BIO

Born in Queensland Australia in 1975, Baptist's work has been featured nationally and internationally alongside contemporaries such as Mark Gonzales, Shaun Gladwell and Dan Boyd. On a commercial level he has collaborated with sunglass giant Oakley and has been commissioned to work on such labels as Cliché (France) Huffer (New Zealand) and Rittenhouse (Australia).

His paintings are a mix of astute observations and out loud thoughts. Baptist's work has a dark sense of humour that he matches off against the everyday. His imagery ranges from oblique pop culture references to loose figurative observations. Baptist use of text gives the work another dimension of overture often at times making it hard to understand whether his remarks are made honestly or in jest. Baptist's work questions how we live our daily lives. Often stating the obvious he creates an air of uncertainty around the simplest of things. -Max Creasy

 

Selected Exhibitions and Literature.

2017 krooked Skateboards guest artist -artwork USA

2017 Paramount house hotel,image used for branding

2017 seven seeds coffee artwork x8, image and branding of coffee bags

2016 ravesis restaurant table artwork

2016 adidas skating demo "anyways "tour  artwork and live painting 

2016 u.p.s skateboard artwork and branding show

2016 spilt milk stage screens 10mx20m 

2016 paper sea interview 8 pages

2016 love and guts "vans shoes" -bondi beach

 

2015 china heights "paper" group show

2015 "love and guts" Vans art show -bondi beach

2015 cliche skateboards pro painter series

2015 china heights "other voices" show

2014 fuknoath magazine front cover art and interview

2014HXH USA printQuarterly magazine 12 page interview

 

2014 "bold strokes "sunday life magazine,fairfax -fashion mettes art feature 4 page mural                                                                                                             

2014 "love and guts" vans art show Bondi Beach -Sydney

2013     "TRANSITIONS" Group Show(Ed Templeton, Cody Hudson, Stefan Marx, Peter Sutherland ,Marty Baptist and more-Bryon Bay

2013     "REPRISE" Alaska Gallery Kings Cross -Sydney

2012    "love and guts" empty culture ,bondi -sydney

 

2011    “ Art Up-late on James Street –New Farm, Brisbane

 

2011    “Love And Guts” Oakley Group show-Wellington, New Zealand and Beach road hotel Bondi- Sydney

 

2011     Amnesia Guest Art series-skateboard graphics-Sydney

 

2010-2011 “The Stoke” group show /Art zines- Brisbane museum

 

2010    “Smoke Screens And Mirror’s” Mural commissioned by gingers shoe boutique -Brisbane

 

2010    “Unity” One of kind gallery (Shaun Gladwell, Anthony Lister, Dan Boyd, Tim Moore, Martin Baptist) - Sydney

 

2010   “Love And Guts Oakley Group Show Garage Gallery- Bondi Sydney

 

2009    “Shadows Of The Mess You Made “Book/ Zine Archived at the Nation library- Canberra

 

2009    “Love And Guts” Group Show –Bondi Sydney

 

2009     Wentworth courier paper interview -Sydney

 

2009     Amnesia Shirt Graphic-Sydney

 

2008     Frankie Magazine Feature

 

2008    “Sidewayz” Group Show MTV Gallery-Sydney

 

2008     Amnesia Guest Artist. Skateboard graphics-Sydney


2008     Oakley collaboration and commission Sunglass Head Stand-Sydney, Los Angeles


2008     “Love and Guts” Group Show by Oakley Garage Gallery-Sydney


2008     “Paper” show Monster children Gallery- Sydney


2007    Avant Card, Guest Artist Award card value -$10 000


2007    FBI Radio Interview-Sydney


2007    Art Interview – Fuel TV, Channel 10


2007   “Across the Board” Show Wall space Gallery, (Cancer Council) Raised $68,000-Sydney


2007   “Stars and Bars”, Mural, commissioned by Tell Creative design studios-Brisbane


2006   “King Crawler” Melt Gallery - Kings Cross, Sydney


2006     Ritten house fashion label collaboration and commission Shirt and crew neck clothing print


2005    “On the Wall” Group Show (Ed Templeton, Andy Jenkins, Mark Gonzales, Chris Pastras, Marty Baptist, Steve Gourlay ) – Melbourne


2005    “Dead End” Show OurSpot Gallery-Sydney


2005     “Let it Roll” ground floor gallery (Lee Ralph, Marty Baptist) special guest mark Gonzales-New Zealand


2004     Ralph Magazine- Feature


2004     Magazine Feature – Skateboard Australia


2003     “Esquisse” Sydney City Group Show – OurSpot Gallery-Sydney


2003     Oyster Magazine-Magazine Feature

 
2003    Cliché commissioned Skateboard Graphic guest art series 7 decks– Lyon, France


2003    Monster Children-Magazine Interview


2003-04 “Sneaker Pimps” Art shoe Expo – General Pants, Nike, Converse - Sydney, New Zealand, Paris, London, New York, Japan


2003    “City Lights” LIGHT BOX'S Melbourne City Arts Council, Stussy (Space invader, Marty Baptist, Lance mountain) -Melbourne


2003-06 Logo and Graphics Huffer clothing-New Zealand


2002    “Untiled” Art Exhibition, Our spot gallery- Sydney


2002    Group Exhibition, Ocean World -Sydney


2002    Magazine Art Interview and Feature – Slam Magazine


2001    “Untitled” Morningside Group Exhibition – Brisbane


2001    Completed Contemporary Art at Morningside- Queensland Collage