Figurative

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract

 

Landscape

 

 

Still Life

Sculpture

Works on Paper

Artist Statement

SYLVIA McEWAN-in the studio

 

 

SYLVIA McEWAN   Artist statement

 

Drawing on references as diverse as Classicism and Cubism my work shifts between the figurative and the abstract.

Although it evolves from the representational and moves through to the abstract, my work retains the influences and inspirations from which they were conceived.

Whilst the subject matter is important, the true subject is always; space, form, structure and balance.

 

 

 

Resume

SYLVIA McEWAN with FIVE FIGURES

SYLVIA McEWAN with FIVE FIGURES


SYLVIA McEWAN

education

1985-88 Visual Artist Diploma, QUT (Formerly Brisbane College of Advanced Education)

solo exhibitions

2017 Pryor Fine art Gallery,  Atlanta.  USA.      (4th May 2017)
2012 Flinders Lane Gallery-The Space, Melbourne
2010 9 Langton Street, Chelsea, London
2009 Solo exhibition in Directorate Art Spaces, QPAC, Brisbane
2007 Delshan Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Harris Courtin Gallery, Sydney
2006 Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts & Gallery 482, Brisbane
2005 Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts & Gallery 482, Brisbane
2004 Harris Courtin Gallery, Sydney
2004 Arrangements in Grey, Gallery 482, Brunswick Street, Brisbane
2003 Harris Courtin Gallery, Sydney
2002 Gallery 482, Brunswick Street, Brisbane
2001 Harris Courtin Gallery, Sydney
2001 Kitchen to Canvas, 62 Robertson Street, Brisbane
2001 New Horizons, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane
2000 Inside Outside Above and Beyond, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane
1999 Reflections, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane
1996 Contemporary Art & Design Gallery, Woolloongabba

selected finalist

2016 EMSLA Award 2016, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. NSW
2016 FLEURIEU Food & Wine Art prize, McLaren Vale, SA.
2015 EMSLA Award 2015, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. NSW
2014 EMSLA AWARD 2014, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. NSW
2012 The Waverley Art Prize, Sydney (Highly Commended in the Drawing Prize)
2011 The Waverley Art Prize, Sydney (first Prize in Bondi Life category)
2010 Paddington Art prize 2010, Sydney
2008 Fleurieu Biennale, McLaren Vale, SA
2007 Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2007, Queensland
2007 Prometheus Art Award, Queensland
2005 The Hutchins Art Prize, (Works on paper). Hobart, Tasmania
2004 Ergon Energy Central Queensland Art Award 2004, Rockhampton, QLD
2004 Fleurieu Peninsular Biennale, McLaren Vale, SA
2004 Cromwell’s Art Prize 2004, Sydney
2003 Sulman Prize, ART GALLERY OF NSW, Sydney
2002 The Fleurieu Biennale, McLaren Vale, SA
2002 Toowoomba Biennial, Toowoomba

commissions

2016 private commission for the Sydney restaurant, No 1 Bent St, by Mike
2016 ALLITY Group. Sydney
2015 RABOBANK boardroom. Sydney
2015 TRENERY featured spring 2015, collection shoot
2003 Australian Production Co. (T.V. Commercial)
2002 MIRVAC GROUP
2002 ‘Wheatbix’ Sanitarian Television Commercial
2002 First State Development
2001 Pantene Television Commercial
2000 ‘So Good’ Sanitarian Television Commercial, Principal Art Prop
2000 First State Development

collections

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, permanent collection. NSW
Sydney West International College. Sydney
Wesley Hospital Collection, Brisbane
International Organisers, Brisbane
Harris Courtin Gallery, Sydney
KP Architects, Brisbane

prizes

2012 Highly Commended, Drawing category, The Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
2011 First Prize in the Category Bondi Life, The Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
1999 First Prize, for Outstanding Modern Painting, The Courier Mail Art Show, Brisbane QLD
1996 First Prize, Watercolour, Paddington Art Festival

represented by

Artduo Art consulatants, Sydney
Pryor Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta.  USA
Lans Gallery, Hong Kong
works available for sale at;

Koskela, Sydney

www.tigmitrading.com

 

Contact

News

 

 

NEWS 2017

MAKING A MARK no3 SOLD and THE CONVERSATION series 11_hanging at Pryor Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta. USA

MAKING A MARK no3 SOLD and THE CONVERSATION series 11_hanging at Pryor Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta. USA

INVITATION for the exhibition at:

PRYOR FINE ART GALLERY,

ATLANTA USA.

