Steve Tierney is an Australian mixed media artist and designer known for his striking collages, assembled using images cut from vintage magazines of the 40’s and 50’s. Born in 1976, Tierney grew up around the southern coastal suburbs of Sydney, Australia. He received an advanced diploma of graphic design from Sydney Graphics College.

His artworks initially appear as bold, pop art graphics. On further inspection they are more intricate compositions that include text and fine details. Revealing of a deep level of thought and self-analysis, accompanied by a broader critique of popular culture and social behaviour. His passion for collecting vintage magazines and scavenging for discarded objects, along with his sense of humour, has resulted in a unique aesthetic and vision.

As a member of the Sydney Collage Society he has been published in international arts journals and frequently creates commissioned artwork for editorial magazines, skateboard companies and music album covers. Based between Sydney and Oaxaca, Mexico, Tierney has exhibited his work in solo and group shows internationally, including Mexico, Japan, the USA and Italy. 

In 2018 Steve Tierney began collaborating with friend and photographer Tanja Bruckner to create their own source material using portraits of Tierney’s body revealing something deeper and self-reflective. Together as TierneyBruckner they explore themes of vulnerability, aesthetics, identity, and representation through large scale installations that aim to defy notions of classic collage and photography. As well as challenge preconceived ideas of beauty and form. 

Contact: info@stevetierneycollage.com





Selected solo exhibitions

2018
Reflejadx
Taller Espacio Alternativo. Oaxaca, Mexico
(with Tanja Bruckner)

2018
Reflected
China Heights Gallery. Surry Hills, Sydney
(with Tanja Bruckner)

2017
Diálogos
Boulenc Gallery. Oaxaca, Mexico

2017
Primero Bailamos...
Convivio Gallery. Oaxaca, Mexico

2016
Without Nothing
China Heights Gallery. Surry Hills, Sydney

2015
Between
Kind of – Gallery. North Sydney

2014
Máscaras
El Volador Gallery. Oaxaca, Mexico

2013
Habitual
The Tate Gallery. Glebe, Sydney

Selected group exhibitions

2021
Contemporary Collage
Sydney Collage Society group exhibition
New England Regional Art Museum. Armidale, NSW

2021
World Collage Day Exhibition
Trigonal Gallery/Artsy. New Jersey, NY, USA

2020
Collage, Photography & the Body
FProjects Gallery, Warrnambool VIC

2019
Translations
Sydney Collage Society group exhibition
Vandal Gallery. Chippendale, Sydney
   
2019
Collagistas VI 
International Collage Festival. Brussels, Belgium

2019
PasteUp!
International Collage Festival. Mexico City, Mexico

2018
Encuentros con la nada
Ex Hacienda San José, Atzompa. Oaxaca, Mexico

2018
Inner
Sydney Collage Society group exhibition
Ellery Gallery. Paddington, Sydney

2017
Works on Paper
China Heights Gallery. Surry Hills, Sydney

2017
Collagistas Festival IV
Stecca 3.0 Gallery. Milan, Italy

2017
Brooklyn Vs Sydney
ChinaTown Soup Gallery. New York City, USA

2016
Collagistas Festival III
Kelderman en van Noort Gallery. Eindhoven, Netherlands

2015
Materia Orgánica
La Popular Gallery. Oaxaca, Mexico

2010
This is how we roll
China Heights Gallery. Surry Hills, Sydney

Awards

2019
Finalist, NOW Contemporary Prize
Shoalhaven Regional Gallery. Nowra, NSW





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