87 Ridgeway Ave, Southport, Qld 4215 Phone: 07 5532 7170

Kirsten Reed Biography

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I studied multidisciplinary arts at New York University. This was inspired by a curiosity encompassing many art forms. I began drawing and painting in early childhood, and visual arts still serve as the basis for all of my creative leanings, pursuits and projects, both solo and collaborative. These include fine arts, film and video, photography, performance, installation, and writing.

I have worked as a theatre set painter, gallery secretary in a non-profit art gallery, and an arts workshop assistant for various community centres.

As a young art student I scraped a living out of selling portraits of tourists in London. I have written two novels, The Ice Age (finalist in the Varuna Manuscript Development Awards, 2008), and Chevy Hawk, (long-listed in the Australian Vogel Literary Award, 2007).


Computer Graphics College, Sydney
Certificate in Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design

Port Noarlunga TAFE, Port Noarlunga, SA,
Leadlighting and glasswork

1992 – 1995
New York University, New York City, USA
Bachelor of Arts Degree

Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London, UK
Foundation Certificate in Art and Design

City of London Polytechnic, London, UK
T.V. /Video



Arthouse Gallery -189 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane
Reverentia – Deka, Fortitude Valley (group exhibition)


Joint Venture – Old Post Office Gallery, Benowa, Gold Coast
The Gentle Things – Old Post Office Gallery, Benowa, Gold Coast
Forever Young – John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Wilston State School Art Show (group) * awarded ‘Highly Commended’ cert.


Paintings 2004-2005 – Doggett Street Studio, Newstead, QLD


Salon des Refuse – SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney (group exhibition)


Bubble and Squeak – Noarlunga Community Arts Centre, Pt. Noarlunga, SA
(with artists Gus Clutterbuck and Westley Tully)
Safari Lounge – Tapas Gallery, Adelaide (group exhibition)
I Still Can’t Fly – Tapas Gallery, Adelaide (solo)


Your Ticket – Queen Street Café, Adelaide (solo)
My Stray Cat – Zone Gallery, Adelaide (solo)