ANTHONY LISTER is an International Art world superstar. He is regularly referred to as- “Australia’s best contemporary artist". For over two decades he has consistently exhibited extremely strong bodies of work with some of the most prestigious Galleries around the globe. Lister's sensationalised private Exhibitions, theatrical public installations and controversial live performances proved to be a fundamental factor in the development of his powerful notoriety. His paintings, drawings and installations drip with sophisticated conceptual motifs encompassing the avant-garde of modern society. Power tripping superheroes, ballet dancers, ancient dead masters, suspicious women and pseudo celebrities all find their way from Lister’s dark imaginings on to canvas with seemingly the kind of ease one finds when falling down a flight of stairs. In 2001 Lister completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts at Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. The following year Lister continued his studies in New York City under the guidance of Mentor- Master Painter & Buddhist Monk, Prof. MAX GIMBLETT. Lister carries on the traditions by teaching in roll as a regular lecturer and public speaker throughout Universities and schools for the gifted and impaired. With several Artist Residencies around the world such as Blender Studios/MELBOURNE, The Leopold Museum/Museum Quarteur/VIENNA, Urban Spree/BERLIN, Print Them All/PARIS and P.O.W/LONDON - just to name a few. Since moving to Manhattan with his then young family in 2003, he has been living and working between his studio on the Bowery, New York City and Sydney City, Australia.  Anthony Lister combines a dialogue of traditional technique from old masters with the free-hand, open minded spontaneous signature style he pioneered through his street art hometown roots. The results are dark undertones that cloud the artist’s luscious characters, constructed from a harmony of daring brush strokes and a bold color palette. Loaded with nearly uncontrollable energy Lister brings his ominous figures to life within each composition. In 2010, Art Collector Magazine named Lister as one of Australia’s 50 most collectable artists. Complex Magazine awarded him 2nd place for best street artwork made in 2012. That same year he was also included in the highly selective criticts choice top 50 significant artists of all time list. Head Curator ROGER GASTMAN personally managed the 2014 - Ginko Press publication - 192 pages exploring 2 decades of Lister's dynamic practice in a hardcover book titled: "ANTHONY LISTER-ADVENTURE PAINTER". His artworks have been acquired by some of the most prestigious Private and Public Art Collections around the world.  The National Gallery of Australia’s Permanent Collection, BHP Billiton & Artbank to just name a few. 

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