Ian Strange is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores architecture, space and the home, alongside broader themes of disenfranchisement within the urban environment. His practice includes large-scale multifaceted projects resulting in; photography, sculpture, installation, site-specific interventions, film works,
documentary works and exhibitions. His studio practice includes painting, drawing and as well as on-going research and archiving projects.
Strange has held solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, [‘Suburban’, 2011-2013], The Canterbury Museum [‘Final Act’, 2013] participated in the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia with ‘LANDED’ a commissioned sculptural installation on the forecourt of the gallery.
Most recently he created ‘SHADOW’ [2015-16] a large scale project incorporating suburban homes, documented in film and photography; and ‘ZŁOTY’, a site-specific intervention onto the exterior an historical building commissioned by the Intytucja Kultury, Katowice, Poland . In June 2016 he held a solo exhibition of his ‘SUBURBAN’ body of work in New York with NY based arts organisation Standard Practice. In 2017 Strange released ‘ISLAND’ (2015-17) a series of new works, exhibitions and an editioned publication based around interventions undertaken through Ohio’s rust-belt region and in New York. The work premiered in a solo exhibition at FAC (Fremantle Art Centre) before touring in exhibitions to LA, New York in late 2017.
Strange has been featured in publications including; OSMOS Magazine, Art World, Dazed and Confused, The Atlantic, Imagine Architecture, ArtAlmanac, Artlink, Art Market, Artist Profile, Vault Magazine, Oyster Magazine and The Financial Review. In 2017 ABCTV released ‘Home : The Art of Ian Strange’ a 6-part documentary series looking at his career and work to date.
His work sits in private and public collections including; the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Canterbury Museum. Strange currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.