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Biography

 

Maryanne Wick is primarily known for her still life painting, portraiture and drawing. 

Wick graduated from the National Art School in Sydney, in 2001, with a BFA (in painting). Her graduate painting ‘…from The Valley’ won the Minister’s Prize for Painting (New South Wales) and was selected as a finalist in the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Since 2007, Wick has worked as a lecturer in painting and drawing for the National Art School within its Public Programs Department. 

In her graduation year, Wick left Sydney to live in South Korea and spent five years in North Asia, primarily in South Korea and China. She found the experience invaluable to her development as an artist. Immersed in its art and culture, Wick used the opportunity to explore traditional techniques, media and surface. Respect for culture, history, tradition and storytelling continue to influence her work today.

As an artist, conveying a ‘sense of place’ in quiet, unassuming ways, is a constant theme throughout her work. Wick will intuitively make a connection to her surroundings, then quietly respond. Her aim is to draw attention to the ‘everyday’, so that the everyday becomes exquisite. In more recent years, nature has become significant to her still life compositions, along with drawing attention to the beauty in imperfection. 

As a tonal painter, Wick is drawn to capturing light in her paintings. In 2008, she was described by Australian art critic John McDonald as 'an emerging painter with a subtle, distinctive touch'. In 2016, Canberra-based art critic Peter Haynes said of Wick's painting 'her palette is always appropriate and helps to imbue the stasis of meditation'. 

Wick has lived and worked in Sydney, London, Beijing, Seoul and Hong Kong and her art continues to absorb the cultural riches of her various travels. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia and South Korea and is held in private collections in Australia, USA, France, Russia, South Korea, China and Mexico. She has been awarded artist residencies in China, USA, Spain (in 2006 and in 2018), the Bundanon Trust (NSW) and at Newington Armory in Sydney.

In 2015, Wick’s painting, ‘'Still Life After ‘The Owl and the Pussycat'’ won the prestigious Korea-Australia Art Foundation Prize. In 2015 and 2016, she was a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. The artist currently lives in Spain and is resident artist at the Museo Municipal de Valdepeñas in Castilla La Mancha.

 

Curriculum vitae

Maryanne Wick
b. 1958 Sydney, Australia

Education/ Professional Development

Currently lives and works in Spain.

Lecturer, Public Programs Department, National Art School, Sydney (2008 - 2019)

  • 2007-2017
  • Lived and worked in the Illawarra (NSW) and in Sydney, Australia
  • 2004-2006
  • Lived and worked in Hong Kong, China
  • 2001-2004
  • Lived and worked in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1998-2000
  • BA (Fine Arts - Painting) National Art School, Sydney, Australia
  • 1994-1997
  • Lived and worked in Sydney, Australia
  • 1989-1993
  • Lived and worked in London, United Kingdom
    CAM Foundation - Certificate in Communication Studies, London
  • 1977-1988
  • Lived and worked in Sydney, NSW, Australia

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019
  • 'The Iberians' - Museo Municipal de Valdepeñas, Valdepeñas, CR, Spain
    'Exposición de Maryanne Wick' - Posada de los Portales, Tomelloso, CR, Spain
  • 2016
  • 'Angelic' - Painting, Drawing, Collage, Berrima Art Space, Berrima, NSW
  • 2015
  • 'The Garden' - Still Life Paintings, Berrima Art Space Gallery, NSW
  • 2013
  • ‘Rock, Paper, Lizards’ - Still Life Paintings, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport, QLD
  • 2011
  • ‘Still Lives - Ancestral Ghosts’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney. NSW
  • 2011
  • ‘Still Lives - Ancestral Ghosts’, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra, NSW
  • 2009
  • ‘Still Life and Saurian’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2008
  • ‘Still Lives’, An umbrella event of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2005
  • ‘Out of the Ordinary’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2004
  • The Blue Roof’, Still Life Paintings, Le Saint-Ex, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2003
  • Drawings and Monoprints’, Le-Saint-Ex, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2003
  • ‘Still Life Paintings about Korea’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2002
  • Still Life Paintings’, Le Saint-Ex, Seoul, South Korea

