Education

2016                       Grants Writing NAVA Online Course NSW

2015                       Maximise Your Exposure NAVA Online Course NSW

2015 Art Business Basics NAVA Online Course NSW

2015                       Felting Workshop with Anita Larkin Wollongong Art Gallery NSW

2004                      Honours (1st Class) Painting, National Art School (NAS) East Sydney, NSW

2003 Painting - Winter School National Art School East Sydney, NSW

1998-2000            Bachelor of Fine Arts - National Art School, Painting Major (NAS) East Sydney, NSW

1997 Painting - Winter School National Art School East Sydney, NSW

1996 -1997 Photography - Ultimo Technical College, Ultimo, NSW

1979 Visual Arts - East Sydney Technical College Randwick, NSW

1978 Still Life & the Figure - Julian Ashton Art School The Rocks, NSW

Solo Exhibitions

2018 107 Projects Inc, December, NSW

2016                       “Fairy Tales, Myth and Imaginary Tales” Shoalhaven City Art Centre and Regional Art Gallery, NSW

Group Exhibitions

2019 Gaffa Gallery, Touch - Sydney, NSW

2019 Bowral Art Gallery - Reimagining the Masters, Bowral NSW

2019 Whitewall Art Projects, 7 Macquarie Place Gallery Sydney, NSW

2019 For the Wild, Old Fire Station Kiama, NSW

2019 Bountiful, Artsite Gallery Camperdown, NSW

2018 Christmas Show, AK Bellinger Gallery Inverell, NSW

2018 Golden Days, Blowhole Art Bar Kiama, NSW

2018 All We Can’t See, Adelaide Convention Centre, SA

2018                        The Other Art Fair - Saatchi Art, VIC

2018                        Here We See - Gallery There and Art World Women present 'Out There' Collingwood, VIC

2018                        Yellow House, Sydney - All We Can't See (Illustrating the Nauru Files) in collaboration with Human Rights Watch Australia Potts Point, NSW

2018                        Willobats - Kiama Pavillion - Art Auction for Autism, NSW

2017                        Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra - Doug Moran Touring Exhibition, ACT

2017                        Gosford Regional Gallery - Doug Moran Touring Exhibition, NSW

2010 Maitland Regional Art Gallery - Archibald Touring Exhibition NSW

2010 Griffith Regional Gallery - Archibald Touring Exhibition NSW

2009 Bendigo Art Gallery - Archibald Touring Exhibition, VIC

2009 Western Plains Cultural Centre - Archibald Touring Exhibition NSW

2009 Cowra Art Gallery - Archibald Touring Exhibition NSW

2009 Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery - Archibald Touring Exhibition NSW

2009 Depot Gallery, Sydney NSW

2004                       Honours Exhibition National Art School Sydney NSW

2000                       BFA Graduation, National Art School Cell Block, Sydney NSW

Artist Residencies

2017                       United Kingdom Self-directed Artist Residency UK

2004                      Recipient - 2005 Bundanon Trust Residency (Unable to attend due to other work commitments) NSW

Awards and Prizes

2019 Finalist - Lethbridge 20000 Art Award, QLD

2019 Finalist - Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art, VIC

2019 Finalist - Gallipoli Art Prize, NSW

2019 Finalist - Calleen Art Award, NSW

2019 Finalist - Wyndham Art Prize, VIC

2019 Finalist - Hunters Hill Art Prize, NSW

2018 Semi-Finalist - Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW

2018 Finalist - Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, NSW

2018 Finalist - Heysen Prize for Landscape, SA

2018 Finalist - Mosman Art Prize, NSW

2018 Finalist - John Copes Portrait Prize, NSW

2018                       Finalist - Sunshine Coast Art Prize, QLD

2018                       Highly Commended  - Waverley Art Prize, NSW

2018                       Finalist - Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize, SA

2018                       Finalist - Percival Portrait Painting Prize, QLD

2018                       Finalist - Wyndham Art Prize, VIC

2017                       Finalist - Mosman Art Prize, NSW

2016                       Recipient - Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW

2016                       Finalist - The Kirribilli Centre 40th Anniversary Art Prize, NSW

2009                      Finalist - Archibald Portrait Prize, NSW

2009                      Finalist - City of Whyalla Art Prize, SA

2009                      Finalist - Liverpool City Art Prize, NSW

2004                      Recipient - Konica Minolta Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW

2003                      Finalist - Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW      

2001                       Finalist - The Blake Prize, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW

2000                      Recipient - The Sydney Airport Award, National Art School, NSW

1998                       Recipient - Most Outstanding Photography Student Award - National Art School, NSW

Commissions

2019 Adderton House & Heart of Mercy, QLD - 4 Portrait Paintings

2019 Adderton House & Heart of Mercy, QLD - 4 Botanical Paintings

2018                       Lorraine Wood - Author of Love and Addiction and Co-Founder of South Pacific Private NSW

2018                        Adderton House of Heart & Mercy, QLD - Four Colour Portrait Drawings

2017                        Adderton House of Heart & Mercy, QLD - Four Portrait Sketches

2017                        Diva Productions NZ - Painting NZ

2016                        The House - Sculptural Installation NSW

2005                       Europe-short film by Brendan Cowell - Painting NSW

2004/5                    Love My Way TV Series by Southern Star - Paintings NSW

2003                       Modo Public Relations - Painting and Set design, Parkers Fine Art - Paintings NSW

2002                       Funkis Swedish Designs  - Paintings NSW

2001                        Lucky Duck Design - Paintings  NSW

2000                       Parkers Fine Art - Paintings, Rubicon Films - Paintings NSW

1999                        Serco Productions - Photography NSW

Public Acquisitions

2019 Adderton House & Heart of Mercy QLD Paintings & drawings

2018                       Australian Standfirst, VIC - Figurative Painting

2016 Moran Arts Foundation, NSW - Portrait Painting

2004 Redlands, NSW - Figurative Painting

Private Collections        

Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, London, Scotland, New York, New Zealand    

Bibliography

https://adderton.org.au/catherine-ellen-florence-jane-portraits-founding-women/

South Coast Style, Winter 2018, pg 68 - 71 by Alison Mackay & Richard Morecroft

Talking with Painters Ep 41 by Maria Stoljar - https://www.talkingwithpainters.com/2018/02/26/megan-seres/

https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/hang-the-expense-and-buy-some-art/3617871/

https://www.vogue.com.au/vogue-living/arts/an-artists-guide-to-melbournes-the-other-art-fair/image-gallery/bd93d314420e65991711afd817b59c97

https://thedesignfiles.net/2018/01/all-we-cant-see/

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/feb/03/illustrating-the-nauru-files-we-have-to-fight-with-something

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/gallery/2018/feb/03/all-we-cant-see-illustrating-the-nauru-files

https://decanteddesign.com/.../emerging-painter-megan-seres-acknowledges-that-man...

https://thebugleonline.com/2016/11/03/top-portrait-prize-for-gerringong-artist/

www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-26/2016-moran-art-prize...megan-seres.../7966200

https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/megan-seres-portrait-of-her-daughter-as-a-child-convict-wins-doug-moran-national-portrait-prize-20161026-gsb14c.htmlwww.theaustralian.com.au/...megan-seres.../31f63199d63cb33ec799fd90df55a87a

https://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1655101/megan-seres-wins-150000-doug-moran-portrait-prize-2016

https://artguide.com.au/megan-seres-and-johannes-reinhart-win-the-2016-moran-art-prizes

https://www.art-almanac.com.au/2016-moran-prizes-stage-a-mermaid-show-with-a-girl-named-scarlett-as-the-lead/

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-26/2016-moran-art-prize-winner-megan-seres-announced/7966200

https://www.sydneyartsguide.com.au/megan-seres-and-johannes-reinhart-win-the-2016-moran-art-prizes/

https://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/news/moran-art-prize-winners-announced/

https://www.artistprofile.com.au/dressed-up-for-the-win/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/10/24/a-sydney-artist-has-taken-out-australias-richest-art-prize_a_21590936/

https://www.weekendnotes.com/free-things-to-do-sydney-february/

https://www.southcoastregister.com.au/story/3776695/car-smashed-through-art-centre-wall-all-part-of-the-show/

“Eyes on the Prize”, Rural Press, Blue Mountains Gazette March 4 2009 p.5 by Damien Madigan

Time Out On-line Magazine, March 2009 by Lisa Doust

“Fashion Week” Grazier Magazine, May 11 2009 p.24 by Godfrey Deeny,

“Hang the Expense” Art Collector, Estate Australian and New Zealand Premium Real Estate Magazine, Nov-Dec 2004 p.92-93 Tracey Hordern

Text

“Fairy Tale, Myth and Imaginary Tales” Bronwyn Coulston, Shoalhaven City Art Centre and Regional Art Gallery, NSW, March 2016

Teaching

2019 Kiama Art Workshops - 8 Week Term - Oil Painting - Still Life - https://www.kiamaartworkshops.com.au

2019 Kiama Art Workshops - 8 Week Term - Oil Painting - Portraiture 2 - https://www.kiamaartworkshops.com.au

2019 Kiama Art Workshops - 8 Week Term - Oil Painting - Mixed Media - https://www.kiamaartworkshops.com.au

2019 NSW EDU Workshop – 1 Day - Oil Painting the Still Life - NSW Education Department, Sydney NSW

2019 Kiama Art Workshops - Series - Insights - Mapping a Career in the Artworld - https://www.kiamaartworkshops.com.au

2019 Kiama Art Workshops - 2 Days - Painting Fundamentals - https://www.kiamaartworkshops.com.au

2019 Kiama Art Workshops - 1 Day - Colour Theory - https://www.kiamaartworkshops.com.au

2019 Kiama Art Workshops - 8 Week Term - Oil Painting - Abstraction & Deconstruction - https://www.kiamaartworkshops.com.au/abstract-2019

2019 Kiama Art Workshops - 8 Week Term - Oil Painting - Portraiture 1 - https://www.kiamaartworkshops.com.au/old-masters-portrait-painting-2019

2018 Kiama Art Workshops - 8 Week Term - Oil Painting - Landscape - https://www.kiamaartworkshops.com.au

2018                     Kiama Art Workshops - 8 Week Term - Oil Painting - Still Life - https://www.kiamaartworkshops.com.au/2018-term-classes-megan-seres

Artist Talks

2018 National Art School, NSW

2017                     Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra

2017                     Keynote Speaker for Kiama Australia Day Awards Night

2017                   Juniper Hall, Paddington

2000                   National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery The artists’ perspective 2001 Blake Prize selected artists Thomas Spence, Jeannette Siebols, Michael Roseth, Salvatore Gerardi and Megan Seres.

Professional Appointments

1999 - 2003           Studio Assistant to Marion Borgelt

1998 - 1999 Photo Lab Technician

1997 - 1994 Props, Wardrobe and Assistant Art Director