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Estelle Asmodelle started painting as a small child and usually won the school art prizes, first exhibiting at the Berrima District Art Show at the age of 10. After leaving school Asmodelle started painting abstract pieces while studying towards a physics and maths degree at Wollongong University. During this period she started creating large canvas work, many paintings of which were displayed at public arts events. Asmodelle’s first solo exhibition was at Wollongong Regional Art Gallery (now called the Wollongong City Gallery) and it was entitled, ‘The 26 Cent Exhibition,‘ for people were required to pay 26 cents to enter, while each work cost a total of 26 cents to create. This eccentric show lead to many group shows in the region and also in Sydney at art departments within various universities, most notably at the Sydney University Art Department.

During her varied career Asmodelle continued to paint and exhibit and large canvas work using synthetic polymer became her preferred method. In the early 90s she moved to Japan to live and work and soon afterwards exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum as part of the ‘UNESCO International Friendship Exhibition’ in 1991. This lead to commissions, usually from Japanese firms, for her work. During this period Asmodelle also started the ‘Tokyo Eki (train station) Exhibition,’ displaying and selling her work in Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Tokyo train stations as a permanent exhibition, while contributing in group shows within Tokyo’s art galleries in Ginza, Shibuya and Ueno.

In 2000 Asmodelle moved to Los Angeles and participated in numerous group shows and sold some larger canvas works. A few years later she returned to Sydney after living abroad for 9 years, and continued to exhibit in Los Angeles, in particular as a regular contributor at the Los Angeles Center For Digital Art (LACDA).

From 2008 Asmodelle started showing her work in solo exhibitions in Sydney, most notably at the Global Gallery, Gigi Gallery and several others. She also ran solo exhibitions in regional towns in country NSW, from Berrima to Scone, especially at Artemis Gallery. During this period she started creating digital works in conjunction with her physical canvas works. From 2010 Asmodelle has continued to show and sell work though group exhibitions, including shows with the Redfern Artist Group, of which she is a member.

Several abstract canvas works of Asmodelle’s reside in private collections in Japan and Australia. While the larger body of her canvas work has been sold to private individuals, some businesses in Japan and the US have also purchased her work. Her digital designs have been purchased by companies and businesses for online content since 2008, and many of these designs have been the subject of design awards within Australia, some receiving gold and silver medal placements within the web designer awards networks.

In 2010 Asmodelle published her first art book, Transience, a collection of her canvas work created over a period of 20 years, which is thematically ordered. In 2014 a second book is planned, entitled, Aesthetic in Abstraction which is a retrospective of her digital works.

Education

Central Coast Conservatorium (Advanced) 2005 - 2007
Lena Harris Studios (Diploma) 2000 - 2001
Jeff Conway Workshop (no certification) 2000 - 2000
UCLA External Workshop (Certificate) 2000 - 2000
SPA Screen Production Academy Film production. (Advanced Certificate) 1994 - 1994
IDAS International Dramatic Arts Studios (Certificate) 1993 - 1994
IDAS International Dramatic Arts Studiosn (Advanced Certificate) 1992 - 1994
Wollongong TAFE 1978
Wollongong University 1979 - 1982
University of Central Lancashire 2008-2016 B.Sc.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS [PAINTING]: (Group)

