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David Serisier (b.1958, Orange) attended the University of Sydney completing a Bachelor of Arts in English and Australian Literature in 1979. This was followed by a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) at the City Art Institute, Sydney from 1984-87, and post-graduate studies in painting at the New York Studio School from 1988-92. He received several scholarships including the Milton Avery Scholarship for Painting. In 2013, Serisier was awarded a PhD (Fine Arts) at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts.

Serisier has been committed to an abstract aesthetic for over twenty years. The focus of his painting process has been directed towards the perception of colour and light questioning issues of materiality and immateriality.

Serisier has exhibited extensively with commercial galleries across Australia and in New York including Blue Phase Paintings (1998), Milburn Gallery, Brisbane; Paintings and Prints (2000), Robert Steele Gallery, New York; and The Fluorescent Sun (2012), Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney. Serisier has been the recipient of grants and residencies, including the Australia Council, Visual Arts and Crafts Fund Development Grant – Greene Street New York Residency. His work has been exhibited in and is included in many noteworthy institutions and museum collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

Since the 1980s, Serisier has travelled extensively throughout Australia and to Europe, America, North Africa, and Japan. He now makes annual journeys across the United States to visit the greats of American abstraction, whilst documenting the vast visual landscape of America’s cultural and geographical extremes.

Serisier is a lecturer in painting at the National Art School, Sydney.


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