Lottie Consalvo

Lottie Consalvo’s interests lie in our invisible worlds; thought, imagination, dreams and possibilities beyond the real are key themes throughout her work. With a practice traversing painting, performance, video, and sculpture, she looks at the limitations of the known world and attempts to push beyond the veil. She parallels the unknown in human existence with natural phenomena in nature by drawing out the mystical properties of the ocean, the horizon, the bush and other species. She parallels the unknown in nature with our inner-worlds and draws out ideas around desire, longing, loss the ungraspable and the ineffable.

Consalvo’s performance works take form as video or live performances. More recently the artist utilised the imagination of the audience to present a performance where she was not physically present, but rather the audience witnessed her actions within their minds. Her paintings further this conversation where the artist creates a physical presence for thought, imagination, memory, and psychological transitions. 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 unknown and the intangible.

Lottie Consalvo is a Newcastle, Australia based artist, originally from Melbourne and born in Sale Victoria in 1985. In 2015, Consalvo was selected to be in residence with Marina Abramovic in Sydney as part of Kaldor Public Art Projects 30. Consalvo also exhibited in Millerntor Gallery#5, Hamburg. In 2018, the artist had her first solo museum exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Victoria. In 2019, she had a solo exhibitions at Casula Powerhouse with her Horizon video works, as well as a major exhibition at Maitland Regional Art Gallery . Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in Germany, Mexico and New Zealand. Lottie is held in collections including Artbank, Newcastle Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, Macquarie University, Newcastle University, Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, Allens Law Firm and The Stevenson Collection (NZ).

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