About Mark Kimber

Mark Kimber is currently Studio Head of Photography at the SA School of Art, University of South Australia and is one of Australia’s most respected photo-based artists. He completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts at the SA School of Art, University of South Australia in 1981 and his Masters in Fine Art at the Chelsea School of Art, London in 2000. Kimber has exhibited extensively and has held more than 60 solo exhibitions & 85 group exhibitions over the past 20 years. He has exhibited nationally & internationally including London, Paris, Spain, New Zealand and the United States. In 2002 & 2004 he undertook a Polaroid Studio project in New York. Recent exhibitions include Phantasia, Photoquai Festival, Australian Embassy, Paris and Intangibles in Terra Australis, Kubo-Kuxta, San Sebastian, Spain. His work is represented in many major collections including the National Gallery of Australia; Art Gallery of SA; Art Gallery of WA; Sir Elton John Collection and Artbank.

Education

1981 Bachelor of Arts Degree (Visual Arts), SA School of Art, University of SA 2000 MA Fine Art Degree, Chelsea School of Art, London, UK Currently SA School of Art, University of SA

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions since 2005 2015 The Dark is Light Enough, CACSA Contemporary 2015 2014 Side Show Valley, Stills Gallery, Sydney 2012 The Pale Mirror, Stills Gallery, Sydney 2012 The Pale Mirror, Queensland center for Photography 2012 The Luminous Distance, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne 2012 The Pale Mirror, Australian National Gallery, Canberra 2011 The Cloud Chamber, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide 2010 All That Glisters, Stills Gallery, Sydney All That Glisters, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne 2009 Edgeland, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide Edgeland, Chaffers Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand 2008 Edgeland, Stills Gallery, Sydney Sun Pictures, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne 2007 Moonrise, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide Sun Pictures, Stills Gallery, Sydney Fictive Landscapes, Johnston Gallery, Perth By the dawn’s early light, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW 2006 Fictive Landscapes, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide 2005 By the dawn’s early light, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne Fictive Landscapes, Stills Gallery, Sydney By the dawn’s early light, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide Twilight, The Church Gallery, Perth International Arts Festival, WA Selected Group Exhibitions since 2005 2017 Curtain Call, exhibition, Stills Gallery, NSW (24 May - 8 July,) 2017 Finalist, Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture,Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW (21 July - October,) 2017 Illuminance, group exhibition, Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide (24 June - 22 July,) 2017 Parallell Latitudes, group exhibition, SASA Gallery, Adelaide (opening 5 October,) 2016 Meta Orte, City of Unley Museum, SA (September 2016) 2016 Heysen Prize for Landscape, Hahndorf Academy, SA (August 2016) 2015 Penumbral Tales, Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide 2014 UIPF Ulsan International Environment Photography Festival 2013 Photo LA, Los Angeles, USA 2012 Photo LA, Los Angeles, USA 2011 Intangibles in Terra Australis, Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide 2010 Season10, Stills Gallery, Sydney Australian Digital Exchange Exhibition, Clara Hotton Gallery, Colorado, USA In[two]art, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW Phantasia, Wollongong City Gallery, NSW Intangibles in Terra Australis, Kubo-Kuxta, San Sebastian, Spain 2009 Phantasia, Photoquai Festival, Australian Embassy, Paris roadmovies, 2009, Adelaide Film Festival, Contemporary Art Centre of SA, Adelaide Phantasia, Samstag Museum, Adelaide Dystopia: Portraits of the Urban Landscape, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide Group exhibition, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Queensland 2008 Platinum, SALA Festival exhibition, Gallery 139, Adelaide, South Australia 2008 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award exhibition, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia 2007 National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Perfect for every occasion, Photography today, Heide Museum of Modern Art, VIC Fotonoviembre 2007, photographic biennial, Centro de Fotografía, Tenerife, Spain William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, VIC Transmission, South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide 2006 Mentor Mentored II, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide Concord 2, South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide Gold Coast Ulrick Schubert Photographic Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld City of Perth Photomedia Award, PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts), WA 2005 Untold Stories, Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC Concord, South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide

Influences

Edward Hopper, Jeffery Smart, Weegee, Diane Arbus, Gasper David Friedrich, Nick Cave August sander, Edward Steichen