Cybele Cox is a Sydney based artist who uses ceramic sculpture, painting and drawing as an exploration of hallucination and the mythic world. She graduated from the College of Fine Arts in 1994 and is currently engaged in a Master of Fine Arts degree at Sydney College of the Arts. Cybele has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in Sydney (Mop Projects, Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown and Sheffer Gallery).

Cybele Cox’s latest work is part of a research project that attempts to reinvoke the occult practices of the past, with the understanding that the magic and ritual of these practices has been buried by Christianity and capitalism, and is now forgotten but sometimes glimpsed in art and altered states. These large totemic sculptures in glazed ceramic playfully evoke the rituals of repressed paganism. The idiosyncratic style is the personal handwriting of the artist, inspired by the functionality of the ritual object and the lost space of the dream state.

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Education

2015      Master of Fine Art, Sydney College of Art

1994      NSW College of Fine Arts (CoFA), BA Fine Arts, 

1991      The Julian Ashton Art School

Solo Exhibitions

2015      The Golden Flower Pot, with Ali Noble, Mop Projects, Chippendale

2012      Cave Dwellers, Eramboo Artist Environment, Terrey Hills  

2010      New Paintings, MOP Projects, Chippendale

2009      Cave Paintings, Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington

2007      Pluto Squared, blank_space gallery, Surry Hills

2001      Little Lies, Global Gallery, Paddington

Group Exhibitions

2014       Love Triangle, Sheffer Gallery, Darlington

2013      Brown Matter, with Anna John & Emily Hunt, Institute of Contemporary Art, Newtown               

2012      Between You and Me, Eramboo Artist Environment, Terrey Hills

2011      Speaks Volumes: The Ron & George Adams Collections, MOP, Chippendale

2008      Medium Shift, Gaffa Gallery, Surry Hills

2007      For Your Pleasure, Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

2003      Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay Arts and Industry Estate

2002      Phainting; 35 painters and 35 photographer Invited, Creative Photography Centre, Byron Bay Arts and Industry Estate

2001      Fisher Ghost Prize, Campbelltown Regional Gallery, NSW

Bibliography

2015      Two-Thousand, art blog, review, issue 483, soft jungle

2015      Art Collector, April-June edition., 2015, back pages

2015      Das Super Paper Online, http://dasplatforms.com/writing/the-golden-flower-pot-cybele-cox-and-ali-noble/

2007      DUKE Magazine, Issue: Trois, Interview: Raquel Welch & Emily Hunt

2001      Sydney Morning Herald, Metropolitan, 11th August 2001, pg.8  Lenny Ann Low, Little Lies by Cybele Cox,

2001      3D World Magazine, Ishil Itihyar, review, Little Lies, 15th August, pg.32

2001      Revolver Magazine Marc Heyning, Arts review; Go Global, 18th August, pg.21