Loribelle says: "I’m very intrigued by spaces and how they can affect and shape its occupants. As a child, I was always watching people, but was always more interested in spaces under the bed, in the crevice of a couch, or the corner of a wall.

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I would gravitate to those places and sit very close to them, feeling myself become separated from the world outside. I think that I still work in the same way, and am very sensitive to my surroundings, so the work that I tend to produce reflects how I was feeling within particular spaces.

As a child of immigrants and an immigrant myself, my fixation on space is a particularly meaningful one. I am constantly trying to find myself within the space of a canvas, even if it is through the portrait of another, or the portrait of someone that exists only in my imagination. These indirect self-portraits are distillations of my identity as a young woman, with all of my fixations, obsessions and anxieties. Over the past few years, I have found that I have become more and more drawn to the tension of a space – the need to fill it, the need to understand its strange sentience".

 

Artwork

Pictures at a Crucifixion

Loribelle Spirovski Mixed Media on Canvas £0

A Dream of Innocence

Loribelle Spirovski Mixed Media on Canvas £0

Credentials

Art Prizes

  • 2010
    Winner, Oxford Art Supplies Drawing Prize
  • 2014
    Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award
  • 2015
    Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Prize
  • 2015
    Highly Commended, International Women's Day Art Prize
  • 2015
    Finalist, Black Swan Art Prize
  • 2015
    Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award
  • 2015
    Finalist, Kilgour Art Prize (Winner, People's Choice Award)
  • 2015
    Semi-finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
  • 2015
    Finalist, Blacktown Art Prize
  • 2016
    Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Prize
  • 2016
    Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
  • 2016
    Finalist, St. George Art Awards
  • 2016
    Semi-finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
  • 2016
    Finalist, Fisher's Ghost Art Prize
  • 2016:
    Finalist, Bluethumb Art Prize
  • 2016
    Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award
  • 2016
    Finalist, Hornsby Art Prize
  • 2017
    Finalist, Wyndham Art Prize
  • 2017
    Winner, Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize
  • 2017
    Finalist, 'Emerging', Gosford Art Prize
  • 2017
    Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Prize
  • 2017
    Finalist, (online category) Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award
  • 2017
    Finalist, Waverley Art Prize
  • 2017
    Finalist, Agendo Art Prize
  • 2017
    Finalist, Archibald Prize
  • 2017
    Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
  • 2017
    Finalist, Gosford Art Prize
  • 2017
    Finalist, Portia Geach memorial Award
  • 2017
    Finalist, Hornsby Art Prize
  • 2017
    Finalist, 30 x 30 art prize
  • 2018
    Finalist, Collie Art Prize
  • 2018
    Finalist, Percival Portrait Prize
  • 2018
    Finalist, Bluethumb Art Prize
  • 2018
    Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Exhibition
  • 2018
    Finalist, Archibald Prize
  • 2018
    Finalist, Kilgour Art Prize
  • 2018
    Semi-finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
  • 2018
    Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Art Award

Exhibitions

  • 2014
    Take Home Archive, Fundraiser 2014, Archive Space, Newtown, NSW
  • 2015
    Serbian Festival Pop-up Exhibition, Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, NSW
  • 2015
    Selected works, St James Station, Sydney, NSW
  • 2015
    Practice What You Teach, M2 Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW
  • 2016
    Untitled, Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay, NSW
  • 2016
    Summer Show, Metro Gallery, Armadale, VIC
  • 2017
    'Emerging', Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Gosford NSW
  • 2017
    Metro Gallery, Armadale, VIC
  • 2017
    Practice What You Teach, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, NSW
  • 2017
    'PROXY', Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2017
    The Other Art Fair Sydney, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW
  • 2018
    'Untitled', Traffic Jam Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2018
    'Be Still', Guy Hepner Gallery, NYC, USA
  • 2018
    'ANON', Goodspace, Sydney, NSW
  • 2018
    'Strangers in a Room', Cambridge Studio Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2018
    'Incognito', Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2018
    'Five and Under', Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 2018
    'Meet Your Maker', Metro Gallery, Armadale, VIC

Education

  • 2012
    BA in Arts Education, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Residencies

  • 2016
    'Fresh AIR' NSW Secondary School Artist in Residence Program - Fairvale, Cabramatta, Merrylands, Sydney High Schools
  • 2017
    'Fairfield AIR', Fairfield City Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
  • 2017
    St. Patrick's College, Strathfield, Sydney
  • 2018
    Domremy College, Five dock, Sydney
  • 2018
    Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy

Press

  • 2015
    Fairfield Champion - "Painters finalist in art prize a brush with success"
  • 2015
    Limelight Magazine – “Simon Tedeschi faces up to the Archibald Prize again”
  • 2016
    Fairfield Champion - "Drawn to Personal Subject"
  • 2016
    Newcastle Herald - Young Sydney artist wins People's Choice at Kilgour"
  • 2017
    Australian Artist Magazine - "Painting Simon"
  • 2017
    Talking With Painters Podcast
  • 2017
    Fairfield Champion - "Unique artistic opportunity"
  • 2017
    Fairfield Champion – “It is pretty mindblowing”
  • 2017
    Daily Telegraph - "Fairfield artist Loribelle Spirovski makes Archibald Prize finals with John Bell portrait"
  • 2017
    On Art and Aesthetics - "Claustrophobia, Motels, Memento Mori and Mythical Beasts: A Talk with Loribelle Spirovski"
  • 2018
    "Create Magazine, '"Be Still' Exhibition: Interview with Loribelle Spirovski"
  • 2018
    Forbes Magazine - "Exhibition, 'Be Still' By Loribelle Spirovski Now On At Guy Hepner Gallery", April 2018
  • 2018
    Good Weekend Magazine, "The Two of us"
  • 2018
    Juxtapoz Magazine, "A Room Study - a conversation with Loribelle Spirovski"
  • 2018
    Ignant Magazine, "Loribelle Spirovski Uses Art To Understand Her Immigrant Background"