Renee Cosgrave
Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Born Aotearoa/New Zealand of Irish, Māori and Scottish descent, currently lives and works in Narrm/Melbourne, Australia on Wurundjeri Country.

2020 Hetet School of Māori Art | Module 1 (completing)
 Honours degree of Bachelor of Fine Art, Monash University
2006 - 2008 Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), Monash University

Solo exhibitions
Mood, Sister Gallery, Adelaide
Preview, Studio 3, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
Flow, Station, Melbourne
painting, TCB, Melbourne 
Canvas - Board Paintings
, flake, Melbourne
Four Paintings, Plinth Projects, Edinburgh Gardens, Melbourne
Filling the wall, MADA Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne
Next Wave Festival, Project Room, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
Wall Drawing #1, Shepparton Art Gallery Commission, Shepparton, Victoria
Triangle Project, Monash Student Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne

Two-person exhibitions
Ahi Mahana, Sutton Projects, Melbourne
Merryn Then Renee, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
Renee Cosgrave / Merryn Lloyd, The Narrows, Melbourne

Group exhibitions
WestFarbe, CoCA, Ōtautahi (Christchurch), Aotearoa (New Zealand) 
Paint vs. Colour,
Five Walls, Melbourne
, Two Rooms, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), Aotearoa (New Zealand) 
Rain Dance ~ a live performance and art exhibition fundraiser for the bushfires, Grey Gardens, Melbourne
Drawing Folio 3: Abstraction, BlockProjects, Melbourne
Friends and Family, 
Daine Singer, Melbourne
False Feeling, curated by Olivia Koh, Fern Tree Community Centre, presented by Constance ARI, Nipaluna/Hobart Tasmania
Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize,
Bayside Gallery, Melbourne
5th/6th Final Artist Facilitated Biennale
(Dec 2018- Dec 2020), Private apartment of Virginia Overell & Christopher L G Hill, Russell Street, Melbourne
5th/6th Final Artist Facilitated Biennale (Dec 2018- Dec 2020), Private apartment of Virginia Overell & Christopher L G Hill, Russell Street, Melbourne 
Paperwork? Collage and its expanded field
, curated by Emma Nixon, Second Space Projects, Melbourne
Closing Show, Brunswick Sculpture Centre, Melbourne
Winter Blues, curated by Laura Couttie, Daine Singer, Melbourne
Two Rooms, Auckland Art Fair, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), Aotearoa (New Zealand) 
Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize (RKMAP), invitation by Rose Nolan, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
Under Control, Two Rooms, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), Aotearoa (New Zealand) 
Coney Island, curated by Jane O'Neill, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
Project 17: Radical Immanence, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
Painting in Italics, curated by Ace Wagstaff, Nth Ari, Melbourne
Marlee Place, organised by Merryn Lloyd, Canberra, ACT
 Hunch, curated by Boe-Lin Bastian, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne
West Space Annual Fundraiser 2016, 
Westspace, Melbourne
Cutting Mirrors, organised by Negative Press, C3, Melbourne 
TCB Fundraiser, TCB, Melbourne 
The Three Thousand Apartment, curated by Melissa Loughan, Fitzroy, Melbourne 
West Space Annual Fundraiser 2015, Westspace, Melbourne
Groupgrope, Incidents Above a Bar (Part 8), 
The Alderman, Melbourne
Do Sumn', 
organised by Christopher LG Hill, TCB, Melbourne
Necessary Evil, Kings ARI, Melbourne
Re-Raising Consciousness,
 curated by Faye d'Evie, Harriet Morgan & Katherine Hattam, TCB, Melbourne
I always read by listening to the text,
 curated by Martina Copley, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
Group Show,
curated by Fiona Morgan & Mia Kenway, Kings ARI, Melbourne
curated by David Egan & George Egerton-Warburton, Collingwood, Melbourne
Das Boot Fair
, curated by Esther Stewart & Oscar Perry, 2014 Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
Sublet, curated by Matthew Linde and Brennan Olver, Napier Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Drawing Now, included in Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
West Space 20th Anniversary Annual Fundraiser 2013 , West Space, Melbourne
painting / scuplture / floor work / wall work, Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria
SWP Windows, curated by Louise Klerks, South Wharf, Melbourne
Gestures of Trust, House of Bricks, by Project QUAD, Melbourne
Seventh Super Sell Out Show, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
Platform 2012 Fundraising Exhibition, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
Poetic Forms, curated by Renee Cosgrave, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne
New Babylon, curated by Jessica O'Brien & Pip Wallis, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
Rhythm and Pulse, curated by Kent Wilson, Stockroom, Kyneton
Drawing Folio 2: Ruler Pencil + Time, curated by John Nixon & Justin Andrews, Block Projects, Melbourne
Trocadero Art Auction
, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne
sushichampagnepaintingsculpture, Hardware Lane, Melbourne
Lets have an exhibition at my house, organised by Renee Cosgrave, Mehringdamm 25, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
House me within a geometric quality, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
Justin Andrews, Renee Cosgrave, John Nixon
, SNO Gallery, Sydney
Whole Pieces, curated by Pip Wallis, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
Falls Creek Artist Camp, curated by David H Thomas, Falls Creek, Victoria
Monash Graduand Exhibition, Monash University, Melbourne
(RE)MARK, Eildon Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Melbourne
F-O-R-M-A-T, curated by Alanna Lorenzon, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide
Fundraiser, The Narrows, Melbourne
Monash Graduate Exhibition, Monash University, Melbourne
The Craft Exchange Salon, presented by Safari Team, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne
Using Pink Sporadically, Runt Space, Monash University, Melbourne
Is it the beginning or the end? curated by Maryanne Coutts, 3rd Year Painting Students Draw, Monash University, Melbourne
AO, The Narrows at Peloton, Sydney

