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Paul Snell

Photo-Media Artist

About

Paul Snell, born in 1968, lives and works in Launceston, Tasmania. His photographic works demonstrate the expansion of the creative potential of digital image making and speak of photography’s transition from object to pure information.

Paul’s work is formal and self-referential in its intentions; colour is the fundamental ingredient and its vibrancy is maximised by form. The absence of signs or objects create a physical, mental and sensorial experience and invites the viewer to drift among primal and tonal aesthetic matter. It immerses the viewer in colour, rhythm and space, creating a sensory experience of inner contemplation and transcendence.

Paul has been working as an artist and teacher for the past 20 years. He has exhibited widely in numerous solo and group exhibitions and his work is held in private and public collections nationally.

Paul has been a finalist in many National Prizes including The Blake Prize (2011), The Geelong Print Prize (2011), The Prometheus Art Award (2011) and The Sunshine Coast Art Prize (2011). In 2012 he won the nationally recognised Tidal Art Prize.

He has gained significant recognition for his work across Australia and abroad, having won national awards including Whyalla Contemporary (2015), Moreton Bay Art Awards (2015) and the Flanagan Art Award (2012), as well as being listed as finalist in numerous awards including the Glover, Gold Coast, Burnie Print, Blake, Manning, Bay of Fires and Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. His work is included in private and public collections including Artbank, TMAG, Justin House Museum, USA and Germany.

This new body of work Mute explores a softer shadow imprint of colour, the ghosting and shimmer of white light, highlighted by threads of colour reference.

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2009 – 11 MCA, University of Tasmania.

1995 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons), University of Tasmania.

1990 – Diploma of Education, University of Tasmania.

1987-89 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Tasmania.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

The Liminal Space, QVMAG, Launceston, Tas

Formal, Gallery 9, Sydney, NSW

2015

Intersect, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tas

Sectant, Gallery 9, NSW

Decoding Sydney, Gaffa, Sydney, NSW

2014

Shift, Colville Gallery Hobart, Tas

2013

Chromophobia, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tas

Decoding New York. Edmund Pearce Gallery, Vic

Chromophobia, Rex Livingston Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Chromophobia, Jan Manton Gallery, Qld

2012

Afterimage, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas

The Persistence of Vision, The Colour Factory, Melbourne, Vic

Codes and Convensions, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tas

2011

Afterglow, 146 Artspace, Hobart, Tas

Selected Exhibitions

2016

The Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbeltown Arts Centre, NSW

Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat,Vic

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Qld

Wyndham Art Prize, Vic

Op Art, Brenda May Gallery, NSW

Noosa Art Price, Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD

The Bay of Fires Art Prize, Tas

2015

The Whyalla Art Prize, SA

Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat,Vic

Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW

The Bay of Fires Art Prize, Tas

NEO-O-10, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Vic

Moreton Bay Art Award, Pine Rivers Gallery, Brisbane

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Qld

Paramor Art Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW

Stand Back, Moonah Arts Centre, Tas

AT_Salon_2, Anita Treverso Gallery, Vic

Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tas

2014

Tidal Art Award, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas

AT_Salon_2, Anita Treverso Gallery, Vic

Melbourne Art Fair, Vic

The Substation Contemporary Art Award, The Substation, Vic

Perceptions of Space: Justin Collection, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Vic

The Art of Sound, Burnie Regional Gallery, Tas

2013

Balck Echo, Stephen Mclaughlan Gallery, Vic

Abstraction 12, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Vic

Banyule Art Award, Hatch Contemporary Art Space, Vic

Spectum Art Fair, New York, New York

Mount Eyre Art Prize, Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, NSW

Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld

Art Hamptons, International Art Fair, New York

Factory 49 @ Stephen McLachlan Gallery, Vic

Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW

Glover Prize, Evendale, Tas

Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tas

2012

Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast Regional Gallery, Qld

The Blake Prize, Directors Cut Exhibition

Tidal Art Prize, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas

The Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbeltown Arts Centre, NSW

NONOBJECTIVE_Present, 120 Langford Gallery, Melbourne, Vic

Glover Prize, Evendale, Tas

2011

The Whyalla Art Prize, SA

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbeltown Arts Centre, NSW

The Blake Prize, National Art School, NSW

Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW

Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery,QLD

Works In Collections

2015

Pine Rivers Regional gallery, Brisbane

ArtBank

Devonport Regional Gallery

Burnie Regional Gallery

Awards

2015

Winner, Whyalla Art Award

Winner, Moreton Bay Art Award, Pine Rivers Gallery Brisbane

2012

Winner, Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat,Vic

Winner, Tidal Art Prize, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport

Find this artist’s work
Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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Colville Gallery

Galleries

91a Salamanca Place, Battery Point

Specialising in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.

View and purchase Paul Snell’s work here: http://www.colvillegallery.com.au/artists/paulsnell.php