Biography

 

BIOGRAPHY & ARTIST STATEMENT

Born in London, Annamarie Dzendrowskyj trained as a classical ballet dancer followed by a career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor/Examiner. She holds a BA Hons Degree in Philosophy ( Lancaster University UK) with speciality subjects in existentialism and aesthetics, a BA in Fine Art and a BA Honours Degree in Painting (National Art School, Sydney, Australia). Currently based in London, she travels in search of inspiration.

“If the world were clear, art would not exist” – Albert Camus – The Myth of Sisyphus

Annamarie seeks to examine the indeterminate nature of ‘ways of seeing’ and ‘ways of being’. She explores the ambiguous ‘grey area’ between presence and absence by exploring fleeting moments of a world in constant flux. Moments in time she sees as suggesting a space, rather than defining a space, one that exists between what is seen and unseen, a zone of indiscernablity.

Indiscernable zones and spaces have been at the heart of Annamarie’s life experiences which act as a catalyst for her work, bringing her empirical experience of life underwater to the surface. What is seen underwater is affected by interference – movement, light, weather conditions and in this sense, nothing appears clearly defined. This is reflected in her work which presents the emergence and dissolution of forms and settings in ethereal landscapes.

Employing a process of creation and erasure, concealing and revealing, her work evokes the sense of a netherworld conflating time, place, vision and memory. Exploring the tension between figuration and abstraction, inviting the viewer to challenge their perception of time, place and space.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION
2011      BA Honours in Painting, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
2010      BA in Fine Art, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
1992      BA (Hons) in Independent Studies in Philosophy, Lancaster University, UK
Erasmus European Union Scholarship and Cartmel College Scholarship for
Postgraduate Studies
1986      Central School of Ballet, UK . Surrey County Council Scholarship

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019      The Space Between, BBK Gallery, Oldenburg, Germany
2015      Twilight, Ripley Art Centre, London, UK
2012      Betwixt & Between I, Queensland Centre of Photography, Brisbane, Australia
2012      Dissolve, Artereal Gallery, Sydney, Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019       Anima Mundi, It’s Liquid Group, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice, Italy
[Un] Seen, Arthouse1, London UK
Past & Present Tense, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK
 Arte Laguna Prize Finalist Exhibition, Nappe Arsenale, Venice
Circle Arts Foundation Artist of the Year Finalist Exhibition, France
Black & White Finalist Exhibition, Art Room Gallery, USA
Cityscapes & Landscapes Competition, Finalist Exhibition, Light Space & Time
Art Gallery, USA
2018      Stitched – Cut – Painted, One Paved Court Gallery, London, UK
Fallani Serigraphy & Arte Laguna Prize – ICI (International Cultural Institute)
Magazzino del  Caffè, Venice, Italy
My Muybridge, Kingston Museum, London, UK
Black & White Finalist Exhibition, Art Room Gallery, USA
Landscapes & Cityscapes Finalist Exhibitions, Light Space & Time Gallery, USA
Visually Literate 2, Menier Gallery, London, UK
2017      White Noise, Crypt Gallery, London, UK
Sacred Spaces, SE9 Container Gallery, London, UK
Visually Literate, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK
Landscapes & Cityscapes Finalist Exhibitions, Light Space & Time Gallery, USA
2016      Art Gemini Prize Finalist Exhibition, Asia House Gallery, London, UK
Arte Laguna Prize Finalist Exhibition, Nappe Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Finalist Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Anagrams, Kingston Museum, London, UK
Landscapes & Cityscapes Finalist Exhibitions, Light Space & Time Gallery, USA
2015      Art Gemini Prize Finalist Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, UK
Landscapes Finalist Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, USA
Art: Soul Food, Arte Senza Confini, Milan Expo, Milan, Italy
2014      Art Gemini Prize Finalist Exhibition, TriSpace Gallery, London, UK
Art in Transit, BBK Galerie, Oldenburg, Germany
2013      Sharm El Sheikh Biennale Finalist Exhibition, Le Royal, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Liana Teruzzi Contemporary Art Gallery, Galerij ´T Vaartje, Lissewege, Belgium
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Finalist Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
You’re a Fine Girl, Projectspace WUK, Vienna, Austria
2011      Mosman Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Mosman Gallery, Sydney, Australia
We Love Art, St. Vincent’s Hospital – Charity Auction, Sydney, Australia
Postgraduate Show, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
13, Stairwell Gallery, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
2010       John Olsen Life Drawing Prize Finalist Exhibition, The Chapel, National Art
School, Sydney, Australia
Selected drawings -Project Space, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
Graduate Show, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
2009      On an Island, Selected drawings, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia

