Curriculum Vitae


I am a mid-career artist who recently moved to Canberra after years of living and working in Melbourne with a brief interlude in London.

My work is concerned with the gaps in seeing and perceiving, and the gaps in art-making itself. My works emerge from process, and it’s the conceptual vigour behind this invisible part of making that drives my practice. I’m interested in the stuff that is in-between, setting up loose parameters within which the works can unfold. My paintings seem to search around themselves for their forms and expression, searching out spaces and associations.



2008  Bachelor of Visual Art (Painting), Monash University

2007  Semester Abroad, Prato, Italy with Australians Studying Abroad and Monash University


Solo exhibitions

2017 Hot Mess Paintings, Daine Singer, Melbourne

2017 Invisible Labour, Tributary Projects, Canberra

2016 Dusty Plain, Paulnache, Gisborne, New Zealand

2015 Chalk and Cheese, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne

2014 Oil on a Spoon, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

2014 Material, edition 5, edited by John Nixon and Danny Lacy

2011 Slide, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

2010 Sample Window, curated by Patrice Sharkey, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

2008 The Beginning of Something New, Count Six Student Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne


Group exhibitions

2019 In the Valley, curated by Danny Lacy, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

2018 At the Edge of Matter, curated by Karena Keys, ANCA, Canberra

2018 Always Slipping Away, curated by Grace Blake, Tributary Projects, Canberra

2018 Winter Blues, Daine Singer, Melbourne

2018 Heavy, Chamber Presents, Melbourne

2017  In Common, collaboration with Kirsten Perry, Guild of Objects, Melbourne

2017 What's Happening Here? Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne

2016 Caves Fundraiser, Caves, Melbourne

2016  The Veranda Archibald, curated by Clementine Edwards and Esther Stewart, Melbourne

2016  Painting Matter, Daine Singer, Melbourne

2016  Caves off site, curated by Storm Gold and Kez Hughes, Switchback Gallery, Gippsland, Melbourne

2016  West Space Annual Fundraiser, West Space, Melbourne

2015  Utopian Slumps, Three Thousand Apartment, Melbourne

2015  West Space Annual Fundraiser, West Space, Melbourne

2015  TBC Fundraiser, TCB Inc., Melbourne

2015  Cave Painting, Caves, Melbourne

2015  Faux Fair, curated by Kim Brockett, c3, Melbourne

2014  Fin, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

2014  A Necessary Evil, curated by Dioni Salas, Kings ARI, Melbourne

2014  Movements, curated by Justin Hinder and Eleanor Butt, c3, Melbourne

2014  West Space Annual Fundraiser, West Space, Melbourne

2014  Pavilion, curated by David Homewood, TCB, Melbourne

2014  Das Boot Fair, curated by Esther Stewart & Oscar Perry, 2014 Next Wave Festival, Melbourne

2013  Method and Gesture, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

2013  Soft Eyes, curated by Pip Wallis, TCB, Melbourne

2013  painting/sculpture/floor work/wall work, Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria

2012  Poetic Forms, Access Gallery, Bundoora Homstead Art Centre, Melbourne

2012  Seventh Super Sell Out Show, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

2012  Platform Fundraising Exhibition, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

2012  Model Home by Madeline Kidd, un Magazine, issue 6.1, edited by Lisa Radford and Liang Luscombe

2011  Merryn then Renee, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

2010  Abstract Now, curated by Danny Lacy, Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria

2010  Falls Creek Artists Camp, curated by David H Thomas, Falls Creek, Victoria

2010  Whole Pieces, curated by Pip Wallis, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

2010  Merryn Lloyd / Renee Cosgrave, The Narrows, Melbourne

2009  Fundraiser, The Narrows, Melbourne

2008  Monash University Graduate Exhibition, Monash University, Melbourne

2008  Using Pink Sporadically, Runt Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne

2008  Is it the beginning or the end? 3rd Year Painting Students Draw, curated by Marriane Coutts, Runt Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne

2007  Repeat (Repeat), curated by Kent Wilson, Runt Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne


Collaborations with Renee Cosgrave

2016  The Hunch, curated by Boe-Lin Bastin, Incinerator Art Gallery, Melbourne

2014 Window Painting 2, Cecelia Fox, Melbourne

2013 Window Painting, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

2008 Print Workshop, curated by Warren Taylor, The Narrows, Melbourne

2008 Kuwaii pop-up, Penthouse Mouse, Melbourne Fashion Week, Melbourne

2007 The Narrows Window, the Narrows, Melbourne

2007 Guadare Impare (To look, to learn), Monash University, Prato, Italy

2007  Open Day at Monash University, with Dom Sowersby and Sam Martin, Monash University, Melbourne

2007 Good Ambiguity vs. Bad Ambiguity, Runt Space, Monash University, Melbourne


Curated projects

2016 Art Exhibition/House Warming, Narrabundah, Canberra

2014 Nine Painting Presentation, part 5 of Incidents Above a Bar, the Alderman, Melbourne



Tai Snaith, Art Attack, RRR 102.7FM, 30 June 2016

Boe-Lin Bastin, ‘The Hunch’ (catalogue essay), August 2016

‘Melbourne painters Gisborne bound…’, The Gisborne Herald, Thursday Jan 7, 2016, p. 20

Dan Rule, ‘Forecast: Merryn Lloyd’, Vault Magazine, Issue 10, July 2015

Steven Rendall & Lisa Young, ‘Groupgrope: improvisation?’ (catalogue essay), 2015

Dan Rule, ‘Merryn Lloyd: Chalk and Cheese’, In the galleries, The Age, January 30, 2015

Dan Rule, 'Method and Gesture', Your weekend: In the galleries, November 30, 2013

Kent Wilson, 'Renee Cosgrave and Merryn Lloyd, Aug 2013', The SubMachine, August 23, 2013 

'Painting the campus red (and pink, green, blue, yellow…)', Monash University News, July 22, 2013 

Kent Wilson, 'Exhibition Essay, painting / sculpture / wall work / floor work’, May 8, 2013

Dan Rule, 'Poetic Forms', Your weekend: In the galleries, January 19, 2013

Kent Wilson, 'Poetic Forms, Jan 2013', The SubMachine, January 14, 2013

Artists' pages, un Magazine, issue 6.1, edited by Lisa Radford and Liang Luscombe, 2012

Pip Wallis, 'Whole Pieces' (catalogue essay), May 2010

Caroline Clements, 'Narrow Intersection', The Blackmail, March 2010

Dan Rule, 'Renee Cosgrave & Merryn Lloyd at The Narrows', Around the galleries, The Age, A2, February 13, 2010



Private collections in Australia and New Zealand