Born in Canberra. Lives and works in Sydney.
Represented by Jan Murphy gallery, Brisbane .
Celia Gullett's latest work reflects an ongoing interest in surface and colour . In much the same way that the Dutch Masters worked, she builds up the surface of the painting through methodical layering, creating a luminosity from below the surface. She successfully partners colours, creating a dialogue between the physical and metaphysical properties of colour - one hue calling for the presence of another to complete the composition.
A life-long professional artist, Celia graduated from Sydney's COFA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. In the past 10 years she has been exhibited in seven major solo shows at two of Australia's most prestigious art galleries, Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney and Hill Smith Gallery in Adelaide. She has been selected as a finalist in leading Australian art prizes including Mosman Art Prize, Fleurieu Water Prize and the Paddington Art Prize and has a depth of teaching experience in art and design. In 2005 she founded a painting school teaching historic techniques and principles of oil painting.
Celia is an artist with an extraordinary understanding of the medium and has an unrivalled ability to create works with a world-wide aesthetic appeal and intrinsic beauty.
2015 Art Equity, Sydney
2013 Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
2011 Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
2010 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2007 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2005 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2003 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2002 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2013 Singapore Affordable Art Fair
2013 Vibratory Fields and Surfaces, University of Western Sydney, Margaret Whitlam Gallery
2012 Mosman Art Prize finalist
2011 Mosman Art Prize finalist
011 Fleurie Water Prize finalist
2011 Autumn, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2010 Miscellanea, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2010 A Summer Survey, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2010 Paddington Art Prize finalist
2008 2 x 2 Group Exhibition, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2006 ‘The Colour of Music’, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide Festival
2002 Mosman Art Prize finalist
2001 Abstraction Exhibition, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
1997 Walking the Street, Newtown Arts Festival (winner), Sydney
1996 Amnesty International Fundraiser, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
1997- 99 Charlie Sheard Studio School, Redfern
1982- 84 COFA, BA Fine Arts
1978- 79 East Sydney Technical College
2005-present Celia Gullett founded a painting school in Annandale where she teaches historic techniques and principles of oil painting.
2007 NAS Winter School
2007 COFA Painting lecturer
2000-01 Design Studies Teacher KVB Institute of Technology, North Sydney
2000 Assistant teacher, Charlie Sheard Studio School