Marc Standing is a British/Australian artist who was born and raised in Zimbabwe. He obtained his BAFA honors degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa with distinctions in painting.
He has spent time between Australia and Hong Kong and now resides in London.
Standing has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions internationally and is represented by Art Labor in Shanghai. He has also been a finalist in many art prizes over the years, including the Sovereign Asian Art Prize. He too has work in The Groucho Club in London.
Over the last three years Standing has been artist in residence at Amilla Fushi in the Maldives, and has taken part in residencies in the Philippines, Shanghai, and Mexico.
Standing’s vibrant and inventive painting has developed along a complex path. Sublime in the originality and mastery of his brush stroke, they are informed by anthropology, biology and the complexities of existence, both physical and metaphysical.
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES 2017 - 2019 Artist in Residence, Amilla Fushi, Maldives 2016 Elmo’s House, The Phillipines Artist in Residence, Amilla Fushi, Maldives Art Labor residency, Shanghai, China 2015 Artist in Residence, The One and Only Resort, Maldives Artist in Residence Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico 2014 Justice Centre Choice Award Hagar International workshop in conjunction with the Soveriegn Art Foundation, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Arquetopia 'Day of the Dead' Residency, Puebla, Mexico. 2013 Clayton Utz Art Award [Highly Commended] Clayton Utz, Brisbane 2005 Regional Art Awards, Viewer’s Choice, QLD
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2019 START Fair, Art Labor, London Lamina, Raro London, London 2018 Paintings, Sprigg Gallery, London 2016 The Eternal Return, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong 2015 The Shadow Men, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney 2014 The Mystics, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong 2013 Phosphorescence, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney Lost Wonders, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne 2011 Waking Me Forever, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney 2009 The Unknown Land of the South, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne 2008 The Playground, South Coast Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand 2004 The Human Wreckage, Gallery Wawana, Maastricht, Holland 2003 Metamorphia, Gallery Wawana, Maastricht, Holland 2002 A Post Apocalyptic Independence, Gallery Wawana, Maastricht, Holland 2001 Psychosis, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2019 We Must Cultivate Our Garden, The Sixteen Trust, London 2018 Play, Re Centre, London 2017 FLUX, Chelsea College of Art Paint the Web Pink, Art Labor, Shanghai, China 2016 Teleportation, Art Labor, Shanghai, China Art Central, Anita Beckers Gallery, Hong Kong 2015 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Gledfiddich Stand, Sydney New York Now, New York Art Index Fair, Ftich Art Alliance, Mumbai, India Signal 8, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong 2014 Human Rights Art Prize, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Honk Kong Art Taipei, The Cat Street Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan Dreaming in Colour, Art Labor, Shanghai, China Affordable Art Fair, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong 2013 Asia Art Archive Fundraiser, Christies, Hong Kong Sovereign Asian Art Prize - Finalist, Espace Louis Vuitton, Singapore Art Athina, Anna Pappas Gallery, Athens, Greece 2012 A Verdant Heart, King Street Gallery, Sydney Operation Smile, The Space, Hong Kong The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York, USA Work on Paper, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, USA Urban Creatures, Toyota Emerging Art Exhibition, Melbourne 2011 LA Art Show, Skotia Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 2010 Snowballs and Disco, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong 2009 On Paper, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne Off The Wall, Melbourne, Australia. 2008 Melbourne Art Fair, Brenda May Gallery, Melbourne Memento Mori, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney Shelf Life, Delmar Gallery, Sydney 2007 I’m as Mad as Hell, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney Art Melbourne 2007, Melbourne 2003 Zimbabwe Now, The Royal Academy, The Hague, Holland Artists for Zimbabwe, Gallery 27, London, UK 2002 Business As Usual, Harare International Arts Festival [HIFA], National Gallery, Zimbabwe 2000 Works on Paper, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
Marc Standing is a British/Australian artist who was born and raised in Zimbabwe.