Artist Profile

I am a Melbourne, Australia based Artist. After an Interior Design background, I decided to study art and become a full-time Artist. To make my mark in the world .

Primarily working in Oils, my art is figurative realism with a hint of surrealism.
Inspired by an old Art teacher and Portrait Artist (Andrew Forsyte)
I became interested in the human form. 

I like to play with scale sometimes and surreal colours, environments and situations creating Drama with strong contrasts and light. I love oils because of the intensity of hues and brilliance. Creating depth through layers and layers of glazes. In this fast paced world, I love this slow art. Nothing else compares with oil, It’s archival and will last forever.
My art is about desires, aspirations and dreams. The threads of Light and darkness to 
my paintings evolve usually to what’s happening in my life at the time., inspired by emotions or observations of the world around me.
I like to tell stories  metaphorically  and express the rhythm and beat of life. How ever The series “The love of music” is
about translating the feelings, emotions,
atmosphere and the intense  love of music
on to canvas.
Music unites us humans and can move us. 
It can set a mood and make us feel so much.
My goal is to capture all that visually,
so the viewer may feel, what I feel, when
experiencing live music. 
 
Music has wonder, exaltation, honour,
pomp, joy, sadness, elegance, energy, 
ennui, disappointment, majesty, 
reflection, hate, love and more.
Music is one of the
greatest of the man-made things.





Biography


Education and experience

2011- now Arts practice

2015 - 2018  Gallery manager and curator at Gallery 550 & Swan Street  Artist Studios  

2012 - now tutoring one on one max. 2  students. Intro to oils for beginners in my Studio

2013 - was booked by Tennis Australia for an Advert to draw Roger Federer.

2012/2013 - ran classes for untutored life drawing and life painting at  Swan Street Artist Studios/ Gallery

2010 -2012 various workshops & painting portraits" with Artist Andrew Forsythe

2007 - 2011  Diploma of Arts in Visual Art -  majoring in Painting under Artists Dina Kahan,Peta Cross and Celeste Chandler .minoring in Sculpture under Artist Richard Stringer CAE Degraves St. Melbourne City

2007 - Certificate of children’s book Illustration, Swinburne, Wantirna

1999 – 2001   Diploma of Arts in Interior Design and Decoration RMIT city campus 


Solo Exhibitions

2017-"Inner Sanctum" Quadrant Gallery Hawthorn

2016-"Blues Paintings" Sookie lounge/Gallery Belgrave

2015- "Search for Self" Gallery 550 Richmond

2014- "Blues Paintings " the house of Blues"  William Street Melbourne


Exhibitions

2019 - Lethbridge 20000 small scale art award, group 1 & 3 Brisbane 

2019 - Art Aviso Exhibition No Vacancy Gallery, CBD Melbourne

2019 - 50 by 50 art prize  B.S.G. Fitzroy

2018 - Portia Geach Memorial Award S H Erwin Gallery Sydney 

2018 - Lethbridge 10000 small scale art award  group 2

2018 - large scale image  projection installation, Hit me with your best shot ,Biennale of Australian Art 2018 Ballarat

2018 -Group Exhibition the Human Landscape, Quadrant Gallery ,Hawthorn 

2017-Swan Street Artists group Exhibition,Gallery 550, Richmond

2016 -  group exhibition with Emerging Art Australia

69  Smith St. Gallery,  Fitzroy

2015/2016  Swan Street Artists group Exhibition Gallery 550, Richmond

2013/2014   Swan Street Art show Cube Gallery, Richmond

2013  Postcard Art prize and Exhibition Linden Art Gallery, St. Kilda

2012 - 40 by 40 Art prize and Exhibition Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

2012 -  Drawing show "Dirtying the paper" Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

2012 -   Swan Street Art show Cube Gallery, Richmond

2011 - Graduate Exhibition “Breakout” Gibbs Street Gallery, Richmond

2011 - Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition

2010 - Sculpture Exhibition “ Maximum Headroom” Eckersleys Open space Gallery Franklin Street Melbourne

2010 - Pink Lady Art show, Brighton

2010 - An Exhibition “ A Fashion statement” @ Artists on the move, Melbourne Central

2009 - Pink Lady Art Show, Brighton

2009 - “ White” an Exhibition @ Artists on the move, Melbourne Central



Awards

Finalist - Lethbridge 20000 small scale art award ( 2 paintings)  2019

Finalist - BOAA Biennale of Australian Art

Ballarat 2018

Finalist - Lethbridge 10000 small scale Art award 2018

Finalist - Portia Geach 30000 Memorial Award 2018

Finalist - The Cliftons 10000 Art Award 2016



Representations & Press



My Sculpture is featured on this online Gallery http://www.nexusmodernart.com.au/monika-feuerstein.html

One of my Blues paintings was featured on the front page of the tourist magazine "What,s on in Geelong and Surrounds" to promote the Blues Train.


I  was invited for a Radio  Interview with Matt Frederic on the Juke joint PBS to talk about my solo Exhibition “Search for self” 2015


My Art is mentioned on this on line Magazine

http://thehousethatjackiebuilt.com Let,s talk art




I am  featured in this Tennis Australia Advert drawing Roger Federer