ABOUT

STARR

'STARR CONVEYS A VIGOROUS NEW WAVE SENSIBILITY ...'

'... PAINTERLY PANACHE WITH POP ATTITUDE' 

MARIE R PAGANO (GALLERY AND STUDIO MAGAZINE NEW YORK)

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, including an exclusive permanent display in the foyer of La Nouvelle Eve, Paris. 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 is 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.”

EDUCATION

1990 - 1994

Bachelor of Visual Art – Fine Art – Queensland College of Art (Griffith University)– Queensland

AWARDS

Finalist

Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award – 2016 and 2017

Finalist

Brisbane Rotary Art Prize – 2015, 2016 and 2017

Winner

Art 57 Sydney – 2011

Finalist

Tattersall’s Landscape Prize – 2009

EXHIBITIONS

2018

Solo | Red Hill Gallery – QLD

Solo | La Nouvelle Eve – Paris, France

2017

Solo | Pop-up Exhibition ‘Fleur’ – Red Hill Gallery – QLD

Ceramics Launch – ‘I Heart The Stars’ – QLD

2016

Solo | Red Hill Gallery - QLD

2015

Solo | Pop Up – Red Hill Gallery - QLD

2014

Solo | ‘Wanderlust’ Red Hill Gallery – QLD

Group Exhibition | Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW

Solo | Framed Gallery – Darwin NT

2013

Solo | Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW

Solo | Tosari Art Gallery – Toowoomba QLD

2012

Group Exhibition | Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW

Solo | Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW

Solo | Red Hill Gallery – QLD

2011

Urban Passion, Group Exhibition | Traffic Jam Gallery – Neutral Bay NSW

Spectacle and Observer, Group Exhibition | Traffic Jam Gallery – Neutral Bay NSW

Solo | Fusion Fine Art Gallery – Perth WA

Solo | Tosari Art Gallery – Toowoomba QLD

2010

Solo | Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2009

Solo | Framed Gallery – Darwin NT

Group Exhibition | Moulton Gallery – Gold Coast QLD

Solo | Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2008

Solo | Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2007

Group Exhibition | Infusion Gallery – Los Angeles USA

Group Exhibition | Framed Gallery – Darwin NT

Solo | Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2006

Group Exhibition | ‘Australian Style’ – Galerie Dauphin Singapore

Group Exhibition | Agora Gallery – New York USA

Solo | Framed Gallery Darwin NT

Solo | Emporium Gallery Brisbane

Group Exhibition | ‘Postcards from the Edge’ – New York USA

2005

Solo | Galerie Dauphin – Singapore

Solo | Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

Group Exhibition | Lynne Wilton Gallery - Melbourne

‘Checkers’ Group | Framed Gallery – Darwin NT

Judge/Featured Artist | Nundah Art Prize – Brisbane+

2004

Solo | Galerie Dauphin – Singapore

Group Exhibition | Agora Gallery – New York USA

Solo | Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2003

Solo | ‘I Can Be Colourful’ – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

Group Exhibition | True Blue  – Framed Gallery – Darwin

2002

‘Designing Women’ – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

‘Introduction Down Under’ – Galerie Dauphin – Singapore (featuring Judith Laws and Rex Backhaus-Smith)

Solo | ‘Standing on a Beach’ – Cool-Art Gallery – Sunshine Coast

2001

‘Emerging Artists’ – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane (featuring John Beeman, Colley Whisson, Richard Bogusz )

‘In the Garden’ – Starfish Gallery – Woody Point

1999

Pop Art Exhibition – Universal Bar/Restaurant – Brisbane

1998

Group Exhibition | Metro Art Space – Brisbane

RESIDENCIES

May 2006

Darwin, NT

June 2007

Kangaroo Valley, NSW

CORPORATE COMMISSIONS

CSIRO (Canberra)

Department of Transport (Qld)    

 

Xerox (Qld) – West End Offices Brisbane 

Security Mailing (Sydney and Brisbane)  

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’

© 2019  STARR FINE ART | IMAGES MAY NOT BE DUPLICATED WITHOUT PERMISSION

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