1984 Born Brisbane, Australia. Lives Berlin, Germany.


2007 Bachelor of Fine Art, First Class Honours, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2004 Bachelor of Fine Art Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2003 Semester study at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, United States of America

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Vivarium Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2014 Here nor there Australian High Commission, Singapore and Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel Arcade, Singapore
2013 Hang-Ups Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
Every moment lives together Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
2012 To have and to hold Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
Finders Keepers Firstdraft, Sydney, Australia
Recent Paintings Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2011 Deterior Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2010 Left Behind Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2008 Interiors Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Dwelling Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Panorama, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
Wandering Archive, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
JADA Finalist exhibition touring Regional Australia
2014 David Malouf & Friends, Museum of Brisbane, Australia
Triptych, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
Double Trouble, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
2013 Archival Wandering: Karla Marchesi, Clare Rae, Melanie Jayne Taylor, Scope Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
Heuriges 013,, Vienna, Austria
Triptychon (phase 2), Pavillon am Milchhof, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Triptychon (phase 1), Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
20 Jahre Ateilerhaus Mengerzeile Housesalon, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Sunshine Coast, Australia
2012 Orientation, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
2011 Together in Harmony, The Korea Foundation Cultural Centre, Seoul, Korea
Our Place, touring regional Queensland
Winning Works, Pine Rivers Art Gallery
People and Places, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2010 Gaze: people, relationships and place, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
Weapons of Mass Consumption, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne
Something or other, Old Space ARI, Brisbane, Australia
The Stanthorpe Art Festival, Stanthorpe, Australia
The Churchie Emerging Art Awards, QCA Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Redland Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Australia
2009 World's Best Practice, Old Space ARI, Brisbane
12+ Queensland Artists, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2008 15 Artists, Redcliffe Regional Art Gallery
Launch - Clayton Utz Travelling Scholarship, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia

Grants & Awards

2013 Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant – Early Career
2012 Winner of the Wilson Visual Arts Award
Highly Commended Spirit of Youth Awards
Career Development Grant, Arts Queensland
2011 Shortlisted finalist Australia Council for the Arts, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Residency
2010 1st Prize Redland Art Awards, Queensland Regional Art Awards Young Artist Prize
Career Development Grant, Arts Queensland
2009 Young Artist Mentoring Program, Youth Arts Queensland - mentor Anne Wallace
2008 Runner-up 2D Category, 16th Annual Pine Rivers Art Awards
2007 University Medal for academic excellence over 4 years of study
Honours Thesis Prize, Art Theory, Queensland College of Art
First Prize 2D Category, 15th Annual Pine Rivers Art Awards
Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
2004 Highly Commended Prize, The Thiess Art Prize, Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
2003 Philip Bacon Galleries Prize for Excellence in Drawing, A scholarship sponsored by Philip Bacon Galleries, valued at $5000, to study at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, USA


2012-13 6-month studio residency at Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin, Germany


2014 David Malouf & Friends, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia


The University of Queensland Art Museum, Museum of Brisbane, QUT Art Museum Collection, Southern Downs Regional Art Collection, Stanthorpe, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Gadens Lawyers, Redcliffe City Gallery, Pine Rivers Shire Gallery


Jonathan Tan 'Basic Instinct', Gallery and Studio, September 2014, Issue 2, page 20-25

Dan Pike 2014 'From Brisbane to Berlin and Beyond', AusInfront, 11/07/2014

Sharne Wolff 2014 'David Malouf and Friends – artistic collaboration a Brisbane state of mind', The Guardian, Australian Culture Blog, 12/05/2014

Yvonne Wang 2014 'Artist Karla Marchesi and Her Berlin Wanderings', The Muse, 04/07/2014

Louise Martin-Chew 2014 'David Malouf and Friends', Art Guide Australia, 22/05/2014

Susan Carson 2014 'David Malouf and Friends explores tricks of memory and place', The Conversation 21/05/2014

Review by Dan Rule. The Age 18 October, 2013. Life&Style p.5. Online & Print

'Artist Nurtures Complexity of Nature' by Dylan Rainforth. The Age 2 October, 2013. p.42

Exhibition preview by Toby Fehily. Three Thousand 4 October, 2013

Every Moment Lives Together, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, 2013. Exhibition Essay Carmen Ansaldo

Phil Brown 'Clean Sweep' Brisbane News page 33 Issue 886 13-19/06/2012

Sally Browne 'Peace among chaos' U on Sunday, Sunday Mail page 38 10/06/2012

Hayley Haynes 2012 'Talking Rubbish with Karla Marchesi', The Flaneur art blog, 12/06/12

Penny Webb 'The Ticket - Pick of the month' The Melbourne Magazine, The Age page 66 30/03/2012

Ronnie Girdham 'Still life rebellion' Sunday Mail EVENTS page 16 05/09/2010

Suzanna Clarke 'The stuff of art' Courier Mail ETC page 2 04/09/2010

Australian Art Collector 50 OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST COLLECTABLE ARTISTS 2009 page 195 January-March 2009 Issue 47