Mason Kimber

Mason Kimber is a Perth-born, Sydney-based artist and arts educator whose painting practice focuses on the collecting and reconfiguring of architectural memory. His work is often presented in painted environments and free-standing screens that respond to the architecture of the exhibition space that surrounds it.

Kimber graduated with a Master of Fine Art (Painting) degree from the National Art School, Sydney in 2013. In 2014 he was awarded the National Art School British School at Rome Residency in Italy, where he researched the spatial illusion found in fresco painting. In the same year he was a finalist in the Substation Contemporary Art Prize, the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize, and received an ArtStart Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. In 2014 Kimber was awarded a 12-month residency at Parramatta Artists Studios. In 2015 he was a finalist for the 2015 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) at Artspace, Sydney. Kimber was most recently awarded a competitive one-year studio residency at Artspace, Sydney for 2017.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Arcades, Galerie pompom, Sydney (2017); Oltre la Vista, Galerie pompom, Sydney (2015); Stranger at Home, Archive Space, Sydney (2014). Recent group exhibitions include: Master of Three Worlds, COMA Gallery, Sydney (2017); Young Moderns, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith (2017), NEW16, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2016); Auckland Art Fair, Galerie pompom, The Cloud, Auckland (2016); Roman Remains, Transition Gallery, London (2015); and June Mostra, British School at Rome, Italy (2014).

Mason is currently represented by Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne and Galerie pompom, Sydney.