Louis Pratt

Louis Pratt is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist best known for his sculpture, painting and video works

His work predominately focuses on big data and climate change; which he sees as the major challenges of our time. 

Pratt has already achieved significant recognition as a leading Australian contemporary artist pioneering the application of new technologies to the production of sculpture. He built the first open source 3D printer in Australia in 2009, which he donated to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. 

Alongside his work with technology, Pratt casts work in coal, to explore issues around climate change.  His sculptures have won numerous prestigious awards and are held in private and public collections.  

Louis Pratt graduated from the Australian NationalUniversity, School of Art in 2002 with first-class honours in sculpture. He was awarded an Australian Post-Graduate Research Scholarship from the College ofFine Art, University of NSW, which he completed in 2004.

He is currently completing a PHD in Engineering and Information Technology (exploring its application in art) at the University of Technology in Sydney, with a post graduate scholarship.

Biography

Education


2019
PHD Engineering and IT, UTS ongoing


2004
Master of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, UNSW


2000
BA of Visual Arts with 1st Class Honours, ANU School of Art Sculpture,Painting, Drawing, Photography


1996
BA of Graphic Design Sydney Graphics College Design & Illustration

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2020
Future Nostalgia:Post digital , Metro Gallery, Melbourne


2018
Doppelgänger, Nanda Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney


2015
Black Gold, Art Equity, Sydney


2014
XYZ August, Art Equity, Sydney


2010
Do you Dream?, Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney


2008
The Last time I saw, YouIain Dawson Gallery, Sydney


2006
Supernatural, Australian Galleries Project, Sydney


2005
World Without End, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney


2004
Revenge of the Bookworm, Australian Galleries, Sydney


2002
Human Experiment, Australian Galleries, Sydney


2001
The Ritual, Shoebox gallery, Sydney
Return of the Bookworm, Australian Galleries, Sydney


1997
Return to Eden, Australian Galleries, Sydney


1996
Siddhartha the Horse, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
Scenic World, Blue Mountains, NSW
Sculpture by the Sea, W.A
Western Sydney Sculpture Award, Campbelltown, NSW
Tom Bass Sculpture Award, Sydney, NSW


2019
Fishes Ghost Award, Campbelltown, NSW
Blacktown Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
Swell Sculpture Award, Currumbin beach, QLD
Eden Sculpture Award, Sydney, NSW
Salon de Refuse, Sydney, NSW
Deakin University Small Sculpture Award, Melbourne, VIC
Small Sculpture Award, Redleaf Council Cambers
Toorak Sculpture Award, Melbourne, VIC
Bayside Sculpture, Sydney, NSW
Scenic World, Blue mountains, NSW


2018
Stairwell Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Edge Projects, Sydney, NSW
Tom Bass Sculpture Award, Sydney, NSW
All we can’t see, Yellow House


2017
Nanda/Hobbs, Christmas Show, NSW
Small Sculpture Award, Redleaf Council Chambers
Sydney Contemporary, Carriage works, NSW
Hidden sculpture prize, Rookwood
Hadley’s Art prize, Hobart, TAS
Scenic World sculpture award, Blue mountains, NSW
Kingaroy Sculpture Prize, Kingaroy
Harbourside Sculpture
North Sydney art prize, Coal loader, NSW


2016
Out of Hand, MAS
Shape shifters, National Tour
Contour 566, Canberra
Small Sculpture Award, Redleaf Council Chambers
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
Vivid Sydney
Scenic World sculpture award, Blue mountains
Wollongong Sculpture Award, Botanical gardens, Wollongong
Sculpture on the Edge, Beramgui
Tom Bass figurative sculpture, Juniper hall, Sydney


2015
Fishes Ghost art Award, Campbelltown Gallery, NSW
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Bondi
Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks
Wynne prize, Sculpture Art Gallery NSW
Swell Sculpture Award,Currumbin Beach, Queensland
Motion, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, NSW
Harbor Sculpture Award, Sydney
Deakin University Small sculpture Award, Deakin Uni Gallery, VIC
Moreton Bay Art Award, North Sydney Art Prize


2014
Coal Loader, North Sydney
McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award, McClelland, VIC
Melbourne Art Fair, VIC
Cliftens art award, Sydney, NSW
Vivid, The Rocks, NSW
Harbor Side sculpture, Sydney, NSW
Scenic World sculpture award, Blue mountains, NSW
Saw Millers Sculpture award, Milson point Sydney, NSW
Gold Coast Art prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD
Fishes Ghost art Award, Campbelltown Gallery, NSW
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Redleaf Council Chambers, NSW
Lambrigg Sculpture park, Canberra, ACT
Dissentience, Tin Sheds gallery, NSW
Making Tracks, ANU Art Gallery, NSW
Inside the Silos, Del Mar Gallery, NSW
Mt Buller Sculpture Prize, Mt Buller, VIC
Fishers Ghost Award, Campbelltown Gallery, NSW
Vivid Festival, The Rocks, NSW
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery, NSW
Blacktown City Art prize, Blacktown, NSW
Mungo’s Studio, Summer Hill, NSW
Fishes Ghost, Campbelltown Gallery, NSW
Christmas Show Iain Dawson Gallery


2013
Gold Coast Art prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD
Fishes Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Gallery, NSW
Woollahra Small Sculpture prize, Redleaf council chambers,NSW
Lambrigg Sculpture park, Canberra, ACT
Dissentience, Tin Sheds gallery, NSW
Making Tracks, ANU Art Gallery, NSW
Inside the Silos, Del Mar Gallery, NSW
Mt Buller Sculpture Prize, Mt Buller, VIC


