Anne-Marie May

Born 1965 Melbourne, Australia


2007-2013 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Fine and Studio Arts, Monash University
1985-87 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Victoria College, Melbourne
1984 Foundation Year Art and Design, Victoria College TAFE, Melbourne


2015 Murray White Room, Melbourne
Ten Cubed, Melbourne
2013 Murray White Room, Melbourne
2011 Murray White Room, Melbourne
2009 Murray White Room, Melbourne
2007 Murray White Room, Melbourne
Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
2005 Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
2004 Michael Lett, Auckland
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
2003 Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
2002 Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Room 401, Auckland
2000 Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
1999 Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Patrizia Autore Gallery, Melbourne
1998 CBD Gallery, Sydney
First Floor Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
1996 Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
CBD Gallery, Sydney
1994 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
CBD Gallery, Melbourne
1993 No.135 Store 5, Melbourne
1992 No.108 Store 5, Melbourne
1991 First Draft/West, Sydney
No.96 Store 5, Melbourne
No.97 Store 5, Melbourne
1990 No.40 Store 5, Melbourne
First Draft/West, Melbourne
1989 No.7 Store 5, Melbourne


2016 Spring 1883, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
2015 Spring 1883, The Establishment Hotel, Sydney
The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Murray White Room, Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
2014 Spring 1883, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
Pattern, Glen Eira City Art Gallery, Melbourne
Murray White Room, Art Basel Hong Kong 2014
2013 Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Everyday, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Murray White Room, Sydney Contemporary 13, Sydney
Murray White Room, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013
20/20 Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2012 Drawing, Hamish Mackay Gallery, Wellington
Less is More: Minimal and Post-Minimal Art in Australia, Heide Museum of
Modern Art, Melbourne
Test Pattern, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne
Drawing Folio 2: Ruler Pencil + Time, Blockprojects, Melbourne
2011 GROUP04, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Let in the Light, Hamish Mackay Gallery, Wellington
2010 GROUP 03, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2009 Drawing Folio, curated by John Nixon and Justin Andrews, Blockprojects,
PREVIEW 09, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2008 GROUP 01, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Plastic Theory, Peleton, Sydney
Flash, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne
2007 Are You Being Flocked?, The Carlton Hotel, Melbourne
2006 21st Century Modern, 2006 Biennale of Australian Art, Art Gallery
of South Australia, Adelaide
Act Natural, Raft Artspace, Darwin
Just Painting, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
2005 Pitch Your Own Tent, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Store 5 is…, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
www., Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
Michael Lett, Auckland
2004 Multiples, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
2003 Picnic, Melbourne Living Museum of the West, Melbourne
2003 Goddard de Fiddes, Perth
Ten, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2002 First Floor, Melbourne
Paperwork2, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2000 Floor Show, Den Frie, Copenhagen
MicroCosmos, Pb Gallery, Swinburne College, Melbourne
Crystal Chain Gang, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Uncommon World, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1999 Patent, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne
1998 No.4 Wangaratta St, Richmond, Melbourne
Sekai kara kurisumasu meseji, Gallery Chika, Tokyo
Fragments-Renga, Gallerie Ou, Osaka & Street Gallery, Kobe
Performance Space, Sydney
Ornamentalism, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Geometric Painting in Australia, University of Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Fragments Relations, Gallery Lunami, Tokyo
1996 Rain drops on Roses, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Unpainting, David Pestorious Gallery, Brisbane
Aerophost, The Debtors Prison, Dublin
1995 Tony Clark, Diena Geogetti and Anne-Marie May, First Floor, Melbourne
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Monash University Art Prize, Monash University Art Gallery, Melbourne
Videonale, Kunstverin, Bonn
Untitled 1994, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
& Centre for Contemporary Art, Hamilton
Colour, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Store 5, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Loop, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
1993 Already Painting, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Drawings, No.128 Store 5, Melbourne
Kaleidoscope, Residence No.3, Sydney
1992 Abstract Art, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Re/View, Gore St Gallery, Melbourne
Octopus, University of South Australia Art Museum, Adelaide
1991 W.T. Rawleigh Building, Melbourne
Language Faith and Possibilities, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
Production, Institute of Modern art, Brisbane
The Subversive Stitch, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
& Mori Gallery Annexe, Sydney
Magasin 5, Gallerie Cannibal Pierce, Paris
No.100 Store 5, Melbourne
No.101 Store 5, Melbourne
New/Abstract, Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne
Where the footpath ends and the freeway begins, No.63 Store 5, Melbourne
1989 Resistance, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
No.11 Store 5, Melbourne
A#-20 (Photocopies), No.31 Store 5, Melbourne
Other Photography#2, No.36 Store 5, Melbourne
1988 Vasari Revisited, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
2003 Australia Concil Skills & Arts Development, Residency Gertrude
Contemporary Art Spaces
1997 Australia Council Project Grant, Tokyo Studio Residency
1998 Arts Victoria, Export and Touring Program
1999 Australia Council New Work, Project Grant


