Biography

 

Sarina Lirosi is a Melbourne based visual artist whose work explores the relationship between remembrance, loss and desire using diverse visual approaches.

 

Sarina completed a Bachelor of Education in Visual Arts from Melbourne University and a Master of Fine Art from RMIT University. She has been the recipient of a number of grants including a work development grant from the Australia Council. Sarina has had numerous solo exhibitions and has also participated in many group and curated exhibitions including Celebrating the Exquisite Corpse, at the Bendigo Art Gallery; Fictions, at Gippsland Centre for Art & Design presented by Monash University Museum of Art; and Lost & Found at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne. In 2018 and 2019, Sarina's work was selected for a curated exhibition at the Jarvis Dooney Galerie, Berlin Germany.

 

She has been a finalist in many national award exhibitions in Australia, including the Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, National Works on Paper at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and, more recently, a finalist in the 2021 Olive Cotton Portrait Award.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Born

Melbourne, Australia

Education

 

1995 - 1997

 

Master of Fine Art

RMIT University Melbourne, Australia.

1980 - 1983

Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts)

Melbourne University, Australia.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2022

2018

2012

 

2011

2003

2001

1999

1998

1997

1995

Fray, West End Art Space, Melbourne.

ChiaroScuro, West End Art Space, Melbourne.

Forevermore, Mailbox 141, Melbourne.

Ode, Langford120, Melbourne.

Best Before, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.

Frozen, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.

Forme, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

Cutwork, works on paper, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

Get Gorgeous, City Art Public Space Transport Shelters, Melbourne.

The Fourth Wall, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

Paintings, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

 

Selected Group and Award Exhibitions

2021

 

2020

2019

 

 

2018

 

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

 

2009

2008

 

2007

 

2005

 

 

 

2004

2001

2000

 

 

1999

 

1998

 

 

 

1997

 

 

1996

1994

 

Homologies of Hope, West End Art Space online exhibition on Artsy. 

Finalist, Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture, Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW.

Parallel Visions, Museo Italiano, Melbourne for NGV Melbourne Design Week.

Here, Not Now, with Emidio Puglielli at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne.

Postcard Salon, Jarvis Dooney Gallerie, Berlin, Germany.

Poetic Symbol, West End Art Space, Melbourne.

Edgecurated by Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco, Langford120, Melbourne.

Postcard Salon, Jarvis Dooney Gallerie, Berlin Germany.

Room: Scheme 5: GardenYarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne.

All Teeth and Swagger Red Gallery, Melbourne.

TXTa collaborative project with Anat Cossen. Red Gallery, Melbourne.

Intersection. The Art of Motherhood, Red Gallery, Melbourne.

Photo Compedium Australia, curated by Mary Meyer, Spot 81 Gallery Sydney.

Re: The Body 2, Curated by Irene Barberis. Langford120, North Melbourne.

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme Four - Bathroom/LaundryLangford120 Melbourne.

Finalist, Artecycle Art Prize, Incinerator Gallery Melbourne.

Finalist, Darebin La Trobe Art PrizeBundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne.

Fictions, Gippsland Centre for Art & Design presented by Monash University Museum of Art.

Finalist, Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize The Substation Arts Centre, Newport.

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme Two – KitchenLinden Gallery, St Kilda.

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme Three – Living Room, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick.

Parallax, Maroondah Gallery, Ringwood.

Room: A Series of Schemes. Scheme One – BedroomFortyfivedownstairs Melbourne.

Morning Glory, Pain and Death: Politics, Aesthetics and Legalities Conference, ANU, Canberra.

Seeing Red, Maroondah Art Gallery, Ringwood.

?Lost & Found, Immigration Museum Melbourne.

A Matter of Distance, Linden Gallery St Kilda.

Celebrating the Exquisite Corpse, Bendigo Art Gallery Victoria.

Finalist, The Hutchins Art Award, for works on paper, Tasmania.

Finalist, National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

Finalist, Nillumbik Art Award, Eltham Victoria.

Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair,Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne.

DecorArt Linden Gallery St Kilda.

Making Waves, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy.

Overview, Linden Gallery St Kilda.

The Post Postcard Show, Linden Gallery St Kilda.

Selected Works, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy.

Finalist, Nillumbik Art Award, Eltham Victoria.

Strata, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall.

Summer Show 94, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy.

Out West West Space, Footscray.

 

Grants

 

2016

2007

1998           

1985           

City of Yarra, Arts Grant

Moreland City Council Project Grant.

Pat Corrigan Artists Grant.

Craft Board of the Australia Council, Work Development Grant.

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