 May 2017

 

 

INVITATION exhibition at PRYOR FINE ART GALLERY, ATLANTA USA. 4th May 2017

FIRST ARRIVAL OF WORK AT  PRYOR FINE ART GALLERY,  ATLANTA  USA.

11Sylvia

 

 

 

2017   Melbourne  The Other Art Fair.

Selected by  Rebecca Wilson, head curator of Saatchi Art,

to be nominated as one of the      ‘4  Must see artists at  The Other Art Fair Melbourne”

The Other art Fair  2017

 

 

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Photography/Abstract-Expressionism/685448/181500/view

HARMONIES no4 and HARMONIES no7  featured in this weeks collection_ 21-3-2017

Abstract  Expressionist Art on Saatchi Art

 

HARMONIES no7_45cmx45cm_oil on canvas

HARMONIES no7_46cmx46cm_oil on canvas

 

HARMONIES no4_45cmx45cm_oil on canvas

HARMONIES no4_46cmx46cm_oil on canvas

 

INTERVIEW WITH  UNE VIE CULTIVEE

An ‘art meets lifestyle’ online magazine

“Curating the Art of Creative Living”

www.uneviecultivee.com

 

 

 

Saatchiart COLLECTION  NEW THIS WEEK   13-2-2017

 https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Collage/New-This-Week-2-13-2017/153961/173307/view

 Featured.      BLUE ABSTRACT no 4_oil on canvas

BLUE ABSTRACT no 4_120x120cm_oil on canvas

 

 

 

NEWS 2016

PRIVATE COMMISSION FOR THE SYDNEY RESTAURANT:

              No 1 BENT ST By MIKE

KITCHEN TO CANVAS_triptych_commissioned 2016 for the Sydney restaurant No1 Bent St by Mike.

KITCHEN TO CANVAS_triptych_commissioned 2016 for the Sydney restaurant
No1 Bent St by Mike.

 

 

 

 

FORM STUDIO AND GALLERY

‘WELCOMING THE LIGHT’

a group exhibition curated by Peter Haynes

 

Di Broomhall
Claire Capel Stanley 
Spike Deane 
Mel George
Sylvia McEwan
Ruth Oliphant ( represented By Beaver Galleries)
Claire Primrose 
Jo Victoria 
Tania Vrancic 

November 23 – December 12

The  4 works to be exhibited:

HARMONIES no5, 6 7_45cmx45cm_oil on canvas

HARMONIES no5, 6 7_45cmx45cm_oil on canvas

 

MAKING A MARK #11_153x122cm_oil on linen

MAKING A MARK #11_153x122cm_oil on linen

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWELVE      THE KOSKELA ANNUAL GROUP EXHIBITION

TWELVE_THE KOSKELA ANNUAL GROUP EXHIBITION

work exhibited in the  KOSKELA exhibition

HARMONIES no1 no2 no3_45x45cm_oil on canvas

HARMONIES no1 no2 no3_45x45cm_oil on canvas

 

 Featured   NATALIE  WALTON      WISH LIST

         INSIDE OUT    NOVEMBER   2016 issue

inside-out-november-2016-issue_natalie-walton-wish-list

SELECTED FINALIST FOR THE 2016 EMSLA AWARD

BLUE ABSTRACT WITH CUP no1, 2,3. SELECTED FINALIST FOR THE 2016 EMSLA AWARD

BLUE ABSTRACT WITH CUP no1, 2,3. SELECTED FINALIST FOR THE 2016 EMSLA AWARD

 

 

 

 

SYLVIA McEWAN artwork

 FEATURED ON THE COVER

REAL LIVING 2016 October issue

 

REAL LIVING 2016 October issue

REAL LIVING 2016 October issue

 

REAL LIVING 2016 October issue

 REAL LIVING 2016 October issue

 

4 works now available at

LANS GALLERY.  HONG KONG

www.lansgallery.com

UNTITLED no10_91x61cm_oil on canvas

UNTITLED no10_91x61cm_oil on canvas

UNTITLED #11_91x61cm_oil on canvas

UNTITLED #11_91x61cm_oil on canvas

UNTITLED #12_91x61cm_oil on canvas

UNTITLED #12_91x61cm_oil on canvas

UNTITLED #20_50x40cm_oil on canvas

UNTITLED #20_50x40cm_oil on canvas

SYLVIA McEWAN  artwork   ‘SUMMER’

