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Mark Whalen is an Australian born Los Angeles based artist constructing new relationships with conceptual sculpture. “Lately, I’ve been mixing everyday themes while merging industrial materials with found objects and studio reserves.” Building relationships with iconic human shapes, color, and chromed elements, Mark Whalen expands the narrative into vivid depictions of life’s folly. Sculptural storytelling is revealed as a stacking of disturbances, conundrums and entertaining questions about life and beyond. Mark Whalen’s contemporary work continues to expand architectural boundaries for interior and environmental applications.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Squeeze, Edwina Corlette Gallery
Grab Bag, Arsham Fieg Gallery

2017

Pressure, Black Art projects, Melbourne Australia
Bindings, Pop68/Ruttowski 68, Cologne Germany

2016

Around The Bend, Chalk Horse Gallery Sydney
Collisions, Sanderson Contemporary


2015

Occupied, Emma Bett Gallery, Hobart
Trapezoid, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles
Between the Cracks, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
Improper Fraction, Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney

2014

Peculiarities, Melbourne Art Fair - Black Art projects
Stranded, Merry Karnowsky gallery

2013

I’ll meet you in the middle, Blackartprojects at Future Perfect, Singapore
Maze Walkers, Blackartprojects at Chalk Horse, Sydney

2012

Hallucination, Melbourne Art Fair, Edwina Corlette Gallery

2011

One Moment Please, Gallery A.S, Sydney
Anomaly, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles
White Out, Blackartprojects, Melbourne


2010

Observatory, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane


2009

Supreme Beings, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Berlin
I’ll hit you up tomorrow, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles


2008

Super Systems, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Berlin
Everything’s AOK, Until Never Gallery, Melbourne


2007

Kill Communication, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney
Bailbond, China Heights Gallery, Sydney


2006

Until Never Gallery, Melbourne
In the Woods, China Heights Gallery, Sydney, China Heights Gallery, Sydney


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

The Rigg Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Sophie Gannon Gallery & Flack Studio

Kronenberg Wright Projects

2017

MCA Art Bar, curated by Reko Rennie, Museum of contemporary
Figured out, Andrew Rafcaz gallery

2016

Immersion, Richard Heller Gallery
Project 16: The Agency of Things - Anna Pappas Gallery,
Art Central Hong Kong, Mark Whalen, Jasper Night, Dean Brown

2013

New Neon: Light, Painting & Photography, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, California

Full Court Press, Artereal Gallery, Sydney

Glitterers Anonymous, RMIT School of Art, Melbourne

Fhloston Paradise, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles

2012

Midnight on the Sun, Fecal Face, San Francisco
Portals, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles

2011

STEP09 with Blackartprojects, Milan
Super Heroes, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
Merry Karnowsky 2 Projects, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles
100, Langford 120 with Blackartprojects, Melbourne
Artpad, San Francisco, Merry Karnowsky Gallery

2010-11

Space Invaders, National touring exhibition, Australia

2010

Disorder, Disorder, Penrith Regional Gallery, Australia

2009

Apocalypse Wow, Museum of Contemporary Art Macro, Rome
The Mirror Stage, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney
Hard Left, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Berlin
Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
Out3, Mostra Internacional d'art Urba Publicitari, Barcelona

2008

Small Gems, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
Subliminal Projects, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco
Mark Whalen and Cleon Peterson, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco

Mark Whalen and Ryan Shaffer, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco
The Alternative Philosophy, Leonard Street Gallery, London
Hard Left, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles
Welcome Home, Fecal face
High Math, Pool Gallery, Berlin

2007

Replace ‘please’ with ‘fast’ and ‘thank you’ with ‘good’,The Lab 101 Gallery, Los Angeles
Fecal Face 7.5 Anniversary, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco
Across the Board, Wall Space Gallery, Sydney
Bootlegger, Until Never Gallery, Melbourne
Refill Seven, MTV Gallery Mini Pieces, Melbourne Museum


2006

Sixteen x Twelve, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney
All Style City, China Heights Gallery, Sydney
Semi-permanent, The Breadbox Gallery
What the fuck?, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney




ART FAIRS

2018

Chicago Expo, Richard Heller Gallery
Dallas Art Fair, Richard heller Gallery
Sydney Contempoary, Edwina Corlette Gallery

2016

Art Central Hong Kong,  Chalk Horse Gallery
Auckland Art Fair, Sanderson Contemporary

2014

Scope Miami, Chalk Horse Gallery
Melbourne Art Fair, Black Art Projects

2013

Melbourne Art Fair, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Melbourne

2012

Melbourne Art Fair, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Melbourne
Art Miami, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Miami

2011

STEP09, Blackartprojects, Milan

2010

Melbourne Art Fair, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Melbourne

2009

Aqua Art Miami, Whitewalls Gallery, Miami

2008

Berliner Liste for Contemporary Art, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Berlin

COLLECTIONS

Artbank
National Gallery of Australia
Mainland Art Fund