Derek Hambly's Bio

Derek Hambly

Born in 1945 in Melbourne, Australia, artist Derek Hambly graduated in 1967 from Caulfield College in Melbourne, currently known as Monash University.

In 1969 Derek mounted his first solo exhibition at Gallery 99 in Melbourne. As a professional artist in Australia, he became known in high art circles as “One of the most powerful young abstract painters in Australia.”

In 1999, America beckoned. Derek answered with a solo exhibition at The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. A rapid-fire succession of shows throughout the east coast and Midwest followed. Some of Derek’s recent exhibitions include solo shows at Steve Martin Galleries of Miami and New Orleans. Other shows during this period include Gruen Galleries of Chicago and Caelum Gallery in New York City.

Many publications, including Madison Magazine, have featured Derek. Kevin Lynch of The Capital Times wrote in 2002 that “The Australian-born painter wields his talent and unabated energy as one of the most impressive abstract artists to hit the United States in years.”

Derek Hambly Studios/Gallery is located in Jefferson, Wisconsin, and Derek is currently represented by Gallerie MK of Chicago, Steve Martin Galleries of New Orleans, Pollock Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, Linden Gallery, of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin and the Yunnan Provence in China, Artasia of Milwaukee, WI, Galerie Matisse, of Lake Geneva, WI, Fanny Garver Gallery of Madison, WI, and Cholke d’Capri Fine Art Gallery in Rockford ,IL.

For a list of past exhibitions, click here.

For Derek’s Artist Statement, click here.