Artist Bio

Criss Canning

Born Melbourne, Victoria, in 1947
 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016           'New Works from the Studio', Mossgreen Galleries, Melbourne
  • 2013           Savill Gallery, Sydney
  • 2012           Metro Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2010           Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
  • 2008           Metro 5, Melbourne
  • 2007           Major Retrospective, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
  • 2007           Major Retrospective, Ballarat Regional Gallery, Victoria
  • 2006           Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
  • 2004           Gould Galleries, Sydney
  • 2002           Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  • 2001           Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
  • 1999           ‘Recent Works’, Gould Galleries, Sydney
  • 1998           ‘Reflecting on Still Life’, Gould Galleries, Sydney
  • 1995           ‘In and Around Burnside’, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  • 1991           Melbourne Fine Art Gallery
  • 1987-89      Melbourne Art Exchange
  • 1986           ‘Impressions of Greece’, Melbourne Art Exchange
  • 1983-85      Melbourne Art Exchange
  • 1983           Hut Gallery, Victoria
  • 1982           Kalorama Gallery, Victoria
     

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017           Margaret Olley: painter, peer, mentor, muse, S.H. Irvin Gallery, Sydney
  • 2008           Contemporary Gallery Artists – Browse & Darby – London
  • 2007           ‘Christmas Show’ – Browse & Darby – London
  • 2006           Director’s Choice 2006, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  • 2005           Delshan Gallery, Melbourne, March 2005 Swinburne Eclectics  Exhibition
  • 2005           Director’s Choice 2005, Gould Galleries, Melbourne, Gould Galleries, Sydney
  • 2002           Favourites, Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart Selections, S.H. Irvin Gallery, Sydney
  • 1996           The Blooming Exhibition, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
  • 1995           There’s Still Life, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
  • 1993           Australian Women Artists, Melbourne Fine Art Gallery
  • 1992           Melbourne Fine Art Gallery
  • 1992           Australian Women Artists, Melbourne Fine Art Gallery
  • 1991-96      A.M.E. Bale Award Exhibition (prize awarded)
  • 1991-97      Gould Galleries, Hong Kong
  • 1991-98      Views and Vision, Greenhill Galleries, South Australia
  • 1990           Australian Flower Paintings 1890-1990, Trevor Bussell Gallery, Sydney
  • 1987-88      Melbourne Art Exchange
  • 1987           Doug Moran Award (finalist)
     

Collections

  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
  • Castlemaine Art Gallery
  • Cairns Art Gallery
  • Artbank
  • Private collections in United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
     

Selected Bibliography 

  • West Green House Opera, U.K. Criss Canning illustrated program, 2014
  • West Green House Opera, U.K. Criss Canning illustrated program, 2013
  • Margaret Burin, 'The Pursuit of Perfection: Criss Cannings flourishing love affair with painting', ABC Radio, 30 April 2012
  • Holly Kerr-Foryth, 'Pretty as a picture', The Australian, 1 May 2012 
  • Denise Gadd, 'Artistic fusion in full bloom', The Age, 21 April 2012
  • West Green House Opera, U.K. Criss Canning Illustrated program 2012
  • Jeff Makin, 'Critical Moments', Macmillan Art Publishing, 2011
  • West Green House Opera, U.K. Criss Canning Illustrated program, 2011
  • West Green House Opera, U.K. Criss Canning illustrated program, 2010
  • Criss Canning Mcmillan Mini Art Book #9, Ken McGregor & Jenny Zimmer, Macmillan Art Publishing 2010
  • West Green House Opera, U.K. Criss Canning illustrated program, 2009
  • 2008 Banksia’s – Kevin Collins, Kathy Collins & Alex George.  Cc – Illustration P.69 –
  • ‘Winter Banksia’  Published ‘Blooming Books’.
  • 2nd Revised edition ‘The Pursuit of Beauty’ 2008
  • ‘The Pursuit of Beauty’– the Art of Criss Canning – monograph by David Thomas.  Published by Macmillan Art Publishing 2007
  • A.B.C. Arts Program – ‘Artworks’ – Presenter Amanda Smith. March 2007 & December 2007
  • Sasha Grishin – ‘Stepping out of the Shadows’ – Canberra Times – 28th July 2007
  • Art Almanac, ‘The Phoenix Tray’, featured on the cover, May 2004.
  • Z. Crawthorne ‘Blossoming Talent’, Herald Sun, Melbourne, 16 November 2002, p.12
  • R. Yallop, ‘Outcasts You Can Live With’, The Australian, 25 October 2002, p.15
  • G. Auty, ‘Review’, The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, October 2001.
  • S. McLean, ‘Beautiful Career is Blooming’, The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, October 2001
  • E. Yammin, ‘The Face’, The Australian, March 2001
  • A. Clabburn, Australian Garden History Journal (cover illustration & article)
  • C. Maddocks, ‘Picture This’, The Age, Good Weekend, 30 October 1999
  • ‘Kunspen Down Under’ Hrymfaxe, Denmark, June 1998, pp.10-11.
  • A. Clabburn, ‘Quilting with Daylight’, catalogue essay, Gould Galleries, 29 May 1998
  • ‘Still Life, With Garden’ The Australian Gardener, January/February 1998
  • S. Pascoe, ‘Criss Canning’, Art and Antiques, December, 1996
  • ‘An Artist in the Garden’ Australian Garden Journal, Spring 1995
  • L. Landy, ‘Garden Artistry’, Australian Country Style, June 1995
  • E. Hamilton & J. Livingstone, Form and Feeling, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, 1990 (cover illustration)
  • P. Shrubb, Living Alone, Hale & Ironmonger, Australia 1989 (cover illustration)
  • P. Williams, ‘Pushing Colour to the Limit’, Business Review Weekly, October 1989
  • ‘Painting Still Life Oils in Colours that Sing’, Australian Artist, August 1988