Annalisa Ferraris

Annalisa Ferraris

Artist Profile

Biography

Annalisa Ferraris continues to push her hard edge minimalist background, developing and refining her practice through an exploration of the intersecting aspects of familiarity and imagination. Ferraris creates spaces that feel familiar, yet exotic, reminiscent of travel and places once visited, dreamt of returning to, and longed to experience. Her work is less about a particular subject and more about a feeling. Where her previous work has been discussed in formal terms – her idiosyncratic hard lines and pastel colour plains – formal construction increasingly takes a backseat in her practice and instead acts as a conduit for something entirely cerebral and emotive. Features Ferraris’ signature empty swimming pools and architectural divisions of the painted surface, the artist leaves it up to the viewer to construct a sense of place and memory. The artist’s work transports its viewer to somewhere else.

Annalisa Ferraris (Sydney) graduated from the National Art School in 2011 and attended Central Saint Martins Summer School in London in 2014, since which her career has flourished, featuring regularly in major Australian art prizes, and design publications. Ferraris has been included in the Mosman Prize (finalist 2022, 2017 and 2016), The Paddington Art Prize (2021, 2018), and the Ravenswood Womens’ Art Prize (2021). Ferraris has also received significant editorial coverage from publications including RUSSH Magazine, The Design Files, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and The Financial Review. Ferraris will make her major art fair debut with James Makin Gallery in 2022 at Sydney Contemporary.

Annalisa Ferraris continues to push her hard edge minimalist background, developing and refining her practice through an exploration of the intersecting aspects of familiarity and imagination. Ferraris creates spaces that feel familiar, yet exotic, reminiscent of travel and places once visited, dreamt of returning to, and longed to experience. Her work is less about a particular subject and more about a feeling. Where her previous work has been discussed in formal terms – her idiosyncratic hard lines and pastel colour plains – formal construction increasingly takes a backseat in her practice and instead acts as a conduit for something entirely cerebral and emotive. Features Ferraris’ signature empty swimming pools and architectural divisions of the painted surface, the artist leaves it up to the viewer to construct a sense of place and memory. The artist’s work transports its viewer to somewhere else.

Annalisa Ferraris (Sydney) graduated from the National Art School in 2011 and attended Central Saint Martins Summer School in London in 2014, since which her career has flourished, featuring regularly in major Australian art prizes, and design publications. Ferraris has been included in the Mosman Prize (finalist 2022, 2017 and 2016), The Paddington Art Prize (2021, 2018), and the Ravenswood Womens’ Art Prize (2021). Ferraris has also received significant editorial coverage from publications including RUSSH Magazine, The Design Files, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and The Financial Review. Ferraris will make her major art fair debut with James Makin Gallery in 2022 at Sydney Contemporary.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 New Dawn, James Makin Gallery
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 Pools, China Heights
2015 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
2014 Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2021 Finalists Exhibition, Ravenswood Womens Art Prize
2021 Incognito Art Show
2021 Finalists Exhibition, Waverly Woolahra Art Prize
2021 Finalists Exhibition, Paddington Art Prize
2021 Twenty, Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane
2021 Sydney Contemporary, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2021 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
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, Walcha
2014 Kind of Gallery, Sydney
2012 Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha
2011 National Art School Post Graduate Show, Sydney
2011 Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha
2010 National Art School Graduate Show, Sydney

AWARDS/PRIZES

2022 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
2021 Finalist Ravenswood Womens Art Prize
2021 Finalist Paddington Art Prize
2021 Finalist Rosewood Prize Finalist
2021 Finalist Waverly Woolahra Art Prize
2019 Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
2019 RUSSH Magazine, Exhibitions Abroad
2018 Finalist in The Paddington Art Prize
2018 Finalist in The Mosman Art Prize
2017 Finalist in The Mosman Art Prize
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

ARTISTS RESIDENCIES

2021 Assembly Label Artist in Residence, Sydney
2021 Kealton Plains, Cooma
2019 Artist Residency Umbi Gumbi- Cuttagee Bermagui
2018 Artist Residency The Slow- Canguu, Bali
2017 Cill Rialiag, Ireland
2014 Central Saint Martins, London
2014 Kealton Plains, Cooma, courtesy of Defiance Gallery

ARTWORKS

  • Minimalism & butter yellow skiesAnnalisa Ferraris Minimalism & butter yellow skies 2022 Acrylic on polyester 152 x 102 cm $6,600.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Deep red & empty poolAnnalisa Ferraris Deep red & empty pool 2022 Acrylic on polyester 152 x 102 cm $6,600.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Pool IIAnnalisa Ferraris Pool II 2022 Acrylic and oil on polyester 150 x 150 cm $7,600.00 ENQUIRE →
  • The lodgeAnnalisa Ferraris The lodge 2022 Acrylic and oil on polyester 152 x 102 cm $6,600.00 ENQUIRE →

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