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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.

EDUCATION

1999  
BFA in Printmaking, National Art School Sydney

1997  
Diploma in Fine Arts, TAFE NSW

SOLO

2024     
Line and Leaf – Incinerator Art Space, Sydney

2023     
Whispers of Winter – Larissa Wild Fine Art – Colorado, USA

2022     
Mural – Public school NSW

2019     
Watching – Disorder Gallery, Sydney

2016     
Animal Parade – Broken Hill regional Gallery, Broken Hill, NSW

2015     
Lane Cove Traffic Box Project, Sydney

Woollahra Traffic Box Project, Sydney

2013     
Ednamorphosis – Conductors Project/St James & Museum station

Wonderland: memories of childhood – Sydney Children’s Hospital

2011     
Burlesque, Ballet & Cirque – GAFFA gallery

2010    
White Silence – Bondi Pavilion Gallery



AWARDS

2024     
North Sydney Art Prize, Coal loader, Sydney – (HIGHLY COMMENDED) 

2023     
Gippsland Print Award

Sunshine Coast Art Prize – (FINALIST) 

Remagine Art Prize – (FINALIST)

2021     
Doug Moran Portrait Prize (SEMI-FINALIST)

Remagine Art Prize – (FINALIST)

The Online Art Competition – (FINALIST)

2015     
Hornsby Art Prize – (FINALIST)
Glebe Art Prize – Glebe Library 

2009     
Glebe Art Prize – Glebe Library 

2008     
Waverley Art Prize – (WINNER) 

2007     
Hazelhurst Art Award: Art on Paper – Hazelhurst Regional Gallery (FINALIST) 

2003     
Waverley Art Prize – (FINALIST) 

GROUP

2024     
Selected – CBD Gallery, Sydney 

Bimblebox 153 Birds – Tableland Regional Gallery, QLD

Divergent – Humble House Gallery, Canberra, ACT 

Pop Up, Ritz Carlton, Vail, US

Incognito – Sydney 

Bimblebox 153 Birds – Hinkler Hall of Aviation, QLD

2023     
Sydney Printmakers – Lane Cove Art Gallery, Sydney

The Lanterns Pavilion – Haymarket Institute

Borglum and Wild Art Gallery – Colorado, US

Secret Sitter – GoodSpace 

Bare – Sol Gallery, Melbourne

Prints4Ukarine – CBD gallery, Sydney 

Incognito – Sydney 

2022     
Incognito – Sydney 

Bimblebox 153 Birds – John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery, QLD

Bimblebox 153 Birds –  Australian National Botanic Gardens, QLD

Bimblebox 153 Birds – The Centre Beaudesert, QL

2019     
A natural selection – Pop Up Gallery, North Sydney 

Bimblebox 153 Birds – Webb Gallery, QLD

Bimblebox 153 Birds – Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, QLD

2018     
Bimblebox 153 Birds –  Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre, QLD

2017     
Forest – Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne 

Night of the Iguana – Newsagency Gallery, Sydney 

Expresso Yourself CupART – North Sydney Community Centre, Sydney 

Charity Art Auction – Tafe Gallery 43, Wagga Wagga 

2016    

International Print Biennale – Brazil – (Invited Artist’s only)  

Bimblebox 153 Birds – Gympie Regional Gallery, QLD

2015    
A Place To Call Home, Pop Up Art window trail – Sydney 

Fringe Festival MOTAMO

International Biennial of children’s books – Belgium 

Bimblebox 153 Birds – Brisbane Writers Festival, State Library of QLD

Bimblebox 153 Birds –  Impress Printmakers Gallery, QLD

2014   
Seven, retrospective – Gallery Red, Sydney – (Invited Artist’s only) 

International Print Biennale – Brazil – (Invited Artist’s only) 

Under Pressure – Gallery Red Gallery, Sydney 

2013    
Animal Impressions, Keep Talking Launch, Melbourne 

Borderline – Off the Kerb, Melbourne 

2012    
FONAS Plate Auction – Cell Block theatre, National Art School 

2011    
25 year retrospective of the Waverley Art Prize – Waverley Library                

Tree of Life Arts – RNS Art & Heritage Wishing Well Program, Sydney 

2010   
13 Printmakers – ESprojects 

New Decade – Esprojects 

Still Life – An Art Auction Fundraiser for FBi Radio – Art Gallery NSW 

2009   
Reindeer – Chalk Horse Gallery  

2008    
LINEUP: Repetition – Mary Place Gallery 

2007    
½ Dozen – Chalk Horse Gallery

2006    
½ Dozen – Chalk Horse Gallery 

2002    
Compact – Umbrella Studio, QLD 
2001    
Camden Art Show, Sydney 

2000   
Mary Place Gallery – Group Drawing Exhibition

1999    
Willoughby City Art Show Drummoyne Annual Art Show

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