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ROBERT BURATTI

Artist Information

Robert Buratti grew up with a strong interest in visual art from an early age and a fascination for the Renaissance masters and the early Surrealists. After graduating high school, he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University with majors in english literature, cultural and critical theory and psychology. While studying he began his career working for a number of commercial art galleries in Sydney, before continuing to a Master of Arts Administration at the College of Fine Arts/ UNSW. He is a recent finalist in the Albany Art Prize, Doug Moran Prize, Black Swan Portrait Prize, Brisbane Art Prize, Lethbridge10000 Prize, and the Cossack Art Awards amongst many others. His work has been exhibited at S.H Ervin Gallery, Devonport Regional Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and the Outsider Art Fair, New York.

 

His art practice is chiefly concerned with the inner consciousness, and the interaction of contemporary art with spirituality, eastern philosophy and western esotericism. Heavily influenced by the early surrealists and the 19th century symbolists, his work often uses the artistic traditions of still-life and Momento Mori as a basis.

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art, Critical & Cultural theory, Psychology, English Literature) Macquarie University, Sydney

Master of Arts Administration (Research) College of Fine Arts, Sydney UNSW

Master of Curatorial Studies (Research) University of Western Australia

 

RECENT EXHIBITION HISTORY

 

2016 The Other Art Fair, Commune, Sydney NSW Australia

2016 Language of the Birds, New York University, The Grey Gallery NY USA

2016 A Dot on the Run, Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, curated by FORM, WA Australia
2016 Art on Paper Fair, presented by Marion Harris Gallery, Manhattan, New York, USA
2016 Esoteric Salon, Buratti Fine Art WA Australia

2015 Edges of Twilight, collaboration with The Tea Party, Buratti Fine Art, Perth WA Australia

2015 Albany Art Prize, Albany WA Australia

2015 Collision, Commune, Sydney NSW Australia

2015 Lethbridge 10000, Brisbane QLD Australia

2015 Brisbane Art Prize, Lightspace, Brisbane QLD Australia

2015 Windows to the Sacred, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC Australia

2015 The Metro Art Fair, Manhattan, New York USA

2015 The Outsider Art Fair, Chelsea New York USA

2014 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Artrinsic Perth WA Australia

2014 Victoria Park Art Awards, Edward Millen House, Perth WA Australia

2014 Factory718, Buratti Fine Art Perth WA Australia

2014 OPUS, Queen St Gallery, Sydney Australia

2014 Sacred Spaces, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing China

2014 Arcana, Meinhardt Gallery New Jersey USA

2014 Windows to the Sacred, Devonport Regional, Gallery TAS Australia

2013 Langue Verte, Buratti Fine Art WA Australia

2013 The Nightmare Paintings, Queen St Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia

2013 Windows to the Sacred, S.H Ervin Gallery/ National Trust ofAustralia Sydney NSW Australia

 

AWARDS

 

2016 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney Australia

2015 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney Australia

2015 Finalist, Albany Art Prize, Albany WA Australia

2015 Finalist, Cossack Art Awards, Karratha WA Australia

2015 Finalist, Brisbane Art Prize, Brisbane QLD Australia

2015 Finalist, Lethbridge 1000 Art Prize, Brisbane QLD Australia

2015 Artist Residency, Abrohos Gallery, Holland

2014 Finalist, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Perth WA Australia

2014 Finalist, Victoria Park Art Awards, Perth Australia

2014 Artist Residency, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing China

2013 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Library of NSW, Sydney Australia

 

AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

 

2015 Art meets Magick, Raw Vision magazine USA

2015 Interview: Robert Buratti, Collide magazine Australia

2013 Windows to the Sacred, Buratti Editions

2012 The Nightmare Paintings: Aleister Crowley Buratti Editions

2013 Wendy Sharpe, Backstage, Artist Profile magazine

2012 The Art of Bernard Ollis, Artist Profile magazine

2012 Esoteric Art in Australia, New Dawn magazine

2012 WA Wrap, Artist Profile magazine

2008 Buyer Beware; Australian Art Review

2008 James Gleeson Remembered; Australian Art Review

2007 The Rise of the New; Australian Art Review

2006 Contemporary Parallels: Art of Asia; Misoolsidae Art Journal, Korea

2006 Accumulators & Decorators; COFA Magazine

2006 The Collector; Australian Art Review

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