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
Born: Australia 1973
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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 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
2004 New Paintings, Thierry B Gallery. 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
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.
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.
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
2014 Finalist : Doug Moran Portrait prize Melbourne
2012 Finalist : Mount Eyre Vineyard Art Prize
Numerous corporate and private collections