Marble moon, 2018
Silver strokes, 2017
Studio photo
Curiouser and curiouser...

Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass

Felicity Grabkowski embraces a range of media from charcoal and oil paint to recycled detritus; shifting from figurative to abstract terrain. Interested in a multi-disciplinary approach, she embraces experimentation across digital and traditional mediums; underpinned by her desire to inscribe the fleeting and ephemeral.

Felicity’s painting practice epitomises a preoccupation with expressive, biomorphic mark-making, arising from a sensory response to landscape. Flecks of studio and garden detritus interlace with traditional painting media in layered, colourful works which hold a sense of flux.

 

Broader material investigations focus on the fusion of natural and artificial elements, with an emphasis on recycled materials, and new technology. Works explore the possibilities of contemporary painting; branching out to photography, digital drawing, scanography and sculpture. 

A fascination with art and ecology led Felicity to study design and landscape architecture prior to completing a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours at RMIT School of Art in 2019. Primarily concerned with the capacity of abstract painting to capture a sense of immersion within landscape, Felicity draws inspiration from her Yarra Valley-based studio and untamed garden.

Tangled detail of Bygones be Bygones (see earlier post)..
Messy process
Pastel forest, 2016

Education

 

2019        

Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours - School of Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) 

 

2016 - 2018

Bachelor of Fine Art with Distinction - RMIT

 

2006 - 2009

Master of Architecture / Master of Landscape Architecture double degree - The University of Adelaide 

2004 - 2008

Study within Associate Degree in Visual Art course, Adelaide Central School of Art (evening drawing classes towards Bachelor)

Bachelor of Design Studies - The University of Adelaide         

Exhibitions

 

2021

Solo exhibition, 1 December onwards, Emergence, The Alpine Hotel, Warburton, Yarra Valley

 

2020

Solo exhibition, 28 Feb-15 March, Entangled, Neon Parlour, Melbourne

2019

Group exhibition: Flesh, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne CBD

Group exhibition: 'Seen & Heard', RMIT Sustainability Space, Melbourne CBD

Group exhibition: 'Portrait', Brunswick St Gallery, Brunswick

Solo exhibition: 'Undulations', Arts Centre, Warburton, Victoria

2017

Hoot Review literary magazine (online), Issue 62, USA (July 2017) - artwork accompanying poem, 'Nothing of Consequence' by Rosemary Jones

2015

Solo exhibition: 'Feathered Femmes', End of the Line Festival, Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, Victoria

RAW Canberra – Merge showcase, ACT 

 

2014

Finalist, Inaugural Adelaide Parklands Art Prize, Festival Centre, South Australia

 

2013

Our Garden Suburb exhibition, M16 Artspace, Canberra, ACT

In Our Nature exhibition, Kaori Gallery, Canberra City Framing Gallery, ACT (in collaboration with Gemma Bonshek Kane (ceramicist) 

2015

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