Leah Mariani

Leah  Mariani
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Biography:

Leah Mariani is a Melbourne based figurative artist, producing prints, paintings, drawings and collage. She is inspired by fashion photography, portraiture and pattern making and explores relationships and childhood memories.

Leah completed her Certificate IV in Visual Arts in 2013 and recently completed her Diploma in Visual Arts.   She has been shortlisted for the 2016 ‘She’ competition, 2015 Flanagan Art Prize, Lethbridge 10,000 Small-Scale Art Prize three years in a row, the 2013 Agendo Award and the 2011 Metro Award.  In 2013, Leah won the Yen Magazine Female Artist Award.

Résumé:

Education
Present   Graduate Certificate of Visual Arts at VCA
2016       Diploma Visual Arts, Box Hill Institute, Melbourne
2013       Certificate IV Visual Arts, Centre Adult Education, Melbourne

1998       Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne

Solo exhibitions

2018       Curiouser & Curiouser, Steps Gallery, Carlton VIC
2016       I Like Pretty Things, Melbourne City Library, VIC
2015       Cut from the Same Cloth, Richmond Town Hall, VIC
2014       Cut from the Same Cloth, Red Gallery, Fitzroy North, VIC
2014       Cut from the Same Cloth, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2012       Present Yourself, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC

Selected group exhibitions

2016       Icons Uncovered, No Vacancy Gallery QV, Melbourne VIC
2016       Joined & Jumbled, Beth Hulme Gallery, North Fitzroy, VIC
2016       She, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, VIC
2015       Annual show, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2015       Gippsland Print Award, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC
2015       Contemporary Arts Society Annual Exhibition, Richmond, VIC
2015       Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat, VIC
2015       Affordable Art Under $2,000, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, VIC
2015       Colour Box Launch Show, Melbourne, VIC
2015       T-anything, Firestation Print Studio, Armadale, VIC
2015       Girlhood, Union Club Hotel, Fitzroy, VIC
2015       Summer II, Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn, VIC
2014       ARC Biennial Drawing Price, Yinnar, VIC
2014       Lethbridge 10000 Small-Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2014       Cambridge Studio Portrait Prize, Collingwood, VIC
2014       40X40 Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2013       69Fifiteen, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2013       Agendo, St Heliers Street Gallery, The Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, VIC
2013       Rob McNamara Exhibition, Collingwood Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
2013       Yen Art Award, Gaffa, Sydney, NSW
2013       Lethbridge 10000 Smale-Scall Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2013       Emerging Artist Exhibition, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne
2013       CPM National Print Awards, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW
2013       Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, VIC
2012       The Secret Life of Space, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2012       Young & Free, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne, VIC
2012       Rob McNamara Exhibition, Collingwood Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
2012       Lethbridge 10000 Small-Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2012       After Image, Firestation Print Studio, Armadale, VIC
2012       Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Hawthorn Town Hall, Hawthorn, VIC
2012       40X40 Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2012       Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, VIC
2011       Transformation, Box Hill Community Art Centre, Box Hill, VIC
2011       Metro Art Award, Metro Gallery, Armadale, VIC
2010      Student Exhibition, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

In the press

2016       Sanghamitra Das, 'What Makes an Artist: Leah Mariani and Her Take on Fashion', Bluethumb blog
2015       Sharmane Rabusa, 'CBS Member Interview with Leah Mariani', Colour Box Studio
2015       Simone Murcutt, 'Leah Mariani: I like pretty things', Desktop Magazine online
2014       Karina Lowndes, 'Leah Mariani Cut From the Same Cloth', Yen magazine online
2013       Annie Sebel, 'Leah Mariani', Yen magazine, Issue 64
2012       Sally Spalding, 'Craft your Surrey Hills Winner', Port Phillip Leader
2011       'Art Nod May be Rich Reward for Accountant', Mooney Valley Leader

Awards

2018       Finalist - Lethbridge 10000 Small-Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, QLD
2018       Finalist - Contemporary Art Awards 2018.
2017       Finalist - OBI Art Prize, Maleny Community Centre, QLD
2016       Hornsby Art Prize, Finalist, Wallarobba NSW
2014       Best Work on Paper, Albert Park Collage Art Show
2013       Yen Female Art Award, Gaffa, Sydney
2011       Best Oil Painting, Albert Park Collage Art Show

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Impressions - a celebration of Printmaking
Manyung Gallery Malvern
18 August - 3 September, 2017
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End of Year Group Exhibition
Manyung Gallery Malvern
8 December - 24 December, 2016
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Affordable Art Fair Singapore
18 – 20 November 2016, F1 Pit Building
18 November - 20 November, 2016
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Affordable Art Under $2,000
Manyung Gallery Malvern
9 July - 2 August, 2015
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