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 in 1974, Hong Kong


Renee So, Kate MacGarry, London, UK, 2016
Conspiracy of Detail, GSA, Glasgow, UK, 2013
Renee So, Kate MacGarry, London, 2012
Renee So, Marc Jancou Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012
Barbuto, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland, New Zealand, 2011
Renee So, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2010
Renee So, Kate MacGarry, London, UK, 2009
Renee So, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Aistralia, 2008
Close Knit II, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia, 2003
Close Knit, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2003
Simple Pleasures, Gallery 4A, Sydney, Australia, 2002
Flock Culture, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia, 2002
Inspirational Contents of Living, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia, 2000
Insects (in collaboration with Nathan Gray), TCB art inc., Melbourne, Australia, 2000


Busts, David Noonan, Renee So, Runa Islam, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, New Zealand,
Curated By Michael Marriott and Jesse Wine, Limoncello, London, UK, 2014
A Conspiracy of Detail, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK, 2013
Dawn Chorus, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK, 2012
Keno Twins 5, Barriera, Turin, Italy, 2011
First Show, Kalimanrawlins, Melbourne, Autralia, 2011
Keno Twins 4, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany, 2010
Newspeak: British Art Now pt.2, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2010
Keno Twins 3, Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne, Germany, 2010
Jean-Luc Blanc: Opera Rock, CAPC, Musee d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France,
Swans Reflecting Elephants (Renee So, Varda Caivano, Rose Wylie), Kate MacGarry, London,
Revolving Doors: an exhibition in memory of Blair Trethowan, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2008
3am Eternal, Alexandre Pollazzon, London, UK, 2008
SV07, Studio Voltaire, London (selected by Polly Staple, Christabel Stewart, Stuart Comer), UK, 2007
Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, NY, U.S.A, 2007
The Small Painting Show, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas, U.S.A, 2006
Satellite, Shanghai (curated by Richard Thomas), China, 2006
Family Resemblance, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia, 2006
The Schanck Show, Cape Schanck, Melbourne, Australia, 2006
Meeting Place, Keeping Place, The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 2006
A Group Show, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2005
A Re-Constructed World, Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne (curated by Jan Duffy), Australia, 2005
A Short Ride in a Fast Machine 1985–2005, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia, 2005
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, 2005
The Infinite Fill Show, (curated by Cory Arcangel), Foxy Productions, NY, U.S.A, 2004
Xin Nian, Response Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2004
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, 2004
Contemporary Collectors Benefit Auction, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia, 2003
The Freedman Foundation Exhibition, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney, Australia, 2003
Calibre Art Project, Calibre, Sydney, Australia, 2003
We Don’t Charge For Looking, Block Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2003
Gertrude Studio Artists, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia, 2002
Departures, BUS, Melbourne, Australia, 2002
Gertrude Studio Artists, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia, 2001
Yarns, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbournem, Australia, 2001
Tougher than Art, First Floor, Melbourne, Australia, 2001
Sample, Kinki Gerlinki / Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia, 2001


1993–1997 BA Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne


Australia Council – London Studio Residency, 2004
The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists,
Craft Victoria Artists’ Grant, 2003
Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces – Studio Residency, Melbourne, 2001
Australia Council Grant – New Work, 2000
Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant, 2000


Williams, Gilda, ‘Renee So’, Art Forum, April 2012, p.221-2,
O’Reilly, Sally, ‘Renee So’, Frieze, Issue 146, April 2012, p.140,
Sherwin, Skye, ‘Artist of the week 175: Renee So’, Guardian, 2 February
Pys, Pavel S., ‘On the World Stage: Renee So’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 55, Jan-March 2011, p.117
Sumpter, Helen, ‘Charles Saatchi unveils a new Britart generation’, Time Out London, November 11-17, p.55
Clare, Claudia, ‘Material Return’, Ceramic Review, Jan/Feb 2010, pp.50-3
Higgie, Jennifer, Nine heads and the difference in eyes, Uplands catalogue
Rainforth, Dylan, ‘Renee So, Uplands Gallery’, The Age, 20 April 2008
Backhouse, Megan, ‘Renee So, Uplands Gallery’, The Age, 19 April 2008
Cotter, Holland, ‘When the Curator Is Also an Artist, Go Ahead, Expect Surprises’, The New York Times, 09 August 2007
Davenport, Rhana, ‘Beauty, Shadow-Play and Silhouettes’, Art and Australia, Summer 2006
Seeto, Aaron, ‘Knitted Masks: Renee So’, Object Magazine #47, August 2005
Besley, Joanne, Echoes of Home, catalogue
Bell, Anonda, Xin Nian, catalogue


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