Mia Oatley
Mia Oatley

Upcoming Exhibition at Art2Muse Gallery 22 November – 5 December 2022

Since arriving on the art scene 18 years ago Mia Oatley has been grabbing attention with her bold and vivid style. Mia’s work has been exhibited and collected Australia wide and Internationally.

Her work has been selected for the prestigious Archibald Prize Mosman Art Prize, The Portia Geach, and The Waverly Art Prize.



Inspired by Sydney’s vibrant beach life and rugged coastline Mia Oatley’s abstract figurative and landscape paintings have been nurtured and refined over 18 years as a professional painter. The richly layered oil paintings on canvas are created over weeks and sometimes months of expressive brush marks and palette scrapes

Mia’s work is influenced by the astonishing colours, beauty and rhythm of nature. The way sunlight and colour falls across a body of water, delightfully vivid rows of beach umbrellas with sunbathers casually relaxing underneath them, and aerial vantage points across some of Sydney’s most famous bridges. Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Spit Bridge feature in her paintings along with famous beaches such as Bondi and Manly Beach.

This exhibition entitled Influence is about experiencing the majesty of Sydney and how that positively influences us all.



2002 – 2004 The National Art School, Sydney (Fine Art)

1999 Travelled to India and Nepal

1998 Travelled and lived in South America

1996 – 1997 East Sydney Technical College (Fashion Design)

1995 University of Western Sydney (Visual Arts)


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney – Influence

2014 NG Art Gallery, Sydney – “Night Queen”

2013 Gallery One, Gold Coast – “An Ordinary Eden”

2012 Richard Martin Art, Sydney – “Venus and Me”

2012 Gallery One, Gold Coast – “Jungle Love”

2011 Richard Martin Art, Sydney – “Dirty Pretty Things”

2008 Nivet et Carzon – “dog days” Paris

2008 Richard Martin Art, Sydney – “Hotel Paris”

2006 Richard Martin Art, Sydney – “Paris Metro”

2006 Belleville Art Festival, La General, Paris

2005 Orson & Blake Gallery, Sydney – “International Woman”

2004 Orson & Blake Gallery, Sydney – “Women & Fast Cars”

2003 Global Gallery, Sydney – “Monsoon”


Group Exhibitions

2018 Studio Gallery Melbourne opening Show, Melbourne

2017 In-House Art, Sydney

2017 Love it or List it TV series, Melbourne

2017 The Block TV Series, Melbourne

2017 Den Fair, Studio Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne

2014 Archibald Prize AGNSW, Sydney

2014 Creatures Lovers and Wild Women, Sydney

2013 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

2011 Salon Des Refuses, SH Irvin Gallery National Trust

2011 Sohi Pop up Gallery, Bowral

2011 Without Walls Volume 3 Ambush gallery, Sydney

2010, Art Melbourne

2009 Art Sydney Alphabet Foundation

2009 Art Melbourne Spring Street Gallery Art Quake, Charity Auction, Sydney

2008 spring street gallery

2006 Art Quake, Charity Auction, Sydney

2005 La Palais De Tokyo, Paris – Collaboration with Philippe Munda for Standard Magazine

2005 Richard Martin Art, Sydney – “Young Guns 05”

2005 Sydney Affordable Art Fair, Global Gallery, Sydney

2004 SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney – Portia Geach Memorial Award

2004 Waverly Art Prize Exhibition, Sydney

2004 FONAS Exhibition, Cell Block, National Art School, Sydney

2004 Medium Rare Gallery, Sydney – “Zipper Gripper”

2004 The National Art School, Sydney – “Does Size Matter”

2003 Global Gallery, Sydney – June Exhibition

2003 Global Gallery, Sydney – March Exhibition

2001 Tap Gallery, Sydney – “Poets & Painters”

2001 Tap Gallery, Sydney – “Fluro” 2001 Sky Gardens, Sydney – Group Exhibition



2005-2006 12 Month Residency – La General Art Collective, Paris



2004 The Chroma Paints Award, Sydney

2004 Finalist Paris Studio Residency – The National Art School, Sydney


Media Reviews

2018 May Edition Real Living Magazine

2016 Sunday Magazine, Ambassador for Epilepsy Art Auction

2016 Manly Daily, Ambassador for Epilepsy action Art Auction

2014 June edition Adore Home Magazine “Night Queen”

2014 100th edition special – Cover Artwork Real Living

2013 Oct edition Real Living

2012 Sept edition The bubble online magazine, “Venus and Me”

2012 Oct edition Belle Magazine, “Venus and me”

2012 Feb Gold Coast Newspaper,”Jungle Love”

2012 Feb Edition Real Living Magazine

2011 Feb 23rd MX “Dirty Pretty Things”

2011 Feb 18, Sydney Morning Herald “Dirty Pretty Things”

2011 January, Harbourside magazine, “Dirty Pretty Things”

2011 Feb Edition KAREN magazine, “Dirty Pretty Things”

2010 Voi Tutti Magazine, “Dirty Pretty Things” (Kirsten Willey)

2008 19 Nov, Wentworth Courier – Collector, “Gallery shines a little radiance on bleak times”

2008 5 Dec, Manly Daily – Alive, “Parisian Flair” Review (Rod Bennet)

2008, Sunday Life, “GEN X-PAT” Review (Klaudvna Morawski – Ed.)

2006 11 Oct, Wentworth Courier, ‘Paris Metro’ Review (Shaun Ellis)

2006 10 Oct, Radio interview – Eastside 89.7FM Arts Tuesday (Sean O’Brien)

2006 27 Sept, Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Paris Metro’ (James Cockington)

2006 22 Sept, Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Paris Metro’ (Jamie Pandaram)

2006 9 Sept, MX Magazine, “Paris Metro” (Shoboa Rao)

2006 28 Aug, The Daily Telegraph, “A Ticket to Ride” (Jenny Jones)

2005 9 Jun, The Daily Telegraph, In The Frame, “Young Guns”

2004 19 Mar, Sydney Morning Herald, Spotlight Modern Art, “Zipper Gripper” (Alan Mascarenhas)

2004 21 Feb, Sydney Morning Herald, Critics Choice, “Women and Fast Cars” (Dominique Angeloro)


Corporate Collections and Private Collections

Sirius International, Sydney

Believe Media, Los Angeles

Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles

Down Town Productions, New York

The Julian Collection France


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