Marcel Cousins

Marcel Cousins

    • Biography

      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.

    • Awards

      PRIZES/ GRANTS/ RESIDENCIES
      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

    • Exhibitions

      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

    Showing 1–12 of 26 artworks

  • Marcel Cousins

    Flor De Alegria Mandevilla Blush
    210 x 165 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $10,000.00
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    Maldives Blue
    52 x 52 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $1,600.00
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    Peach And Purple Phalaenopsis Orchid
    210 x 165 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $10,000.00
  • Marcel Cousins

    Pink And Peach Phalaenopsis Orchid
    210 x 165 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $10,000.00
  • Marcel Cousins

    Powder Pink
    52 x 52 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $1,600.00
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    Retro Blues
    52 x 52 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $1,600.00
  • Marcel Cousins

    Ipomoea Purpurea (common morning-glory)
    210 x 165 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $10,000.00
  • Marcel Cousins

    White and Magenta Phalaenopsis Orchid
    160 x 120 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $7,000.00
  • Marcel Cousins

    Phalaenopsis Orchid
    165 x 210 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $10,000.00
  • Marcel Cousins

    Morning Glory (still life)
    210 x 165 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $10,000.00
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    Lotus Flower
    192 x 205 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $12,000.00
  • Marcel Cousins

    Campsis Grandiflora (Chinese Trumpet Creeper)
    175 x 185 cm Airbrushed acrylic on canvas $9,000.00