©2019 by Rone.

Bio

Finding the friction point between beauty and decay is a thread that runs through much of Rone’s work. As a street artist best known for his haunting, stylised images of women’s faces, he understands better than most that beauty can be fleeting. Seeing his artworks gradually worn away by natural and human elements has taught him to appreciate the unexpected beauty of an image as it begins to blend back into its more prosaic surroundings.
 

Rone has gone from spearheading Melbourne’s fledgling street art movement in the early 2000s, as a member of the Everfresh crew, to being a celebrated fixture on the international street art scene. An inveterate traveller, his distinctive female muses have followed him around the world, and can be found – in various states of decay – peering out from beneath overpasses and emblazoned on walls everywhere from New York to New Zealand and many places in between.
 

These days, Rone’s work is found as often in galleries as it is on the streets. His work has been acquisitioned by the National Gallery of Australia, commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria to work with Jean Paul Gaultier and shown by galleries in London, Berlin and New York.

“Internationally if you talk about street art and you talk about Australia, you’ve got to talk about Melbourne and Everfresh. And if you talk about Everfresh, you talk about Rone. He’s really helped put Melbourne on the map.”

-Ian Strange, The Age Newspaper, 2014

ARTIST CV

Galleries

Studios

Allouche Gallery | New York

Stolen Space | London, UK

MUCA | Munich, Germany

Since 2004 Everfresh Studio Resident & Founding member
2002-2003 Blender Studio

Solo Exhibtions

Commissions

2018 Westin Hotel, Perth 22m Mural

2017 Gen Fynsford, Geelong 38m Silos

2015 M-Docklands, Places Victoria 18 metre mural

2015 Embassy of Spain, Canberra Urban Art Prize

2014 National Gallery of Victoria 80m mural for Jean Paul Gaultier

2014 Melbourne Festival/Yarra trams Art Tram

2011 National Gallery of Victoria, NGV Studio space 25 Metre Wall commissioned by Gallery

2010 National Gallery of Australia (ACT) Molonglo group commissioned a 15 wall

Institutional Collections

Geelong Gallery, Permanent Collection (photographic print)

National Gallery of Victoria (4 photographic prints)

Urban Nation Museum, Berlin (Permanent Collection, Canvas)

Detroit Historical Museum Permanent Collection (print)

The State Library of Victoria Permanent Collection  (print)

PANDORA Archive  ‘r-o-n-e.com’
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Gordon Darling Australia Pacific Print Fund 2007 (8 works on paper)

Melbourne City Library ‘Street Works’ 2004

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Urban Nation Opening Exhibtion, Berlin

2017 Kirk Gallery, Denmark

2017 “Born on the Street’ Benalla Art Gallery, Australia

2017 “Urban Currents” Kirk Gallery, Aalborg, Denmark

2016 “Brick to Canvas: A Survey of International Street Art” Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, USA

2015 “Murals in the Market” 1xRun Gallery, Detroit USA 2015 “LAX/LHR” Stolen Space Gallery, London UK
2015 “The Patterson Project”, Melbourne
2015 “Pow! WoW!” Honolulu Museum of Art, HI, USA

2014 “Miami Marine Stadium” National Trust For Historic Preservation, Miami, USA

2013 “Young Blood” | Opera Gallery, NYC, USA
2013 “Work In Progress” Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong 2013 “Writing’s On The Wall” | Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2013 “7” Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK
2013 “Keep Youth” Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay
2012 “Urban Master” Opera Gallery, London, UK
2011 “Everfresh Studio” | Ngv Studio, Melbourne
2011 “Outpost Project” Cockatoo Island, Sydney

2011 “The Super Heroes” | Edwina Corlette, Brisbane

2011 “Young & Free”, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2011 “12 X 12” Ambush Gallery, Sydney

