John Nixon

Born Sydney 1949. Lives in Briar Hill, Melbourne

1973 First solo exhibition, Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1982 Selected by Germano Celant to represent Australia at Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany

1999 Winner of Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, Melbourne

2001/02 Recipient of Australia Council Fellowship Award

A painter and an installation artist, Nixon often lists Minimalism, the Monochrome, Non-Objective art, Constructivism and the readymade, as the starting points of his output. His recent exhibitions include New Zero (with Piero Manzoni), Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, 2000; John Nixon, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz 2000; John Nixon, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, (with Julian Dashper ), 1999; and John Nixon, Wellington City Gallery, 1999. Since 1995 Nixon has been working on a series of paintings based on the colour orange, titled EPW:O. and more recently Polychrome Paintings, titled EPW:Polychrome.

Since 2000 has held large-scale exhibitions surveying aspects of his work from 1968-2005 at the following museums and galleries: EP + OW John Nixon, City Gallery, Wellington, 1997; EP + OW John Nixon, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, 1997; Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany; Kunstmuseum Baselland, Basel, Switzerland; Stiftung fur Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; works from 2006-2007 TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville and Paintings and Drawings 1979 – 1993, KalimanRawlins, Melbourne.

Regular solo exhibitions at: Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne; Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney; Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth; Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland; Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington; Galerie Mark Muller, Zurich.

Previous exhibition
John Nixon - EPW: Polychrome