Hanna Kay

Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel
Art education: Tel-Aviv, Israel and Vienna Austria
BA Semiotics and Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia
College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy (candidate)

Since 1970 has been practicing as an artist in;Tel-Aviv Israel, Vienna Austria, a decade in New York and a decade in Sydney. In 2000 moved to live in the Upper-Hunter valley, NSW.

Before arriving in Australia in 1989 exhibited in Museums and galleries in Israel, across Europe and the U.S.A.  In Australia - has been exhibiting regularly in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. In addition, has had survey exhibitions in selected Regional Galleries and Museums, and participated in numerous group exhibitions in both commercial and public art-galleries and museums.

 

Selected solo exhibitions:

2016 Shifting Horizons  – Janet Clayton Gallery,  Sydney
  Three Women Went to China - Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery
  Three Women Went to China - Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, NSW
  In Flux– Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
2014 Trajectory: recent works  2010-2014 -  Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery NSW
2013
Equilibrium - Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney
2012 Undertow - Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery, QLD
2011 Circularity - Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney (formerly Wilson St. Gallery)
  Undertow - Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW
  Undertow - Dalby Regional Art Gallery, QLD
2010 Undertow - Moree Plains Regional Art Gallery, NSW 
  Undertow - Australian Jewish Museum, Melbourne
  Weightlessness - Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery
  Undertow - Maitland regional Art Gallery, NSW
  Undertow - Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, QLD
  Undertow - Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2009 Waterways - Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney (formerly Wilson St. Gallery)
  Undertow - Tamworth Regional art Gallery, NSW
2007 Habitat - Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney (formerly Wilson St. Gallery)
  Habitat 2 - John Miller Galleries, Newcastle
2006 Absence/substance - New England Regional Art Museum
  Moree Plains Regional Art Gallery, Moree, NSW 
2005 Weightless - Span Galleries, Melbourne
2005 Marked - John Miller Galleries, Newcastle
2004 Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2002 Echoes - Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney
2000 Child’s play - Span Galleries, Melbourne
1999 Child’s play - Paul Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide
1998 Games - Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney
1996 Traces - Paul Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide
1995 Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney
1994 Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne
  Paul Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide
1993 Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney
1992 Paul Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide
1990 BMG Fine Art, Sydney

Selected group exhibitions:

2014 Transforming - Meijiang International Art Gallery, Tianjin China
2014 Surface - Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney
2013 Hazelhurst Art Award - Art on Paper
2013 From Paper,Beijing Art Space, Beijing
2012 Lure of the Landscape, Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney (formerly Wilson St. Gallery)
2010 Finalist Countryscape Art Prize (highly commended)
2009 Surrealism in the 70’s- touring exhibition across the USA
  Finalist Countryscape Art Prize (highly commended)
2008 Finalist Norvil Landscape Art Prize ( won the prize).
  Finalist Country Energy Landscape Prize
  Finalist Fleurieu Biennale SA
2007 Muswellbrook Regional gallery – winner open art prize
2006 Finalist  Country Energy Landscape Prize
  “My Place, My Time, Myself” New England Regional Museum, Armidale
2004 Span Galleries, Melbourne
2003 Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney
  Finalist  Country Energy Art Prize
2001 New England Regional Art Museum
1999 Kedumba Drawing Award, Blue Mountains, Sydney
1999 “We are Australians”, Victoria Arts Centre (touring exhibition)
1998 Finalist 28th  Alice Prize, Alice Springs, NT
1997 Dobell drawing prize, The Art Gallery of NSW
1997 “Faces of Hope”, The Art Gallery of NSW
1997 “Urban Details”, commissioned by the 1997 Sydney Festival
1995 The Wandering Jew" The Australian Jewish Museum Melbourne
  Recognising the Republic, Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney
1993 Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney
1990 21st Alice Prize, Alice Springs, NT (Selected for touring show)
1990 BMG Fine Art, Sydney and Adelaide

           
bibliography:

books and monographs

Circularity – in collaboration with Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney (formerly Wilson St. Gallery (2011)
Weightlessness – paintings 2004-2010, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre (2010)
Undertow – an exhibition commissioned by the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW. (2010)
Notes from the Shed – an illustrated journal Palgrave, Macmillan Art Publishing (2007)
Collection of drawings for “The Gatekeeper’s Wife” by Fay Zwicky, Brandl & Schlesinger Australia (1997)
Collection of drawings for “Woman - first person singular” by Rebecca Rass, Bitan Israel (1995)
The love of women – illustrations for classic and contemporary erotic poetry, Bitan Israel (1970) 

selected press review:

