M A R C U S  W I L L S

 

Born 1972, Kaniva, VIC, Australia

 

1989 Advanced Certificate of Art and Design, Wimmera Community College of TAFE, Horsham, VIC

1995 Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016  Paintings’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2012  Recent & earlier paintings’, Australian Galleries, Smith Street, Melbourne

2009  The Doom’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

2004  Physiognomy’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne

2001  Smyrnios Gallery Australia, Melbourne

1999  Span Galleries, Melbourne

1992  J Space Contemporary Art Centre, Melbourne

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017  Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2016  Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney

           Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

           Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

           Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Art Museum, Castlemaine, VIC

           Conjuring, Alchemy and Allure’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2015  Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2014  Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick's College, Ballarat, VIC

           Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney

           Benalla Nude Art Prize, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla, VIC

           Rochester Fine Art Exhibition’, Rochester Shire Hall, Rochester, VIC

           ‘one of each’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

           Australia Day 2014 Celebratory Exhibition’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2013  Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

           Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

           Salon des Refusés’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2012  ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

2011  Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

           Large Exhibition of Small Works', Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

           Large Exhibition of Small Works', Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

2010  Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2009  Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

2007  Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne

           Small Pleasures’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne

           A Selection of Portraits’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne

2006  Archibald Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 

          Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne 

          50th Anniversary Exhibition’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

          The Inaugural Peter Brock Art Award (Winner), Salon de Montsalvat, Melbourne

2005  ABN AMRO 2005 Emerging Artist Award’, ABN AMRO Tower, Sydney

2004  Portraits and Other Works’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne

           Group exhibition’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2003  Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

           Metro 5 Art Award, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne

2002  Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD

2001  The 50th Blake Prize, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

           Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD

           Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

           Evolution’, Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD

2000  Brett Whiteley Traveling Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney

           A Passage of Time’, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, VIC

1999  Two Years of Span Galleries’, Span Galleries, Melbourne

           Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD

           Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney

1995  Re-Entombed Galleries, Armidale, NSW

 

 

AWARDS

 

2017   Highly Commended, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales,Sydney

2012   Highly Commended, Black Swan Prize, Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth

2006   Archibald Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

           The Inaugural Peter Brock Art Award (Winner), Salon de Montsalvat, Melbourne

2000  Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship / Residency, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney

           Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

 

COLLECTIONS

 

The Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, VIC

Federation University Australia, Ballarat, VIC

Horsham Art Gallery, Horsham, VIC

Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD

Private Collections

Australian artist Marcus Wills, Lives in Melbourne Australia