Tim Maguire

Tim Maguire is a contemporary Australian artist best known for his large-scale floral paintings. Cropped like film stills and referencing 17th-century Flemish still-life painting, his work melds digital imagery with commercial printing techniques. “Everything I do is process driven,” the artist’s said. “I paint big pictures to bring the viewer forward; the closer you get the more abstract it becomes, until it looks like it's falling apart.” Born on December 26, 1958 in Chertsey, United Kingdom, he was raised in Melbourne, Australia. Maguire studied art at East Sydney Technical College, before receiving a scholarship to attend the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1985. In Düsseldorf, he studied under the Dutch photographer Jan Dibbets. The artist’s career is dotted with recognitions and awards, including the 1993 Moët and Chandon Fellowship. His work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. Maguire currently lives and works between London, United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia.

1958   Born in Chertsey, United Kingdom

1959   Immigrated to Australia

1992– Lives and works in France and the United Kingdom

EDUCATION

1980–1982 Certificate and Higher Certificate in Painting, East Sydney Technical College

1983   Graduate Diploma in Painting, City Art Institute, Sydney

1984   Postgraduate studies, Sydney College of the Arts

1985   Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

AWARDS

1981 The Rural Bank Painting Prize

1984 Peter Brown Memorial Scholarship, Australia Council

1985 Jury Prize, Third International Drawing Triennale, Nuremberg

1986 Hugh Williamson Award (Best Male Emerging Artist), Ballarat, Victoria

1989 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1993 Moët & Chandon Australian Art Fellowship

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Parliament House Collection, Canberra

Philip Morris Arts Grant Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria

Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

Derwent Collection, Tasmania

Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria

Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales

Tamar Collection, Tasmania

Academisch Ziekenhuis, Leiden

Deakin University, Melbourne

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

University of Launceston, Tasmania

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne

The University of Sydney

Darwin College of Advanced Education, Darwin

Griffith Artworks, Brisbane

Allens Arthur Robinson, Sydney, London and New York

Artbank, Australia

AMP Insurance, Sydney

BP Collection, Australia

Conalco, UK

Deutsche Bank, London

Federal Airports Corporation, Australia

IBM, Australia

JMH Bank, Frankfurt

Macquarie Bank, Sydney

News Limited, Australia

OTC, Australia

Potter Warburg, Sydney

Qantas Collection, Sydney

Royal Automobile Club of Victoria

St Thomas’ Hospital, London

Shell, Australia

Siemens AG SFS, Munich

Siemens, Frankfurt

Target Partners, Munich

Telstra, Australia

Wesfarmers Collection, Perth

Westpac Bank Collection, New York

Zurich Insurance, Zurich

TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia

Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, London, UK

The Permanent Collection at The New Art Gallery Walsall

Credit Suisse, Australia

ANZ Bank, Melbourne

University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

The British Museum, London

Australian Club, Sydney

Australian Club, Melbourne

The Melbourne Club, Melbourne

Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014   Tim Maguire: The Douglas Kagi Gift, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

            Tim Maguire | Near and Far, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2013   A device for viewing the landscape 2013, installation commissioned by Allens

            Linklaters, Deutsche Bank Building, Sydney

2012   Time and Nature, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

            Tim Maguire, 19 View Street, Tolarno Galleries in association with The Swansea Gallery, Perth

2011   Other Light, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich

            Tim Maguire, Von Lintel Gallery, New York

            Light Fall 2011, The Australian Club, Melbourne

            Light Works, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2010   Light and Water, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Light and Water, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

2009   Refractions, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

            Light Fall, Von Lintel Gallery, New York

2008   Tim Maguire, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Galerie Couvrat Desvergnes, Paris

            Refractions, Hewer Street Studios, London

            Snow, Water and Flowers, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

2007   Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich

            New Digital Pigment Prints, Studio Franck Bordas, Paris

            Tim Maguire, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

            Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Von Lintel Gallery, New York

2006   Tim Maguire, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

            Tim Maguire: Recent Paintings, Hewer Street Studios, London

            Digital Prints, Bathurst Fossil and Mineral Museum, New South Wales

2005   Unnatural, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Tim Maguire, Von Lintel Gallery, New York

            Tim Maguire: New Paintings and Prints, Nick Allen, London

2004   Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne

            Hewer Street Studios, London

            Tim Maguire: CMY, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

2003   Tim Maguire: New Works, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich

            Tim Maguire: Colour Separation Paintings, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

