ROSS WATSON GALLERY

"He is a leader in contemporary realism." Sir Elton John

Curriculum Vitae

Ross Watson is a Melbourne based artist who has exhibited in over 30 solo exhibitions, including London, Berlin, Cologne and Toronto, since 1984. His art has been included in important surveys of Australian and international contemporary art at the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, and in the Toronto and Melbourne International Art Fairs.

Exhibitions

2017

  • Mardi Gras Festival Premier Event Exhibition, Yellow House Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2016

  • Censored Nudes, Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • Recent Paintings in November, Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2015

  • 15 Year Gallery Anniversary Exhibition, Depot Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • 15 Year Gallery Anniversary Exhibition, Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014

  • Ross Watson Toronto World Pride Festival Exhibition, IX Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 010:COAST Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • 010:COAST Depot Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2013

  • Midsumma Festival Exhibition Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2012

  • Ross Watson Exhibition The Redchurch Street Gallery, London U.K.
  • Cycles&Sequences Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2011

  • Myth and Reality, Depot Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Myth and Reality, Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2010

  • Myth and Reality, Galerie Habsburg, Cologne, Germany
  • Classic De Novo II, Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • Classic De Novo II, Depot Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2009

  • Classic De Novo, Maison Victor Kunsthof, Berlin. Germany
  • Classic De Novo, Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • Classic De Novo, Depot Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2008

  • Silence, Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • Silence, Depot Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2007

  • Overview, Gallery 27, London, United Kingdom
  • Overview, Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • Overview, Depot II Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2006

  • Gallery 27, London, United Kingdom
  • 2006 Commonwealth Games Exhibition, Melbourne City Hall, Australia
  • Catalogue XVII, Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2005

  • Kirketon Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2004

  • The Spirit of Football, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • Kirketon Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2003

  • Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2002

  • Wallflower, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • Kirketon Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • The Sydney 2002 Gay Games Cultural Festival, Australia
  • Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2001

  • Kirketon Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • Toronto International Artfair, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2000

  • Kirketon Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Ross Watson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1999

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Daimaru Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1998

  • Cintra Galleries, Brisbane, Australia

1997

  • Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • Daimaru Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1996

  • Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca., USA (together with Stanley Stellar, photographs)
  • Cintra Galleries, Brisbane, Australia

1995

  • Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Daimaru Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1994

  • Don't Leave Me This Way: Art In The Age of AIDS, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
  • Sotheby's G.M.H.C. Auction, Sotheby's New York, NY, USA
  • Dislocations, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1993

  • Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1992

  • Cintra Galleries, Brisbane, Australia

1991

  • Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1990

  • Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition

1989

  • Heidelberg and Heritage Exhibition, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1988

  • Imaging AIDS: A.C.C.A., Melbourne, Australia
  • St. Kilda Acquisitive Art Prize Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia

1987

  • Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1986

  • Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1985

  • Profile Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1984

  • Acland Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Publications

2015

  • Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia; Patricia Anderson
  • DNA, Australia; Andrew Creagh
  • SX, Australia; Reg Domingo

2014

  • DU&ICH, Germany; Andreas Hergerth
  • DNA, Australia; Andrew Creagh
  • Star Observer, Australia; Miles Heffernan
  • The Daily Telegraph, Australia; Jonathon Moran
  • Xtra!, Canada; Phil Villeneuve

2013

  • The Age, Australia; Suzanne Carbone
  • Southern Star/SSO, Australia; Nick Bond
  • The Herald Sun, Australia; Michelle Pountney

2012

  • Evening Standard, U.K., Sebastian Shakespeare
  • PrideLife Diary, U.K., Nigel Robinson
  • GT Magazine, U.K., Joe Heaney
  • The Age, Australia; Suzanne Carbone
  • Cult Magazine, Australia; Garrett Bithell
  • DNA, #121, Australia; Andrew Creagh (Feature Interview)
  • The Age, Australia; Suzanne Carbone
  • SX, Australia; Garrett Bithell
  • MCV, Australia; Andrew Shaw (Cover Feature)