1970 – 1989 -  Davar, Ma’riv, Ha’aretz, World of Art, Ha’ir, Yediot Haharonot, New York Times, Connecticut Times, Die Zeit, Die Presse, Art Forum, Arts New York, and more.
1990 – 2011 - The Sydney Morning Herald, The Adelaide Advertiser, 4x5: contemporary art in Israel and abroad, Canberra Times, Art in Australia, The Newcastle Herald, Epoch Times, and more.

selected articles and essays:

 “Bress” magazine, Amsterdam  1978            
“Heresies” magazine, New York  1978
“Heresies” magazine, New York  1979
“Omni” magazine, New York  1979
“Omni” magazine, New York  1980
“Omni” magazine, (Omni Art Collection), New York  1981
“Omni” magazine, New York  1983
Art in America, New York February 1982.      
The Jewish Times, Sydney May 1990, April 1994, May 1999 
The Adelaide Advertiser, June 1992, July 1994
The Adelaide Review, July 1992, July 1994, May 1999,
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 1993, September 1995, January 1997
“4x5: contemporary art in Israel and abroad”, Aug. 1995 
Visibly Female: Feminism and Art Today, Hilary Robinson, Univers New York 1988
The Heroine’s Journey, Maureen Murdock, Shambhala, Boston & London 1990
“New Art Four Craftsman House Australia (1990)
“Images in Contemporary Australian Painting", Craftsman House Australia (1992)
Art Link Vol 11, Australia 1993
Images 2, Craftsman House Australia (1994)
Dictionary of Australian women artists, Craftsman House Australia (1994)
Journal of Literature and Aesthetics, Sydney University 1995
Hermes, magazine of literature and art, Sydney University 1995
4x5: contemporary art in Israel and abroad, November 1995
 “New Visions, New Perspectives: voices of contemporary australian women artists”,
                                                                                Anna Voigt, Craftsman House Australia (1996)
“Images 3”, Craftsman House Australia (1998)
Australian Artist March 2002
Hunter Style January 2003
“Terminal Magazine” 21st art, autumn 2006 New York, Tel Aviv
50 + : half a century of collecting in Muswellbrook Regional Arts centre  (2008)
The international encyclopaedia of Surreal Art, first German edition (2009)
NASHIM: A Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies and Gender Issues, Indiana University Press, no. 19 Spring 2010
'An Angel a Day', Paula Stevenson, magazine article
Lexikon der phantastischen Künstler (Lexicon of Surrealist Art), by Gerhard Habarta, Austria, 2010, 2013, 2017
Art Reveal Magazine, Interview, issue #31 June 21, 2017 p. 40-45 - ISBN 9781389862953

books and monographs

Trajectory 2014 - Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre - ISBN 978-0-93596781-6-12
Trajectory - Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney (2012)
Circularity - Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney (2011)
Weightlessness - paintings 2004-2010, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre (2010)
Undertow - exhibition commissioned by the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW. (2010)
Notes from the Shed - an illustrated journal Palgrave, Macmillan Art Publishing (2007) - ISBN 978-1-876832-58-2
Drawings for “The Gatekeeper’s Wife” poems by Fay Zwicky, Brandl & Schlesinger Australia (1997)
Drawings for “Woman - first person singular” by Rebecca Rass, Bitan Israel (1995)
Drawings for “For the Love of Women”,  classic and contemporary erotic poetry, Bitan Israel (1970)

documentaries

the beholder...(2004) - Leslie Wand Productions  http://vimeo.com/1116180
notes from the shed (2006) - Leslie Wand Productions  http://vimeo.com/878437
waterways (2009) - w@nd - http://vimeo.com/5951163
undertow (2009) - w@and - http://vimeo.com/6977225
circularity (2011) - w@nd - http://vimeo.com/27364276
equilibrium (2013) - w@nd - http://vimeo.com/58271084

other

2007 - Turning the Pages - Art and Science Environmental public project - Online Video
1999 – to present Lecturer at the School of Culture and Languages, University of Sydney

represented by wsg sydney, australia