Elyse de Valle

Born Melbourne, Australia 1986

 Elyse de Valle is an artist and archivist who engages with materials and site to express the conceptual concerns of her art practice. De Valle’s work explores little known narratives that permit her contemplation of creative labour, memory, trauma, loss and experience. It is often a pursuit to trace, re-examine and respond to social history, reflecting on how memory is encoded directly and indirectly within the built form.


Elyse de Valle completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours in 2012 and a Masters of Fine Art in 2015 at Monash University. She works from her artist studio as artist and archivist. Past work has included archiving, storage solutions and exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria and digital archiving at Museums Victoria. De Valle has held numerous solo and group shows around Australia and was awarded the 2018 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence program award, She has undertaken past residencies in Carrara and Noepoli, Italy and Dufftown, Scotland.



2015    Master of Fine Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC

2012    Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (first class), Monash University, Melbourne

2011    Bachelor of Visual Arts: Painting, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC

2011    Certificate IV Business Administration, Origin, Melbourne, VIC

2008    Bachelor of Social Science (incomplete), RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC

Solo Exhibitions

2017 The Frames That Remain, Bus Projects, Melbourne, VIC

2015     A Perverse Past: the persistence of objects, Monash University, Melbourne

2014     Rinaldi’s Poets, Palazzo Rinaldi Artists’ Residency, Noepoli, Italy

2013     Presence of Mind, Platform, Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

2013     Rencountering, White Street Project, Melbourne, VIC

2013     Imaging- Part 1, White Street Project, Melbourne, VIC

2012     Between Presence and Absence, Petaluma Feed and Grain Mill, CA, USA

Group Exhibitions

2018     Artists at Glenfiddich, 2018 International Residency Programme. Melissa M Button. Saejin Choi. Elyse de Valle. Rhona Jack. Gao Yu. Vanessa Maltese. Biplap Sarkar. Wang Teyu, Glenfiddich Whisky Distillery, Dufftown, Scotland

2017     Glenfiddich Artists in Residence program, 5 Finalists Exhibit; Elyse de Valle | Penelope Cain | Belem Lett | Lillian O’Neil | Hiromi Tango and Craig Walsh. Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW 

2017     Excavation, Elyse de Valle | Zoe Scoglio | Melanie Jayne Taylor
Curated by Simone Hine and Kyle Weise, Arts West, The University of Melbourne, VIC

2017     Unproductive Thinking, Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2015- 16     Darebin Art Prize, Bundoora Homestead, VIC  

2014    Incinerator Art Award, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne, VIC   

2014    Slip, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2013    Revel-8, Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Perth, WA

2012    MADA Graduate Show, Monash University Art & Design, Melbourne, VIC

2012    Revel-8, Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Perth, WA

2011    Graduand Show, Monash University Art & Design, Melbourne, VIC

Exhibitions – Curator/Installation 

2017    Wabi/Sabi, John Beaton, Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne, VIC


2018    Glenfiddich Artists in Residence, 2018 International Residency Programme. Glenfiddich Whisky Distillery, Dufftown, Scotland

2014    Palazzo Rinaldi Artists’ Residency, Noepoli, Italy

2014    Corsanini Studio Residency, Carrara, Italy


2017    Glenfiddich Artists in Residence program Award 2018

2015    Finalist for Darebin Art Prize

2014    Finalist for Incinerator Art Award

2014    Monash University Travel Grant

2013    Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

2012    Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces Award

2012    Honours Fine Art Award, Monash University

Bibliography and Selected Reviews

2017     Australian and New Zealand Artists in Residecne Prize - The 2017 Winner, Elyse de Valle, Glenfiddich. http://www.glenfiddich.com/
             Artist Elyse De Valle wins the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Program, Art Almanac, 22 September 2017

             Gina Fairly, Melbourne artist's career gets whisky boost, Arts Hub, 14 September 2017

             Giselle Bueti, Winner of the 15th annual Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Program Announced, 20 September 2017

2017     Unproductive thinking / Jessie Bullivant, Lauren Burrow, Eugene Carchesio, Laresa Kosloff, Rob McHaffie, Ian Milliss, Elyse de Valle and Simon Zoric. James Lynch, (Curator), (writer of catalogue essay). Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Exhibition Catalogue, ©2017

2016    Dan Rule, Our pick of what’s showing at galleries around town, The Age, 15 January

2015    A Perverse Past: The Persistence of Objects, Elyse de Valle, Monash University ©2015

2014    Incinerator Gallery, Incinerator Art Award Catalogue

2014    Dan Rule, In the Galleries; Slip, The Age, 10 May 2014

2013    Mall Becomes Gallery, Leader, 1 April 2013

2012    Disparate, Independently published, November 2012


2015    In conversation with Rachel Shepheard, Friday Best Magazine.


Voluntary Work

2008- 2014    Arts Project Australia, Melbourne, VIC

2012    The Oaks. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Petaluma, California, USA

2012    Creativity Explored, San Francisco, California, USA

2011    The Dax Centre, Melbourne, VIC