Maree Azzopardi’s work is included in both private and public collections in Australia, Italy, Malta, USA, Sweden, including Artbank Australia, St Vincent’s Public Hospital Sydney, the Collezione Farhad in Rome, Collezione De Cecco in Pescara (Italy), The French Embassy and MUZA in Valletta, Malta and Marisa Del Re Gallery in New York.
She has exhibited alongside such prominent artists as, Marina Abramovic, Cindy Sherman, Annie Leibovitz (USA), Tracey Moffatt (Aus), Vanessa Beecroft (USA) and She was artist-in-residence at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney in 1995 and produced her award winning Chrysalis series then an image from Azzopardi’s Momento Mori Series from Missing…From the Garden appeared on the front cover of the prestigious American art journal, ARTnews (NY) (1998).
Her exhibition Celeste was part of the 2001 Australian Centenary of Federation Celebrations in Malta and an image from Fishworks appeared on the front cover of Photofile (2000). In 2004 she was awarded Artist-in residence at Bundanon. Azzopardi was one of 5 artists representing II Ponte Contemporanea, Rome at the Melbourne International Art Fair in Sept 2004. Azzopardi exhibited Spiritland at St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta in 2005 as part of the Australia Day Celebrations supported by the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Malta and Emirates.
Her Italian survey exhibition The Poet Assassinated was exhibited at Galleria Zerotre, Orvieto in 2005 and The All Australian Show was exhibited in Galleria IL Ponte Contemporeanea in Rome and Lipanjepuntin Arte Contemporanea in Trieste.
Azzopardi was awarded the 2006 Hills Grammar Art Prize for a work from her Vox HUMANA Series. Azzopardi exhibited The HUMANA Series – Shadow, Relic & Flesh (2007) curated by Jonathan Turner (Italy’s curator of the year) at Libby Edwards Galleries in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, simultaneously in early 2007 and then in Malta, Rome and Sweden. Also in 2007 Azzopardi was a finalist in The Blake Prize and the Willoughby Art Prize.
In 2008 she was invited to create new work for Chaos and Revelry at Counihan Gallery in Melbourne, curated by Edwina Bartlem which then traveled to Galleria II Ponte Contemporanea in Rome, Italy and Galleri Tapper- Popermajer in Malmo, Sweden. In the same year her work was included in the Dubai Art Fair.
In 2009 she presented her first painting exhibition I Walk The Line at Smith & Hall Gallery in Sydney and was included in Matt Dive Gold at Lipanje Puntin Contemporary Art Gallery in Rome Italy. She was also a finalist in The Paddington Art Prize in 2009. In 2011 Azzopardi exhibited in Women & Co. curated by Francesca Pietracci alongside Marina Abramovic, Vanessa Beecroft, Nan Goldin, Andy Warhol and others at Studio 88 in Roma, Italy. The same year she exhibited her solo show Land Lines and Love Songs at David Rex-Livingston Gallery in Sydney then in 2012 exhibited with Ausin Tung Gallery (Australian China Art Foundation) in Melbourne. She exhibited in the group show Water Art Women Life (Aqua Arte Mujeres Vida) in Texas, USA and in Berlin (2015) and in Santiago, Chile and Argentina (2014), and the exhibition was part of the Direzione Alterita Festival in Puglia Cisternino Italy in 2017. Azzopardi was a finalist in the 24th Muswellbrook Photographic Award and in the Black Prize Director’s Cut Exhibition on line in 2013.
