About

Since arriving on the art scene 18 years ago Mia Oatley has become well known for her figurative paintings and more recently her Sydney waterscapes.

Since arriving on the art scene 18 years ago Mia Oatley has become well known for her figurative paintings and more recently her Sydney waterscapes.

Mia’s paintings are held in worldwide collections and have been selected for prestigious prizes such as The Archibald Prize, Mosman Art Prize, The Portia Geach Memorial Award, Salon Des Refuses at The S.H. Irvin Gallery and The Waverly Art Prize.

Additional Bio Information

2002-4
The National Art School, Sydney (Fine Art)
1999
Travelled to India and Nepal
1998
Travelled and lived in South America
1996-7
East Sydney Technical College (Fashion Design)
1995
University of Western Sydney (Visual Arts)

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Art 2 Muse Gallery, “Influence”, Sydney
2018
Inaugural Stocklands Pop Up Balgowlah, “Sydney Sparkle Strut”, Sydney
2014
NG Art Gallery, "Night Queen", Sydney
2013
Gallery One, "An Ordinary Eden", Gold Coast
2012
Richard Martin Art, "Venus and Me", Sydney
2012
Gallery One, "Jungle Love", Gold Coast
2011
Richard Martin Art, "Dirty Pretty Things", Sydney
2008
Nivet-Carzon, “Dog Days”, Paris
2008
Richard Martin Art, “Hotel Paris”, Sydney
2006
Richard Martin Art, “Paris Metro”, Sydney
2006
Belleville Art Festival, La General, Paris
2005
Orson & Blake Gallery, “International Woman”, Sydney
2004
Orson & Blake Gallery, Sydney, “Women & Fast Cars”, Sydney
2003
Global Gallery, “Monsoon”, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2021
Sydney Road Gallery, In The Frame, Sydney
2020
Sydney Road Gallery, Still Life exhibition, Sydney
2020
One Mile Collective Gallery Pop Up, Port Stephens
2018
Studio Gallery Melbourne, Opening Show, Melbourne
2017
In House Art, Pop Up, Private Fairlight Residence, Sydney
2017
Love it or List It TV Series, Melbourne
2017
The Block TV Series, Melbourne
2017
Den Fair, Studio Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne
2014
Archibald Prize AGNSW, Sydney
2014
Creatures Lovers and Wild Women, Annandale Artist Studio, Sydney
2013
Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
2011
Salon Des Refuses, SH Irvin Gallery National Trust, Sydney
2011
Sohi Pop Up Gallery, Bowral
2011
Without Walls Volume 3 Ambush Gallery, Sydney
2010
Melbourne Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne
2009
Art Sydney Alphabet Foundation
2009
Art Melbourne Spring Street Gallery Art Quake, Charity Auction, Sydney
2008
Annual Group Show, Spring Street Gallery
2006
Art Quake, Charity Auction, Sydney
2005
La Palais De Tokyo, Collaboration with Philippe Munda for Standard Magazine, Paris
2005
Richard Martin Art, Sydney, “Young Guns 05
2005
Sydney Affordable Art Fair, Global Gallery, Sydney
2004
SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Portia Geach Memorial Award
2004
Waverly Art Prize Exhibition, Sydney
2004
FONAS Exhibition, Cell Block, National Art School, Sydney
2004
Medium Rare Gallery, Sydney, “Zipper Gripper”
2004
The National Art School, Sydney, “Does Size Matter”
2003
Global Gallery, Sydney, June Exhibition
2003
Global Gallery, Sydney, March Exhibition
2001
Tap Gallery, Sydney, “Poets & Painters”
2001
Tap Gallery, Sydney, “Fluro” 2001 Sky Gardens, Sydney - Group Exhibition

Residences and Awards

2005-6
12 Month Residency, La General Art Collective, Paris
2004
The Chroma Paints Award, Sydney
2004
Finalist Paris Studio Residency, The National Art School, Sydney

Media Reviews

2014
June edition Adore Home Magazine "Night Queen"
2014
100th edition special, Cover Artwork Real Living
2013
Oct edition Real Living
2012
Sept edition The Bubble Online Magazine, "Venus and Me"
2012
Oct edition Belle Magazine, "Venus and Me"
2012
Feb Gold Coast Newspaper, "Jungle Love"
2012
Feb Edition Real Living Magazine
2011
Feb 23rd MX "Dirty Pretty Things"
2011
Feb 18, Sydney Morning Herald "Dirty Pretty Things"
2011
January, Harbourside magazine, "Dirty Pretty Things"
2011
Feb Edition KAREN magazine, "Dirty Pretty Things"
2010
Voi Tutti Magazine, "Dirty Pretty Things" (Kirsten Willey)
2008
19 Nov, Wentworth Courier, Collector, "Gallery shines a little radiance on bleak times"
2008
5 Dec, Manly Daily - Alive, "Parisian Flair" Review (Rod Bennet)
2008
Sunday Life, "GEN X-PAT" Review (Klaudvna Morawski , Ed.)
2006
11 Oct, Wentworth Courier, ‘Paris Metro’ Review (Shaun Ellis)
2006
10 Oct, Radio interview, Eastside 89.7FM Arts Tuesday (Sean O’Brien)
2006
27 Sept, Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Paris Metro’ (James Cockington)
2006
22 Sept, Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Paris Metro’ (Jamie Pandaram)
2006
9 Sept, MX Magazine, “Paris Metro” (Shoboa Rao)
2006
28 Aug, The Daily Telegraph, “A Ticket to Ride” (Jenny Jones)
2005
9 Jun, The Daily Telegraph, In The Frame, “Young Guns”
2004
19 Mar, SMH, Spotlight Modern Art, “Zipper Gripper” (Alan Mascarenhas)
2004
21 Feb, SMH, Critics Choice, “Women and Fast Cars” (Dominique Angeloro)

Major Corporate and Private Collections

Sirius International, Sydney
Down Town Productions, New York
Believe Media, Los Angeles
The Julian Collection, France
Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles

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