Steve Rosendale

Steve Rosendale Bio

”At the core of Rosendale’s work is the exploration of the past, and the ability to re-tell those images in a contemporary and cinematic language. These vignettes are at once familiar and obscure, reaching into realms of the viewer’s collective memory. A crystalline assertion of outstanding draftsmanship and the bravura technique of masterful painting, are trademarks of Rosendale’s oeuvre. Episodic images are then transformed into something much more than the original images could ever create. They are imbued with mystery. There is alchemy at work here…”

“Rosendale draws upon a tradition that’s all around us. Like Cartier-Bresson, and Hopper, he captures the everyday. As an archivist, he tirelessly trawls the collective subconscious, and discarded fragments of memory. Equipped with his eye for the compositional, he juxtaposes iconography into something intransigent and thrilling. His is the master of cinematic subterfuge. By re-telling a good story and enhancing it with the indefinable sense of “what if?”, you feel that you are privy to something private, intimate and special. It’s an almost secretive embrace, in which, the spirit of the past with the present, tempts us with an unanswered question.”

David McCubbin 2018

Background
Born in 1973 Australia 

Resides
Melbourne, Australia

Education
1999 Bachelor of Arts Degree (Fine-Art Painting) Monash University
1996 Diploma: Foundations in Art and Design, Box Hill T.A.F.E.
1994 Certificate: Basic Photography, Holmesglen T.A.F.E.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 ‘’Winter’’ Metro Gallery Melbourne
2018 “Uncertain Silence” Libby Edwards Gallery 550 Swan St Studios
2017 “Black Or Burning Sun” 550 Swan St Studios
2016 “Roadside” Red Gallery Melbourne
2015 ‘’Postcards’’ Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne
2014 ‘’Recent Work Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne
2013 “Cinerama”” Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne
2012 “The Material Gaze” Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne
2011 “For A Few Dollars More” Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne
2010 “Bring the Money, Come Alone” Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne
2009 “Incidental” – Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne
2008 “Ultraviolet Way” – Libby Edwards Galleries, Brisbane
2007 “New Work” – Libby Edwards Galleries, Sydney
2007 “Portraits” – Off the Kerb, Melbourne
2006 “Silhouettes” – Brunswick Arts Collective, Melbourne
2004 “New Paintings” – Thierry B Gallery, Melbourne
2003 “Recent Work “ – Steven Print Gallery, Melbourne
2002 “Innercity” – Steven Print Gallery, Melbourne
2003 “Steve Rosendale” – Gallery Ranfurlie, Melbourne
2002 “Paintings” -The Fitzroy Gallery, Melbourne
2002 “The City “- Goya Galleries, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 “Network” The Art Gallery of Ballarat Victoria
2008 ArtBrisbane08, Thierry B Contemporary Art, Stand C10, Brisbane
2008 ArtSydney08, Thierry B Contemporary Art, Stand A17, Sydney
2008 ArtMelbourne08, Thierry B Contemporary Art, Stand D13, Melbourne
2006 The Brunswick Arts Collective, Melbourne
2005 Libby Edwards Galleries, Brisbane
2005 Libby Edwards Galleries, Sydney
2003 VARIETY Celebrity Art Auction, Sotheby’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Melbourne
2003 “Exploration 4“ – Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne
2000 “Emerging Artists Program” – Myra Gallery, Melbourne
1999 “Local” – Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne
1999 Indigo Studios, Melbourne
1998 “Artists Online” – The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne

Bibliography
2014 Design Addicts online publication http://designaddicts.com.au/platform/2013/07/30/you-i-steve-rosendale
2010 Art In Geelong  webpage exhibition revue http://artingeelong.com/2011/01/15/net-work-the-tlf-exhibition
2008 Girdham, Ronnie ‘Art Section’, Sunday Mail Brisbane, pg. 14, April 20th
2008 Turner, Tonya ‘Around the Galleries’, The Courier Mail, pg. 39, April 21st
2007 Robert James, “Steve Rosendale”, On painters & painting, March
2007 Diana Simmonds, “Steve Rosendale”, STAGENOISE, March
2006 Holsworth Mark, “Rinaldi Gallery & Brunswick Arts”, Culture Critic @ Melbourne, 6th August

Prizes
2014 Finalist: Doug Moran Portrait Prize Melbourne
2012 Finalist: Mount Eyre Vineyard Art Prize

Collections
Corporate and private collections in Australia and abroad.