Antonia Perricone-Mrljak

Antonia Perricone-Mrljak

Artist Profile

Biography

For Antonia Perricone-Mrljak, there is memory in mark-making. Her daily practice cycles through ideas of connection, liberation and identity upon the painted surface. The repetition of mark-making gives order to Perricone-Mrljak’s process, which is concerned with myriad layered emotional and cultural ideas. It is a cycle of recollection that refines her creative output, providing it with depth and intention. In this way, Perricone-Mrljak’s works become a palimpsest of personal experience and growth. This mode of communication is instinctive for the artist and invites the viewer to connect with her work and reflect on their own experiences. Although highly personal, this effect is so closely interwoven with the repetition of mark making that the viewer is also able to access and draw comparisons to their own memories and experiences: marks built by memory, expressive and layered records that trace the line of the emotional landscape.

In her most recent exhibition, Harvest Day Night, Perricone-Mrljak traces the line of her mark-making in a rich narrative of harvest. Like her practice, harvest is tied to repetition and process; the paintings in this body of work clearly delineate the passage of time and labour. In colour, works move from day to night, interspersed with rich verdant compositions – the harvest. Upon the canvas, Perricone-Mrljak’s emphatic line-making speak to the labour and repetition that leads to growth. For the artist, the harvest is a heady metaphor, not only of growth, but of process and memory. Ancient practices passed down through generations and personal journeys through life – in each there is a necessary balance between the light and the dark, as well as the rhythm of ongoing movement and labor. The harvest is a historical and universal act of survival.

Antonia Perricone-Mrljak graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 2018. Since which, the artist’s profile has continued to build. Most recently, in 2021, the artist was named a finalist in both the Paddington Art Prize and the Waverly Art Prize. In 2019 she undertook a major performance-based painting installation at Sydney Contemporary. Her work is widely collected in corporate and private collections across Australia.

For Antonia Perricone-Mrljak, there is memory in mark-making. Her daily practice cycles through ideas of connection, liberation and identity upon the painted surface. The repetition of mark-making gives order to Perricone-Mrljak’s process, which is concerned with myriad layered emotional and cultural ideas. It is a cycle of recollection that refines her creative output, providing it with depth and intention. In this way, Perricone-Mrljak’s works become a palimpsest of personal experience and growth. This mode of communication is instinctive for the artist and invites the viewer to connect with her work and reflect on their own experiences. Although highly personal, this effect is so closely interwoven with the repetition of mark making that the viewer is also able to access and draw comparisons to their own memories and experiences: marks built by memory, expressive and layered records that trace the line of the emotional landscape.

In her most recent exhibition, Harvest Day Night, Perricone-Mrljak traces the line of her mark-making in a rich narrative of harvest. Like her practice, harvest is tied to repetition and process; the paintings in this body of work clearly delineate the passage of time and labour. In colour, works move from day to night, interspersed with rich verdant compositions – the harvest. Upon the canvas, Perricone-Mrljak’s emphatic line-making speak to the labour and repetition that leads to growth. For the artist, the harvest is a heady metaphor, not only of growth, but of process and memory. Ancient practices passed down through generations and personal journeys through life – in each there is a necessary balance between the light and the dark, as well as the rhythm of ongoing movement and labor. The harvest is a historical and universal act of survival.

