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Ketterer, Amanda

ARTIST STATEMENT

AMANDA KETTERER

Working as an intuitive painter you learn to let go of expectation, try new things and embrace change. You explore what appeals to you and learn to accept who you are, what you like and discover what brings you joy.

My paintings encapsulate all that brings me joy and continue to reflect my fascination with the complexity and layers of experiences that make up a life and the beauty in ageing and imperfection. It is my hope my paintings will generate a reminiscent feeling, inspired by seemingly simpler times.

My work for the last few years has focused on the combination of pattern and botanical shapes. I was mystified for some time as to why this particular combination, but I have deduced that my love of textiles and design have been the inspiration behind these choices. I am particularly drawn to the juxtaposition between the orderly/formal shapes found in pattern alongside the untamed abstract representations of nature. This combination speaks to me of our internal conflict and our attempt to control and structure our lives, whilst also recognising the inevitable surrender we must face and the breaking through of our true natures.

To me, this time in existence feels like a time of great change. We have been living with duality for many centuries….chaos & calm, light & dark, structure & the wild, the head & the heart, the masculine & the feminine and all of these are represented in my work. I hope to evoke an appreciation for how these elements harmonise, rather than fight against each other. I feel that perhaps now is the time to embrace the beauty in each of these differences and visualise how when we can work together for a better world for us all.

Amanda Ketterer

Artist Resume 2023

Education
University of the Creative Arts, UK – Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, 2007
University of the Creative Arts, UK – Diploma Art & Design, 2004

Awards
2016 Best in Show – Best Painting in Show – Derinya Art Show
2016 Highly Commended – Best Contemporary Painting – St Kevin’s College Art Show
2015 Highly Commended – Best Figurative Painting – St Kevin’s College Art Show
2011 Finalist Position – Box Hill Community Arts Centre Biennial Art Competition

Exhibitions & Art Shows

2020 The Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne – Cancelled
2020 Joint Show – Peisley Street Gallery, Orange
2019 The Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne
2019 The Other Art Fair, Melbourne
2019 The Other Art Fair, Sydney
2018 The Other Art Fair, Melbourne
2018 Albert Park College Art Show
2018 Mount Eliza Art & Design Show
2018 Derinya Art Show, Frankston South, Victoria
2018 Southern Buoy Studios Artist Show, Mornington
2018 St Kevins Art Show, Toorak, Victoria
2018 Beneath the Layers Show, Space 2B, Balaclava, Melbourne
2018 Canterbury Art Exhibition, Canterbury, Melbourne
2017 Whitehorse Art Show, Box Hill, Victoria
2017 Albert Park College Art Show, South Melbourne, Victoria
2017 St Kevins Art Show, Toorak, Victoria
2017 Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury, Victoria
2017 Art Red Hill, Red Hill, Victoria
2017 Art in Tune, Brighton, Victoria
2016 CamART, Camberwell, Melbourne
2016 Albert Park College Art Show, South Melbourne, Victoria
2016 Mount Eliza Art & Design Show, Mount Eliza, Victoria
2016 Derinya Art Show, Frankston South, Victoria
2016 Bayside Art Show, Sandringham, Melbourne
2016 Canterbury Art Exhibition, Canterbury, Melbourne
2016 St Kevin’s Art Show, Toorak, Melbourne
2015 Bayside Art Show, Sandringham, Melbourne
2015 Mount Eliza Art & Design Show, Mount Eliza, Victoria
2015 Camberwell Art Show, Melbourne

Amanda Ketterer

Artist Resume 2023

2015 St Kevin’s Art Show, Toorak, Melbourne
2014 CamART, Camberwell, Melbourne
2014 Derinya Art Show, Frankston South, Victoria
2013 Derinya Art Show, Frankston South, Victoria
2012 The Exhibitionists, Bartiste, Frankston, Victoria – Group Exhibition
2011 Rob McNamara exhibition, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne – Group Exhibition
2011 Box Hill Community Arts Centre Biennial Art Competition “Transformation”.

Current Gallery Representation

2023
SOHO Galleries – Sydney, NSW
Greenhouse Interiors – Melbourne
Watershed Gallery – Pokolbin, NSW