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W. Shawn Gray

W. SHAWN GRAY: CURRICULUM VITAE.

1973-1976
Diploma in Art, (Major Sculpture) National Art School, East Sydney Tech then Alexander Mackie CAE.

1974-1977
Exhibited paintings and sculptures at; St. Georges Gallery, 'Upstairs Gallery' at the Sydney City Festival. 'Spiders' Received a:- Highly Commended, at the First National Youth Film Festival, N.S.W. 10-15 Jan. 1977.
Won:- 3rd prize in the Computer Graphic Art Competition of New Zealand Computer Conference, Auckland1977

1977-1978
“Symbolist Daydream” with grant from Creative Development Branch the Australian Film Commission. 1977 Assistant Animator at Hanna-Barbera. 1978 Exhibited bronzes at Settlers Gallery, Paddington. December


1978 Designed 'Tank 115' Mural project at the Total Oil Refinery, Matraville.

1978 ~ 1981
Freelance illustrating & prop-making jobs.


1979 Biennial N.S.W. Art Gallery exhibited 'Symbolist Daydream' & 'Spiders' . as films by the Sydney Experimental Film Group, while also as videotapes as part of a collection of Australian Video Art. Videotapes of 'Symbolist Daydream' & 'Spiders' then included in collection organized by Stephen Jones & Bernice Murphy on behave of the (Australian Gallery Directors Council). The collection was exhibited as follows :
• "Video Tapes from Australia in North America" exhibited "Kitchen Center for Video and Music", New York Nov.1979 "Los Angles Institute of Contemporary Art", 15 Dec 1979.- 18 of Jan1980 "Video Inn", Vancouver, Canada, March 1980 • Project 30 Some recent Australian Videotapes May-June1980 Art Gallery of NSW.
• Videotapes dall'Australia, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy; July 1980

1980, 1981, 1982
Tour of regional galleries beginning at Ewing Gallery, University of Melbourne
to NSW Art Gallery. 1980 Co-developed "The Light Begins" Sci-Fi film concept.
1981 Entered the 'Australian Bureau of Statistics' doing Analysis / Programming, User Support and Training.

1984 Bachelor of Arts Conversion, Sydney College of Advanced Education.

1984-1989
Visiting lecturer at NSWIT / UTS, on 'Aesthetics for Computer Graphics'. 1989 Part-Time lecturer 'Advanced Basic' Penrith TAFE.

1989-1995
Bronzes / metal sculpture on consignment and sales from Artarmon Gallery, Artarmon.
1989 to 24 June 1999. 'Roads and Traffic Authority, of NSW' as the 'Expert System Officer' then Business Systems Analyst. September 1995 ‘Tower of Babel’ exhibited Sculpture Societies Exhibition “Latest Works” at NSW State Parliament House.

1995-1996
From 6 December 1995 to 4 January 1996“To Hunt Data in Arcadia” Solo exhibition at the Urban Exile Gallery, Newtown, and on WWW. January1996 ‘Tower of Babel’ in “The Temple of the Third Millenium” show Urban Exile Gallery, Newtown & WWW.

1999
From 13 May 1999 Established family company AuzGnosis Pty. Ltd. ACN 087569391 for the business of: “Consultation, conceptionalization, and realization of programs, structures, images and systems”

2000
In February 2000 ‘Quality and Cyberspace’ article in "The Quality Magazine" February 2000 Vol.9 Num.1, (of Australian Quality Council & Quality Society of Australasia). Also available at http://www.auzgnosis.com/qal_arcl.htm 10-08-2000 ~28-03-2002 Invited, then participated as part of a 26 international artist judging panel for the online University Gallery. uniservity.net being an UK wide semi-government website for students of all British Universities.

2000 – 2001
From February 2000 to approximately July 2001 “Dusk among the Rusty Megaliths” - winning submission in the Universal Media World Altering Contest in conjunction with SigGraph2001. Postcards for Global Greens April 2001. 2 November 2001 “The ANZAC's Unease” at/in “Intersculpt 2001: Sculpture for a Virtual World” The College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at The University of Cincinnati. “Aesthetics of Computer Graphics” essays published by “Pixxelpoint2001” (November) International Computer Art Festival, City Gallery of Nova Gorica, Slovenia at the show and on website at: http://www.pixxelpoint.org/2001/article-01.html {http://www.auzgnosis.com/art/essay00.htm}

2003
In April “Absolute Kinegraphic Notation System 2.0 (AKNS)” completed and published on the web at http://www.auzgnosis.com/akns/akns.htm (Started 1983-1985) “The AKNS is to the understanding of movement and space, what the invention of the musical score was for the notation of the harmony and rhythm of sound.”

2008 ~ 2017 Researching "Future carbon neutral options for Australian locomotives." on line at http://www.auzgnosis.com/pgs/auzloco.htm Nov 2013. Followed by "Cryogenic Vapour Locomotive. Patent Simulacrum" conceptual art-work (completed 15-03-2017) on line at http://www.auzgnosis.com/pgs/cvl=prnts.htm

8-27 June 2018 The 15th Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize 2018 Finalists’ Exhibition.