Collaborations

  • 2014
  • 'Shifting Shadows, Shifting Sands', still life works by Maryanne Wick and Szilvia Gyorgy, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra, NSW
  • 2014
  • 'Measuring the Space between Us All' CD by The Hadron Colliders. Cover and artwork by Maryanne Wick. Design by Arun Kendall

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018
  • 'The Summer Exhibition', Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, QLD
  • 2017
  • 'Dissolve, Inspiration by Korea', Korean Cultural Centre Australia, Sydney.
  • 2016
  • ‘The Nature of Things’, Still LIfe Painting, Form Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW
    ‘Once Upon a Summer’s Eve’, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, QLD
    ‘Still Life’, Gallery KLEI, Sydney
    ‘Drawing Conversations’, The Rayner Hoff Project Space, National Art School, Sydney
    ‘Twenty by Twenty’ Gallery KLEI, Sydney
  • 2015
  • ‘The Summer Exhibition’, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, QLD
    Artists in the World, Never Ending Art Trip’, Andre Smits, Factory 49, Sydney
    ‘Crossing Borders, Boundless Plains’, National Art School, Sydney
    Opening Exhibition, Berrima Art Space Gallery, Berrima, NSW
    BDC 20 Years Art Show Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
    ‘Drawn to Detail’, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, QLD
  • 2014
  • BDC 20 Years Art Show, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
  • 2013
  • ‘The Summer Exhibition’, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, QLD
  • 2012
  • Cut and Paste’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
    Pack Saddle Exhibition, New England Regional Gallery, Armidale, NSW
  • 2011
  • Paper Trail’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
  • 2010
  • ‘Untitled’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
    Still Life Treasures’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
    ‘Art4Refugees’, Illawarra Grammer School, Nth Wollongong
    2009 ‘Small is the New Big’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
    The Armory Exhibition’, Newington Armory Gallery, Sydney
    ‘Drawcard’ National Art School Gallery, Sydney
  • 2008
  • From Mao to Now’, Newington Armory Gallery, Sydney
  • 2007
  • Body Works’ Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
  • 2006
  • ‘Contemporary’ Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra
    ‘Year of the Dog’ Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
  • 2005
  • ‘Korean-Eyesed’, Kwanhoon Gallery, Insadong, Seoul, South Korea
    ‘Suburbia’ Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
  • 2004
  • ‘Still Life’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
  • 2003
  • Still Life’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
  • 2002
  • Le Saint-Ex 2nd Anniversary Retrospective, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2000
  • Graduate Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney (Winner of Minister's Prize, NSW)
    Sel & Poivre’, (Curated by Maryanne Wick), National Art School, Sydney 
  • 1999
  • Transcription Mural Project, Grosvenor Place, Sydney
  • 1998
  • Group Exhibition, Gallery 4a, Sydney