2011 “Underbelly” | Opera Gallery, Miami, USA

2010 “On The Wall” Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne

2010 ’Everfresh:Blackbook’ Launch, Plsmis Gallery, Tokyo

2010 ’Everfresh:Blackbook’ Launch, Ambush Gallery, Sydney

2010 ’Everfresh:Blackbook’ Launch, £1000 Bend, Melbourne

2010 “Space Invaders” | National Gallery Of Australia, Canberra

2009 “Art Melbourne” Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2008 “Art Melbourne” Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne 2008 “Everfresh” Wasteland Gallery, Perth

2007 “Backwoods” (Everfresh Group Show) Wooden Shadow Gallery, Melbourne

2007 “The Back-Up Show” Hogan Gallery, Melbourne

2007 “No Comply 3” Federation Square, Melbourne 2005 Stencil Festival, Meatmarket, North Melbourne

2006 “No Comply 2” No Vacancy, Melbourne

2004 “Street Works” Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne 2004 Stencil Festival, North Melbourne

Murals and installations in:

Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Wollongong, Geelong & Bunbury) New Zealand, Vanuatu, Hong Kong, Tokyo, USA, (Hawaii, San Francisco, New York, Detroit, Miami, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin), London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Malaysia, Taiwan, Cuba, Mexico Argentina & Canada.

Professional Development

2018

Public Murals:

Docklands, Victoria, Australia

Perth, Western Australia

South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2017


Public Murals:

Geelong, Australia

Clarksdale, MI, USA

Toowoomba, Australia

Edinburgh,Scotland

Lascelles, Australia

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Benalla, Australia

New Orleans, USA

2016


Public Murals:

Gothenburg, Sweden
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Dark Mofo- Hobart,Australia Harlem NY, USA
Nashville TN, USA
Dubai, UAE
Melbourne, Australia Wellington, New Zealand Morro Bay, California, USA Bunbury, Western Australia

2015

-National Gallery of Victoria, Speaker for La Trobe University

Public Murals:

Santiago De Cuba, Cuba Havana, Cuba
Museo Organico, Romerillo, Cuba

Varadero, Cuba
Docklands, Australia Detroit, USA
Spanish Embassy, Canberra Robina Town Centre, QLD Moreland City Council

Tokyo, Japan
Magda Gallery, London, UK Brighton, UK
Amsterdam, Netherland Vannes, Brittany, France Munich, Germany
Austin, Texas, USA
Playa Vista, USA

2014

Art Tram, Melbourne International Art Festival

Jean Paul Gaultier Mural, National Gallery of Victoria

Public Murals:

Mele Maat, Vanuatu
Powerhouse ‘Broken Window Theory’ Geelong, Australia
Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, Florida, USA
Art Basel Miami, USA
‘UrbanXChange’, Penang, Malaysia
Austin, USA

New Orleans, USA
Baton Rouge, USA
Nashville, USA
‘Miami Marine Stadium’, Miami, USA ‘Tryp’ Hotel Facade Mural, Brisbane ‘Mural Festival’ Montreal, Canada ‘Pow!Wow! Taiwan’ Public Mural, Taiwan University

‘Rue & Co’ Public Mural, Collins St, Melbourne

2013

-’Just Graffiti’ The Age (Newspaper)

-‘What Is Sexy’ Tvc, Victoria’s Secret ‘Analogue Digital’ Creative Conference, Brisbane (Speaker)

-‘Lunch Box Design Talks’ RMIT (Speaker)

Public Murals:

‘Rise’, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
‘Hola Color’ Juarez, Mexico
Art Basel Miami, USA

‘Project M’ Berlin
‘Unstoppable’, Independence Australia ‘Oi You’ Mural Festival, Adelaide Wyndam Hotel Group, Brisbane
‘Pow Wow’Mural Festival, Hawaii, USA

 

2012

‘Fountain Art Fair’, Miami, USA
‘The Peoples Market’, Melbourne Australia ‘Freewalls’ Paris
‘Wonderwalls’ Mural Festival, Wollongong ‘Forest For The Trees’Mural Festival, Portland, USA

