Biography

1973   Born Sydney

1997   Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, University of Western Sydney, Nepean

1998   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hons (First Class), University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney

2004   Master of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney

Lives and works in Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2018   The Creative Act, The Delaware Contemporary, Delaware, U.S.A.

           An Awkward Dance, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2015   Studio Chatter, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2014   Notes to Self/ Letters to Others, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2012   Skeleton Makes Good, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2011   The Gumbo Variations, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2010   Greetings from Lindeman Island, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2009   Captain Ziggy Presents…., Gallery9, Sydney

2008   Paintings, Prints & Wall Hangings, Gallery9, Sydney

2006   Streetscape, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2004   Missing in action, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2002   Artbox, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney

2002   Death Wobbles, Kudos Gallery, Sydney

2001   LA International Biennial, 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, Los Angeles

2000  The Lounge, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney

1999   Not Pop, Rubyayre Gallery, Sydney

1999   Artbox, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney

1998   Open House Gallery, Sydney

 Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Installation Contemporary 2019/ Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney

Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW

Poor Imagination, curated by Rafi Abdullah, Sullivan + Strumpf, Singapore

Group Exhibition, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2018 Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales

40th Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory

           Group Exhibition, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney  

2017 Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

          Text, Curated by Mark Hetherington, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney 

           Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Western Australia

           Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

           Group Exhibition, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2016   Blindside Curtain Call, 1000 2000s, curated by Soap Collective, Blindside, Melbourne

           Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW

           Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Queensland

           Group Exhibition, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2015   Mug Shot: A Still Life Show, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW

           SSFA 2015, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

           Cars = My Automolove, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

2014   Redland Art Award, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Queensland

           Far and Wide : Narrative into Idea, curated by Jasmin Stephens, UTS Gallery, Sydney

           For Lease : Reinterpreting Place, curated by Chloe' Wolifson, Breezeblock, Sydney

           SSFA 2014, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2013   National Artists’ Self Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

           Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

           Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney

           Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

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

           Speak To Me, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

           SSFA 2013, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2012   Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland

           The Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory

           Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

           Lie of the Land : New Australian Landscapes, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC

           SSFA 2012, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2011   Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Theatre, Whyalla, South Australia

           House Inspection : Interior Motives, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane

           Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

           Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

           SSFA 2011, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

           Subtext : Art For Literacy, Carriageworks, Sydney

2010   Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney

           Paddington Art Prize, Menzies Art Brands Gallery, Sydney

           RBS Emerging Artist Award, Sydney

           Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

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

           SSFA 2010, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

2009   Langue Froide – curated by William Wright & Conny Dietzschold, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney

            The Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney

            I’m worse at what I do best – curated by Tom Polo, Parramatta Artists Studios, Sydney

2008   Melbourne Art Fair, Artbank, Melbourne

            Works on Paper, Cuchifritos gallery/project space, New York

2007   Ceci n’est pas…. (This is not….), Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York

            Business and Pleasure, Suite 711, New York

            Open Studio Exhibition, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York

2006   Poor Yorick, Virginia Wilson Art, Sydney                     

2005   Micro Master/Action Hero, Blindside, Melbourne

            Material Boys and Girls, Deloitte, Sydney

2004   Festivus, Sherman Galleries, Sydney                                                                                             

            Masters of Cofa, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Art and Champagne, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2003   Festivus, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

            Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney

Boofheads and Scrubbers, Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, Sydney

            Artbox Inc., Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2002   Graduate Exhibition, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of New South Wales,Sydney

            Festivus, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

            Slacking Off, Imperial Slacks, Sydney

            Open Studio Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York

2000   The Palace of Exaggeration and Everything, Grey Matter Contemporary Art, Sydney

            One Last Show, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney

            The Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney

            Garage Sale, Rubyayre Gallery, Sydney

1999   Hack, Grey Matter Contemporary Art, Sydney, curated by Michael & Michael Visual Arts Project Management

           Qintex, Smith and Stonely, Queensland, curated by Michael & Michael Visual Arts Project Management

           Hatched : Healthway National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth

           Figure 8, Kudos Gallery, Sydney

           Al Eisen & Friends, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney, curated by Michael & Michael Visual Arts Project Managemen

           Open Studio Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York

1998   Honours Graduation Exhibition, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

           Mary Alice Evatt Art Award, Coach House Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney

           (symbol), First Draft, Sydney, curated by Michael & Michael Visual Arts Project Management

           COFA Honours Exhibition, Visual and Performance Space, COFA, University of New South Wales, Sydney

1997   Professional Human, Graduation Exhibition, University of Western Sydney, Nepean

Awards

2016   Arts and Cultural Development Fund, Arts NSW

2016   Arts Projects Grant, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts

2013   New Work Mid-Career Grant, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts

2012   The Janet Holmes à Court Artists' Grant, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

2010   Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Open Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

2010   The Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2007   Dr K. David, G. Edwards and Margery Edwards Charitable giving Trust

