Joanne Wilkes

Artists Profile

Statement
: A self-taught realist, surrealist and impasto miniaturist painter, my work has evolved over the years as I continue to be influenced by life experiences, the only constant being change.

Career Highlights:
Experience
I have produced work for numerous exhibitions, solo and group shows, finding my own creative path through the media of - oil, gouache, paper mache', mixed media and collage through to impasto oil miniatures, applying the paint with a knife, realism is the common vein throughout my work.

Awards
2006 - Merit Award in the Auckland Royal Easter Show
2004 - Highly Commended in the Taranaki Art Review.
2004 - 2nd Place in the Taranaki Society of Arts Miniature Painting Awards.
2003 - Merit Award in the Taranaki Society of Arts Miniature Painting Awards.
2003 - Equal Winner in the Taranaki Art Review.
2002 - 2nd Place in the Taranaki Society of Arts Miniature Painting Awards.
2001 - Merit Award in the Taranaki Society of Arts Miniature Painting Awards.
2000 - Finalist in the New Plymouth District Plan Art Awards.
2000 - Finalist in the Taranaki Telecom Art Awards.
1999 - Finalist in the New Plymouth District Plan Art Awards.
1998 - Finalist in the Taranaki Telecom Art Awards.
1992 - Finalist in the Taranaki Telecom Art Awards.

Selected Exhibitions
2006 - Taranaki Collection - Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford.
2006 - Festival exhibition and govenor General Art Award, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington.
2005 - X-Factor, Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford.
2004-2005 Sea Week, Real Tart Gallery, New Plymouth.
2004 - From the Tip of My Knife to the Swish of My Brush, Bridgeman Gallery, Fitzroy.
2004 - Collage selected to represent New Zealand, Le Meilleur du Nouvelle-Ze'lande, Lle'me Salon International du Collage & de l'Assemblage Contemporain, Espace St Martin, Paris and Muse'e Artcolle, Sergines, France.
2003-2006 New Zealand Fine Arts Academy exhibitions, Wellington.
2003-2003 For Our Convenience, Bridgeman Gallery, Fitzroy.
2003 - Real Tarts in K-Road, Gully Lounge Gallery, Auckland.
2003 - Impasto Taranaki, Bridgeman Gallery, Fitzroy.
2003 - Come To Life, New Plymouth exhibition, Tamarillo Gallery, Wellington.
2003 - Feature artist in the Taranaki Society of Arts exhibition, New Plymouth
2002 - Melba Tart, Melbourne, Australia.
2001 - Australian Society of Miniature Art 8th International Art Awards, Queensland, Australia.
2001 - Biennial de Cerviera, 5 works part of CD Rom presentation of Taranaki art, Portugal.
2000 - Apple Tart, Lincoln Gallery, New York.
1998 - North Shore City Art Awards, Auckland.
1995 - Primary Discoveries, solo exhibition in the Taranaki Museum, New Plymouth.

Collections
My works are in private collections locally and around New Zealand, America, England, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Bulgaria.


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