The contrariety of beauty and ugliness, tenderness and fear, desire and anxiety runs through all of my work, challenging ideas of the body in art, cognitive functionality, notions of the erotic, and systems of control. The Latrobe Valley in Gippsland Australia in which I have spent much of my life, the centre of the brown coal power industry in Victoria, and the strangely menacing aesthetic of this environment provides an apt metaphor for the dissonance occurring within my own body with the progression of my disease (early on-set Parkinson's disease). Within and without, the horror and beauty exist in a symbiotic relationship, intermingled with fear and a deep love and acceptance of the place as an essential part of my identity.
2020 SMALL TOWN FETISH
Latrobe Regional Gallery
25 January to 3 May
Gallery 4 Celebration event: Friday 21 February 6-8pm
2018 'Multivalent' exhibition.
'The Owls of Nebraska'
(Kate Zizys, Pezaloom and Anthony Brandon)
@ The Fish Creek Hotel
30th of June – 30th September 2018.
2018 Portraits by Owls of Nebraska
From the Latrobe Open Studios weekend at arc Yinnar in October 2017.
The project artists Kate Zizys and Pezaloom thank all those who
participated in the portraits which are on display in the SParc.
April 7 - May 5
2017 Summer Sizzler Group Exhibition @ Arc Yinnar 25th Nov to Dec 16th
Exhibiting a collaborative with work Kate Zizys
'Through a Glass Darkly'
2017 'Meditate or Medicate' at Arc Yinnar 12th aug to 9th sep
2016 IMAGE and TEXT at Briagolong Art Gallery, from 27th aug to sep 25th
2016 Dopa-kinesia at Cowwarr Art Space - CAN Inc. 7th Aug - 7th sep
2016 Dopa-kinesia, at the Phyllis Palmer Gallery of La Trobe University in Bendigo from 4 to 27 May.
2015 M-COLLECTION Art Award at Gallerysmith, North Melbourne.
2015 Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat
2015 Dopa-kinesia, The Lost Ones Contemporary Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria
Dopa-kinesia, No Vacancy Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne
2014 Skin Gallery Summer Group Show, Skin Gallery, Carlton
2014 Dank: Spectres of Lignite, Solo Exhibition Raglan Street Gallery, North Melbourne
2014 State Trustees Connected Art Exhibition, Federation Square, Melbourne
2014 Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat
2014 Winter Night Festival, Latrobe Regional Art Gallery, Morwell
2014 Greenworks Press & Friends, Stockyard Gallery, Foster
2013 Summer Group Show, Skin Gallery, Carlton
2013 Domestic Suppliance, Gallery 314, Richmond
2013 A Tree For All, Cowarr Artspace, Cowarr
2013 Domestic Suppliance, Skin Gallery, Carlton
2013 Something For Kate, fundraiser auction, Fish Creek, Art Gallery
Self Portrait (Dopa-kinesia Parkinson's)
Highly Commended 2014 State Trustees Connected Art Exhibition, Federation Square, Melbourne
2015 City of Melbourne Project Grant, Arts Victoria
2014 Federation University Emerging Artist Award, Winner
Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat
2014 VicArts Project Grant, Arts Victoria
2014 Raglan Street Gallery Open Art Prize, Winner, Raglan Street Gallery, North Melbourne
2014 Swan Hill Print & Drawing Award, Finalist, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
2014 Sound Quality January feature artist, ABC Radio National
2008 Pent, Latrobe Regional Art Gallery, TV advertisement soundtrack
2009 Plastiscene, sound for performance Anthea Williams & Mandy Clancey, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Arc Yinnar, Yinnar
Find me on SoundCloud
Pezaloom’s stream on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds
Art Almanac magazine Australia
04/08/2016, A New Ulster Magazine: Issue 47
24.05.13 J. Clarke, “DOMESTIC SUPPLIANCE - PEZALOOM - exhibition review”, Anything But Human
10.05.13 R. Lucas, “The abstract pathologies of Pezaloom WD”, ABC Open What’s Your Story
27.05.13 R. Lucas, “Smouldering Smokestacks of 20th Century Art on the Highway”, ABC Open, What’s Your Story
Living with Parkinsons: Two Self Portraits By Rachael Lucas
Living with Parkinsons: Two Self Portraits
19 Feb 2015 ABC Open "Industrial Noir: The Art of Darkness"
State Library Victoria.
The Minister for the Arts of Victoria collection.
St Patrick’s College, Ballarat.
Latrobe Regional Gallery.
Director, Skin & Cancer Foundation.
T. Pincott Collection.
Private collections throughout Australia.