Marilyn Schneider is a Sydney based artist whose practice is concerned with the visual language of architectural facades, the surfaces and logos in commercial spaces and what they reveal about our culture. 

Schneider’s sculptural installations are aligned with the commercial theming and structure of her chosen sites. Using synthetic and industrial materials her works imitate the manufacturing methods of high capitalism, such as laser cutting, powder coating and digital printing. Isolated in the gallery space, these manipulated forms take on a new meaning that communicates the deceptive and seductive nature of corporate architecture.




2014 Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture/Performance/Installation at the UNSW College of Art & Design.

2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture/Performance/Installation with First Class Honours at UNSW College of Art & Design.


Solo exhibitions

2019 Disappear Here, Verge Gallery, Sydney.

2018 Decorative Mouldings, Suite 2A, Sydney.

2017 SITE/NON SITE, Tributary Projects, Canberra.

2016 V.V.V.V.V.I.P. Fake Estate hosted by Metro Arts, Brisbane.

2015 Global Tone, Firstdraft, Sydney.

2014 Parallax Plaza, MOP, Sydney.

2014 Lifestyle Display, Airspace, Sydney.

2013 New World, 55 Sydenham Rd, Sydney.

2011 Directory, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney.

2010 Evil Paradise, Kudos Gallery, Sydney.


Selected group exhibitions

2017 Minerva at Spring 1883, Suite 53, The Establishment Hotel.

2017 something, Minerva Sydney. 

2017 Agency LTD, Tributary Projects, Canberra.

2017 Formally Yours, Sydney Art Month (Curated by Dan Hollier and Kelly Robson).

2016 FLASH: Images left behind, MMCA Residency Goyang, Seoul.

2016 Ever Fresh, Stills Gallery, Sydney. Please see online catalogue.

2014 Forever New, (curatorial project), ALASKA, Sydney.

2014 I miss you more when it rains, Dog Park project space, Christchurch (New Zealand).

2014 John Fries Art Award, UNSW Galleries, Sydney.

2014 Leisure Kitsch, (collaborative work with Bonita Bub), The Walls Gallery, Gold Coast.

2013 As above-so below, ALASKA touring exhibition at MOP.

2012 Book of Flowers, 55 Sydenham Rd, Sydney.

2012 The Gap Year, Artspace, Sydney.

2012 As above-so below, ALASKA satellite project at Good Children Gallery, New Orleans.

2012 Alive and Well:The 2012 Art Auction, Firstdraft Gallery Sydney.

2012 Made it, Make it, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.

2012 Atlas, The Lock Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle.

2012 Alternate Universal Studios, First Draft Gallery, Sydney.

2011 KUT, Alaska projects, Sydney.

2011 GBK awardees: where are they now? Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney.

2011 Second Nature, The Paper Mill, Sydney.

2011 Fraser Studio Open Day, Fraser Studios, Sydney.



2019 12 month studio residency, Parramatta Artists Studios.

 2016 Asialink Arts Residency grant to MMCA Goyang, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and BigC, NSW.

 2015 Vermont Studio Residency and Fellowship, United States.

 2013 Red Gate Studio Residency, Beijing, China.

 2013 COFA Travel Grant

 2013 First Draft Depot studio residency, Sydney.

 2012 Australian Postgraduate Award.

 2011 Queen Street Studios residency, Fraser Studios, Chippendale, Sydney.

 2011 12 month studio residency, Parramatta Artists Studios.

 2010 12 month studio residency, Parramatta Artists Studios.

 2009 The Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.