2011

  • Untitled# ROSS WATSON, Bruno Gmunder Publishing Germany
  • Display Magazine, Switzerland; Thomas Wyss (8 Page Art Feature)
  • DNA #133, Australia, Andrew Creagh
  • SX, Australia; Garrett Bithell
  • Allt i Hemmet, Sweden; Mia Sahl

2010

  • Tetu, France
  • Display Magazine, Switzerland; Thomas Wyss
  • GT Magazine, U.K., Joe Heaney
  • Manner Magazine, Germany; Joris Buiks
  • DNA, #121, Australia; Andrew Creagh (Feature Interview)
  • G-Man Magazine, Japan; Masahiko
  • The Age, Australia; Suzanne Carbone
  • Southern Star/SSO, Australia; Nick Bond (Cover feature Interview)
  • DNA, #120, Australia; Andrew Creagh
  • MCV, Australia; Andrew Shaw
  • Sydney Morning Herald; Matt Buchanan
  • The Advocate, U.S.A; Artist Spotlight, Albert Smith
  • Dorian Magazine, Scandanavia; Jake Rydqvist
  • Junior Magazine, Brazil; Irving Alves

2009

  • The Age, Australia; Vanessa Murray
  • Mate Magazine, Germany; Martin Lewicki
  • The Sydney Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald
  • Southern Star/SSO, Australia; Nick Bond
  • MCV/SX, Australia; Lucy Elliot
  • DNA, Australia; Andrew Creagh
  • GT Magazine, U.K., Joe Heaney

2008

  • The Male Nude, 21st Century Visions, U.S.A., David Leddick
  • Mate Magazine, Germany; Martin Lewicki
  • The Sydney Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald
  • Bnews/SSO, Australia; Nick Bond
  • MCV/SX, Australia; Lucy Elliot
  • DNA, Australia; Andrew Creagh
  • Gay Times Magazine, U.K., Joe Heaney

2007

  • DU&ICH,Germany, Petros Prontis
  • Gay Times Magazine, U.K., Joe Heaney
  • BNews (Cover Feature), Melbourne, Cathy Anderson
  • Sydney Star Observer (Cover Feature), Australia, Ian Gould

2006

  • DU&ICH, Germany, (6 page portfolio), Dirk Ludigs
  • Trendsetter Magazine, Turkey, Oktay Tutus
  • Gay Times Magazine, U.K., Joe Heaney
  • London EuroPride Festival Guide - Artist Profile, Brigit Grant
  • Attitude Magazine U.K., Jamie Hakim
  • G Magazine (Feature Portfolio), Hong Kong; Dominique Rowe

2005

  • PORTRAIT 13, National Portrait Gallery, David Sequeira
  • Sydney Mardi Gras Festival Season Guide (Cover)
  • MCV Newspaper, Troy Gurr (Cover)
  • Preview, The Melbourne Age, Annalisa Giudici
  • Mate Magazine Germany, Olaf Alp
  • Playgirl USA, Michele Zipp
  • DNA Magazine, Andrew Creagh

2004

  • Sydney Morning Herald, Stephen Dunne
  • Instinct USA, Joel Perry
  • The Spirit of Football, National Gallery of Victoria, Geoff Slattery (Cover)
  • The Sun Herald, Melbourne, (Pictorial)
  • reFresh Magazine U.K., David Tickner
  • reFresh Magazine Australia, Sasha Naod
  • MCV Melbourne (cover feature), Richard Watts
  • Sydney Morning Herald, Stephen Dunne
  • Portrait .13, National Portrait Gallery Magazine, David Sequeira
  • INSTINCT Magazine, Joel Perry

2002

  • The Male Nude Now, David Leddick, Published by Rizzoli
  • Blue Magazine, David Mills
  • DNA Magazine, Andrew Creagh
  • Sydney Star Observer, Marcus O'Donnell
  • Blue Magazine, Chelsea Hunter
  • Sydney Star Observer (Cover Feature), Tim Benzie
  • The Sunday Telegraph, Leo Schofield
  • B News, (Cover Feature), Sherele Moody

