b. 1949 -
Tim Storrier (b. 1949 -) was anointed as one of the future greats of Australian painting at the tender age of 19 with his win in the 1968 Sulman Prize, the youngest artist to win the award. In a career spanning some 45 years, he has more than proved the pundits correct. His work is represented in all major Australian public and private collections, internationally his work is held in exceptional esteem including the honour of inclusion in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Storrier received an Order of Australia AM for his services to art in 1994 and then in 2003 a Doctor of Arts (Hons) from Charles Sturt University, New South Wales. He is a multiple time finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes, and in 2012 won the Archibald for his painting ‘Histrionic Wayfarer (after Bosch)’.
Following wide critical acclaim it wasn’t until the early 1990’s that Tim Storrier’s commercial success truly flowed, coinciding with the artist starting to explore notions of isolation and time. Through a combination of elemental hallmarks, including the enduring sky, imaginative yet realistic cloud formations, often bright open fires that cue the viewer with their intensity converse to a dry plain, still waterline or comet trail streaking the night above. Of course, all of these natural phenomena classically offset against the manmade provisions – disused refuse of bottles, TV’s, cuts of prime carcass or a distant road with the headlights of vehicles meandering through a landscape providing depth. It is the intersection and conflict between manmade and nature what Tim Storrier has investigated so uniquely throughout his career, unlike any other post modern artist.
Since then, both Tim Storrier’s work and profile have risen significantly with countless sell out exhibitions domestically, a collector base across the globe and a consistency of sale in the auction rooms like rare few other painters. In the last few years, Storrier has rarely exhibited yet furiously worked to further develop his aesthetic vision.
Late 2013 at the Bonhams spring evening sale the market saw fit to bid up the price of Tim Storrier’s large painting ‘The Fall (Incendiary Detritus)’ to achieve a new auction record of $390,000. Needless to say this is another key indicator as to why Tim Storrier will be one of the next Australian artists to go through the mythical $1 million mark for a new work and to why he will go on to become one of the true greats.
TIM STORRIER PRIZES
2014 Packing Room Prize
2012 Archibald Prize
2003 Doctor of Arts (Hons) from Charles Sturt University, NSW
1994 Awarded an AM for services to contemporary Australian art in the Australia Day Honours
1984 Sulman Prize
1979 Mining Prize, Perth
1978 RM Ansett Hamilton Art Award
1968 Sulman Prize, Suzy 500
1967 Sakura Colour Products Prize
1962 Awarded 1st & 2nd Prize, Wellington Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Exhibition; Best Drawing, 16 years and under category
TIM STORRIER COLLECTIONS
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Australian National University, Canberra
Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria
New England Regional Art Museum, New South Wales
Numerous private and corporate collections in Australia, Europe and the US
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