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Steve Lopes

Steve Lopes is a painter and printmaker known for his figurative landscape works.


Born in Sydney in 1971, Lopes trained in the UK, USA and Australia, at the New York Art Students League, the London Print Studio and the University of New South Wales.

Since 1996 he has had over twenty solo exhibitions across Australia and the UK, culminating in a major solo exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery in 2013. He has also exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, including Not the Way Home – a nationally touring exhibition of 13 prominent Australian artists accompanied by a special issue national publication during 2012.

Lopes is a frequent finalist in national awards and he was awarded the Young Artist Award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London. In 2011 he completed a residency at the prestigious Red Gate Gallery in Beijing – a highly competitive post. He is represented in important national and state collections including the National Gallery of Australia; Federal Parliament House Art Collection; State Library of New South Wales.

Image 1: Trench Line – The Nek. 2014, oil on canvas, 30 x 40cm
Image 2: Ridge Study – Gallipoli. 2014, oil on canvas, 30 x 40cm
Courtesy the artist

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