Mason Kimber completed an MFA, majoring in Painting in 2013. In 2014, he was awarded the National Art School British School at Rome residency, a three-month studio residency funded by NAS donors. While in Italy, Kimber developed a fascination with the technique of using Fresco, or painting straight onto plaster, which he has incorporated into his own painting practice.
Kimber is represented by Galerie Pompom in Sydney, and held his first solo commercial exhibition there in 2015. He was recently commissioned to create a new body of work for the NEW16 exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne (ACCA) in March 2016, which brings together eight emerging artists from around Australia.
Of NAS, he says “It’s a privilege to be a part of the National Art School community. It’s an incredible location and they have a history and a style of teaching which I really responded to.”