Peter Nelson


2012 Masters of Fine Art (Research), University of New South Wales Art & Design

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, First-Class Honours and the University Medal for Fine Arts, University of New South Wales Art & Design


2015 Landscape Tractate, MOP Projects, Sydney

Grids and Stones, HanArt TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

2014 The Mountain Without the Words, Gallery 9, Sydney

2013 Extensions of a No-Place (Artist books), Gallery 9, Sydney

Extensions of a No-Place (The Clock Work Man), Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing

Extensions of a No-Place (Wen Zhengming), Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

Extensions of a No-Place (Wen Zhengming & Qui Ying), Taipei Artist Village, Taipei

2012 Extensions of a No-Place (Undoing), Alaska Projects, Sydney

Extensions of a No-Place (the stone buildings), Mosman Regional Art Gallery, Sydney

Extensions of a No-Place, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney

2011 Mountain drawing (the first time I felt at home), Kudos Gallery, Sydney

2010 Works on paper and Sculptures, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney

2009 Paintings and Sculptures, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney


2015 VideoARI, Channels Festival, Screen Space, Melbourne

SYD/DRW, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin

Chongqing/Sydney, GAFFA Gallery, Sydney

2014 Wondermountain, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney

Ingenious Inhabitants, curated by Sophie Kitson, William St Windows, Sydney

Redline, Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing

2013 Low Relief, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

The Art & Australia Collection, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney

New Waves of NPM, National Palace Museum, Tainan

Middle Head: 33°50’S, 151°14’E, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

Othering (realities in landscape), Digital Art Centre, Taipei

A3 A Tois, Instant 42, Taipei

Othering (realities in landscape), RearView ARI, Melbourne

Speculative Spaces, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

2012 The Third Landscape, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney

Cloud Cities, Delmar Gallery, Sydney

Black and White and Colour, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney

2011 Pirate Utopias, Index Space, Sydney

Go Figure, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney

Second Nature, The Paper Mill, Sydney

Kwass Seoul Exhibition, Seoul

2010 PULP – The Paper Mill, Sydney

Form – Hawkesbury Regional Gallery


2014 Artist in residence, CLWS, City of Sydney, Sydney

Redline International Artist Workshop, Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing

Career Fund Grant, Copyright Agency

2013 Artist in residence, Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing

Artist in residence, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei

2012 Ian Potter Cultural Trust Scholarship, Ian Potter Cultural Trust

ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2011 Artist in residence, Serial Space, Sydney

Art & Australia/Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award

Artist in residence, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

2010 Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship, University of New South Wales

2009 Artist in residence, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing


Grids and Stones: Landscapes as Cultural Self-Portrait, Katherine Volk, Art Asia Pacific, February, 2015

Something like a painting, Chitralekha Basu, China Daily, 16th January, 2015

The Waste Land – Peter Nelson, Yin Khvat, Taipei Times, November 2013

Rethinking the Margins, Ohla Romaniuk, Surface Asia Magazine, December 2012:

Extensions of a No-Place, Carrie Miller, the art life, 1 June, 2012:

Peter Nelson: Extensions of a No-Place, Art Almanac, 5 June, 2012:

arts interview – insights, ideas & inspiration for the arts, Darren Hanlon, 2012:

Peter Nelson: Mountain Drawing (the first time I felt at home), David Greenhalgh, Das 500, 2 March 2011:

Architect of the Ethereal, Carrie Miller, Australian Art Collector, Issue 52, April-June 2010:

Peter Nelson: The Architect’s Dream, Emma Jones, Das 500, 3 September 2010:

A time to focus, Chitralekha Basu, China Daily, 19 October 2009: