Marie Haass is a French/Australian visual artist. She studied and worked in Paris and Berlin before moving to Perth, Western Australia in the 80’s. She completed an MA in Visual Arts at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.
She has held 6 solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions, such as Drawing Matters, Spectrum Gallery and Albany Vancouver Art Centre, Sens-ation, Taipei/Perth exchange, Now and Then, A Hundred Years of Art and Design In Western Australia, Pica, Gotham Times Ten, Pica, Autumn in Venice, Palazzo Correr, Venice, First International Biennale of Women Artists, Stockholm, Art Dock, Art Contemporain Australien, Noumea, Four of the West, EMR Gallery Sydney.
Marie’s work has been acquired by numerous public and private collections, such as: Artbank; Bunbury Regional Art Gallery; Curtin University Art Collection; Central Institute of Technology Art Collection; Royal Perth Hospital Collection; Holmes a Court Collection, Mundaring Sire Collection, Allens Arthur Robinson Collection, Carlton Holdings Collection, Carl and Jane Altmann Collection.
Her practice is closely intertwined with her interest in psychoanalysis and languages (she is fluent in French, German and English).
With a strong basis in drawing, Marie’s visual art practice includes painting, textiles and installation.
Her latest work mixes elements of figuration with abstraction. The shapes, lines and layers are links to memories, to personal association and her experience of the Australian physical environment. The paintings and drawings evoke a sense of place, alluding to inner place.
Living in the Perth hills, surrounded by native bush, her current work is more reflective and far more visually descriptive.
She has conducted numerous drawing workshops and art camps around the state and currently runs drawing workshops in her studio.
Reviews & Articles
Sue Starken Drawing Matters catalogue essay 2014
Jan Altman Happy Stories catalogue essay 2004
Ann Schilo The Retrospective catalogue essay 2001
Terry Ann White Work on Paper , catalogue essay , 1991
Ted Snell European Influence Stretches Our View, The Australian, 21 May 1992
David Bromfield Opposites Duel in Odyssey of Images, The West Australian, 23 May 1992
Julian Goddard The Painted Image: Western Australian Art p40-44, 1991 Art Dock Catalogue, p 63-64, 1990
David Bromfield The West Australian, 16 March 1989
Thomas Horeau Various Painters with Ulterior Motives, Praxis M, no 16, 1987
Elwyn Lynn Testament to Friendliness, The Weekend Australian, 20 September 1989
P. Morgan Range in Paperwork, The West Australian, 29 October 1990