In 2015 Azzopardi was invited to be part of The Beyond Malta exhibition and three of her works now form part of the MUZA Collection in Malta. Azzopardi was also included in the exhibition for GHOGM Malta 2015, Departure, Memory, Nostalgia, Identity and Return at the House Of Representatives of Malta in Valletta. Her last solo exhibition titled INVICTUS was exhibited at David Rex- Livingston Art & Objects in Katoomba in December 2017. In 2018 she has been a finalist in the Blake Prize, the Pro Hart Outback Prize and the JADA prize. In 2019 the new exhibition Exquisite Corpse- I loved you more is exhibited at St James Cavalier in Valletta Malta as part of the Spazu Kreativ programme then at Il Ponte Contemporeanea in Rome, Italy. Azzopardi is represented by Il Ponte Contemporeanea in Rome and Galleri Tapper- Popermajer in Malmo, Sweden, Rex- Livingston Art & Objects in NSW.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2020 Exquisite Corpse- I loved you more, Galleri Tapper- Popermajer, Malmo, Sweden
2019 Exquisite Corpse- I loved you more, (Wings of Desire), Il Ponte Contemporeanea, Roma, Italy
2019 Exquisite Corpse- I loved you more, Spazu Kreativ, St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta 2019 Exquisite Corpse- I loved you more, Galleri Tapper- Popermajer, Malmo, Sweden
2017 Invictus, David Rex- Livingston Art & Objects Gallery, NSW 2017 Humana Revisited, Galleri Tapper- Popermajer, Malmo, Sweden. 2011 Land lines and Love songs, David Rex- Livingston Gallery, Sydney 2009 I Walk The Line, Smith and Hall Gallery, Sydney 2008 The Humana Series, Galleri Tapper- Popermajer, Malmo, Sweden. 2008 The Humana Series- Shadow, Relic & Flesh Il Ponte Contemporeanea, Roma, Italy
2007 The Humana Series- Shadow, Relic & Flesh Libby Edwards Galleries, Sydney
2007 Humana- Relic Libby Edwards Galleries, Brisbane 2007 Humana- Flesh Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne 2005 The Poet Assassinated 10 year Survey exhibition of exhibiting in Italy (a cura di Jonathan Turner) Galleria Zerotre, Orvieto Italy
2005 Spiritland St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta 2002 Celeste (a cura di Jonathan Turner) Michael Carr Art Dealer, Sydney 2001 Celeste St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta 2002 Celeste (a cura Jonathan Turner) Il Ponte Projects, Roma 2000 Fishworks National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta 1999 Operaworks (a cura di Jonathan Turner), Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta
1999 Operaworks (a cura di Jonathan Turner) Il Ponte Projects, Roma 1998 Fishworks (curated by Jonathan Turner) Galleria Il Ponte Contemporeanea Roma, Italy
1996 1996 Chrysalis, Dubbo Regional Gallery, works from the HIV artist in residence at St Vincents Hospital, Sydney.
1996 Chrysalis, Gallery Savah, works from the HIV artist in residence at St Vincents Hospital, Sydney.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2020 JADA, finalist, Latrobe Regional Gallery Art Gallery, NSW
2020 JADA, finalist, Griffith Regional Gallery Art Gallery, NSW
2020 JADA, finalist, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
2019 JADA, finalist, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, NSW
2019 JADA, finalist,Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2019, CLIP Photography Award, finalist, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth
2019 JADA, finalist, University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery, NSW
2019 Hornsby Art Prize, finalist, Hornsby Cultural Centre, Hornsby, NSW
2019 JADA, finalist, Regional Gallery Art Gallery, NSW
2018 JADA, Jacaranda Drawing Acquisitive Award finalist, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
2018 Pro Hart Outback Prize Finalist, Broken Hill NSW
2018 The Blake Prize, finalist, Casula Powerhouse, NSW
2017 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize,semi-finalist, Parliament House, Sydney
2017 Chippendale World Art Residence, finalist, online, The Chippendale Creative Sydney
2017 Water Art Women Life, part of the Direzione Alterita Festival in PugliaCisternino Italy
2015 Departure, Memory, Nostalgia, Identity and Return, House of Representatives of Malta, (part of GHOGM events) Valletta, Malta
2015 Water Art Women Life- Agua Arte Mujeres Vida – A&M University, Texas, USA
2015 Water Art Women Life Wasser Kunst Frauen Leben, Interkulturelles Berlin
2015 Diaspora- Beyond Malta – Works by Maltese Artists Living Abroad, Auberge D’Italie, Valletta, Malta ( part of the Diaspora- Beyond Malta Conference, Valletta, Malta)
2014 Water Art Women Life-Agua Arte Mujeres Vida-Universida de los Lagos, Chile
2014 Water Art Women Life-Agua Arte Mujeres Vida – Sede Sindacato ATE, Argentina
2014 #seemetakeover Times Square, video billboards in Times Square, New York USA
2014 24th Muswellbrook Photographic Award, finalist, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
2013 Black Prize Directors’ Cut Exhibition, online
2012 5 Photo-Based Artists, Ausin Tung Gallery (Australian China Art Foundation) Melb
2011 Women & Co. Curated by Francesca Pietracci,Studio 88, Rome Italy
2010 The Blake Prize, finalist, national Art School, Sydney
2009 Matt Dive Gold, LipanjePuntin Arte Contemporanea, Trieste, Italy
2009 The Paddington Art Prize, finalist, Sydney
2008 Non-domestic: Interno Ventidue Arte Contemporanea, Palazzo Taverna, Rome, Italy.
2008 Chaos and Revelry, Curated by Edwina Bartylem, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
2007 The Blake Prize, finalist, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
2007 The Willoughby Prize, finalist, Willoughby , Sydney
2007 Shifting Ground (curated by Edwina Bartlem), Red Gallery,Vic
2006 Beyond Lilith – The Sacred Feminine, RosArte, (a cura Rosetta Gozzini) Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati, Italy 2006 The Hills Grammar Art Prize (Awarded Prize), Sydney 2006 The Willoughby Art Prize, Finalist Group Show, Willoughby, Sydney 2003 Women 2, curated by Francesca Pietracci, Palazzo dei Prior, Fermo, Italy 2001 The Deceit of Intellect, Alternative Portraiture, Benham Gallery, Seattle, USA