SNAP TO GRID: Los Angeles Center For Digital Art – LA walkway exhibit 2015.
HOME: Redfern Artists Group's "Home" exhibition 2013
2010 International Art Show : Abstract Competition – online by Guests Gallery Lilburn, GA, USA 2010
BRISBANE ART 08: Off the Wall exhibition for Brisbane Art 2008
SNAP TO GRID: Los Angeles Center For Digital Art – LA walkway exhibit 2008
LACDA JURIED COMP: Los Angeles Center For Digital Art | Displayed entrant 2008
MELBOURNE ART 08: Entrant in the Off The Wall competition 2008
STANTHORPE: Entrant in the Stanthorpe Art Prize 2007
PADDINGTON PRIZE: Entrant in the Paddington Art Prize. 2007
LA ARTISTS COLLECTIVE: Collection of chosen works by Artists based in Los Angeles 1996
UNESCO FREINDSHIP: Collection of chosen works of international artists by UNESCO Tokyo 1990
MODERN ART COLLECT: Collection of chosen works by modern artists 1990
26 CENT EXHIBITION: A abstract performance piece – by Estelle Asmodelle 1982
THE OLD FACTORY: A Wollongong Artists Collective abstract encounters exhibition 1982
THE OLD FACTORY: A Wollongong Artists Collective exhibition 1982
ART SOCIETY: A collection of local artists from the Wingecarribee area 1970
BERRIMA ART SOCIETY: A collection of local artists from the Berrima district 1968

EXHIBITIONS [PHOTOGRAPHY]: (Group)

STREET ART: New Currents in Street Photography 2016
SEE ME: New York Transitions. 2015.
THE 26th CHELSEA: The 26th Chelsea International Fine Art 2011
LACDA JURIED COMP: Los Angeles Center For Digital Art 2011
LACDA INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2011
IN THE MOMENT: A digital photography/art competition 2008
Px3 PHOTOGRAPHY: PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris, France. 2008
FIND YOUR SHOT:Canon photography competition entrant 2006
MEAT: First Draft Gallery, Sydney, Australia. 2003
LIPSINC:A photography exhibition by Australian photographers Stonewall Sydney 2002
BATHURST FESTIVAL Beverly Modern Art Gallery – Beverly Hills, United States. 1996
IMPROVISATION: A collection of modern art Wollongong Regional Art Gallery. 1980
UNIVERSITY CAMERA: Wollongong University Hall. 1979
UNIVERISTY CAMERA Wollongong University Hall. 1978

SOLO EXHIBITIONS [PAINTING]

Hypnagogia: “Hypnagogia – A Journey through Abstraction.” 9th Dec – 14th Dec ‘08
Solo Exhibition of Estelle Asmodelle’s Original Artworks
Artemis of Aberdeen: http://artemisofaberdeen.com.au
Solo Exhibition of Estelle Asmodelle’s Artworks.
Hypnagogia: “Hypnagogia – A Journey through Abstraction.” 8th Nov – 7th Dec ’08
Solo Exhibition of Estelle Asmodelle’s Artworks.
Gig Gallery, Glebe, NSW, http://www.salernogallery.com/
New Look – Station Gallery. “New Look” Solo exhibition – was a continuous. 1st July – 30th Nov ’91
show running July – Nov 1991 in various train stations
Shinjuku, Ikebukero and Tokyo station.

Commercial Digital Design Awards: [ Select List]

The Enchanted Dance: Golden Award - International Association of Webmasters & Designers. 2002
Mini Cost Pty. Ltd: Golden Award - International Association of Webmasters & Designers. 2003
Cheapies Cars - Japan: Golden Award - International Association of Webmasters & Designers. 2003
AOS: Golden Award - International Association of Webmasters & Designers. 2004
Luxury limos: Golden Award - International Association of Webmasters & Designers 2004
Avcar Auto: Golden Award - International Association of Webmasters & Designers 2006
The Supermodel Agency Golden Award - International Association of Webmasters & Designers 2006
Gumdoctors Ltd. Golden Award - International Association of Webmasters & Designers 2007

Press

http://redfernartistsgroup.blogspot.com.au/
https://www.daao.org.au/bio/estelle-asmodelle/biography/
https://www.amazon.com/Transience-Estelle-Asmodelle/dp/1446150461
http://www.saatchiart.com/Asmodelle
http://www.redbubble.com/people/asmodelle?asc=u

Influences

Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Paul Klee, Arshile Gorky, and Frank Stella. There are others but these are the most important.

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