Cheralyn Lim has an assemblage-based practice that combines paper, painting and sculpture to explore abstraction in everyday imagery. Personal narratives drive her work. The result is colourful, immersive and tactile, with a playful sensibility. 

Recent solo exhibitions include Paperwork at BUS Projects (2015), White Knuckles (2015) at Mailbox Art Space and Sandhopper (2014) at c3 Contemporary Art Space. She has participated in group exhibitions such as Blue miles for the ocean… (2013) at BUS Projects and Coloured Light Plays (2013) curated by Sandra Bridie and Craig Burgess. She has worked collaboratively with artists including painter Max Lawrence White, with whom she exhibited at DUDSPACE (2013). She also has an ongoing collaborative practice with printmaker Jaime Powell.

Cheralyn is a member of 5 Press, a group of five artists brought together by an appreciation for handmade books and prints. With 5 Press she participated in Melbourne Art Book Fair 2016 at the NGV and Artspace’s Volume Art Book Fair 2015. She was also a board member and administrator of Knight St Art Space, an artist-run space born out of her time at the Victorian College of the Arts, where she studied painting from 2009-2011.


E D U C A T I O N
2011
Bachelor of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank

S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S
2017
Forthcoming - Blockwork, Rubicon ARI, North Melbourne
Pairwork, The Alderman Bar, Brunswick East
2015      
Paperwork, BUS Projects, Collingwood
White Knuckles, Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne
2014   
Sandhopper, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford
2013   
Workers, Seventh Gallery (Workers Window), Collingwood
Flamingo, The Food Court, Docklands
2012   
Rockpool, Bus Projects, Melbourne
THE BINGE, Knight St Art Space, Footscray
Here Comes the Rain Again, Platform Artists Group (Sample), Melbourne
2010      
We Will Shoot Flaming Flowers, Experimental Art Space, MU Student Union, Parkville
Psychoburbs, Experimental Art Space, MU Student Union, Parkville

C O L L A B O R A T I V E   P R O J E C T S
2015
She Drives the Car with Jaime Powell, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray
2014
Howl with Gonzalo Ceballos, Brunswick Arts Space, Brunswick
2013             
Forced Collaboration with Max Lawrence White, DUDSPACE, Melbourne
2012            
Riprap with Jaime Powell, Little Woods Gallery, Collingwood

S E L E C T E D   G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S
2017
Forthcoming - ONE, Junior Space, Fitzroy
2014
FRUIT as part of Channel G, West Space, Melbourne
Artist's Books (reprised), George Paton Gallery, Parkville
HELLO SUMMER!, Soap Bar Launderette, Carlton
NOW Pop-Up Exhibition, The Ownership Project, Fitzroy
2013            
MINT, Space 32, South Yarra
Blue miles for the ocean, green miles through the palm trees, and yellow miles over sandy stretches,
BUS Projects, Collingwood
Coloured Light Plays, the Alderman Bar, Brunswick East
HOUSEWARMING, Bus Projects, Collingwood

G R A N T S
2014
ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

5  P R E S S
May 2017
Forthcoming - Exhibitor (5 Press) at the MCA Zine Fair 2017
March 2017
Exhibitor (5 Press) at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017, National Gallery of Victoria
November 2016
Exhibitor (5 Press) at Print Space as part of Abbotsford Convent Open Spaces 2016, Abbotsford
May 2016
Exhibitor (5 Press) at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2016, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
September 2015
Exhibitor (5 Press) at Volume Art Book Fair, Artspace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney

O T H E R
September 2015
Curator (Knight St Projects), MACHINES FOR DISAPPEARING, Bus Projects, Melbourne
February 2013 – present            
Front of House at Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray
2013 – 2015
Volunteer at BUS Projects
2011 2013
Volunteer at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen; Daine Singer Gallery, Melbourne; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

C O L L E C T I O N S
Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library, The University of Melbourne

S T O C K I S T S
Junior Space, Fitzroy
Guild of Objects, North Melbourne
The Souvenir Society