Kirstin Berg

KIRSTIN BERG is fascinated by random and often brutal forces that occur in nature and how these forces mirror our psychological and physical experience. Her work is powered by conflicting elements of drama, beauty, and foreboding and attempts to unmask universal emotional states that encircle life and death.

Berg’s work has been collected by the National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House, Canberra and Artbank. She is represented in a number of private collections within Australia, Europe and America.

Berg currently lives and works between Melbourne and Berlin.


2016, Tragedy’s Cathedral: New Landscapes


2014, New Work


2013, The Fall


 

2012, Shift


 

2009, New Ground


 

“I am fascinated and driven by the drama and randomness of life: by the primal forces that occur in nature and how these forces mirror our psychological and physical experience…” Kirstin Berg: an excerpt from the Jan 15 issue of Artist Profile. Read the full article here. Kirstin Berg Artist Profile 2014


 

Kirstin Berg
Born 1973, Beechworth, lives Melbourne

EDUCATION

1994      B.A. Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
1997      Graduate Diploma Fine Art, NTU Darwin

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016      Tragedy’s Cathedral: New Landscapes, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2013      The Fall, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2012      MONUMENT, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2011      SHIFT, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2009     New Ground, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2008     Winter SERies, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
             Kirstin Berg, 7011 Gallery, Trondheim, Norway
2007     Espai2nou2, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain
2005     It’s Black and White, OCD Studios, Berlin Germany
2003      I Cannot Destroy the World, Bus Gallery, Melbourne
2001      More Drawings, Westspace, Melbourne
.              Drawings, Span Galleries, Melbourne
2000     Drawing on Memory, Span Galleries, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016       Vista, Benalla Art Gallery
2014       Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2011       Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart (finalist)
2008      Simone Eisler, Kirstin Berg and Paula do Prado, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2007      Summer Salon, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain
2005      Anxiety and Confusion, OCD Studios, Berlin, Germany
2004      Southern: 10 Australian Artists, curated by Nicole Tomlinson & Kristi Monfries, Home Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2002      The Lucky Country, V.C.A. Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2001      National Works on Paper Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2000      The Bridge Project, collaboration with Maureen Lander (New Zealand) beneath Westgate Bridge, Melbourne
1994      Ballarat Sculpture Survey, Ballarat University

GRANTS/RESIDENCIES/OTHER PROJECTS

2011      Australia Council, New Work Grant
2008     Guest Artist speaker at University of Catalunya, Barcelona Spain
2007      Shared studio/ mentorship with Bjarne Melgaard (Norway), Barcelona
2004     12 month studio residency in Berlin Germany, sponsored by John Lindland CMH Records, Los Angeles, CA
.             Australia Council New Work Grant

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2012)
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra (2010)
Artbank, Melbourne (2010)
Private collections in UK, Germany, Australia & the USA