SPEAKER / Friday 3 August 2018, 12.30-1.30pm at RMIT Building 80, Level 9, Room 12
Juz Kitson lures the viewer through her use of exquisitely crafted objects made from porcelain, glass, textiles and fur. These seductive materials depict visceral and abject elements of life, sex and death.
Kitson graduated from The National Art School in 2009 and has exhibited regularly both nationally and internationally since 2005 in solo and group exhibitions. Since 2011 she has been based in Jingdezhen, China the Ancient porcelain city and regional New South Wales.
Solo exhibitions include the Australia Platform at ArtStage Singapore, London Art Fair project space, GAGPROJECTS/ Greenaway Art Gallery, Jan Murphy Gallery Brisbane and Zero Art Centre in 798 Art district, Beijing. In 2013 she was included in Primevara at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Contemporary Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia and was a finalist in the 2017 Wynne Prize at The Art Gallery of NSW. Since 2011 she has participated in residencies at the Tshingua University Academy of Art and Design, Beijing, Bundanon Residency Arthur Boyd Trust, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Hill End and Gaya Ceramic Art Centre Indonesia.
Numerous articles have been published about her practice in Australian Art Collector, Australian Art Review, The Australian newspaper, Sydney Morning Herald, Art Almanac, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, C-File online, China Ceramic Artist magazine and Vogue Living Magazine.
Collections include The Museum of Old and New (MONA), Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank, RMIT University collection, Shepparton Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Western Plains Cultural Centre and The Gold Coast City Gallery.