Cornelia Burless

Henriette

Aubrey

Riley

Goat

Pink Cow

Magenta Cow

Emma And Abigail

Pearl

Hope

Oona and Olivia

Mildred

Moira

Doris

Esther

Two (because we love)

George

CORNELIA BURLESS

1969 Born Nuremburg, Germany

Education

1996 Griffith University, Queensland BA (Hons)

Artist Statement

My work tends to be based around recurring themes, which reflects fragmented memories of images from the present and the past.
My series centered on children are about fleeting, unresolved recollections and conflicting experiences in childhood, difficult to articulate in language. Childhood stories, nostalgic images, fables, the rawness of children’s feelings are all there, jumbled. Painting however allows for the unresolved and contradictory to be expressed in a way language cannot. The idealization of rural living that is rural living seen through rose-colored glasses is the inspiration for the cow series. While my still-life series is another look into the past, a re-imaging of the still- life tradition and its symbolism.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2008‘Aunts and other places’ Artereal Gallery, Sydney
2005‘Selected Works’ Cape Gallery, Byron Bay
2004‘Exposed’ Barebones Gallery, Bangalow

Group Exhibitions

2016Artist’s Choice – A Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2015Precious Things Come In Small Parcels, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2014Miniatures – A Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, QLD
2013Four of the Best, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012Affordable Art Fair, New York
2012Affordable Art Fair, London
2012Affordable Art Fair, Brussels
2012The Full Spectrum, Byron Bay NSW
20118 Days Before Christmas Our Artists’ Special Christnas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2011Prometheus Art Award, Gold Coast Qld
2010Christmas Portrait Show Anthea Polson Art , Qld
2010‘Once Upon A Time’ Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay NSW
2010First Anniversary Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2009Prometheus Art Award, Gold Coast Qld
200940 x 40 Special First Christmas Show Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach, Qld
2009‘Day Of The Dead’ Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW
2009‘Trinity’ Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby NSW
2008‘The Sublime Equine’ Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney
2007‘And The Brightness Begins’ Cape Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW
2007‘Off the Wall’ Art Sydney
2007‘Eleven’ Harrison Gallery, Sydney
2007‘Off the Wall’ Art Melbourne
2006‘Relationships Australia’ Lismore Regional Gallery
2005Cape Gallery, Byron Bay
2005Barebones Gallery, Bangalow
2004Cape Gallery, Byron Bay
2004Barebones Gallery, Bangalow

Collections

Gold Coast University Hospital, Qld.  Private Collections throughout the U.S.A, Europe and Australia

Awards

2011Finalist – Prometheus Art Award, Qld
2009Finalist – Prometheus Art Award, Qld

Publications

Discover The Art Of Northern Rivers, Courrier Mail 1 January 2010
In Retrospect 10 – Featured Artist – Annual Publication, Retrospect Gallery 2009
Cornelia Burless, Heartbeat, issue 124 March 2009
The Art of Food,’Belle Magazine, pp 139-144, Oct/Nov issue
Byron Art Diary 2008, True Art& Media
Fair is fare, The Art Life, 03 December 2007

 

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