Malcolm Koch

Work in progress - paint pourings on an undulating membrane surfaceMalcolm Koch: mobile +61 419 864 987

Download CV — 2020

Malcolm Koch grew up and was educated in South Australia. He had five years of formal art training prior to entering University. He graduated from UniSA in 1989, and began work in 1990 as a sole trader in the graphic design industry. Malcolm’s views of painting have led him to coining the phrase, Membrane Art — a practice of allowing the surface geometry to play a role in creating distinctive expression and unfolding events.

2024 Copper to the World
2023 The Copper Project, Membrane Art Gallery
2022 Membrane Art, Membrane Art Gallery
2021 Double Story, Membrane Art Gallery
2020 Brighton Jetty Sculptures
2019 Mirrored Space, Little Bang Brewing Art Space
2018 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum
2017 Membrane Art, AP Bond Art Gallery
2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum, National Archives of Australia, Canberra
2016 Visual Entanglement, RiAusFuture Space Gallery

2015 Membrane Art, Brick + Mortar Gallery
2014 Under the Surface, RiAus Future Space Gallery
2014 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum, National Archives of Australia, Canberra
2014 Membrane Art, Adelaide Convention Centre (Centre ArtBeat)

2013 – 2014 ERA We Live In (Councils’ initiative)

2013 Membrane Art, 
Tidswell Wines
2012 Membrane Art, 
Barossa Living Gallery
2012 Membrane Art, 
Dare Hair (Hyde Park)
2011 Membrane Art, 
Red Opus Art Space
2009 Membrane Art, 
Stephen Sinclair Gallery
2007 Aptos Cruz Galleries

On display (for sale by appointment)
2019  Membrane Art studio gallery: 44 Nelson Street, Stepney, South Australia 5070 
2012 Utter Developments (continues)
Vascular Ultrasound Partners (continues)

2018 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Finalist
2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize: Finalist and Highly Commended
2014 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
: Finalist and Highly Commended
2011 South Australian Living Artist (SALA), Finalist

Barossa Living Magazine, Spring 2012, Free Run Press, p72-73, p84-85
Biological Membranes – Surface, Undulation And Interface
RiAus – Under the Surface
Broadsheet – Article

City Square Rei, Hong Kong
Private residence, Hong Kong
Numerous private and corporate collections in Australia.

Academic achievement
1986-89: Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication), University of South Australia, UniSA School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Personal data
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 1968
Languages: English, Sign language (Auslan)

Skills, interest and activities
Malcolm enjoys problem solving, oil painting, designing type characters, gardening, cycling and playing team sports. He has played football (aka soccer) for over 30 years, including several years in the South Australian 1st Division. He’s an active member for Trees For Life and enjoys spending time with his young family.

Jacqueline Mitchell, Art Logic
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