Mark Schaller was born in Hamburg, West Germany in 1962 and lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
He studied fine arts (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts and was a founding member of the famous Roar Studios collective in the early 1980s. Their interest in Expressionism and Primitivism shows in Mark’s on going art journey.
His style conjures landscapes, shapes, figures, and forms all with a fluid line work. He expresses his themes in bold striking and often vibrant colour.
He is proficient in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics and printmaking.
He has exhibited successfully both solo and group since 1982.
His work appears in Artbank, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, LaTrobe University, Bundoora, Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, Launceston, and various private collections. Mark has represented Australia at the Australian Embassy in Singapore and Tokyo.
Mark Schaller is one of Australia’s boldest, most respected and successful artists.