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As a kid I used to spend a lot of time in my Grandma’s studio, where I’d draw, paint, read her massive collection of art books, and occasionally perform the role of slightly sullen model. That’s obviously where I caught the art bug, but unlike Grandma, who painted from life, I’m more interested in working from secondary sources and looking at how they mediate our experience of the world.

For the last few years I’ve played around with vintage souvenir imagery. Postcards showing dolphin pools, Big Things, pale tourists getting burnt on the beach or exploring of the outback in slightly inappropriate skivvy ensembles are all grist for the mill.

I’m interested in how these images encourage the viewer to see a place primarily as a kind of playground. The environment, history and inhabitants of these places are depicted as being purely in service of that recreation. With my paintings I take such images apart and turn them on their head.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, COFA
Master of Studio Art, SCA

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Wonders of the Past, Gallerysmith Projectspace
2011 Dawn and Dusk, galleryeight
2010 Terra Nova, Mary Place Gallery
2009 Awfully Pretty, galleryeight
2008 Borderlands, Don’t Look Gallery
2005 Fantasy Island, Boundary
2004 Scenic, inaugural exhibition of the Newtown Precinct Art Space Project, @ Newtown

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery
Waverley Art Prize, Waverley-Woollahra Art School
Face-to-Face, Gaffa Gallery (Curated by Celine Roberts)
Waverley Artist Studios Group Show, as a part of Art Month Sydney, Waverley Library

2014
The Lab, an Art Pharmacy pop-up event as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival
Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2013
Stimulate/Sedate, aMBUSH Gallery (an Art Pharmacy pop-up event)
Passing Through, Wellington Street Projects (Curated by Katherine Brickman)
Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

2012
Pop Tarts Present: Something naughty or nice?, Michael Reid Gallery (online show)
Fisher's Ghost Art Award (Contemporary Art Award), Campbelltown Arts Centre
Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life, Brenda May Gallery (Curated by Megan Fizell)
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Gallery
Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

2011
Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
Marrickville X, ESP Gallery
Women on Boards Art Prize, Tap Gallery
Fabrication, galleryeight
Unfolding, ATVP
Affinity, galleryeight
Küt, Alaska Projects
40x40x40cm Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery

2010
Electric Encounters, Plump Gallery, Sydney Fringe
Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2009
Liverpool City Art Prize, Casula Powerhouse

2008
Still Life, Brenda May Gallery
Pigments of Imagination, Mary Place Gallery
Arcadiarama, ATVP

Press

Attraction - Yen Magazine, issue 76, May 2015, pp. 48 - 51

Real Art for a Fictitious World: There's something about Mary - SF Girl by Bay - 6 March 2014
http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2014/03/06/real-art-for-a-fictitious-world-8/

The Artistic Time 5: Yearbook of Artists in Residence 2013 - La Macina di San Cresci - 2014
http://www.chianticom.com/en/libri-e-oggetti-othermenu-87/307-the-artistic-time-n5

Art Roundup: Summer Time - Style by Emily Henderson - 23 April 2013
http://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/art-roundup-summer-time/

Maz Dixon Manipulated Retro Postcards - Frankie Magazine Blog - 7 April 2013
http://www.frankie.com.au/blogs/art/maz-dixon-manipulated-retro-postcards

I'm Jealous of Maz Dixon - The Jealous Curator - 18 March 2013
http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2013/03/18/im-jealous-of-maz-dixon

Influences

Louise Hearman
Anne Wallace
Richard Hamilton

76cm (W) x 56cm (H)
Oil, graphite & acrylic on board
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56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil, graphite & acrylic on board
$1,580
76cm (W) x 56cm (H)
Oil, graphite & acrylic on board
$1,580
20cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Oil, acrylic & graphite on board
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20cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Oil, graphite & acrylic on board
$250
20cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Oil, graphite & acrylic on board
$250
20cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Oil, graphite & acrylic on board
$250
20cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Oil, graphite & acrylic on board
$250
20cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Oil, graphite & acrylic on board
$250
30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Oil, graphite & acrylic on board
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