....what really makes these works so effective is the optical trickery they employ. By the subtle shading of the squares and a clever manipulation of the black lines separating them, Hagerty creates a beguiling impression of three dimensionality. As you stand there, each plane seems to push out from the one 'behind' it, so that each painting has it's own aura of quiet movement and mystery.'

 

Sebastian Smee, Extract from Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, June 5th 1998.

 

BIOGRAPHY
Born Sydney, 1964. Lives and works in Canberra
   
Education
1982-1984 Meadowbank College of TAFE, Sydney
1987 Graduated Canberra Institute of the Arts, Canberra
1994-present
Lecturer:Australian National University School of Art
(Painting/Life Drawing)
 
Solo Exhibitions
2011
Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
2010
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2008
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2007 
Canberra Museum and Gallery (5 year survey)
  Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2006 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Guy Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2002 Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
2001 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2000 Ben Grady Gallery,Canberra
1998 Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
1997 Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
1991 Crawford Gallery, Sydney
1989 Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
1988 Canberra Contemporary Art Space III
   
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012
Contemporary Australia-Women, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 
2010

Melbourne Art Fair, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Beleura National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery

In(two)art, Maitland Regional Gallery

Something in the air, Collage and Assembage Canberra Region Art, Canberra Museum and Gallery

2009

Sweet Spot, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne

New Gallery Artists, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

ShiloProject, Ian Potter Museum and Gallery, Melbourne University 

2008
2 x 2 Group Exhibition, Tim Olsen Gallery Annex, Sydney
2007 John McCaughey Memorial Prize, 50 years, National Gallery of Victoria.
2007 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2006 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery Of New South Wales, Sydney
2005 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
'Into the Quadrangle' RMIT University Project Space,Melbourne
The Arthur Guy Painting Pirze, Bendigo Regional Gallery
2004 Cotemporary Australian Culture Now, National Gallery of Victoria,
Melbourne
Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery
Geelong Gallery Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Regional Gallery, Victoria
2003 Rotary World Convention, Queensland Art Gallery ‘Scratch the surface’,
Canberra Contemporary Art Space
The Year in Art, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2001 Abstraction: Spirit, 2001
Public Artworks at the Australian National University
2000 'Roche Contemporary Art Prize', Sydney
'On the Brink', Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
1997 Devoured by Paint, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
1996 Blundstone Contemporary Art Award, Touring Exhibition
Prime Television Award, Touring Exhibition
Fuss, Galerie Constantinople, Queanbeyan
1995 Moet & Chandon Travelling Exhibition, Touring Australia wide
Wynne Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Canberra Contemporary Art Fair, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
1994 Rom Gallery, Sydney
1993
Here, Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
Crawford Gallery, Sydney
Canberra Contemporary Art Fair, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
1992 Compact Art, Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
1991 Muswellbrook Exhibition, Muswellbrook
1990
Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
Canbrart Canberra Artists, National Gallery of Australia
The Drawing Room, Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
1987 Graduate Exhibition, Canberra Institute of the Arts.
 
Grants and Awards
2006 Living Artist Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2005 Winner - Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast, Australia
2004 Awarded the John McCaughy Memorial Prize, National Gallery of Victoria
2003 Canberra Art Prize, First Place Acquisitive Prize, Canberra
2000 Facade Design Canberra School of Music, Jazz School (M.G.T) Architects
1989-90 Capital Arts Patrons Organisation, Canberra
ACT Arts Development Board
1996 ACT Arts Development Board
Capital Arts Patrons Organisation, Canberra
1999 Capital Arts Patrons Organisation, Canberra
   
Collections
National Gallery of Australia, Canbera; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Canberra Museum and Gallery; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; Art Bank; ACT Legislative Assembly; Australian National University and numerous Private Collections.Bendigo regional Art Gallery, Victoria, Visy Corp Melbourne
 
Selected Reviews and Publications
2008

Australian Art Collector, 'The Real Thing' by Sasha Grishin
Jan/March 2008

2007 John McCaughey Memorial Prize, 50 years, National Gallery of Victoria.
2007 Marie Hagerty and Derek O'Connor in Canberra' Art Monthly, by Dr Mathew Holt Dec 2007/ Feb 2008
2007 Catalogue, Peter Haynes, 'The Real Thing'
2004 The Australian, Sebastian Smee Oct 2004
2003 Scratch the Surface, Chris Chapman, Art Monthly Australia, August 2003
Scratch the Surface, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
Free and Indirect: The autonomy of form in Abstract Art, Matthew Holt, Art
Monthly,
2002 Review, Small Intimate paintings, Sasha Grishin, The Canberra Times,
Tuesday October 8 2002
Catalogue: From the Studio of Rosalie Gascoigne, in conversation with Mary
2001 Catalogue AbstractionExhibition, Tim Olsen Gallery
Catalogue Roche Contemporary Art Prize
Black & White Magazine, Australia 2001 No.54
Belle Oct-Nov
ANU Reporter, Vol 32. No.16
Catalogue: Recent Sculpture commissions at the ANU
1997 Room Brochure, Recent Paintings, Deborah Clark
1996 Room Brochure, Fuss, Jonathan Nichols
1995 Catalogue, Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition.
Review, Judy Watson Wins Moet & Chandon Fellowship, John McDonald,
Review, The Moet & Chandon Prize, Elwyn Lynn, The Australian.
Review, Watson's Blue Touch Kisses the Sky, Bruce James, The Age.
Review, Champagne for the Mind, Paul McGillick, Financial Review
Review, Salon des Refuses, John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald
1994 Review, Elwyn Lynn, Weekend Australian
Review, Vying for a Year in France, Nicole Bittar, Canberra Times
1993 Catalogue, Canberra Contemporary Art Fair, Drill Hall
1992 Interior Design, Vol.8 No.2, A Marriage of Convenience
Review, Compact Art, Canberra Times
1991 Review, Unreal City, Michael Denholm, Art Monthly
Vogue Living, November, Parallel Lives
Vogue Living, December, Arts Diary
1990 Review, Desirable Works in Limited Format, Sonia Barron, Canberra Times
Review, Canbrart, Peter Haynes, Art Monthly
Review, Coats and Gascoigne, John Hawks, Art Monthly
1989 Review, Dramatic Beginnings to Career, Sonia Baron, Canberra Times
Review, Life Forces Sound Out in Hagerty's Exhibition, Sasha Grishin, Canberra