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By Marisa Veerman

Medium: Embroidered photography on canvas

Year Completed: 2022

Size: 110cm by 110cm

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About the Artist

Marisa Veerman

Bio

Marissa Veerman is a Brisbane based fine artist working in the areas of photography and textiles. Forging a career as a textile visual merchandiser in fabric boutiques across the state, Marisa was well known for her creative expertise in sculpting theatrical pieces on mannequins using pins and fabric alone.

An emerging force in the art world, Marissa has now established a unique space through the creation of mixed media photographic works that are embellished with fine embroidery and beading. Using carefully staged and costumed models, Veerman utilises light and long-exposure times to effect a melancholic and ethereal beauty, transcendent of time and place.

Imbued with a delicate sensibility, Marissa’s works explore a creative space that exists between fragility and strength; between childhood innocence and vulnerability.

 

Prizes

2019     

Rotary Art Spectacular Prize, Brisbane Winner, Best Mixed Media, Overall - Highly Commended

2016     

Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Highly Commended & People’s Choice Winner, Lethbridge          

Solo Exhibitions

2022     

‘The Land of Sonder’, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2021     

‘Eunoia’, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2020     

‘Human Kind’, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2018     

‘Quietude’, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2017     

Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

 

Finalist

2022     

Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

Ravenswood Women's Art Prize, Finalist

2021     

Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award

Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Finalist

2020     

Clayton Utz Art Prize
Brisbane Portrait Prize

Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2019     

Brisbane Portrait Prize, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane

Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2017     

Clayton Utz Art Award, Riparian Plaza, Brisbane

Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2016     

Clayton Utz Art Award, Riparian Plaza, Brisbane

2015     

Kennedy Art Prize, Adelaide


Group Exhibitions

2022     

Interconnected Group Exhibition, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, NERAM Museum, Armidale

2021     

‘Home’ Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2020     

Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba

2019     

Group Exhibition, CODA Gallery, Palm Desert, California

2018     

Lethbridge Gallery Artist Showcase, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

‘Florence’, AK Bellinger Gallery, Inverell

SDA International Exhibition in Print, Family Matters, Paseo Del Sol, Santa Fe

Frankie Good Stuff Awards, Art and Illustration category, Australia

Downlands Art Exhibition, Toowoomba

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