PRIZES AND AWARDS
2019      Arte Laguna Prize – Special Prize, Biafarin Honors Award, Venice, Italy
Arte Laguna Prize, Finalist, Venice, Italy
Circle Arts Foundation Artist of the Year Finalist Award, France
Black & White Finalist Exhibition, Honours Award, Art Room Gallery, USA
Cityscapes & Landscapes Competitions,  Special Merit Award & Special
Recognition Certificate, Light Space & Time Art Gallery, USA
2018      Circle Arts Foundation, Quarterly Review, Spring Issue, France.
Black & White, Merit Award, Art Room Gallery, USA
Landscapes & Cityscapes Special Merit Awards & Special Recognition
Certificates, Light Space & Time Gallery, USA
2017      Landscapes & Cityscapes Special Merit Awards & Special Recognition Certificates,
Light Space & Time Gallery, USA
2016      Art Gemini Prize Finalist, London, UK
Arte Laguna Prize, Special Prize, Artist in Residence, Serigraphy Fallani Venezia,
Venice, Italy
Arte Laguna Prize Finalist, Venice, Italy
Anagrams – Judges Choice Award, London, UK
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Finalist, London, UK
Landscapes & Cityscapes Special Merit Award & Special Recognition Certificate,
Light Space & Time Gallery, USA
2015      Art Gemini Prize, 2nd Prize, London, UK
Landscapes, Special Merit Award & Special Recognition Certificate , Light Space
& Time Gallery, USA
2014      Art Gemini Prize Finalist, London, UK
2013      Sharm El Sheikh Biennale Honours Award, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Finalist, London, UK
2012      Art Gallery of New South Wales, Shortlisted for Paris Studio Scholarship, Sydney,
Australia
2011     Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Sydney, Australia
2010      Hospiz Residency Austria, Sydney, Australia
Reg Richardson Travelling Scholarship, Sydney, Australia
St. Vincent’s Hospital Acquisitive Prize, Sydney, Australia
Parkers Fine Art Award, Sydney, Australia
William Fletcher Foundation Award, Sydney, Australia
John Olsen Life Drawing Prize Finalist, Sydney, Australia,
2008     FONAS Art History Prize, Sydney, Australia

COLLECTIONS

ICI Casa (International Cultural Institute) Venice, Italy
Biennale Sharm El Sheikh 2013, Egypt
Reg Richardson Collection, Sydney, Australia
St.Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
National Art School Drawing Archive, Sydney, Australia

RESIDENCIES
2020      The Garage , Bristol, UK – forthcoming
2016       Serigraphy Fallani Venezia, Venice, Italy
2010      Hospiz Residency, St. Christoph, Austria

PRESS
2019      FAD Magazine – Tabish Khan London Art Critic – ‘7 Exhibitions to see in London
this Summer’
2014      Kingston Upon Thames News , London, UK
2012      Sydney Morning Herald-Spectrum, Sydney, Australia

PUBLICATIONS
2019      Un [Seen], Arthouse 1 Gallery, Essay by Jillian Knipe
2019      Arte Laguna Prize Catalogue
2018      Circle Arts Quarterly Review, Spring Issue
2016      Arte Laguna Prize Catalogue, Published by On Demand Editions, ISBN 978-88-
89562-50-5
2015      Arte Senza Confini Catalogue, Published by A&A Digital Print Snc.
2013      Sharm El Sheikh Biennale Catalogue
2012      Queensland Centre of Photography, Catalogue 0152, Essay by Paul Adair