Euan MacLeod was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, 1956. He was awarded a Diploma of Fine Arts (PainCng) by the Ilam School of Fine Arts, Canterbury University, in 1979, before moving to Sydney in 1981.
He has held more than fifty solo shows in New Zealand and Australia and has taken part in numerous group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. Euan’s studio is in the garden of the home he shares with wife Susan and daughters Bridget and Freya.
Euan’s work is represented in many private and public collections, including Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, the National Gallery of Australia and the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Euan has won art prizes in Australia, including the Archibald in 1999, the Sulman Prize in 2001, the Blake Prize in 2006 and, most recently, the New South Wales Parliament’s inaugural Plein Air painting prize.
In 2010 Piper Press, Sydney published ‘Euan Macleod, the Painter in the Painting’ written by Gregory O’Brien. Reviewed in Landfall 222.
‘Surface Tensions, the art of Euan Macleod 1991-–2009’, a Tweed River Art Gallery touring exhibition, curated by Gavin Wilson toured six regional Australian galleries, beginning at the S H Irvin Gallery, Sydney, in November 2012.
The touring exhibition,’The Painter in the Painting’, curated by Gregory O’Brien, is being toured by Exhibition Services to New Zealand regional galleries.