Featured in the REAL LIVING

SEPTEMBER 2016   ISSUE

REALLIVING September 2016

REAL LIVING September 2016

 

SYLVIA McEWAN artwork “UNTITLED #7

Featured in the REAL LIVING

  June 2016  ISSUE

UNTITLED #7. Featured in REAL LIVING June 2016

SYLVIA  McEWAN    Art work

UNTITLED #7

Featured in the REAL LIVING

REAL LIVING June 2016

REAL LIVING June 2016

JUNE 2016

2 artworks

‘STILL LIFE WITH CHECK TABLE CLOTH #6’

and

‘STILL LIFE WITH CHECK TABLE CLOTH #4’

have been successfully shortlisted for

the 2016 Fleurieu Food & Wine Art Prize.

STILL LIFE WITH CHECK TABLE CLOTH #4_102x102cm_oil on linen

STILL LIFE WITH CHECK TABLE CLOTH #4_102x102cm_oil on linen

STILL LIFE WITH CHECK TABLE CLOTH #6_102x102cm_ENAMEL, ON ALUMINIUM, ON BOARD_102x102cm

STILL LIFE WITH CHECK TABLE CLOTH #6_102x102cm_ENAMEL, ON ALUMINIUM, ON BOARD

‘UNDER THE SUN’

GROUP EXHIBITION OF GALLERY ARTISTS:

FELLIA MELAS  GALLERY,   WOOLLAHRA.  SYDNEY

the following 2 works showing

April – May  2016

LIFE'S A BEACH #1_102cmx102cm_oil on linen

LIFE’S A BEACH #1_102cmx102cm_oil on linen

LIFE'S A BEACH #2_102cmx102cm_oil on linen

LIFE’S A BEACH #2_102cmx102cm_oil on linen

5  Figurative works

commissioned  by the Allity group

sold through the team at Artduo

 

Allity project commission 2016

Allity project commission 2016

Allity project commisssion 2016

Allity project commisssion 2016

Allity project commission 2016

Allity project commission 2016

featured in WORLD OF INTERIORS April 2016

Page 270 - Artistic Impressions

 

UNTITLED #5_91x61cm_oil on canvas

UNTITLED #5_as featured in WORLD of INTERIORS April 2016

16 feburary   2016

interview by Natalie Walton

in the wonderful creative living blog site.

 DAILY IMPRINT

http://www.dailyimprint.net/

featured in WORLD  OF  INTERIORS  March 2016

featured in_WORLD OF INTERIORS March 2016

 

MAKING A MARK #11_as featured in WORLD of INTERIORS March 2016

MAKING A MARK #11_as featured in WORLD of INTERIORS March 2016

 

 

video – SYLVIA McEWAN  on her art  2016

sylvia mcewan FINAL (1)

 

 

Interview with saatchiart online gallery

with video

Inside the Studio – Canvas: a blog by Saatchi Art

NEWS    2015

 

MAKING A MARK   (triptych)    no8

Commissioned  for

Board room at       RABOBANK  Sydney

SOLD through  ARTDUO,  Sydney

 

RABOBANK_ board room commission_ November 2015

RABOBANK
board room commission_ November 2015

 

MAKING A MARK #8 (triptych)_oil on linen_102x306cm

MAKING A MARK #8 (triptych)

oil on linen       102x306cm

 

 

 

 

SYLVIA McEWAN’S

art available for sale

Koskela, voted best retail space Australia.

koskela.com 

 

metal assemblages looking great among the gorgeous furniture and homewares at Koskela, voted best retail space Australia

MAGNOLIA no1.   M. no2  & no3.

(metal assemblages)

 

PASTORAL_ looking great among the gorgeous furniture and homewares at Koskela, voted best retail space Australia

PASTORAL  oil on canvas.

 

2 smaller works on canvas, looking great among the gorgeous furniture and homewares at Koskela, voted best retail space Australia

UNTITLED no 6  &  no7.  oil on canvas.

 

 

MAKING A MARK no5

SOLD to buyer in London  2015

MAKING A MARK no5 SOLD to buyer in London

 

 

Selected finalist in the

EMSLA award  2015

STILL LIFE WITH CHECK TABLE CLOTH_102x102cm_oil on linen

STILL LIFE WITH CHECK TABLECLOTH

102x102cm_oil on linen

 

 

MAKING A MARK  (diptych)  no1 & 2 SOLD through ARTDUO.

Thank you to the team at ARTDUO!

