Born in Canberra. Lives and works in Sydney.
Rochelle Haley is an artist and researcher engaged with painting, drawing, movement and performance to explore relationships between bodies and physical environments. Her interdisciplinary approach to movement expands painting and choreography to investigate space, structured around the sensation of the moving body. Her work aims to re-imagine the dynamism of material surfaces of representation to discover methods that are sensory, kinaesthetic, affective and rhythmic.
In 2017, Rochelle was recipient of an Australia Council Arts Projects Grant; Copyright Agency IGNITE grant; Create NSW Artist Project Grant and previously an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant and NSW Artists’ Grant (NAVA). Solo exhibitions include AFTERGLOW, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 2017; Bare Loggia, 2017, and Through Form, 2015, at Galerie Pompom, Sydney; Redraw, drawing performance, Graça Brandão Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011; and Gesture and Trace, Drawing Spaces, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010. Her work has been included in group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including DOCUMENTS, ALTERNATIVES #2, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, 2016; The Alternative Document, The University of Lincoln, UK, 2016; Patternation, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney, 2015.