Larissa Blake
Larissa Blake

Larissa Blake creates vibrant and energetic works inspired by the everyday, her love of travel and interiors.

After graduating from the University of Canberra she moved to Sydney where she worked in magazine publishing and various other creative industries before committing full-time to her art practice.

She has been a professional artist for 15 years and is a highly sought after teacher. In 2011 Larissa moved back to her hometown of Orange, N.S.W. to set up her dream studio – a converted industrial shed on the slopes of Mt. Canobolas.

Her work references the domestic and feminine domains in a celebratory context, using an exuberant, joyful, uplifting colour palette.

Biography

1973 Born in Orange, NSW, Australia
2007 Master class at the National Art School, Sydney
2006 Highly Commended Northbridge Art Prize
2005 Winner of the McCafe Aquisitive Prize and Packers prize,
Aspects Art Show Goondiwindi, Qld
Ayers Rock and outback Australian painting tour
Travelled through Thailand and Cambodia
2004 Painting Towards Abstraction, National Art School
2003 Travelled to Vietnam and Singapore
2003-7 Tutor, Mitchell School of Arts, Bathurst, NSW
2004-7 Teacher, Northbridge School of Visual Arts, Sydney
2001 European painting tour based in London
2001 Highly Commended BX Archies Portrait Prize, Bathurst, NSW
1999 Paddington Art School, Sydney
1997 Travelled to Europe
1992-1994 Bachelor of Arts in Communications, University of Canberra
1991 Travelled to Japan
1990 High School Certificate 3 unit art major work top 1% NSW

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Good Eddy, Orange.
2012 ‘Sydney NewYork Return’ Art2muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney.
2009 Recent work, Susan Holmwood, Woollahra, Sydney.
2008 ‘Abstracts’ Liquidity, Rozelle, Sydney.
2007 Recent work, Emporium Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
2006 ‘Hot in the City’ Lanterne, Darlinghurst, Sydney.
2005 ‘Vietnam’ The Moree Gallery, Moree.
2004 ‘Journey’ The Weswal Gallery, Tamworth.
‘Eclectic’ Studio 28, Paddington, Sydney.
2003 Recent work, Savage, Darlinghurst, Sydney.
2002 Recent work, Everything Shows, Orange.
2001 ‘Europe’ Klassroom, Surry Hills, Sydney.
‘Postcards’ Everything Shows, Orange.

Selected Group Shows

2014 Pop art Collective, Orange.
‘Interiors’ Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane.
‘India’ the Moree Gallery, Moree.
2013 Art Alfresco, The Orange Regional Gallery.
2012 ‘New York City’ Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane.
Recent work, Gallery V, Chatswood, Sydney.
2011 Recent work, The Moree Gallery, Moree.
Orange Regional Gallery @ The Bondi Pavillion, Sydney.
2010 ‘China’ The Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane.
Recent work, Susan Holmwood, Woollahra, Sydney.
Orange regional Gallery @ The Bondi Pavillion, Sydney.
Recent work, Kenna Hall Group Show, Orange.
2009 Recent work, Art2muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney.
Art Alfresco, The Orange Regional Gallery.
2007 Recent work, The Sunset Gallery, Port Macquarie.
Recent work, Green Lane, Orange.
Recent work, Gallery 307, Northbridge, Sydney.
Art Alfresco, The Orange Regional Gallery.
2006 Recent work, The Cherry Shed Gallery, Orange.
2005 Recent work, Emporium Gallery, Brisbane.
‘Rustic Renaissance’ The Cherry Shed Gallery, Orange.
2002 Recent work, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth.

Awards

2012 Highly Commended Northbridge Art Prize.
Highly Commended Fire and Ice Frost Festival, Orange.
2010 Highly Commended North Sydney Art Prize.

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