ABOUT MARY SCHEPISI

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Mary Schepisi has had many exhibitions in Melbourne, New York City, Los Angeles and London, and her work is held in numerous collections.

 

Known for the duality of her work, she combines her interest in the beauty of nature and form with hard-hitting commentary on the paradox of life and her deeply felt concerns for humanity - not least of these, in recent years, the plight of refugees around the world.

 

In addition to her own art practice, Schepisi is an active supporter of art philanthropy. In 2009 she conceived and organised an art auction that raised $84,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 

In 2014 she then conceived and organised New Directions Art Auction, a bi-annual charity event to raise awareness and funds for the Australian Prostate Centre.  Funds from the 2021 auction helped the APC purchase outstanding new technology for prostate biopsy – a machine that provides prostate cancer diagnosis using a simpler biopsy method performed in the clinic. 

EDUCATION
Art Students League, New York Boston University

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019  Springtime Pleasures, Artvisory, Melbourne

2018  Out of the Heat, In with the Cold, Artvisory, Melbourne

2017  Flower Power

2015  Just a Minute, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

2011  Words & Pictures, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
2010  It’s Up To You, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
2010  Beauty Interrupted, Assin, Melbourne
2009  Guns, Birds & Words, Bowman/Bloom, 95 East 7th St., NYC
2009  Guns, Birds & Words, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne, Australia
2007  Inferences…a summer diary, Bowman/Bloom, New York City
2004  The Collection, Span Galleries, Melbourne
2004  Speculations, Span Galleries, Melbourne
2002  Bodies of Evidence, Span Galleries, Melbourne
2002  Mary’s Little Gems, 69 Smith Street, Melbourne
2000  Postcard Show, Royal College of Art, London
1998  Toys for Joy, Royal Children’s Hospital
1997  George Gallery, Melbourne
1994  The Sofa Series, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1990  Glasnost/Perestroika, Jo Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles
1990  Glasnost/Perestroika, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1990  Glasnost/Perestroika, San Lorenzo, London
1988  Evil Angels, Peter Grant Fine Art, Melbourne

 

CURATED CHARITY ART AUCTIONS

2021  New Directions Art Auction for APC (Australian Prostate Centre)

2019  New Directions Art Auction for APC (Australian Prostate Centre)

2015  New Directions Art Auction for APCR (Australian Prostate Cancer Research)

2014  New Directions Art Auction for APCR (Australian Prostate Cancer Research)

2009  JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) with David Band

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010  CONFLICT/INTEREST, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia
2008/2009  The Beast In Me, works on paper, Bowman/Bloom, New York City
2001  Art by Gum, Exhibition/Auction School of Botany Foundation, University of Melbourne
2000  SECRET Royal College of Art Exhibition, London
1999  George Galley, Melbourne
1998  Exchanging Places, George Gallery in Residence Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1995  Sofa Series, at the River, Southgate, Melbourne
1991  Mr Baseball, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver

 

COLLECTIONS
Private Collections: Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Palm Beach, Van Couver and London

Public Collections: Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne