Piers Greville is a Melbourne based artist working predominantly with painting.
After spending 2009-2012 in Berlin exploring the field of European painting, Greville returned to Australia and commenced full time practice around 2016.
In 2018 he completed Masters of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, supervised by Prof. Jon Cattapan, completing with first-class Honours. He won the DMG Award and David Richards Drawing Award on completion of his Masters degree at VCA.
He went on to Win the John Glover Award for landscape painting in 2019. He held his first major solo exhibition at Dominik Mersch Gallery in 2020.
Piers’ work examines the human relationship to our environment, and how this is thought of through painting. This stems from a deeply personal enquiry of his urban existence and dwindling ecologies. While the work aims to interrogate more than instruct, the personal and political stance of the artist are always in play.
2019 Glover Prize Winner Pedder Prime Cuts, 2019, oil and concrete pigmented acrylic on board, diptych total 180cm x 120cm.
February 2020 - Shortlised Athenaeum Club Visual Arts Research Award.
February 2020 - Shortlised 2020 Glover Prize for Tasmanian landscape painting.
March 2019 - Winner of the 2019 Glover Prize for Tasmanian landscape painting,
December 2018 - At the conculsion the Masters course at VCA in 2018 Piers Greville was awarded both the Dominik Mersch Gallery Award, manifesting in a solo exhibition in February 2019 at Dominik Mersch Gallery.
December 2018 - Also awarded to Piers at VCA was the David Richards Drawing Award, from the Ursula Hoff Foundation.
LinksDominik Mersch Gallery artist page
Artsy profile (VCA - Universtiy of Melbourne)
VCA Access profile
May - Tipping Point
Dominik Mersch Gallery
April - Isolation
Solo show Sandbox Studios. Melbourne.
October - Mountains Become Islands
Group Exhibition with John Beard, Peta Clancy, Julia Davis, Fayen d’Evie and Bryan Phillips, Liam Garstang, Piers Greville, Julia Davis and Lisa Jones, Janet Laurence, Nike Savvas and Katie West. Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney.
March - Glover Prize Exhibition
Falls Park Pavillion, Evandale, Tasmania.
February - Siren Song Creek
Project space exhibition at Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney. Courtesy of The DMG Award
2018August - Beyond Boundaries II
VCA Stables, Melbourne
July - Fabricated Country
show at Kings Artist Run, Melbourne
May - Beyond Boundaries
Group show at Piki Mai: Up Here ^^ / Auckland Art Fair
March - Universal Personal
Group Exhibition with Allison Kennedy, Brigit Ryan, Freya Pitt, John Gosper, Luke Adams, Nathan Stolz, Piers Greville, Sue Beyer. VCA Artspace, Melbourne
May-June - Singularity
Solo show at c3 Contemporary Artspace. Melbourne.
November - Sleepwalking Into a Wall
Solo show at The Chamber, Melbourne
April - Secret 7”
Amnesty International fundraising group show.
Sonos Studios, Shoreditch London
2011November - Sublime Artifice
Solo show at Blindside Gallery, Melbourne
August - Vertical Littoris
Group exhibition with: Bridget Mac, Seamus Heidenreich. UberFlug & Engels Kunst, Berlin
August - Druck Berlin
group exhibition, as Snip Green curated by Dolly Demoratti. Stattbad, Berlin
2010October - A Perfect Day To Chase Tornadoes (White)
Group show Curated by Superkaleidoscope, with: André Bowen, Tim Bruniges, Harriet Clare, Lottie Consalvo, James Drinkwater, Kim Fasher, Denise Ferrante, Michaela Gleave, Christopher Horder, Zoe Keogh, Jordana Maisie, Sarah Mosca And Melissa Ramos. Kunstquartier Bethanien Studio. Berlin
August - Dixieland After Dark: Breed & Educate
Collaborative performance. With video and installation with Nana Dix, Tobias Yves Zintel, Joe Masi, Protein. At Porto Giesing, Munich
May - Grand Stand (Off)
Collaboration with Jordana Maisie ‘Grand-Stand’ public action. MCG Melbourne
Group show. The Cricketers Arms Hotel, Sydney
April - Precipitate
Solo show curated by Luckywolf. The Rats Nest, Sydney
2009March - Histories Collapse
Solo show. China Heights Gallery, Sydney
Curator / Director:2018 Co-curator, Universal Personal. VCA Artspace, Melbourne
2003-2005 Mambo Artist, Art director. Mambo Graphics, Sydney
2002 Deskjob Co-curator. Mori Gallery, Sydney
2001 Artcastle Co-curator. Dover Heights, Sydney
1999 Bomb Tibet Co-curator. Herringbone Gallery, Sydney
1997-1998 Padma Menon Dance Theatre. Artistic director and board member.