Annalisa Ferraris

Annalisa Ferraris

Artist Profile

Biography

Ferraris’ iconic pools are portrayed against minimalist architecture, influenced by some of Australia’s most accomplished architects. Punctuated by deep shadows that cut and divide her scenes, Ferraris provides her imagery with a sculpture-like presence.

In this body of work Ferraris has transitioned to oil on polyester, drawing out the deep tones and rich colours that she idiosyncratically pairs with soft pastels and hazy skylines – spaces we wish we could inhabit. Looking at the psychology of the swimming pool and its significance in Australian culture, Ferarris dream-like, empty swimming pools are at once intriguing and eerie, begging audiences to question what lies beneath the
surface.

Annalisa Ferraris has completed BA of Fine Arts, National Art School in Sydney (2010); BFA Honours, National Art School, Sydney (2011); Central Saint Martins Summer School in London (2014)

Ferraris’ iconic pools are portrayed against minimalist architecture, influenced by some of Australia’s most accomplished architects. Punctuated by deep shadows that cut and divide her scenes, Ferraris provides her imagery with a sculpture-like presence.

In this body of work Ferraris has transitioned to oil on polyester, drawing out the deep tones and rich colours that she idiosyncratically pairs with soft pastels and hazy skylines – spaces we wish we could inhabit. Looking at the psychology of the swimming pool and its significance in Australian culture, Ferarris dream-like, empty swimming pools are at once intriguing and eerie, begging audiences to question what lies beneath the
surface.

Annalisa Ferraris has completed BA of Fine Arts, National Art School in Sydney (2010); BFA Honours, National Art School, Sydney (2011); Central Saint Martins Summer School in London (2014)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Caught the Darkness, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2019 China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2019 RUSSH Magazine Artist in Residence, Sydney
2018 The SLOW Hotel, Canggu, Bali
2017 Ellery Gallery, Sydney
2017 China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2015 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
2014 Walcha Gallery of Art

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 Primaveral, Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane
2020 Online Exhibition, China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2019 Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2019 Finalist exhibition, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Wollongong
2019 Works on Paper Group Exhibition, China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2018 Mosman Art Prize Finalists Exhibition
2018 Paddington Art Prize Finalists Exhibition
2018 Paddington Art Prize Finalists Exhibition
2017 Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists Exhibition
2017 Mosman Art Prize Finalists Exhibition
2017 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
2017 Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2017 Raglan Gallery (courtesy of Defiance Gallery), Sydney
2016 Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2016 Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2016 Mosman Art Prize Finalists Exhibition
2016 China Heights Galley, Sydney
2016 Walcha Gallery of Art
2015 Ambush Gallery, Sydney
2015 Mils Gallery, Sydney
2015 China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2015 Brett Whitley Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists Exhibition
2014 Walcha Gallery of Art

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES/GRANTS
2021 Finalist Paddington Art Prize
2021 Finalist Ravenswood Art Prize
2019 Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
2019 Artist Residency Umbi Gumbi- Cuttagee Bermagui
2019 RUSSH Magazine, Exhibitions Abroad
2018 Finalist in The Paddington Art Prize
2018 Artist Resideny The Slow- Canguu, Bali
2018 Finalist in The Mosman Art Prize
2017 Finalist in The Mosman Art Prize
2017 China Cill Rialiag, Ireland
2017 Finalist in The Brett Whitley Travelling Artists Scholarship
2016 Finalist in The Mosman Art Prize
2015 Finalist in The Brett Whitley Travelling Artists Scholarship
2014 Central Saint Martins, London
2014 Defiance Gallery, Kealton Plains, Cooma

ARTWORKS

  • From the steps at the shallow endAnnalisa Ferraris From the steps at the shallow end 2021 oil on polyester 61 x 91cm

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  • Lemon skies & long shadowsAnnalisa Ferraris Lemon skies & long shadows 2021 oil on polyester 61 x 91cm

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  • A pool for George Reeves (Finalist in Waverley Woollahra Art Prize 2021)Annalisa Ferraris A pool for George Reeves (Finalist in Waverley Woollahra Art Prize 2021) 2021 oil on polyester 120 x 83cm

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  • Green inset with pink (faded) squareAnnalisa Ferraris Green inset with pink (faded) square 2021 oil on board 80 x 120cm $5,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • A corner in Paris IIAnnalisa Ferraris A corner in Paris II 2021 Acrylic and oil on board 120 x 80cm $5,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • From the Balcony at Nonno’s Whale BeachAnnalisa Ferraris From the Balcony at Nonno’s Whale Beach 2019 oil on board 42 x 61cm $2,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Water Garden for Cressida CampbellAnnalisa Ferraris Water Garden for Cressida Campbell 2019 oil on board 60 x 80cm $3,400.00 ENQUIRE →

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