Prize Exhibitions

  • 2017
  • The 2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra (Finalist)
    Gallipoli Art Prize, Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney (Finalist)
    The 2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW (Finalist)
  • 2016
  • Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Prize, Sydney (Finalist)
    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney (Finalist)
    The 2015 Moran Prizes Exhibition, Cairns Regional, QLD (Finalist)
    The Moran Prizes Exhibition, 2015, Benalla Art Gallery, VIC (Finalist)
    Gallipoli Art Prize, Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney (Finalist)
    The 2015 Moran Prizes Exhibition, Hazelhurst Regional, NSW (Finalist)
  • 2015
  • Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Prize, Korean Cultural Centre, Australia, Sydney (Winner)
    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Paddington, Sydney (Finalist)
    Portia Geach Memorial Award (50th Anniversary Exhibition), S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
    Kogarah Art Prize, Kogarah Cultural Centre, Sydney (Finalist)
    Gallipoli Art Prize, Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney (Awarded Highly Commended)
  • 2014
  • The Eutick Memorial Still Life Art Award (EMSLA), Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW (Finalist)
    John Copes Portrait Prize, Bowral & District Art Society, NSW (Finalist)
    Gallipoli Art Prize, Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney (Finalist)
  • 2013
  • ‘Portia Geach Memorial Art Award’ S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
    Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
    Gallipoli Art Prize, Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney (Awarded Highly Commended)
  • 2012
  • Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
    Kogarah Art Prize (Inaugural exhibition) Kogarah Cultural Centre, Sydney (Finalist)
    ‘Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW (Finalist)
  • 2011
  • Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S H Ervin, Sydney (Finalist)
    Meroogal Woman’s Art Prize, Shoalhaven Art’s Centre, Nowra, NSW (Finalist)
    Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
    Waverley Art Prize, Waverley School of Arts, Sydney (Finalist)
    Muswellbrook Open Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW (Finalist)
    Gallipoli Art Prize, Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney (Finalist)
    Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra, NSW (Finalist)
  • 2010
  • The 45th Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H.Ervin Gallery (Finalist)
    Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
    Waverley Art Prize, Waverley School of Arts, Sydney (Finalist)
    Hunters Hill Art Prize, Hunter’s Hill Town Hall, Sydney (Finalist)
  • 2007
  • Hazelhurst Art Award: Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
  • 2001
  • The Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney (Finalist)
    Fisher’s Ghost Festival, Campbelltown Art Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
    Millennium Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
    Hunter’s Hill Art Prize, Hunter’s Hill Town Hall, Sydney (Finalist)
  • 1999
  • Liverpool Arts Festival, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney (Finalist)
    Drummoyne Art Show, Drummoyne Town Hall, Sydney (Finalist)
  • 1998
  • Group Exhibition, Gallery 4a, Sydney Liverpool Arts Festival, Liverpool Council Chambers, Sydney (Finalist)
    Benaldi House Art Show, Glebe, Sydney (Finalist)
  • 1988
  • Fisher’s Ghost Festival, Campbelltown, Sydney (Finalist)

Awards and Artist Residencies

  • 2018
  • Resident Artist, Museo Municipal de Valdepenas, Castilla La Mancha, Spain
  • 2016
  • Awarded Finalist, 2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney
  • 2015
  • Winner of the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Prize, Sydney, Australia
    Awarded Finalist, 2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney
    Highly Commended, Gallipoli Art Prize, Sydney
  • 2014
  • Artist in Residence, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Sydney, Australia
  • 2013
  • Highly Commended, Gallipoli Art Prize, Sydney
  • 2010
  • Artist in Residence, Bundanon Trust, Shoalhaven, NSW, Australia
  • 2009
  • Artist in Residence, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Sydney, Australia
  • 2008
  • Artist in Residence, Ragdale Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Artist in Residence, Bundanon Trust, Shoalhaven, NSW, Australia
  • 2006
  • Artist in Residence, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain
  • 2000
  • Artist in Residence, Beijing Art Academy and Red Gate Gallery, China.
  • 2001
  • Winner of the Minister’s Prize for Painting, sponsored by The Minister for the Arts and Education, New South Wales.
  • Public Collections

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  • Ayuntamiento de Valdepeñas, Spain
  • Ayuntamiento de Tomelloso, Spain  
  • Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • Gallery KLEI, Sydney, NSW
  • Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport QLD
  • Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • Roki Access, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
  • Office of the Minister for Arts and Education, New South Wales
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  • Private Collections in Australia, South Korea, USA, France, Russia and Mexico

 

Public Presentations and Workshops

  • 2018
  • Invited Artist Talk - Agrupacion fotografica Albores, Valdepenas, Spain
  • 2017
  • Artist Workshop, Art Workshops Australia, Byron Bay, NSW
    Invited Artist Talk, Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney
  • 2016
  • Artist Panel Discussion conducted by Richard Moorecroft, ‘The Nature of Things’, Form Gallery, Queenbeyan, NSW
    Invited Judge, Pirtek Still Life Prize, Bowral, NSW
    Artist/ Workshop on ‘Clarice Beckett and Tonalism’, Jervis Bay Art Workshops
    Series of Studio Talks, Newington Armory Studios (2016, 2015, 2014)
  • 2015
  • Artist Workshops, Bowral and District Art Society, NSW (2015, 2014)
    Invited Artist Talk, Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin, Sydney (2015, 2010)
  • 2014
  • Artist Workshops, Jervis Bay Art Workshops (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
    Invited Artist Talk, Newington Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park, (2014)
  • 2011
  • Artist/Workshops, Art Month, National Art School, Sydney
  • 2010
  • Art Workshop, South Coast Children’s Festival, Wollongong
    Invited Artist Talk, Bundanon Trust, Shoalhaven, NSW (2010, 2008)
  • 2008
  • Author and Lecturer of two Public Programs courses 'Drawing with Confidence' (2008 to present) and 'Painting with Confidence' (2013 to present), National Art School, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • 2006
  • Invited Artist Talk, Ragdale, Chicago USA (to patrons of The Art Institute of Chicago), (2006)

