Koalas? not that I could see (painting for Chris Wallace-Crabbe), 2002
Angela Brennan (born 1960)
oil on linen
68.5 x 61cm
signed and titled verso
Provenance: Niagara Gallery, 2002
Literature: Angela Brennan - New Paintings 2002, Niagara Publishing, illustration p.7
0419 540 162
Best known for her high-keyed abstractions, Angela Brennan displays a mastery of colour and spontaneity in her work that offers the viewer a range of ideas and emotions that evoke a subjective response.
Angela Brennan was born in Ballarat in 1960. She completed a Fine Arts degree, specialising in painting at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1982, and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in philosophy at the University of Melbourne in 1992. Angela has exhibited extensively since the late 1980s, holding over 40 solo shows and participating in over 150 group exhibitions. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and residencies throughout her career. They have included the Australia Council Studio, Milan in 2008, studio residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 2006 and 1998. She has also been selected for a number of prolific art prize events, including the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize in 2012, the Mosman Art Prize in 2011, and The Dobell Drawing Prize in 2002.
Angela Brennan's work appears extensively in public and private collections across Australia as well as overseas. She is featured in major state galleries, such as the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia and TarraWarra Museum of Art. Internationally her work features in the Mont Blanc Art Collection in Switzerland and World Bank in New York.