Euan Macleod

Euan MacLeod was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1956. He was awarded a Diploma of Fine Arts (Painting) 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 Australasia and internationally.

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, the New South Wales Parliament’s inaugural Plein Air painting prize in 2008, the Tattersall’s Landscape Prize in 2000 and 2009, the Gallipoli Art Prize, 2009, and the King’s School Art Prize in 2011.

In 2010 Piper Press, Sydney, published a monograph, ‘Euan Macleod: the Painter in the Painting’, written by Gregory O’Brien. Arising from this, ‘Surface Tension: 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 Ervin Gallery, Sydney, in November 2010 – and an exhibition, ‘Euan Macleod – Painter’, curated by Gregory O’Brien, travelled to 12 New Zealand regional galleries between 2014 and 2017.

In 2019 Macleod collaborated on ‘High Wire’, a book of drawings and words, with Lloyd Jones. It was published in 2020.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Six new works – Tasman Glacier, 2022
  • Hold Fast, 2021
  • Drawings and etchings for High Wire, a book by Euan Macleod and Lloyd Jones, 2020
  • Clouds and caves, 2019 (Auckland & Wellington)
  • Four works, South Coast, 2018
  • A Backward glance, 2017
  • Rope, 2015
  • High Water, 2013
  • Euan Macleod, Waiheke Community Gallery, 2011
  • Walking on Ice, 2010
  • Euan Macleod, Auckland Art Fair, 2007
  • New works on paper, 2007
  • Painting for Houses, 2005-2006

Group Exhibitions

  • Wrapped, 2023
  • Euan Macleod & Geoff Dixon: Portraits of Us, 2023
  • Land is the mother of man, 2022
  • About time, 2021
  • Wrapped, 2019
  • Stock Show, 2018
  • People – Painting, drawing, sculpture, 2017
  • What’s in the drawers, 2017
  • Joanna Braithwaite…and friends, Auckland Art Fair, 2016
  • SEAT and BAG: Four Australian artists cross the Tasman, 2015
  • Wrapped, 2015
  • Summer show, 2014
  • Wrapped, 2011
  • En plein air, 2010
  • New works on paper, 2009
  • And while we are away…2008
  • 50 small works, 2007
  • Landscape, 2006
  • Lineage: Euan Macleod and June Macleod, 2004

Euan Macleod