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Heather Kepski

B.A. (UNSW), M.A. with merit (Uni. Syd), Dip. Ed.

I was a cross-cultural psychologist for over 30 years & have travelled extensively. My art is naturally a reflection of and on my life experiences.  I try to challenge the viewer with cross cultural images which are layered and intended to explore stereotypical concepts of socio-political issues.

I try to capture the simple things of life that make our lives manageable during difficult times as well as trying to engage viewers to explore the more complex issues that lie beyond the surface of the paper.  As Degas said “It is not what you see, but what you get others to see.”

My work has gone to private collectors all over Australia and to England, France, Hong Kong and the USA.  My figurative work has attracted a number of commissions and has been purchased by the NSW Government, private collectors in France, USA, England, Hong Kong, NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

Education

2008
Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts, (Syd. Gallery School, TAFE).

More than 12 short courses completed at the National Art School, Charles Sturt University and University of Southern Queensland.

2007
Studied printmaking at SACI in Florence, Italy

Group Exhibitions

Heather has exhibited in more than 100 group exhibitions since 2004. She had her first solo exhibition in 2009 at Marianne Newman Gallery, Crows Nest and her second solo in August 2011.

2016
InVerse, Gosford Regional Gallery
*Inkmasters 2016 Print Exhibition, Cairns
*Bimblebox 153 Birds, Gympie Regional Gallery
*Printed in Australia, SPOT81, Chippendale

2015
Meeting Place, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral
Totem, Fire Station Gallery, Dubbo
Open Bite Printmakers, Gallery 307, Northbridge

2014
Bundeena/Maianbar Arttrail CCB Bank exhibition, Melbourne
Thirteen Ways of Looking, Lavender Bay Gallery

2013
*Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum.
*Directors’ Cut Online Exhibition, Blake Prize.

2012
Vice, Salerno Gallery, Glebe.
*Excavation, Newington Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park

2011
Rabbit Proof Hardware Gallery, Enmore.
*Fremantle Print Awards, Fremantle, WA.
*Transferring the Image, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown.
*Common Threads, Gallery Aloft, Rozelle.
*CPM National Print Awards, Tweed River Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah.

2010
*Beyond the Surface of the Page, Marianne Newman Gallery.
*“She”, Walker Street Gallery, City of Dandenong, Melbourne.

2009
*Labyrinth # 9 squared, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea.
*Waverley Art Prize.
*Glebe Art Show.
*CPM National Print Awards, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah.
*“Postcards from Home”, Promens Gallery, Balmain.

2008
*Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize Exhibition, Croydon.
*Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Exhibition.

* By selection

Prizes

2016
Finalist, Inkmasters 3rd International Biennale

2013
Finalist, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.
Finalist, Waverley Art Prize

2012
Selected for Directors Cut Online exhibition of the Blake Prize.
Shortlisted to be a finalist in Blake Prize.
Finalist, Waverley Art Prize.

2011
Finalist, Fremantle Print Awards.

2010
Finalist, “She”, Walker Street Gallery, Melbourne.

2009
Winner, Nortec Encouragement Award, CPM National Printmaking Awards.

2008
Finalist, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize.
Finalist, Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award.
Winner, Art Scene Award for highest pass in Printmaking,
Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts.
Winner, Sydney Olympic Park Authority Printmaking Residency Award.

2007
Winner, Drawing Prize, Royal Easter Show.
Highly Commended, 2 Printmaking works at Ryde Art Society Exhibition.

2006
Winner Drawing Prize, Ryde Art Society Exhibition.
Winner, Photography Prize, Denistone East Art Show.
Highly commended Printmaking, Royal Easter Show.
Highly commended Printmaking, Ryde Art Society Exhibition.

2004
Winner, Painting Prize MCAAA Art Award.

Galleries/Professional membership

Founding member of the Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail. Member of NAVA & an exhibiting member of the NSW Royal Art Society; past president & exhibition manager of Open Bite Printmakers.

“And the Wind Blew Away our Words”
Woodcut

“Gymea Asylum”
Woodcut

“And the Wind Blew Again”
Woodcut