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Marisa Purcell

Limited Collection Editioned prints & multiples by leading Australian artists LIMITED Contemporary Editions is a Sydney based print studio presenting exceptional quality, archival limited edition reproduction prints from a collection of Australia’s most celebrated artists including John Olsen, Stephen Ormandy, Matthew Johnson, Alan Jones and Julian Meagher. We are also continuously working with new artists to present a dynamic selection of contemporary artworks. LIMITED Contemporary Editions works directly with artists to accurately colour match every fine art rendition, bringing the imagery of our most celebrated artists to the public in multiple form. Each artwork image is reproduced on the finest Hahnemühle archival etching paper using the highest quality, fade-resistant pigmented inks. Each print is hand signed and editioned by the artist to validate and authenticate the print. All works featured in this catalogue are copyright the artist, Marisa Purcell.


Marisa Purcell The subject of Marisa Purcell’s artwork cannot be found in her paintings but comes about through the experience of them. Their meaning resides in the illusory spaces created between the swathes and splashes of brilliant saturated colour, and the bold and ghostly forms that spill out from her canvases to permeate the viewer. Purcell describes these illusory voids as liminal spaces, and thinks of them as active zones which cross time and space, and in which artist and viewer meet and interact. Long interested in the processes of art’s reception, she draws inspiration from the example of artists across history - from Fra Angelico to Rothko who similarly exploited the mystical power of painting to embody spiritual sensation. Purcell works instinctively and experimentally to the same end, constantly paring her work back to essential motivations. In their final iterations, her ephemeral and aesthetically sophisticated compositions gesture towards an experience of the profound that is available to us all. Marisa Purcell is represented by Olsen Gallery in Sydney, Australia and Olsen Gruin in NYC.

Photo – Phu Tang

Afternoon Breeze, 2018 Archival pigment print on HahnemĂźhle Fine Art paper Image size 66.5 x 60 cm Edition of 25 AUD $1,100


Afternoon Breeze, 2018 Archival pigment print on HahnemĂźhle Fine Art paper Image size 66.5 x 60 cm Edition of 25 AUD $1,100


Conceal, 2018 Archival pigment print on HahnemĂźhle Fine Art paper Image size 71.5 x 60cm Edition of 25 AUD $1,100


Marisa Purcell Born 1971 Queensland Lives and works in Sydney

1997 1995



2007 Master of Visual Arts, University of Sydney, SCA 2001 Master of Art Administration (major elective: painting) University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia 1994 Post-techincian’s certificate in Printmaking, National Art School, Sydney 1993 Bachelor of Educational Studies (art) University of Queensland 1991 Diploma of Education (Visual Art), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

2018 Melbourne Pop-Up Exhibition, Besser Space, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane All We Can’t See – Illustrating the Nauru Files, The Yellow House, Sydney Imagine, Gippsland Regional Gallery 2017 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Olsen Gallery 2015 Summer Exhibition, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney The Waverley Art Prize Exhibition 2014 Regroup, Olsen Irwin Works on paper, small oils and sculpture gallery, Sydney The Art Hunter, Sydney The Waverley Art Prize exhibition, Sydney 2013 Sydney Contemporary, Stand D103, Sydney The Waverley Art Prize exhibition, Sydney (highly commended) 2012 Solstice II, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney Painting as presence, MOP Projects, Sydney 2011 Autumn, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney Wattle, Selected Australian artists, The Cat St Gallery, Hong Kong 2010 A Summer Survey, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney Christmas Show, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane Beyond the Field, Bondi Pavilion Art Gallery, Bondi Beach, Sydney Still Life: FBI Fundraiser Auction, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney First Group Show, Tight Projects, Kings Cross, Sydney 2009 Art on Paper Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery Reflections of Australia, Beijing 2008 Utz Travelling Scholarship Exhibition, Metro Arts, Brisbane Stations of the Cross, St Ives Uniting Church Art Dubai’ Contemporary Art Fair, Kashya Hildebrand Stand (Zurich) New Generation, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Off the Wall, Brisbane Art Fair 2007 The Blake Prize for Religious Art National Art School Gallery Sydney Art on Paper Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea Unrealesque, Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney Dreamscapes, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich KIAF, International art fair, Korea, Kashya Hildebrand Stand Monochromes, Gallery 141, Darlinghurst, Sydney 2006 ‘The Blake Prize’, National Art School Gallery Art Sydney 06 Selected, Off the Wall Flavour Art loft, Singapore Slowly, Slowly Kudos Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2018 Transmission, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane Realm, Olsen Gruin, New York Collision, Olsen Gallery, Sydney 2017 FACET (part b), Olsen Gallery, Sydney 2016 FACET (part a), Olsen Gallery (Works on paper gallery) 2016 Screen, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane Loom, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne 2015 Unbounded, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane 2014 Walking with Time, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane Polyphony, Olsen Irwin, Sydney Walking with time, Edwina Corlette Gallery 2013 Zone, Block Projects, Melbourne Communion, Edwina Corlette, Brisbane 2012 Halo, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney Murmuration, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane 2011 Immanence, Edwina Corlette Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane 2010 Night Crossings, Tight: Projects, Kings Cross, Sydney ‘Portrait of the Seeping Through’, MOP project space, Chippendale, Sydney 2008 Installation / Design for ‘Manna’ (theatre set) at Sydney Theatre Company Only the Memories are New, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane 2007 Post-Graduating exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts Places to Remember, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong 2006 Time Being United Galleries, Sydney 2005 The Entrance, Cite Internationale des arts, Paris 2004 In Between, Table Gallery, Basel, Switzerland Sticky Nights Station21, Zurich, Switzerland 2003 Translations, FUGE/Verein Pro Fuge, Grünau, Zürich, Switzerland 2002 Somewhere Near, Tim Olsen Gallery 2000 Hum, Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney 6

Place, Waverley Gallery, Sydney Earth Museum of Modern Art, Brisbane


Liquid, Love, Light, Saatchi and Saatchi Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney Art on Paper Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney Flavour Art Loft, Singapore

SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS 2018 2017 2016 2015 2013 2012 2009 2008/9 2007 2006/7 2004/5 2003 2001 2000 1999 1998

Bundanon Studio Residency, June/July Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Woollahra, NSW Finalist Ravenswood Art Prize for Women, Sydney Finalist, Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize Winner, Bundanon Studio Residency, Illaroo Winner - Acrylic prize, Waverley Art Prize Highly commended- Waverley Art Prize Residency – La Macina di San Cresci- Chianti, Italy Waverley Council 6 month Studio Residency. Bondi Rd. Studios Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant Hill End Residency, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery University of Sydney Post-Graduate Award Cite Internationale des arts, 3 month residency (2004), Paris, France FUGE/Verein Pro Fuge, 6 month residency, Zürich, Switzerland ‘India Link’ grant to finance ‘Same, same but different’ National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA) Artists Marketing Scheme Grant for ‘Hum’ exhibition, Global Gallery, Sydney The Blackbird Art Prize, 2nd Prize The Elioth Gruner Painting Prize – Joint Winner Italian Institute of Culture – 3 month residency, The Institute of Art and Design, Italy

Conceal, 2018 Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper Image size 71.5 x 60cm Edition of 25 AUD $1,100 7

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