Agnes Tyson, Cockatoo Island #3, mixed media on paper, 104 x 166 cm

Agnes Tyson

Agnes Tyson won the William Fletcher Foundation Award.

Agnes Tyson is a Sydney based visual artist, who was born and raised in New York City, USA. Place remains a central motif in Agnes’ work highlighting her interest in architecture. Her work frequently features significant milieux from childhood and her adult life spent in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Some works are executed on a large scale with the aim of encouraging viewers to physically engage with the work. A defining character of her work derives from her particular integration of collage into the painting and drawing process. This process provides a means of simplification as well as adding a kinaesthetic element to her work.

Awards
2015 William Fletcher Foundation Bundanon Residency
2010 Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
2010 Storrier Onslow National Art School Paris Studio Residency at La Cite Internationale des Art, Paris
2008 National Art School Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

​Agnes Tyson, Afternoon Reflections, Acrylic on canvas, 74 x 62.5cm

Agnes Tyson, Afternoon Reflections (detail), Acrylic on canvas, 74 x 62.5cm


2015 RESIDENCY

Tyson will continue to explore a defining character of her work which is the integration of collage into the painting and drawing process. This process provides a means of simplification as well as adding a kinaesthetic element to her work.