Nicholas Selenitsch


Nick Selenitsch's art practice presents and promotes the artistic and social importance of play, specifically the concept of exploration without conclusiveness. Through a variety of media - installation, drawing, sculpture and public artworks - his works create an elemental language out of familiar forms where the impulse to achieve the goal of singular understanding is both continuously acknowledged and endlessly eschewed. He has achieved this by incorporating the aesthetics and motifs of games, sports and civic markings to make artworks that flirt ambiguously with the rules and procedures of their source.

Nick Selenitsch received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) with Honours from the VCA in 2003, and a Masters in Cultural Material Conservation from the University of Melbourne in 2005. From 2006 - 2008, Selenitsch was a studio resident at Gertrude Contemporary. In 2009, Selenitsch was the recipient of the Qantas Travelling Art Prize. In 2010, he undertook an Australia Council studio residency in Helsinki.

Select solo exhibitions: The Mind on Fire, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne, 2018; Kangaroo Court, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, 2015; Nick Selenitsch - Play, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, 2014; Chalk and Clay, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2014; Folly, Plinth Projects, Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy, 2014; Relief, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2013; Felt, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2012; Structural Goals, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2011; Linemarking, Y3K Gallery, Melbourne, 2010; psychic income, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2009.

Select group exhibitions: Overdrawn, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2018; Design & Play, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, 2016; TarraWarra Biennial: Endless Circulation, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, 2016; Merchant Cities, The Substation, Melbourne, 2014; The Gathering II: A survey exhibition of Australian sculpture, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta, 2014; Pattern, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne, 2014; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013; Collage: The Heide Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2013; New Psychedelia, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, 2011; Freehand: Recent Australian Drawing, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2010.


Nick Selenitsch CV 2018

Artwork by Nicholas Selenitsch

Dancepiece A, B and C, 2014

site specific installation, chalk wall drawing