b. 1975, Melbourne.
Drawing from her virtuosic skills as a former Master Printer and fusing together profoundly personal and global concerns, Belinda Fox’s work lays bare the paradoxes endemic to contemporary human experience. Working in painting, drawing, glass, sculpture, printmaking and collaboration, Fox examines the volatility of our era, excavating the iridescent beauty that flickers below the shadowy surface of conflict and despair. Currently based in Melbourne, Fox presents us with a series in which beauty is a gateway into dense conceptual terrain patchworked with blackness and light, an ‘antidote’ to our polarised epoch; a bridge connecting us through a shared – albeit almost forgotten – humanity.
Belinda Fox has forged an international career showing in Australia, USA, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and Jakarta. She has received several notable awards including the Northern Beaches Environmental Art & Design Award (paper category) 2022, Paul Guest Drawing Prize (2010), and Burnie Print Prize (2007) and been a finalist in many awards including the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award (2022, 2018, 2006, 2004) and Fremantle Art Prize (2007, 2006, 2003). Fox has taken up many residencies including a sculpture project with Urban Arts Projects (UAP) in Shanghai, painting in Provence, France, printmaking at C.A.P Studios, Thailand and Skopelos, Greece. Her work is also held in major collections including the Kunstmuseum, Netherlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Artbank, Fremantle Arts Centre, Print Council Of Australia, Bendigo Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery, Swan Hill Regional Gallery and Wollongong University. In 2016 a monograph of Fox’s practice was published by Goff editions, USA, titled ‘Back to the Start’.(photograph courtesy of Silvi Glattauer)