2007   Dame Joan Sutherland Foundation

2007   American-Australian Association, New York

2005   The Ian Potter Cultural Trust

2004   NSW Artists Marketing Scheme, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

2002   International Program, NSW Ministry for the Arts

2002   NSW Artists Marketing Scheme, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

2001 Post Graduate Research Grant, UNSW, College of Fine Arts

2000 Development Grant, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts

2000   NSW Artists Marketing Scheme, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

1999   Willoughby City Art Prize, 3D open section winner

1999   Australian Post Graduate Award, MFA, COFA

Commissions

 2009   Site specific text project, Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, Sydney

Residencies

2007   International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York

2004   Ascham School, Sydney

2003   Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence Program, NSW

2002 Summer Studio Residency Program, School of Visual Arts, New York

2001 Los Angeles Studio Residency, Australia Council for the Arts

2000   The Gunnery Studio, Artspace, Sydney

Publications

Bruce James, ‘too much sex on TV? I don’t hear the TV complaining’, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 August 1998

Sebastian Smee, ‘Hip and miss’, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 1999

Bruce James, ‘Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not on canvas any more’, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 April 1999

Morgan Richards, ‘Familiar?’, Monument, no. 29, 1999

‘Interactive art wins $5000 Willoughby prize’, Sydney Weekly, 9 September1999

Blair French, ‘Hack, grey matter contemporary art’, Art Text, no. 69, 2000

Russell Storer,http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/visarts/globe/issue11/nmtext.html, 2000

Clara Sturak, Santa Monica Mirror, Los Angeles, 18 July, 2001

Russell Storer, ‘Artbox Inc.’, Artbox Inc., catalogue essay, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, 2003

Cathy Pryor, ‘Drawing on the dark side of suburbia’, The Australian, 2 August, 2003

Tim Dick, ‘There’s an art to being a boofhead’, Sydney Morning Herald, 2-3 August, 2003

Dominique Angeloro, ‘Pain in the Art’, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 August, 2003

Dominique Angeloro, ‘Critic’s picks’, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 March – 1 April, 2004

Talulah Stephenson, ‘Missing in action’, Missing in Action, catalogue essay, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, March, 2004

Dominique Angeloro, ‘Exhibitions: Negative attitude’, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 November – 2 December, 2004

Alex Taylor, ‘Micro master/action hero’, catalogue essay, Blindside Exhibition Space, Melbourne, 2005

Ian Geraghty, ‘Streetscape’, review (room sheet), Sherman Galleries, Sydney also published in Reviews: Sydney, issue 69, April/May/June 2006

Sunanda Creagh, Open gallery, Sydney Morning Herald, 22-23 April, 2006

Laura Murray Cree (ed.), Twenty: Sherman Galleries 1986-2006, Craftsman House/Thames and Hudson Australia, Melbourne 2006

Jacquelyn Lewis, ‘Armory Week : Who’s that Artist?’, Artinfo.com, 2007

Katya Kazakina, http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206001088&refer=&sid=&a6Y_3uTMIUbc, August 1, 2007

Holland Cotter, ‘Ceci n’est pas….’, The New York Times, August 3, 2007

John Von Sturmer, ‘West is When is West: A Trip Report’, Art Monthly Australia, #224 October, 2009

John McDonald, ‘Thankful for small mercies’, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 - 4 April, 2010

Christopher Allen, ‘The Big Picture’, The Australian, 1 May, 2010

Amy Griffiths, ‘Sulman Prize’, Incubate - Issue 5, UNSW College of Fine Arts, 2010

Carrie Miller, ‘Money sullies art’, Australian Art Collector, Oct – Dec, Issue 54, 2010

Anne Marie Kiely, ‘Word Play’, Vogue Living, Nov/Dec, 2010

Adam Fulton, ‘Archibald brushes competition aside’, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 April, 2011

Adam Fulton, ‘Wanted: man, 37, seeks ads to transform into artworks’ Sydney Morning Herald, 29 June, 2011

Katrina Lobley, ‘Open Gallery’, Sydney Morning Herald, July 9-10, 2011

Alex J. Taylor, ‘Lie of The Land, New Australian Landscapes’ catalogue, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, 2012

Courtney Kidd, ‘Michael Lindeman’s Next Offer’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 62, Oct – Dec, 2012

Andrew Taylor, ‘Every picture tells a story as a dab hands vie for glory’, The Sun-Herald, 17 March, 2013

John McDonald, ‘The Archibald Prize: Glorified lucky dip?, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March, 2013

Michael Fitzgerald, ‘Open Gallery’, Sydney Morning Herald, June 1-2, 2013

Melinda Ham, ‘Creative undercurrents’, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 September, 2014

Melanie Coram, 'Black Swan portraits lay lives bare' The West Australian, 7 October, 2017

Artist Profile, ‘ Michael Lindeman: An Awkward Dance’, http://www.artistprofile.com.au/michael-lindeman/ 28 June, 2018

Sarah Peace (ed.), WordPower: Language as Medium, LibraryX, 2019

Collections

Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney

The University of Queensland Art Museum, Queensland

Griffith University Art Gallery, Queensland

Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

Artbank, Sydney

Private Collections in Australia and internationally.