Canyonlands is an eroded geological feature in Utah, USA. It is a desert area of washaways, eroded gulches, and slot canyons – an underground world all topsy – turvy, formed by torrents and whirlpools, with narrow alleys that are lit up by the sunlight as it bounces around inside the canyon walls.

Influenced by early Renaissance and late 16th century Italian paintings, Roger Byrt evokes a sense of fantasy which invites a free flow of imagination. There is something musical about his works. Within their open shapes, the ideas of density and energy apply. The juxtaposition of curves and natural elements guide the eye from the surrounding visual source to the idea of nature’s grace and beauty in continuous flux: the physical and the metaphysical combine.

Roger Byrt was born in Melbourne, where he obtained his Masters of Arts degree at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

From 1987 – 2001 he held the positions of lecturer and joint Head of Painting, Faculty of Art and Design, at Monash University, Melbourne.

Since 2001 Roger has been working full-time on his studio practice.

VIEW SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATION

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2013 Leonardo Galleries, Toronto, Canada

2010 St. John’s Ravenscourt, Winnipeg, Canada

2010 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney, Australia

2008 Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2007 Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2005 Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2003 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2002 Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2000 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1999 Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1998 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1997 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1996 Australia Centre Australian Embassy Manila Philippines

1995 Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1995 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1994 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1994 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1993 Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1992 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1991 Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1990 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1988 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2012 Bartlett Byrt Davalla, Langford 120, Melbourne

2012 Leonardo Galleries, Toronto, Canada

2011 Gerry Thomas Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2010 Kurbatoff Galleries, Vancouver, Canada

2010 Gerry Thomas Gallery, Calgary, Canada

 

COMMISSIONS

2015 Chadstone shopping centre

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Art [Painting], Caulfield Institute of Technology
MA Project, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

 

COLLECTIONS

Lasalle Sia College of the Arts Singapore

Adorna Institute of Art Penang

Broken Hill Regional Gallery

Ridoch Gallery Mt. Gambier

Dubbo Regional Gallery

Grafton Regional Gallery

Artbank

Museum of Modern Art at Heide

Monash University

Department of Agriculture

Western Mining Corporation

Marsden State High School Brisbane

Banyule City Council Art Collection

Chadstone Shopping Centre

RMIT collection

ANZ collection

NAB collection

National Financial Management

Citibank collection

Zurith Insurance

Pitcher Partners

Roger Byrt, Spring Hollow, 2017, oil on linen, 119 x 122cm, $7500
Roger Byrt, Spring Hollow, 2017, oil on linen, 119 x 122cm, $7500
Roger Byrt, Conchise Stronghold, oil on linen, 120x120cm, $7500
Roger Byrt, Conchise Stronghold, oil on linen, 120x120cm, $7500
Roger Byrt , Shipstern Bluff, oil on linen, 88x89cm, $5500
Roger Byrt , Shipstern Bluff, oil on linen, 88x89cm, $5500
Roger Byrt, San Raphael Swell #3, oil on linen, 90x88cm, $5500
Roger Byrt, San Raphael Swell #3, oil on linen, 90x88cm, $5500
Roger Byrt, The Wedge, 2017, oil on linen, 153 x 151cm, $12500
Roger Byrt, The Wedge, 2017, oil on linen, 153 x 151cm, $12500
Roger Byrt, Grand Staircase Escalante, 2016, diptych, oil on linen, 100 x 398cm, $22,000
Roger Byrt, Grand Staircase Escalante, 2016, diptych, oil on linen, 100 x 398cm, $22,000
Roger Byrt, San Raphael Swell, 2016, oil on linen, 120 x 118cm $7500
Roger Byrt, San Raphael Swell, 2016, oil on linen, 120 x 118cm $7500
Roger Byrt, San Raphael Swell #2, 2016, oil on linen,101 x 100cm $6500
Roger Byrt, San Raphael Swell #2, 2016, oil on linen,101 x 100cm $6500
Roger Byrt, Anza Borrego, 2016, oil on linen, 92 x 92cm $5500
Roger Byrt, Anza Borrego, 2016, oil on linen, 92 x 92cm $5500
Roger Byrt, Carlsbad Cavern, 2016, oil on linen, 101 x 98cm $6500
Roger Byrt, Carlsbad Cavern, 2016, oil on linen, 101 x 98cm $6500
Roger Byrt, Crawford Draw, 2016, oil on linen, 120 x 120cm $7500
Roger Byrt, Crawford Draw, 2016, oil on linen, 120 x 120cm $7500
Roger Byrt, Vermillion Reef, 2016, oil on linen, 92 x 92cm $5500
Roger Byrt, Vermillion Reef, 2016, oil on linen, 92 x 92cm $5500
Roger Byrt, Keyhole Slot, 2016, oil on linen, 101 x 50cm, $4500
Roger Byrt, Keyhole Slot, 2016, oil on linen, 101 x 50cm, $4500
oger Byrt, Pump House Wash,2017, oil on linen, 119 x 60cm, $5500
oger Byrt, Pump House Wash,2017, oil on linen, 119 x 60cm, $5500
Roger Byrt, Wedge Overlook, 201, oil on linen, 60 x 120cm, $5500,
Roger Byrt, Wedge Overlook, 201, oil on linen, 60 x 120cm, $5500,
Roger Byrt, Melody Arch. 2017, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm, $1500
Roger Byrt, Melody Arch. 2017, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm, $1500
Roger Byrt, Mojave. 2017, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm, $1500
Roger Byrt, Mojave. 2017, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm, $1500
Roger Byrt, Sonora. 2017, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm, $1500
Roger Byrt, Sonora. 2017, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm, $1500
Roger Byrt, Nest, 2008, oil on linen, 92 x 183cm, $8000
Roger Byrt, Nest, 2008, oil on linen, 92 x 183cm, $8000
Roger Byrt, Narrows. 2017, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm, $1500
Roger Byrt, Narrows. 2017, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm, $1500
Roger Byrt, NL #9, 2011, oil on linen, 61 x 122cm, $5500
Roger Byrt, NL #9, 2011, oil on linen, 61 x 122cm, $5500
Roger Byrt, Moebius Scrub, 2007, oil on linen, 92 x 92cm, $5500
Roger Byrt, Moebius Scrub, 2007, oil on linen, 92 x 92cm, $5500