b.1976 Born Sydney Australia Lives and works in Paris. For Anthony White living in France amongst different cultures naturally leads to working across various artistic disciplines and referencing different cultural movements.
By merging contemporary forms of urban landscape and his Australian heritage across varied disciplines, the artist creates works often characterised by an awareness of surface and a preoccupation with the engagement of physicality and the found object. Predominantly a painter, White’s work has broadly been attributed to the gestural forms of painterly abstraction, where the physical act of painting is key.
Anthony has been the recipient of many awards including The Marten Bequest 2007, The Elioth Gruner Prize for Landscape Paininting Art Gallery of NSW 2005 and the Great Southland Art Prize. He has also participated in many artist in residence programmes throughout the world. The Vermont Studio Centre (2008), The Leipzig International Art Programme Scholarship (2010), Leipzig Germany, La Cite Internationale Des Arts, FONAS/Storrier Onslow Studio during 2009 and 2010.
Anthony White has exhibited widely over the past decade. Recent exhibitions include Art Central Hong Kong with Metro gallery 2016 and final round finalist in the Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy London, 2015. Recent gallery solo exhibitions have included Pentimento at Metro gallery (2015) a survey exhibition at Le Pave D’Orsay (2014),Informal Relations at The Cat St Gallery, Hong Kong (2013) and two solo shows with Sydney gallerist Iain Dawson: Paris Paintings (2010), and Scratching The Surface (2011). He has also been regularly curated into group exhibitions focussing on Australian Contemporary Painting in Sydney, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Brisbane
Anthony’s work Flight was selected as a 2015 Finalist for the Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy, London while his portrait of Baz Luhrmann was acquired by The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre for inclusion in it’s Australian Portrait Collection. He has exhibited extensively across Australia as well as Paris, London,Leipzig and Hong Kong. Collectors of his work include celebrated costume designer Catherine Martin, who commissioned Anthony to produce new work for residences in Sydney and New York.