Biography

B. 1976 

Education, 1996-1999, Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors Degree, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

 

'Born in Zimbabwe and now based between Sydney and Hong Kong, Standing's iconic and haunting paintings have developed along a complex path of progression. Driven by an innate compulsion to paint, Standing explores tension felt by a personal search for identity, embodied by complexities felt by a mass consciousness - one which has been left with toxic traces of colonialism.

 

For this is what packs such a punch in Standing's work - the other -worldly layering of textures and imagery which evoke a surreal clarity in the viewer. Standing's recent eerie yet peaceful paintings use a palette and compositional platform, mixed with sinister imagery, to explore the tensions felt between light and dark; comfort and discomfort; a sense of belonging and a sense of void.

 

His works have been shown extensively throughout Australia and have also been included in prominent Australian art prizes, as well as a commission work for The Groucho Club in London, a nominee for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, and acquired by Artbank in Australia. His work has also been exhibited in New York, London, Holland, Hong Kong, South Africa and Zimbabwe.'

 

Zelie Walker, Curator, Hong Kong.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

'The Oracles', Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

'The Eternal Return', The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.

2015

'The Shadow Men', King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2014

'The Mystics', The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.

2013

'The Phosphorescence', King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

'The Duchess of Avon', Trink Tank Tank, Melbourne, Australia.

'Lost Wonders', Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne,Australia.

2011

'Waking Me Forever', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

2009

'Terra Australis Incognita', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

'The Unknown Land of the South', Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne.

2008

'Teraphim', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

'The Playground', South Coast Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

2007

'New Painting', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

2006

'Waking Dreams; An Australian Portrait', Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD.

2004

'The Human Wreckage', Gallery Wawana, Maastricht, Holland.

2002

'A Post Apocalyptic Independence', Gallery Wawana, Maastricht, Holland.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

2016

'Fireflowers', Art Labor, Shanghai 

'Teleportation', Art Labor, Shanghai.

Art Central Hong Kong, Anita Beckers Gallery, Frankfurt.

2015

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Glennfiddich Stand, Sydney, Australia.

'New York Now' 15, New York, USA

Art Index Fair, Fitch Art Alliance, Mumbai, India.

'Think Pink Auction for Breast Cancer Awareness', Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

'Signal 8', The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.

2014

'Human Rights Art Prize'Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong.

Art Taipei, The Cat Street Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.

'Platform for Emerging Artists', Leyden Gallery, London.

'Dreaming in Colour',Art Labor, Shanghai, China.

'Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize', Museum of South Australia, Adelaide.

'Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize'National Art School, Sydney, Australia.

'Signal 8', The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.

'Op Smile Fundraiser Auction',The Space, Hong Kong. 

'Art Athina', Anna Pappas Gallery, Athens, Greece.

'Affordable Art Fair',The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong. 

2013

‘Asia Arts Fundraiser Auction’, Christie’s, Hong Kong.

'Clayton Utz Art Award', Clayton Utz, Brisbane, Australia.

'Signal 8', Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.

Art Athina, Anna Pappas Gallery, Athens, Greece.

'Wonder Works', The Space, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.

'Soveverign Asian Art Prize', Finalist, Singapore and Hong Kong.

'Sovereign Asian Art Prize', Espace Louis Vuitton, Singapore.

'Affordable Art Fair', Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.

'Project 13, Jamais Vu', Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

'Looking Forward', King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

'The Sex Issue', Project30, www.project30.com

2012

'A Verdant Heart', King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

'Signal 8:STORM', Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.

'Work on Paper', Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, United States.

'Lightbombs Pop Up Exhibition', Art East Island, Hong Kong.

'International Painting NYC', Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, United States.

'Five Bells', Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

'Clayton UTZ Art Award'Finalist, Brisbane, Australia.

'John Fries Memorial Art Prize'Finalist, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

'Wilson Visual Arts Award', Finalist, Lismore, NSW, Australia.

'Lethbridge Art Award', Finalist, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

'Urban Creatures'FinalistToyota Emerging Art Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.

'Year in Review', Finalist, online.

2011

 

 

 

'Body Language', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

'LA Art Show', Skotia Gallery, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, United States.

'Vista Wellington Art Fair', South Coast Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand.

'Art Takes Miami', Finalist, online.

2010

 'Snowballs & Disco', Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong.

2009

'On Paper', Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne.

'City of Whyalla Art Prize', Finalist, Whyalla, SA.

'Banyule City Works on Paper Award', Finalist, Ivanhoe, Melbourne.

