FINTAN MAGEE

Fintan Magee is a predominant Australian street artist and fine artist, known for his murals throughout Australia and the world. Born in 1985 in Lismore, New South Wales he grew up in Brisbane, gaining a reputation as a graffiti writer before obtaining a fine arts degree and relocating to Sydney.
Fintan Magee has a unique style, mixing the surreal with humor and disturbing circumstances.
His work often deals with environmental issues, and he uses personal stories to talk about broader issues like climate change and the migrant crisis.
His paintings are colourful, even though the themes often are dark and tragic.

EDUCATION

2009 Bachelor of Fine arts- Griffith University, QCA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
THE DRY / Thinkspace Projects

2017
WAVES / Galerie Mathgoth, Paris

2016
THE BACKWATERS / Rome, Italy

2014
ORCANIC / Rexromae Gallery, London

2013
STORM WATER, Tate Gallery, Sydney

2011
PAPER PLANES, Rtist Gallery, Melbourne
HOUSE OF GIANTS, Jugglers Gallery, Brisbane


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
INSIDE OUT / KIRK GALLERY

2019
UP THE WALL / KIRK GALLERY

2018
ON THE MOVE / KIRK Gallery
VITALITY AND VERVE II / Long Beach Museum of Art

2015
RE-DISCOVER / Bunbury Regional Gallery, Bunbury

2014
THE PITILESS GAZE OF HYSTERICAL REALISM / 999 Contemporary, Rome, Italy
L’ECHANGE URBAIN / Judy Roller Gallery, Melbourne
SCOOP LONDON / Saatchi Gallery, London Stockroom, Tate Gallery, Sydney

2013
NORTHERN EXPOSURE / Ambush Gallery, Sydney
TENTS IN THE CLOUDS / Word of Art Gallery, Cape Town
NEON GOLDEN / Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong
PRINT AND STAPLE / Tate Gallery, Sydney

2012
7TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART / Brisbane
RINSE AND REPEAT / Ambush Gallery, Sydney
FOUR LETTER WORD / Tate Gallery, Sydney
STREET DEALING / Gardu House Gallery, Jakarta
50/50 / Jugglers Gallery, Brisbane

2011
SOFLES AND FINTAN MAGEE / Hole in the Wall Gallery, Perth
CONFINES / Just Us Gallery, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast
PASTE MODERISM 3 / Cockatoo Island, Sydney
THE BOROUGHS ART PRIZE / Globe Headquarters, Melbourne
CATHARTICA / Bleeding Hearts Gallery, Brisbane
LOVE STREET BANDITS / Lo-Fi Collective, Sydney
CONTRABAND / White Canvas Gallery, Brisbane

2010
FLY ON THE WALL / Fort gallery, Brisbane
SMITH STREET ART PRIZE / Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne
DISTRICT 9 / Fort Gallery, Brisbane
A3 SMALL ART SHOW / For Walls Gallery, Melbourne
ALL GOOD THINGS COME IN THREE’S / Jugglers gallery, Brisbane