Artist Statement

I’m a Visual Artist from Melbourne Australia, who lives and works in Philadelphia USA; My art practice primarily explores the dualities of the human experience. Intrigued by the cyclic nature of history and inspired by street culture my oil paintings manifest largely as portraits or imagery of gathered figures. Often creating ‘visual anecdotes’ packed with allegory my artwork implicitly tackles current events as it examines socio-political issues and themes around joy, conflict and anger. Over the years, my artwork has developed a distinct style, a revived form of Cubism where visually I deconstruct reality and then rebuild it with ‘likeness’ using geometric cuboid blocks and brushstrokes akin to representational painting. 

 
 

Bio
 

Australian born in 1977, Wade grew up fully immersed in Melbourne's skateboard and graffiti culture. Graduating in 1999 from Monash University with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Majoring in Painting) where he was awarded the prize "Most Prominent 3rd Year Painter". In 2001 he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Animation and Interactive Design at RMIT University, where his final animated-work “The 5:19” was invited to debut at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

In 2003 to 2017 Wade worked full-time as a commercial Illustrator-Animator & Art Director within the gaming industry. In 2015 Wade returned focus back towards his primary passion of oil painting. In 2017 his portrait of the former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett was exhibited at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery were it won the 'people’s choice award' for best painting.

Wade has exhibited in both major Australian cities and within United Sates of America. He currently resides in the city of Philadelphia PA with his wife and three children where he has been actively working on new artworks for future shows. Wade's work has been shown at the National Gallery of Victoria and are included in the collections of prominent Australian Universities; RMIT and Monash as well as other private collections across the globe.

 

 

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Artist CV    

Wade Gregory Clark
Born Melbourne, Australia. Lives in Philadelphia, PA, United States of America.

 

Education

1996    Diploma of Visual Art (Painting), RMIT University, Melbourne VIC 
1999    Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), Monash University, Melbourne VIC 
2001    Post Graduate Diploma in Animation & Interactive Media, RMIT University, Melbourne VIC 

 

Exhibitions

2019    'PORTRAITS', GEAS Celebrating the 10th year anniversary, Glen Eira City Council Gallery AnnexCaulfield VIC

            'TIME' , Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Group Exhibition, Caulfield VIC

2018    Let's Connect Exhibition, Barnes Foundation, Group Exhibition, Philadelphia PA, USA

            Just Looking, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Group Exhibition, Caulfield VIC

2017    Private Lives... Public Spaces, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Group Exhibition, Caulfield VIC

2016    Cityscape - Elsternwick, Glen Eira City Council Annex Gallery, Group Exhibition, Caulfield VIC

            Hidden Treasures, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Group Exhibition Caulfield VIC

2015    The Voice of the Artist, SCOPE Art Fair, See Me Booth (B27), Group ExhibitionMiami Beach, FL USA
            Postcard Show, LINDEN NEW ART, Group Exhibition, St Kilda VIC
            GEAS Members Exhibition, The Breslin Gallery, Group Exhibition Carnegie VIC
            Views, Visions and Vistas, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Group Exhibition, Caulfield VIC

            Marriott Art exhibition & Auction, Marriott House, Group Exhibition & Auction, McKinnon VIC

2014    'Belle Arti Prize', Chapman & Bailey Artspace, Group Exhibition, Abbotsford VIC
            Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Group Exhibition, St Kilda VIC

            The World About Us, The Breslin Gallery, Group Exhibition, Carnegie VIC  

            'See & Feel The World...', Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Group Exhibition,  Caulfield VIC

2013    Paint in the Park, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, GEAS Group Exhibition, Caulfield VIC
0910    Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts,
Group Exhibition, St Kilda VIC  
2008    Ecstatic City, Chris Doyle's Multi-Media Project, National Gallery of Victoria / Melbourne International Arts Festival.
2005    AIM 13, ACMI Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne VIC
2003    New Art On Show, The Art Scene Gallery, Group Exhibition, West Ryde NSW 
            Best of AIM at ACMI, ACMI Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne VIC

