Amina McConvell

Amina McConvell (b. Darwin, 1983) is a Darwin based, visual artist, independent curator, creative producer and community arts worker. McConvell is a graduate of the National Art School, Sydney, Batchelor of Fine Art (2007), where she majored in painting and drawing. She subsequently undertook an honours year at Charles Darwin University (2012), majoring in experimental drawing and installation. McConvell’s honours graduate work Uncertainty Factors was included in Hatched: The National Graduates Exhibition at PICA. In 2012 McConvell was awarded a Darmasiswa Scholarship to study for one year at the Indonesian Institute of Art, Yogyakarta, supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust. As a visual artist McConvell works primarily in Geometric Conceptualism and Non-Objective abstraction with a practice that spans large-scale mural painting, wall drawing, sculptural assemblage and installation. McConvell’s works typically engage with concepts from scientific philosophy or notions of ‘pure’ abstraction and intuitive composition. McConvell has exhibited her mural and installation works extensively across Australia and in Southeast Asia, including at; Watch This Space (Alice Springs) Jogja Gallery (Yogyakarta/Indonesia), Sangkring Project Space (Yogyakarta/Indonesia), KRACK! STUDIO (Yogyakarta/Indonesia), Griffith University Art Gallery (Brisbane), Verge Gallery/University of Sydney, Firstdraft (Sydney), Sydney Non Objective (Sydney), J-Studio (Manila/Philippines), 98B COLLABoratory (Manila/Philippines) and c3 Contemporary Art Space (Melbourne), Unit 1 Workshop & Gallery (London/UK) and Despina Contemporary Art Space (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil). McConvell has been included in the Gertrude Contemporary Studio 18 residency program and has received numerous grants and awards for work as a visual artist, curator and creative producer.