PERSONAL DETAILS

                          Name: Penny Jensz

                             Date of Birth: 5.10.70

                        Country of Birth: Australia

 

                        Address: 26 The Avenue Parkville 3052

                        Phone: 0409 002821

                        Email: pennyjensz@access.net.au

 

 

                       

 

                        FORMAL TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

2003                 - Graduate Diploma in Visual Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

1991                 - Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

1990                 - Completed first year of an Advanced Certificate in Art and Design at the Gordon Institute of Technology, Geelong

 

 

                        EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

2002 - 2003        - Littlewood and Hart Fine Art Gallery, Queensbridge St. Southbank.                 

1991 - 2002        - Director of ‘Lava Art and Thought’ which was a freelance business supplying the   Advertising, Design and  Publishing Industries with ideas, illustration and model making.

- My Clients included: Toyota, Ansett, Bolle, Visy Industries, Mitre 10, Abercrombie and Kent, ANZ, Note Printing Australia, Herald Sun Weekly Times, Environment Protection Authority, Melbourne Zoo, Anti Cancer Council, Spicers Paper, Diamaru, Chuppa Chup, Mattel, Holden, Ford and the Department of Natural Resources & Environment.

- Advertising Agencies I have produced work for include: Badjar Advertising, The Campaign Palace, Clemenger, Clemenger Harvie Edge, Clemenger Direct, DDB Melbourne Pty Ltd, George Patterson Bates, Grey Advertising, McCann-Erickson Mattingly, and Disegno.

- Book Publishing clients include: Reed Educational Publishing, Rigby, Collins, Collins    Dove, Butterworth Heinemann, Mimosa Publications, and Hyland House.

1996                 - Guest lecturer at Northern Metropolitan College of Tafe to Illustration students.

 

                       

 

                        GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2004                 - New Social Commentaries Acquisitive Prize, Warrnambool Art Gallery

2003                 - VCA Graduate Show

2002                 - Live life drawing exhibition at the Chapel off Chapel Gallery in Prarhan as part of the

                          ‘Rights of Passage‘ charity event hosted by Julian Burnside

                       

           

                       

 

 

                        AWARDS

 

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Portrait category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Phon’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Portrait category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Piper’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Portrait category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Elliot’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Portrait category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Alex’

2004                 - AIPP APP silver award in Commercial category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Phon’

2004                 - AIPP APP silver award in Commercial category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Penny’

2004                 - AIPP APP silver award in Commercial category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Alex ’

1997                 - Silver award, 3 Dimensional Art Directors and Illustrators Awards Show of New York ‘Helmet’

1996                 - Bronze award, 3 Dimensional Art Directors and Illustrators Award Show of New York, ‘Van Gogh Self Portrait’

 

                                               

 

                        RESIDENCIES

 

2001                 - Wesley College., Artist in residence 

 

 

                        COMMISSIONS

 

2002                 -  ‘The Cafe Terrace on the Place Du Forum, Arles, At Night’, 91 x 73cm, oil   paint, paper and timber construction

2002                 -  ‘Weeping Woman’, 60 x 49cm, acrylic paint, paper, board and polystyrene

2001                 -  ‘Road With Men Walking’, 92 x 73cm, oil paint, paper and timber construction

2000                 -  ‘Self Portrait’, 57 x 43.5cm, acrylic paint, paper on board

1999                 -  ‘Vincents Bedroom in Arles’, 73 x 92cm, oil paint, paper and timber construction

1998                 -  ‘Riders on the Beach’, 73 x 92cm, oil paint, paper and timber construction 

1998                 -  ‘The Sower’, 64 x 80.5cm, oil paint, paper and timber construction                          

1998                 -  Major commission by Richard Pratt for Visy Industries which included:

                                    • Two large paper sculptures mounted on plynths, titled: ‘Cocoon’, and ‘Shell’

• Four large organic forms constructed in paper and suspended over a two storey stairwell, title: ‘Lilies’

• Five installation forms with origami detail, - titled: ‘Flora’, ‘Fauna’, ‘Air’, ‘Land’, and ‘Water’

                                    • One sculpture/painting in acrylic, untitled

1997                 -  ‘Vase with Fourteen Sunflowers’, 93 x 73cm, oil paint, paper and timber construction

 

 

                        PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

1995 - 1998        - Committee Member of the Illustrators Association of Australia for 4 years including one year as Vice President and one year organizing and promoting the annual 9 x 5 Exhibition.

- Live ‘Goodmorning Australia’ interview representing The Illustrators Association of Australia. The topic was controversy over political images in the organisation’s annual exhibition.