About

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 Stories from Home, Mundaring Art Centre, 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, drawing, textiles, and installation.

Her current work explores the themes of home and displacement. Objects of the everyday are often used, as signifiers of other time/places. The sense of temporality is accentuated by her choice of time-consuming techniques to complete mixed media works and textile pieces (layering elements, playing with the notions of traces, memories and time and a story telling process).

Marie Haass, french australian visual arist

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

Curriculum Vitae

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