Chantal Faust


Plantlife 1, flatbed scan, 2014

Plantlife 2, flatbed scan, 2014

Plantlife 3, flatbed scan, 2014

Plantlife 4, flatbed scan, 2014

Plantlife 5, flatbed scan, 2014

Plantlife 6, flatbed scan, 2014

Plantlife 7, flatbed scan, 2014

Chantal Faust
Dr Chantal Faust is an artist, writer and tutor in Critical and Historical Studies and convenor of the Humanities Research Forum at the Royal College of Art.

2008  Doctor of Philosophy, VCA Art, Faculty of the Victorian College ofthe Arts, University of Melbourne
2003  Master of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts
2001  Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Victorian College of the Arts
2000  Bachelor of Fine Art (Photography), Victorian College of the Arts

2014  The Secretum, Balfron Tower, London
2011  Love thy neighbour, BUS Projects, Melbourne
2009  head land, Jenny Port Gallery, Richmond
2008  Pleasure Machines, Margaret Lawrence Gallery VCA, Southbank
2007  Through a scanner darkly, Jenny Port Gallery, Richmond
2006  Pear Shaped, West Space Inc., Melbourne
2006  Capture, KINGS Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne
2006  Monster, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
2005  Pane in the glass, 24seven, Melbourne
2003  thummee, West Space Inc., Melbourne
2003  thumbcrack, 24seven, Melbourne


2015  We Come From the WaterLychee One, London
2014  Gifted Artists, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2012  Photography and Abstraction, Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria
2011  I’ll Sit Slightly Behind You (with Paul Knight), ACME Project Space, London
2010  Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2010, Goldcoast City Gallery,Queensland
2010  RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
2010  Autumn Masterpieces: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2010  BAT Pack, Mile End Art Pavilion, London
2010  Hypnopopia, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
2009  Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2009  I Saw Myself In Your Eyes, Jugglers Art Space, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
2009  Scanned and Drawn, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
2008  William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria
2008  Scanned and Drawn (representing the Centre for Contemporary Photography), Melbourne Art Fair 2008, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne
2007  Perfect for every occasion: photography today (curated by Zara Stanhope), Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen
2007  ‘u-turn’ (curated by Kate Shaw (MELB), Larissa Hjorth (MELB) and Roger Dickes (LA), Glendale Art College Gallery, Glendale, Los Angeles, USA
2007  The National Photographic Purchase Award, Albury Regional Art Gallery, Albury
2006  Monsters, Albury Regional Art Gallery, Albury
2006  Endgame. Late-capitalist Realism, Office of Utopic Procedures (curated by Bernhard Sachs), Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2005  A Portable Model of…,La Trobe Regional Art Gallery, Morwell and Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
2005  The Hutchins Prize,The Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart
2005  The National Photographic Purchase Award, Albury Regional Art Gallery, Albury
2005  Selekta, West Space Inc., Melbourne
2004  Address Book, BUS Gallery, Melbourne
2004  Thick as…, CONICAL, Melbourne
2004  The Melbourne Affordable Art Fair (representing KINGS ARI), Exhibition Buildings,Melbourne
2003  spatial evacuation (with Paul Knight), BUS Gallery, Melbourne
2003  The Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2003  The National Photographic Purchase Award, Albury Regional Art Gallery, Albury
2003  Royal Rumble, KINGS Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne
2003  ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship Award, ANZ Bank, Melbourne
2003  Between Darkness and Light, Jewish Museum of Australia, St. Kilda
2003  Be Mine 69, 69 Smith Street, Fitzroy
2002  Insert Image Here, Next Wave Festival/ Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Metropolitan Trams
2001  KRAZNAPOLSKY, Kraznapolsky Gallery, St. Kilda
2000  Mediums & Dimensions, SPAN Galleries, Melbourne

