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Riss

Based in Tivoli, Queensland, Australia

Education:

Master Research Management & Commercialisation at Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Graduate Certificate Art Authentication at University of Melbourne, Australia
Graduate Certificate Academic Practice at Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Bachelor of Visual Arts
at University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Ass/ Diploma Applied Science Horticulture at University of Queensland, Australia
Cert IV Project Management at Australian Institute of Management, QLD & NT, Australia
Cert IV Training & Assessing (TAA40104) at TAFE QUEENSLAND, Australia

Memberships:
2019+ Arts Connect Ipswich Inc, Queensland, Australia
2018+ National Association of Visual Artists (NAVA), Aust.
2018+ Flying Arts Alliance Inc, Queensland, Australia
2009+ Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

Grants & Awards:
2020- Artists+ Material Grant recipient, Visual AIDS, New York, NY, USA

2002- Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Grant Bursary recipient, Cooloola Shire Council, Gympie (McGregor Summer School 2003 – egg tempera master-class with International artist-in-residence Willi Gilli, Germany)

2002-McGregor Bursary Grant recipient, McGregor Summer Schools 2003, USQ, Toowoomba (egg tempera masterclass with International artist-in-residence Willi Gilli, Germany)

2001-Hugh Child Memorial Award, Visual Arts – Academic Performance, University of Southern Queensland

Exhibitions:
2020- Postcards From The Edge 2020, Group Fundraiser Exhibition, Visual AIDS, Bortolami Gallery, Tribeca, NYC

2019-Off the Wall Group Exhibition, ArtsConnect Inc, Ipswich Community Art Gallery, Ipswich, Queensland

2019-Faith Group Exhibition, ArtsConnect Inc, Ipswich Community Art Gallery, Ipswich, Queensland

2019-Mellow Yellow Group Exhibition, ARTtime and Drawing Point Gallery & Studio, Ipswich, Queensland

2018-Ipswich Art Awards Exhibition, Ipswich Festival, St. Paul’s Church Hall, Ipswich, Queensland

2002-Kenilworth Arts Festival Exhibition, Kenilworth Public Hall, Queensland

2000-Zeitgeist, Graduarts, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

2000-USQ Student Guild Art Exhibition, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland

1999-Works in Progress, Arts Foyer Gallery, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland

1999-Cent$less, Art [email protected] Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland

1999-3rd Artist’s Books & Multiples Fair, School of Arts, Brisbane, Queensland

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My creative interests explore colour, techniques, sustainability and spirituality while reflecting a serendipitous journey of responding to and capturing a hope and faith in living a full life with impact, purpose and meaning, ...despite all odds.

Since 1992, the creative act of making and engaging in visual arts practice has intuitively been my self-therapy and salutogenic coping mechanism for dealing with diagnosis trauma. Whether shared publicly or privately, my artworks burst with colour and movement, and aim to impart positivity, hope and faith... lifting one from the subfuse of daily life.

In 2017, I resumed sharing my creative works publicly with renewed association with various artist organisations and groups providing increasing opportunity to participate and exhibit both locally and more recently abroad. Recipient of a recent 2020 international artist materials grant will provide practical support in continuing to create and share my artworks with others.