'Off the Wall', Art Melbourne 09, Melbourne.

'Hazelhurst Work on Paper Art Award', Finalist, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.

'Callen Art Award', Finalist, Cowra Regional Gallery, Cowra.

2008

'Melbourne Art Fair', Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

'Memento Mori', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

'Narrative', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

'Birthday Show', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

'Shelf Life', Delmar Gallery, Sydney.

Touring Blake Prize for Religious Art.

2007

'I'm as Mad as Hell', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

'Art Melbourne 07', Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

'Fishers Ghost Art Award', Finalist, Campeltown, NSW.

'Blake Prize for Religious Art', Finalist, NAS, Sydney.

'Mosman Art Prize', Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney.

2006

'New Breed', Global Gallery, Sydney.

'Churchie Emerging Art Award', Brisbane, Queensland.

'Regional Art Awards', Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa. Raw Space Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland.

2003

'Artists for Zimabwe', Gallery 27, Cork St, London.

'Zimbabwe Now', The Royal Academy, The Hague, Holland.

2002

'Business As Usual

 

 

 

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS

2015

Artist in Residence, One&Only, Reethi Rah, Maldives.

2014

'Justice Center Choice Award', Human Rights Art Prize, Hong Kong.

Hagar International workshop in conjunction with the Soveriegn Art Foundation, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Arquetopia 'Day of the Dead' Residency, Puebla, Mexico.

2013 'Clayton Utz Art Award', Highly Commended, Clayton Utz, Brisbane,
   
2005  'Regional Art Award; Viewer's Choice Award', Regional Art Award, Queensland.
 

 

 

PUBLISHED & REPRODUCED

2015

Sebel, Annie: Marc Standing The Shadow Men, Exhibition Previews, Art Almanac p44-45

Gall, Naomi: Marc Standing The Shadow Men, Art Collector p202

Sketchbook Project World Tour, pg 189, Princeton Architectural Press.

2014

South China Morning Post, Magazine, 48hrs - SEE/HEAR, 'Arts preview:Marc Standing makes art with a past', Vanessa Yung, 5 February 2014.

PLUG Magazine, The Shock Issue,Timothy Loo & John Gil, page 50-53, Spring 2014.

Dolce Vita, aried on TVB Peral, Hong Kong, 6 March, 2014.

a.m post,'The Mystics by Marc Standing', Elizabeth Brown, pg 38-39, issue 104, March 2014. 

Ausnet, episode one, aired on Australian Network, 8 April 2014.

2013

Kee Magazine, The Art Issue, 'The Changeling', Richard Winkworth.

The Age, Entertainment, 'Your Weekend: in the galleries', Dan Rule, 16 March 2013.

The Age, Entertainment, 'Bodies cast in a state of sexual ambiguity', Robert Nelson, 13 March 2013.

South China Morning Post, 'Four locals in running for region's biggest art prize', 31 Thursday January , C3.

The Works, aired on TVB Pearl, Hong Kong, 5 March 2013.

CORNER Magazine interview, Kevin Junk, March 2013, thecornermagazine.com.  

'Natural Wonder', Commentator Alan Pigot, YouTube, 29 January, 2013. 

2012

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, ‘Sparkle and shade’, pg 10, Steve Meacham.

2011

Prestige magazine. Fanfare, October 2011, pg 84

2010

Inside Out Magazine, pg 53

2009

T. Clement, ‘Metropicks’, SMH [Metro], 4 September, pg 14.

‘Profiles’, Art Almanac, September, pg 195.

2008

Human Rights Defender, vol 17 # 3, December, back cover.

‘Postcards’, Art News Magazine, K. Corner, pg 42.

‘The Planner’, SMH [Spectrum], 21 June, pg 6.

‘Open Gallery’, SMH [Spectrum], 14 June, pg 18.

Central Magazine, 28 June, pg 27.

‘Top Shelf’, SMH [Metro], 30 June, pg 2.

2007

‘Discovering Dank Street’, Sydney Star Observer, P. Simpson, 31 May, pg 15.

‘The Theory of Relativity’, Central Magazine, Culture, May 16, pg 19.

2006

‘Smart Art’, Sunshine Coast daily Revive Magazine, G. Arnold, April 29, pg 6-8.

2002

‘Onzerwereld Magazine’, A. van de Heide, April, pg 50-51.

Limburgs Dagblad Newspaper, 9 March, pg 37.

   
  COLLECTIONS
 

The Groucho Club, London, UK.

Artbank, Australia.

Private collections, Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa, New York, London, Holland.