• Dean Cross, A Dog; a dog, 2022, pure pigment print on poly-cotton canvas, 164 x 111 cm
  • Dean Cross, Discontinued (FIRE), 2015, framed extinct fuji film 3000b, 8 x 10.5 cm (artwork), 40 x 50 cm (framed), unique
  • Dean Cross, Discontinued (HORSE), 2015, framed extinct fuji film 3000b, 8 x 10.5 cm (artwork), 40 x 50 cm (framed), unique
  • Dean Cross, And You may find Yourself living in an Age of Mass Extinction, 2022, pure pigment on Canson Platine 310gsm, 120 x 90 cm, edition of 5 + 2AP
  • Installation view, Dean Cross, Icarus, my Son, at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, 2021. Photo: Brenton McGeachi
  • Installation view, Dean Cross, Sometimes I Miss the Applause, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2022. Photo: Christian Capurro.
  • Dean Cross, Prima Facie (B.F), 2021, mixed media, dimensions variable
  • Dean Cross, Axiom #1, 2021, fabricated neon, edition 1 of 3
  • Dean Cross, Woodchop: Without You I am Nothing (Curtis Bennett/White Ash), 2021, 4K video with sound, production still, 15:24
  • Dean Cross, 
Father & Son (DDLS - ICRS), 2021
, rhodamine B, gouache, oil stick, paper, synthetic polymer, found photograph on Saunders Waterford, 425 gsm
, 76 x 56 cm (paper size, each); 87 x 68 cm (framed, each)
  • Dean Cross, 
Fair’s Fare (text painting), 2021
, synthetic polymer on unstretched canvas, mounted and framed, 
111 x 141 cm
  • Exhibition view of Dean Cross,Chariot, 2020, wallpaper installation dimensions variable; and The boy in the moon grew up and got arrested, 2020, synthetic polymer on linen with jerry can, 119 cm diameter (painting), 47 x 35 x 13 cm (jerry can)
  • Dean Cross, You, Me, Us + Them, 2009-2019, synthetic polymer, and charcoal on canvas with carpet, found image and possum skin, 224 x 210 cm
  • Dean Cross, I WILL NEVER DANCE AGAIN, 2009-2019, oil, synthetic polymer and charcoal on unstretched canvas and linen, synthetic polymer paints on acrylic (panel), 200 x 160 cm
  • Dean Cross, Mine/Mine, 2019, oil stick on unstretched linen, 208 x 196 cm
  • Dean Cross, ONE BILLION, 2020, oil paint with oil stick on found canvas, 79 x 56 cm
  • Dean Cross, COUNTRY, 2020 oil, synthetic polymer and oil stick on 600gsm Saunders smooth cotton cold pressed paper 163 x 124.5 cm (polyptych, framed)
  • Dean Cross, COUNTRY, 2020, archival felt-tip pen on Arches 300gsm paper 29.7 x 21 cm
  • Dean Cross, BARRICADE, 2018, HD video with sound
  • Dean Cross, TACTICAL OVERCOMING, 2018, synthetic polymer on Australian wool, 150 x 248 cm
  • Dean Cross, Almost but not quite, 2018, pure pigment print on cotton rag, 54.9 x 84.1 cm
  • Dean Cross, PolyAustralis #16 (NICK CAVE), 2016, archival inkjet print on cotton rag, 54.9 x 84.1 cm
  • Dean Cross, PolyAustralis #26 (SIR LES PATERSON), 2016, archival inkjet print on cotton rag, 54.9 x 84.1 cm

Dean Cross

Dean Cross was born (1986) and raised on Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country and a Worimi man through his paternal bloodline. He is a paratactical artist interested in collisions of materials, ideas and histories. He is motivated by the understanding that his practice sits within a continuum of the oldest living culture on Earth – and enacts First Nations sovereignty through expanded contemporary art methodologies. He hopes to traverse the poetic and the political in a nuanced choreography of form and ideas.

He has shown his work extensively across Australia at galleries and museums including Art Gallery of South Australia, UNSW Galleries, Australian Centre of Photography, Artspace Sydney, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, and Alaska Projects. His work is collected by both public and private collections including: Art Gallery of South Australia; National Gallery of Victoria (Australia); and The Queensland University of Technology Art Museum (Australia).

Cross is the inaugural recipient of the Good Initiative Award, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery (2020), resulting in a two-part institutional solo exhibition at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery and Carriageworks. Titled Icarus, My Son, the first iteration was on view at the former location from 17 July to 28 August 2021, and the second at the latter from 17 November 2021 to 30 Jan 2022.

He was also awarded the School of Art and Design Drawing Prize, Australian National University (2017); the M16 ​Artspace Drawing Prize (2016); and Highly Commended,Macquarie Emerging Arts Prize (2015). Cross is a current resident of The Clothing Store Artist Studios, Carriageworks (Australia). He has completed residencies with the 4A Beijing Studio Program, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Australia); and Canberra Contemporary Art Space (Australia).

Cross is currently part of several institutional exhibitions, such as: the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, curated by Sebastian Goldspink, Art Gallery of South Australia; Primavera 2021: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; Sometimes I miss the Applause (solo exhibition), Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia; and From Impulse to Action, Bundanon Art Museum, Australia.