About the Artist

Gary Shinfield is a Sydney based artist working predominantly in various forms of printmaking.

He also produces drawings, paintings and mixed media works on paper.

In 2004 he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts by research at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney. The project, entitled the Space through which the Figure Moves, resulted in several journeys to the Northern Territory where large-scale lino and woodcut prints were produced.

He is currently a lecturer in Fine Arts/Printmaking at Hornsby College, Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, and has been lecturing in printmaking since 1990.

Gary has had 16 major exhibitions in Australia, the most recent being a solo exhibition entitled Fringe Dweller, shown at Hardware Gallery in Sydney in 2011. This exhibition also featured a number of paintings and drawings. Work exhibited was predominantly printmaking, including lino and woodcuts, etchings and mixed media works on paper. A collaborative exhibition with Geraldine Berkemeier entitled Shifting Ground  (based on journeys along the Hunter River in NSW) was shown at Red Gallery in Melbourne in 2011.

Recent international exhibitions include representation in the Australian Artists’ Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea in 2011; the14th Biennale Internationale de la Gravure et des Nouvelles Images, Sarcelles, France in 2009; Silk and Sand – Chinese and Australian Prints at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 2008; and, Prints from COFA at Chang Mai University, Thailand in 2005. His work has also been selected for international print exhibitions in Germany, Poland, Norway and Italy.

Awards include an Australian Print Workshop Residency, Melbourne, in 2011; two highly commended awards in 2011 and 2009 at the CPM Print Awards, Tweed Regional Art Gallery, NSW; a NAVA Visual and Craft Artists’ Grant Scheme Award in 2006; and National Print Council of Australia Commissions in 2006 and 1992.

Work is represented in collections both nationally and internationally. Most recently in 2009 a number of works were purchased by the Art Gallery and Museum of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT.

Artist residencies include the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Greece, 2010; Scuola di Grafica, Venice also in 2010; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, University of Chile in 1999; and Yoshida Academy, Tokyo Japan in 1987.