Conchita Carambano

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CONCHITA

BORN 1961 Stuttgart, Germany to Spanish Parents

STUDIES
1979 Completed NSW Higher School Certificate
1981 Completed Fine Arts Course, School of Arts Sydney School of Arts
1982 Completed Graduate Course – Fine Arts
1983-84 Completed Post-Graduate Course – Fine Arts

Background
1969 Family migrated to Australia

The source of Conchita Carambano’s new work of large format paintings comes from an unrelenting passion and love of interaction with canvas.

The technique is more refined after 25 years as a mid career artist working with both canvas and paper mediums. The progress of the work is not determined by time as her painting schedule may take up 16 hours on any day. The colours, texture and content of her paintings have proven over time to be most intuitive, which explains her success with commissioned works including the national Canberra Library.

Conchita’s work has consolidated with her solid reputation as an established, collectible artist. The series depicts an emergence of less abstracted works with small elements of the figurative, which is unlike any of her previous painting. Her work creates a strongly individual interpretation of her natural surroundings and experiences.

Viewing her work is both absorbing and complex. The work is composed of layers, mixed medium detail, and subtleties of colour, light and  form.

 

GROUP EXHIBITION
Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Seaforth
Bonython Meadmore, Darlinghurst
The Rocks Gallery Argyle Centre, The Rocks
Eaglehawke, Glebe
Istral , Woollahra
Old Baker’s Gallery, Sydney
SOHO Gallery, Sydney
Quadrivium, Sydney
Art Images, Adelaide
Mahoneys Gallery, Melbourne
Gallery 482, QLD
Holdsworth gallery, Darlinghurst
Gallery 368, Crows Nest
Salmon Gallery, McMahons Point
Manyang Gallery, Mt Eliza Melbourne

 

SOLO EXHIBITION
Gallery One, Petersham
Holdsworth Gallery, Darlinghurst
Bonython Meadmore, Darlinghurst
The Rocks Gallery, Argyle Centre, The Rocks
Native Gallery, Woollahra
Eaglehawke, Glebe
Istral, Woollahra
Art Gallery Ethel Street, Seaforth
Hester Gallery, Newtown
Gallery 368, Crows Nest
Boccoctnos,  Avalon
Salmon Gallery, McMahons Point
Art-Frame, Double Bay
Mahoneys, Melbourne
Art Images, Adelaide
SOHO Galleries, Sydney

 

COLLECTIONS
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Duxton Hotel Melbourne
Macquarie Town Windsor
Camden Awards 1991
Camden  Award 2001
David Jones Sydney
Veritas Corporation
David Jones South Australia
BMC Software
Duxton Hotel Sydney
Sheriton Noosa Day Spa
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Western Hotel Taipei Taiwan
Sheriton Hotel Darling Harbour
105 Pitt Street Sydney
Blessington Judd Solicitors Sydney
Sheriton Hotel Puong China
Bangkok Hotel

 

COMMISSIONS
NATIONAL LIBRARY, CANBERRA
Hayman Island Resort
Walker Corporation
ANA HOTEL, SYDNEY
ROYAL NORTH SHORE HOSPITAL
REGENT HOTEL, SYDNEY
MERIDIAN HOTEL, SYDNEY
WALKER CORPORATION
WENTWORTH HOTEL
BOND STREET APARTMENTS
FLINDERS APARTMENTS
MOSMAN MEDICAL CENTRE
Flinders Apartments
Stanford on Kent Hotel
Bennelong Apartments & Penthouse
St John of God Private Hospital Perth
Celsius at the Radisson Hotel Sydney
Kingston Apartments Canberra
Hunt & Hunt Lawyers
St Vincents Hospital
Berlie Bra Company
Marriott Sydney
Quay West
Maccau Resort China

 

AWARDS
1987            HIGHLY COMMENDED, CAMDEN ART PRIZE
1988            OPEN SECTION WINNER, CAMDEN ART PRIZE
1990            ACQUITISITIVE AWARD, HAWKESBURY CITY COUNCIL
1991            WINNER CAMDEN ART PRIZE
1991            COMMENDED, DMAS AWARD
1992            HIGHLY COMMENDED, HAWKESBURY CITY COUNCIL
1992            HIGHLY COMMENDED, DMAS AWARD
1993            HIGHLY COMMENDED, HUNTERS HILL COUNCIL
1994            HIGHLY COMMENDED, HUNTERS FULL COUNCIL
1998            HIGHLY COMMENDED, CAMDEN ART PRIZE
2002           Highly Commended Camden Art Prize

 

PUBLICATIONS
Australia Interior  Vol 17 no 13
New South Wales Gallery  1999
THE SYDNEY WEEKLY, JAN27-FEB2 1998
INSTYLE MAGAZINE, FEB 1988
LOOK MAGAZINE, NSW ART GALLERY MAGAZINE, 1999
ART IN AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE, 1999

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Xmas TVH Exhibition 2012

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