Leah Thiessen

Leah Thiessen

  • Artist’s Statement

    Leah Thiessen explores abstraction and the emotional gravity of place in her studio which is situated on the water’s edge in Northern NSW. Her work is a constant investigation about capturing the pulse and rawness of the land she is immersed within.

  • Influences

    2014
    Bachelor of Visual Art, (SCU Painting major) Bachelor of Visual Art – HD


    1997
    Diploma of Fine Arts, Seaforth TAFE (Sydney)


    1996
    Certificate in Studio Ceramics, Brookvale TAFE (Sydney)

  • Awards

    2013
    William Fletcher Foundation Grant


    2011
    The Kaske Award, Painting

  • Exhibitions

    2016
    Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane
    Immersion, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


    2015
    Calleen Art Award
    Clayton Utz Art Prize, Brisbane
    Lethbridge Gallery - Group show, Brisbane


    2014
    The Paddington Art Prize
    Clayton Utz- Art Prize, Brisbane
    The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Highly Commended
    ‘Undiscovered’, Lone Goat Gallery Byron Bay, GROUP
    ‘Into the Dreaming’, art piece gallery, GROUP


    2013
    Gold Coast Art Prize
    Wilson Art Prize
    Interconnected, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, SOLO


    2012
    Unearthed, dbar Gallery, Coolangatta, SOLO
    Landscape, School of Art Gallery, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences


    2011
    Artfelt Art Exhibition, Northern Rivers Gallery, Ballina
    Artfelt Art Exhibition, Northern Rivers Gallery, Ballina
    Border Art Prize


    2010
    Artfelt Art Exhibition, Northern Rivers Gallery, Ballina,
    In Touch, Women Artists of Northern NSW
    Caldera Artfest


    2009
    Tweed River Art Gallery café – SOLO
    Border Art Prize
    Caldera Artfest


    2008
    Border Art Prize
    Caldera Artfest


    2007
    Border Art Prize


    2004
    Avalon Art Show, 2nd prize

  • Website

    www.lethbridgegallery.com/artist/leah-thiessen/primary

Showing the single artwork

Leah Thiessen

Afternoon Light
85 x 85cm Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas $3,990.00