Joel Gailer

Untitled, 2013-2016 mixed media copy

NJoel Gailer

Artist’s statement:
I draw comparisons between the words ‘print’, ‘text’ and ‘copy’, finding similitudes in language. ‘Print’, ‘text’ and ‘copy’ are words and themes that relate directly to my art practice. By utilising ideas from studio experimentations, I have discovered precise meaning in language and related it to a proliferation of ideas. This work locates written text as a method of reproduction.

Joel Gailer was a recipient of the inaugral ‘Nicholas Projects Prize’ as apart of the 2016 Not Fair art fair.

Joel Gailer is an artist based in Melbourne, whose work explores print informed concepts such as the copy and the reproduction. He roams frommedium to medium, using print, painting, sculpture, video and performance. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is included in collections such as the National Gallery of Victoria, University of Southern Queensland, National Art School, Curtin University, RMIT University, Burnie Regional Gallery, City of Fremantle and private collections. He was the recipient of the Fremantle Print Award in 2008 and has been awarded artist residencies at Art Haus in the National Art Gallery Solomon Islands, Megalo Print Studio Canberra and the Art Academy of China. He has a PhD from RMIT University and runs a Brunswick based studio, Cozens Street, and co-founded collaborative performance art project Performprint. He is currently senior lecturer in visual arts at Deakin University Institute of Koorie education, lecturer in Printmaking at RMIT, assistant curator at Sagra Gallery, co-director of start up A.I.Rspace, father to three beautiful children and practicing artist.

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