A very long thin Alice, 2008
acrylic on Japanese fabric and acrylic on two canvases
3 pieces: (a) 160 x 29 cm; (b) 9 x 7 cm; (c) 25 x 20 cm
signed and dated 'Jenny/W./2008' (on one panel)
Gifted from the above to the present owner
Image courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Jenny Watson was born in Melbourne in 1951 and lives and works between Brisbane, Australia and Europe. She trained at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, Melbourne in the early 1970s. In 1993 Watson exhibited at the Australian Pavilion for the 45th Venice Biennale.
Watson has been included in the major group exhibitions 'Pop to Popism', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2014; 'Mix Tape 1980s Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013; 'Avoiding Myth and Message: Australian Artists and the Literary World', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2009; 'Unscripted: Language in Contemporary Art', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005; 'Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002', The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2002; 'Australian Bicentennial Perspecta', Art Gallery of Western Australia, and subsequent tour to Frankfurter Kunstverein & Stuttgart, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, West Germany, 1988-89; Sixth Triennale of India, Dehli, India (Awarded Gold Medal), 1986; 'Vox Pop; Into the 80s', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1983; 'Popism', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1981; 'Australian Perspecta', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981.
Jenny Watson is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.