BIOGRAPHY

With her expansive, bright and energetic work, Alison Mooney is the artists artist.  Alison’s art embodies life synergies, expressed with influences drawn from attitudes of graffiti, activism and sugar pop.

In 2009 she left her journalism career to focus on her art and since then has achieved great success as a commissioned and exhibiting artist, and as an advocate for fellow emerging practitioners. Mooney founded and co-founded MARS Gallery and TheGRID hybrid arts collective in Toowoomba, and her abstract murals now embellish the iconic Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast, as well as the walls of both hotels and private homes throughout South East Queensland.

A little-known feature of her deceptively decisive abstractions is the incredible amount of time that is invested in each piece, with many involving up to thirty individual layers before finality. Alison’s creative process is an intuitive one, that explores the relationship between colour and energy. Using a combination of media including aerosol and oils, she allows the colour blends that appear on the canvas to dictate, as they interact, combine and repel each other to dramatic effect. This technique, coupled with Alison’s keen eye for dimension, line and form, infuses each piece with the ability to evoke movement and a higher vibration within the space that houses it.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, QLD, AUS
2019 Cheek to Cheek, Soho Galleries, Sydney NSW
2019 Outside In, St Vincent’ Private Hospital, BNE, Q
2019 Painting Space, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast QLD
2018 Acres of Diamonds, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD
2018 Toowoomba Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba, QLD
2016 The Ambience Store Project #3, Ambience Store, Newstead QLD
2016 The Junction Laneways, Noosa Creative Precinct Inc., Noosa QLD
2016 Part of the Process, Old Ambulance Station, Nambour QLD
2015 Dokodemo Door, No Comply Gallery, Toowoomba QLD
2015 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gutter, Stupid Krap Custom Show, theGRID Gallery, Toowoomba QLD
2015 Artist From MARS, Brisbane Powerhouse QLD
2014 Last Days in Paradise, The Box, Brisbane QLD
2009 Loxley’s Eight, Metro Cafe & Events, Toowoomba QLD

PROJECTS

2019 Wall Mural – Boring Walls, Noosa
2019 Wall Mural – ALH Group, Noosa
2018 Wall Mural – Collaboration with David Houghton, Noosa Junction
2018 Wall Mural – Twisted Rainbow, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
2018 Wall Mural with Junction 2, Noosa
2018 Arts-Insit-U, Noosa Alive Festival
2017 Arts-Insit-U, Noosa Alive Festival
2016 Unframed Project, Coolum
2015 Unframed Project, Coolum
2015 Margaret Ellen Turner Residency
2015 First Coat International Art Festival, Toowoomba
2014 First Coat International Art Festival, Toowoomba
2013 Brief Encounters Art and Music Event, Toowoomba

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