SOLD by the team at ARTDUO_thank you!

 

Sylvia McEwan’s  paintings and sculpture used in the latest fashion shoot for Trenery

spring collection 2015

With an extensive interview on line.

http://www.trenery.com.au/setting-the-scene/the-painter-and-sculptor

trenery-setting-the-scene-landing-painter-sculptor-04

 

 

 

 

Blog      REVIEW

Sylvia McEwan’s Figurative Paintings Draw On Classicism And Modernism

July 9, 2015 by http://www.mutantspace.com/

SEATED FIGURE

Seated-Figure1

Seated-Figure1

 

Sylvia McEwan‘s paintings draw on classicism and modernism, her pictures, in particular her figurative paintings, heavily influenced by Willem De Kooning’s figurative work, the San Francisco Bay figurative artists such as Richard Diebenkorn and the late 19th and early 20th Century masters such as Cezanne, Picasso and Matisse.

While McEwan’s paintings focus on the human figure she is more concerned with space, form and structure, always looking to find the perfect balance, to create an image that enlightens and emboldens us, resonates with our sense of humanity. This search for perfection is what keeps her moving forward, each picture a step towards the perfect painting that can never be made, is impossible to achieve, yet is an adventure in paint and mark making that bears beautiful pictures that sing and lift the ordinary into the extraordinary.

These paintings are a reminder that the great masters of the past still have relevance, still inspire contemporary artists, their work timeless, their search for beauty in a line, a colour, a brushstroke, endlessly fascinating and never dull. And while these pictures of women bathing, talking, reclining on furniture have been seen before they have a freshness, a vitality and life all of their own. McEwan is all too aware of the subject matters lineage and cognisant of her influences yet she is steadfast in her desire to push outwards, to find a language that can only be defined by her own concerns and love of making. Of creating pictures that delight and enthuse. Her work reminds us that painting as a discipline will never die despite the harbingers of doom who believe we are at the end of art history. Time, process and craft is ageless and will always appreciated. Here’s what she has to say about her work:

My work shifts between the figurative and the abstract. Although it evolves from the representational and moves through to the abstract, my work retains the influences and inspirations from which they were conceived. Whilst the subject matter is important, the true subject is always; space, form, structure and balance.

 

 

hare + klein_mosman

mosman  private residence

hare + klein  finalist in the

2015 interior design
awards finalist
residential decoration
residential design

Thank you the team at Artduo.

hare + klein_mosman

 

 

WHITE FIELD WITH GREY AND PINK

SOLD through the team at ARTDUO

Thank you  to the team at Artduo

WHITE FIELD WITH GREY AND PINK_150X120cm_SOLD through the team at ARTDUO

 

 

NEWS  2014

INTERVIEW   WITH  YELLOW TRACE

http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/sylvia-mcewan-interview/

Interviews-collage-sylvia-mcewan-yellowtrace-13

 

 

 

 

 

‘BLACK AND WHITE STILL LIFE’

SELECTED FINALIST  IN THE    EUTICK  MEMORIAL  STILL  LIFE  AWARD – EMSLA

SOLD TO THE COFFS HARBOUR REGIONAL GALLERY

TO JOIN THEIR PERMANENT COLLECTION

 

BLACK AND WHITE STILL LIFE_123x93cm_enamel on aluminium on board_selected finalist in the EUTICK STILL LIFE AWARD 2014

BLACK AND WHITE STILL LIFE_123x93cm_enamel on aluminium on board.

 

 

 

represented by:

Pryor Fine Art Gallery,  Atlanta . USA

Ph.  (404) 352 8775

www.pryorfineart.com

email.  @pryorfineart.com

 

Artduo,     Art Consultants.  Sydney NSW.

Ph. 02 9371 2138
www.artduo.com.au
email info@artduo.com.au

Fellia Melas Gallery.  Sydney,  NSW.

Ph.  02 93635616

www.fmelasgallery.com.au

email  art@fmelasgallery.com.au

 

Lans Gallery.    Hong Kong

M 98807713
T 2319 0688

www.lansgallery.com

email      karen_li@lans.com.hk

works on sale at:

KOSKELA     Sydney   NSW.

02  92800999

http://www.koskela.com.au/

harriet@koskela.com.au

 

works on paper, available for sale:

TIGMI  TRADING

online   www.tigmitrading.com

 email     tigmitrading@gmail.com

 

 

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instagram.com/sylviamcewanart/

 

 

Any inquiries please contact the artist below

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