JACOB LEARY                                                        jleary@utas.edu.au



2017- Ongoing PHD Candidate, University of Tasmania (Hobart) 

2009-11 Research Masters of Fine Art, University of Tasmania (Hobart)

2008       Bachelor of Fine Arts w/ honours (first class), University of Tasmania (Hobart)

2005-07 Bachelor of Fine Arts (painting), University of Tasmania (Hobart)

2002-03 Bachelor of Environmental design, University of Tasmania (Launceston)



2018 Very, Private Projects, Hobart

2018 Paint dreamz, Moonah arts centre, Hobart

2017 Something Terrain, Flinders Lane gallery, Melbourne

2016 2 ∞ (Curating Paul Zika) Contemporary art Tasmania, Hobart

2016 Fuse, Flinders Lane gallery, Melbourne

2015 The origins of superfluous, Flinders Lane gallery, Melbourne

2015 Ten days on the Island- Reorder, Triabunna

2014 Cute Flood, Gallery Ten, Murray St, Hobart

2013 Hyper-territory Candy Coding Machine, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

2013 Dandy Forces, Kelly’s Garden, Salamanca, Hobart

2013 One Thing Begets Another, Despard Gallery, Hobart

2012 B+B+C, Despard Gallery, Hobart 

2011 Mapping Technological Causality (Master’s submission), Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

2011 Ten days on the Island- In Teers, Mountain Chalet, Poatina

2009 4 Equations, In-flight Gallery, North Hobart  

2009 Processing Hypertelia (early stages) - 3 in1 solo shows, Cast Gallery, Hobart

2008 Traces of Collusion w/ Sarah Jones, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart

2006 Transient City w/ Carolyn Wigston, In-flight Gallery, North Hobart

2005 Various Forces only Moments, Entrepot gallery, Hobart



2018 Beyond the field (still), Contemporary art Tasmania, Hobart

2018 Systematic, Plimsoll gallery, Hobart

2018 Subterrain- The organic sublime, Collins place gallery, Melbourne

2018 Shrines, Visual Bulk, Hobart

2016 Brainstorm as part of Dark MOFO, Art school Hunter St., Hobart

2016 Op art, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

2016 Redlands art prize, NUS, Sydney

2015 Hutchins art prize works on paper, Long Gallery, Hobart

2016 MONA FOMA (Faux MO), Davey St. Hobart

2015 MONA FOMA (Faux MO), Odeon theatre, Hobart

2015 Burnie print prize, Burnie regional gallery, Burnie

2015 Off Road, Flinders Lane gallery, Melbourne

2014 Hobart art prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

2014 Formed and unformed, 124 Arts Tasmania, Hobart

2013 Hutchins art prize works on paper, Long Gallery, Hobart

2013 Burnie print prize, Burnie regional gallery, Burnie

2013 Over and Over, Poimena gallery, Launceston

2012 Regret is for Chemists, Paradise Hills, Richmond, Melbourne

2012 Selected finalist Viscopy art prize, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

2012 In Flux, Rosny Barn, Hobart

2012 Chance, Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston,

2012 Moving Parts, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport

2011 Best show, Felt Space, Adelaide

2011 The Archival Impulse, Plimsoll gallery, Hobart

2011 Red, Despard gallery, Hobart

2011 I am Satan, Hell gallery, Richmond, Melbourne

2010 In Partnership, Academy gallery, Academy for the arts Inveresk, Launceston

2010 Spray Drip Stroke, Poimena gallery, Launceston

2009 Ono 2 (one night only), old Fitzgerald building, Hobart 

2009 Return to Sender, Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie 

2009 Hatched-National Graduate Exhibition, P.I.C.A, Perth

2008 Selected finalist, RACT Portrait prize, various locations, Tasmania

2007 Hutchins art prize works on paper, Long Gallery, Hobart

2007 Sex and the city, Bus Gallery, Melbourne




2018 Highly commended Glover Prize

2014 Recipient of Arts Tasmanian individual grant

2013 Australia Council emerging artist grant

2012 Winner Viscopy John Fries memorial art prize

2011 Recipient of Contemporary Art Services Tasmania Studio (12 months) 

2011 Recipient of Arts Tasmanian individual grant

2011 Recipient of Regional Arts individual grant

2009 Postgraduate Research Scholarship- University of Tasmania

2008 Sponsors Choice- RACT Portrait Prize

2007 People’s Choice- Hutchins Art Prize for Works on Paper




University of Tasmania

RACT Collection

Tasmanian government

llisington collection

JAHM Art Muesum

Private collections, national and international




2018-Ongoing Board member of the artist run initiative ‒ Good Grief (Hobart)

2009-12 Board member of the artist run initiative ‒ Inflight/Constance (Hobart)

2010-2015 Current Seasonal staff member at the School of Art Hobart (UTAS)