Connie Anthes is a visual artist based in Sydney, Australia. She makes paintings, objects and installations that investigate the mechanics of vision and spatial experience, often using non-traditional materials and methods to interrogate these ideas. Using process, failure and material ruptures as a means to test new ways of making images, Anthes’ works probe our perceptive limits and deliver experiences that oscillate between the cognitive and the expressive.

Connie was born in Sydney and has lived and worked in London and New York. She holds an Masters of Fine Art (Painting) from the National Art School, Sydney and a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication, Honours First Class) from University of Technology, Sydney and Central St Martins, London. She has exhibited work in Australia, Germany and the USA and has been the recipient of a number of artist grants and residencies, both in Australia and abroad. She was a 2009/10 director of Firstdraft Gallery and is currently on the board of Runway Experimental Art Journal and the MCA Artist’s Advisory Group.




2015. MAKE OR BREAK (in collaboration with Bec Gallo). Firstdraft, Sydney
2015. TOMORROW THINGS. Archive_Space, Sydney
2014. ANAMORPHISMS (in collaboration with Justin Cooper). Archive_Space, Sydney
2014. ORNAMENTAL NOISE. Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2014. NEW WORK (in collaboration with Justin Cooper). NANA Contemporary, Newcastle
2013. LOW RELIEF (curated by Connie Anthes). Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2012. ONE WAY MIRROR (in collaboration with Alex Jackson-Wyatt). Sawtooth, Launceston & KH55, Leipzig
2012. BROKEN SYMMETRIES. Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2012. HE BLINKED BACK. Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
2010. THE SPACE IN BETWEEN. NAS Project Spaces 1, 2 & 3, Sydney


2015. NOT SINGING: THE POETICS OF PROTEST. Affiliated Text, Sydney
2015. ART ON PAPER PRIZE. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea NSW
2014. GLAZED & CONFUSED (curated by Lynda Draper). Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, Gymea NSW
2014. STILL NOTHING (curated by Sophie Kitson). William Street Windows, Sydney
2014. THE SURVEY SHOW (curated by Alex Wisser & Margaret Roberts). Clandulla State Gallery, NSW
2014. ON THE GROUND (curated by Alex Wisser). Firestation Arts Centre, Dubbo NSW
2013. SUPER SIX. DNA Projects, Sydney
2013. FISHERS GHOST ART PRIZE. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2013. MULTI_GRIP. Articulate Projects, Sydney
2013. ART ON PAPER PRIZE. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea NSW
2013. THE GAMUT (curated by Merlé Tonts). New Gallery, Launceston, TAS
2012. METHOD IN MADNESS (in collaboration with Julian Berengut, curated by Megan Garrett-Jones). Damien Minton Annex, Sydney
2012. FUTURE SPACES (curated by Lucy Ainsworth). Paper Plane Gallery, Sydney
2012. PHONETICS. ATVP, Sydney
2011. 20/20. Damien Minton Annex, Sydney
2011. HOBART ART PRIZE, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, TAS
2011. D.I.A. MOP Projects, Sydney
2011. CALLEEN ART PRIZE. Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW
2011. COLLISIONS. Index Studios, Sydney
2010. POSTGRADUATE SHOW 2010. NAS Gallery, Sydney
2010. RESEARCH BEGINNINGS. Stairwell Gallery, Sydney
2009. FISHERS GHOST AWARD. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2009. ARTIST AT MY TABLE. NAS Gallery, Sydney
2009. DRAWCARD. NAS Gallery, Sydney
2006. ANTI-FLAG MACHINE. Brightspace, Melbourne
2006. THE ANTI-MASCOT PROJECT (as part of NEXTWAVE). Platform2 Gallery, Melbourne
2006. COPY CAT. International Noise Collective, Sydney


