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Michael Gromm

Michael Gromm was born Mt Gambier in 1980, he received his Bachelor of Arts (fine arts) in 2001 from the University of Ballarat.

Michael has exhibited widely over the last ten years, and has been a finalist in many National art prizes including the Metro Art Prize, the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize In 2015 he was the recipient of the Exploration Emerging Art Award at Flinders Lane Gallery in Melbourne.

Recently based in Bali, Indonesia, Michael is focusing on painting as a full time career and is relishing in the inspiration that surrounds him, as well as the cultural contradictions that exist.

Michael’s works are process driven paintings that mix eclectic ensemble of techniques and visual ideals. His work is simultaneously gestural and random, considered and controlled.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (fine arts) University of Ballarat.

Solo Exhibitions

2017               
Pause, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne.

2016               
Disco/end/ever, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne.

2013               
Comfort/Competition, Carbon Black Gallery, Prahran.

2011               
takemetodisneyland, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong.

2010               
What we want, Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds.
we/abstract, Carbon Black Gallery, Prahran.

2009                
Everything You Know is Wrong, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong.

2008               
GROMM, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong.

2007               
KALEIDOSCOPE, Wall Gallery. Ascot Vale.

2006               
Little pieces of chaos, Wall Gallery, Ascot Vale.

2005               
Beach Balls and Ballerinas, Go! Gallery, Geelong.

2001               
Photopaintings, University of Ballarat, Ballarat.

Group Exhibitions

2015               
Exploration 15, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne.

2014               
Time and Place, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong.

2014               
Blue Print, Brunswick Arts, Brunswick.

2012               
Little Landscapes, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong.

2011               
New Paint, Subject Matter Gallery, Hawthorn.

2010               
art][seven, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong.

2009               
Art Melbourne with Metropolis Gallery, Melbourne.

2008               
Fletcher Jones Contemporary Art Award, Geelong Gallery.

2007               
Philip Adams + Michael Gromm, Little Malop Gallery, Geelong.
Emerging Geelong Artists, Little Malop Gallery, Geelong.

2001               
Slow germination, Graduation exhibition, Chapel Off chapel, Prahan.

Awards and art prizes

2016              
Finalist, Geelong Contemporary Art Prize.

2015              
Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award.
Finalist, Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change.
Winner, Flinders Lane Gallery Emerging Artist Award.

2012              
Finalist, Scope Galleries Art Prize.

2010              
Finalist, Metro Gallery Art Prize.

2008              
Finalist, Fletcher Jones Contemporary Art Prize.

2001              
Winner,  David Pratt Drawing Award.

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