Usually representative, Jean-Marc Rivalland’s artworks are inspired by his observations of social and cultural nuances or natural environments that he experiences. Although he primarily works three-dimensionally, he has adopted a multi-disciplinary approach to his practice, working with traditional processes such as bronze casting and painting to more contemporary forms of construction. His varied use of materials and techniques in his sculptures reflects ideas of the site in which they are located.
Jean-Marc holds a Diploma of Fine Art and a BA in Fine Arts (Honours). He has been awarded the David Watt Memorial Award for his performance/time-based works and was a winner in the Cossack Art Awards for painting. He has been an artist-in-residence in Ireland, Thailand, and China. In 2010, Jean-Marc won the NAB Western Australian Sculpture Scholarship for his work in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.