Michael Ambriano
 
Michael Ambriano - Represented by Artsite Gallery
Michael Ambriano - Represented by Artsite Gallery
Michael Ambriano - Represented by Artsite Gallery

Michael Ambriano is an emerging Sydney painter and printmaker who has developed a strong passion for the Australaian bushland particularly around the Sutherland Shire of Sydney and areas beyond. Painting trips have included The Northern Territory and NSW, including the Bundanon and Eden areas south of Sydney.
He has painted in the Warrumbungle National Park, Pilliga Nature Reserves and Kosciusko National Park to mention a few. In 2003 and 2004 he undertook artist residencey trips to Ben Boyd National Park, and Mimosa National Parks, NSW.

In 2012 Michael Ambriano was a participant in the World Expeditions Art trip to West MacDonnell Ranges-Larapinta in the company of well known Australian artists such as Euan Macleod, Leo Robber and Steve Lopes.

Ambriano's work is developing a consistent representation in finalist Art Awards including The Paddington Art prize, and in 2013 he participated in the Kelton Artist Residency at Cooma, NSW.

My work is expressionist in nature. I paint primarily in oils and usually work from plein-air sketches. I am driven by being physically in the landscape, especially focusing on my local environment in the Sutherland shire that still holds pockets of scrub criss-crossed with fire and nature trails that lend themselves to capture with gestural brush movements.
There is a simple overriding love of the bush that drives landscape painters, and my recent trips to places such as Royal National Park and The Ben Boyd and Mimosa National Parks, have enabled me to explore the differences in light and structure... between these regions of natural landscape...The smells of oil paint and eucalypt gums become merged in the silence, punctuated with the gentle bush rustles of animal, bird and brush stroke on canvas
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This stillness, found within the bush landscape of my painting trips, means that I am able to connect with the minutiae while painting the bigger picture, the grander natural environment.

My paintings are the culmination of these seductive plein-aire experiences expressed in a lusciousness of the oil paint surface luring the viewer to venture into the landscape for themselves and to appreciate the need to nurture what remains.

Michael Ambriano 2016
View 2016 Solo Exhibition
Michael Ambriano's first Solo Exhibiton at Artsite Gallery is in October 2016

Public & Corporate Collections: Moree Plains Gallery Collection; NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Audley Visitor Centre; InSynergy Financial Solutions Sydney; DS Consultancy Sydney; News Limited Art Department Sydney; Duckprint Ltd Editions Wollongong; Fourbits Creative Sydney.

Private Collections: Australia, Italy

 
Solo Exhibitions:
 
Crooked Mountain, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2015
This Used To Be My Playground, Kogarah Library & Cultural Centre, NSW
2014
Limitless Vista, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney , NSW
2013
Tones of the Shoalhaven, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, NSW
2012
Tones of the Shoalhaven, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, NSW
2007
New Paintings, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006
New Paintings, Make Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2004
Etchings, Duckprint Studio Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Group Exhibitions: (Selected)
2016
Resonance, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2014
Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
 
Let's Roll Printmakers Show, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong, NSW
2013, 12
Larapinta Trail Artists, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, NSW.
2012
Larapinta Trail Artists, Moree Plains Regional Gallery, NSW
2011
From Alice Springs to Glen Helen, Defiance Gallery I, Sydney, NSW
2010
Sticks and Stones, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney, NSW
 
Autumn Exhibition, Nolan on Lovel Gallery, Katoomba, NSW
 
Summer Exhibition, Nolan on Lovel Gallery, Katoomba, NSW
2009
A Fighting Chance, NG Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
 
Nolan on Lovel Gallery, Katoomba, NSW
 
Limited Edition Works on Paper, NG Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
 
Croydon Group West Primary School, Victoria.
 
A History of Chippendale, NG Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
 
Emerging Artists, Pollock Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.
2009, 03
Finalist,Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2008, 03
Finalist, Camden Art Prize, NSW
2008, 07, 05, 04, 01
Finalist, Waverley Art Prize, Sydney NSW
2005, 04, 03, 02
Finalist, Artists on Norton, Prize
2001
Finalist, Sky garden art prize, NSW
2003, 01
Finalist, Kiama art prize Inc, NSW

Awards/Commendations:
2007
Highly Commended Waverly Art prize, Sydney, NSW


Bibliography:
2010
St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, Thursday 2.
2007
Gardens and Outdoor Living (Magazine), February

Public Collections:
 
Moree Plains Gallery Collection; NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Audley Visitor Centre; InSynergy Financial Solutions Sydney; DS Consultancy Sydney; News Limited Art Department Sydney; Duckprint Ltd Editions Wollongong; Fourbits Creative Sydney.

Private Collections:
 
Australia, Italy


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