Artist Profile

I am a Melbourne, Australia based Artist


Primarily working in Oils, my art is  figurative realism with a hint  of surrealism.

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 in a metaphoric visual sense and express the rhythm and beat of life.

The viewer may relate to them in their own way with their interpretations.




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

2012 - painting portraits" with Artist Andrew Forsythe

2011 - painting workshop with  Artist Andrew Forsythe

2010 - two short courses “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

2002 – 2006  Courses in Drawing and pastel Mount Street, Glen Waverley

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

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 - The Cliftons Art Award 2016

Finalist - BOAA Biennale of Australian Art

Ballarat 2018


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