Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Louise Meuwissen is a Melbourne based multi-disciplinary artist. Her work seeks to explores perception and the ways in which visual & environmental stimuli have ability to influence cognitive function; namely relating to individual & collective engagement with environments. Typically incorporating found and recycled materials, craft practices, and psychedelic imagery, she creates immersive works that focus upon looking at the overlooked and the relationship between beauty and the grotesque. Meuwissen's practice primarily involves working in painting, embroidery and installation. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), at The Victorian College of the Arts in 2013. 

For enquiries please contact via email: louise.meuwissen@gmail.com

Photographer: Heather Lighton


Louise Meuwissen (b.1990, Australia)

Residencies, Scholarships & Awards

2016 Forthcoming Australian Tapestry Workshop Artist in Residence, The Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne
2015  Earthskin; Creative Artist in Residence ScholarshipEarthskin Muriwai, Piha, New Zealand 2015  Shortlisted Finalist in the Victorian Craft Awards, Victoria
2014  Dumbo Feather Award, Dumbo Feather in association with Craft Victoria'a Fresh! 2014

Solo Exhibitions 
2014 Clutch, Hell Art Space, The Liberty Social, Melbourne
2013 It all comes from the Earth, Vitrine, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne 

Collaborative Exhibitions

2015 Cocoon, with Aniquah Stevenson & Georgia Anson, Earthskin Muriwai, New Zealand
2014 Intense Intents, In Tents, with Lotte Schwerdtfeger, Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy

Selected Group Exhibitions  
2016 Forthcoming Working it; a showcase of Contemporary Craft Art, The Melbourne Style Gallery, South Melbourne
2015  Bluestone, The Living Museum of the West, Maribyrnong
2015 Animal/Mineral/Physical/Spiritual, Curated by Chloe Wolifson, The Bearded Tit Creative Space, Sydney
2015  Ritual Geology, Topshelf Gallery, Melbourne -  as part of Craft Cubed Festival
2015  Victorian Craft Award, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
2015  A Members' Exhibition of Ceramic Work, Kumeu Arts Centre, Kumeu New Zealand 
2014  Soul Sisters, Merri Creek Studio, Thornbury
2014  Groundup, N/A Space, East Brunswick
2014  Artist's Books, Reprised, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne
2014  Artificial World, Space 32 - Creative Hub, South Yarra
2014  Fresh!, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
2014  Imaginings, K&N Creative Studio, Richmond
2014  Hello Summer, The Soap Bar, Carlton
2013  VCA Graduate Exhibition, Painting Department, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2013  Inhabitation, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2013  CO-ED,  VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2012  PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2012  Fifty Shades of White, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2011  PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

Selected Performances
2013 Output, E.B Myer Space, Melbourne
Museums Cave in to Radical Feminists(2012), by Guerrilla Gilrs; Opening night performance at Backflip: Feminism and Humour on Contemporary Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery,  Melbourne

2012 Not from HereOpening night performance at Fifty Shades of White, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne

Curatorial Projects
2013  CO-ED (VCA Painting Show) VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne


2014 Circles of Life, (by ‘Cosmic Fungus'), Holy Waters, p 15/16
2013 Cosmos (Time-Warp) 2013, VCA Graduate Exhibition Catalogue, p 98


2013 University of Melbourne, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting)

Related Professional Experience
2015  Member of advisory committee to Craft Victoria's FRESH! 2016
2015  Front of House & Bookshop Volunteer, ACCA (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art)
2015  Facilitator of Children's Workshops in: Painting & Printmaking; Ceramics; Beaded Jewellery making, Kumeu Arts Centre, Kumeu, New Zealand
2015  Assistant Facilitator of Special Needs Workshop in Painting & Printmaking, Kumeu Arts Centre, Kumeu, New Zealand
2014 - Present  Front of House, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
Gallery Assistant and Invigilator, N/A Space, East Brunswick

2014  Front of house, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, The Catfish & Gertrude Street
2014  Front of house, Melbourne Writers Festival, Wheeler Centre & Ian Potter Centre NGV-A
2013  Masterclass with Mikala Dwyer – Output 
2011  NGV Floor talks - Public presentation of an ‘Essay: Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Tender are the stairs to heaven (2004)’  National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Press // Bibliography

Unveiling Contemporaries: Louise Meuwissen
Black Mark | Melbourne Art & Culture Critic: Random Gertrude Street


Melbourne based Artist. 
Please ask permission for use of any photographs of my art or myself. Thank you! 
Contact me at: louise.meuwissen@gmail.com