Curriculum Vitae

Lucy Griggs

Born Sydney 1976


2007 Master of Visual Art (1st Class Hons), Victorian College of the Arts
2006 Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts
2001 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Queensland University of Technology


2013 The Nature of Things, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
2011 The Republic of Bees, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Butterflies and the human soul, MARS [Melbourne Art Rooms], Melbourne
2008 Observatory Space, Metro Arts, Brisbane
2008 Wind Circles, MARS [Melbourne Art Rooms], Melbourne
2007 You Are Here X, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2003 A ladybeetle whispers the story of the Rabbit in the Moon to a dead bee, Metro Arts, Brisbane
2003 The Willow Series, The Farm Gallery, Brisbane
2002 Untitled, SoapBox Gallery, Brisbane
2001 Colouring-In, SoapBox Gallery, Brisbane
2001 Promise 2001, Metro Arts, Brisbane
2000 Window, SoapBox Gallery, Brisbane


2015 9/11, Moana Project Space, Perth
Streetwise: Contemporary Print Culture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Guarding the Home Front,
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
2014 Conflict: Contemporary responses to war, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
2013 New 2013, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
Framing Phantasm, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne
2012 Ex post triennial, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Selected works: New acquisitions from the QUT Art Collection, Brisbane
2011 Ten Years of Contemporary Art: The James C Sourris AM Collection, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Brisbane
Tree Line, Level ARI, Brisbane
2010 Christmas Show, Milani Gallery
Kings x Kings, Kings ARI, Melbourne
Miniatures Fundraising Show,
Level ARI, Brisbane
A Little Birdie Told Me,
MARS [Melbourne Art Rooms]
Worm Mountain
, c3, Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
2008 Christmas Show, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
2007 Christmas Show, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane
VCA Graduate Exhibition, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
For Every Bird, MARS [Melbourne Art Rooms]
Revisiting Arte Povera, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne
Urban Arboreal, City Gallery, Melbourne Town Hall
Debut III, Blindside, Melbourne
2006 VCA Graduate Exhibition, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
Animals as Allegory, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
The End
, QUT H Block Gallery, Brisbane
2005 Hope Box Art Event 2005, Centar Za Kulturu Mostar (Mostar), Roman Petrovice Gallery (Sarajevo), Kosova Art Museum (Prishtine), SKC Gallery (Belgrade)
, Blindside, Melbourne
2004 Curio, The Farm Gallery, Brisbane
The Farm Gallery
, Sydney Art Fair
2003 Tree-house, Studio 11, Metro Arts, Brisbane
Project Wall
, Rocket Art, Newcastle
2002 The A4 Refugee Project, Metro Arts, Brisbane
Between Now and Tomorrow
, Gallery 482, Brisbane
Best of Graduates
, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2001 Art from Europe and America, Honours Exhibition, QUT Palace Gallery, Brisbane
Replay; New Art from Brisbane
, Shop_70 Contemporary Art Space, Adelaide
HopeBox Peep-Show 2001
, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
Fresh Cut 2001
, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2000 Trace, Graduate Exhibition, QUT H Block Gallery, Brisbane


2007 The Elliott Family Ten Year Collection, Victorian College of the Arts
2006 Fiona Myer Award, Victorian College of the Arts
2003 Metro Arts Artist in Residence, Metro Arts, Brisbane


City of Melbourne
Gadens Lawyers, Brisbane
Mater Health Services, Brisbane
Mirvac, Melbourne
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Private Collections


Wilson, Laetitia. ‘War of images in wake of 9/11′, The Weekend West, 29 – 30 August 2015, p. 99.
Review by Laetitia Wilson

Interview for {fierce} LATITUDES, 2015.
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Littley, Samantha, ‘Conflict: Contemporary responses to war’, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, 10 May – 7 September 2014.

Rule, Dan. “In the Galleries.” The Age. Life & Style. 17 August, 2013. p.5. Online and Print.
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Hine, Simone, ‘Framing Phantasm’, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, 13 July – 24 August 2013.
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Ziherl, Vivian. ‘The tender soft possible’, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, 3 November 2012 – 23 December 2012, pp. 15-19, 26 col. ill. pp. 8-9, 14, 19-25, 27.

Richards, Bree. ‘Ten Years of Contemporary Art: The James C Sourris AM Collection’, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA),
12 November 2011 – 19 February 2012, p. 98. col. ill. pp.112-113.

Wolff, Sharne. ‘The Republic of Bees’, The Art Life, October 7, 2011.
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Gibson, Prue, ‘Debutantes’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 51, January – March 2010, col. Ill. p.180.
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Hansen, David. ‘Urban Arboreal’, City Gallery, Melbourne Town Hall, 29 June – 22 September 2007.
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Howlett, Chris. ‘Debut III’, Blindside, 1 – 17 February 2007.
[Essay by Chris Howlett]

Bladen, Victoria. ‘Animals as Allegory’, Machine, Volume 1, Issue 4, 2006, p. 13.
[Essay by Victoria Bladen]

Muhlberger, Emma. ‘Animals as Allegory’, QUT Art Museum, 2 February – 9 April 2006.
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Poloni, Olivia. ‘Orientalism’, un Magazine, Issue 5, Spring 2005, pp. 36-37.

Matthews, Kirsten. ‘A Small Token’, Blindside, 21 April – 7 May 2005.

Milani, Josh. ‘A ladybeetle whispers the story of the Rabbit in the Moon to a dead bee’, Metro Arts, 5 November – 21 November 2003.
[Essay by Josh Milani]

McColm, Donna. ‘Lucy Griggs, The Farm, 14 March – 5 April’, Local Art, Issue 2, April 2003, pp. 1-2. ill.
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Gobe, Claire. ‘Do you remember bedtime stories when you were a child?’, The Farm, 14 March – 5 April 2003.
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Broker, David. ‘Fresh Cut 2001’, Semper 2001, Issue 1, p.62. col. ill. p. inside cover.

McDougall, Ruth. ‘Fresh Cut 2001’, Institute of Modern Art, 8 February – 17 March 2001, ill. p. cover.
[Essay by Ruth McDougall]