STARR

“My paintings are my ultimate fairy tale splashed across the canvas, capturing my freedom and passion as an artist in the brightest and boldest colours imaginable” - STARR.

Imbued with a sense of youthful innocence through her energetic pops of colour, Starr caresses the canvas with her fluid brushstrokes. Her style compliments the warmth and fervour of the people and places that she represents in her works, along with her own restless passion. With a focus on the subtle interplay of light and movement, Starr’s works are created with a sense of immediacy, encouraging the viewer to recognise the importance of every moment. Her work incorporates elements of inter-textuality, creating oblique layers of meaning.

 

An incurable romantic, Starr cites love as one of her greatest inspirations. Whether it is iconic cityscapes such as the Eiffel Tower, the ballet, or the fluidity of the female form, this is a recurring theme throughout all her work. She also draws upon her love of the whimsical and the fantastical, intertwining fairytale elements with modern technology and

sci-fi pop art references.

Art Work

STARR - Sydney Harbour  120cm x 60 cm.jp

Sydney Harbour

Size: 120cm x 60 cm

 

STARR - Paris opera ballerina in peach 1

Paris Opera Ballerina in Peach

Size: 1 m x 1 m

 

A Colourful Life

Size: 60 cm x 50 cm

 

STARR - Mysterious green fairy 1mt squar

Mysterious Green Fairy

Size: 1 m x 1 m

 

If You're a Bird I am a Bird

Size: 60 cm x 50 cm

 

STARR - If your a bird I am a bird 50cm

STARR's Biography

Starr is a contemporary Australian fine artist. After graduating from the Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1996, her career has gone from strength to strength ever since. Her work has been exhibited and collected in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States, including an exclusive permanent display in La Nouvelle Eve, Paris. Her unique style is linked with the Expressionist movement, but with a modern twist.

Awards

 

Finalist – Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award – 2016 to 2019

Finalist – Brisbane Rotary Art Prize 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019

Winner – Art 57 Sydney 2011

Finalist – Tattersall’s Landscape Prize 2009

 

 

Exhibitions

 

2019 – Solo – ‘London vs. Paris’ – Moulton Galleries - NSW

 

2018 – Solo – Red Hill Gallery – QLD

2018 – Solo - La Nouvelle Eve – Paris, France

 

2017 – Solo Pop-up Exhibition ‘Fleur’ – Red Hill Gallery – QLD

2017 – Ceramics Launch – ‘I Heart The Stars’ – QLD

 

2016 – Solo – Red Hill Gallery - QLD

 

2015 – Solo – Pop Up – Red Hill Gallery - QLD

 

2014 – Solo – ‘Wanderlust’ Red Hill Gallery – QLD

2014 – Group Exhibition – Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW

2014 – Solo – Framed Gallery – Darwin NT

 

2013 – SOLO – Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW

2013 – SOLO – Tosari Art Gallery – Toowoomba QLD

 

2012 – Group Exhibition – Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW

2012 – SOLO – Traffic Jam Galleries – NSW

2012 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – QLD

2011 – Urban Passion - Group Exhibition – Traffic Jam Gallery – Neutral Bay NSW

2011 – SOLO – Fusion Fine Art Gallery – Perth WA

2011 – SOLO – Tosari Art Gallery – Toowoomba QLD

 

2010 - SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

 

2009 – SOLO – Framed Gallery – Darwin NT

2009 – Group Exhibition – Moulton Gallery – Gold Coast QLD

2009 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

 

2008 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

 

2007 – Group Exhibition – Infusion Gallery - Los Angeles USA

2007 – Group Exhibition – Framed Gallery – Darwin NT

2007 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

 

2006 – Group Exhibition – ‘Australian Style’ – Galerie Dauphin Singapore

2006 – Group Exhibition – Agora Gallery – New York USA

2006 – SOLO – Framed Gallery Darwin NT

2006 – SOLO – Emporium Gallery Brisbane

2006 – Group Exhibition - ‘Postcards from the Edge’ – New York USA

 

2005 – SOLO – Galerie Dauphin – Singapore

2005 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2005 – Group – Lynne Wilton Gallery - Melbourne

2005 – ‘Checkers’ Group – Framed Gallery – Darwin NT

2005 – Judge/Featured Artist – Nundah Art Prize – Brisbane+

 

2004 – SOLO – Galerie Dauphin – Singapore

2004 – Group Exhibition – Agora Gallery – New York USA

2004 – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

 

2003 – ‘I Can Be Colourful’ – SOLO – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2003 – True Blue (group exhibition) – Framed Gallery – Darwin

 

2002 – ‘Designing Women’ – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane

2002 – ‘Introduction Down Under’ – Galerie Dauphin – Singapore (featuring Judith Laws and Rex Backhaus-Smith)

2002 – ‘Standing on a Beach’ – Solo Exhibition – Cool-Art Gallery – Sunshine Coast

 

2001 – ‘Emerging Artists’ – Red Hill Gallery – Brisbane – (featuring John Beeman, Colley Whisson, Richard Bogusz )

2001 – ‘In the Garden’ – Starfish Gallery – Woody Point

 

1999 – Pop Art Exhibition – Universal Bar/Restaurant – Brisbane

 

1998 – Group exhibition at Metro Art Space – Brisbane

 

 

Residencies

 

Darwin NT – May 2006

Kangaroo Valley NSW – June 2007

Artist in Residence – Royal Caribbean Cruises - 2015

 

 

Corporate Commissions

 

CSIRO (Canberra)

Department of Transport (Qld)    

 

Xerox (Qld) – West End Offices Brisbane 

Security Mailing (Sydney and Brisbane)  

Conoco Phillips (NT)

 

Specially commissioned works for book and CD covers:

‘Introduction to Marketing’ (Dann and Dann) 2005 John Wiley and sons Australia

‘Consumer Behaviour’ (Solomon, Dann, Dann, Bennett) 2006 Pearson Publisher 

‘Gypsy’ CD Cover – Phil Lewis – La Guns USA

 

Wine labels for Vinex P/L for use on the ‘Two Souls’ range of wines exported to the USA.

Nak Hair Products – Campaign centred on Starr’s self portrait titled ‘Not all There’