Virginia Cuppaidge (1943) has held over thirty-seven solo exhibitions in Australia, USA and Canada since 1962. She trained at the Orban School, Sydney 1960-62 and the Mary White School of Art and Design 1963 – 65 before relocating to New York in 1969. Cuppaidge held her first solo exhibition in New York in 1973 at AM Sachs. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1976), a MacDowell Colony Fellowship (1976), a C.A.P.S. New York State Award (1975) and Mural Workshop -National Academy New York (2005). Cuppaidge was Adjunct Professor of Art at C.U.N.Y. Borough of Manhattan Community College, and Bronx Community College, 1992–2008. Her work has been included in significant group exhibitions including Voices for Choices, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, New York (1991), Clemenger Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria (1996) and Seeing Jazz, Smithsonian Institute touring the USA (1999). Cuppaidge’s work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Neuberger Museum, New York and tertiary and regional collections.