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'Starr conveys a vigorous New Wave sensibility..'

'... painterly panache with pop attitude'

Marie R. Pagano (Gallery and Studio magazine New York)

Biography

Starr is a contemporary Australian fine artist.

Graduating from the Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1996, her
career has gone from strength to strength ever since. Her work has been
exhibited and collected in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States.
Her unique style is linked with the Expressionist movement, but with a
modern twist.

Imbued with a sense of youthful innocence through her energetic pops of
colour, Starr caresses the canvas with her fluid brushstrokes. Her style
compliments the warmth and fervour of the people and places that she
represents in her works, along with her own restless passion. With a focus
on the subtle interplay of light and movement, Starr’s works are created
with a sense of immediacy, encouraging the viewer to recognise the
importance of every moment. Her work incorporates elements of
inter-textuality, creating oblique layers of meaning.

An incurable romantic, Starr cites love as one of her greatest
inspirations. Whether it be iconic cityscapes such as the Eiffel Tower, the
ballet, or the fluidity of the female form, this is a recurring theme
throughout all her work. She also draws upon her love of the whimsical and
the fantastical, intertwining fairytale elements with modern technology and
sci-fi pop art references. This is evident in her recurrent Alice in
Wonderland series, where the central female character journeys through an
ever-changing utopia, while struggling to hold on to her traditional
values.

“My paintings are my ultimate fairy tale splashed across the canvas,
capturing my freedom and passion as an artist in the brightest
and boldest colours imaginable.”

 

 

Exhibitions

2016 - Solo - Red Hill Gallery - QLD

2015 - Solo- Pop-Up - Red Hill Gallery - QLD

2014 – Solo – ‘Wanderlust’ Red Hill Gallery – QLD
2014 – Group Exhibition – Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW
2014 – Solo – Framed Gallery – Darwin NT

2013 – SOLO – Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW
2013 – SOLO – Tosari Art Gallery – Toowoomba QLD

2012 – Group Exhibition – Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW
2012 – SOLO – Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW
2012 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – QLD

2011 – Urban Passion - Group Exhibition – Traffic Jam Gallery – Neutral Bay NSW
2011 – Spectacle and Observer - Group Exhibition – Traffic Jam Gallery – Neutral Bay NSW
2011 – SOLO – Fusion Fine Art Gallery – Perth WA
2011 – SOLO – Tosari Art Gallery – Toowoomba QLD

2010 - SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2009 – SOLO – Framed Gallery – Darwin NT
2009 – Group Exhibition – Moulton Gallery – Gold Coast QLD
2009 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2008 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2007 – Group Exhibition – Infusion Gallery - Los Angeles USA
2007 – Group Exhibition – Framed Gallery – Darwin NT
2007 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2006 – Group Exhibition – ‘Australian Style’ – Galerie Dauphin Singapore
2006 – Group Exhibition – Agora Gallery – New York USA
2006 – SOLO – Framed Gallery Darwin NT
2006 – SOLO – Emporium Gallery Brisbane
2006 – Group Exhibition - ‘Postcards from the Edge’ – New York USA

2005 – SOLO – Galerie Dauphin – Singapore
2005 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane
2005 – Group – Lynne Wilton Gallery - Melbourne
2005 – ‘Checkers’ Group – Framed Gallery – Darwin NT
2005 – Judge/Featured Artist – Nundah Art Prize – Brisbane+

2004 – SOLO – Galerie Dauphin – Singapore
2004 – Group Exhibition – Agora Gallery – New York USA
2004 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2003 – ‘I Can Be Colourful’ – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane
2003 – True Blue (group exhibition) – Framed Gallery – Darwin

2002 – ‘Designing Women’ – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane
2002 – ‘Introduction Down Under’ – Galerie Dauphin – Singapore (featuring Judith Laws and Rex Backhaus-Smith)
2002 – ‘Standing on a Beach’ – Solo Exhibition – Cool-Art Gallery – Sunshine Coast

2001 – ‘Emerging Artists’ – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane – (featuring John Beeman, Colley Whisson, Richard Bogusz and others)
2001 – ‘In the Garden’ – Starfish Gallery – Woody Point

1999 – Pop Art Exhibition – Universal Bar/Restaurant – Brisbane

1998 – Group exhibition at Metro Art Space – Brisbane

 

Education

1990- 1994 Bachelor of Visual Art – Fine Art – Griffith University – Queensland

Awards

Finalist - Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award - 2016
Finalist – Brisbane Rotary Art Prize 2015, 2016
Winner – Art 57 Sydney 2011
Finalist – Tattersall’s Landscape Prize 2009

 

Residencies

Darwin NT – May 2006
Kangaroo Valley NSW – June 2007

 

Corporate Commissions

CSIRO (Canberra)
Department of Transport (Qld)    

Xerox (Qld) – West End Offices Brisbane 
Security Mailing (Sydney and Brisbane)  
CMT and Mitlan (Qld) 
Conoco Phillips (NT)

Limited Edition Prints for Xenor Pty Ltd   (four prints commissioned for Australia wide release)

Specially commissioned works for book and CD covers:
‘Introduction to Marketing’ (Dann and Dann) 2005 John Wiley and sons Australia
‘Consumer Behaviour’ (Solomon, Dann, Dann, Bennett) 2006 Pearson Publisher 
‘Gypsy’ CD Cover – Phil Lewis – La Guns USA

Wine labels for Vinex P/L for use on the ‘Two Souls’ range of wines exported to the USA.
Nak Hair Products – Campaign centred on Starr’s self portrait titled ‘Not all There’



 

 

 
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