Marcel Cousins

Marcel Cousins

Artist Profile

Biography

Marcel Cousins is a Melbourne based artist working in the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture and installation. In 1998 he graduated from Victoria College of the Arts with first class Honours. In 2002 Marcel graduated from Tokyo National University of Music and Fine Art with a Masters in printmaking. In 2003 he co-founded Kings Artist Run Initiative. In 2011 Cousins was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (Fine Art) at Tama Art University Tokyo under the Japanese Ministry of Education’s Scholarship. His work is included national and international collections including the Australian War Memorial Canberra, Art Bank, BHP Billiton and The National Gallery of Australia. Cousins’ work has been shown in Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, France and Australia.

Marcel Cousins is a Melbourne based artist working in the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture and installation. In 1998 he graduated from Victoria College of the Arts with first class Honours. In 2002 Marcel graduated from Tokyo National University of Music and Fine Art with a Masters in printmaking. In 2003 he co-founded Kings Artist Run Initiative. In 2011 Cousins was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (Fine Art) at Tama Art University Tokyo under the Japanese Ministry of Education’s Scholarship. His work is included national and international collections including the Australian War Memorial Canberra, Art Bank, BHP Billiton and The National Gallery of Australia. Cousins’ work has been shown in Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, France and Australia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Synthetic Whispers, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Exploded Diagram, Turner Galleries, Perth
2013 Backmasking, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2012 Every Little Thing, Ryan Renshaw Projects Space, Brisbane
2011 Chop-Shop, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2010 Chop-Shop, Gallery Target, Tokyo
2008 Lustre, Melbourne Art Fair, Helen Gory Galerie
2007 Built Environment, Helen Gory Gallerie at Depot Gallery, Sydney
2006 Parallel lines, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2006 Surface Tension, Jan Murphy Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Official Language, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2003 Fishing in a Bathtub, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2002 Looking in the rear vision mirror, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2002 Please pass the pepper, Miyuki gallery, Tokyo
2001 If you want to be moved take the bus, Helen Gory Galerie
1999 Careful! …I know Judo and four other Japanese words, Helen Gory Galerie
1998 Insert Coins, Maki Tamura Gallery, Tokyo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2019 Autumn Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2018 The Art Club, Richmond
2017 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
2017 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery Victoria
2016 Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Art Museum Albany Art PrizeB
2015 Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW
2014 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
2014 McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award Albany Art Prize
2013 The Gold Coast Art Prize
2013 The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
2013 Consequences, Stockroom Gallery
2013 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery Victoria
2013 Pattern, Glen Eira City Council Gallery
2009 Curtain Call, Blindside Gallery Melbourne
2007 Mosman Art Prize Mosman art Gallery Sydney NSW
2007 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery Victoria
2007 Blast! The influence of manga and contemporary Japanese culture on 2007 Australian artists, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Logan City Art Gallery
2006 Conrad Jupiters Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast
Queensland
2006 Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong Victoria
2006 ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, Melbourne
2006 Sunshine Coast Award Art Prize Sunshine Coast City Art Gallery
2006 Mosman Art award, Mosman Art Gallery
2006 Sold! Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2006 Traditions & Departures The Cowra regional Art gallery
2006 Traditions & Departures Craft A.C.T. Canberra
2006 Metro 5 Art Award
2005 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast
Queensland
2005 Canberra Contemporary Art Space Art Award
2005 Half-life, Inflight Gallery Hobat
2005 Hobart City Council Art Prize (painting)
2005 Half-Life Kings Artist run space Melbourne
2005 Orientalism, Blindside, Melbourne
2005 Jan Murphy Gallery 10th Anniversary show, Brisbane
2005 Metro 5 Art Award
2004 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast city Art Gallery
2004 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Finalists Exhibition
2004 New Social Commentaries, Warrambool Art gallery award
2003 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize Gold Coast city Art Gallery
2003 Royal Rumble Kings Artist Run Space Melbourne
2002 The Mysteries of Japan, Satelite Gallery, Paris
2002 Geelong Contemporary Art prize
2002 D’lan Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane
2001 This Is Me, ddm warehouse Shanghai China
1997/99 Trash, live exhibition, Tokyo waterfront site
1998 Larger Than Life, Gallery Chika Ebisu, Tokyo
1997 Australian Printmedia Award, Casula Powerhouse Art Center, Sydney
1997 ActivArt, Asiz Gallery, Aoyama Tokyo
1996 Annual Summer Print Show, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
1996 Hong Ik Universities 50th Commemorative Exhibition, Hong Ik University,
Seoul, South Korea
1996 Computer Art and Technology Exhibition, Stop 22 Gallery, Melbourne
1996 Canson Print Award, Story Hall Melbourne
1996 Faraway So Close, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne.
1996 Sun Come Here, Rain Over There, Melbourne
1996 Computer Art and Technology Exhibition, Stop 22 Gallery, Melbourne
1996 Canson Print Award, work exhibited in Melbourne and Sydney

