Ivana St. John



IVANA St. JOHN – ARTIST STATEMENT

Ivana St. John has travelled a colourful road, experiencing the diversity of many countries and cultures. When she discovered Perth, Western Australia, she made her home here and drawing on the richness of her life experiences she turned to the medium of visual art.

Ivana studied art in its many diverse forms and for some time channelled all her energies into watercolours, which complimented her fascination with Western Australian flora. She studied an unusual technique developed by a Western Australian artist and used the knowledge to create her own style so characteristic of all her work.

Her first Solo exhibition, ‘Visually Intoxicating”, was staged at The Old Bakery on 8th Gallery in Maylands in 2000 and from there she has gone from strength to strength.

Always searching for new challenging ways to express her passion with the life around her, Ivana studied the ‘chaos’ technique, which she found exhilarating. This innovative and exciting new medium suits Ivana’s vibrant mind and she draws energy from the remarkable shapes and forms that emerge from what we would see as a muddle of random markings on canvas.

An exhibition in the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle, was a culmination of all that she poured into this new freedom of expression.

“With Ivana’s first works sent into the gallery in December 2003 walking out within 24hrs, we are sure she will be a talent collected worldwide”

EDUCATION & FURTHER TRAINING IN ART
2011 Working with Transparencies, Margaret Coxall
2009 Acrylic & Mixed Media ‘Thoughts and Ideas’, Rona Harrison
2008 Acrylic Abstract, Atwell Arts Centre, Peta Miller
2006 Acrylic Abstract, Fremantle Arts Centre, Pamela Britton
2004 Searching for Rainbow’s End, Atwell Arts Centre, Margaret Coxall
2003 Working with Inks, Atwell Arts Centre, Applecross WA, Gillian K Peebles
2002 Mark Making to Masterpiece, Atwell Arts Centre, Applecross WA, Tania Ferrier
2001 Mark Making to Masterpiece, UWA Ext, Nedlands WA, Tania Ferrier
2000 Watercolour with Difference, John Curtin SHS, Fremantle, Lori Spencer
1996 Certificate in Watercolour160, Claremont School of Arts WA
1986 Certificate in Art and Design, Central Metropolitan College of TAFE WA

EDUCATION FUND FOR FUTHER TRAINING IN ART
1998 Joseph Griffith Education Fund, Royal Perth Hospital Perth WA
1996 Joseph Griffith Education Fund, Royal Perth Hospital Perth WA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009 FROM VENUS WITH LOVE, Kidogo Art House, Fremantle WA
2006 BEYOND CHAOS, Glyde St Gallery, Peppermint Grove WA
2003 DANCE of IMAGINATION, WA Art Auctions, Subiaco WA
2002 ART of CHAOS, Moores Building, Contemporary Arts Gallery, Fremantle WA
2000 VISSUALLY INTOXICATING, Old Bakery on 8th Gallery, Maylands WA
EXHIBITIONS BY INVITATION ONLY / ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2010 ‘Dobar Dan’ Australian Croatian Art Exhibition, Spearwood WA
2000 2012Arts Competitions & Awards
2000 Willyabrup Art & Craft Exhibition Lenton Brae Vineyard, Margaret River WA

ART AWARDS
2012 MCAA Members Awards, (acrylics & mixed medium)
2009 Judges Award, City of Melville Members Art Exhibition
2005 Beverly Gallery Art Exhibition, (acrylics & mixed medium)
2003 Beverly Gallery Art Exhibition, (acrylics & charcoal)
2001 The York Society Art and Craft Awards, (acrylics & charcoal)
2001 MCAA Members Awards, (watercolour)

ART PROJECT, CURATOR BY INVITATION, ART PROJECT COORDINATOR, TEACHING, WORKSHOPS, JUDGING AYA
Art Project
2010 Curator by Invitation—Consul General of the Republic of Croatia Mr. Hrvoje Petrusic ‘Dobar Dan’Australian Croatian Art Exhibition, City of Cockburn WA
2005 Project Coordinator and judge 2012 Atwell Youth Awards—‘Gillian K Peebles Youth Award of Excellence’
2006 Project Coordinator ‘you are being HEADHUNTED’, 9×5 a fund raising project
Teaching
2006 2012 Teaching painting in acrylic and mixed medium
2006 2008 City of Wanneroo—Adult Day Centre
Workshops
2000-2012 Workshops / ‘imagination @ work—art in action’
Terra Boya Arts Studio, Atwell Arts Centre & Gallery, Whites’ Vineyard Gallery

ART IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS & GALLERY VIEWING
2000 2012 Australia, Canada, Croatia, England, France, Italy-Umbria, Ireland, Singapore, New Zealand
2000 2012 Boranup Gallery, Boranup W.A,

MEDIA PUBLICATIONS
2000 2012 Gallery Guide AUSTRALIA, POST, Sunday Times BIG WEEKEND, The YORK CHRONICAL, West Australian HABITAT, The West Australian WEEKEND EXTRA, Western Suburbs WEEKLY, Fremantle HERALD, ARTOPIA—living artists in WA, SCOOP—Traveller 05, Artist’s Chronicle 09, CROATIAN VOICE, first edition 2010

Close Bio


Title : Angel with Agapanthus

Artist : Ivana St. John

Medium : Mixed Media

Size : 1.01m x 1.02m

Price : $3,670

Read Full Description


Title : Akiko – Collector of Butterflies

Artist : Ivana St. John

Medium : Mixed Media

Size : 1.01m x 1.02m

Price : $3,670

Read Full Description


Title : Eternity- A novice in Heaven

Artist : Ivana St. John

Medium : Mixed Media

Size : 1.01m x 1.02m

Price : $3,670

Read Full Description


Title : Sunday In the Village

Artist : Ivana St. John

Medium : Mixed Media

Size : 1.01m x 1.02m

Price : $3,670

Read Full Description


Title : Wedding Portrait – Free standing Glass Art

Artist : Ivana St. John

Medium : Print and Solid Glass

Size : 15cm x 10cm x 3cm

Price : SOLD

Read Full Description


Title : Yi Chun Chai Ceremony – Free Standing Glass Art

Artist : Ivana St. John

Medium : Print and solid Glass

Size : 15cm x 10cm x 3cm

Price : $183.00

Read Full Description


Title : Alice – Free Standing Glass Art

Artist : Ivana St. John

Medium : Print and Solid Glass

Size : 15cm x 10cm x 3cm

Price : $183.00

Read Full Description


Title : Angel with Agapanthus- Free Standing Glass Art

Artist : Ivana St. John

Medium : Print and Solid Glass

Size : 12.5cm x 12.5cm x 3cm

Price : $183.00

Read Full Description


Title : Eternity- Free Standing Glass Art

Artist : Ivana St. John

Medium : Print and Solid Glass

Size : 12.5cm x 12.5cm x 3cm

Price : $183.00

Read Full Description