Based on Gadigal/Bidjigal land in Eora/Sydney, Australia, Marea Reed's practice explores the intangible threshold between what is seen and what is felt, and considers how these unbiddable responses might materialise. 

Themes of expansion and ellipsis, of liberation’s many guises, and the quicksilverness of the space between physical and metaphysical worlds inform her imagery, with the Sublime’s concepts of interconnectedness, imminence and an evolving, abstracted infinite reverberating across her work.

Believing in the profound affect of immediate environment on the psyche, her open-ended narratives, in settings suggestive of the Arcadian or the boundless, are metaphors for fernweh – or 'farsickness' – that is at once personal, universal, and an abiding feature of (non-Indigenous) Australian art and literature. 

Graduating from the National Art School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photo Media) in 2022, Marea will be working on a new series in Italy for several months in 2023, and hopes to commence a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2024.  A finalist in multiple national and international competitions, winning several awards, she has exhibited in public and commercial galleries across Australia, along with galleries in Berlin, Barcelona and the USA. Her work is held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. 

Marea is available for commissions and collaborations in Australia and internationally.

Phone:  +61 417 028 968
Email: marea@optusnet.com.au

As an artist who was born and practices in Australia, I acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

'Tis almost fairy time  © Marea Reed 2019

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