Adam John Cullen
b. 1985, Yass, NSW
Lives and works on Dja Dja Wurrung Country (VIC, Australia)

Represented by LON Gallery, Melbourne.

Solo Exhibitions

2023 LON gallery, Melbourne (up-coming)
2023 Shepparton Art Museum, VIC - Three Hares (curated exhibition), Three Ears (solo project)
2022 Yellow Brick Studios, Nea Ionia, Athens - glean
2021 Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne - murmur
2021 LON Gallery, Melbourne - Elton
2019 Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne - ghost
2018 Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan - three dogs
2017 Gertrude Contemporary Glasshouse, Melbourne - dissolve
2016 Alaska Projects, Sydney - Bapaume Street
2015 Alaska Projects, Sydney - Burnout
2014 TCB art Inc., Melbourne - Settle
2013 West Space, Melbourne - Lumped together
2012 Firstdraft, Sydney - Used
2011 Rearview, Melbourne - Cluster
2011 TCB art Inc., Melbourne - Goblin w/Grant Nimmo

Group Exhibitions

2023 The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne - Melbourne Now. Curated by the NGV x Craft Victoria
2022 CASPA, Castlemaine - Charmed
2022 LON Gallery, Melbourne - The Rabbit Hole
2020 Fawkner Memorial Park, MoreArt 2020, Moreland City Council
2020 Conners Conners, Melbourne - Eroded crater remnants
2019 LON Gallery, Melbourne - Glass Eye, Curated by Adam Stone
2019 Neon Parc, Melbourne, w/ Noël Skrzypezak
2018 Arts Project Australia, Melbourne - All Our Relations, Curated by Rebecca Coates
2017 Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney - Primavera, Curated by Sophia Kouyoumdjian
2017 Assembly Point, Melbourne - Paraphrase, Curated by Amelia Winata
2017 Alaska Projects, Sydney - Darklands, Curated by Sebastian Goldspink
2016 Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne - Studio Artist Exhibition
2016 Craft Victoria, Melbourne - The Ceremonial
2016 Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne - Floating Ground, Curated by Charlotte Cornish
2016 Aperto, Montpellier, France - TCB Art Inc board exchange
2015 Shepparton Art Museum, Sidney Myer Australian Ceramic Award
2015 Alaska Projects - Sydney Contemporary
2015 BACC, Melbourne - biannual emerging artist exhibition
2015 House show, Melbourne - Kia Ora
2014 Rearview, Melbourne - Threats from the bride’s former lover
2013 Stockroom, Kyenton - dark matter, dark energy
2012 Platform, Melbourne - Blendin’
2010 West Space, Melbourne - morlocks, mole people...


2022 Yellow Brick Studio, Athens, Greece
2018 Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, (In association with AsiaLink) Taipei, Taiwan
2018 Tentacles, Bangkok, Thailand
2018 Hill End Artist Residency, (Bathurst Regional Art Gallery)
2016 -2018 Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artist, Fitzroy, Australia
2016 Aperto, TCB Art Inc. board exchange. Montpellier, France
2012 KUNCI Cultural Studies Center. Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Shortlisted Prizes

2019 Deakin University Small Contemporary Small Sculpture Award
2015 Shepparton Art Museum, Sidney Myer Australian Ceramic Award
2014 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award
2014 Sydney Art Month, Emerging Artist Award
2013 Substation Contemporary Art prize


ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
Deakin University
Private collections across Australia, Canada and the US

Selected Bibliography

Tracey Clement, Art Guide Australia, 'Meaning in Adam John Cullen's sculptures', March/April, 2021.
Paris Lettau, Art Collector, Issue 83. 2018. Pg 68-71.
Melissa Loughnan, Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art, Thames and Hudson (Australia), Melbourne, 2017.
Ashley Crawford, ‘The Craft of Ceremony’, Ceremonial, exh. cat., Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2016.
Rebecca Coates, 2015 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Art Award, exh. cat., Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, 2015.
Dan Rule, ‘Shortlist announced for Shepparton Art Museum's Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award’, The Age, 9 April 2015.
Claire Anna Watson, ‘Singed Beards and Burnt Down Buildings’, Light the Blue Touchpaper and Retire, exh. cat., The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Melbourne, 2015.

Masters in Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University (2022)
Fine Art Honours, Monash University (2008)
B.A Arts (Fine Arts), RMIT University (2006)