Marynes Avila | Sculptor profile
Marynes Avila Mate Introduced Forebears Anlagen

Marynes Avila

  • Works online: 4 Total prizes: No prizes won.
  • Preferred media: bronze, organic matter,
  • Sculpture styles: abstract, installations,
  • Sculpture scales: small (0 - 100cm), medium (100 - 200cm), large (200cm+),
  • Sculpture settings: indoor, outdoor, public,
  • Works to Comission: Yes
  • Runs Classes: Yes
Marynes Avila short bio

Marynes Avila works at the intersection of art and science exploring the interrelation between the individual, the group and nature.

Avila has exhibited widely throughout Australia and overseas, holding 15 solo shows and participating in over 54 group exhibitions. Avila has completed 26 public art commissions while working extensively for local councils and art organizations.      

The artist has been the recipient of many national art awards and grants such as the 2018 Toorak Village Sculpture Award, The Ephemeral Art Award at the 2009 Moreland Art Show, a Moreland Sculpture Grant in 2013; the Overall Prize Winner at the 2016 City of Knox’s Immerse Award as well as being a finalist in numerous high profile exhibition awards including the McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park Senini Art Award 2005; the Yering Station Sculpture Award (2008; 2009; 2011; 2017; 2018), the Montalto Sculpture Prize (2009, 2018), the Toorak Village Sculpture Awards (2009, 2013); the 2010 Toyota Artist Travel Grant, the Toyota Sculpture Prize (2009; 2010; 2011; 2012), the Wangaratta Current Sculpture Biennial among others. 

Avila has been selected to undertake many national and international artist residencies. Most recent residencies include a collaboration with scientists at the Ottawa University's Laboratory for Biophysical Manipulation, Canada; the Toolangui Sculpture Trial 20th Anniversary Artist Residency; the Laughing Waters Artist Residency supported by the Nillumbik Shire Council, Eltham; the Gunyah Artist Residency in NSW; a Bayside Artist Residency supported by the Bayside City Council; the King Bridge Caretaker's Cottage AIR through the Launceston City Council in Tasmania; a Aktuelle Architektur der Kultur Centro Negra Artist Residency in Murcia, supported by the City of Blanca, Spain; a supported residency at Police Point Gatekeeper's Cottage through the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Proyecto Ace Artist Residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In July 2019 the artist will undertake a supported Hill End Artist Residency through the Bathurst Regional Council in NSW.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Marynes Avila’s work is included in public and private collections in Australia and overseas and has been featured in numerous publications.

Exhibitions History
Annual & Awards Exhibition Annual & Awards Exhibition
2021 Introduced
Herring Island Summer Exhibition Herring Island Summer Exhibition
2021 Forebears
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
2019 Anlagen
Victoria Sculpture Prize Victoria Sculpture Prize
2021 Mate
Prizes History
No prizes won.