Christine Polowyj is a contemporary painter living in Brunswick, Victoria. Christine paints the depths and heights of human emotion, uncomfortable situations and challenging human behaviours that embrace the awkward, the difficult, the strange and the vibrant.
Career highlights over Polowyj's 20 year career include Winner of the Hanger's Prize at the 21st annual Art4All exhibition, Victoria: Finalist for the 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Qld and aquisitions by the Gold Coast Art Gallery, the Ann & Barrie McCann Collection (Brisbane), the KPMG Collection (Brisbane) and the Smorgon Collection (Melbourne).
Christine's work offer explorations into abstract, figurative and psychological spaces which blaze with brilliant colour and an instinct for shape placement.
2012 Falling Down Like A Woman Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 Christine Polowyj at MADE Gallery, Daylesford, Vic
2009 “Introspection”, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach QLD
2008 “Transformation”, Jackman Gallery, St Kilda VIC
2008 “Crossing Over”, Richard Martin Art, Woollahra NSW
2007 “(untitled)”, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
2007 “Head Studies”, Jackman Gallery, St Kilda VIC
2006 “Further from Here”, Eurotrash Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2003 “Role Model”, Fitzroy Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
2001 “Fashion Gone Wrong”, Fat Ben Cafe, Melbourne VIC
2001 “more!”, Gluttony, Collingwood VIC
2000 “4'6'8'9”, Espressohead, Brisbane QLD
1999 “The 8th SW Dub”, The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
1998 “Making it Big”, Alley Kat Cafe, Brisbane QLD
Selected group exhibitions
2018 Feature Artists—21st annual Art4All exhibition, Fairfield Primary School, VIC
2017 Small Gifts Christmas Exhibition Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2011 8 Days Before Christmas Our Artists' Special Christnas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2010 Christmas Portrait Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2010 “Star Abstraction”, Gilligan Grant Gallery, Collingwood VIC
2010 “Summer”, Iain Dawson Gallery, Paddington NSW
2009 “APA Christmas Show”, Anthea Polson Art, Southport QLD
2009 “Troop 2009”, Gilligan Grant Gallery, Collingwood VIC
2009 “30 x 40”, United Galleries, Darlinghurst NSW
2009 “Figuratively Speaking”, GreenWood Gallery, Lorne VIC
2008 Art Auction (invited artist: 30 works, 30 artists), Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
2008 Small Works show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
2007 Off the Wall (Independent Artists Showcase), Art Sydney, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park NSW
2007 Brunswick Street Gallery stand (invited artist), Art Melbourne, Carlton Exhibition Centre VIC
2007 Small Works show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
2007 Portrait show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
2007 Annual show (invited artist), HiArts, Highlands, VIC
2006 End-of-year Auction, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
2006 “Provocateur”, Eurotrash Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2006 “On The Wall”, Popshop Gallery, Melbourne VIC: (Live painting on the wall)
2006 “Love is in the Air”, Popshop Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2005 “9 Pink Pigs Go Pop”, Popshop Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2004 “Art vs Art”, Stella Dimadis Galleries, Melbourne VIC
2004 with James Hancock, Stella Dimadis Galleries, Melbourne VIC
2001 Multimedia works—fEMmEDIA01, Chauvel Cinema, Paddington NSW
2001 Featured Artist on the Noise website, www.noise.net.au
2000 “Feisty Apple Girls”, Cambridge Academy, Brisbane QLD
1993 with Sara Shera, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Petrie Terrace, Brisbane QLD
2018 Winner—Hanger's Prize, 21st annual Art4All exhibition, Fairfield Primary School, Victoria
2017 Finalist—42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum QLD
2012 Selected Artist—Swiss Italian 20th Anniversary Festa, Hepburn Springs VIC
2008 Featured artist on myartspace.com
2007 Avant Card, Calling All Artists Project (20,000 postcards printed and distributed Australia-wide)
2002 Multimedia piece, Next Wave Festival (online)
2001 Featured artist, Fake Ads winner & GQ Fashion Illustration Award, Noise festival [www.noise.net.au]
2001 Artist for a Day, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) [www.nava.org.au]
Gold Coast Bulletin, Paradise Magazine "Christine's Bold Brush With Colour" Marina St Martin, Artworld, June 2009.
Art-catalyst-interview-christine-polowyj/ February 2008.
Central Sydney April 2008.
mX Sydney Murdoch Press April 2008.
Time Out Sydney April 2008.
Sydney Style Cumberland Newspapers March 2008.
Wentworth Courier, Dateline March 2008.