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MATILDA MICHELL

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ABOUT MATILDA MICHELL

Matilda Michell’s painting practice is a testament to her lifelong love of classical painting.
Her work is a beautiful blend of traditional techniques and contemporary sensibilities, with modern subjects often introduced into the traditional still life context.
Michell’s manipulation of classical compositional rules and juxtaposition of subjects that ‘clash’ in some way is both daring and masterful, resulting in a balance of ‘new’ and ‘old’ elements that is both refreshing and grounded in tradition.
Her work is a testament to her skill as an artist, with each painting taking on a life of its own through her layering process that creates a sense of depth and atmosphere.
Michell’s ability to prioritize composition, balance, harmony and sentiment above strictly accurate observation is what sets her apart from other artists working today.

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CV

Currently lives and works in NSW

1982 Born in Canberra, ACT
2005 Bachelor of Arts (Media Arts and Production) University of Technology, Sydney
2005 Bachelor of International Studies University of Technology, Sydney
2008 Bachelor of Fine Art National Art School, Sydney


Teaching
Matilda has 13 years teaching experience having taught at Art Est Art School Leichhardt,
Brookvale Art School, Lane Cove Art Society, PLC Sydney (year 11 and 12 program) and done
various live painting demonstrations.

Solo Exhibitions
2022 Three Women, Project Gallery 90, Sydney
2018 Homecoming, Art2muse Gallery, Sydney
2018 Matilda Michell and Gria Shead, A.K. Bellinger Gallery, Inverell
2016 Regret and other paintings, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
2015 Still Life, A-M Gallery, Sydney
2014 In Company, Matilda Michell and Nicole Kelly, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
Selected Group Exhibitions (last 8 years)
2023 Bare, Project 90 Gallery, Sydney
2023 Shucked, Project 90 Gallery, Sydney
2023 KAAF Art Prize, Sydney
2022 Landscape, Purple Noon Gallery Gallery, NSW
2022 Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW
2022 Sunday Salon July/August Collection, Melbourne
2022 30 x 30, Project 90 Gallery, Sydney
2022 Glebe Art Prize, The Tramsheds, Sydney
2022 Percival Portrait Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2022 July/August Collection, Sunday Salon, Victoria
2022 Still LIfe, Michael Reid Southern Highlands
2021 Percival Portrait Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2021 Portia Geach Portrait Prize, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2021 Naked and Nude, Manning Regional Gallery
2021 Still LIfe, Grainger Gallery, Canberra
2021 Limbs, Jerico Contemporary, Sydney
2021 Land, Sea and Sky, Grainger Gallery, Canberra
2020 Percival Portrait Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2020 Portia Geach Portrait Prize, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2020 Southern Buoy Studios Portrait Prize, SBS Gallery, Victoria
2019 Rick Amor Self- Portrait Prize, Montsalvat Arts Centre
2019 Portia Geach Portrait Prize, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2019 Glebe Art Prize, The Tramsheds, Sydney
2019 Hornsby Art Prize, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Sydney
2019 Woof Art Prize, Art Est Gallery, Sydney
2019 Greenway Art Prize, Art Est Gallery, Sydney
2019 Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW
2019 Lethbridge 20 000 Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2019 Moreton Bay Art Award, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Queensland
2019 Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Woolahra Art School, Sydney
2018 Mosman Art Prize, Glen Eira Gallery, Victoria
2018 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney
2018 AME Bale Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2018 Pirtek Still-life Prize, Bowral Art Gallery, Lismore
2018 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore
2018 Percival Portrait Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2017 Portia Geach Portrait Prize, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2017 Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2017 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Perth
2017 Manning Art Prize ‘Naked and Nude’, Taree, NSW
2017 Portia Geach Portrait Prize, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2017 Bellinger Gallery Christmas Exhibitiom, Bellinger Gallery, Inverell
2017 EUTICK Memorial Still Life Award, Project Contemporary Artspace, Woollongong
2017 Home@735 Invitational, Home@735 Gallery, Sydney
2017 Woof, Art Est Gallery, Sydney
2016 Portia Geach Portrait Prize, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2016 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney
2016 Fletcher Foundation 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Aartamon Galleries, Sydney
2016 Guilty Pleasures, The Old Rum Store, Sydney
2016 Stanthorpe Arts Festival, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
2016 ‘Drawing Now’ Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle
2016 Percival Portrait Painting Prize, Townsville Regional Gallery
2016 Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Queensland
2016 Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Award, Brisbane
2015 12 years of the Waterhouse Art Prize Retrospective, National Archives, Canberra
2015 Blacktown Art Prize, Sydney
2015 Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Sydney
2015 KAAF Art Prize, Sydney
2015 Portia Geach Portrait Prize, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2015 Manning Art Prize ‘Naked and Nude’, Taree, NSW
2015 Kogarah Art Prize, Sydney
2015 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2015 Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers Gallery, Queensland
2015 Cossack Art Awards, Cossack Gallery, WA
2015 Brisbane Art Prize, Lightspace Venue, Queensland
2015 Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
2015 Glebe Art Prize, Sydney
2015 Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney
2015 Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Award, Brisbane


Residencies and Awards
2022 Recipient of a William Fletcher Foundation development grant
2019 Painting Prize winner, Glebe Art Prize, Sydney
2019 Highly Commended, Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
2017 Highly Commended, Greenway Art Prize, Sydney
2017 Joint winner, Glebe Art Prize, Sydney
2015 Painting Prize winner, Glebe Art Prize, Sydney
2015 Drawing Prize winner, Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
2009 Overall winner in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum
2008 Recipient of the Pata Paris Studio Residency Award
2008 Winner of the Third Year National Art School Prize for Art History and Theory
2008 Recipient of a William Fletcher Foundation Grant
2008 Highly Commended in the John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing
2008 Highly Commended in the Arthur Le Gay Brereton Draftsmanship Award
2006 Winner of the First Year National Art School Prize for Art History and Theory


Collections
South Australian Musuem
Private Collections

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