Ahn Wells CV

Lives and works in Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Art Education
2002-July 2003 Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours (Class 1), University of Newcastle
2000 Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Newcastle
1997-1999 Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts, Newcastle Art School, TAFE, Newcastle

Awards / Prizes/Grants
2004 The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists administered through National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)
2003 University Medal, University of Newcastle
2002 Overall winner, Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize (NEAP), Newcastle Art Space
Judge: Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Art Fairs
2018  SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY with Hunter Prints & Paper (Paper Contemporary)

2019 INTERSTICE Factory 49, Marrickville (Alison Smith & Caelli Jo Brooker)
FUGITIVE, The Bender, The Lock-Up (Alison Smith & Caelli Jo Brooker)
ON HER SHOULDERS, Newcastle Art Space (Alison Smith & Caelli Jo Brooker)
2018 EMBEDDED Gallery 139, Newcastle (Alison Smith & Caelli Jo Brooker)
2017 CONDITIONAL Acrux Art Gallery, Newcastle (Alison Smith & Caelli Jo Brooker)
2017 Visible Light curated by Julia Flanagan, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
2017 BOOK CLUB curated by Meryl Ryan, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
2017 HERE + THERE, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney (Julia Flanagan)
2016 Turning Over ASW gallery, Newcastle (Alison Smith & Caelli Jo Brooker)
2015 subTRACTION ASW gallery, Newcastle (Alison Smith)
2015 Your Collection: The Extended Version curated by Rob Cleworth, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
2014 ON PAPER, Timeless Textiles, Hamilton (solo)
2014 Crossing Boundaries, Chinese New Year Festival exhibition
curated by Catherine Croll, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney
2012 Auraflox, ASW gallery, Newcastle (Peter Speight)
2011 Point of Entry, Front Room Gallery, Newcastle Art School
2010 On the run, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
2009 20:20, Watt Space Gallery curated by Penny Finnigan, Newcastle
2008 Chain, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle (solo)
2007 Here + Beyond curated by Lisa Slade, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle
2006 The Freedman Foundation Awards Exhibition 2006, Danks St,Sydney
2004 Quiet Divide, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland (solo)
2004 The Freedman Foundation Awards Exhibition, 2004 winners announced, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney
2003 Falling, The Lock-Up Art Space formally John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (solo)
2002 Making Ground: Emerging Artists working in the Hunter Region
curated by Izabela Pluta, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Curatorial Projects

2017 CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER (re-contextualised), University of Newcastle Gallery, Newcastle
2016 CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER The Depot Gallery, Sydney
2012 Surface Seeking, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, The University Gallery,
Newcastle University, private collections.