Born in Sydney, Australia, 27/5/71
 

Artist Background

2004-05 Private study with Peter Howson, Glasgow
1998 The London Print Studio, UK (lived and worked in London 1997 & 98)
1991 New York Art Students League, USA
1989-91 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, COFA University of New South Wales, Sydney
 
 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 “The Late Riser” Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
“Open Cut” Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth
2015 “The Trip To Italy” Steve Lopes, Fiumano Fine Art , London
“Peaks and Valleys” Nock Gallery, Hong Kong
“Steve Lopes- Gallipoli” Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane
“Exit Town” Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2014 “Outsider”, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
“Paintings For Clive James” Kogarah Cultural Centre, Sydney
2013 “China Studies” Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
“The Curious Watcher -Steve Lopes ” Survey Show, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery NSW
2012 “Junk” Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
“Steve Lopes – Changing Landscapes” Fiumano Fine Art, London
2010 ‘Parc Life’, Fiumano Fine Art, London
‘Eternals’ Jon Dwyer Fine Art, Melbourne
‘Doors to the Drydock’ Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2009 ‘Sons of Los’, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2008 ‘Steve Lopes Prints’, Impressions on Paper Gallery, ACT
2007 ‘Ex Nihilo’, Michael Carr Gallery, Sydney
Pollock Galleries, Melbourne
2006 ‘Silver Valley’, Gallery 482, Brisbane
‘Bundanon Paintings’, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
Pollock Galleries, Melbourne
2005 ‘Passage’, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
Pollock Galleries, Melbourne
2004 ‘Elemental Man’, Gallery 482, Brisbane
‘Ambergris’, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
Pollock Galleries, Melbourne
2003 Pollock Galleries, Melbourne
2002 ‘Introduced Species’, Gallery 482, Brisbane
2000 ‘The Arrivals’, Gallery Savah, Sydney
1996 ‘Access’, Toast II Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney
 