            Tim Maguire: New Paintings, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Tim Maguire: White Paintings, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

2002   Tim Maguire, Mori Gallery, Sydney

            Tim Maguire, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne Art Fair

            Tim Maguire, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, New South Wales

            Tim Maguire, Hewer Street Studios, London

2001   New Paintings, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Tim Maguire, John Curtin Gallery, Perth

            Tim Maguire, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne

            Tim Maguire, Mori Gallery, Sydney

2000   Tim Maguire: Schilderijen, Galerie Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam

            Tim Maguire, Mori Gallery, Sydney

            Tim Maguire, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich

            Tim Maguire: New Separation Paintings, Oxo Tower Wharf, London

1999   Tim Maguire, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Art Zurich

1998   Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Nice Art Fair

            Tim Maguire: New Paintings for the Project Space, Projektraum, Berlin

            Tim Maguire, Mori Gallery, Sydney

            Tim Maguire, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Tim Maguire, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich

1997   The Last Days of the Comet, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich

            Tim Maguire: Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne

            Tim Maguire, Seiler & Co., GmbH and Andreas Hecker Gallerie, Cologne

            Tolarno Galleries in conjunction with the 12th Melbourne Festival, Melbourne

            Tim Maguire: Ten-Year Survey 1987–1997, Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Melbourne

1996   Tim Maguire, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Tim Maguire: Recent Lithographs, Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Melbourne

            Tim Maguire, Mori Gallery, Sydney

1995   Tim Maguire: New Paintings and Monoprints, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London

            Tim Maguire, Galerie Meile, Lucerne

            Tim Maguire, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich

            Tim Maguire: Schilderijen, Galerie AZL (Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden), Leiden

1994   Tim Maguire, Gallery Apunto, Amsterdam

            Tim Maguire, Hotel Chandon, Epernay

            Tim Maguire, Galerie Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam

            Tim Maguire, Mori Gallery, Sydney

1993   Tim Maguire: Recent Work, Brooke Fitzsimmons, London

            Canal, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Chisenhale Drawings, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

            Tim Maguire, Monoprints, Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Melbourne

1992   Canal, Chisenhale Gallery, London, and John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

1991   Vita Breve: Paintings, Lithographs and Monoprints, Mori Gallery, Sydney

            Tim Maguire: Lithographs 1987–1990, Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Melbourne

1990   Tim Maguire: Paintings and Works on Paper, Deutscher Brunswick Street, Melbourne

            Tim Maguire: Ex Nihilo, Flaxman Gallery, London; Casa Veneta, Trieste

1989   Lapsus Linguae, Works on Paper 1984–1989, Chameleon Contemporary Art Space, Hobart

            Tim Maguire, Mori Gallery, Sydney

1988   Tim Maguire, Galerie der Stadt, Esslingen am Neckar

            Tim Maguire: Recent Paintings, Flaxman Gallery, London

            The Nature of Things, Mori Gallery, Sydney

1987   Et in Arcadia Ego, Philip Dash Gallery, New York

            One Day Show – Twelve One Day Shows, First Draft, Sydney

1986   Monuments and Mirages, Greg Shephard Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

            Terra Incognito, Mori Gallery, Sydney

1984   Intimate Dialogue, Mori Gallery, Sydney

COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

1986   Second Nature (with Roger Crawford), Performance Space, Sydney

1985   Chat (drawing exhibition and performance with Jarg Geismar), Kunstraum Krings-Ernst, Cologne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013   Tolarno Galleries at Art13, London

            Autumn Group Exhibition, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

            Summer Exhibition Part 1, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

            Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney at the Auckland Art Fair

            Martin Browne Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary, Sydney

2012   Spring Group Exhibition, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

            All the Flowers, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla

            Hot town, summer in the city…, Galerie Andreas Binder, Münich

            Tolarno Galleries at Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne

            Summer Exhibition, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

            MONOuno Exhbition, Albury Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga

            Estampes Numériques, Galerine Catherine Putman, Paris

2011   Boundary Line, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville

            Summer Group Show, Von Lintel Gallery, New York

            1991-2011 20th Anniversary, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich

            Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney at Auckland Art Fair

            Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne at Art HK

            New Psychedelia. University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

            Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney, Auckland Art Fair

2010   Miscellanea: an insight into the journey of a collector, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

            Summer Group Show, Von Lintel Gallery, New York

            Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne at Art HK

            Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney, Melbourne Art Fair

            Martin Browne Fine Art at Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

2009   Double Take, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

            Summer Exhibition, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

            Heidi Comes to Town – works from the Heidi Museum Collection, Australian Club, Melbourne

            Everything Changes, Shanghai University Public Arts Project & linked Group

            Exhibition, Shanghai University Gallery, Shanghai

            Fresh In, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

            Botanica, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

            Malcolm Langley at London Art Fair, London

            Winter Wonderland, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

2008   Clock the Ton, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

            Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

            Autumn Collectors Exhibition, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Korea International Art Fair, Seoul

            Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney at Melbourne Art Fair

            Von Lintel Gallery, New York at ArtChicago Art Fair

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at ArtChicago Art Fair

            In voller Blüte, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot

2007   In Fluorescents, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Art Cologne

            Martin Browne Fine Art Collectors Exhibition, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

            Strange Cargo: Contemporary Art as a State of Encounter, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

            Snap Freeze: Still Life Now, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria

            Blue Chip IX The Collectors’ Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Richmond, Victoria

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich Art Fair, Munich

            The Nature of Things, Paris Photo-The Eye of the World 2007

            Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney Art Fair, Sydney

2006   Place Made, Prints from the Australian Print Workshop, National Gallery of

            Australia, travelling to Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria

            The Grid, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, New South Wales

            Strange Cargo: Art as a state of encounter, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, New South Wales, followed by a 7-               venue Australian tour

            Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney at Melbourne Art Fair

            Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne at Melbourne Art Fair

2005   L’Atelier Franck Bordas, Grandes Galeries de l’Aitre Saint-Marlou, Rouen

            Studio Franck Bordas, Paris

            Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney at Auckland Art Fair

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Art Cologne

            Von Lintel Gallery, New York at Art Cologne

            Blumenstück – Künstlers Glück. Vom Paradiesgärtlein zur Prilblume, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen

            Atelier Bordas – Galerie Stepánská 35 + Museum Kampa, Prague

            So You Wanna Be A Rock n’ Roll Star: Australian Painting from the NGV Shell

            Collection, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria

            Wild Garden, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

2004   Von Lintel Gallery, New York at Art Cologne

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Art Cologne

            Hothouse: The Flower in Contemporary Art, Monash University Museum of Art

            Touring Exhibition (Victoria), State Library of Victoria, Melbourne; Geelong Art

            Gallery; Ballarat Fine Art Gallery; McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Langwarrin;

            Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

            Tableau, BBK, Munich, Germany

            Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney at Melbourne Art Fair

2003   Group Exhibition, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

            Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

2002   It's a Beautiful Day, The Ian Potter Gallery, The University of Melbourne

            Tolarno Galleries at ARCO, Madrid

            Ten Years (Phase 2), Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich

2001   Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Art Cologne

            Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne at Art Cologne

            Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Botanica, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

            Australian Identities in Print Making: The Australian Print Collection of Wagga

            Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales

2000   Manifesto I, The Blue Gallery, London

            Sensational Painting, Tolarno Galleries at Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Art Cologne

            Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne at Art Cologne

            Tolarno Galleries at Melbourne Art Fair

1999   Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne

            Tolarno Galleries: The Moore’s Building, Perth Festival, Fremantle, Western Australia

            Mori Gallery, Sydney at Art Chicago

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Art Cologne

            Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne at Art Cologne

            Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne at Art Basel

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Art Zurich

1998   Sets and Series, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Blondes, Gaha, Maguire, Galerie Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam

            La Peinture, Positionen zeitgenossischer Malerei, Mitchell Madison Group, Munich

1997   Galerie Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam KunstRAI

            Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

            Mori Gallery, Sydney

            Angelus Novus – The Until It’s All Carried Away in Turmoil Peepshow, Galerie

            Sanguine, Paris

            Visy Board Art Prize, The Orangery, Richmond Grove Winery, Tanunda, South Australia

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Art Cologne

            Galerie Meile, Lucerne at Art Cologne

            Galerie Isen, Berlin Art Fair

            Film Still, Still Life, Le Case d’Arte, Milan

1996   Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London at Stockholm Art Fair

            Galerie Meile, Lucerne at Basel Art Fair

            Flagging the Republic, Sherman Goodhope Gallery, Sydney, R.M.I.T. Gallery, Melbourne

