Rob Riley CV


2000 Master of Art – College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
1989 Graduate Diploma in Education – Sydney Institute of Education, Sydney C.A.E.
1987 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) – City Art Institute, Sydney C.A.E.

Professional Teaching Experience

2014 – Present Head of Art, William Clark College, Kellyville, NSW
2006 – 2013 Radford College, Bruce, ACT
2000 – 2005 Marist College Canberra, Pearce, ACT
1992 – 1998 St Aloysius’ College, Milsons Point, NSW

Professional Arts Practice


2005 Winner, CAW Annual Exhibition Prize, judged by Helen Maxwell of Helen Maxwell Gallery, ACT

Solo Exhibitions:

2016 WE AM: The (Art) Life of Riley, collaborative exhibition with Rob, Cate, Ginny and Oscar Riley; Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2014 Conjugal Relations, collaborative exhibition with Cate Riley, Gallery8, Millers Point, Sydney
2013 Conjugal Relations (in collaboration with Cate Riley) Belconnen Arts Centre, Belconnen ACT
  A Fusion of Two Elements (in collaboration with Cate Riley) M16 Artspace, Griffith ACT
2011 Screen Graphics – Common Sites, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka ACT
2006 Stars + Axioms, M16 Artspace Gallery, Kingston ACT
2005 The SmileyRiley Show, M16 Artspace Gallery, Kingston ACT
2002 WIP Show, Duffy Art Gallery, Shop 2 Duffy Place, Duffy ACT
1998 Scenes from the Primordial Garden, A. Roland Hump Galleries, Surry Hills NSW
1997 Rob Riley is Seeking Psychosexual Satisfaction, A. Roland Hump Galleries, Redfern NSW
1996 Rob Riley is Super Mr Pumpkinhead, Natural High Gallery/Café, Darlinghurst NSW
1995 Super Mr Pumpkinhead Sees the Juicy Fruit, ARDT Gallery, Leichhardt NSW
1991 Cold and Hungry — Banished from the Garden, NCA Gallery, Darlinghurst NSW
1984 Paintings Pertaining to the Sensation of Keyboard Improvisation, Upcake Gallery, Fairfield NSW

Group Exhibitions:

2012 The Green Room, M16 Artspace Gallery, Griffith ACT
2011 XXX, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka ACT
2009 Urambi Residents’ Exhibition, Urambi Village Community Centre
2007 M16:Now, M16 Artspace Gallery
2006 Missing in Action, M16 Artspace Gallery
2005 Vinyl, end of year Christmas exhibition/charity fund-raiser, M16 Artspace Gallery
CAW Annual Prize Exhibition (winner), M16 Artspace Gallery
5 Breaths, 5 Artists Explore the Theme of the Spirit, M16 Artspace Gallery
4-Sale, M16 Member Artists, M16 Artspace Gallery
2004 M16 Member Artists Spring Group Show, M16 Artspace
TopACT, Teachers of Photography in the ACT, ANU School of Art Gallery
Those Who Can, ACT Art Teachers Show, Canberra Grammar School
Canberra Art Workshop Annual Exhibition, M16 Artspace
2003 Wee Jasper Art Show, Wee Jasper
Canberra Art Prize Exhibition, Italo-Australian Club
1999 Masters Students’ Graduating Show, CoFA, UNSW
1996 No Holds Barred 2, Stripp Gallery, Melbourne
1995 No Holds Barred, Airspace Gallery, Redfern
Local Artists Show, ARDT Gallery, Leichhardt
Get Toasted, Toast Gallery, Sydney
Distrazione ed Innovazione (Distraction and Innovation), Harbourside Brasserie, Pier One
1991 Mixed Bag, Ten Taylor Street Gallery, Darlinghurst
1986 Graduating Students’ Show, City Art Institute, Paddington
1983 Group Show, Charles Street Gallery, Parramatta

Other Professional Experience

2006 – 2003 M16 Artspace, Kingston, ACT (
Chair, Board of Management
Present – 2002 Fadstudios (formerly smileyrileyfadstudio)
Business Manager