Artbank, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Private


2015. Firstdraft Studio Residency (in collaboration with Bec Gallo)
2015. NAVA Australian Artists Grant (in collaboration with Bec Gallo)
2014. Time_Space_Place: NOMAD residency, Performance Space, Sydney & ArtsHouse, Melbourne
2014. Halka Sanat residency, Halka Art Projects, Istanbul, Turkey
2013. Artist in Residence (in collaboration with Justin Cooper), Ceramic Design Studio @ TAFE Gymea
2013. NSW Artists Grant, Arts NSW
2013. NAVA Australian Artists Grant
2011. ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2011. Haefliger’s Cottage Residency, Hill End. Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
2011. NAVA Marketing Grant for Emerging Artists
2011. Artspace Studio Residency. Artspace, Sydney
2011. Bundanon Trust Residency (group). Bundanon, NSW


2015. CATALOG ESSAY. A New Space, by Sebastian Henry-Jones. August, 2015.
2014. CATALOG ESSAY. Ornamental Noise, by Kate Britton. 1 April, 2014.
2014. THE ART LIFE. Ornamental Noise, by Andrew Frost. 4 April, 2014.
2014. EASTSIDE RADIO. Interview: Ornamental Noise, by Chris Virtue. 3 April, 2014.
2014. DAS PLATFORMS. Review: Low Relief, by Chloé Wolifson. 20 January, 2014.
2014. DAS PLATFORMS. Review: Super Six, by Adrian Clement. 19 January, 2014.
2013. RAVEN. Preview: One Night Stand, by Rebecca Gallo. 5 December, 2013.
2013. FBI RADIO. Interview: Super Six, by Madeleine Hinchy. 24 November, 2013.
2013. ANCA NOW! Symposium [invited speaker]. ARIs and Career Trajectories in the Arts. 9 April, 2013.
2013. THE GREAT DEBATE [speaker, Art Month]. For the Love of God: Is Contemporary Art a Joke? 16 March, 2013.
2012. 2SER RADIO. Interview: Cementa, by Angela Stretch. 7 December, 2012.
2012. [author] DAS PLATFORMS. Feature: The Walls Have Eyes (Georgina Pollard). 16 September, 2012.
2012. [co-author] ONE WAY MIRROR. Catalog: A wandering conversation about the role of landmarks in public spaces. 27 August 2012.
2012. FBI RADIO. Interview: Method in Madness, by Jesse Cox. 19 August, 2012.
2012. [author] DAS 500. Review: Unproductive Labour (Kate Scardifield). 6 June 2012.
2012. THE THOUSANDS. Review: Connie Anthes / Broken Symmetries, by Cleo Braithwaite. 27 April 2012.
2012. THE NEAR AND THE ELSEWHERE. Review: Broken Symmetries, by Naomi Gall. 25 April 2012.
2012. 2SER RADIO. Interview: Talking Through Your Arts, by Chris Virtue. 21 April 2012.
2012. STROBED. Review: Group Show @ Firstdraft, by James X. 28 February 2012.
2012. FBI RADIO. Art Month Interview: He Blinked BACK, by Megan Garrett-Jones. 22 February 2012.
2011. MOP PROJECTS. Catalog: D.I.A. 18 June 2011.
2010. [author] GRANT PIRRIE GALLERY. Catalog Essay: Winner Take All (Will French). 20 May 2010.
2009. [author] AUSTRALIA COUNCIL GALLERY. Catalog Essay: 32m2 (Firstdraft Emerging Artist Studio Program). 22 Jun 2009.
2007. [author] ARTSHUB USA. Feature: Beauty is never simple. 29 May 2007.
2007. [author] THE PROGRAM. Review: The Twisted Olympics. 12 Feb 2007.
2006. [author] THE PROGRAM. Review: Young, Sleek and Full of Hell. 3 Jul 2006.


2008 – 2010. Masters of Fine Art (Painting). National Art School, Sydney
2005. Australian Writers & Art Directors School, Sydney
1996 – 1999. B. Design (Visual Communications) 1st Class Hons, University of Technology, Sydney & Central Saint Martins College of Art, London

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