CLAUDIA DAMICHI is an Australian artist currently living and working in Sydney.
Her painting practice is a fusion of two streams - Her ARTWALLS, which involves working directly onto walls (both outdoor or public spaces) are informed by her more intimately scaled paintings on canvas.
Within both streams of her work, Claudia is essentially focused on the effects of colour and pattern and how they ‘charge’ a space, be it real or imagined.
Her colour ques come from artists such as Josef Albers and Bridget Riley, which she synthesises into a contemporary dialogue through a reviewed relationship to current architecture and industrial design.
Claudia has exhibited in over 40 solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas. She has most recently participated in institutional exhibitions such as In Bloom, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria and Domestic Bliss, Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne. She has been shortlisted for the Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Art Award and has been a finalist for the Helen Lempriere Scholarship three times.
She has received numerous grants and awards such as an Australia Council New Work Grant , The Ian Potter Foundation Grant and AGNSW Moya Dyring Studio Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris. Her work is held in collections such as Artbank, The Gold Coast City Gallery and the University of Sydney Union Collection.
She has had her work reviewed and featured in publications such as Time Out London, Australian Art Collector, Art Monthly Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, Belle magazine, Marie Claire Lifestyle and Vogue Living Australia.