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

2016 ‘Doug Moran Portrait Award’ Finalist, Juniper Hall Sydney
‘Kilgour Figurative Art Prize ‘ Finalist, Newcastle Art Gallery NSW
‘Percival Portrait Prize’ Finalist, Townsville Regional Gallery QLD
‘Rick Amor Drawing Prize’ Finalist, Ballarat Regional Gallery, VIC
‘Archibald, Salon Des Refuses’, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
‘Mosman Art Award ‘ Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney2015
‘Parliament House Plein Air Painting Prize’ Finalist , Parliament House Sydney
‘The Dog in Australian Art’, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
2015 ‘Your Friend the Enemy’, SH Ervin Gallery Sydney, ANU Drill Hall Canberra, Bathurst Regional
Gallery and Pataka Regional Gallery New Zealand (Curated by John McDonald & Terrance Maloon)
Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair, Nock Gallery China
‘Parliament House Plein Air Painting Prize’ Finalist , Parliament House Sydney
‘Six Gallery Artists’ Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2014 First China-ASEAN Art Biennale, International Cultural Center, Nanning, China
‘Doug Moran Portrait Award’ Finalist, Juniper Hall Sydney
‘MAF13 Melbourne Art Fair, ‘Your Friend the Enemy’ Royal Exhibition Building, VIC
‘Parliament House Plein Air Painting Prize’ Finalist , Parliament House Sydney
‘Kilgour Figurative Art Prize ‘ Finalist, Newcastle Art Gallery NSW
‘Steve Lopes -Paintings For Clive’ Kogarah Cultural Centre, NSW
‘Swan Hill Print and Drawing Prize’ Finalist, Swan Hill Regional Gallery VIC
‘BlowIn Art Collective” Broken Hill Regional Gallery
‘Waiheke Island Artist Residency’,Exhibition & Residency, Waiheke Regional Gallery
& Bowen Galleries , Wellington, New Zealand
‘Phantom Show’ Australian Galleries, Sydney
‘Touching Our Land” Queen Street Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2013 ‘Doug Moran Portrait Award’ Finalist, Juniper Hall Sydney
‘Eutick Memorial Still Life Award’ Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, and Parliament House NSW
‘Zoologica” group exhibition, Stella Downer fine Art, Sydney
‘Archibald - Salon de Refuses’ S.H Ervin Gallery Sydney
‘Insight Radical’ Griffen Gallery, London
‘Summer Show’ Fiumano Fine Art, London
‘Mosman Art Award’ Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
‘Gallery Artists’ Group exhibition, Colville Gallery, Hobart Tasmania
2012 ‘Not the Way Home’ Painting the Desert. SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney / NERAM / Broken Hill Regional Gallery/ Stella Downer Fine Art/ Walcha Art Gallery/ Buratti Fine Art Perth
MAF 12 Melbourne Art Fair, Artist Profile Magazine, Melbourne VIC
‘Archibald - Salon de Refuses’ S.H Ervin Gallery Sydney
‘Eutick Memorial Still Life Award’ Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
‘St George Art Awards’ Highly Commended, Hurstville Museum & Art Gallery Sydney
‘Larapinta Trail’ Group exhibition, Nowra Regional Gallery, NSW
2011 Kedumba Invitational Drawing Award, finalist
“Stations of the Cross”, Invited artist, St Ives Uniting Church, NSW
‘30 to Collect’, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
‘Gallery Artists Group exhibition”Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
AIR, Taronga Zoo Artists in Residence, Newcastle University Gallery
‘Kilgour Figurative Art Prize ‘ Finalist, Newcastle Art Gallery NSW
‘The Larapinta Trail’ group exhibition , Defiance gallery Sydney
2010 ‘On This Island’, eleven prominent artists paint New Zealand, touring exhibition, Hazelhurst
Regional Gallery, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Bowen Galleries - Wellington NZ, King Street Gallery
Kings School Art Prize, Invitational finalist, Sydney
Adelaide Perry Drawing Award finalist, Sydney
2009 Edinburgh Art Fair, Scotland, Fiumano Fine Art UK
Black Swan Portrait Prize finalist, Perth
Jon Dwyer Fine Art, Melbourne
2008 Kilgour Figurative Art Prize finalist, Newcastle Region Gallery
Summer Exhibition, Fiumano Gallery, London UK
Doug Moran Portrait Prize finalist, National Tour
‘About People’, John Miller Galleries, Newcastle NSW
City of Albany Art Prize, Albany Regional Art Gallery WA
Stanthorpe Art Award finalist, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery Qld
2007 Manning Prize finalist ‘Images of the Human Body’, Manning Regional Gallery
Kilgour Figurative Art Prize finalist, Newcastle Region Gallery
Conrad Jupiters Art Prize finalist, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Painting 2007, group show, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour NSW
2006 Bundanon Residency, Arthur Boyd Studios, Bundanon, NSW
Doug Moran finalist (two works selected), National Tour
Kedumba Invitational Drawing Award, finalist
2005 London Art Fair, Battersea, Fiumano Fine Art, London
'Art on Paper’, Hazelhurst Art Award, finalist
2004 ‘Arte di Ritorno’, Berio Gallery, Genoa, Italy
Kedumba Invitational Drawing Award, finalist
Archibald Salon de Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Hills Grammar Award finalist, Kenthurst, Sydney
2003 Metro 5 Art Prize finalist, Metro 5 gallery, Melbourne
Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize finalist, Bega Regional Art Gallery
Brian Moore Memorial Exhibition, Sydney
Hills Grammar Award finalist, Kenthurst, Sydney
Carnivale Arts Festival, Italian/Australian Artist Award, Sydney (First Prize)
2002 ‘Small Gems’, Metro 5 gallery, Melbourne
Brian Moore Gallery, ‘Naked’ & ‘Gallery Artists Exhibition’, Sydney
Jacaranda Drawing Prize finalist, Grafton Art Gallery
Waverly City Art Award finalist, Sydney
Hills Grammar Award finalist, Kenthurst, Sydney
Mosman Art Award finalist, Sydney
2001 Alice Art Prize finalist, The Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
Conrad Jupiters Art Prize finalist, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Archibald Salon de Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Hills Grammar Award finalist, Kenthurst, Sydney
Mosman Art Award finalist, Sydney
AGNSW Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship finalist
Carnivale Arts Festival, Italian/Australian Artist Award, Sydney (First Prize)
2000 Doug Moran Portrait Prize finalist, National Tour
Lloyd Rees Youth Art Award finalist, Atrium Gallery, ABC Centre
Shell National Print Awards finalist, Fremantle, WA
Archibald Salon de Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
AGNSW Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship finalist
1999 Alice Bale Awards finalist, Glen Eira Gallery, Caulfield, Melbourne
Mosman Art Award finalist, Sydney
Carnivale Arts Festival, Italian/Australian Artist Award, Sydney (First Prize)
1998 Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London
1997 Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Young Artist Award, Mall Galleries, London
Sothebys Art Auction, New York, drawings
1995 Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
1991 University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts Graduates Exhibition
 

Collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
BHP Billiton, Art Collection Australia
The Bundanon Collection
New South Wales State Library
Sydney University Art Gallery Collection
ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, University of Wollongong Art Collection
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
The University of Melbourne Library
Broken Hill Regional Gallery
Waiheke Regional Gallery New Zealand
Time Warner Collection New York
Rolls Royce Collection London
British Biotech, London
Winsor and Newton Collection Australia
Private collections in Australia, UK, Italy and USA
 

