Gillie and Marc Schattner

Gillie and Marc Schattner

Alexandria, NSW, Australia

About Gillie and Marc Schattner

Gillie and Marc have been called “the most successful and prolific creators of public art in New York’s History” by the New York Times. Creating some of the world’s most innovative public sculptures, Gillie and Marc are re-defining what public art should be, spreading messages of love, equality, and conservation around the world. Their highly coveted sculptures and paintings can be seen in art galleries and public sites in over 250 cities. They’re Archibald Prize Finalists and have won the Chianciano Biennale in Italy, together with winning 2 years in a row People’s Choice Award in Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea, among other notable awards and accolades.

Referred to by the media as “the world’s most loving artists”, this artistic duo has worked side by side for 27 years, creating art as one and spreading the love they have for each other with the world. The artists first met on a film shoot in Hong Kong and 7-days later they ran away to Nepal to get married on the foothills of Mount Everest. They’ve been inseparable ever since.

The artists are best known for their beloved characters, Rabbitwoman and Dogman, who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soul mates. As unlikely animal kingdom companions, the Rabbit and the Dog stand for diversity and acceptance through love. Gillie and Marc believe art is a powerful platform for change. Their art is multi-disciplinary, paying homage to the importance of togetherness, as well as the magnificence of the natural world, and the necessity of preserving it – for we are it, and it is us.

Gillie and Marc have a special spiritual connection to the world and its animals and are passionate eco-warriors. Gillie grew up in Zambia and realised her love for art by sketching all the wonderful wildlife that surrounded her, falling in love with the captivating creatures with each drawing she created. Tragically, she saw an elephant brutally shot one day. This had a profound impact on her as a young child and from then on she vowed to dedicate her life and work to protecting Earth’s innocent animals. While in his twenties, Marc fell in love with conservation on a trip to Tanzania to see the work of Jane Goodall with chimpanzees. Learning from this incredible woman and the beautiful chimps, he gained a deep appreciation of all living things in their interconnectivity, and the importance of protecting the delicate balance of nature.

Their art has raised hundreds of thousands in donations for the many wildlife charities and causes they support.

Events

Read about our new project: World's Largest Bronze Gorilla Sculpture in NYC
https://gillieandmarc.com/blogs/news/worlds-largest-bronze-gorilla-sculpture-grabs-new-yorkers-attention

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, City Point, Brooklyn, USA
2020 King Nyani, Bella Abzug Park, New York, USA
2020 The Friendship Bench, Halkin Arcade, London, UK
2020 Tandem Lovers, Canary Wharf, London, UK
2020 Paparazzi Dogs, The Royal Exchange, London, UK
2020 Tower of Love, Central Park Mall, Sydney, Australia
2020 Snow Lovers, Mount Buller, Victoria, Australia
2019 The Orphans, Marble Arch, London, UK
2019 Statues For Equality, New York, USA
2018 Sagamore Hotel (Art Basel), Miami, USA
2018 Love the Last, Sydney, Australia
2018 Art Basel Miami, Sagamore Hotel, Miami, USA
2017 Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
2017 Live, Love and Together, Ode to Art Gallery, Singapore
2016 Paparazzi Dogs, Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, Greenwich Village, New York, USA
2016 Paparazzi Dogs, Pearl Street Triangle & Anchorage Place, New York, USA
2015 The Celebrity Animal, Entertainment Quarter, NSW, Australia
2015 Some things you can’t explain, Gallery One, QLD, Australia
2015 Kiss Me, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA, Australia
2013 Mini Paceman, George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2013 We are one, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW, Australia
2013 Coffee with friends, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2012 Go dogs go, Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2012 Animal Attraction, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA, Australia
2011 Wild at heart, Richard Martin Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2011 The road less travelled, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA, Australia
2010 Returning to the animal within, Nexus, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2009 The dog in us all, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA, Australia
2009 I love my dog and my dog loves me, Richard Martin Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2008 Wishful Thinking, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA, Australia
2007 Modern Addictions, Libby Edwards, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2007 New Paintings, Libby Edwards, QLD, Australia
2006 Creature Comforts, Libby Edwards, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2005 Life can’t wait, Darling Park Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1999 Sex in the city, New York, USA
1996 Circus, New York, USA
1994 Expats, The Substation, Singapore
1993 Blue-eyed view, The Substation, Singapore

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Bayside Arts Festival, Bayside, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2018 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2016 Art Park, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2016 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2016 Jing’an Sculpture Park, Shanghai, China
2016 Raining Elephants, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW, Australia
2016 Paparazzi Dogs, New York, USA
2016 Art3f Paris, Paris, France
2016 Aaf Brussels, Belgium
2016 Antiques and Art Fair, Luxembourg
2016 Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
2016 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
2016 Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
2016 Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
2016 Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2015 Considered, .M Contemporary, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2015 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2015 Sculpture on the Wharf, ARTPark, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2015 Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
2015 Huntington Music Festival, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
2015 South Korea Affordable Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
2015 Stockholm Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Hamburg Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany
2015 Harbour Sculpture, Woolwich Dock, NSW, Australia
2015 Metalheads, Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba, NSW, Australia
2015 New Faces, Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2015 Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
2015 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
2015 Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2015 ArtMuc Art Fair, Munich, Germany
2014 Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
2014 Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, QLD, Australia
2014 Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
2014 Huntington Music Festival, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Finalist, Woollahra Municipal Council, NSW, Australia
2013 Morrison Gallery, New York, USA
2013 Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW, Australia
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