2002    MIFF - Melbourne International Film Festival, Grater Union, Melbourne VIC

            BIFF - Brisbane International Film Festival, Exploratorium, Brisbane QLD

            Eat Carpet, SBS Television - Eat Carpet, Melbourne, VIC
2001    Mode, Chapel Off Chapel gallery, Group Exhibition, Prahran VIC 
            AIM Graduate Screening, Story Hall Auditorium RMIT, Melbourne VIC
2000    The Artary Show, Artary Gallery, Group Exhibition, Regent VIC 
1999    The D block Show, Monash University, Group Exhibition, Caulfield VIC 
            Midway - New art from Monash, Indigo Studios Gallery, Group Exhibition, Hartwell VIC
1998    On the Line, Monash University, Group Exhibition, Caulfield VIC 
1995    Arts Show, Cottage Theatre, Swinburne SSC, Group Exhibition, Hawthorn VIC 


Prizes / Awards

2019    2ed Place Peoples Choice Award (for best artwork), Presented by Rotary Club of Caulfield, Melbourne VIC

2017    Peoples Choice Award (for best artwork), Presented by Rotary Club of Caulfield, Melbourne VIC

1999    Prize awarded for most prominent 3rd-year painter, Presented by Monash University Melbourne VIC
1995    Highly Commended Certificate for Art, Swinburne Annual Art & Media Awards, Hawthorn VIC

Press

2015    Glen Eira News, A display of young talent, Volume 204, Page 8, May 2015.

2006    Inner West Courier, Archibald entrant goes around the twist, Sally Fleming, August 1 2006.
2002    Diamond Valley Leader, Debut at film festival - The 5:19, Natalie Birch, July 24 2002.

 

Publications

The Voice of the Artist Collection Book (SCOPE Art Show Miami 2015), William Etundi Jr, SeeMe Press, March 2016.

Sneak Attack – Catalogue, Sally Braunstein, Nothing Press House, June 2007.
Aktifmag – magazine covers, Kane Ludic, Aktif Publishing, Issue 7, July 2006 & Issue 3, September 2005.
Trash (Cover & Content) - Skateboarding Film, Directed by Eddie Martin, Fluid Productions, January 1999.
Inside out & back to front – magazine, Jenny Tang, The Press Gang, November 1995.

 

Art Talks & Mentoring 
2015    Art Judge, Youth Art Expo, City of Glen Eira's Youth Leadership Team, South Caulfield VIC 

            Art Mentor, GEAS Mentoring Sessions, Glen Eira Artists Society, South Caulfield VIC

2014    Art Facilitator, CITYSCAPE - Art In the Urban Environment, Koornang Road - Carnegie VIC 

            Live painting on Stage, 'Portraits Alive' Finalist, FCA, Pullman hotel, St Kilda VIC
            Painting Tutor, GEAS Mentoring Sessions, Glen Eira Artists Society, South Caulfield VIC

2013    Public Painting, Paint In the Park, Glen Eira Artists Society, South Caulfield VIC
2002    Life Drawing Instructor, Arts on Burgundy, Heidelberg VIC

            Public Art Project - Muralist, The MCH Exchange Outreach & Mental Wellbeing Festival, Broadmeadows VIC

2000    Life Drawing Instructor, Arts on Burgundy, Heidelberg VIC

 

Travel

Extensive world travel and art research visiting major galleys in the Americas, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.
Gallery highlights include; The Metropolitan Museum of art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museo, MOMA, SOFA,
Nacional Del Prado, Musée Du Louvre & KHM - Kunsthistorisches Museum.


Collections
Amtek corp Art Collection, Amtek Corporation Pty Ltd, Melbourne VIC 
Monash University Art Collection, Monash University, Caulfield VIC
The Centre for Animation & Interactive Media, RMIT University, Melbourne VIC 
Private Collections in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Prague, New York and Las Vegas.

 

 

 
 

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