Born in Vietnam. Resides and works in Melbourne, Australia
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.
His work is in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Macquarie University Art Gallery and Rockhampton Art Gallery.
Since 2009 Simon has worked collaboratively with artist Robert Doble as Doble & Strong.
Since 2020 Simon has been involved in NotFair Art Foundation. Founded in 2010 by artists Sam Leach and Tony Lloyd – who then invited writer Ashley Crawford to join their curatorial team – as a satellite event to the Melbourne Art Fair, in order to showcase independent artists who often do not fit the commercial mould and are overlooked and under-recognized. The initial grass roots event has grown into a well-known and popular event on the Australian arts calendar.