2012
Fishers Ghost Award, Campbelltown Gallery, NSW
Vivid Festival The Rocks, NSW
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery, NSW
Blacktown City Art prize, Blacktown, NSW
Mungo’s Studio, Summer Hill, NSW


2011
Fishes Ghost, Campbelltown Gallery, NSW


2010
Christmas Show, Iain Dawson Gallery
Fishes Ghost, Campbelltown Gallery, NSW
Woollahra Winners Travelling Small Sculpture, Nationally

Awards & Recognition


2019
Winner “People’s Choice Award” Swell Sculpture Award
Winner sculpture Scenic World: Staff award and Exhibiting Award
Australian Post-Graduate Award


2018
Highly commended at Northbridge Art Prize


2017
Winner NAVA Art Environmental Award Scenic World
URM Sustainability prize harbour side Sculpture


2016
Winner Toorak Sculpture Award
Winner Wollongong Sculpture Award
Winner Tom Bass Figurative Sculpture Award
Winner Environmental Award Sculpture on the Edge


2015
Winner Sustainability Award, Harbourside Sculpture
Alumni award Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi


2014
Winner of Cliften’s art Award Sydney
Winner Staff Award Scenic World


2013
Winner of the Mt Buller Sculpture Award


2011
Winner Blacktown Sculpture Prize
3D Scanning Sponsored by Qubic


2009
3D body scanning sponsored by the Institute of Sport, Canberra


2006
Winner of the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize


2005
Highly Commended Cromwell’s Art Prize
Highly Commended Willoughby 3D Open Art Prize
New Work Grant Australian Arts Council (emerging artist)
Winner of the Linden Postcard Show


2004
Winner of the COFA UNSW Emerging artist award


2003
3D laser scanning sponsored by New Dawn 3D


2002
Australian Post-Graduate Research scholarship


2000
ARTS ACT Equipment Grant

Publications‍
2016
Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital, MAAS Media
2015
Digital Handmade: Craftsmanship in the New Industrial Revolution, Thames &Hudson
McClelland Sculpture Survey Catalogue
Collections and Commissions
Bega Valley Regional Gallery
South Australian University
Arboretum
ArtBankSoldiers Point Marina, NSW
Woollarha Council chambers, NSW
Mt Buller Ski resort, VIC
Vivid Sydney 2013,14,16

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David Truncated
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A$ 1,200.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, David Truncated, 2019, Nylon, steel, glass and spray paint, 36 x 12 x 10cm, Edition 2 of 3
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WTF
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A$ 550.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, WTF, 2017, Laser etched glass, oil paint and metal leaf with plywood support and frame, 53 x 53 x 3.5 cm
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Wobble Face
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A$ 550.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Wobble Face, 2017, Laser etched glass, oil paint and metal leaf with plywood support and frame, 53 x 40 x 3.5 cm
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Whatever
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A$ 18,000.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Whatever, 2012, Fibreglass, wood steel and paint, 180cm x 42cm x 63cm, Edition of 4 + 2 APs
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The Space Between Us lll
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A$ 6,500.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, The Space Between Us III, 2020, Bronze, 35.5 x 22 x 13 cm, Edition 2 of 12
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Space Between Us ll
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A$ 6,500.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Space Between Us II, 2020, Bronze, 35 x 18.5 x 16 cm, Edition 2 of 12
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Space Between Us l
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A$ 6,500.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Space Between Us I, 2020, Bronze, 34.5 x 12 x 14 cm, Edition 2 of 12
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Shadow Dancer
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A$ 16,500.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Shadow Dancer, 2018, Bronze, 70 x 35 x 30 cm, Edition 9 of 15
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Self Portrait
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A$ 3,500.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Self Portrait, 2018, Bronze, 30 x 12.5 x 10 cm, Edition of 15
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Man At The Edge
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A$ 5,200.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Man At The Edge, Bronze and marble, 22 x 53cm, Edition 1 of 15
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Gold Cap
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A$ 450.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Gold Cap, 2017, Laser etched glass, oil paint and metal leaf with plywood support and frame, 39 x 40 x 3.5 cm
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Don Quixote
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A$ 1,800.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Don Quixote, 2019, Nylon, steel, glass and spray paint, 35 cm x 30cm x 15cm, Edition of 3
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Digitised Woman
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A$ 3,800.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Digitised Woman, 2018, Bronze 30 x 10 x 10cm, Edition of 15
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Digitised Man
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A$ 3,800.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Digitised Man, 2018, Bronze, 30 x 10 x 10 cm, Edition of 15
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Deep Fake
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A$ 4,900.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Deep Fake, 2018, Bronze, 30cm x 13cm x 15cm, Edition 1 of 15
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Bronze House ll
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A$ 550.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Bronze House II, 2017, Laser etched glass, oil paint and metal leaf with plywood support and frame, 42 x 48 x 3.5 cm
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Bronze House
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A$ 650.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Bronze House, 2017, Laser etched glass, oil paint and metal leaf with plywood support and frame, 66 x 48 x 3.5 cm
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Avatar
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A$ 12,000.00 AUD
Louis Pratt, Avatar, 2017, Bronze and Brass, 74cm x 30cm x 30cm, Edition 3 of 9
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