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PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST

James Yuncken has been exhibiting regularly in Melbourne for around 25 years (at fortyfivedownstairs since 2008). He began studying privately in Canberra in 1986 under Christopher Croft of the Graphic Investigation Dept, Canberra School of Art. Later he undertook master classes with Graham Nickson of the New York Studio School in 1998 and 2004.

Prior to painting James completed Degrees in Science, Law and Computing.

Exhibitions and events:

2018 'Hyperrealism and Improvisation' Painting and Drawing, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2018 'Improvisations', Drawings from Caritas Christi, St Vincent's Gallery, Fitzroy
2015 The Drawing Room fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2014 Places Nearby fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2012 'Walking to Work, Melbourne, inner east ' fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2011 'Vox Pix Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville
2010 'Travelling North, Journey to Cape York ' fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2008 'Abstraction and Space ' fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2005 'Formal Considerations' RICHMOND and ONLINE
2003 'Sense of Place' SPAN Galleries, Melbourne
2001 'Presence/Absence' SPAN Galleries, Melbourne
1999 Non-objective Representations helengory galerie

James lives and works in Melbourne.

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FULL CURRICULUM VITAE

SUMMARY           HISTORY OF EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT           TOP OF PAGE
Born: 1954
   

EXHIBITIONS
   
2018 Represented in 'Residency', An exhibition marking the end of Caritas Christi Studios, St Vincentís Gallery, Fitzroy
Represented in 'SMALL!', fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
'Hyperrealism and Improvisation' Painting and Drawing, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
'Improvisations', - Drawings from Caritas Christi, St Vincent's Gallery, Fitzroy
2017 Represented in 45 at 45, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
Represented in 'Aviary', CANBERRA MUSEUM AND GALLERY, Canberra
2015 'The Drawing Room' fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2015 'Urban Landscapes 2011 - 2014', Limited edition Giclee reproductions of original works, St Vincent's Gallery, Fitzroy
2014 'Places Nearby', More of Melbourne's Inner East, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2012 'Walking to work', Melbourne, inner east, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2011 'Vox Pix ' Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville
2010 'Travelling North', Journey to Cape York, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2008 'Abstraction and Space ' fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2005 'Formal Considerations', An exhibition on line and in Richmond
2003 'Sense of Place', SPAN Galleries, Melbourne
2001 'Presence/Absence', SPAN Galleries, Melbourne
2000 Represented '8 x 8', Roar Studios, Fitzroy
1999 Represented '8 x 8', Roar Studios, Fitzroy
1998 Non-objective Representations, Galerie helengory
1998 Represented 3rd Annual Summer Show, Galerie helengory
1997 First Steps Exhibition, Galerie helengory
1997 Represented 'Blurb' show, Moonee Valley Festival
1996 Represented Galerie helengory, Annual Summer Print Show
Represented A Four Art 19 ninety-six, Westspace
123 Studio Exhibition, group show
1995 Studio Exhibition
1993 Represented in Swan Hill Print and Drawing Show
1992 Represented in Studio One's '92 Pressing' Annual Show, Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra
Group show 'Figurative' with Les Peterson and Tanya Myshkin, Studio One Gallery, Canberra
Represented in 'Social Images' group exhibition, Canberra
1990

Represented in Studio One's touring group exhibition 'Sun Smoke and Steel', Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, & etc.
Represented in 'Social Images' group exhibition, Gorman House, Canberra
Solo exhibition Dorette's Bistro, Canberra

1989 Solo exhibition Dorette's Bistro, Canberra
   

SUMMARY           EXHIBITIONS           HISTORY OF EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT          TOP OF PAGE
   
1986 Took up drawing age 32. Studied with Christopher Croft of the Graphic Investigation Department, Canberra School of Art
1987 - 1989 Painting and drawing in my spare time whilst working for the Attorney General's Department in Canberra
1990 - 1992 Commenced full-time as artist. Working from Studio One Printmaking Workshop, Canberra – studied etching and lithography.
Produced about 50 editions, most of which were exhibited in group and solo shows
1993 - 1994 Returned to Melbourne. A series of landscapes in oil, pastel and drawing media, exhibited in my studio in 1995
1995 - 1997 A series of figurative works produced and shown at Galerie helengory in an exhibition titled First Steps
1997 - 1999 Preparation for second solo exhibition at Galerie helengory titled 'Non-objective Representations' commencing 6th July 1999. Primarily, figurative and landscape works
- Attended the New York Studio School Drawing Marathon Master Class at the 1998 Adelaide Arts Festival
Work on two anatomical bas-reliefs
2000 - 2001 A series of landscape works produced and shown at SPAN Galleries in an exhibition titled Presence/Absence
2002 - 2003 A series of landscape works produced and shown at SPAN Galleries in an exhibition titled Sense of Place
2003 - 2005 A series of abstract works produced and shown via internet and in a private exhibition space in Richmond in an exhibition titled Formal Considerations

Attended the New York Studio School Drawing Marathon Master Class at the Adelaide Central School of Art
2005 - 2008 A series of abstract works produced and shown at fortyfivedownstairs in an exhibition titled Abstraction and Space
2008 - 2010 Preparation of a series of landscape works for an exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs titled Travelling North, Journey to Cape York
2010 - 2012 A series of urban landscape works produced and shown at fortyfivedownstairs titled Walking to Work
Preparation for a multi-media art/music show at Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville titled Vox Pix
2012 - 2014 A series of urban landscape works produced and shown at fortyfivedownstairs titled Places Nearby.
2014 - 2015 A series giclee reproductions of the urban landscapes produced and donated to St Vincent's Hospital shown at St Vincent's Gallery, Fitzroy titled Urban Landscapes 2011 - 2014
Preparation for an exhibition of drawings, prints and casts shown at fortyfivedownstairs titled The Drawing Room
2016 - 2017 Travelled The Oodnadatta Track and Flinders Ranges, S.A. gathering material for a series of landscape paintings.

Commenced a residency at St Vincentís Hospitalís Caritas Christi. Undertook a series of spontaneously improvised drawings. (The residency was extended until the end of 2018). Over 90 drawings produced.

Execution of a commissioned painting of the Rippon Lea homestead.

Execution of a painting titled Smart†,†Alec ... hatters for the fortyfivedownstairs Group Celebratory Exhibition 45 at 45
2018 A series drawings exhibited at St Vincent's Gallery, Fitzroy titled Improvisations

A series of landscapes produced and shown together with some of the drawings from the Caritas Christi Residency at fortyfivedownstairs titled Hyperrealism and Improvisation

Particiapted in fortyfivedownstiars exhibition 'SMALL!'.

Particiapted in St Vincent's 'Residency', An exhibition marking the end of Caritas Christi Studios, St Vincentís Gallery, Fitzroy

   

HISTORY OF EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT          EXHIBITIONS           SUMMARY
   
1976 Bachelor of Science, Monash University
1978 Bachelor of Law, Monash University
Completed legal articles
1979 - 1980 Employee solicitor
1981 Graduate Diploma in Data Processing, Prahran College of Advanced Education
1981 - 1982 Lived in Germany for two years: Became fluent in German, worked in information technology
1983 - 1986 Returned to Australia: Computer programmer at the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra
1987 - 1989 Computer programmer at Attorney General's Department, Canberra