2001

  • DNA Magazine (Cover Feature), Andrew Creagh
  • Sydney Star Observer (Cover Feature), Marcus O'Donnell
  • SX Newspaper, Martin de Courtenay
  • MCV Newspaper, Andrew Shaw
  • Blue Magazine No. 30, Brad Johnston
  • The Age Good Weekend, Lily Bragge
  • Australian Style, Rebecca Roke
  • Toronto International Artfair Catalogue, Linel Rebenchuk
  • Canadian Art Magazine, Richard Rhodes

2000

  • Manner Aktuell - Germany (Cover Feature) October, Prue Porter
  • DNA Magazine, Andrew Creagh
  • Outrage Magazine, Paul Pritchard
  • Blue Magazine, Samantha Morris
  • Gourmet Traveller, Carolyn Lockhart
  • Monument Magazine, Morgan Richards
  • Australian Style Magazine, Rebecca Wallwork
  • Harper's Bazaar, Sarah Cornish

1999

  • Harpers Bazaar Magazine, Gavin Darling
  • Blue Magazine (Cover), Prue porter
  • Outrage Magazine, Paul Pritchard
  • Monument magazine, Morgan Richards

1998

  • Images3: Contemporary Australian Painting, Nevil Drury

1996

  • Edge Magazine, Cover Feature, Los Angeles, Ca.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Susan Owens
  • Blue Magazine, Andrew Creagh
  • Outrage Magazine, Marcus O'Donnell

1995

  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Daphne Guinness
  • The Australian, Elwyn Lynn
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Felicity Fenner
  • Outrage Magazine, Adam Carr

1994

  • Ted Gott: Don't Leave Me This Way: Art In The Age of AIDS, [Exhibition Catalogue], National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1994, color illustration page 152.
  • Images 2: Contemporary Australian Painting, Nevil Drury
  • The Australian Weekend Review, Elwyn Lynn

1993

  • Dislocations, National Gallery of Victoria, Marcus O'Donnell
  • The Brisbane Review, Sue Gough
  • Outrage Magazine, Martyn Goddard
  • The Australian Weekend Review, Elwyn Lynn

1992

  • The Melbourne Star Observer, Marcus O'Donnell
  • The Brisbane Review, Phil Brown
  • The Courier Mail, Chris Larsen
  • The Australian Weekend Review, Elwyn Lynn
  • The Courier Mail, Sue Smith

1991

  • The Australian Weekend Review, Elwyn Lynn

1990

  • Outrage Magazine, Stephen Carter
  • Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, Frances Lindsay
  • Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, Elwyn Lynn

Collections

  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia
  • Sir Elton John Collection, United Kingdom
  • Sir William Dobell Foundation, Sydney, Australia
  • Charles Cholmondeley, London, United Kingdom
  • Robert Woolley, Sotheby's New York, USA
  • Allens Arthur Robinson, Sydney, Australia
  • The Von Engelhardt Collection, Geneva, Switzerland
  • James J. O'Donnell Collection, New York, USA
  • Sir James D. Wolfensohn, President, The World Bank 1995-2005, Washington DC, USA
  • David Stevens Collection, Boston, USA
  • Abbott Tout Russell Kennedy, Sydney, Australia
  • Pancontinental, Sydney, Australia
  • Dave Clark Collection, London, United Kingdom
  • Ian Roberts Collection, Sydney, Australia
  • Grant Hackett, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Andrew Kaye, Melbourne, Australia
  • Russell Mulcahy, Sydney, Australia
  • Leslie Walford AM, Sydney, Australia
  • The Hon. Petro Georgiou M.P., Melbourne, Australia
  • The K. Adams Collection, London, United Kingdom
  • Dr Brett Archer Collection, Melbourne, Australia
  • Timothy Chow Collection, New York, USA