            Hidden Treasures, Art in Corporate Collections, S.H. Ervin Gallery, National Trust Centre, Sydney

            Food, The Performance Space, Sydney

            Summer Show, Galerie Meile, Lucerne

            Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich at Art Cologne

            Galerie Meile, Lucerne at Art Cologne

            Re-Collection, the Griffith University Art Collection – 25 Years, Brisbane City Gallery

            Floressence, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

            Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London Art Fair

            Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne at Art Cologne

            Spirit & Place: Art in Australia 1861–1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

            Contemporary Art Society Invitational Exhibition, London Art Fair

            Blumenstücke Kunststücke, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld

1995   Cabinet Painting, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London

            Gallery Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam at Art Cologne

            Gallery Andreas Binder, Munich at Art Cologne

            Gallery Meile, Lucerne at Basel Art Fair

1994   The John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

            Prints, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

            Galerie Apunto, Amsterdam at Amsterdam Art Fair

            Galerie Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam at Art Cologne

1993   Prospect 93, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

            Approaches to the Sublime, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University

            of New South Wales, Sydney; Ipswich Regional Gallery, Queensland

            In Between, in conjunction with Adem Yilmaz & Jarg Geismar, Venice Biennale

            Moët & Chandon Touring Exhibition, Australian State galleries

            Translating Bunker to Bunker, Tin Sheds Gallery, The University of Sydney, Sydney

            Sssh, Mori Gallery, Sydney

            Mori Gallery, Sydney at Frankfurt Art Fair

            Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne at Melbourne Art Fair

            Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne at Art Cologne

1992   The Story so Far, Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne

            The Temple of Flora, Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne; Elizabeth Bay House,

            Sydney and Australian regional galleries

            Blast, Mori Gallery, Sydney

            The Sir John Sulman Prize exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

            Contemporary Australian Painting, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne

1991   The Flower Show, Flaxman Gallery, London

            Contemporary Australian Art, Deutscher Brunswick Street, Melbourne

            Moët & Chandon Touring Exhibition, Australian State galleries

1990   Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

            L’Eté Australien à Montpellier, Musée Fabre and Galerie Saint-Ravy, Montpellier

            Skies, Galleria Cristina Busi, Chiavari

            Architecture of Light, Mori Gallery, Sydney

            Paperworks, Flaxman Gallery, London

            The Melbourne Savage Club Invitational Drawing Prize, R.M.I.T. Gallery, Melbourne

            One Hundred Artists Against Animal Experimentation, Deutscher Brunswick Street, Melbourne

            Homage to the Square 2, Flaxman Gallery, London

1989   Art and Nature, Flaxman Gallery, London

            En Serie, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

            Irony, Humour and Dissent, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney; Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

            Australian Perspecta 1989, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1988   Drawings in Australia: Drawings, Watercolours and Pastels from the 1770s to the 1980s, Australian National                                     Gallery, Canberra

            Homage to the Square, Flaxman Gallery, London

            The Face of Australia: the Land and the People, the Past and the Present, Ballarat

            Fine Art Gallery, Victoria

            A New Generation 1983–1988: The Philip Morris Arts Grant, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

            Contemporary Prints, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London

1987   A New Romance, Australian National Gallery at the Australian National University, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra

            Urban Anxieties: Australian Drawings of the 1980s, Australian National Gallery at the

            Australian National University, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra

            Stories of Australian Art, Commonwealth Institute, London; Usher Gallery, Lincoln

            Young Australians – The Budget Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

            Future Directions: Four Artists, Flaxman Gallery, London

            Voyage of Discovery: Contemporary Australian Art, Crescent Gallery, Houston

            Big Drawings, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra

            Mori Gallery at United Artists, United Artists, Melbourne

            Backlash: The Australian Drawing Revival 1976–1986, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1986   Symbolism and Landscape, Biennale of Sydney Satellite Exhibition, Ivan Dougherty

            Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

            The Hand and the Photograph, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

            New Image / abstraction, Philip Dash Gallery, New York

            Monumental Drawings, Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide

            A Certain Likeness, Artspace, Sydney

            Oz Drawing Now, Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, Sydney

            Recent Acquisitions of Australian Contemporary Art, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

            Ballarat Invitation Exhibition, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria

1985   Third International Drawing Triennale, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg; Neuen Galerie der Stadt, Linz