The Archibald

Jason Phu

Jason Phu

“Sometimes you talk to artists, and they say they have to paint every single day, every minute. I think maybe that’s like a mental illness or something.”

Art Style: Chinese Landscape
Archibald Finalist: 2 Times (2015 Lisa Havilah, 2014 Evan Hughes)

2017 Archibald Sitter: Lin Jong (AFL Player – Western Bulldogs)

Jason Phu studied at COFA (Sydney) graduating with honours in 2011. He has been in residencies at CAFA (Beijing), NSCAD (Nova Scotia), DAC Studios (Chongqing), CAP Studio (Chiang Mai) and Organhaus (Chongqing). Jason has had solo exhibitions across Australia including at Nicholas Projects, CCAS Gorman Arts Centre, Alaska Projects and Ray Hughes Gallery. He won the Sulman Prize and received a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship in 2015, which has allowed him to base his practice between China and Australia. In 2017 he was a finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize, received the West Space commission for the entire gallery and is one of the Underbelly Arts Festival artists.

Examine Jason’s creative process for yourself:


Follow Jason’s journey to The Archibald from September 12.