Fringe Dwellers | Camille Serisier
Dates: 29 December 2013 - 18 January 2014
From: Current Projects
Writer: Gina Fairley
Camille Serisier is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Through her practice Camille investigates the distanced relationship of humans to the natural environment. Using eco-feminist theories of critique, she deconstructs forms of Australian culture to explore ideas of narrative construction and interpretation. Camille merges these deconstructed fragments in a fictitious way to create unreal and fantastic works that depart dramatically from their original context.
Camille was born in Wollongong, Australia in 1982. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours from the Australian National University, where she was a National Undergraduate Scholarship holder for the entirety of her degree. In 2001 Camille received the Vera List New York Studio School Scholarship for a semester of study in New York City. She undertook additional training as a scenic painter at Scenic Studios in Melbourne and Opera Australia in Sydney. Camille has been an artist in residence in Canterbury in Britain, the Bundanon Trust in New South Wales and at Laughing Waters in Victoria. She has been awarded numerous grants and prizes, including the Neil Roberts Sculpture Prize, the NAVA Australian Artist Grant and the Arts Queensland Career Development Grant.
Gina Fairley has worked as an independent curator and writer specialising in contemporary Southeast Asian art since 2004. Her writing is backed by 20-years arts management in American and Australia, including Exhibition Coordinator for the 2004 Biennale of Sydney and Director of Operations for Haines Gallery San Francisco. She's held the post of Regional Contributing Editor for Asian Art News and World Sculpture News [Hong Kong] since 2005 and has written over 50 catalogue essays internationally. In 2003 she established the window gallery SLOT with artist Tony Twigg.