About

Born in Vietnam 1974, arrived in Australia, 1975
Resides and works in Melbourne, Australia

Strong creates works which explore our perception of what is plausible, ones that skirt the boundaries of the likely in order to ascertain how we define and respond to the ‘reality’ of our surroundings. He is intrigued by dreams and constructs of memory, the way in which our interpretation of events is often influenced by previous experiences or history. Strong defines his distinctive panoramas as a photographic composites, in as much as it involves the layering of different features into a cohesive visual statement.

Simon Strong has a bachelor of Graphic Design from the National School of Design. Strong has been included in numerous group shows including “Snap Freeze: Still Life Now”, TarraWarra Museum of Art, 2007 and “Light Sensitive: Contemporary Australian Photography from the Loti Smorgon Fund” at the National Gallery of Victoria 2006-07. Most recently, he was one of five photographers to be included in the exhibition “Phantasia” at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, which then toured around Australia and was also shown at the Gallery of the Australian Embassy as part of “Photoquai”, Paris at the end of 2009.

In May 2010, Simon Strong showed the first body of collaborative work with artist Robert Doble. His next solo exhibition “The Green Wood” will also show in Sydney and Melbourne in 2010.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010 John Buckley Gallery, Richmond, Victoria.
2010 “The Green Wood”, Martin Browne Fine Art, Potts Point, NSW.
2007 “Even If You Leave, I Will Always Be With You….”, John Buckley Gallery, Richmond, Victoria.
2005 “Natural Selection”, King Street Gallery on Burton, Darlinghurst, New South Wales.
2004 “Nature Strip”, Span Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria.
2003 “Calling Earth”, Span Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria.
2003 “Disturbia”, The Church Gallery, Claremont, Western Australia.
2002 “Clone”, Span Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria.
2001 “I Wannabe A Star”, Mansour Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria.
2001 “Of Two Minds” (curated by John Buckley Fine Art) at Café Blu Pols, Prahran, Victoria.
2000 “Domestic Gods”, Span Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria.
1999 “Domestic Gods”, CASspace, Melbourne, Victoria.