Mark Schaller

Botanicus Fantasticus

4 April – 29 April
Opening: Saturday, 4 April, 3:00 — 5:00 pm

Fox Galleries is proud to present Botanicus Fantasticus by Mark Schaller.

Informed by the natural world, literature and the universe, Schaller takes his painting kit beyond the studio to investigate the trope of ‘artist studying nature’.

Like many artists before Schaller assuming the role of the romantic, he is responding to undesirable changes in nature, climate and urban relationships through his depictions of botanical shapes and the human figure.

EDUCATION

1980 – 1982 Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Exit Art Gallery, Athens, Greece
2018 Qdos, Lorne
2017 Paintings of Phillip Island with Mic Turner, Sagra Gallery
2016 Paintings with Altitude, Mt Buller
2015 Homage to Hydra, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2014 The Paris Sweet, Le Louvre

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Sculpture by the Sea, Lorne
2010 Erotica, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Autumn Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Landcare, Ballarat Art Gallery
2006 Wildfire, Ballarat Art Gallery
2006 From the Furnace – Bronze Sculptures, Castlemaine Art Gallery

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Victoria
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Grafton Regional Art Gallery
Latrobe University, Bundoora
Roar Collection, Melbourne
Tasmanian College Of Advanced Education, Launceston
Western Mining
Campbelltown Regional Gallery
City of Yarra, Melbourne
Lowensteins Arts Management, Melbourne
Ian Potter Museum of Art

Full CV

Mark Schaller Botanicus Fantasticus