Biography

A journey of a flamenco dancer turned visual artist....

Liana Vargas (BVA)

Liana with guest speaker Rosa Matto at the launch of her Flow of Consciousness exhibition for SALA 2017

Liana with guest speaker Rosa Matto at the launch of her Flow of Consciousness exhibition for SALA 2017

Liana started her creative career as a Flamenco dancer performing, as a soloist, throughout Europe and Central America on some of the worlds most illustrious stages.  After moving back to Australia she moved into the area of visual art, in particular ‘Drawing & Painting’ and enrolled full-time in a Visual Arts Degree.

Not long after graduating from the Adelaide Central school of Art in 2012 Liana was awarded a Winter Artists Residency at the Scuola Internazionale de Grafica in Venice.

Currently, and following her recent solo exhibition for SALA 2017, Flow of Consciousness, Liana is creating a new body of 'small' works (paintings) which explore the theme of Interiors / Exteriors visiting each others space, as part of a group exhibition to be shown in November 2017 at Duthy Street Art.  

As well being an active exhibiting artist Liana has dedicated herself to helping others achieve their artistic goals through her popular workshops and classes for Adults, Teens and Children from her home and the studios at Duthy Street Art.

 

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CV

2017               Duthy Street Artists Group Exhibition, November 2017

2017               Solo exhibition Flow of Consciousness for SALA at Birtsos Legal, Norwood

2017             Painting Instructor at Duthy Street Art Supplies, Unley

2016               Founder Liana Vargas Art Tuition in visual art (drawing and painting), Littlehampton

2016 - 2017   One-Day Painting Workshops on Artists and Art of the Avant-Garde at Duthy Street Art Supplies, Unley

2015               Founding Director Starving Artist Studio/Gallery, Hahndorf

Visual Art Education

2009-2012      Bachelor Visual Art, Adelaide Central School of Art

Artist Residency / 'Research and Development'

2014-15          Resident Artist at the Gallery at The Barn, Stirling

2014               Art Residency Award Scuola Internationale di Grafica, Venice, Jan - Feb.

2013               New York City, April

Exhibitions

2017               Duthy Street Artists Group Exhibition, November 2017

2017               Solo exhibition Flow of Consciousness for SALA at Birtsos Legal, Norwood

2015               Hahndorf Academy, Solo Exhibition "Line of Enquiry", August, SALA

2014               The Venetians, Red Opus Art Space, SALA (group exhibition)

2014               Venice - Elegant Decay; Invited to 'replenish and extend exhibition, June, July

2014               VENICE - Elegant Decay, Rising Sun, Kensington, May

2014               Artists Voice Group Exhibition, Hahndorf Academy, Adelaide Fringe

2013               Loreto Spring Art Fair

2013               Artists Voice Group Exhibition, Hahndorf Academy, SALA

2012               In Good Company, Graduate Exhibition Adelaide Central School of Art

2011               Art After Sala, Red Cross Gallery, Rundle St

2011               Espiritu 2, Rising Sun Inn, Kensington/Norwood

2011               Espiritu, Adelaide Fringe, Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide

2010               Heysen Festival, demonstration

2009              SALA, Open Artist Studio, Aldgate

2008              Flamenco Collection, Willunga Homestead

Teaching

2016               Instructor and guest workshop presenter with Splashout Art Studio, Brighton

2015               Founding Director/Instructor at the Starving Artist Studio, Hahndorf

2014               Resident Art Instructor at The Barn Gallery and Studios, Aldgate

2013-15         Youth Art Program, Hahndorf Academy 

2012               Stirling Art on the Green, Youth Art Tuition, Stirling

2011               Delight of Being, Community Art Barn, Aldgate

2009-12         Home Studio, private and group classes, Aldgate

2008-10         Weaverworks Art Emporium, Mount Barker