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Born 1978 in Paddington, Sydney, Australia, Mark Hanham studied at National Art School then completed a Master’s Degree in Art at the College of Fine Art. Mark Hanham was attracted to art at an early age and had an exceptional talent in capturing perspective, even when four years old - he has been drawing continually ever since. In 2011 at the age of 33, he took the almost unprecedented step of opening his own gallery in Sydney’s busy Crown Street Surry Hills, exhibiting only MARK HANHAM ART.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Born 1978 in Paddington, Sydney, Australian Mark Hanham studied at National Art School then completed a Master’s Degree in Art at the College of Fine Art in Sydney.

He has painted every day since he was fourteen years of age and is an extraordinarily successful artist! Mark is known for his large scale, brash works and takes the viewer on a journey of discovery into his own world. A contemporary realistic action painter, he is influenced and inspired by American modernist painter Jackson Pollock’s dripping of paint, Picasso’s linear soft forms and his love for travel. One sees the isolation of cities also in Hanham’s paintings, Mark often visually narrates daily life allowing the collector to be immediately be transported to those international grand cities when connecting with his work.

Mark is especially known for his large scale streetscapes and iconic well known city overviews. In 2011 at the age of 33, he took the almost unprecedented step of opening his own gallery in Sydney’s busy Crown Street Surry Hills. Recently, Mark travelled through Europe, gaining momentum for a Tuscan series and staging a solo show at Singapore. Mark’s celebrity clients include Russell Crowe, Lionel Richie, Taylor Constructions, Lisa McGuigan, many corporate and large private collections Australia and worldwide. Hanham’s universal themes appeal to new collectors and seasoned connoisseurs as well as enthusiastic or nostalgic traveller. His bold expressive landscapes of iconic urban centres – PARIS, SYDNEY, NEW YORK, LONDON, VENICE, and TOKYO are unique. Hanham’s point of difference is scale and energy but all counterpoised with romanticism, hope and a commentary on the human condition. Mark Hanham is certainly one of the collected investment artists of Australia and his move to the world stage complete.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I did not simply choose to be an artist. It probably started when I was a child growing up in Sydney inner city surrounded by galleries and people who are truly passionate about design and the Arts. My use of abstract line and form brings quite a range of problems to be solved. A series of imaginative developments involving colour, texture and more lines are added to my works until I am satisfied that I have captured a moment in time. I have tried to take a more literal approach to abstract expressionism since completing my Masters Degree in 2004 through a more figurative way of working, so that you can see what the image is without seeing it all. This allows the viewer to imbue their individual sense into the work. It invites them to get involved. A lot of my work is about street and cityscapes, it’s about the chaos of a city, the rush and too the alienation that occurs in urban living.” Mark Hanham 2016.

Exhibitions 

2016 CURRENT + UPCOMING         

Sydney Reflections, Mark Hanham Gallery + Ultimate Art Gallery Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Rocks

Mark Hanham Solo Show,  Without Pier Gallery Melbourne

Art Fairs

2013 / 2014   

Balmain Art Fair Sydney

2011 / 2012    

Melbourne Art Fair

Sydney Art Fair, Sydney Art Month

Art Brisbane

Balmain Art Fair Sydney

Kings School Art Fair Sydney

Solo Shows

2016          

Mark Hanham Solo Show, Gallery Without Pier Melbourne

2015          

Far Horizons at Lacuna Galleries, Santa fe New Mexico USA

A Night in Paris, Alliance Francaise, Sydney

Face Value Mark Hanham Gallery Sydney

2011           

Established Mark Hanham Gallery

2010            

Paris Exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Sydney

Recent Pictures, Shapiro Gallery, Sydney

2008          

European election, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

Studio Den Haag, Netherland

2007         

First Impressions, Studio Herrljunga, Sweden

Reflection III, Global Gallery, Sydney

2006          

Reflection II, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

Andrew Crawford Gallery, Sydney

Petit Pois, the Big Gallery, Glebe

2005          

Reflections, Global Gallery, Paddington

2004          

Labor Club, Surry Hills

Graphic Art Club, Sydney

Group Shows

2016

Sydney Reflections, Mark Hanham Gallery + Ultimate Art Gallery Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Rocks

2008          

Southhead Gallery, Woollahra Sydney

2007          

Mary Place Gallery, Paddington Sydney

2006          

Richard Martin gallery, Woollahra Sydney

Albury Cellars Gallery, Paddington Sydney

People and Panorama, Marlene Antico Fine Arts Sydney

2005           

Scape, Global Gallery Sydney

Under water, Barry Stern Group Exhibition Marlene Antico Fine Arts Sydney

Tsunami Exhibition, UNICEF, Shaffer Gallery Melbourne

Prizes

2007           

Kings Cross Art Competitionm,The Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst Sydney\

2005           

Finalist " Paddington Art Prize" Marlene Antico Fine Arts - People Choice Award Sydney

2003           

Finalist Sulman Art Prize, Art Gallery of NSW Sydney

Kings Cross Art Competition, The Tap Gallery Winner People's Choice Award  Sydney

2002          

Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Award, Lane Cove Sydney

 Kings Cross Art Competition, The Tap Gallery Winner People's Choice Award Sydney  

2000         

Bondi Art Prize, The pavillon Bondi Beach Winner People's Choice Award Sydney

Education 

2004            

Master of Fine Art, Paddington University of New South Wales Sydney

Major of Painting and Drawing

2001           

Bachelor of Fine Art  Sydney National Art School the College of Fine Art  Sydney

Extra curricular of Life Drawing and Sculpture

Major of Painting and Drawing

 

 
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