Susanna Strati | Stanley Street Gallery

Susanna Strati

Susanna Strati references funereal ritual, Catholic religious performance and devotional objects as a framework for creating new work. The material dimension of her practice extends declining traditional mourning customs through objects, expressing the spirit of lamentation, ritual, and commemorative- performative space away from their original contexts. Her objects combined with gesture, function to mediate sentiment, register emotion, and explore identity.

Bio

Strati was born and lives and works in Sydney. Her work integrates object, installation, video, photography and performance. She is an Alumna of UNSW Art & Design and recipient of awards and residencies, including an Australia Council Residency at the British School at Rome, an Australia Council research grant for independent study in central and southern Italy, and an Australian Post Graduate Award for research. Strati’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as selected for finalist in The Blake Prize (2008, 2013), Fishers Ghost (2008, 2017), Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize (2012, 2013, 2016), David Harold Tribe Award for Sculpture (2017), Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize (2018), Deakin University Art Gallery Small Sculpture Prize (2018), and the inaugural Paramor Prize: ART + INNOVATION where she was winner of the Mayoral Award. Her work is held in the Casula Power House permanent collection, as part of the University of New South Wales Collection and in both national and international private Collections.

 

Available Work

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Exhibitions

Salon of Infectious Ideas -8th June – 2nd July 2016

A Time of Gifts - 25th Nov – 24th Dec 2015

Iterations – Zoë Veness, Susanna Strati and Sean O’Connell - 2nd Sept – 26th Sept 2015

 

 

Susanna Strati Artist Statement and CV November 2018 (PDF)