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Biography













Mark Rowden’s works describe modern moments and memories, with a subtle reflection of the past. Rowden finds inspiration in moments of social interaction, isolation and beauty. As a master printer, working with many of Australia’s renown artists, his knowledge of the process allows to push the boundries of the medium. Rowden constructs works through a traditional process of the relief printmaking. Breaking down the visual information to a graphic form, creating shadows and spaces where the viewer can move through. Linked by shared symbols and stories of modern social living.

Solo Exhibitions/public

2024 Line and Leaf: Impressions of the gully, Incinerator Art Space two person show
2023 Whispers of Winter – Borglum and Wild Art Gallery – Colorado, US
2019 Watching – Disorder Gallery, Sydney
2016 Animal Parade – Broken Hill regional Gallery, Broken Hill, NSW
2015 Lane Cove Traffic Box Project, Sydney
2015 Woollahra Traffic Box Project, Sydney
2013 Ednamorphosis – Conductors Project/St James & Museum station
2013 Wonderland: memories of childhood – Sydney Children’s Hospital
2011 Burlesque, Ballet & Cirque – GAFFA gallery
2010 White Silence – Bondi Pavilion Gallery

Prizes/Group Shows

2024 North Sydney Art Prize Finalist
2024 Humble House Gallery – ACT
2024 Selected – A curated Photography & Printmaking exhibition – CBD Gallery
2023 Sydney Printmakers – Lane Cove Art Gallery
2023 The Latterns Pavilion – Haymarket Institute
2023 Borglum and Wild Art Gallery – Colorado, US
2023 Secret Sitter – GoodSpace
2023 Gippsland Print Prize
2023 Sunshine Coast Art Prize – Finalist
2023 Remagine – Finalist
2023 Prints4Ukarine – CBD gallery, Sydney
2023 Incognito – Sydney
2021 Online Portrait Prize – Finalist
2021 Moran Portrait Prize – Semi-Finalist
2021 Incognito – Sydney
2021 Remagine – Finalist
2019 NBWS Glamour Gala – Charity Auction, Sydney
2019 Bimblebox – Webb Gallery, Queensland July
2019 A natural selection – Pop Up Gallery, North Sydney
2019 Bimblebox 153 Birds Project – Gladstone Regional Art Gallery
2018 Expresso Yourself CupART – NSCC, Sydney
2018 Bimblebox – Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre
2017 Expresso Yourself CupART – NSCC, Sydney
2017 Charity Art Auction – Tafe Gallery 43, Wagga Wagga
2017 Forest – Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Bimblebox art science-nature Somerset Regional Art Gallery
2017 Student and tutor exhibition – NSCC, Sydney
2017 Night of the Iguana – Newsagency Gallery, Sydney
2016 Student and tutor exhibition – NSCC, Sydney
2016 International Print Biennale – Brazil (Invited Artist’s only)
2016 At the knifes edge – RIght Now
2015 Student and tutor exhibition – NSCC, Sydney
2015 Bimblebox 153 Birds – Brisbane Writers Festival
2015 A Place To Call Home – Pop Up Art window, Sydney Fringe Festival
2015 MOTAMO – International Biennial of children’s books – Belgium
2015 Bimblebox 153 Birds – Impress Printmakers, Queensland
2015 Animal Impressions – Melbourne, Australia
2014 Hornsby Art Prize – Finalist 2014 Seven – retrospective
2014 Printmaking – Gallery Red, Sydney – (Invite only)
2014 International Print Biennale’ – Brazil – (Invite only)
2014 Under Pressure’ – Gallery Red Gallery, Sydney – Group print show
2013 Borderline’ – Off the Kerb, Melbourne – Group exhibition
2013 Animal Impressions – Keep Talking’ Launch, Melbourne
2012 FONAS Plate Auction’ – Cell Block theatre, National Art School
2011 Good Ol’days’ – group exhibition – Gallery burlesque
2011 25 year retrospective of the Waverley Art Prize’ – Waverley Library
2011 Tree of Life Arts’ RNS Art & Heritage Wishing Well Program
2010 Still Life’ – An Art Auction Fundraiser for FBi Radio – AGNSW
2010 Glebe Art Prize, Glebe Library
2010 Xmas’ – group exhibition – GAFFA gallery
2010 13 Printmakers’ – group exhibition – ESprojects
2010 New Decade’ – group exhibition – ESprojects
2009 Reindeer’ – group exhibition – Chalk Horse Gallery
2009 Group Show’ Mop Gallery – group exhibition
2009 Glebe Art Prize’ – Glebe Library
2008 LINEUP’ – Repetition group exhibition – Mary Place Gallery
2008 Waverley Art Prize’ – Group show – (WINNER)
2007 Hazelhurst Art Award: Art on Paper’ – Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
2007 SHOWDOWN’ round 5 – Saatchi Gallery, England, UK – Finalist
2007 Print Australia Mini print’ – World Print Exchange
2007 ½ Dozen – group exhibition – Chalk Horse Gallery
2006 Print Australia Mini print’ – World Print Exchange
2006 ½ Dozen’ – Blank Space Gallery – group exhibition
2003 Compact’ – Umbrella Studio – group exhibition
2003 Waverley Art Prize’ – Group show – Finalist
2001 Camden Art Show – Sydney
2001 Print Australia’ – group exhibition
2000 Willoughby City Art Show, Sydney
2000 National Art School’ – graduating exhibition
2000 National Art School’ – third year exhibition
2000 Mary Place Gallery’ – Group Drawing Exhibition
1999 Drummoyne Annual Art Show’ – group exhibition
1998 Hornsby TAFE’ – group exhibitions

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