Mason Kimber received a Master of Fine Art (Painting) from the National Art School, Sydney, in 2013. In 2014 he was awarded the National Art School – British School at Rome Residency. In the same year Kimber was a finalist in The Substation Contemporary Art Prize, the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, and the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize, and he received an ArtStart Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. In 2014, Kimber was awarded a 12-month residency at Parramatta Artists Studios, and in 2015 he was a finalist in the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) at Artspace, Sydney. Kimber has been selected for this year’s NEW16, an exhibition of newly commissioned works for the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
Recent solo exhibitions include Oltre la Vista, Galerie pompom, Sydney, 2015; Stranger at Home, Archive Space, Sydney, 2014; and Screen Memory, MOP Projects, Sydney, 2013. Recent group exhibitions include the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging), Artspace, Sydney, 2015; Right Here, Right Now, Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest, 2015; Roman Remains, Transition Gallery, London, 2015; Façade, Artereal Gallery, Sydney, 2015; Sydney Painting Now, Galerie pompom, Sydney, 2014;June Mostra, British School at Rome, Italy, 2014; and The InterGalactic Image Factory, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, 2014.