Residencies

2016 Nock Art Foundation, Painting Residency, Queenstown, New Zealand
2005 Nock Art Foundation, Painting Residency. Hong Kong And Yellow Mountain, China
2004 ‘Your Friend the Enemy’ Invited Artist Painting residency to Gallipoli, Turkey. National touring Exhibition and Documentary Film, SH Ervin Gallery Sydney, ANU Drill Hall Canberra
Waiheke Island Artist Residency, Waiheke Regional Gallery New Zealand
2012 ARC Centre -Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology Artist Residency, Bio21 Institute School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne
2011 ‘Not the Way home’ UNSW Fowlers Gap Research Centre, Broken Hill, Invited Artist Expedition.
Red Gate Gallery, Artist in Residence Programe, Redgate Studios, Beijing, China (Awarded, Australian Embassy Beijing – Artist Merit Grant)
AIR, Taronga Zoo Artist in Residence programe, Sydney, NSW
2009 ‘On This Island - eleven prominent artists paint New Zealand”, Invited artist painting residency of Wellington, Castlepoint, Tongariro National Park. New Zealand.
2006 Bundanon Residency, Arthur Boyd Studios, Bundanon, NSW
 

Publications

John McDonald, Anzac 100, Artists Experience Inner Battle Sydney Morning Herald / Age, Spectrum April 28, 2015
Fiona Purdon, Battle Lines, Steve Lopes, Sunday Mail Brisbane, September 10 2015
John McDonald Your Friend the Enemy 100 year Anzac commemoration publication, 2015
Joel Meares, James Unlocks Heart of Suburbia Art and Entertainment - Sydney Morning Herald, Age May 31, 2014
Sue Forster, China Studies –Steve Lopes’ new collaboration with Duck Print, Imprint Magazine, summer pg19, 2014
Chris Wallace, Reclaiming Art, Canberra Times, 7 December 2013
Leah Haynes, Art Monthly, Steve Lopes China, Art Notes, December, 2013
Steve Lopes- Guest Editor of Artist Profile magazine Issue 25. 2014- artists edition.
Lynne Dwyer, ‘Junk’, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 4– 5 August, p.12, 2012
Idris Murphy, ‘Steve Lopes: Junk’, Art Almanac, July, pp. 40 – 41, 2012
Lynne Dwyer, ‘Fowlers Gap’, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 – 10 June, p.13, 2012
John McDonald, ‘Outback inspiration’, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 June, 2012
James Compton, Not The Way Home Artist Profile magazine, Issue 18, 2012
The Daily Telegraph (UK),Arts Review pages, “Changing Landscapes” September 30, 2012
Elizabeth Fortescue, Desert trek proves creatively fertile Daily Telegraph, page 67, May 23, 2012
John McDonald, Uncertain Moments- Sydney Morning Herald / Age, Spectrum pgs 12-13 April 28
Sean O’Brien, ABC Open, Postcards from the Desert - March 23, 2011
Dylan Rainforth, Visual Arts, Steve Lopes The Age, page 15, June 8, 2010
Elizabeth Fortescue, Tour de Force, Daily Telegraph, page 26, March 29, 2010
Owen Craven, On this Island Exhibition Catalouge March 2010
Paul Flynn, On this Island Artist Profile magazine, Steve Lopes profile, Issue 9, pgs 37-77, 2009
Lissa Christopher, Open Gallery, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, November 22, 2009
Paul Flynn, Sons of Los, catalogue 42 pages, July 2005
Art Collector Magazine, 50 Most Collectable Artists, January – March, page 100, 2008
Diana Streak, Capital Times Canberra Times, May 31, 2008
Jill Stowell, Kilgour’s Debut, Newcastle Herald, December 16, 2006
Alison Harper, Art Market News, The Australian Art Market Report, Issue 16, Winter 2005
Alexandra Wilcox, The art of making money out of art, ( Top 10 investment artists) The Herald Sun, March 6, 2005, p6
John McDonald, In love with Archibald, The Financial Review, April 1, 2004
Patricia Anderson, Faces in the crowd, The Weekend Australian, April 10, 2004
Paul Flynn, Passage catalogue, 22 pages, July 2005
Valerie Lawson, A Judge of Character, The Sydney Morning Herald, March 13-14, 2004
Dominique Angeloro, Critic's Picks, The Sydney Morning Herald, March 12, 2004
Alice McCormick, Tiny Paper Walls, The Australian Art Market Report, Issue 11, Autumn 2004
The Australian Art Market Report, front cover image, Issue 10, Summer 2004
Phil Brown, Burning Passion, Brisbane News, July 15, 2004
Geoff Elliott, Marketwatch, The Australian, March 3, 2004, p25
Andrew Taylor, Spotlight Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, February 23, 2005, p11
Tom Gilling , Ambergris, Paintings of Steve Lopes, The Artisan Press, 62 page book, 2004
International Artist magazine, figure painting special, page 84, 2004
The Australian Art Market Report, front cover image, Summer Issue, December 2003
The Age, News Section, May 25, 2002
Bruce James , Archie’s Sea Change, Review, March 25, 2000 Sydney Morning Herald
Artist’s Palette magazine, 10-page feature article, July 2000
Joyce Morgan, Drawn Hung and Quartered, Sydney Morning Herald, 3-page Summer Times artist profile, January 5, 2000
Sebastian Smee, Sydney Morning Herald, Metro (review) feature, April 5, 1996
Angus Fontaine, Daily Telegraph, profile, March 28, 1996