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”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

Born: Australia 1973


2023 “All Day Sunrise” The Gallery Eumundi  Queensland.

2022 “Cinéma du Look” The Gallery Eumundi  Queensland.

2018 “Uncertain Silence” Libby Edwards Gallery Melbourne.

2017 “Black Or Burning Sun” Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne.

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 Reminiscence, 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.

2003 Recent Work, Steven Print Gallery. Melbourne.

2003 Steve Rosendale, Gallery Ranfurlie. Melbourne.

2002 Innercity, Steven Print Gallery. Melbourne.

2002 Paintings, The Fitzroy Gallery. Melbourne.

2002 The City, Goya Galleries. Melbourne.


2023 The Great Outdoors Arcadia Gallery New York

2023 Five and Under, Arcadia Gallery New York

2023 Los Angeles Art Show with Arcadia Gallery New York

2022 Vanguard, Outre Gallery Melbourne

2021 Metro Summer, Metro Gallery Melbourne

2020 Metro Salon, Metro Gallery Melbourne

2019 Winter, Metro Gallery Melbourne

2010 Network, The Art Galllery of Ballarat. Victoria

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.


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: Photography, Holmesglen T.A.F.E.


2023 Art Edit Magazine Profile by Rosy Leake

2014 Design Addicts online publication

2010 Art In Geelong webpage exhibition revue

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


2014 Finalist : Doug Moran Portrait prize Melbourne

2012 Finalist : Mount Eyre Vineyard Art Prize


Work is held in private collections across Australia and most recently London, New York, and Los Angeles.