Victoria Cattoni

Victoria Cattoni

  • Artist’s Statement

    Painting provides a “lull”.
    When painting, I try to create a space in which I can move between playful abandon and intense consideration; moving back and forth from acute focus to a willingness to concede a loss of control as I observe, feel and listen to the painting as it forms. There’s a surrender, a dance with the paint and colour, the brush and hand, and the texture and resistance of the surface – all in pursuit of a non-referential definition of beauty. The painting carries the story of its own making. I make no obvious reference to the observed world, relying on a felt and filtered lens of experience and immersion, as the drive and source to build my paintings.

  • Biography

    Victoria Cattoni is a visual artist whose practice includes painting, video art, performance and installation. Cattoni lived in South East Asia for 18 years, presenting a number of solo shows in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore and participating in several major art events including the 2009 Jakarta Biennale, 2005 Bali Biennale and 2003 Jakarta Video Art Festival. Her work during this period had a strong intercultural focus. Prior to re-locating to South East Asia, Cattoni already had a solid arts practice of 10 years including solo shows in Hobart and Melbourne. Her first arts residency at Foundation Obras in 2012 in rural Portugal was pivotal in establishing her return to painting, which has continued to be her dominant medium since. She has been the recipient of a number of grants and awards over the course of her career. Victoria currently resides in Toowoomba.

  • Influences

    My immediate environment influences me in a sensory and non-literal way. I don’t paint the world I observe, rather, the painting process allows me to see, listen to and feel the world anew. A finished work always surprises me. Dance, music, poetry and literature help shape my perceptual and formal awareness. Visual artists who I go to for sustenance include an eclectic mix and include Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Ian Fairweather, Philip Guston and Cy Twombly.

  • Awards

    2020 NATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR THE ARTS, The Myer Foundation
    2010 Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2007 NEW WORK GRANT, Australia Council for the Arts
    2005 ASIALINK VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCY, Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia
    2005 NAARP Director’s Award, Charles Darwin University, Darwin
    2004 COMMENDATION AWARD, Sculpture in the Park, Darwin Fringe Festival, Darwin
    2003 PAT CORRIGAN ARTISTS’ AWARD, National Association of the Visual Arts
    2002-4 AUSTRALIAN POST-GRADUATE AWARD, Charles Darwin University
    1993 CITY OF RICHMOND AWARD, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
    1993 COMMENDATION AWARD, Artworkz Five, Gallery 101, Melbourne,
    1992 VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS FOUNDATION AWARD, University of Melbourne
    1989 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT, Arts Residency, Italy, Australia Council
    1988 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT, Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, Tasmania

  • Exhibitions

    SOLO SHOWS
    2018 FROM PORTUGAL TO AUSTRALIA, West End Art Space, Melbourne
    2017 SHE SINGS: PAINTINGS, Elsie Studio Gallery, Malmsbury, Victoria
    2015 PINTURAS, ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
    2012 SALSA ON 9, Video installation, Ruang Depan s.14, Bandung, Indonesia
    2010 WHAT IF I WANT TO WATER SKI? AND OTHER QUESTIONS, Penang State Museum & Art Gallery, Malaysia
    2009 WHAT IF I WANT TO WATER SKI? AND OTHER QUESTIONS, The Substation, Singapore; Sheraton Utama Hotel, Brunei Darussalam
    2008 WHAT IF I WANT TO WATER SKI? AND OTHER QUESTIONS, Elsie Gallery, Malmsbury
    2006 KEBAYA AND HER COUSINS, Museum & Gallery, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
    2005 KEDAI KEBAYA, Art Space Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2004 READING THE KEBAYA, Kedai Kebun Forum & Ruangmes56, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
    2003 MEMBACA KEBAYA, Galeri Lontar, Jakarta, Indonesia
    2002 TAMASYA KEBAYA, Video installation performance Charles Darwin University, Darwin
    1999 INTERLACE installation, Seniwati Women’s Gallery, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    1992 UNTITLED WORKS 1992, Linden Gallery, St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne
    1990 PAINTINGS DRAWINGS, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne
    1989 TRAVELLING WITHOUT A COMPASS, Salamanca Gallery (Dick Bett), Hobart

    RECENT COLLABORATIONS
    2022 POINTS OF CONVERGENCE with Wendy Howard, Rosalie Art Gallery, Goombungee, Qld
    2019 EXPANSE with Mohamed Abumeis, Walker St Gallery Gallery & Arts Centre, Melbourne

    GROUP SHOWS
    2020 OF COLOUR AND LIGHT – WOMEN ABSTRACT ARTISTS BIENNIAL, West End Art, Melbourne
    2019 GLOSSARIES OF THE STRAITS CHINESE HOMEMAKING, Baba House, National University
    of Singapore
    2009 ARENA JAKARTA BIENNALE ’09 Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
    2007 OBJECTS & DESIRE National University of Singapore Museum, NX Gallery, Singapore
    2005 BALI BIENNALE 2005 EDIFICE Bali Sika Contemporary Art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
    2005 CONVERSATIONS – CROSS CULTURAL VIDEO PROJECT, 24HRArt, Darwin
    2004 BEYOND PANOPTICAN: ART & GLOBAL MEDIA PROJECT 2004, Bandung, Indonesia
    2003 TRANSIT 8 VIEWS OF INDONESIA, Umbrella Contemporary Art Space, Townsville
    2003 OK VIDEO: THE JAKARTA VIDEO ART FESTIVAL, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
    2001 SHUL – INTERNATIONAL ART COLLABORATION, Sika Contemporary Art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
    2001 SWEEP Performance Art, 12 TO 12 TWO, Performance Festival, Tampere, Finland
    1998 FILL THIS SPACE, TownHall Hotel, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
    1995 SHIFTING GROUND: THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S ART EXHIBITION, Linden, Melbourne

  • Website

    www.victoriacattoniart.com

Showing all 4 artworks

Victoria Cattoni

TREE
Video $550.00

Victoria Cattoni

Untitled #2, 2019
76 x 71 x 3 cm Oil on Linen $1,650.00

Victoria Cattoni

The Colour of Matter 15
70 x 60 x 2 cm Oil on Linen $1,450.00

Victoria Cattoni

WaterCarriesColour 31.05.20B
22 x 21 cm Framed: 27 x 26 x 3cm WATERCOLOUR $450.00