Annamarie Dzendrowskyj trained as a classical ballet dancer followed by a career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor/Examiner. She holds a BA Hons Degree in Philosophy (Lancaster University UK) - speciality subjects in existentialism and aesthetics, a BA in Fine... Read More
Annamarie Dzendrowskyj trained as a classical ballet dancer followed by a career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor/Examiner. She holds a BA Hons Degree in Philosophy (Lancaster University UK) - speciality subjects in existentialism and aesthetics, a BA in Fine Art and BA Honours Degree in Painting (National Art School, Sydney, Australia). Based in London, she travels in search of new inspiration.
Dzendrowskyj seeks to examine the indeterminate nature of 'ways of seeing' and 'being'. She realizes the ambiguous ‘grey area’ by exploring fleeting moments of a world in constant flux. These moments in time she sees as suggesting a space, rather than defining a space, one that exists between what is seen and unseen, a zone of indiscernablity.
Indiscernable zones are at the heart of Dzendrowskyj's life experience, acting as a catalyst for her work. Following 12 yrs as a scuba diving instructor, she brings her empirical experience of the underwater environment to the surface. What is seen underwater is affected by interference - by water movement, light and weather conditions and in this sense, nothing appears clearly defined. This is reflected in her work which presents the emergence and dissolution of forms and settings in ethereal landscapes.
Offering the viewer an experience of the unsettled, a subtle sensory disorientation and dislocation. Employing a process of creation and erasure, concealing and revealing, her work evokes the sense of a netherworld that conflates time, place, vision and memory. Exploring the tension between figuration and abstraction, this invites the viewer to challenge their perception of time, place and space.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, nominated for & received a number of art prizes and is held in public and private collections. Selected CV follows:
SOLO EXHIBITIONS2015 Twilight, Ripley Art Centre, London, UK2012 Betwixt & Between I, Queensland Centre of Photography, Brisbane, AustraliaDissolve, Artereal Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaSELECTED PRIZES & NOMINATIONS2018 Circle Arts Foundation Review, Spring Issue, FranceLandscapes & Cityscapes Special Merit & Special Recognition, Light Space & Time, Gallery, USABlack & White, Merit Award, Art Room Gallery, USA2017 Landscapes & Cityscapes Special Merit & Special Recognition, Light Space & Time, Gallery, USA2016 Arte Laguna Prize -Recipient of the Fallani Serigraphy Residency Award, Venice ItalyLynn Painter Stainers Prize Finalist, UK,2015 Art Gemini Prize - awarded 2nd Place, London, UK2013 Sharm El Sheikh Biennale Honours Award, Sharm El Sheikh, EgyptLynn Painter-Stainers Prize Finalist, London, UK2012 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Shortlisted Paris Studio Scholarship, Sydney, Australia2011 Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Sydney, Australia2010 Hospiz Residency Austria, Sydney, AustraliaReg Richardson Travelling Scholarship, Sydney, AustraliaSt. Vincent’s Hospital Acquisitive Prize, Sydney, AustraliaParkers Fine Art Award, Sydney, AustraliaWilliam Fletcher Foundation Award, Sydney, AustraliaJohn Olsen Life Drawing Prize Finalist, Sydney, Australia,2008 FONAS Art History Prize, Sydney, AustraliaSELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS2018 Stitched-Cut-Painted, 1 Paved Court, London, UKMy Muybridge, Kingston Museum, London, UKVL 2, Menier Gallery, London, UK2017 White Noise, Crypt Gallery, London, UK Sacred Spaces, SE9 Container Gallery, London, UK 2016 Art Gemini Prize Finalist, Asia House, London, UKArte Laguna Prize Finalist, Nappe Arsenale, Venice, ItalyLynn Painter-Stainers Prize Finalist, Mall Galleries, London, UK Anagrams, Kingston Museum, London, UK2015 Art Gemini Prize Finalist, Menier Gallery, London, UK Art: Soul Food, Arte Senza Confini, Milan Expo, Milan, Italy2014 Art Gemini Prize Finalist, TriSpace Gallery, London, UKArt in Transit, BBK Galerie, Oldenburg, Germany2013 Sharm El Sheikh Biennale, Le Royal, EgyptLynn Painter-Stainers Prize Finalist, Mall Galleries, London, UKYou’re a Fine Girl, Projectspace WUK, Vienna, Austria2011 Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Mosman Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaWe Love Art, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Charity Auction, Sydney, Australia13, Stairwell Gallery, National Art School, Sydney, Australia2010 John Olsen Life Drawing Prize Finalist Exhibition, The Chapel, National Art School, Sydney, Australia Selected drawings -Project Space, National Art School, Sydney, Australia2009 On an Island, Selected drawings, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, AustraliaCOLLECTIONSBiennale Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Reg Richardson Collection, Sydney, Australia. St.Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia. National Art School Drawing Archive, Sydney, AustraliaRESIDENCIES2016 Fallani Serigraphy, Venice, Italy 2010 Hospiz Residency, St. Christoph, AustriaPRESS2014 Kingston Upon Thames News , London, UK2012 Sydney Morning Herald-Spectrum, Sydney, Australia