Mister Lister | What a Twister

Brisbane born street artist, contemporary Australian painter and installation artist Anthony Lister (born 1979+) lives in Sydney but his work can be found worldwide on streets, in galleries and decorating high-end shops and businesses.

As a 17 year old teenager, Lister helped pioneer the street art movement in his home city of Brisbane and is considered one of Australia’s premier street artists. He studied at the Queensland College of Art, graduating in 2001. Shortly after, Lister traveled to New York, where he was mentored under Max Gimblett; one of New Zealand’s most influential artists.

  • Lister is notable within the Lowbrow (art movement) and has been featured on Juxtapoz, Vogue, WoosterCollective and Highsnobiety. Taking influence from the dirtier and rough techniques of “Bad” painting and merging it with the spirit and practices of street art, Lister has embraced an explosive, scratchy, scrawling form of figurative aesthetic using a variety of mediums from painting, drawing and installation to film, music and VR technology. His scrawling, figurative street art style employs charcoal, acrylic, oil and  spray paint.

Lister has exhibited his work extensively within Australia and internationally both in the gallery and on the streets, including Bogan Paradise, a three-story exhibition in a disused sex shop in Sydney, in 2011, Los Angeles solo exhibitions and Unslung Heroes, The Outsiders/Lazarides Gallery, London and Newcastle, in 2012. Other exhibitions include those held at the Olsen Gallery (Sydney), Black Art Projects (Melbourne), Urban Spree Gallery (Berlin), Robert Fontaine Gallery (Miami) and Allouche Gallery (New York).

  • Noted as one of the Top 50 most collectable Australian artists, Lister’s work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia (NGV), and many other notable collections. Both Hugh Jackman and Pink have purchased some of his work.
  • Commercially, Lister has worked with various international fashion, lifestyle and technological brands such as Hermès, Mercedes-Benz, The Standard Hotel, Vogue Australia, Westfield and Samsung.
  • He has also collaborated with Blek le Rat, Space Invader, Mark “Chopper” Read, and Nick Cave.

Further information and bio is located at Streetartbio.com

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