Biography

Education: 1987 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts

1992 Post Graduate Diploma (Painting), Australian National University
Exhibitions: Solo Exhibitions:
2008 - Blue Sky Project, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2007 - Weathermonger, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2006 - Forecast, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2004 - Catherine Woo, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2002 - Catherine Woo, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2000 - Mistranslation, Mass Gallery, Melbourne
2000 - Catherine Woo, Mass Gallery, Melbourne
1999 - Catherine Woo, Renard Wardell Gallery, Melbourne



Selected Group Exhibitions:
2008 - Handle with Care, Biennial of Australian Art, 2008, Adelaide - Ephemeral Art at the Invisible Lodge, Friendly Beaches Lodge, Tasmania
2007 - Auckland Art Fair, Auckland
2006 - Location, Location, Location, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney - Salon, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart - Register:Tasmanian Artists 2006, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery,Hobart
2005 - Rhapsody 21C – Tasmanian Contemporary Art, Launceston
Altitude, Shepparton Regional Art Gallery
Island Art Prize, Stanley Art Gallery
2004 - Embark/disembark, Immigration Museum, Melbourne
Altitude, Maroondah Regional Art Gallery
Eleventh Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
2003 - Terrain, 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne
- Artists for the Tarkine, Bright Gallery, Melbourne
- Drawing Dust - Altitude, John Batten Gallery, Central, Hong Kong;
Redgate Gallery, Beijing
- Nillumbik Prize 2003, Eltham Community Centre, Eltham
- Lee Garden Exhibition, Central, Hong Kong.
2002 - Spirit, Landscape and Destiny, Central, Hong Kong.
- John Leslie Contemporary Art Award, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
- Tenth Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
- City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
1999 - Skin Culture (touring exhibition), La Salle Gallery, Singapore;
Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney
1998 - Skin Culture (touring exhibition), The George Gallery, Melbourne;
Creation Gallery, Beijing; John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong
- Anthony Pelchen & Catherine Woo, Private Gallery, South Yarra
- Seventh Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1997 - Deacons Graham and James/ Arts 21 Award, University of
Melbourne Art Museum
- Works on Paper, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong
1996 - referencing - work by Luise Fong, Kamari Nahappan, Catherine Woo,
Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
Collections/Commissions: ARTBANK, Australia; 101 Corporation, Melbourne; Nomura International, Hong Kong; Visy Collection, Melbourne; Maroondah Regional Art Gallery; RACV Collection, Melbourne; Private collections Australia, Britain and Asia
Awards/Grants: Awards & Commissions

2000 Mistranslation funded by Arts Vic, International Cultural Exchange Program
Fringe Festival Contemporary Art Prize
2005 Four Seasons Hotel, Kong Kong
1999 Ritz Carlton Hotel, Shanghai; Westin Hotel, Taipei
1998 Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong;
1995 Artworks Seven: 101 Collins Street Acquisitive Prize
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