Andrew Mezei   (Melbourne)

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Painting), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1983

Collaborations

2013
Paintmaking workshop, organized by National Portrait Gallery for National science Week, held at NPG (Canberra), Deakin University (Geelong) and Gippsland Gallery (Sale)

Exhibitions

2016
Semi-finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney
Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Gallery
Imagined Worlds, The Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn
Salon des Refuses 2016, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2014
Finalist, Geelong contemporary art prize, Geelong Gallery
Finalist, The Archibald Prize, The Art Gallery of N.S.W.

2013
10 years of the Town Hall Gallery Collection, Hawthorn Arts Centre, Hawthorn
The Darkest Prospect, Gippsland Gallery, Sale

2012
The dawn said something strange to me, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne
Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Gallery

2011
Boundary Line, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville
Finalist, Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum
Finalist, The Archibald Prize, The Art Gallery of N.S.W.

2010
Finalist, Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Geelong Gallery
Tyranny, pillars & the gaze of concrete, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne
Works on Paper group exhibition, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne
Finalist, Williamstown Festival, Contemporary art prize

2009
Finalist, Brunswick Street Gallery, Works on paper prize
Finalist, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Biennial Art Competition

2008
Finalist, The ANL Maritime Art Prize
Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Gallery

2006
Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Gallery

1999
Finalist, Darebin Latrobe Art Prize

1995
Finalist, Biennial , Ave Maria College
Christmas Exhibition, Walker St. Gallery

1996
Kirkaldy Davies Gallery, Malvern

1992
The Old Cheese Factory Berwick

Art Awards

2009
People’s choice award, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Biennial Art Competition

2008
The John Leslie Art Prize ($10,000 non-acquisitive)

2006
Highly Commended- John Leslie Art Prize

1999
1st Prize, oil/acrylic painting, Royal Melbourne Show
2nd Prize Royal Landscape award, Royal Melbourne Show

1996
1st Prize , Berwick Rotary Art Show

1978
1st Prize , Camberwell High School Art Show

Collections

Trinity College Art Collection, The University of Melbourne
Town Hall Gallery, Boroondara
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Geelong Gallery, Victoria
Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

Articles and reviews

November 2013
Marker; 10 years of the Town Hall Gallery Collection, City of Boroondara (Publication).

9/1/2013
Endless options: the painting of Andrew Mezei, interview by Mardi Nowak, Curator the Town Hall Gallery, townhallgallery.blogspot.com.au

19/4/2011
Progress Leader-The art of astronomy by Bianca Carmona

17/4/2011
ABC Melbourne Radio 774- Professor Penny Sackett interviewd by Alan Brough re; sitting for Archibald portrait with Andrew Mezei.

30/3/2010
Progress Leader-Insights on our impact by Bianca Carmona

mezeistudio@gmail.com

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