Bibliography/Media

  • 2019
  • Cristina Gargiulo, ‘De Sidney a Tomelloso, al viaje interior de Maryanne Wick, en Tomelloso, Spain, 10 April, 2019.
    Francisco Navarro, ‘Maryanne Wick muestra la humanidad de sus naturalezas muertas en la Posada de los Portales’, LANZA Diaro de La Mancha 13 April, 19 ‘Maryanne Wick inaugural su exposición de pinturas en la Posada de los Portales de Tomelloso’, La Comarca de Puertollano, 15 April 2019.
    Novedosa exposición pictórica de naturaleza muerta de la australiana Maryanne Wick en la Posada de los Portales’, Cuadernos Manchegos/ Tomelloso/Arte, 13 April 2019.
  • 2017
  • 'Still Life with Cannon Ball' (painting by Maryanne Wick) features throughout the series of 'Top of the Lake: China Girl', a BBC production by director Jane Campion.
    Gallipoli Art Prize Catalogue, ‘Sons’, Artist Statement and image, pg 31
    KAAF Prize Catalogue, ‘The Enclosed Garden’, Artist Statement & Image, p42.
  • 2016
  • Peter Haynes, The Canberra Times, ‘Still Life Paintings and natural world delight at Form Gallery’, Review, Nov 10
    ‘Nature and Stones at Form’, ‘What’s On’ in Canberra’s Art Scene, The Canberra Times, Oct 28
    2016 Doug Moran Portrait Prize Catalogue, 'Moonbird’ Image/Statement
    Steve Stickney, Inner West Courier Inner City, ‘Creatives in the Running for Doug Moran Prizes....’ Tues, 11 October, 2016
    Claire Fenwicke, Southern Highland News, ‘2016 Pirtek Still Life Prize Winner Announced', Fri 29 June (interview as guest judge)
    John Stokes, Radio 107.1 Highland FM, re: interview, guest judge, Pirteck Still Life Art Prize, 7.30pm, 22 July 2016
    Patricia Anderson, Sydney Morning Herald, review in The Planner, Spectrum, on ‘Angelic’ exhibition, pg. 19, on 7-8 May 2016.
    Gallipoli Art Prize catalogue, ‘Unto the Angels’ pg. 25
    KAAF Prize Catalogue, Artist Statement and image, pg7
    Hanho Korean Daily, Sydney, KAAF Art Prize, review and image, 3 Dec
    KAAF Art Prize Catalogue, Artist Statement and Image of Still Life After 'The Owl and the Pussycat' pg 7, Jan 2016
  • 2015
  • Hanho Korean Daily, Sydney, article on KAAF Art Prize, incl. image 3 Dec 2015
    Patricia Anderson,The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, review on 'The Garden' exhibition pg. 18, 19-20 September
    John McDonald: Gallipoli Art Prize Catalogue (forward), Image and statement pg 25.
    Melanie Kembrey: Journalist, Sydney Morning Herald, online review of Gallipoli Art Prize, 22 April 2015. Incl. image of ‘Greater love hath no man’.
    Victoria Khroundina: Journalist, online review, ‘The human face of war’ Cornucopia magazine, Gallipoli Art Prize, April 23, 2015.
    Art Almanac, online review, Gallipoli Art Prize, 2nd pgh, 22 April 2015
    Max Dingle, Curator: ‘Shifting Shadows’ review www.maxdingleart.com
  • 2014
  • Alternative Law Journal, Volume 39 No 2, 2014, Cover Image: 'Rock Paper Lizards', Cover Story: 'Lizards Cast Their Spell' pg 83.
    Doug Conway, AAP Senior Correspondent, 'Gallipoli Art Break', Gallipoli Art Prize Catalogue 2014, pg 39
    Artist Statement/ Image, Gallipoli Art Prize Catalogue, pg 28
  • 2013
