Dionisia Salas graduated from the painting workshop of the ANU School of Art in 2007 and has since lived and practiced in Canberra, Melbourne and Berlin. She first exhibited with Canberra Contemporary Art Space in 2009 and has received numerous grants and awards including the Torres Spanish Travel Scholarship for Young Australian Artists in 2008. Salas is the recipient of a 2017 ArtsACT project grant and will participate in a residency at The Art Vault, Mildura this year. Her practice demonstrates an experimental investigation of a multitude of mediums. Combining silkscreen printing, painting, collage and burning techniques into paper surfaces she examines formal design elements. Salas has described her practice as “work(ing) with ideas of compression and explosion”.
A review by Canberra Times Art Critic Peter Haynes can be seen here.
Image: Dionisia Salas Queenie (detail) (2017), marble and woodblock chine-colle on paper, 76cm x 56cm