A journey of a flamenco dancer turned visual artist....
Liana Vargas (BVA)
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 2014 which she followed up with a sell-out exhibition of her ink works that explored ideas around Elegant Decay.
2015 was a busy year where Liana presented her first solo exhibition at the Hahndorf Academy for SALA on the moving body and human proportions through large scale action drawing. This was accompanied by a series of ink works - accidental paintings inspired by Rorschachs Personality Tests.
During 2016 Liana dedicated her time to establishing her popular workshop series based on techniques and methods of major artists of the Historical Avant-garde which she presents at Duthy Street Art Room.
Currently Liana is preparing for her next solo SALA exhibition which will be at Birtsos Legal, Kensington. Opening 6.30 Friday 11th August 2017.
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, Aldgate
2014 Art Residency Award Scuola Internationale di Grafica, Venice, Jan - Feb.
2013 New York City, April
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
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