In my painting practice I explore three themes that resonate with me deeply. First, I honour the painting techniques and values of realist, tonal and impressionist painting with traditional renditions of still life, landscape and portraiture.

Second, I capture the splendour of the natural world that surrounds me. I am especially drawn to light, colour and atmosphere.

Third, I embrace the uncanny beauty of the surreal. I enjoy creating interesting compositions that invite the viewer into a world that is strange yet familiar. These more personal artworks are often inspired by dreams, poetry or music, ideas and images that move me.

As well as oil painting, I am also passionate about drawing. Always in awe of the limitless possibilities of the simple graphite, I love spending time carefully observing my subject to gain a deeper understanding of it and its place in the world.

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Maria Radun (b. 1984, Russia)
info@mariaradun.com | www.mariaradun.com

2017 – Monash University, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2012 – University of the Sunshine Coast, Bachelor of Computer Based Design, QLD
2004 – Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Diploma of Illustration

Group Exhibitions:
Police Point Retrospective Exhibition, Drift Arts Festival, Point Nepean 2022
True Form – Realist artworks by 6 local artists 2020
Women in Art 2019 Exhibition, Frankston Arts Centre 2019
MADA NOW, Graduation exhibition, Monash University 2018
Her-Story Exhibition, Sydney 2017

Solo Exhibitions:
Oct 2-24 2021, Cook Street Collective – Blackroom, Melbourne
May 2018, Box Hill Arts Community Centre, Melbourne
Sep 2018, Intermission Gallery. Monash University, Melbourne

Finalist 2021 Tacit Still Life Prize
Finalist 2021&2022 Art Lovers Australia Prize
Finalist 2019 Wyndham Art Prize
Finalist 2019 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Nov 2018, Police Point Artist in Residence program, Mornington Peninsula Shire
Feb – May 2018, Residency at Box Hill Community Arts Centre
Recipient of 2010 ADFAS Scholarship


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