Denise Piva is from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Her paintings have been exhibited in QLD‚ NSW‚ SA and Vic.

The paintings represented here are from the series 'Sonnets', 'Fragments' and 'One Tree'. Sonnets explores the concepts of beauty‚ decay and time ever present in 'Shakespeare's Sonnets', while 'Fragments' is best described as painted vignettes of travels in Italy, France, England and Spain - the colour of a wall‚ the pattern of a floor‚ the expression of an angel... 'One Tree' is about mindfulness and acknowledges the presence and beauty of everyday things such as trees. By focusing on one tree and its various aspects, the work encourages the viewer to look more closely and thoughtfully at the objects that surround us.

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Master of Arts - Visual
Graduate Diploma of Education
Bachelor of Arts - Fine Art
Diploma of Arts - Fine Art


2018 Work in progress for 'Fragments'
2017 Work in progress for 'Fragments'
2016 'One Tree', Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, Brisbane (solo)
2015 /16 Work in progress for 'One Tree'
2013 'Sonnets'‚ Percolator Gallery‚ Paddington‚ Brisbane (solo)
2011/ 2012 Work in progress for 'Sonnets'
2010 'Arts Labour'‚ Martin Galleries‚ Brisbane
2010 'Undiscovered'‚ Martin Galleries‚ Brisbane
2010 Work in progress for 'Sonnets'
2009 'Landscape'‚ Martin Galleries‚ Brisbane
2009 'The Figure'‚ Martin Galleries‚ Brisbane
2007 'The Red Shoes and The Rock Pool'‚ Redland Art Gallery‚ Capalaba, Brisbane (solo)
2003 'Beckmann’s Overcoat'‚ SOApBOx gallery‚ Brisbane (solo)
2001 'Waiting'‚ Pinnacles Gallery‚ Townsville (solo)
1999 'The Reality of Desire and Other Recent Work'‚ Library Gallery‚ The University of the Sunshine Coast (solo)
1997 'Legs 11'‚ Exhibitions Gallery‚ Wangaratta and Warrnambool Art Gallery
1996 'The Reality of Desire'‚ H.R. Gallop Gallery‚ Charles Sturt University‚ Wagga Wagga and Creators Gallery‚ Albury (solo)
1995 'Personal Journeys'‚ Exhibitions Gallery‚ Wangaratta
1994 'Listening to Sandcastles'‚ Albury Regional Art Centre‚ Albury (solo)
1994 'Legs 11'‚ Mildura Art Centre‚ Mildura
1994 'Wild Turkeys Exhibition'‚ Charles Sturt University‚ Albury
1989 'Regional Art Worker’s Show'‚ Art Society Gallery Space‚ Mount Gambier
1987 'Painting Exhibition'‚ Potter’s Gallery‚ Mount Isa (2 person show)
1986 'Recent Paintings'‚ Ralph Martin Gallery‚ Townsville (2 person show)
1986 'Townsville Expressions'‚ That Space‚ Brisbane

University of the Sunshine Coast
James Cook University
Work represented in private collections in Queensland‚ New South Wales‚ Victoria‚ South Australia‚ Western Australia‚ Italy and New Zealand.

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