BIOGRAPHY

Tané Andrews (b. 1986) is an artist based in Sydney, Australia.

His practice explores transience, transformations, and hybridizations within the natural world.Working with perishable organic materials including; flowers, living cocoons, wood, and water, as well as more durable products such as pearls, marble and bronze. Andrews’ artwork involve repetition, process, and a demand for meaningful contemplation.

In 2007 he completed a Bachelor of Arts (Art) with First Class Honours at Curtin University, Perth.

Andrews has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2011. Solo exhibitions include: Lying in Wait, Wellington St Projects Sydney (2016), The Collector, Venn Gallery Perth (2015) and Silent Distortions, Venn Gallery Perth (2014).

Notable group exhibitions include: Perspectives, Ginza Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (2004) 
Sculpture at Bathers, Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle (2017) and DeMonstrable, curated by SymbioticA 
Director Oron Catts, Lawrence Wilson Gallery Perth (2015).

In 2015 he was awarded a residency at Artspace, Sydney and in 2017 he was the recipient of the 4A Beijing Studio Program.


EDUCATION

2005-07   Bachelor of Arts (Art) with Distinction, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia

2004-05   Graphic Design, Central TAFE, Perth, WA, Australia

1998-03    Special Art Program, Applecross Senior High School, Perth, WA, Australia


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019    Pearlescent Verse, Blindside, Liverpool, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2019    Though flowers fall, I have never forgotten you, Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio, Auburn, NSW, Australia

2018     Utopian Tongues, SEVENTH Gallery, Fitzroy VIC Australia

2018     Botanica Art Exhibition: Symbiosis, China Heights Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia

2018    Sensual Nature, Fremantle Arts Center, Perth, WA, Australia

2018    Papershrine 2018, Lamington Drive, CollingwoodVIC Australia

2017    Sculpture at Bathers, Fremantle, Perth, WA, Australia

2016    SOLO EXHIBITION: Adapting Impermanence, Squiggle Space, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2016    SOLO EXHIBITION: Lying in Wait, Wellington St Projects, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2015    DeMonstrable, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

2015    Memories in Motion, M. Contemporary, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2015    Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2014    SOLO EXHIBITION: The Collector, Venn Gallery, Perth

2014    Melbourne Art Fair Platform Pop-up, Cutler & Co, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2014    Apate, Moana Project Space, Perth, WA, Australia

2014    Mine Own Executioner, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth, WA, Australia

2013    SOLO EXHIBITION: Time Bids Be Gone, Heathcoate Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

2013    Summer Show, Venn Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

2012    SOLO EXHIBITION: Silent Distortion, Venn Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

2012    NOT FAIR 2012, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2011    SOLO EXHIBITION:    {RE-FORMATION} adapting Impermanence, Venn Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

2011    INFEST, Central Institute of Technology Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

2010    SOLO EXHIBITION: Stimulus: Response, Alda’s Art Space, Perth, WA, Australia

2010    Summer, Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

2009    SOLO EXHIBITION: Repetitive by Nature, Kurb Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

Hard cover, Oh Really Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Celebration, Last chance Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

Make Friend, Norfolk Galley, Fremantle, WA, Australia

Hidden World, Perth Art Space, Perth, WA, Australia

2008    Design Now, Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Design Now, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2007    30 x 30, RMIT, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2006    Skin, Breadbox Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

2004    Perspectives, Art Gallery of WA, Perth, WA, Australia

Perspectives, Ginza Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan


VIDEOS

The Static of Nature, Sculpture at Bathers, Perth WA, Australia

2.0 – Ear Mouse, DeMonstrable, Perth WA, Australia

Time Bids Be Gone, Heathcote, Perth WA, Australia

Silent Distortions, Venn Gallery Gallery, Perth WA, Australia

[Re-Formation], Venn Gallery, Perth WA, Australia


AWARD/RESIDENCIES

2017   4A Beijing Studio Program, Beijing, China

2014   Artsource Residency, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2008   Finalist for Design Now Object Awards in the Design for the Body category, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2004   Recipient of the Chairman’s Travel Grant. Awarded by Haruhisa Handa and the InternationalFoundation for Arts and Culture, Tokyo, Japan

2003   Winner of the Quest For Excellence, Art Awards, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2002   Winner of the City of Melville Art Awards, Youth Category, Perth, WA, Australia


COLLECTIONS

SymbiotcA, Perth, WA, Australia

City of Perth Collection, Perth, WA, Australia

Curtin University Art Collection, Perth, WA, Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia Collection, Perth, WA, Australia

Haruhisa Handa Foundation Tokyo Collection, Tokyo, Japan


ARTICLES

Art Collector, Jan–March 2018 – 50 Things Collectors Need to Know. Artists, Curators, Directors and Trends that will shape the Australian and New Zealand art worlds in 2018 – Tané Andrews, pg 76–77

Centre for Contemporary Asian art – 2017 4A Beijing Studio Program Recipients Announced

Art Monthly Australasia – The Static of Nature by Tané Andrews

Sculpture at Bathers – Tané Andrews

Habitus Living, The Design Hunt Continues – This artist draws the intricacies of the natural world

DeMonstrable – DeMonstrable exhibition marks 20 years since the earmouse

Art Collector – Tané Andrews: The Collector

ABC Arts – Can art adequately represent fragility in nature?

SCOOP Magazine – Fresh Perspectives

The West Australian – Andrews' art is for the birds

The Sydney Morning Herald – Local artist Tané Andrews at Venn

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