Selina Ou

Selina Ou

Selina Ou is known for her large-scale colour photographs of metropolitan working life. In documentary style, she often seeks out employees in the service industry. In her works, she explores themes of identity and consumerism.

Ou was born in Malaysia and moved to Australia at the age of two. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours majoring in Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts, and now lives and works in Melbourne. Ou has undertaken numerous artist residencies in Australia, China, Japan, Chile and the USA, funded by grants from the Australia Council, Arts Victoria and by municipalities in China and Japan. She has also been the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts Greene Street residency in New York and the Gertrude Contemporary studio residency. Awarded the ANZ Emerging Artist Award in 2005, Ou’s work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash Gallery of Art, Hobart City Council, Artbank, the Australia Council and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Chile. Her work is also included in the UBS Art Collection and the JGS Collection in New York, as well as in numerous private collections.

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2009
The Australia Council of the Arts (Visual Art) Skills and Arts Development Grant, Greene St, NYC, three-month residency
2008
Arts Victoria, International Cultural Exchange Grant
2006
The Australia Council of the Arts, New Work – Established Grant
2005
ANZ Emerging Artist Award
2003
The Australia Council of the Arts (Visual Art) Skills and Arts Development Grant
Tokyo, three-month residency
The City of Hobart Art Prize, Photography
The Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Melbourne
2002
The Pat Corrigan Artists' Grant, NAVA
1998
George Hicks Award, VCA School of Art Awards, 1998
Highest Scoring Print in Architectural / Industrial / Scientific category for the Victorian Photography Student of the Year Awards
VCA Student Union Art Shop Prize, Proud, 1998

RESIDENCIES
2011
The Australia Council of the Arts New York studio residency, New York
Studio Residency, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
2010
Studio Residency, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
2008
Art as a bridge, Oyamazaki ArtFesta 2008, Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Msuem of Art and the
Kyoto University of Art & Design, Japan
2007
Women in Research, 2 week artist in residence, Monash University, Melbourne
2006
South Project,TRANS VERSA: conversing across the south, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo,
Santiago,Chile
2005
Australia Council for the Arts Tokyo studio residency, Japan
2004
The Pat Corrigan Artist Residency, Gold Coast, Queesland
2001
Artist in Residence, Eltham Secondary College, Victoria

COLLECTIONS
The National Gallery of Victoria
Pat Corrigan Collection
The Hobart City Council, Hobart
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
The Esk Collection, Hobart
The Australia Council, Sydney
Auscorp, Sydney
Art & Australia
The Joy of Giving Something Inc., New York
The UBS Collection, Zurich
Artbank, Sydney
Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile
Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland
Private collections: Australia, USA, Holland

