BIOGRAPHY

Alison Mooney is an Australian self taught artist based on the Sunshine Coast in South-East Queensland. In 2009 she left her journalism career to focus more on her art, since then she has made a name for herself as both an artist and a passionate advocate for fellow emerging artists. Mooney has founded and co-founded MARS Gallery and TheGRID hybrid arts collective in Toowoomba.

Expanse, bright and energetic, Mooney’s gestural abstractions are an experimentation in suspense and unknowing. Using a combination of media including aerosol and oils, she allows the colour blends and movements that appear on the canvas to dictate themselves, combining and repelling as they interact. It is no wonder Mooney’s compositions have been increasingly commissioned for murals and collaborative projects throughout South East Queensland.

Alison’s art is energetic with influences drawn from attitudes of graffiti, activism and ‘sugar pop’. Her current body of work investigates ‘suspense’ and its cultural connotations in public Australian vernacular.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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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