Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas

Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

About Ian Thomas

Based in Sydney, Australia and painting for around 20 years, Ian Thomas has now staged 13 solo exhibitions and had works included in numerous group shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Career highlights have included a 2019 commission for a major public artwork in Newtown, Sydney to celebrate Mardi Gras and a one month art residency in Paris culminating in a solo show in Factory49's gallery in the 12th arrondissement. He has also been selected to show at The Other Art Fair on eight occasions in Sydney, Melbourne and London.

Working with mixed media, he produces vigorous, witty, rough-edged abstract works referencing music, film, travel and literature.

Ian's paintings are held in private and corporate collections throughout Australasia and Europe, having been purchased by such varied collectors as renowned fashion designer Colette Dinnigan and Melbourne's five star Grand Hyatt hotel.

Exhibitions

Solo shows

• 2020 sequence circulaire, Factory49, Paris
• 2019 circle sequence - Factory49, Marrickville, Sydney
• 2018 pop - Art Gallery on Darling, Balmain, Sydney
• 2017 Safe - Art Gallery on Darling, Balmain, Sydney
• 2016 A Repetition of this Life - Muse Gallery, Little Oxford Street, Surry Hills
• 2014 the book of whispers - Depot II Gallery, Danks Street, Waterloo
• 2012 news of the world - Gallery Aloft, Rozelle, Sydney
• 2010 home - Depot II Gallery, Danks Street, Waterloo
• 2009 all there is - Depot II Gallery, Danks Street, Waterloo
• 2007 no smoking - Washhouse Gallery, Rozelle
• 2006 second that emotion - Washhouse Gallery, Rozelle
• 2005 reach out + touch - 1+2 Gallery, Rozelle
• 2004 Studio showing - 1+2 Gallery, Rozelle
• 2004 while you and I are absent one from the other - groundfloorgallery, Balmain
• 2002 Buying Fish in the Sea - newspace, Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle
• 2001 Fossick - 1+2 Gallery, Rozelle

Group shows

• 2021 The Other Art Fair, Sydney
• 2021 bare bones, Airspace Projects Marrickville, Sydney
• 2019 Annual Group Show, Factory49, Marrickville, Sydney
• 2019 The Other Art Fair, London
• 2019 The Other Art Fair, Sydney
• 2018 The Other Art Fair, Melbourne
• 2018 The Other Art Fair, Sydney
• 2018 I know you are but what am I? official Mardi Gras show at M Contemporary, Woollahra
• 2017 The Other Art Fair, Sydney
• 2017 The Other Art Fair, Melbourne
• 2016 The Other Art Fair, Sydney
• 2016 In Abstract, Aro Gallery, Sydney
• 2014 Spring Group Show, Hunters Hill Gallery, Sydney
• 2013 End of year Group Show, Art2Muse, Double Bay, Sydney
• 2013 Spring Group Show, Hunters Hill Gallery, Sydney
• 2010 Ubuntu Art, Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle
• 2009 1+2 Group Show, Glasshouse Gallery, Botanic Gardens, Sydney
• 2008 Painting 08, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
• 2008 foodwatershelterart, Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle
• 2007 50 X 50 IV (fundraising exhibition + open weekend) 1+2 Gallery, Rozelle
• 2006 50 X 50 III (fundraising exhibition + open weekend) 1+2 Gallery, Rozelle
• 2006 Group of 8, 1+2 Gallery, Rozelle
• 2006 Painting 2006, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour
• 2005 50 X 50 II (fundraising exhibition + open weekend) 1+2 Gallery, Rozelle
• 2005 On the Same Page, Ariel Bookshop, Paddington
• 2005 Taste: An Assortment of Delights, Clock Hotel, Surry Hills
• 2005 Art Sydney - Fox Studios, Sydney
• 2004 50 X 50 (fundraising exhibition + open weekend) 1+2 Gallery, Rozelle
• 2004 Sydney Affordable Art Show - Fox Studios, Sydney
• 2004 warm up - groundfloorgallery, Birchgrove
• 2004 Melbourne Affordable Art Show
• 2003 S.P.R.E.A.D. - groundfloorgallery, Birchgrove
• 2003 Open studio and group show - 1+2 Gallery, Rozelle
• 2003 Sydney Affordable Art Show - Fox Studios, Sydney
• 2003 Sitting Duck - 1+2 Gallery, Rozelle
• 2002 Hart Start Studio Group Show - Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Bondi
• 2002 Go Forth Group Show - 4th Floor Gallery, Surry Hills