I am a Brisbane-based artist that explores personal memories and experiences of the everyday. I am particularly interested in how repetitive actions are an integral component of the everyday, the generation of knowledge, identity and heritage. As a scientist I have observed that my own physical actions via repetitive experimentation inform my thinking. I employ a variety of techniques and media which include drawing, printing, sculpture and video.


Jeanette Stok is an artist and educator who completed her PhD in Chemistry in 2002 before becoming an artist. She has worked as a research scientist for over twenty years in a number of university laboratories that include the University of California, Davis and The University of Oxford. In 2016, she received her BFA (Sculpture) from Queensland College of Art (Griffith University) and since then she has participated in a number of exhibitions and residencies. In 2017, her work was selected for Open House, the 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial, which travelled to a number of galleries around Australia (2017-2020). She has also participated in other group exhibitions such as Stitch Cult (Artisan, 2018) and Quadrat with Michelle Vine at Logan Art Gallery, 2019. Her first solo exhibition was recently shown at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra NSW (2021). This opportunity was gained following her winning the Curator’s Choice Award, NOW Contemporary Art Prize in 2019. In the same year, she also won the CrossXPollinatioN Connections Art Prize in Colac, Victoria.


2017– Graduate Diploma in Education, Queensland University of Technology

2016– Bachelor of Fine Arts, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

2013–  Diploma of Visual Arts, Southbank Institute of Technology

2002– Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry), University of Queensland

1996– Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Queensland

Solo Exhibitions

2021– Point of Reference; Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra (10 Jul – 28 Aug)

2017– Mutagenesis; Artisan (Ivory St Window), Fortitude Valley (6 Mar -22 May)

Group Exhibitions

2023- Entwine, Ipswich Community Gallery, Ipswich (4-30 Mar)

2022– Group Show, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Woolloongabba (27 Sep -8 Oct) 

2022– Design CQ Exhibition, Bundaberg, Mackay and Brisbane (10 Jun 2022 -3 Feb, 2023)

2020– Australian Textile Award Award Exhibition, Melbourne (21 Mar – 5 Apr)

2019– Consumables; Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Woolloongabba (27 Aug -7 Sep) 

2019– Quadrat; Logan Art Gallery, Logan (21 Jun -27 Jul)

2018– Exteriors; Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Woolloongabba (18 Sep -29 Sep)

2018– Stitch Cult; Artisan, Bowen Hills (3 Aug -15 Sep)

2017- Open House, 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial; Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth (Touring 2018-2020)

2017– Interiors; Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Woolloongabba (22 Aug -2 Sep)

2017– Curios?; Queensland Museum, South Brisbane (23 Mar -27 Mar)

2017– Quadrat; POP Gallery, Woolloongabba (27 Jan – 12 Feb)

2016– Sculpture 16; Queensland College of Art Graduate Exhibition, Southbank (16 Nov -27 Nov)

2016– Art meets Science Exhibition; Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park (8 Aug -2 Sep)

2014–  transfer: Prints and works on paper; Show Arts Gallery, South Brisbane (17 Jan -31 Jan)

2013–  Zenith 150: Southbank Institute of Technology Graduating Exhibition (12 Nov – 16 Nov)

Residencies, Festivals & Awards

2022– Point of Reference, Vacant Assembly Project Space, Brisbane (4 Jul -31 Jul)

2021– Gladstone Artisan in Residence: CQ Shopfront AIR, Crow Street Creative, Gladstone (27 Jun – 3 Jul)

2019– Curators Choice Award; NOW Contemporary Art Prize (5 Oct -23 Nov)

2019– CrossXPollinatioN: Connections Art Prize (28 Jun- 17 Jul)

2018– This is Not Art (TiNA), Newcastle (27 Sep -30 Sep)

2018– House Conspiracy: Cycle 14, West End, Brisbane (1 Jan -31 Jan)

2017– Artist in Residence: TRACE 2017 Biennial, West End, Brisbane (24 May -14 Jun)

2016– Artist in Residence Science Program (AIRS), Department Science, Information Technology and Innovation (1 May -31 Jul)


Tamworth Regional Gallery

Private Collections

Talks & Presentations

2018– Observation-Repetition-Knowledge, This is Not Art (TiNA) 2018 (Newcastle, 30 Sep)

2015– Queensland Embroiderer’s Guild (Brisbane, 14 Mar)

2014– Victorian Embroiderer’s Guild (Melbourne, 1 Jul)

Professional Memberships

National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)




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