Lottie Consalvo is a Melbourne-born, Newcastle-based artist whose practice traverses painting, performance, video and sculpture. She creates commanding, gestural works that explore psychological shifts and ideas surrounding longing, desire and the unknown.
Consalvo’s performances are observations of quiet transformative experiences. Her paintings further this conversation in the way that they create a physical presence for imagination and memory, allowing the viewer to walk a tightrope of ambiguity. Working with a restricted palette across mediums, Consalvo often grasps monumental forms and uses the high contrast of opposing dark and light to mark out a place for the intangible. Consalvo’s recent body of work ‘When I look carefully / I see the nazuna blooming / By the hedge!’ wrestles with the weight of nature on the human psyche and the weight of the human psyche on nature.
Consalvo’s works are held in important collections such as the Maitland Art Gallery, New Castle Art Gallery and Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie. Her recent solo exhibitions include; ‘Somewhere Else’, Maitland Regional Art Gallery (2019); ‘I Tried To Make A Horizon For You’, Casula Powerhouse (2019); ‘In The Remembering’, Heide Museum of Modern Art, (2018). She has been extensively exhibited around Australia, most recently in Goulburn, Newcastle, and Lake Macquarie. She has participated in numerous residency programs across Australia and Germany, and notably selected to participate in a residency with Marina Abramovic for the 30th Kaldor Public Art Project in 2015.
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