PRIZES/ GRANTS/ RESIDENCIES
2021 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
2014 Australia Council ArtStart Grant
2014 Artist in Residence, Turner Galleries, Perth
2014 Artist in Residence, Melbourne Girls Grammar
2008 Australia Council New Work Grant (emerging)
2007 RIPE Art & Australia Award (short listed)
2007 Sunshine Coast Award Art Prize (commended)
2005 Shortlisted for Asialink Visual Arts/Craft Residency Beijing
2004 Australia Council Artists-Run Initiatives Project Grant
2003 Kao Foundation Japan Grant
2003 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Acquisition Award
2000 Dyson Bequest Fellowship, awarded by the director of The National Gallery of
N.S.W
1998 Cannon Art Lab Tokyo artist access program.
1998 Queens Trust Young Achievers Grant ( internship at Shin Nihon Zokei Co.
Printing studio, Tokyo, Japan)
1998 Victoria College of the Arts Student Union Grant
1996 Principal Lecturer’s Award, Victorian College of the Arts
1996 T’gallant wine label award – work selected as a label for the 1996 Chardonnay
1996 Queen’s Trust Young Achievers Grant
1996 Canson Print Award (finalist)
1995 National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Encouragement Award,
Victorian College of the Arts.
1992 Dean’s Art Award for Best Folio, Brighton Bay Art And Design College

ARTWORKS

  • Retro BluesMarcel Cousins Retro Blues 20149 Airbrushed acrylic on canvas 52 x 52cm $1,600.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Seaside carnival with flashing lightsMarcel Cousins Seaside carnival with flashing lights 2021 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120cm $5,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Mercury rendezvousing with Saturn in the night skyMarcel Cousins Mercury rendezvousing with Saturn in the night sky 2021 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120cm $5,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Cotton CandyMarcel Cousins Cotton Candy 2021 Acrylic on canvas 51 x 51cm $1,600.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Imperial purpleMarcel Cousins Imperial purple 2021 Acrylic on canvas 51 x 51cm $1,600.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Powder Coated PastelsMarcel Cousins Powder Coated Pastels 2020 Airbrushed acrylic on canvas 120 x 120cm $5,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Sunflowers swaying in the evening breezeMarcel Cousins Sunflowers swaying in the evening breeze 2020 Airbrushed acrylic on canvas 120 x 120cm $5,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Untitled Tree IMarcel Cousins Untitled Tree I 2019 Airbrushed acrylic on canvas 227 x 162cm $10,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Calibrachoa (Million Bells)Marcel Cousins Calibrachoa (Million Bells) 2019 Airbrushed acrylic on canvas 160 x 120cm

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  • White and Magenta Phalaenopsis OrchidMarcel Cousins White and Magenta Phalaenopsis Orchid 2019 Airbrushed acrylic on canvas 160 x 120cm $7,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Untitled Tree IIMarcel Cousins Untitled Tree II 2019 Airbrushed acrylic on canvas 227 x 162cm $10,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Blue Dawn (Morning Glory)Marcel Cousins Blue Dawn (Morning Glory) 2019 Airbrushed acrylic on canvas 160 x 120cm

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