1984 Born Brisbane, Australia. Lives Berlin, Germany.


2007 Bachelor of Fine Art, First Class Honours, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2004 Bachelor of Fine Art Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2003 Semester study at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, United States of America

Solo Exhibitions

2019 To proceed within a trap Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2018 Floral Atlas Artscape Contemporary, Luxembourg
Gold Standard Helmut, Leipzig, Germany
Fools Gold Das Giftraum, Berlin, Germany
2017 After Nature Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2015 Vivarium Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2014 Here nor there Australian High Commission, Singapore and Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel Arcade, Singapore
2013 Hang-Ups Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
Every moment lives together Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
2012 To have and to hold Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
Finders Keepers Firstdraft, Sydney, Australia
Recent Paintings Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2011 Deterior Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2010 Left Behind Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2008 Interiors Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Dwelling Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Almost Nature, Caves Bernard Massard, Luxembourg. Neue Echtheit, 48 Stunden Neukolln, Berlin, Preview, Nachtspeicher23, Hamburg, Germany
2017 Artscape Contemporary, Luxembourg Art week, Luxembourg
Raze Raise, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
Scenes of our city, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
2016 100% Brisbane, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
Frieze, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
Summer Show, Michael Reid Berlin, Berlin, Germany
A Conversation about Portraiture, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2015 Summer exhibition, Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Panorama, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
Wandering Archive, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
JADA Finalist exhibition touring Regional Australia
2014 David Malouf & Friends, Museum of Brisbane, Australia
Triptych, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
Double Trouble, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
2013 Archival Wandering: Karla Marchesi, Clare Rae, Melanie Jayne Taylor, Scope Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
Heuriges 013,, Vienna, Austria
Triptychon, Pavillon am Milchhof, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
2012 Orientation, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
2011 Together in Harmony, The Korea Foundation Cultural Centre, Seoul, Korea
Our Place, touring regional Queensland
People and Places, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2010 Gaze: people, relationships and place, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Australia
Weapons of Mass Consumption, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia

Grants & Awards

2017 Finalist - Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
2016 Finalist - Bayside Acquisitive Art Award, Brighton, Victoria, Australia
2014 Finalist - Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
2013 Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant – Early Career
2012 Winner of the Wilson Visual Arts Award
Arts Queensland Career Development Grant
2010 1st Prize Redland Art Awards, Queensland Regional Art Awards Young Artist Prize
Arts Queensland Career Development Grant
2009 Young Artist Mentoring Program, Youth Arts Queensland - mentor Anne Wallace
2007 University Medal for academic excellence over 4 years of study
Honours Thesis Prize, Art Theory, Queensland College of Art
First Prize 2D Category, 15th Annual Pine Rivers Art Awards
Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
2004 Highly Commended Prize, The Thiess Art Prize, Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
2003 Philip Bacon Galleries Prize for Excellence in Drawing, A scholarship sponsored by Philip Bacon Galleries, valued at $5000, to study at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, USA


2012-13 6-month studio residency at Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin, Germany


2014 David Malouf & Friends, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia


Swiss Re, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Museum of Brisbane, Griffith University Art Collection, Australian Catholic University Art Collection, QUT Art Museum Collection, Southern Downs Regional Art Collection, Stanthorpe, CQ University, University of the Sunshine Coast, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Gadens Lawyers, St Margret’s Anglican Girls School, Brisbane, Redcliffe City Gallery, Pine Rivers Shire Gallery, Redland Art Gallery

Relevant Work Experience

2018 Artist Assistant for Studio Martin Eder, Berlin
2016-2017 Artist Assistant for Studio Anslem Reyle, Berlin
2016 Artist Assistant work for Iris Van Dongen and Alex Tenningkeit


Jonathan Tan 'Basic Instinct', Gallery and Studio, September 2014, Issue 2, page 20-25

Dan Pike 2014 'From Brisbane to Berlin and Beyond', AusInfront, 11/07/2014

Yvonne Wang 2014 'Artist Karla Marchesi and Her Berlin Wanderings', The Muse, 04/07/2014

Sharne Wolff 2014 'David Malouf and Friends – artistic collaboration a Brisbane state of mind', The Guardian, Australian Culture Blog, 12/05/2014

Susan Carson 2014 'David Malouf and Friends explores tricks of memory and place', The Conversation 21/05/2014

Louise Martin-Chew 2014 'David Malouf and Friends', Art Guide Australia, 22/05/2014

Review by Dan Rule. The Age 18 October, 2013. Life&Style p.5. Online & Print

'Artist Nurtures Complexity of Nature' by Dylan Rainforth. The Age 2 October, 2013. p.42

Exhibition preview by Toby Fehily. Three Thousand 4 October, 2013

Every Moment Lives Together, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, 2013. Exhibition Essay Carmen Ansaldo

Phil Brown 'Clean Sweep' Brisbane News page 33 Issue 886 13-19/06/2012

Sally Browne 'Peace among chaos' U on Sunday, Sunday Mail page 38 10/06/2012

Hayley Haynes 2012 'Talking Rubbish with Karla Marchesi', The Flaneur art blog, 12/06/12

Penny Webb 'The Ticket - Pick of the month' The Melbourne Magazine, The Age page 66 30/03/2012

Ronnie Girdham 'Still life rebellion' Sunday Mail EVENTS page 16 05/09/2010

Suzanna Clarke 'The stuff of art' Courier Mail ETC page 2 04/09/2010

Australian Art Collector 50 OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST COLLECTABLE ARTISTS 2009 page 195 January-March 2009 Issue 47