STEVE MAY

Steve May is a Melbourne-based Australian painter known for his figurative paintings. May’s work has received critical acclaim with a number of his works being selected in the Moran, Black Swan and Kilgour Art prizes. May paints with a bold and masculine style combined with emotion and sensitivity. His works range from light filled celebrations of color and nature to deeply personal and sometimes haunting explorations of emotion.

 

Art Prizes

 

Kilgour Prize Finalist - 2018

Newcastle Art Gallery

 

Black Swan Art Prize Finalist - 2017

Gallery of Western Australia

 

Moran Art Prize Semi Finalist -  2017

Sydney

Geelong College Art Prize Finalist - 2015

Geelong

Flanagan Art Prize Finalist - 2015

Ballarat

 

Moran Art Prize Semi Finalist - 2013

Sydney

Moran Art Prize Finalist - 2012

Sydney

 

Exhibitions - Solo

 

​In the Park -2019

Tacit Galleries -  Collingwood

 

We are not ourselves -2018

Red Gallery - Fitzroy

 

Daddy's Gone - 2017

West End Art Space - West Melbourne

 

Rolling Restos - 2016

Alternating Current Artspace - Windsor

Two For The Price Of One in (Materialism) - 2016

Red Gallery - Fitzroy

The good, the bad and the ugly - 2013

Red Gallery - Fitzroy

Inked Society - 2011

Synergy Gallery - Northcote

 

Exhibitions - Group

 

Steve has been involved in group shows locally and internationally over the years, recently exhibiting at: 

The Victorian Salon des Refuses - 2020

Melbourne

Red Stocking - 2019

Red Gallery - Fitzroy

Marvellous Melbourne -2019

Pan Pacific Hotel - Melbourne

Compact - 2019

Alternating Current Artspace - Windsor

 

Red Stocking - 2018

Red Gallery - Fitzroy

 

Marvellous Melbourne

Media House Gallery  (The Age) - 2018

Melbourne

You Kick Like A Girl - Women In Football

Red Gallery - 2018

Summer Salon - 2018

Collingwood Gallery

St John Hospital Touring Exhibition - 2017

Western Australia

Brunswick Street Art Prize - 2017

Brunswick Street Gallery - Fitzroy

Red Stocking Group Show - 2017

Red Gallery - Fitzroy

Northcote Gallery Window Space -2016, 2017 & 2019

Hidden Faces - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Pan Pacific Hotel - Docklands

 

All Teeth and Swagger - 2017

Red Gallery - Fitzroy

 

Red ball AFL Exhibition - 2017

Red Gallery - Fitzroy

 

Chalk and Cheese Group Show - 2016

Alternating Current Artspace - Windsor

Northcote live drawing  exhibition - 2015

Northcote

 

Local Flavour - 2015

Kustom Lane Gallery - Hawthorn

 

Oilstanded BraIn -  2013

Melbourne

Mooneyes Art Exhibition - 2011

Yokohama, Japan

Pins and Needles  - 2009, 2010 & 2011  

Kustom Lane Gallery -  Hawthorn

California Screamin - 2009, 2010 & 2011

Kustom Lane Gallery -  Hawthorn

 

Chopper and Bobbers - 2009, 2010 & 2011

Kustom Lane Gallery -  Hawthorn

Market for the cool - 2008

Kustom Lane Gallery -  Hawthorn

 

Exhibitions - Selected

 

The Victorian Salon des Refuses - 2020

Melbourne

 

Marvellous Melbourne -2019

Pan Pacific Hotel - Melbourne

 

Marvellous Melbourne

Media House Gallery  (The Age) - 2018

Melbourne

Kilgour Prize Finalist - 2018

Newcastle Art Gallery

 

Black Swan Art Prize Finalist - 2017

Gallery of Western Australia 

St John Hospital Touring Exhibition - 2017

Western Australia

Geelong College Art Prize - 2015

Geelong - Victoria

Flanagan Art Prize - 2015

Ballarat - Victoria

Hidden Faces 

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Melbourne

 

Moran Art Prize Finalist - 2012

Sydney

Mooneyes Art Exhibition - 2011

Yokohama, Japan

House Of Kolor

Prestigious Painters Awards - 2010

USA

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