  • The Gallipoli Gazette, Vol 43, No 2, Winter 2013 pgs 5 & 14 (editorial & image)
    Jane Watters, Director of S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Gallipoli Art Prize Catalogue, Artist's Statement & Image pg 27.
    Doug Conway, AAP Senior Correspondent, 'Gallipoli Art Break', Gallipoli Art Prize Catalogue 2013, 15 April, 2013.
    7 News (Yahoo 7) 'Gallipoli Ghosts Captured in Art' by Doug Conway, 17 April 2013.
    ABC Arts News, Tim Stone, 2013 Gallipoli Art Prize, 24 April 2013 'Ancestral Ghosts' image www.abc.net.au/arts/blog
  • 2012
  • Art Monthly Australia, artnotes, Queensland, ‘Good Sport’ review, pg 62, November issue, 2012.
    Artworld, Gold Coast Bulletin (magazine) ‘This Sporting Life’ review, pg 27, Oct 27- 28, 2012
  • 2011
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Sydney Morning Herald, the (Sydney) magazine, TICKET December highlights, ‘Maryanne Wick: Still Lives Ancestral Ghosts’ review, pg 113, 26 Nov 2011
    Andrew Frost, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, Open Plan, ‘Still Lives – Ancestral Ghosts’ review, pg 13, Sat Nov 19- 20, 2011
    Prue Gibson, Australian Art Review, aArt Watch, pg 20, Issue 29 Sept/Oct issue 2011
    sixtoeight, YouTube interview, Fleur McDonald, Wed 3 Aug, 2011
    Genevieve Jacobs, Regional Round-Up, ABC Canberra Radio 11/2
    South Coast Style Magazine, Autumn 2011, preview in Diary pg 13;
    pg 88 ‘Maryanne Wick Exhibition, Nowra’.
    Kiama Independent ‘South Coast Women on Display’ review, 23 Feb,11
  • 2010
  • Andrew Frost, metro art, Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Pleasure and paint’, 5 Nov, 2010
    DiVerse – ‘Shadow’, a poem by Marcelle Freiman transcribed after ‘Self Portrait in Studio (after Hammershoi)’ – exhibited in the 45th Portia Geach Memorial Award, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
    sixtoeight, YouTube review,Fern MacDonald, Wed Oct 20, 2010
    artsHub, arts at heart, ‘Portia Geach finalists’, Mon 20 Sept, 2010
  • 2009
  • Australian Art Revew, Online, What’s On, ‘New Paintings’,14 Nov 2009
    sixtoeight, YouTube review, Fleur MacDonald, Tues Nov 10, 2009
    Fenella Kernebone, ABC TV Sunday Arts, 9 August, 2009
    Kelly, Mimi: ArmoryX09 Catalogue, June 2009 pg 22
  • 2008
  • Sydney Olympic Park: ‘From Mao to Now’ magazine pg 6 McDonald, John: Spectrum, the Sydney Morning Herald
    ‘Frustration of the Familiar… Concept and Connection’, 16 Feb 08
    Gibbs, Ed: Central Sydney News Magazine, ‘Different Strokes’
    6 February pg 22
    Mason, Maggie: 2RRR radio interview, on ‘Still Lives’ exhibition
    ‘08 Year of the Rat’, City of Sydney Magazine, pg 20, issued Feb 08
    Profiles, ART ALMANAC pg 170, February issue
    Snashell, Richard: 666AM radio (ABC Canberra) radio interview conducted in Japan - Jan 08 (aired September2008)
  • 2006
  • Beijing Institute Art Camp Catalogue
    Red Gate Gallery, published in Beijing, China
  • 2005
  • Joinau, Benjamin: ‘Korean-Eyesed, Korea through the Eyes of 12 Foreign Artists’, published in Korea.
  • 2002
  • SantaMaria, Daniela: JoongAng Ilbo ‘..an Aussie addresses Korean themes’ review in Korea.