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Bio

MARC BLAKE

Born 1974, Auckland, New Zealand
Currently lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand


New Zealand born and since 2002 has lived and worked for extended periods in Japan, Australia and South Korea.

Blake's paintings combine both East Asian and European art-historical influences and references within an original working process and uniquely distinctive visual style.




EDUCATION

1996-99 Bachelor of Arts, Auckland University


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Together in a Sudden Strangeness, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
2013 The Powers That Be, Dacre Studios, Auckland
2012 Relativity, Milford Galleries, Dunedin
2012 Analogue, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney (Artmonth)
2011 Status Update, Milford Galleries Dunedin
2008 Nothing Like This, Backspace, Christchurch
2007 Condensed History, Aveia Gallery, Auckland
2007 Where It All Begins, Backspace, Christchurch
2006 Watergarden, Arts Council Koganecho, Yokohama, Japan
2000 New Paintings, EON, Auckland


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Parkin Drawing Prize, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ
2014 Peters Doig Art Awards, Marlborough, NZ
2014 L’Estrange Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2013 Annual Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, NZ
2013 Parkin Drawing Prize, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ
2013 Recent Acquisitions, James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, NZ
2013 L’Estrange Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2013 Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, AUS
2012 Artists Fundraiser Auction For Tame Iti and Rangi Kemara, Auckland, NZ
2012 Container Art, public installation, Sumner, Christchurch, NZ
2011 Annual Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, NZ
2011 Annual Wallace Art Awards Traveling Show, Dowse Art Museum, Wellington
2010 Milford Galleries, Dunedin, NZ
2010 Annual Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, NZ
2008 Annual Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, NZ
2008 New Zealand Painting & Printmaking Award, Hamilton, NZ
2008 Anthony Harper Award for Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ
2007 Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2007 Satellite Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2007 Backspace, Wellington, NZ
2006 In the Midst, Auckland
2005 3rd Annual Amuse Inc Artjam, Kyoto Cultural Museum, Kyoto, Japan
FIVE [with Ko Masuda], BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan


COLLECTIONS

The James Wallace Arts Trust (10 works, as at August 1 2014). Selected as a “diary artist” for ongoing collection as a record of career development and oeuvre.

Private collections in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Korea, USA, UK.


AWARDS

2014 Finalist, Parkin Drawing Prize
2013 Finalist, Annual Wallace Art Awards
2013 Finalist, Inaugural Parkin Drawing Prize
2011 Finalist, Annual Wallace Art Awards
2010 Finalist, Annual Wallace Art Awards
2008 Finalist, New Zealand Painting & Printmaking Award
2008 Finalist, Anthony Harper Award for Contemporary Art
2008 Finalist, Annual Wallace Art Awards
2005 Two month studio residency and exhibition, BankART NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2005 Finalist, 3rd Annual Amuse Inc. Artjam, Kyoto Cultural Museum, Kyoto, Japan


TRAVEL

2002-06 Japan
2007-08 Auckland
2008-11 Sydney
2011-12 Auckland
2012-13 (June) Busan

Artwork 5747
Marc Blake
Tropic

2013

acrylic, graphite, colour pencil and pigment ink on board

40.00 x 48.00 cm

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Artwork 5752
Marc Blake
Impermanence

acrylic, graphite, colour pencil and pigment ink on board

120.00 x 144.00 cm

$5,500.00

Artwork 5753
Marc Blake
Twentieth Century

acrylic, graphite, colour pencil and pigment ink on board

80.00 x 96.00 cm

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Artwork 5750
Marc Blake
Beautifully Lost

2014

acrylic, graphite, colour pencil and pigment ink on board

80.00 x 96.00 cm

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Artwork 5749
Marc Blake
Multiverse

2013

acrylic, graphite, colour pencil and pigment ink on board

40.00 x 48.00 cm

$1,300.00

Artwork 5748
Marc Blake
Crossing

2013

acrylic, graphite, colour pencil and pigment ink on board

80.00 x 96.00 cm

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Artwork 5754
Marc Blake
Return of the Prodigal Son

acrylic, graphite, colour pencil and pigment ink on board

40.00 x 48.00 cm

$1,300.00

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