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Tanja Riese

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Contact

Email:
tanja@dragnet.com.au

Website:
www.tanja-riese.com

 

 

 

 

Artist Statement

I am interested in working  on paper and have explored this using printmaking, drawing and collage. Inspiration for my work is found in the patterns and forms that occur in the natural world as well as those created by human activity. My recent work investigates connection to environment, drawing from tiny objects found on walks.

Biography

Tanja studied Visual Art at Sydney College of the Arts before completing a Graduate Diploma at Canberra School of Art. During extended travels through Europe in the mid and late 1980's she took courses in Experimental Drawing at the Central St. Martins Art School in London and was a guest student at the Fachochschule in Köln.
 Since the early 90’s Tanja has lived and worked on the far south coast of NSW. She is a founding member of the artist run co-operative Spiral Gallery in Bega and has exhibited work regularly since 1985 at galleries in NSW, the ACT and Victoria.
Her work is represented in public and private collections including The Australian National Gallery, Canberra College of Advanced Education and Queen Victoria Museum in Tasmania.

Education

2008    Photopolymer etching with Seraphina Martin
1998    Non Toxic Printing with Keith Howard, ANU, ACT
1990    Experimental Drawing, Central St. Martins, London
1988 - 1989  Graduate Diploma in Art, Canberra Institute of the Arts
1986    Guest student, Fachhochschule Köln, Germany
1984 - 1987  Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

2010    Journey of Arrival, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, NSW
2000    Prints, Amphibia, Tathra NSW        

Selected group exhibitions:
2011     Footprints, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT
            January Exhibition, Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo NSW
2010    Green, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
            Artists of the Far South Coast, Q Gallery, Queenbeyan
            Loupe, Megalo Print Studio Gallery, ACT
2009    Wild Forests, Gallery Bodala, Bodalla NSW
2008    Landscript, Kingstudio, Milton, NSW
            Valley to the Sea - The Concept of Shared Land, Orange Regional Gallery
            Sunprints, Megalo Print Studio Gallery, ACT
            25 x 25, Bega Valley Regional Gallery
            Fragments, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
            In OFF On, Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2007    Valley to the Sea - The Concept of Shared Land, Cowra Regional Art Gallery
            Valley to the Sea - The Concept of Shared Land, The Mechanics Institute, Moruya
            Collage 2, Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo NSW
            Pot of Gold, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
2006    Valley to the Sea - The Concept of Shared Land, Bega Valley Regional Gallery
            Collage, Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo NSW
            Para-ti, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
2005    Home Cooking, Raglan Gallery, Cooma NSW
            Luminessence, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
            The Art Print, The Forest Gallery, Benandarah NSW
            In and out of the Garden, Ivy Hill Gallery, Tanja NSW
2004    Vagination, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
            Serving Suggestions, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
2003    Feast, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
2002    Aragunnu, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
            Five Years On, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
2001    Rain, Hail, Shrine, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
            Flight, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
            Internal, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
2000    Take 7, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Bega NSW
            In the Spirit, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
1999    Banshee, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
            On Solid Ground, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
1998    Quintessence, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
            Reflections of Spirit, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
1997    Spiral Gallery Grand Opening, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
            Women's Art Exhibition, Spiral Gallery, Bega NSW
1996    Gulp, Anca Gallery, Canberra
            A Show of Blue, The Goose is Out, Bega NSW
1995    eX-Static, Old Bega Hospital, Bega NSW
            Aspects, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Bega NSW
            Bega Valley Art Awards, Bega Valley Regional Gallery
1994    Wild Women, Old Bega Hospital, Bega NSW
1993    International Women’s Day Exhibition, Old Bega Hospital, Bega
1992    Women’s Show, Old Bega Hospital, Bega NSW    
1990    Here Comes Everyone, Young Unknowns Gallery, London
1989    100 X 100 Portfolio, exhibited various galleries around Australia
            Nexus, Gorman House, Canberra
            Figure and Face, Jan Jones Contemporary Art, Bowral NSW
            Figure 8, Print Council of Australia Gallery, Melbourne
1988    Bodyprints,  Dorettes Bistro, Canberra    
1987    Australian Lithographers, Intaglio Printmaker, Melbourne
            Two X Twelve; Visionary Phantasies, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
            9 Printmakers, The Wharf Theatre, Sydney    
        
Awards & Grants    
2008    Far South Coast Living Artist Projects scholarship recipient
1995    Bega Valley Art Awards; Best Drawing & Best Local Entry    
    
Collections        
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra College of Advanced Education
Canberra Institute of the Arts
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston, Tas.
Print Council of Australia

Commissions        
Lithograph for the100 X 100 Portfolio

Bibliography    
Jacqueline Williams ‘Nourishing Natural Skills’, Canberra Times, Times2 Feb 19 2010
Jane Sandilands ‘Close to Home’, South Coast Style, Autumn 2010
Mandy Martin “Tanja Riese: Journey of Arrival” Imprint,Vol 44, #4 2009