ARTIST INFORMATION

  • Name: Ethan Kristy
  • Preferred Pronoun: They 

E D U C A T I O N

2 0 2 0 +  M A S T E R  of  P H O T O G R AP H Y – Currently studying at RMIT University.
2 0 1 9 +  H O N O U R S [ Photography ] – Graduated First Class  – RMIT University.
2 0 1 6 – 2 0 1 9 +  B A of  F I N E  A R T S [ Expanded Studio Praxis ] – Graduated with Distinction [ GPA 3.5 ] – RMIT University.


E X H I B I T I O N S 

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Jan 7 – 22  [ Exhibition ] Small Works Award Exhibition @ Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC.

 : : 2 0 1 9

Mar to Dec  H O N O U R S [ Photography ] – “Multiplicities of PRIDE”
Research Project “Multiplicities of PRIDE”, a Queer Practice-Led Research project that uses New 3D Technologies to interrogate NORMativity. 
Research Project Website >> pride.ethankristy.com

: : 2 0 1 8

Nov  [ Exhibition ] RESPECT: A Queer Affair.
Jun  [ Exhibition ] 2018 Pride Art Exhibition: Somewhere over the Rainbow.
Jan  [ Virtual Exhibition ] QueerTECH.io.

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Nov  [ Exhibition ] RESPECT: A Queer Affair.
Oct [ Exhibition ]  BLOOM: The Art of Becoming.
Aug [ Solo Exhibition ] MAN CUNT: A trans story.
Jun [ Exhibition ] MEN ON MEN Art Competition.


PREVIOUS YEARS

2014 + Tropical Fruits Kiss — Group show – Lismore Show Grounds, NSW.
2012 + SLPA ArtSpace 2012 – Group show -Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW.
2011 + SLPA ArtSpace 2011 – Group show – Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW.
2011 + Queer Beards Project – Group show – Pop Up Gallery, Newtown, NSW.
2010 + SLPA Artspace 2010 – Group show – Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW.
2009 + Still Fierce Exhibit – Group show – Serial Space, Chippendale, NSW.
2009 + Bear Essentials Art Space – Group show – The Flinders. Taylor Square, NSW.


AWARDS + PRIZES

2015 + Academic Excellence Award | Achieving 6.75 GPA in the Academic Year | Southern Cross University.
2014 + 1st Prize | National Diversity Photographic Competition | Southern Cross University.


EMPLOYMENT

2018 – 2020 + Casual Staff Position @ RMIT University (VIC). 
Various roles including Graphic Designer, Conference Videographer, Student Well-being Officer, Student Events Staff & RMIT Creative Rep.

 2018 + Online Accessible Arts Advisor @ Accessible Arts (NSW) .
Volunteer Role since 2018. Checking Web accessibility standards across various NSW Arts Organisations, Events and Galleries Websites.
aarts.net.au

2018 + Photographer (Contract) @ Thorne Harbour Health (VIC).
Photographer for a Victorian Sexual health initative, developed by Thorne Harbour Health and the Victorian Govt .  

2016 – 2017 + Lead Graphic Designer, Web Designer & Developer @ PASH.tm. (AU)
Producing logo, posters and 20 pp booklet with also Website Development and Web Design of the online resource for “GRUNT” a national health campaign .  www.grunt.org.au

2016 + Communication Assistant @ Arts Northern Rivers (NSW). 
Volunteer for 6 months, 2 days a week . Supporting the Communication Manager in the creating and branding the Organisations Online, Social Media and Marketing.
artsnorthernrivers.com.au


HIGHLIGHTS

Jun 2018 + Study Tour | Paris & Berlin | RMIT University.
Nov 2017 + Study Tour | New York | RMIT University.
Jun 2017 + Short Course  | Mobile Robotics | RMIT University.
Aug 2015 + Short Course | Robotic vision |  Queensland University of Technology.
Oct 2015 + Short Course | Sexing the Canvas | Melbourne University.
Aug 2015 + Communication Assistant Internship | 6 months | Arts Northern Rivers NSW.
2014 – 2015 + 1st year BA of Visual Arts | GPA 6.75 | Southern Cross University.
2014 – 2015 + President | Visual Arts Student Club | Southern Cross University.
2013 – 2015 + Member | “Voice” | Accessible Arts NSW | Peer support group for artist’s with disability.


PUBLICATIONS

Queer Arts Prize Coffee Book – To be released.
Exhibition Essay – By Charlotte St Clair Wilson, Director, Cage me a Peacock [ READ HERE ]
Dirty Queer Magazine – 2011 – Issue #2 – “t is for the Team”
Dirty Queer Magazine – 2012 – Issue #4 – “Queers in Wonderland”
Dude Magazine – 2011 – Issue#1
Dude Magazine – 2013 – Issue#3


ARTIST ASSOCIATIONS

  • ANAT – Australian Network for Art and Technology.
  • NAVA – Member (since 2014).
  • ArtsHub – Member (since 2015).
  • Accessible Arts (North Coast).

ARI & PROJECTS

QAA - logo - clear COMING SOON – The founder of a new online initiative showcasing Queer (LGBTIQ) Emerging & Professional Artists, Performers, Writers and Creatives from around Australia.www.queerartsaustralia.com
2014 to 2015 – President of Southern Cross University Visual Arts Club – Lismore Campus.