CURRENT TO 2 SEPTEMBER 2018
In Seasons Leo Coyte’s idiosyncratic visual language continues to cycle through everyday encounters and subconscious recollections. The directness of a shallow picture plane and frontal figure-ground relationship provides Coyte with a simple yet sophisticated stage to play-out a series of psychic tableaux.
Leo Coyte has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (1999) and has held solo exhibitions since 2008. His work has been included in group exhibitions in Bathurst, Dubbo, Sydney and Melbourne. Coyte has held residencies at the Sydney Guild (2013), Any Space/Serial Space (2010), Fraser Street Studios (2010) and First Draft Emerging Artist Studio Program (2008). He was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Research Award (2000-02) and has been a finalist in the John Fries Award, UNSW Galleries, Sydney (2015), the Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2014), the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, Griffith University Art Gallery (2013, 2016), the Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery (2009, 2013, 2015) and the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney (2001). His work is held in the collections of Artbank, the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney.