Trent Whitehead

Trent Whitehead CV

Trent Whitehead is a contemporary painter and sculptor. He was born in April 1980 in a small surf town north of Sydney, Australia.

Trent’s paintings and sculptures are seen as totems. There is definitely image magic in them and they appear more like effigies than art. They have the intensity of out- sider art with rhythmic obsessive marks and strange morphing characteristics.

The sculptures particularly — part vase, part mask — feel like votive artefacts of a church, but not a church of organized religion. This is the new spirituality uncoupled from social construction and centered more on a direct relationship between you and your own mystical feelings.

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Somewhere Between Now/ Chalkhorse Gallery Sydney

2016
Beyond The Trail / Chalk Horse Gallery Sydney

2015
The Rest Is In You / Rvca Corner Gallery, Mild Manners Gallery / Melbourne

2014
If Not Now When? / Mmpg - Mild Manners Gallery Sydney

2010
The Thinnest Of Betweens / Monster Children Gallery Sydney

2008
Cornucopia / Monster Children Gallery @ Lee Gallery Melbourne
Cornucopia / China Heights Gallery Sydney

2007
Shit Fight / China Heights Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2018
Summer show / James Makin Gallery Melbourne

2017
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair/ Chalkhorse Gallery Sydney

2016
New Slang / Den-holm Studio / Melbourne

2014
S.O.B / Rvca Corner Gallery Melbourne Housewarming / Rvca Gallery Sydney

2013
Caravan / Byron Bay & Melbourne

2012
The Hours / The Tate Gallery Sydney
Knee High / Artpark Gallery Byron Bay

2010
Standard Service / Nine Lives Gallery
Semiotics / Semi Permanent / Nine Lives Gallery Brisbane

2009
Square / Monster Children Gallery / Sydney\
The Outsiders Project / Kristian Pithie Gallery\
Free Radicals / Greenwood Gallery Melbourne\
New Eyes Open / Ambush Gallery Sydney

2008
Trailblazers / Boutwell Draper Gallery Sydney
Rayban Colour Project / Luxe Studio Gallery Sydney
Localism / Sedition Gallery Sydney
Kids Today / Mtv Gallery Sydney

2007
100th Show / China Heights Gallery- Sydney
Post Wood / Monster Children Gallery Sydney

Artfairs

2017
Sydney Contempoary / Chalkhorse Gallery

Collections

ArtBank Sydney

Publications

Kingbrown Magazine / Interview
Fallen Magazine / Interview
Monster Children Magazine / Inssue 28 / Gallery Space
Oyster Magazine / Colorize My World
Empty Magazine / Trail Blazzers With Anthony Lister, Kill Pixie, Ben Frost, Numbskull
Monster Children Magazine / Inssue 20 / Art Space
Localism / Izrock Press
Oyster Magazine / Shit Fight
Acclaim Magazine / Skill Check
Yen Magazine