‘i looked up and you were gone’ was shown at the Melbourne Art Fair in 2018. For this body of work, Consalvo paints in sweeping gestures as a way to mark down the seemingly infinite horizon line. Her bold gestures and the almost impoverished surface produce an affecting abstract tribute to the vulnerable and intangible places deep within the self.
Lottie Consalvo contemplates time. Years, nano-seconds, moments of eternity, transition, points of no return – these moments of between and becoming are explored in abstract paintings and across mediums. Consalvo’s interdisciplinary practice includes performative and often quite specific autobiographical references. – Jo Higgins
Lottie Consalvo is a Melbourne-born, Newcastle-based artist whose abstract paintings, video and performance works are well-respected for their strength of character. She has held solo shows at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Casula Powerhouse. She has also been extensively exhibited in regional galleries including Goulburn, Newcastle, and Lake Macquarie. She was recently invited to reflect on her residency with Marina Abramović by Kaldor Public Art Projects for their 50th anniversary and was selected for the Clayton Utz Art Partnership in Melbourne.