Adam Cullen

Adam Cullen

Artist’s Statement

"Endurance is more important than truth"

The artist was passionate about drawing from a very young age, and as a teenager drew cartoons for a local newspaper. He first gained recognition in the art world when he chained a decomposing pig’s head to his ankle for two weeks. Cullen was associated with the G Read More...

Biography

1965
Born, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1986
Bachelor of Fine Arts, City Art Institute, Sydney, NSW
1987
Graduate Diploma of Professional Art Studies, City Art Institute, Sydney, NSW
1999
Master of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2000
Winner, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Read More...

Influences
Awards

2011
Minor Exaltation, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide (solo)
2011
Yesterday is still here today, Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney (solo)
2009
A Death Like No Other, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide (solo)
2009
They You Trust, Them You Don’t, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne (solo)
2008
Let’s Get Read More...

Exhibitions

Selected exhibitions: Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales (1993); Fluxibelstructures, Kunsthaus Oerlikon, Zurich, Switzerland (1995); Preambles, Australian Perspecta, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (1999); Art in the World, Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France (2000); Video-Salon, Week of Ar Read More...

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  • Adam Cullen

    Furious

    30 × 21 cm

    Synthetic polymer paint (spray) and bullet holes on paper

  • Adam Cullen

    Spade

    30 × 21 cm

    Synthetic polymer paint (spray) and bullet holes on paper

  • Adam Cullen

    Dick (Dick Watkins)

    41.5 × 58.5 cm

    acrylic on board

  • Adam Cullen

    Ned Kelly Holding up a Kangaroo

    56 × 83 cm

    Gouache on paper

  • Adam Cullen

    Toilet Training, 2003

    183 × 211 cm

    acrylic on canvas

  • Adam Cullen

    Wild Animal

    152 × 122 cm

    acrylic on canvas

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  • Adam Cullen

    Red Cross

    183 × 152 cm

    acrylic on canvas

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  • Adam Cullen

    Cocktail Girl and Blind Date

    183 × 183 cm

    acrylic on canvas

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  • Adam Cullen

    Why We Live in Groups

    183 × 183 cm

    acrylic on canvas

  • Adam Cullen

    Growler Quartet

    112 × 102 cm

    archival pigment print on paper

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    Adam Cullen

    I Wish I Was Benny Hill (Trouble & Squalor)

    183.5 × 152.5 cm

    Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

  • Adam Cullen

    Growler IV (In Green)

    112 × 102 cm

    archival pigment print on paper

  • Adam Cullen

    Growler III (In Pink)

    112 × 102 cm

    archival pigment print on paper

  • Adam Cullen

    Growler II (In Blue)

    112 × 102 cm

    archival pigment print on paper

  • Adam Cullen

    Growler I (In Orange)

    112 × 102 cm

    archival pigment print on paper

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  • Adam Cullen

    Winnie the Poo

    80 × 80 cm

    acrylic on canvas