CARAMBANO, Conchita

Conchita Carambano – ART STATEMENT

An Australian artist of Spanish origin, Conchita’s exquisite multi-layered artworks are akin to a musical dance. Punctuations and tones of voice take on forms Inspired by a continued interest in the means by which people communicate with each other. Conchita Carambano interprets what she hears with dramatic staccato applications of colour, tempered with languid trails of delicate lines, which drift seductively across the canvas.

Conchita Carambano’s textured paintings are filled with a fusion of light, a nuance of playfulness in abstracted figures etched into the canvas. No
canvas is alike even with the restraint of pallet in some works.

Conchita’s art career has consolidated with her progressive reputation as an established, collectable artist. Her work creates a strongly individual interpretation of her natural surroundings and experiences. Her painting technique, refined over 40 years with elegance and maturity. Conchita’s abstract paintings infused by an instinctive gift of line and form. The Australian landscape, our earth, has been a constant source of inspiration.

Her vehicle for expression has been boundary-less, and the potency of her work has fuelled an extraordinary career that continues to gather momentum. Awards, acquisitions, civic and corporate commissions, solo exhibitions and the attention of private collectors in Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

CONCHITA CARAMBANO HISTORY
1961 Born Stuttgart, Germany to Spanish parents
1969 Family migrated to Australia
1979 Completed NSW Higher School Certificate
1981 Completed Fine Arts Course, Sydney School of Arts
1982 Completed Graduate Course – Fine Arts
1983 Completed Post-Graduate Course-Fine Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Gallery One, Petersham
Holdsworth Gallery, Darlinghurst
Bonython Meadmore, Darlinghurst
The Rocks Gallery,The Rocks
Naïve Gallery, Woollahra
Eaglehawke, Glebe
Istral, Woollahra
Hester Gallery, Newtown
Gallery 368, Crows Nest
Salmon Gallery, McMahons Point
Art-Frame, Double Bay
SOHO Galleries, Sydney
LYNTON & KAY , Perth
Mahoneys Gallery, Melbourne
Art Images, Adelaide
Soho Galleries Sydney
Graphis, Woollahra
Quadrivium, Sydney
Salmon Gallery, McMahons Point
Art-Frame, Double Bay
Soho Galleries at Chifley Foyers
Commissions & Collections
105 Pitt Street Sydney
Amadeus Group, Sydney
ANA Hotel, Sydney
Bangkok Hotel
Bennelong Apartments and Penthouse
Berlie Bra Company
Blessington Judd Solicitors Sydney
BMC Software
Canberra State Library
Camden Awards 1991
Camden Awards 1992
Celsius at the Radisson Hotel, Sydney
David Jones South Australia
David Jones Sydney
Duxton Hotel Melbourne
David Jones, Adelaide
David Jones, Sydney
Duxton Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Melbourne
Four Seasons, Sydney
Gaia Resort, Byron Bay
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Grand Hyatt, Sydney
Hamilton Island Apartments, QLD
Hamilton Island, Private Residence
Hesta Head Office, Westmead
Hilton Hotel, Sydney
Hunt & Hunt Lawyers
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Kingston Apartments, Canberra
Macau Resort, China
Macquarie Town Windsor
Magenta Shores, Sydney
Marriott Sydney
Marriott, Surfers Hotel,
National Library, Canberra
Qualia, Hayman Island, Resort
Quay West, Sydney
Queensland
Regent Hotel, Sydney
Royal North Shore Hospital
Shangri-La, Sydney
Sheraton Hotel Darling Harbour
Sheraton Hotel Puong China
Sheraton Noosa Day Spa
St John of God Private Hospital, Perth
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
Stamford on Kent Hotel, Sydney
Veritas Corporation
Walker Corporation
Western Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
Westmead Childrens Hospital

PUBLICATIONS
Australian Interior, Vol.17 no. 13
The Sydney Weekly, Jan 27-feb 2 1998
Instyle Magazine, February 1998
Look Magazine, NSW Art Gallery 1999
Art in Australia Magazine, 1999
New South Wales Gallery, 1999
Selected Contemporary Artists of Australia by Michael Berry, Published 2003

AWARDS
1987 Highly Commended, Camden Art Prize
1988 Open Section Winner, Camden Art Prize
1989 Acquisitive Award, Hawkesbury City Council
1990 Open Section Winner, Camden Art Prize
1991 Winner Camden Art Prize
1992 Camden Art Prize
1993 Highly Commended, Hawkesbury City Council
1994 Highly Commended, DMAS Award
1995 Highly Commended, Hunters Hill
1996 Highly Commended, Hunters Hill
1998 Highly Commended, Camden Art Prize
2001 Highly Commended, Camden Art Prize
2002 Highly Commended Works on Paper
2003 Open Winner Camden Art Prize
2004 Highly Commended, Waverly Art Prize
2005 Highly Commended, Cloncurry Prize
2006 Lino Block Print Prize
2007 Highly Commended Watercolour Prize, Camden
2008 First Prize, North Sydney Painting Prize
2009 Highly Commended, Paper Prize, Waverly
2009 Short Listed, Blake Prize
2010 Highly Commended, Camden Works on Paper Prize
2010 Short Listed, Lethridge Small Scale Artworks Prize, Sydney
2010 Short Listed, St Michaels Archangel Paint Prize, Victoria
2011 Short Listed, Lethridge Small Scale Artworks Prize, Sydney
2012 Short Listed, Lethridge Small Scale Artworks Prize, Sydney
2013 Finalist Paddington Art Prize

CONCHITA CARAMBANO – Current Works available for viewing at SOHO Galleries; Mosman & Woollahra.

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