Melissa Hartley

Melissa Hartley

Australia

Painting

www.melissahartley.com.au

Melissa Hartley
Melissa Hartley
Female
Australia
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January 17, 2016
Aya received her MA in English Language and Literature in 2012. She likes dancing, traveling, cycling and spending time with her pets.

Melissa Hartley is an Australian self-taught artist and graphic designer based in Sydney. She is known for her poetic and dark portraits of women, enticing and distant at the same time. Her works are inspired by the beauty of nature, vintage botanical illustrations and fashion photography. Melissa likes working in acrylics, on gesso board.

Hartley went to University of Western Sydney, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in 1993. She majored in Graphic Design and Illustration. Melissa worked in the publishing industy in Sydney and Edinburgh, United Kingdom. In 2010, she decided to dedicate herself to painting.

The Tarnished Age Series

Melissa Hartley - Cherish (left) In the wee small hours (right) 2014
Melissa Hartley – Cherish (left) In the wee small hours (right) 2014

In 2014, the painter was the Kilgour Art Prize finalist. She exhibited her works in numerous exhibitions, both locally and internationally, in the United States. The venues where her work was displayed include Last Rites Gallery in New York, Auguste Clown Gallery in Melbourne, Alexi Era Gallery in Saint Louis, and 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace in Gold Coast. Her art was featured in beautiful.bizzare, Hi-Fructose, Avari Magazine, Pony Anarchy Issue 10 and The Flying Fruit Bowl.

She describes herself as a Francophile, cat lover, tea drinker, movie buff and an avid traveler.

The Tarnished Age Series

Melissa Hartley - Ghost in the Shadows (left) Danse Macabre (right) 2014
Melissa Hartley – Ghost in the Shadows (left) Danse Macabre (right) 2014

The artist is represented by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace in Gold Coast, Australia.

Melissa Hartley lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

All images courtesy of the artist and 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace

YearExhibition TitleGallery/VenueSolo/Group
2016TBA19KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast, AustraliaSolo
2016Happy19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast, AUSTRALIAGroup
2015The Tarnished Age19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIASolo
2015Interiors, Copycat Violence Art CollectiveGristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn NY USAGroup
2015Les Petit FoursLeon Gallery, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIAGroup
2014Tarot under OathLast Rites Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2014Temple of the Soul: bodies and sacred systems Alexi Era Gallery, St Louis, Missouri, USAGroup
2014Kulture KlashQueen Mary, Long Beach, California, USAGroup
2014WildernessAuguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, AUSTRALIAGroup
2014On BeautyModern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USAGroup
2014Universe: the art of existenceModern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USAGroup
2014Tarot Under OathLast Rites Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2013Phases de La LuneAuguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne VIC AUSTRALIASolo
2013Grand OpeningAlexi Era Gallery, Saint Louis, USAGroup
2013CuriositiesModern Eden Gallery San Fransisco, USAGroup
2013The Art Of Cirque Du SoleilSofitel Hotel Broadbeach hosted by 19 Karen, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIAGroup
2013The Language of FlowersModern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USAGroup
2013VeniceModern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USAGroup
2012Vanishing PointsAuguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne VIC AUSTRALIAGroup
2012Small is BeautifulPyrmont Art Prize in association with Tap Gallery, Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIAGroup