Her canvases are immersive, engaging the viewer both physically and emotionally – allowing an escape into a world of fantasy, opulence and the sublime – offering sanctuaries for the self.

Painting by Miranda Skoczek at NKN Gallery

BIO

Born in Melbourne in 1977, Miranda Skoczek is an Australian artist who graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2004. She has exhibited her painting’s internationally, as well as throughout Australia in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

She unashamedly delights in creating pictures that are joyous and celebratory, and has attracted attention for paintings that focus on pure process, blurring the lines between representation, abstraction, design and the painterly. ‘I’ve grown up in an image–saturated society and I enjoy placing disparate imagery and iconography together in a harmonious, and hopefully, beautiful way. Having travelled extensively, my engagement with different culture’s, most notably ancient ones, has manifested in a practice which borrows from the history of image making.’ Coupled with an awareness of high fashion, and a penchant for glossy International magazines, Skoczek brings together historical references, and the ‘Now’ with more quiet, intuitive mark making, revelling in the tensions they create.

Places experienced, and those imagined, softly rendered marks accompany bold and graphic shapes. Her canvases are immersive, engaging the viewer both physically and emotionally – allowing an escape into a world of fantasy, opulence and the sublime – offering sanctuaries for the self.

Skoczek’s practice has seen paintings acquired by numerous local and International collectors, Artbank, and countless sell out shows in her more than 10 years as an exhibiting artist. Most recently included in Vogue Living’s New Generation – as some of today’s brightest crop of design, art and architecture. Miranda lives in Melbourne with her young son Harper Atticus.

 

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EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts-Painting, Victorian College of the Arts

Diploma of Visual Art-Painting, Victoria University of Technology

Diploma of Applied Arts and Graphic Design, Canberra Institute of Technology

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

Constructed Reality, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2013

Historical Panorama, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2012

Spirit Garden, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

Unicorns and Alchemy, Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney

2011

Animal Fantastical, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2009

Patterns of Knowledge, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

Rhythm and Memory, Gilligan Grant Gallery, Melbourne

2008

The Beautiful and the Good, Gilligan Grant Gallery, Melbourne

2005

Recent Paintings, Alafia, Melbourne

2004

Seeking, Seeing, Finding, Intrude Gallery, Melbourne

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013

Gorman Choose your own Adventure , Gorman ‘The Galleries’ Sydney

True Self – Jacky Winter Group, Melbourne

2012

The Design Files Open House, Melbourne

Christmas Show, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

True Self – Jacky Winter Group, Melbourne

2010   

Christmas Show, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Melbourne

Director’s Selection, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne

2009 

Recent Works, Harrison Galleries, Sydney.

Smoking Guns, The Cat Street Gallery. Hong Kong

2008

Christmas Show, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

New Artists 2008, Gilligan Grant Gallery, Melbourne

2007               

Troop 2007 to 2008, Gilligan Grant Gallery, Melbourne

2006  

New Artists, Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, Victoria

2005

The Chandelier Show, ’Ladner & Fell Gallery, Melbourne

2004    

Graduation Show, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery,Melbourne

2002  

Proud, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery,Melbourne

Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne.

2001 

VUT Graduate Show, Span Gallery, Melbourne

Senini Prize Exhibition, McLelland Gallery, Victoria

 

PRESS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013

Next Generation, by Annemarie Kiely, Vogue Living

2012   

Art Watch, Review by Prue Gibson, Australian Art Review.

2011 

Art 101 by Leta Keens, Inside Out Magazine.

2009

Editor’s Choice, Patricia Anderson, Australian Art Review, Issue 20.

Art Events, Vogue Living, May/June 09

Art Watch, review by Deputy Editor Lisa Thomas, Home Beautiful.

Domain Arts by Kerrie O’Brien, The Age Newspaper.

2008

Around the Galleries, review by Megan Backhouse, The Age Newspaper

Sightlines, review by Frances Johnson, The Age Newspaper.

 

Artist Profiles, by Janice McCulloch, Art Almanac, May edition,

 

Domain Arts by Kerrie O’Brien, The Age Newspaper.

COLLECTIONS

Artbank

Crown Metropol, Crown Hotel, Melbourne

Collection of the Mater Hospital, Brisbane

Brian Tucker Collection, Brisbane