Mark Hanham Australian, b. 1978


Mark Hanham studied at National Art School then completed a Master’s Degree in Art at the College of Fine Art in Sydney.

He has painted every day since he was fourteen years of age and is an extraordinarily successful artist! Mark is known for his large scale, brash works and takes the viewer on a journey of discovery into his own world. A contemporary realistic action painter, he is influenced and inspired by American modernist painter Jackson Pollock’s dripping of paint, Picasso’s linear soft forms and his love for travel. One sees the isolation of cities also in Hanham’s paintings, Mark often visually narrates daily life allowing the collector to be immediately be transported to those international grand cities when connecting with his work.


His bold expressive landscapes of iconic urban centres – PARIS, SYDNEY, NEW YORK, LONDON, VENICE, and TOKYO are unique. Hanham’s point of difference is scale and energy but all counterpoised with romanticism, hope and a commentary on the human condition. Mark Hanham is certainly one of the collected investment artists of Australia and his move to the world stage complete.


“I did not simply choose to be an artist. It probably started when I was a child growing up in Sydney inner city surrounded by galleries and people who are truly passionate about design and the Arts. My use of abstract line and form brings quite a range of problems to be solved. A series of imaginative developments involving colour, texture and more lines are added to my works until I am satisfied that I have captured a moment in time. I have tried to take a more literal approach to abstract expressionism since completing my Masters Degree in 2004 through a more figurative way of working, so that you can see what the image is without seeing it all. This allows the viewer to imbue their individual sense into the work. It invites them to get involved. A lot of my work is about street and cityscapes, it’s about the chaos of a city, the rush, the alienation that occurs in urban living.” Mark Hanham 2018.



2018 CURRENT       

SOHO Galleries Waterloo

Wentworth Galleries Sydney Centre

Ultimate Art Gallery Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Rocks

Without Pier Gallery Melbourne

Art Fairs

2013 / 2014   

Balmain Art Fair Sydney

2011 / 2012    

Melbourne Art Fair

Sydney Art Fair, Sydney Art Month

Art Brisbane

Balmain Art Fair Sydney

Kings School Art Fair Sydney

Solo Shows


Mark Hanham Solo Show, Gallery Without Pier Melbourne


Far Horizons at Lacuna Galleries, Santa fe New Mexico USA

A Night in Paris, Alliance Francaise, Sydney

Face Value Mark Hanham Gallery Sydney


Established Mark Hanham Gallery


Paris Exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Sydney

Recent Pictures, Shapiro Gallery, Sydney


European election, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

Studio Den Haag, Netherland


First Impressions, Studio Herrljunga, Sweden

Reflection III, Global Gallery, Sydney


Reflection II, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

Andrew Crawford Gallery, Sydney

Petit Pois, the Big Gallery, Glebe


Reflections, Global Gallery, Paddington


Labor Club, Surry Hills

Graphic Art Club, Sydney

Group Shows


Sydney Reflections, Mark Hanham Gallery + Ultimate Art Gallery Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Rocks


Southhead Gallery, Woollahra Sydney


Mary Place Gallery, Paddington Sydney


Richard Martin gallery, Woollahra Sydney

Albury Cellars Gallery, Paddington Sydney

People and Panorama, Marlene Antico Fine Arts Sydney


Scape, Global Gallery Sydney

Under water, Barry Stern Group Exhibition Marlene Antico Fine Arts Sydney

Tsunami Exhibition, UNICEF, Shaffer Gallery Melbourne



Kings Cross Art Competitionm,The Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst Sydney\


Finalist " Paddington Art Prize" Marlene Antico Fine Arts - People Choice Award Sydney


Finalist Sulman Art Prize, Art Gallery of NSW Sydney

Kings Cross Art Competition, The Tap Gallery Winner People's Choice Award  Sydney


Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Award, Lane Cove Sydney

 Kings Cross Art Competition, The Tap Gallery Winner People's Choice Award Sydney  


Bondi Art Prize, The pavillon Bondi Beach Winner People's Choice Award Sydney



Master of Fine Art, COFA, University of New South Wales Sydney

Major in Painting and Drawing


Bachelor of Fine Art  Sydney National Art School  Sydney

Extra curricular of Life Drawing and Sculpture

Major in Painting and Drawing


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Mark Hanham