Mark Threadgold

Mark Threadgold

Artist Profile

Biography

“Mark Threadgold’s affinity with past masters is evident in his technical expertise. Traces of Caravaggesque naturalism and moody romanticism, combined with the textural invention of the artist, situate his work at the end of a linear history of painting. However, Threadgold also manages to dispossess tradition of the sole rights to painterly representation. He directs the formal techniques which were once employed to represent social and cultural icons to more subjective ends. Threadgold impregnates his work with a relentless subjectivity which repossesses his medium from the strict control of tradition”

– Dr. James McGregor, lecturer in History of Art and Architecture

Mark Threadgold has exhibited in selected group shows and solo exhibitions throughout Australia since 1998. His work is held in public collections in Australia and in private collections around the world. At a young age he was included in numerous national art awards, including his selection for three consecutive years in the prestigious Metro 5 Art Award, Australia’s richest art prize for Australian artist’s under the age of 35. In 2008 he won the Corangamarah Art Prize. Themes of life, mortality, psychology, personal development, and pedagogical theories are explored in Threadgold’s work, reflecting the artist’s vocation in education. His thought-provoking paintings channel the traditions of romanticism with the intent of emotional engagement.

“Mark Threadgold’s affinity with past masters is evident in his technical expertise. Traces of Caravaggesque naturalism and moody romanticism, combined with the textural invention of the artist, situate his work at the end of a linear history of painting. However, Threadgold also manages to dispossess tradition of the sole rights to painterly representation. He directs the formal techniques which were once employed to represent social and cultural icons to more subjective ends. Threadgold impregnates his work with a relentless subjectivity which repossesses his medium from the strict control of tradition”

– Dr. James McGregor, lecturer in History of Art and Architecture

Mark Threadgold has exhibited in selected group shows and solo exhibitions throughout Australia since 1998. His work is held in public collections in Australia and in private collections around the world. At a young age he was included in numerous national art awards, including his selection for three consecutive years in the prestigious Metro 5 Art Award, Australia’s richest art prize for Australian artist’s under the age of 35. In 2008 he won the Corangamarah Art Prize. Themes of life, mortality, psychology, personal development, and pedagogical theories are explored in Threadgold’s work, reflecting the artist’s vocation in education. His thought-provoking paintings channel the traditions of romanticism with the intent of emotional engagement.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Metacognition, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Mark Threadgold, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2010 The New Now, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Twice a day, every day, for the rest of your life, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Intrude Gallery, Melbourne
2002 St Lawrences, Norwich, England
2001 Preview Gallery, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2021 Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2020 Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2019 Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Exchange, Maryborough Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia
2011 Face Look, Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne
2011 Sunshine Coast Art Award, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
2011 Hand Drawn Boom, Paradise Hills Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Winter Solstice, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Art for Sharks, Charity Art Auction, Gipps Street Gallery, Melbourne
2008 The Exquisite Palette, St.Luke Artist Colourmen, Melbourne
2009 Introducing Michael Johnson & Group Show, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Prometheus Art Award, Gold Coast, Australia
2008 Small Gems, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2008 The Exquisite Palette, St.Luke Artist Colourmen, Melbourne
2008 Corangamarah Art Prize, Otway Estate Winery & Brewery, Australia
2007 Metro 5 Art Award, Benalla Regional Gallery, Australia
2007 Metro 5 Art Award, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Metro 5 Art Award, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize, Sydney, Australia
2005 Melbourne, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Metro 5 Art Award, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Roberts McCubbin Art Prize, Melbourne
2003 Urban Life, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Blue, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Samples, Intrude Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Emerging Artists Program, Mira Fine Art, Melbourne
1999 National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
1999 Liquid: Beyond the City Limit, New Art from Geelong, Geelong Art Gallery, Australia
1998 Australian Tertiary Art Prize, Travelling Exhibition of Tasmania, Australia

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES/GRANTS

2011 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, finalist
2009 Prometheus Art Award, finalist
2008 Corangamarah Art Prize, winner
2007 Metro 5 Art Award, finalist
2006 Metro 5 Art Award, finalist
2005 Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize, finalist
2005 Metro 5 Art Award, finalist
1998 Darian Art Prize, winner

ARTWORKS

  • Metacognition VIIMark Threadgold Metacognition VII 2021 oil on board 50 x 39 cm $3,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Perception (Noosa)Mark Threadgold Perception (Noosa) 2021 oil and spray acrylic on aluminium 60 x 90 cm $4,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Metacognition IVMark Threadgold Metacognition IV 2021 Oil and enamel on aluminium 45 x 25 x 30 cm $2,800.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Metacognition IIIMark Threadgold Metacognition III 2021 Oil and enamel on board 40 x 30cm $2,800.00 ENQUIRE →

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