LORIBELLE SPIROVSKI

Represented Artist

LORIBELLE SPIROVSKI

Represented Artist

Loribelle Spirovski was born in 1990 to a Filipino mother and a Yugoslav father. She lives and works in Sydney Australia.  Her biggest inspiration comes from artists such as Francis Bacon, with his characteristically claustrophobic spatial relationships between figures and their surrounds, David Lynch’s dreamlike surrealism, and Olivier Messiaen’s static musical tones.

Loribelle graduated in 2012 from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales as a Bachelor of Art Education.

Loribelle Spirovski was born in 1990 to a Filipino mother and a Yugoslav father. She lives and works in Sydney Australia.  Her biggest inspiration comes from artists such as Francis Bacon, with his characteristically claustrophobic spatial relationships between figures and their surrounds, David Lynch’s dreamlike surrealism, and Olivier Messiaen’s static musical tones.

ARTIST  STATEMENT

I paint from the interior to recalibrate, to defragment and to liberate. In my practice I have found that portraiture enables me to reflect through the sitter, who becomes a conduit for both their own anxieties, as well as mine. My practice is an attempt to externalise internal conflict, creating a juxtaposition of movement and stillness that forms an unsettling effect, evoking a surreal and dreamlike quality. It is in this dreamlike place that the spectre of mortality emerges, and though my art is often considered ‘dark,’ I believe it is ultimately redemptive as it lays bare an emotional truth.

EDUCATION

2012 Bachelor of Arts – Arts Education, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

EXHIBITIONS

​2018 Untitled, Traffic Jam Galleries, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
2018 Be Still , Guy Hepner Gallery, NYC USA
2018 ANON, Goodspace, Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA
2018 Strangers in a Room, Cambridge Studio Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC AUSTRALIA
2018 Incognito, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA
2018 Five and Under, Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena, CA USA
2018 Meet Your Maker, Metro Gallery, Armadale, VIC AUSTRALIA
2017 Emerging, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Gosford NSW AUSTRALIA
2017 Metro Gallery, Armadale, VIC AUSTRALIA
2017 Practice What You Teach, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA
2017 PROXY, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA
2017 The Other Art Fair Sydney, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA
2016 Untitled, Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay, NSW AUSTRALIA
2016 Summer Show, Metro Gallery, Armadale, VIC AUSTRALIA         ·
2015 Serbian Festival Pop-up Exhibition, Tumbalong Park,  Darling Harbour, NSW AUSTRALIA
2015 Selected works, St James Station, Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA
2015 Practice What You Teach, M2 Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW AUSTRALIA
2014 Take Home Archive, Fundraiser 2014, Archive Space,  Newtown, NSW AUSTRALIA

ART PRIZES

2018 Finalist – Portia Geach Memorial Art Award
2018 Semi Finalist – Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2018 Finalist – Kilgour Art Prize
2018 Finalist – Archibald Prize
2018 Finalist – Collie Art Prize
2018 Finalist – Percival Portrait Prize
2018 Finalist – Bluethumb Art Prize
2018 Finalist – Hunters Hill Art Exhibition
2017 Finalist – Wyndham Art Prize
2017 Winner – Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize
2017 Finalist – ‘Emerging’, Gosford Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Hunters Hill Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award
2017 Finalist – Waverley Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Agendo Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Archibald Prize
2017 Finalist – Mosman Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Gosford Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Portia Geach Memorial Award
2017 Finalist – Hornsby Art Prize
2017 Finalist – 30 x 30 Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Hunters Hill Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Mosman Art Prize
2016 Finalist – St. George Art Awards
2016 Semi Finalist – Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2016 Finalist – Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Bluethumb Art Prize
2016 Finalist – Portia Geach Memorial Award
2016 Finalist – Hornsby Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Muswellbrook Art Prize
2015 Highly Commended – International Women’s Day Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Black Swan Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Portia Geach Memorial Award
2015 Finalist – Kilgour Art Prize (Winner, People’s Choice Award)
2015 Semi-Finalist – Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2015 Finalist – Blacktown Art Prize
2014 Finalist – Portia Geach Memorial Award
2010 Winner – Oxford Art Supplies Drawing Prize

RESIDENCIES

2018 Domremy College, Five dock, Sydney
2017 Fairfield AIR, Fairfield City Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
2017 St. Patrick’s College, Strathfield, Sydney
2016 Fresh AIR – NSW Secondary School Artist in Residence Program – Fairvale, Cabramatta, Merrylands, Sydney High Schools

ILLUSTRATOR/SCRIBE

2017 Beyond Tick Boxes – Symposium, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
2018 Staff Spirituality Day, St Patrick’s College, Sydney

PRESS

2018 “Loribelle Spirovski Uses Art To Understand Her Immigrant Background”, Ignant Magazine – September
2018 “A Room Study – a conversation with Loribelle Spirovski”, Juxtapoz Magazine – July
2018 “The Two of Us”, Good Weekend Magazine – June 16
2018 “Exhibition, ‘Be Still’ By Loribelle Spirovski Now On At Guy Hepner Gallery”, Forbes Magazine – April
2018 “‘Be Still’ Exhibition: Interview with Loribelle Spirovski”, Create Magazine – April
2017 “Claustrophobia, Motels, Memento Mori and Mythical Beasts: A Talk with Loribelle Spirovski”, On Art and Aesthetics – December 21
2017 “Fairfield artist Loribelle Spirovski makes Archibald Prize finals with John Bell portrait”, Daily Telegraph – August 8
2017 “It is pretty mindblowing”, Fairfield Champion – August 4
2017 “Unique artistic opportunity”, Fairfield Champion – June 22
2017 Talking With Painters Podcast – March 31
2017 “Painting Simon”, Australian Artist Magazine – March
2016 “Young Sydney artist wins People’s Choice at Kilgour”, Newcastle Herald – August 12
2016 “Drawn to Personal Subject”, Fairfield Champion – August 10
2015 “Painters finalist in art prize a brush with success”, Fairfield Champion – Sept 29
2015 “Simon Tedeschi faces up to the Archibald Prize again”, Limelight Magazine

 

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