Showing all 64 artworks

Selina Ou Fruit and Vegetables Stall #1, La Vega Central, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Hardware Store #5, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Calzado Sport Shoe Stall, Central Station, Santiago, Chile, 2006 c-type print 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Magazine Stand, Central Station, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print 100 x 100 cm Sold
Selina Ou Kiosk, Mercado Central, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print 100 x 100 cm Sold
Selina Ou Supermarket assistant, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, 2005 c-type print 120 x 120 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Raquel, Waitress and Fashion Designer, Nolita, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Text Messaging, Maruyama Park, Kyoto, 2005 c-type photo, edition 3 of 8 120 x 120 cm Sold
Selina Ou Magazine Stand, Matacuna Street, Central Station, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c type print, Artist's proof A/P 1 of 3 65 x 65 cm Sold
Selina Ou Watch Store, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Fruit and Vegetables Stall, Procidencia, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Snack stand, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Hardware Store #2, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006 c-type print 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Tim, Hair Stylist, Lower East Side, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Jerome, Retail Assistant and Fashion Designer, Soho, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Derek, Student, Chrystie St, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Phillip, Manager, Bustin Boards, Lower East Side, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Craig and Christopher, Marines, Intrepid Museum, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Issa and Lamine, Taxi Mechanics, Upper West Side, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Clementine, Liz and Billy Bob, Mercer-Houston Dog Run, Greenwich Village, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Magazine Stand, Central Station, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Calzado Sport Shoe Stall, Central Station, Santiago, Chile, 2006 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Magazine Stand, Matacuna Street, Central Station, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Kiosk, Mercado Central, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm Sold
Selina Ou Hardware Store #4, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Food Store, La Vega Central, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm Sold
Selina Ou Hardware Store #2, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Hardware Store #1, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Text Messaging, Maruyama Park, Kyoto, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm
Selina Ou Supermarket assistant, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm
Selina Ou School Photograph, Daibutsu, Kotokuin Temple, Kamakura, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm
Selina Ou Roadworker, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm
Selina Ou Landscape Gardening, Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm Sold
Selina Ou Building Construction Site, Shinjuku, Tokyo, edition 1/8, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm Sold
Selina Ou Baseball training, Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto, 2005 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou After Hours Kiosk, Shinagawa Station, Tokyo, 2005, 2005 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Food Store, La Vega Central, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print 100 x 100 cm Sold
Selina Ou Hardware Store #4, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Hardware Store #1, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006 c-type print 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou School Photograph, Daibutsu, Kotokuin Temple, Kamakura, 2005 c-type print 120 x 120 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Landscape Gardening, Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto, 2005 c-type print, edition 5 of 8 120 x 120 cm Sold
Selina Ou Baseball Training at Myoshinji Temple, Arashiyama, 2005 c type print, Artist's proof A/P 1 of 3 65 x 65 cm Sold
Selina Ou We Love Green Convenience Store, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, 2005 c-type print, edition 1 of 8 120 x 120 cm Sold
Selina Ou Building Construction Site, Shinjuku, Tokyo, edition 1/8, 2005 c-type print 120 x 120 cm Sold
Selina Ou Young Couple with Deer, Nara, 2005 c-type photo, edition 5 of 8 120 x 120 cm Sold
Selina Ou Virgin Cinema Attendants, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, 2005 c-type print 120 x 120 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Roadworker, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 2005 c-type photo, edition 3 of 8 120 x 120 cm Sold
Selina Ou We Love Green Convenience Store, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm Sold
Selina Ou After Hours Kiosk, Shinagawa Station, Tokyo, 2005, 2005 c-type photo 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Issa and Lamine, Taxi Mechanics, Upper West Side, New York, 2011 c-type photo, edition 1 of 5 100 x 100 cm Sold
Selina Ou Carolyn and Janet, Lolitas, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, New York, 2011 c-type photo 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Craig and Christopher, Marines, Intrepid Museum, New York, 2011 c-type photo 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Phillip, Manager, Bustin Boards, Lower East Side, New York, 2011 c-type photo 100 x 100 cm Sold
Selina Ou Derek, Student, Chrystie St, New York, 2011 c-type photo 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Jerome, Retail Assistant and Fashion Designer, Soho, New York, 2011 c-type photo 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Tim, Hair Stylist, Lower East Side, New York, 2011 c-type photo 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Raquel, Waitress and Fashion Designer, Nolita, New York, 2011 c-type photo 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Carolyn and Janet, Lolitas, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Young Couple with Deer, Nara, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm
Selina Ou Fruit and Vegetables Stall #2, La Vega Central, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Hardware Store #3, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Darren, Model and Carlito, Artist, Soho, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Darren, Model and Carlito, Artist, Soho, New York, 2011 c-type photo 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Clementine, Liz and Billy Bob, Mercer-Houston Dog Run, Greenwich Village, New York, 2011 c-type photo 100 x 100 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Virgin Cinema Attendants, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, 2005 c-type print 120 x 120 cm $3,300.00
Selina Ou Carolyn and Janet, Lolitas, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Watch Store, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Snack stand, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Fruit and Vegetables Stall, Procidencia, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Fruit and Vegetables Stall #2, La Vega Central, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Fruit and Vegetables Stall #1, La Vega Central, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Hardware Store #5, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Hardware Store #3, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Raquel, Waitress and Fashion Designer, Nolita, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Tim, Hair Stylist, Lower East Side, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Jerome, Retail Assistant and Fashion Designer, Soho, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Derek, Student, Chrystie St, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Phillip, Manager, Bustin Boards, Lower East Side, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Craig and Christopher, Marines, Intrepid Museum, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Issa and Lamine, Taxi Mechanics, Upper West Side, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Clementine, Liz and Billy Bob, Mercer-Houston Dog Run, Greenwich Village, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Darren, Model and Carlito, Artist, Soho, New York, 2011 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Calzado Sport Shoe Stall, Central Station, Santiago, Chile, 2006 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Magazine Stand, Central Station, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Magazine Stand, Matacuna Street, Central Station, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Hardware Store #4, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006-07 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Hardware Store #2, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Hardware Store #1, Matucana Street, Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile, 2006 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou Young Couple with Deer, Nara, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm
Selina Ou Text Messaging, Maruyama Park, Kyoto, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm
Selina Ou Supermarket assistant, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm
Selina Ou School Photograph, Daibutsu, Kotokuin Temple, Kamakura, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm
Selina Ou Roadworker, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 2005 c-type print, editioned 120 x 120 cm
Selina Ou Baseball training, Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto, 2005 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm
Selina Ou After Hours Kiosk, Shinagawa Station, Tokyo, 2005, 2005 c-type print, editioned 100 x 100 cm