Mr Stephen Bram (BA(Fine Art) 1986)

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award – Faculty of Arts Design and Architecture Born in Melbourne in 1961, Mr Stephen Bram (BA(Fine Art) 1986) is an Australian fine artist best known for...

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award – Faculty of Arts Design and Architecture

Born in Melbourne in 1961, Mr Stephen Bram (BA(Fine Art) 1986) is an Australian fine artist best known for his abstract expressionist and conceptual paintings that focus on objects and situations in relation to points in space.

Mr Bram studied Fine Art at Chisholm Institute of Technology (now Monash University Caulfield) and subsequently at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

From 1998-1999 he was a student at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich.

Recognised as being responsible for reintroducing early European modernist theories of composition into abstract art, his paintings have been exhibited both nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions.

His work is also represented in several state and provincial collections including in Monash University’s own collection.

His exhibitions include:

• Anna Schwartz Gallery (Melbourne and Sydney) since 1988
• Hamish McKay Gallery (Wellington) since 1994
• Monash University Museum of Art at Clayton in 2004
The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art in 2012
Melbourne Now from 2013 to 2014
Gertrude Contemporary in 2014

He has also worked with a range of artist run spaces including Store 5 in Melbourne (1991 – 1994) and PS in Amsterdam (1999 – 2014).

In 1995 Mr Bram realised the 6 Penny Lane project in collaboration with James Brearly – one of many collaborations he has worked on with architects.

Across his career Mr Bram has worked with the Monash University Museum of Art and the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture to deliver education and public programs. He has also curated exhibitions in conjunction with fellow artists whose works make up the Monash Collection.