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Born: 1956, Sydney, Australia

EDUCATION: Diploma, National Gallery School of Art, Victorian College of Art Melbourne, Australia, 1976-78


2006: "Paintings and Drawings from the Gulf" Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans

2001: Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
1998: “Paintings and Drawings from the River” Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans

1995: Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans

1994: Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans

1991: Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans

1988: International House, New Orleans

1986: Bienville Gallery, New Orleans

1984: Bienville Gallery, New Orleans
1983: Bienville Gallery, New Orleans
1981: Bienville Gallery, New Orleans
1977: Murdoch Gallery, Victorian College of Art, Melbourne


2006: The Big Easy in the Big Apple: An exhibition from the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art, AXA Gallery, New York, NY
2005: Come Back Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans
2005: 200 Years of Louisiana Painting, AXA Gallery, New York, NY

2001: New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art
2000: International Development Bank Cultural Center Washington DC
“New Orleans: A Creative Odyssey”
1999-2000: “Green Woods and Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition Since 1950” traveling exhibition with catalog
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA
1999: “Outward Bound: American Art at the Brink of the Twenty-first Century” traveling exhibition; Meridian International Center’s White- Meyer Galleries, Washington DC; Hanoi; Ho Chi Minh City; Shanghai; Beijing; Singapore; Jakarta
1999: “Self Images” Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
1998: “Still Sixteen, Still Life” Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
“Too Many Fish in the Sean” Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans
1997: “Landscape Painting” Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans
“Drawing Exhibition” Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
1995: “Drawings 6” University of New Orleans, New Orleans
“Naked to Nude” Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
“Drawn to the Figure” Delgado Community College, New Orleans
Exhibition, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
1994: Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
“Inspired by Nature” St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
1993: Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1992: “Under Glass & In the Round” Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
1991: Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
1990: Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
1989: The Ruskin Exhibit, Sydney, Australia
1988: “Two Artists Exhibition” Bienville Gallery, New Orleans

1986: “Four Artists Exhibition” St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
1985: “Four Artists Exhibition” Lombard Society for the Development of the Arts, New Orleans
1984: “Two Artists Exhibition” 730 Mandeville Street, New Orleans
1983: St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA


State of Louisiana, Division of the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship, 1999


2000: David Johnson, “Haunted Wharves: The Paintings of Simon Gunning” Louisiana Cultural Vistas (Winter 1999-2000)
1998: Marian McLellan, “Father of Waters” New Orleans Art Review (November- December)

Lake Dougas, “Simon Gunning’s Mississippi River” exhibition catalog essay Galerie Simonne Stern (October)
Eric D. Bookhardt, “River Series” Gambit Weekly (October)
Michael Swindle, “2 Artists, 2 Takes on Landscape” Times Picayune Lagnaippe (October) Chris Waddington,

“Of Time and the River” The Oxford American Magazine 23 (September)

Chris Waddington, “Ogden Museum symposium has no walls, no boundaries” Times Picayune Lagnaippe (March 13)
Randloph Delahanty, The Ultimate Guide to New Orleans (Chronicle)
Cover illustration and all drawings

John Driscoll, The Artist and the American Landscape (First Glance Books, 1998), “Honey Island Swamp”
Linda Price, “Artist as Editor,” American Artist Magazine (Spring)
1997: Chris Waddington, Juried Exhibitions in Print (Winter)

Chris Waddington, New American Paintings IX (Open Studio Press)
Chris Waddintgon, “The Traveling Collector: New Orleans” Art & Antiques magazine (October)
Don Marshall, ed., Louisiana Garden and Nature Writing, contributions from selected writers, painters,

and poets (Vol. XIV, No 1, Louisiana Literature Publishers)
1996: Randolph Delahanty, Art in the American South: Works from the Ogden Collection (Louisiana State University Press)
Chris Waddington, “No place like home for landscape artists” Times Picayune Lagnaippe (September 13)
1995: Chris Waddington, “First Southeastern Competition,” New American Paintings Vol. I, No. III (Open Studio Press)
Chris Waddington, “It was a bountiful year for visual arts in New Orleans” Times Picayune Lagnaippe (December 29)
Chris Waddington, “Gunning’s paintings alive with everyday drama” Times Picayune (December 15)
1994: John Lawrence, “Simon Gunning’s Fictions” New Orleans Art Review (March- April 1994)
Chris Waddington, “Paintings pulse with a neighborhood rhythm,” Times Picayune Lagnaippe (February 11)
1992: H. Parrott Bacot, “Louisiana Art from the Roger Houston Ogden Collection”’ Exhibition catalog essay,

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (1992)
1991: Arthur Burke, “Honest Aussie” New Orleans Art Review (September-October)
Roger Green, “Australian captures swamp persuasively” Times Picayune, New Orleans (August 7)
1986: Roger Green, “Compelling contrasts at Bienville” Times Picayune, New Orleans (May 11)
1983: Roger Green, “A pleasing exhibit of old and new” Times Picayune, New Orleans 
(April 10)


Jackson MS Adams & Reese
New Orleans ITT Sheraton, Sheraton Hotel Morrison Productions
First Bank and Trust Company
Intermarine, Inc.
Middleburg, Riddle & Giana
Morgan and Keegan, Inc.
Murphy Rogers & Sloss
Ochsner Hospital Foundation
Whitney National Bank
Redmond WA Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

New Orleans New Orleans Museum of Art
City of New Orleans, Percent For Art Collection Armstrong International Airport
Ogden Museum of Southern Art

America Alabama Montgomery
California Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Diego, San Francisco, Studio City, Woodside Connecticut New Canaan
Illinois Chicago
Kentucky Florence
Louisiana Baton Rouge, Destrahan, Lafayette New Orleans, Metairie, Ruston, Sunshine New York, New York City
Pennsylvania Merion
Texas Houston, Kemah, Richardson
Australia Brisbane, Canberra, New South Wales, Perth, Sydney, Victoria
England London
France Paris, New York, USA

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