2014  ‘Colouring In The Void’ catalogue essay: Random International: Studies In Motion,Lunds Konsthall, Sweden, 2014.
2014  ‘Here’s Jonny’ catalogue essay: Jonny Briggs: Monstrares, Julie Meneret Contemporary Art, New York, 2014.
2014  ‘The Eye of the Scanner’ catalogue essay: The Negligent Eye, curated by Jo Stockham,Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 2014.
2013  ‘When you’re smiling’ essay: Robert Crosse, commissioned for Photoworks Projects:
2013  ‘Don’t be a stranger’ in Between Before and After, London: RCA Printmaking, 2013.ISBN: 9781907342745
2013  ‘Thinking Through Outline’: Joe Graham: Thinking Through Outline,Centre for Recent Drawing, London, 2013.
2013  ‘Disquiet’ catalogue essay: Disquiet: Amanda Davies, Sarah Galletta, Emidio Puglielli,Mark Rose. Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne, 2013.
2012  ‘Looking Out Of Place’ catalogue essay: Cate Consandine: Cut Colony, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2012.
2012  ‘Han’s Web’ catalogue essay: Han Lee: Where Text, Images and Humans Mingle, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, 2012.
2012  ‘Becoming Undone’: peer-reviewed online journal ‘Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy’ 2012.
2012  ‘Shadow Play’ catalogue essay: Crying Out Loud: Catherine Anyango and Julie Hill, Guest Projects, London, 2012.
2012  Essay and selected texts: Simon Terrill: Welcome to the High-Rise: Balfron Project II, 2 Willow Road, National Trust, London, 2012.  
2012  ‘Steven Dickie’ essay:, London,
2011  ‘A Balfron Story’ catalogue essay: Simon Terrill: The Balfron Project, The Nunnery Gallery, London, 2011.
2010  ‘Julia Happens’ catalogue essay: Paul Knight: Julia, 41 Lansdowne Crescent, Glasgow, 2010
2010  ‘Bricklayer’ in Bureau (a publication focusing on Fine Art and the PhD), Kate Daw and Vikki McInnes (eds.) VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Faculty of the VCA, The University of Melbourne, 2008, pp.170-171. ISBN: 978-0-9804843-2-8
2009  ‘Qualified’ (commissioned introductory essay focusing on the plight of the Art School Graduate): The 2009 School of Art Graduate Exhibition Catalogue, Faculty of the VCA and Music, The University of Melbourne, 2009, p.9. ISBN: 978-0-9804843-5-9
2009  With feeling, un.Magazine, Issue 3.1, 2009, pp.6-7.
2009  ‘The Art of the Deal’ catalogue essay: Jan Murray:Just Looking, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 2009.
2007  ‘Making Belief’ in Perfect for every occasion: photography today, Heide Museum of Modern Art, exhibition catalogue, 2007, pp. 30-35.
2007  ‘The Kil-n Time’catalogue essay: Paul Wood: Melting Moments, Kings Artist Run Initiative.
2006  ‘Permission to blur’ in Locating the Photographic, University of Tasmania, 2006, pp.7-10. ISBN: 186 2 953279
2005  ‘Indemnity’, un Magazine, Issue 5, 2005, pp.24-25.

2010  Anne Marsh, Look: Contemporary Australian Photography, Melbourne: Macmillan, p174-175.
2009  Edward Colless, Head Land, Photofile Magazine, Issue #88, December 09 – March 10, pp. 12-13.
2009  Robert Nelson, Grabbing Our Attention: photography moves beyond the literal to transfix the eye, The Age Newspaper, September 23 2009, p.16.
2009  Edward Colless, head land, exhibition catalogue essay, September 2009.
2008  Melissa Amore, Faustian Fantasies, Photofile Magazine, Issue #85, 2008-09, pp. 26-31.
2008  Stephen Haley, Double Exposure: Post-Photographic Practice, Photofile Magazine, Issue #84, 2008.
2008  Naomi Cass, Playing the scanner, exhibition catalogue essay, June 2008
2007  Ashley Crawford, Previews – Chantal Faust: Through A Scanner Darkly, Australian Art Collector Magazine, Issue 42, October-December 2007, p.283.
2007  Zara Stanhope, Coming back for more, Perfect for every occasion: photography today, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2007, pp.132-145.
2007  Brigitte Barta, See, The Age Good Weekend Magazine, May 19 2007, p.15.
2007  Dr. Melissa Miles, Review: Perfect for every occasion: Photography today, FLASH (CCP), March-May 2007, pp.5-6.
2007  Robert Nelson, Something Rotten, The Age A2, March 24 2007, pp.19-20.
2007  Alexandra Roginski, Ghost in the Machine, ‘M’ – The Sunday Age, March 18 2007, p.5.
2007  Megan Backhouse, Photography Today, The Age (Melbourne) Magazine, Issue 29, March 2007, p.108.
2006  Naomi Cass, Interview with Chantal Faust, FLASH (Centre for Contemporary Photography), March-May, 2006.
2004  Jeff Khan, Thick as…, un.Magazine, Issue 2, 2004, pp.35-36.
2004  Edward Colless, Undiscovered Artists – Chantal Faust, Australian Art Collector Magazine, Issue 28, April-June 2004, p.87.
2002  Kerrie Dee Johns, The Laboratory of Chantal Faust, FLASH (Centre for Contemporary Photography), June-August, 2002.
2001  Felicity Allen, Developing Talent, Herald Sun, February 2001.
2001  A. McClelland, Finding Beauty in the Abstract, Progress Press, March 2001.