Libby Edwards Galleries & Art Consultancy

Damien Baumgartner

Damien Baumgartner investigates the haunting quality of an empty highway as the inspiration for his work. Focusing on the overlooked and the mundane, Baumgartner's roadsides, replete with debris, force a new reading of our urban position.

BRETT WHITELEY TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP FINALIST 2005
GLOVER PRIZE FINALIST 2014


The artist completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University of Tasmania examining the visual and psychological implications of roads and highways in northern Tasmania. In particular, navigation and mapping via road kill or bird's eye views; exploring ways of representation of country highways from the viewer's perspective, simply by stepping out of the vehicle.

 

Upcoming exhibition: 2014 at Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne


Education
2001 Diploma of Graphic Design at Tafe Tasmania
1997-2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of Tasmania with First Class Honours
1994-1996 Associate Diploma of Graphic Design at Tafe Tasmania

Group Exhibitions

2012 Contempo, Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne

2012 Mad Men, Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne
2011 Contempo, Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne
2008 Group Show, Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne
2007 Group Show, Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne
2006 National Works on Paper Exhibition - Mornington Peninsula Gallery
2006 ‘Road River Zone Aftermaths’ CAST 3 into1 solo exhibition
2005 ‘Roadside Reality’ Solo Exhibition, University of Tas.
2005 Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship finalist Exhibition
2004 ‘The John Glover Art Prize’ finalist Exhibition, Evandale
2003 ‘Comgraph Digital Art Awards’ Merit Award
2002 Mandorla Art Prize ‘Images of Christ’ Final selection exhibition
2001 ‘Monumental in the Minute’ Solo exhibition at Cucina Simpatica,
2000 ‘2d or not2d’ Honours exhibition at the University of Tasmania
1999 Surge Studio Opening Exhibition, Launceston
1999 ‘Progressions’ Photography Collective Project