Krista Berga
Un 1 (2000)
Bronze

Biography
1970
Born in Auckland, New Zealand
198897 Lived and studied Brisbane
19972001 Lived and worked Sydney 
200102 Lived and worked Stockholm, travel and studies in Europe 
200204 Lives and works Brisbane

Studies
200102
Self-funded study (sculpture and drawing), major museums and galleries, Europe
199396 Life drawing under David Paulson, Brisbane
198991 Bachelor of Communication (with distinction), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Solo Exhibitions
2004 Its a Wonderful Life, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
I can endure a sunset green with poison, Hassell Architects, Brisbane
I can endure a sunset green with poison, Gadens Lawyers, Brisbane
2003 Its a Wonderful Life, BMGArt, Adelaide
Its a Wonderful Life, MaunsellHughes Gallery, Sydney
2001 Sculptures and drawings, studio show, Stockholm, Sweden
2000 Everything Awake: New Paintings, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Un: New Sculptures, BMG Art, Adelaide
William Wright, studio exhibition, Sydney
1999 Sculptures and drawings, studio show, Sydney
1998 F & ML, Sherman Galleries: Artbox, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney

Group Exhibitions
2004 Temperature: Survey of Queensland Sculpture, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane
2003 Australian Sculptors Survey, BMGArt, Adelaide
200204 Fathoming: Contemporary Australian Sculpture, A RGAQ travelling exhibition to: Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Cairns Regional Gallery, Noosa Regional Gallery, Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Tamworth City Gallery, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery, Geelong Art Gallery, Ararat Art Gallery, Mildura Arts Centre
2000 Inaugural Exhibition, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
The Kedumba National Drawing Award
1999 The 1999 Archibald Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (touring to regional NSW and Victoria)
Wee, Gallery 19, Sydney
1996 Noir, Fortitude Gallery, Brisbane
The First Brisbane International Art Fair, Coronation Motel, Brisbane

Commissions
2004
Portrait of Warren Ellis, Paris and Melbourne (private commission)
2003 Portrait of Milissa Dietz, Sydney (private commission)
Portrait of Geoff Corbett, Brisbane (private commission)
2001 Un, 3 metre black bronze sculpture, Republic2, East Sydney
Barrie Kosky (portrait), Vienna

Lectures
200204 Regional galleries and museums of Cairns, Townsville, Hervey Bay, Tweed Valley, and Tamworth (for Fathoming: Contemporary Australian Sculpture, touring 15 regional galleries and museums in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria 2002 to 2004)
2003 School of Architecture, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, July and August 2003
2002 National Sculpture Symposium, Gold Coast, July 2002

Residencies
200203 Artist in Residence, Urban Art Projects Foundry, Brisbane (developing into a partnership extending to 2005)

Bibliography
Auty, Giles, Saving face, Review, The Weekend Australian, 2728 March 1999, p.23
Auty, Giles, Australian painting climbs up off the canvas, The Weekend Australian, 2021 March 1999, p.3
Belle magazine, June/July 2003 
Black+White magazine, July 2003
Black+White magazine, July 2001
Genocchio, Benjamin, Drawing to a conclusion, Review,The Weekend Australian, November 1112, p.19
Kubler, Alison, Fathoming: Contemporary Australian Sculpture, Catalogue, 2002
McLean, Sandra, Shift from conception to representation, Arts, Courier-Mail, 12 June 2002
Martin-Chew, Louise, Pieces from the heart, Review, Weekend Australian, 13-14 July 2002
Martin-Chew, Louise, Fathoming: Contemporary Australian Sculpture, Australian Art Collector, October 2002
Monument, Special Issue, February 2002
Noir, The Weekend Independent, June 1996
Regional newspapers of New South Wales and Victoria, 1999 Archibald Prize Exhibition (touring regional New South Wales and Victoria to 2000) 
Regional newspapers of Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria, Fathoming: Contemporary Australian Sculpture (touring 15 regional galleries and museums in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria 2002 to 2004)
Regional Galleries Association of Queensland, Fathoming: Contemporary Australian Sculpture, Brisbane, 2002
Sims, Adam, Honours Thesis, Australian Painting, University of Sydney, 2001
Smart, William, Let the Light Come In: Republic2 Burley Katon Halliday, Monument, Residential Special Issue 02.01, pp. 9599
Smee, Sebastian, Between the Lines, Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 November 2000, p.12
Smee, Sebastian, Cheques in the mail ... , The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 October 2000, p.2
Sydney Morning Herald, Its a Wonderful Life, Spotlight, 12 March 2003, p.10
Weekend Independent, Review, June 1996
Worfold, Chris, Its a Wonderful Life, Catalogue, Sydney and Adelaide, 2003
Wright, William, Everything Awake, Catalogue, Brisbane, 2000
Wright, William, Un, Catalogue, Adelaide, 2000

Collections
  Daniel Besen Collection, Melbourne
Gadens Lawyers Collection, Brisbane
Kedumba National Drawing Award Collection, Sydney
Owen-Simpson Collection, Brisbane
Sherman Collection, Sydney
Private collections in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia