About

Simon Gunning was born in Sydney, Australia in 1956. He studied painting and drawing from 1976-1978 at the National Gallery School of Art and the Victorian College of Art in Melbourne, Australia. In 1999, he was awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship by the Louisiana Division of the Arts. His work is included in many public and private collections including the New Orleans Museum of Art; Percent for Art Collection at Louis Armstrong International Airport and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, all in New Orleans; as well as in private and corporate collections in Paris, London, Los Angeles, and Australia. He also has participated in a number of blue-chip juried shows, including, among others, the New Orleans Museum of Art’s 2001 New Orleans Triennial and in 2000 the Washington, D.C.-based International Development Bank Cultural Center’s show New Orleans: A Creative Odyssey.

Exhibition

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 The River and the City, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2011 Postcards from Plaquemines, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2009 Avery Island, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2006 Paintings and Drawings from the Gulf, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2001 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1998 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
Paintings and Drawings from the River Series, Exhibition catalog
1995 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1994 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1991 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1988 International House, New Orleans, LA
1986 Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1984 Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1983 Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1981 Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1977 Murdoch Gallery, Victorian College of Art, Melbourne


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2008 Enduring Visions: Recent Landscapes by New Orleans Artists, Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
2007 Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center”, Colorado Springs, CO
2006 The Big Easy in The Big Apple, AXA Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Come Back Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
200 Years of Louisiana Painting, AXA Gallery, New York, NY
2001 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art
2000 International Development Bank Cultural Center Washington, DC
New Orleans: A Creative Odyssey
1999-2000 Green Woods and Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition Since 1950 traveling exhibition with catalog
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA
1999 Outward Bound: American Art at the Brink of the Twenty-first Century traveling exhibition; Meridian International Center’s White-Meyer Galleries, Washington DC; Hanoi; Ho Chi Minh City; Shanghai; Beijing; Singapore; Jakarta
1999 Self Images, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1998 Still Sixteen, Still Life, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
Too Many Fish in the Sean, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
1997 Landscape Painting, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Drawing Exhibition, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1995 Drawings 6, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Naked to Nude, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
Drawn to the Figure, Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA
Exhibition, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
1994 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
Inspired by Nature, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
1993 Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1992 Under Glass & In the Round, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1991 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1990 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1989 The Ruskin Exhibit, Sydney, Australia
1988 Two Artists Exhibition, Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1986 Four Artists Exhibition, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
1985 Four Artists Exhibition, Lombard Society for the Development of the Arts, New Orleans, LA
1984 Two Artists Exhibition, 730 Mandeville Street, New Orleans, LA
1983 St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA