton Utz 'Launch' scholorship exhibition
            Finalist

2011    Smokescreen
            Glover Prize
            Finalist