My name is Minna Gilligan and I am an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. I completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012. I work primarily with painting, drawing and collage. My practice speaks largely of fleeting, personal encounters with the past and present, and manifests in tumultuous reconciliation of both. The works are eerie playgrounds of colour, usually inhabited by lone protagonists trapped in states of longing, sadness or exhalation.

While exhibiting widely in exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally, I also illustrate for Tavi Gevinson's online magazine ROOKIE and retailers Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal and Asos. I have collaborated with London based photographer Elle Hardwick and Toronto based photographer Petra Collins, and am a member of her artist collective The Ardorous.

I am a represented artist at Daine Singer Gallery in Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

Instagram: @minnagilligan
Twitter: @minnagilligan

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Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts         2012
Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts 2011

Solo Exhibitions

'Memory Motel'                   Tcb, Melbourne (forthcoming)                     2014

'Feel Flows'                         Daine Singer, Melbourne.                            2013
'Holiday Inn'                        Westspace, Melbourne                                 2013
‘Not In Kansas Anymore’ Dudspace, Kings ARI, Melbourne                   2012

Selected Group Exhibitions

'Melbourne Now'                 National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne      2013

'PICA Salon'                         PICA, Perth                                          2013
'The Kenneth Biennale'        Tcb, Melbourne                                     2013
'Period Piece'                     Ontario College of Art and Design Gallery 2013
'SWPWindow'                      South Warf Promenade, Melbourne          2013
‘Strange Magic’                 Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, California 2012
‘Hatched’                         Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth 2012
‘Halos and Plateaus’ Rearview ARI, Melbourne                       2012 
‘True Self’                       Melbourne’s GPO, Melbourne                  2012
'No Soda'                          Knight Street Art Space, Melbourne          2012
‘Is It Straight?’                  George Paton Gallery, Melbourne 2011
‘The Kids Are Alright’ Sawtooth ARI, Sydney                            2011
‘Object de Winter’ Gilligan Grant Gallery, Melbourne 2011

Selected Performances

'Just Sing What You Feel' National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 2012
'Shit Yeah' (Art Bar) Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney        2012
'A Constructed World'          Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne 2012
'Event Horizon'                 Conical ARI, Melbourne                          2012

Professional Experience

Art Guide Australia Web-Coordinator
Rookie Magazine Illustrator and Writer

PRESS Page three of Melbourne's The Age 
Newspaper, Saturday 27th October 2012. (Featured artist in VIEW VIEW, Issue 6, Page 76)

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