Winter Blues, curated by Laura Couttie, Daine Singer, Melbourne
The Hunch, curated by Boe-Lin Bastian, Incinerator Gallery, with Merryn Lloyd
Window Painting No.2, Brunswick Lake, Melbourne, with Merryn Lloyd
Window Painting, Monash University Museum of Art, with Merryn Lloyd
Print Workshop, The Narrows, Melbourne, with Merryn Lloyd
Kuwaii Install, curated by Kate Hannaford, Penthouse Mouse for Melbourne Fashion Week, with Merryn Lloyd
The Narrows Window, The Narrows, Melbourne, with Merryn Lloyd
Guadare Impare (To look, to learn), Monash University Prato Centre, Italy, with Merryn Lloyd
Open Day at Monash University, Melbourne with Merryn Lloyd, Sam Martin and Dom Sowersby
Bad Ambiguity vs. Good Ambiguity, Runt Space, Monash University, Melbourne with Merryn Lloyd

Curated projects
We, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne
Julian Aubrey Smith, Beth Caird, Georgina Criddle, Saskia Doherty, Briony Galligan, Jethro Harcourt, Rosie Isaac, Warren O’Brien & Lucreccia Quintanilla.
Two of a Kind, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne
Peta Clancy, Paul Compton, Georgina Cue, Frances Gallagher, Gwen Garoni, Jennifer Goodman, Mathew Gove, Phil Harris, Katherine Hattam, Hilary Jackman, Michael Kelly, Ju Yuen Merran Chew, Will Murray, Adam Nudelman, Polixeni Papapetrou, Suzana Poljak, John Sheehan, Vipoo Srivilasa, Ray Thomas, Natalie Thomas, Peter Waples-Crowe & Sharon West.
Nine Painting Presentation, curated with Merryn Lloyd for Incidents Above A Bar, Alderman, Melbourne
Stella Corkery, Helen Johnson, Jensen Tjhung, Michelle Ussher, Jake Walker & Meagan Wyke
painting / scuplture / wall work / floor work, Stockroom, Kyneton 
Caleb Shea, Esther Stewart, Fiona Morgan, Johanna Nordin, Merryn Lloyd, Nick Ryrie & Renee Cosgrave
Poetic Forms, Access Gallery, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne
Merryn Llloyd, Meagan Wyke, Renee Cosgrave, Sally Wemyss, Stephanie Stott & Tom Reddington
Lets have an exhibition at my house, Mehringdamm 25, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Carly Fischer, Devon Atkins, Kent Wilson, Lucy James & Renee Cosgrave
Using Pink Sporadically, Runt Space, Monash University, Melbourne
Merryn Lloyd, Renee Cosgrave, Sally Wemyss & Stephanie Stott

2018 Emma Nixon, 'Paperwork? Collage and its expanded field', Second Space Projects (Catalogue Essay), October 2018
2018 Mary-Louise Browne, ‘Under Control’, Two Rooms (Catalogue Essay), February 2018
2017 Jane O’Neil, ‘Coney Island’, Counihan Gallery (Catalogue Essay), August 2017
2017 David Wlazlo, ‘ Project 17: Radical Immanence’, Memo Review,, 2017
2016 Boe-lin Bastian, ‘The Hunch’, Incinerator Gallery (Catalogue Essay), August 2016
2015 Adelle Mills, 'Poem for Renee Cosgrave (Many Layers)', 2015
2014 Bryan Spier, ‘Renee Cosgrave: painting’, The Narrows, 2014
2013 Patrice Sharkey, Renee Cosgrave, Plinth Projects (Catalogue Essay),, 2013
2013 Kent Wilson, ‘painting / sculpture / wall work / floor work’, (Catalogue Essay), May 2013
2013 Amy Rudder, SWP Projects’ essay, 2013
2012 Jessica O’Brien and Pip Wallis, New Babylon’, (Exhibition Catalogue) May 2012
2012 Kent Wilson, ‘Poetic Forms,’, 2012
2012 Shepparton Art Museum 2012 Annual Exhibition Program, ‘the drawing wall.’ 2012, p12-13
2010 Pip Wallis, ‘Whole Pieces’, (Catalogue Essay), May 2010
2010 Shepparton News, ‘New work installed’ Friday 16 April, 2010, p27
2010 The Advisor. Australian No. 1.989, ‘No picture hook required’ Wednesday 14 April 2010 p 4
2010 Caroline Clements, ‘ Narrow Intersection’, The Blackmail, March 2010
2010 Dan Rule, ‘Around the galleries – February 2010’, The Age, A2, 13 February, 2010
2009 Issue 1, ‘Renee Cosgrave,’ Meta, 2009

Prizes / Awards 
2019 Finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Bayside Gallery, Melbourne 
2018 Finalist in the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize (RKMAP), invitation by Rose Nolan, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
2009 St Kilda Artist Supplies Award
2008 Recipient of Alliance Francaise Prize for Monash University Graduates

Grants / Commissions
2020 National Assistance Program for the Arts, The Myer Foundation
2019 MECCA M-Power NGV Arts Mentoring Grant
2014 Private Wall Mural Commission, North Fitzroy Residence
2012 City of Melbourne Public Art Commission
2007 Monash Abroad Travel Grant

Lectures and Guest Presentations
2017 Guest Speaker to Diploma of Visual Art students, CAE (Box Hill Institute of TAFE), Melbourne
2013 Renee Cosgrave & Merryn Lloyd, Volume Control, MADA Lecture Series, Monash University, Melbourne

2017 Self-initiated Art and Culture Residency in Taupō/Turangi, Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Artbank, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia and private collections in Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand)