Enzo Marra


Having studied a BA at the University of Reading and and an MA at the University of Brighton, Enzo Marra's creative practise is concerned with the exploration and pictorial analysis of the artworld via oil, ink and graphite applications over canvas and paper supports. He has been exploring the settings of the studio, the gallery, the auction house and the activities of observers to this world. The use of texture is of great importance in his practise as he feel that it gives oil paints an added dimension. The dragging away and building up of pigment is as relevant in the final image, as the tonality and colour balance that they are used to express. His paintings have been selected for exhibition in the Threadneedle Prize and the John Moores Painting Prize.  He lives and works in London.

Available for Commissioned Portraits - Contact: tania-gallery-maisonbertaux@hotmail.co.uk


2001 MA Fine Art, University of Brighton

1999 BA Fine Art, University of Reading

Solo Exhibitions:

2018 Personal Fictions, System Gallery, Newcastle

2017 Siblings, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow

2017 Drawn Out Encounters, Studio One Gallery, London

2016 Adorations at the Farm, The Farm, London

2015 Observers, The Job Centre as part of Deptford X, Deptford

2015 Wall Floor & Table, Sun Pier House Gallery, Chatham

2015 Adorations, Hooligan Art Dealer, London

2011 Demigods, WW Gallery, London

2009 Burning, Hackney Empire, London

2009 One of Us, artist residence, Brighton

2009 solo show, Fish Factory, Worthing

2008 solo show, Eaton Terrace Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions:

2018 Thresholds, Gonzo Unit, Greece

2018 Summr Salon 2018, Islington Arts Factory, London

2018 Emergent Forms, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall

2018 Towards the Light, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall

2018 Crossings : Art and Christianity Now, Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire

2018 La Liberte Comme Embleme D'echec, Perwez, Brussels

2018 Diptych Triptych Polyptych, PS Mirabel Gallery, Manchester

2017-2018 Spaces Beyond, Kryon Gallery, Amsterdam

2017-2018 Contemporary Masters From Britain, the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, China

2017 Drawing In, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall

2017 Liberty as an Emblem of Failure, Sambreville, Belgium

2017 Borderline, Red Propeller Gallery, Devon

2017 Anniversary, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

2017 Contemporary Masters From Britain: 80 British Painters of the 21st Century, Artall Gallery, Nanjing, China

2017 Testcard P, St Marylebone Church Crypt, London

2017 Wall, Window, World, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall

2017 Anything Goes, Bermondsey Project Space, London

2017 Contemporary Masters From Britain, The Yantai Art Museum, China

2017 Sea of Colour, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall

2017 Van Der Plas Gallery, New York

2017 Outer Space, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall

2017 Art Is Not a Puzzle, Tichborne Gallery, Brighton

2017 Painting Now, Studio One Gallery, London

2017 Storyboard, Lubomirov – Angus Hughes Gallery, London

2017 End Is By Ur, Elysium Gallery, Swansea

2017 Tales in Light, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall

2017 Portico Gallery, Manchester

2017 Duchamp 100yrs later, Aldeburgh Lookout, Aldeburgh

2016 To Please a Few, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

2016 DelicARTessen 15, Galeria Esther Montoriol, Barcelona

2016 Winter/16, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall

2016 30x30x34 CBP Winter Exhibition,St Marylebone Parish Church, London

2016 Art on a Postcard, Maddox Gallery, London

2016 Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool

2016 ONE, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

2016 ICONS, Candida Stevens Fine Art, Chichester

2016 A Poe-tic Tribute, Edgar Allen Poe Museum, Virginia, USA

2016 The Beautiful is Always Bizarre, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

2016 CBP Summer Exhibition, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

2016 Summer 16, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall

2016 Summer Exhibition, St Annes Galleries, Lewes

2016 Harold loves Maude, Good Goat Gallery, Ohio

2016 Art is a lie that reveals the truth, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

2016 Echoes and Scenes/16, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall

2016 30/30, Transition Gallery, London

2016 Life Lines, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe

2016 The Names, Transition Gallery, London

2016 Art Suzhou, LAN ART, China

2015 Delicartessen 14, Galeria Esther Montoriol, Barcelona

2015 Christmas Show, St Annes Galleries, Lewes

2015 Bozar De L'Abbatoir, Belgium

2015 Contemporary British Painting, St Marylebone Parish Church, London

2015 Bozar De L'Abbatoir, Holland

2015 Project Berlin in association with Factory Art Projects

2015 Angus Hughes Summer Show, Angus Hughes Gallery, London

2015 Flash Salon in association with the Undead Painters, Bond House Gallery, London

2015 London Gay Pride 2015, Take Me Home Projects, London

2015 Summer Group Show, Mead Carney Gallery, London

2015 The Writing on the Wall, The Painting Center, New York

2015 Creekside Open - Selected by Richard Deacon, APT Studios, London

2015 Let Grass Roots Grow, Aside Bside Gallery, Hackney

2015 Controcanto, Yellow Artist Run Space, Varese, Italy

2015 Back with a Bang 3D, Ink_d Gallery, Brighton

2015 Back with a Bang 2D, Ink_d Gallery, Brighton

2015 Main Fair with Ink_d Gallery at London Art Fair, London

2014 Delicartessen 13, Galeria Esther Montoriol, Barcelona

2014 GFEST, Menier Gallery, London

2014 Wash, Resort Studios, Margate

2014 (Detail),Transition gallery, London

2014 V.I.C, Pont-Chevron, France

2014 Troika, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

2014 Take Me Home Pride Show, London

2014 A Slice Of Summer, Ink_d gallery, Brighton

2014 Pushing Paint, Ink_d Gallery, Brighton

2014 (Detail), H-Project Space, Bangkok

2014 A5 Platform projects @ Art-Athina, Greece

2014 Annual Pride Art Exhibition 2014, Clifford Chance, London

2014 Platform for Emerging Arts II (Ancient/Modern), Leyden Gallery, London

2014 This space we are, The International 3, Manchester

2013 Painting Now: Five Contemporary Artists, LAN ART, London

2013 32 paintings, pheonix brighton, brighton

2013 Beautiful ~ Things, Next Door Projects, Unit C19, Albert Dock, Liverpool

2013 CREEKSIDE OPEN 2013, Art in Perpetuity Trust, Deptford

2013 Together LGBT Group Show, Occupy My Time Gallery, Deptford

2012 Art Projects with WW Gallery, London Art Fair, London

2012 Diamond Geezer, WW Gallery, Clerkenwell, London

2012 Head & Whole 2: Talking Heads, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby

2011 Afternoon Tea, Venice Biennale, Venice

2010 GFEST, Atrium, Hampstead Town Hall, London

2010 Is There Anybody There?, WW Gallery, London

2010 Summer Exhibitionists, WW Gallery, London

2009 against the wall, underdogartco, London

2009 Conflict Resolution, Gallery at Willesden Green, London

2009 PG: Parental Guidance, WW Gallery, London

2009 Travelling Light, WW Gallery and 53rd Venice Biennale (collateral event), London/Venice

Competitions, Prizes and Awards:

2016 Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2015 London Group Open, Cello Factory, London

2015 Zeitgeist Open, ZeitgeistArtProjects, London

2015 Neo:Artprize, Neo:Gallery27, Bolton

2015 Creekside Open selected by Richard Deacon, APT Gallery, Deptford, London

2014 included in long list for John Moores Painting Prize

2014 included in long list for Charlie Smith Anthology

2014 Beep Wales, Elysium Gallery, Swansea (Highly Commended)

2014 Zeitgeist Open, ZeitgeistArtsProjects, London

2014 Barbican Artworks Open 2014, Artworks Project Space, London

2014 Paint Like You Mean It, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh

2014 Collectors Choice, Sylvia White Gallery, California

2013-2014 Charlie Dutton Crash Open 2013

2013 Creekside Open selected by Ceri Hand, APT Gallery, Deptford, London

2013 Creekside Open selected by Paul Noble, APT Gallery, Deptford, London

2013 The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2012 John Moores Painting Prize , Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

2012 The Open West, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

2012 The Threadneedle Prize , Mall Galleries, London

2011 Anthology, Charlie Smith Gallery, London

2010 The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London