Art Basel Miami, USA
‘Pow Wow’Mural Festival, Hawaii, USA

2011 - 2003

2011 Public Murals, Art Basel Miami, USA

2010 ‘The Underbelly Project’ Hidden Subway Station, New York

2010 Founding Member Of Backwoods Gallery

2009 ‘First Five Out’ Rmit (Speaker)

2007 Public Works - Tokyo, Barcelona, New York, La

2005 ‘Live Art’ Big Day Out Festival 2004 ‘Street Art’ Livid Festival

Editorial (Print/ Tv)

2018 Domain 'eyesore transformed'

2017 Inside the ruined house that became a canvas for street artist Rone The Age

2017 Masterchef

2017 ABC Iview

2016 The Age

2016 Domain

2016 ABC.com.au -Julia Baird

2016 UK Daily Mail

2016 WSMV Bulgers Beat

2016 ‘Graffiti’ ABC

2016 7:30 interview

2015 Detroit Free Press, Cover

2015 Bliss Magazine, USA (Cover)

2015 ABC Radio Interview (Re: Vanuatu)

2015 ABC News Interview (Re: Powerhouse Geelong)

2014 Broadsheet ‘Breaking Down Rone’s Biggest Work’

2014 Broadsheet ‘Rone’s Melbourne Take Over’

2014 Seven News (90 Second National Tv ) ‘Giant Mural Unveiled In Melbourne’

2014 Ngv Gallery Magazine Feature ‘In Studio: Rone’

2014 The Age, M, (Cover Story) ‘This Rise Of Rone’

2014 Kwong Wah (Malayian Newspaper, Cover Story)

2014 The Geelong Advertiser (Cover Story Re: Powerhouse)

2013 Vogue Italia (Photo) 2013 Vna Issue 21, (Interview)

2013 Ilawarra Mercury, Nov 13 (Cover) 2013 Vanuatu Daliy Post, Jan 3 (Cover)

2013 ‘Graffiti Artist Steps Out Of The Shadows’ The Age

2013 ‘Collecting Street Art’ 7:30 Report, ABC.

(Feature)

2013 Leader Newspaper (Cover Story)

2012 ‘Extra’ The Sunday Age. (Photo)

2012 Laminate Most Wanted (Feature)

2012 ‘Top Five Pieces Of Street Art’ Time Out Melbourne

2012 ‘Where All Roads Lead To Rone’ The Age

2007 ‘The Girl In The Tunnel’ The Age (Feature)

2005 ‘Street Scene’ The Age (Melbourne) Magazine

Bibliography

Co-author of:
EVERFRESH: BLACKBOOK Melbourne University Press, 2010

Featured Artist in:

-Street Art, Lonely Planet, 2017 -The Art of the Mural, Schiffer, 2016

-The Melbourne Street Art Guide, Thames & Hudson, 2016 (Cover)

- Street Art Australia, Hardie Grant, 2015
- Street Art Now, Sunshine, 2015
-Mural XXL, Thames & Hudson, 2015
-Contemporary Portraits, Index Book Barcelona, 2014 - The Art of the Underbelly Project, Rizzoli, 2012.

- Space Invaders, National Gallery of Australia Publishing, 2011.

-Street|Studio, Thames & Hudson, 2010

-Space Invaders: National Gallery of Victoria (Exhibition catalogue), Thames & Hudson, 2010

-Uncommissioned Art, Melbourne University Press, 2007

-Street Art Uncut, Craftman house, 2006 -Stencil Graffiti Capital: Melbourne, 2005

Documentaries

The Wanderers - 2017, ABC Iview (Featured artist)

Exit Through The Gift Shop 2010  Banksy (Appearance with credit)

Melbourne Ink- 2009 Romain Levrault & Julien Sena (Featured artist)

RASH 2005 Nicholas Hansen (Featured artist)

Podcasts