Selected Works

Renee So, Vessel Man , Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 2016
Renee So, Bellarmine XII , 2016
Renee So, Bellarmine XII, 2016, stoneware
Renee So, Bellarmine XI, 2016, stoneware
Renee So, intallation view, Kate MacGarry, 2012
Renee So, Drunken Bellarmine, 2012, wool, acrylic, oak tray frame, 174 x 124 x 6 cm
Renee So, Bellarmine X, 2012, glazed ceramic, birch plywood, 47 x 50 x 50 cm
Renee So, Wine Leg, 2013, ceramic, 53 x 29 x 51 cm
Renee So, Jug, 2012, wool, oak tray frame, 185 x 125 x 10 cm framed
Renee So, Rafiq, 2009, glazed ceramic on wooden plinth, 42 x 36 x 27 cm
Renee So, Harriet, 2009, glazed ceramic, 30 x 28 x 21.5 cm
Renee So, Bellarmine VIII, 2012, ceramic, 50 x 42.50 x 18 cm
Renee So, Laszlo, 2009, wool, tray frame, 123.5 x 123.5 cm framed
Renee So, Promenading, 2010, wool, tray frame, 185 x 120 cm unframed
Renee So, Barbuto, at Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland
Renee So, Ezra, 2009, glazed ceramic & wooden plinth, 35.5 x 19 x 24 cm
Renee So, The Pipe, 2012, wool, acrylic, oak tray frame, 184 x 123.5 x 6 cm



Born 1974 in Hong Kong, lives and works in London
2017 In Search of Miss Ruthless, ParaSite, Hong Kong
2016 Renee So, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2013 Conspiracy of Detail, GSA, Glasgow, UK
2012 Renee So, Kate MacGarry, London
Renee So, Marc Jancou Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 Barbuto, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland, New Zealand
2010 Renee So, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2009 Renee So, Kate MacGarry, London, UK,
2008 Renee So, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Aistralia
2003 Close Knit II, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
Close Knit, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2002 Simple Pleasures, Gallery 4A, Sydney, Australia
Flock Culture, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
2000 Inspirational Contents of Living, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
Insects (in collaboration with Nathan Gray), TCB art inc., Melbourne, Australia
2017-18 Fifteen, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
Iconoclasts: Art Out of The Mainstream, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2015 Busts, David Noonan, Renee So, Runa Islam, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, New Zealand,
2014 Curated By Michael Marriott and Jesse Wine, Limoncello, London, UK
2013 A Conspiracy of Detail, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2012 Dawn Chorus, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
2011 Keno Twins 5, Barriera, Turin, Italy
First Show, Kalimanrawlins, Melbourne, Autralia
2010 Keno Twins 4, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany
Newspeak: British Art Now pt.2, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Keno Twins 3, Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne, Germany
2009 Jean-Luc Blanc: Opera Rock, CAPC, Musee d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Swans Reflecting Elephants (Renee So, Varda Caivano, Rose Wylie), Kate MacGarry, London
2008 Revolving Doors: an exhibition in memory of Blair Trethowan, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
3am Eternal, Alexandre Pollazzon, London, UK
2007 SV07, Studio Voltaire, London (selected by Polly Staple, Christabel Stewart, Stuart Comer), UK
Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, NY, U.S.A
2006 The Small Painting Show, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas, U.S.A
Satellite, Shanghai (curated by Richard Thomas), China
Family Resemblance, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
The Schanck Show, Cape Schanck, Melbourne, Australia
Meeting Place, Keeping Place, The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia
2005 A Group Show, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney, Australia
A Re-Constructed World, Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne (curated by Jan Duffy), Australia
A Short Ride in a Fast Machine 1985–2005, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
Echoes of Home, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, Cairns Regional Gallery, QLD; Orange Regional Gallery, NSW; Fremantle Arts Centre, WA; Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, WA; Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Art, NSW; Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW; RMIT Gallery, VIC (curated by Christine Clarke), UK
2004 The Infinite Fill Show, (curated by Cory Arcangel), Foxy Productions, NY, U.S.A
Xin Nian, Response Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Asian Traffic, Gallery 4A, Sydney (official Biennale of Sydney event), Esplanade, Singapore; Today Art Museum, Beijing; Duolun Art Museum, Shanghai; OCTA Contemporary Art Museum, Shenzhen; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2003 Contemporary Collectors Benefit Auction, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
The Freedman Foundation Exhibition, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney, Australia
Calibre Art Project, Calibre, Sydney, Australia
We Don’t Charge For Looking, Block Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2002 Gertrude Studio Artists, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
Departures, BUS, Melbourne, Australia
2001 Gertrude Studio Artists, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
Yarns, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbournem, Australia
Tougher than Art, First Floor, Melbourne, Australia
Sample, Kinki Gerlinki / Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
1993-97  BA Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
2004 Australia Council – London Studio Residency
The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists
2003 Craft Victoria Artists’ Grant
2001 Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces – Studio Residency, Melbourne
2000 Australia Council Grant – New Work
Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant
2012 Williams, Gilda, ‘Renee So’, Art Forum, April, p.221-2,
O’Reilly, Sally, ‘Renee So’, Frieze, Issue 146, April, p.140,
Sherwin, Skye, ‘Artist of the week 175: Renee So’, Guardian, 2 February
2011 Pys, Pavel S., ‘On the World Stage: Renee So’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 55, Jan-March, p.117
Sumpter, Helen, ‘Charles Saatchi unveils a new Britart generation’, Time Out London, November 11-17, p.55
2010 Clare, Claudia, ‘Material Return’, Ceramic Review, Jan/Feb, pp.50-3
Higgie, Jennifer, Nine heads and the difference in eyes, Uplands catalogue
2008 Rainforth, Dylan, ‘Renee So, Uplands Gallery’, The Age, 20 April
Backhouse, Megan, ‘Renee So, Uplands Gallery’, The Age, 19 April
2007 Cotter, Holland, ‘When the Curator Is Also an Artist, Go Ahead, Expect Surprises’, The New York Times, 09 August
2006 Davenport, Rhana, ‘Beauty, Shadow-Play and Silhouettes’, Art and Australia, Summer
2005 Seeto, Aaron, ‘Knitted Masks: Renee So’, Object Magazine #47, August
Besley, Joanne, Echoes of Home, catalogue
Bell, Anonda, Xin Nian, catalogue


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