Antonia Perricone-Mrljak graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 2018. Since which, the artist’s profile has continued to build. Most recently, in 2021, the artist was named a finalist in both the Paddington Art Prize and the Waverly Art Prize. In 2019 she undertook a major performance-based painting installation at Sydney Contemporary. Her work is widely collected in corporate and private collections across Australia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 Ferragosto, Nanda Hobbs, Sydney
2021 On this island, James Makin
2021 Tradition, Becker Minty
2020 Ground, NandaHobbs
2019 Wrong way go back, Becker Minty
2018 W hotel, Brisbane
2018 Meeting Place, Becker Minty
2017 From the Body, Becker Minty
2017 Gift, Becker Minty
2016 Jealous of the weasel, Kit and Ace
2016 Dwell, Sheffer Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Auckland Art Fair, FHE Gallery, Auckland
2022 Art for Education, Te Kworo Foundation
2022 Paddington Art Prize, finalist exhibition
2022 Glimmer II, FHE Galleries, Auckland
2022 Mutual Exchange, Melbourne Design Week, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2022 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2021 Small Works Salon, Nanda Hobbs, Sydney
2021 Blue, Nanda Hobbs
2021 Align, Ninety Three Bourke
2021 Tunnel, Becker Minty
2020/21/22 Summer New (annual), James Makin
2020 Spring, Nanda Hobbs
2020 Omega Ensemble, NandaHobbs
2019 Align in Silence, Sydney Contemporary
2018 Clyde&Co. Art Award
2018 HOME, Imprint House Precinct 55
2018 New Language, Paris
2018 Too Much, Sydney
2018 Movers and Shapers, Yellow Box, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
2018 Prescence, Curatorial+Co.
2017 Cross Gallery Bundaberg
2017 New Talent, Robin Gibson Gallery
2017 Landshape, Curatorial+Co. Sheffer Gallery
2016 Graduation Show, Sydney College of the Arts
2016 Paper, Curatorial+Co.
2015 Small Spaces Gallery
2014 Hunters Hill, Finalist
2012 Fingerprints, Global Galleries
2012 Collective, Downing Street Center
2012 Goat In A Boat, Lane Cove Art Gallery
2012 Gosford Regional Gallery, Finalist
2011 Print Making, See St. Gallery, Finalist
2011 Gosford Regional Gallery Show, Finalist
2011 Northbridge Gallery, Finalist
2011 Botanical Garden Series, TAFE, Finalist
2011 See St. Gallery Group Show (x2)
2010 St Ignatius Riverview Art Show
2010 See St. Gallery Group Show (x3)
2009 See St. Gallery Group Show (x3)
2009 St Ignatius Riverview Art Show
2008 Lane Cove Art Show
2008 St Ignatius Riverview Art Show

AWARDS/PRIZES

2022 Paddington Art Prize finalist
2021 Paddington Art Prize finalist
2021 Waverley Art Prize finalist
2013 Residency award, Olympic Park Authority for Distinction in Painting
2012 Gosford Regional Gallery, Finalist
2010 1st Prize, Abstraction, See St. Gallery Show
2009 1st Prize, Sculpture, See St. Gallery Show

ARTWORKS

  • About the Strange Unwashed and Happily Slightly DazedAntonia Perricone-Mrljak About the Strange Unwashed and Happily Slightly Dazed 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on concrete 43 x 33 cm $3,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Even When I was a Child I always KnewAntonia Perricone-Mrljak Even When I was a Child I always Knew 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on concrete 42.5 x 33 cm

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  • As Clear as DayAntonia Perricone-Mrljak As Clear as Day 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on concrete 62.5 x 52.5 cm $4,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Open UpAntonia Perricone-Mrljak Open Up 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on concrete 61 x 52 cm $4,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • In Between You and MeAntonia Perricone-Mrljak In Between You and Me 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on concrete 43.5 x 33.5 cm $3,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Family TreeAntonia Perricone-Mrljak Family Tree 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on concrete 43.5 x 33.5 cm $3,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • I was Standing the LightAntonia Perricone-Mrljak I was Standing the Light 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on Belgium linen 115 x 104.5 cm $8,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • If Only for the NightAntonia Perricone-Mrljak If Only for the Night 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on Belgium linen 115 x 104.5 cm $8,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Daughter of Soil and RainAntonia Perricone-Mrljak Daughter of Soil and Rain 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on Belgium linen 140 x 124.5 cm $11,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Hold her TogetherAntonia Perricone-Mrljak Hold her Together 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on Belgium linen 140 x 124.5 cm $11,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • The Night and Moon Echoes Above in the DarkAntonia Perricone-Mrljak The Night and Moon Echoes Above in the Dark 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on Belgium linen 140 x 124.5 cm $11,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • It Starts When You're AroundAntonia Perricone-Mrljak It Starts When You're Around 2022 oil crayon, acrylic on Belgium linen 140 x 124.5 cm $11,000.00 ENQUIRE →

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