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Born in Sydney 1955


Mark Davis has had approximately 26 Solo and Group Exhibitions since 1997 at galleries across Australia.  There are a number of corporate and private collections of Mark’s work, held by Lend Lease, Chroma Australia, Macquarie University and numerous others.


Although Mark has a Diploma of Art at Hornsby TAFE College in NSW, he remarks that he is self taught and has worked in the building industry for 35 years, pursuing his painting passion whenever he could.  His first real break into the art world was through a series of exhibitions at Kenthurst Galleries in Sydney.


Mark states that “My work is concerned with the perception of reality rather than direct references, creating a reverie of place and time through which the viewer can find resemblances to nature.”   His “Water Lillies” and “Reef” series are perfect examples.


1975 - 1979 Diploma of Art, Hornsby TAFE College, NSW


2019 Bleak Outlook, Fox Galleries, Melbourne
2013 Sound of Colours, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney
2011 Across The Shelf, Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2010 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2009 Kenthurst Galleries; Palmer Street Gallery, Sydney
2008 Kenthurst Galleries; Palmer Street Gallery, Sydney


2019 On the Edge: Landscapes from the Collection, Macquarie University Art Gallery
2018 Contemporary Gallipoli, Blue Mountains Art and Cultural Centre
2016 Contemporary Gallipoli, Grafton Regional Gallery
2015 Contemporary Gallipoli, Macquarie University Art Gallery; touring to Cowra Regional Art Gallery
2014 Xmas Group exhibition, Frances Keevil Gallery
Fields of Vision: Art and Astronomy, Macquarie University Art Gallery
New Year Group Show, Frances Keevil Gallery
New Work, Frances Keevil Gallery
2013 End of Year Exhibition featuring gallery artists, Frances Keevil Gallery
2012 End of Year Exhibition: New works by gallery artists, Frances Keevil Gallery
2012 Finalist Hawkesbury Art Prize, Purple Moon Gallery
2012 Gadfly Gallery, Perth,
2011 Group Christmas exhibition, BMG Adelaide
2010 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2009 Horror, Come Darkness, Macquarie University Art Gallery
Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2008 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2007 Environs: Perspectives on Nature, Macquarie University Art Gallery
2006 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2005 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2004 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2002 Paleographia, Macquarie University Art Gallery
Soho Galleries, Sydney
1998 Utopia Art Sydney
1997 Howard Leonard Gallery Sydney, Finalist Willoughby Art Prize
1997 Legge Gallery, Sydney, Andrew Vincent Gallery, Brisbane
1996 Gallery 1A Sydney


2012 Finalist Hawkesbury Art Prize
1997 Finalist Willoughby Art Prize
1995 Artist in Residence, Chroma Australia Studios, Melbourne


Chroma Australia; Gainsborough Group Financiers, Sydney; Lend Lease, Macquarie University Graduate School of Management,
Macquarie University; Holiday Inn Hotel, Sydney; Jim Cobb Collection and Lowenstein Arts Management.

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Mark Davis Makito Triptych (2)Stock No 5
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