Australian Taxation Office, Melbourne
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery
Toi o Tamaki, Auckland Freemantle Arts Centre, Freemantle, WA
Geelong Regional Art Gallery, Geelong
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Melbourne
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Ten Cubed Collection, Melbourne


2016 Ivanhoe Grammar Centenary Commission, Melbourne
2015 Monash University, Biological Sciences building, Melbourne
2013 Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria
Aerial development, Camberwell
2011 Crown Melbourne 2011
2009 Crown Macau, China
2007 Canvas restaurant, Melbourne
Holmesglen TAFE, Melbourne


Store 5, No. 1-20, Store 5, Melbourne, 1989.
Artist Page, Rosebud #2, Store 5, Melbourne 1989.
Artist Page, Circular No. 1 & 3, Melbourne 1993-4.
Artist Page, Material, Sydney 1998.
Patent, catalogue RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, 1999.
Floor Show, catalogue Den Frie, Copenhagen, 2000.
Anne-Marie May, self published, Sydney, 2002.
Artist Page, Slave Magazine, Melbourne 2004.
Store 5, Vol. 1 – Texts, ex cat., Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2005.


Rule, Dan. In the Galleries, The Age, 18 June 2011
Barnes, C. The Practice of Abstraction, ex. cat, Abstract Art, Roslyn
Oxeley9 Gallery, Sydney 1999.
Barnes, C. Exhibition as Material Proposition, Broadsheet Vol. 20, No. 4, 1991.
Barnes, C. The Identity of Art, ex. cat, Octopus, University of South Australia Art Museum 1992.
Barnes, C. Store 5, ex. cat, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane 1994
Barnes, C. Elaborating the terms, The practice of abstraction in some
recent art, ex. cat, Geometric Painting in Australia 1941 – 1997,
University Art Museum, University of Queensland, 1997.
Clark- Coolee, B. The Silence of Painting, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney 1996.
Crawford, A. The Herald 16 May 1989.
Cramer, S. ex. cat, 200 Gertrude St, Melbourne 1994.
Cramer, S. ex. cat, Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 1995.
Cruikshank, A. ‘21st Century Modern’, Interview with Linda Michael, Broadsheet, Vol. 35, No. 1.
Heathcote, C. The Age 19, June 1991.
James, B. The Age,18 October 1995.
James, B. The Sydney Morning Herald, July 17 1999.
Khan, J. ‘Anne-Marie May’, 21st Century Modern, 2006 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.
King, N. The Subversive Stitch, ex. cat, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 1991.
Kleinert, S. On the idea of Being Subversive, Craft NSW, Koop, S. Art & Text No. 48 1994.
Lang, R. Language Faith and Possibilities, ex cat, 200 Gertrude St Melbourne 1991.
McNamara, A. Ornamentalism, ex cat, Institute of Modern Art. Brisbane, 1997.
McKenzie, R. ‘The Local Group. Store 5 1989 – 1993.’ ex cat., Pitch
your own tent, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2005.
Michael, L. Anne-Marie May at Heide II, ex cat, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne 2004.
Murray, K. Contemporary Twists, Craft Victoria, October/ November 1991.
Murray, K. foreword and interview, ex. cat, Anne-Marie May, 2002.
Rooney R. The Weekend Australian February 26-27 1994.
Smith, A, Things extreme and Scattring Bright, ex. cat, The Crystal Chain Gang. Auckland Art
Gallery 2000.
Stanhope, Z. Interview, ex. cat, Heide Museum of Modern Art. Melbourne 2004.
Sullivan, E. ‘Modernism is back’, Art Monthly Australia, No. 190, June 2006.