Dagmar Evelyn Cyrulla

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Dagmar Evelyn Cyrulla is an Australian contemporary artist. Her work is about relationships, especially those from a woman’s perspective. In 2017, her painting, 'I Am' was 'Highly Commended' in the Doug Moran portrait prize.[1] In 2017 her work 'The phone call IV' won the Manning regional gallery's "Naked and Nude" art prize.[2]

Cyrulla with her Doug Moran 2014 finalist painting, 'Alice'.

Background[edit]

Cyrulla was born in Germany, at the age of one she came to live in Sydney along with her two siblings.[3] Cyrulla graduated a degree in Bachelor of Visual Arts from University of Western Sydney in 1987. In 2009 she earned her Masters of Fine Art via scholarship at Monash University. She has participated in group exhibitions since 1988, and has held solo exhibitions in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney.[4]

Artistic work[edit]

Cyrulla's work revolves around human relatedness.[5] In October 2018 her exhibited work at Wagner Contemporary Gallery was analyzed as “Cyrulla intends to challenge our thoughts in a newly interconnected world that is increasingly concerned with the future of women’s rights and passionately discussing the nuances of gender equality. Displaying a more traditional approach to feminist practice, Cyrulla’s women ‘all have a certain strength, but without losing their femininity or vulnerability.’ They appear confident in their exposure and beautiful in their imperfection, whether they are captured as ‘they reflect on themselves and their world unperturbed by the viewer’s gaze’, or as they meet our eyes in defiance of objectification.[6] The Australian newspaper described her work as "Recognised for producing works of stirring psychological intensity, Cyrulla has brought a new dimension to contemporary Australian art".[7] Australian artist profile depicted her work as "natural with the technological",[8] while Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC radio national) termed her as a 'portrait painter'.[9]

In 2014, Cyrulla was invited to become a member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society[10]

Cyrulla was the winner of the Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art prize,[11] and the Naked and Nude Art Prize 2017 was hung in the Dobell Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 5 times, including for 'Fleeting' in 2011.[12]

Public collections[edit]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 2018 Wagner Contemporary (October) "I Am"[6]
  • 2016 Wagner Contemporary (September) “Moments”[16]
  • 2015 Galerie Notre Dame France (April)[17]
  • 2014 Reflection Wagner Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia[18]

Prizes and competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim Storrier wins Doug Moran prize for portrait of McLean Edwards". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Manning Art Prize winner Dagmar Cyrulla talks at Manning Regional Art Gallery". Manning River Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  3. ^ "DAGMAR CYRULLA AT RUBICON ARI". The NORTHSIDER. 2015-08-30. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  4. ^ "Contemporary Dagmar Cyrulla". www.flg.com.au. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  5. ^ "Making a scene". www.theaustralian.com.au. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  6. ^ a b Pesa, Melissa. "Dagmar Cyrulla: I Am". Art Almanac. Next Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  7. ^ Caines, Catherine (1 September 2011). "Making a Scene". The Australian. News Corp.
  8. ^ "Dagmar Cyrulla". Artist Profile. 1 September 2018.
  9. ^ Cathcart, Michael. "The art of portrait painting". Radio National. ABC. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  10. ^ Ly, Linh (20 July 2014). "Kensington artist Dagmar Cyrulla returns from Italy in time for exhibition". Herald Sun. News Limited. Herald & Weekly Times Pty Ltd.
  11. ^ "Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize 2009". ArtsHub. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  12. ^ "Prizes". Art Gallery NSW.
  13. ^ "Gallery Catalogue: Dagmar Cyrulla". bathurstart.com.au. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  14. ^ "A Moment II". artgalleryofballarat.com.au. Art Gallery of Ballarat. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  15. ^ "The Carer III". artgalleryofballarat.com.au. Art Gallery of Ballarat. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Dagmar Cyrulla: Moments". Art Collector. Art Edited Pty Ltd. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  17. ^ Peyrard, Noémie. "Dijon : l'Australienne Dagmar Cyrulla expose jusqu'à samedi". Le Bien Public (ISSN 0998-4593). EST BOURGOGNE MEDIA. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  18. ^ Brown, Marguerite. "Dagmar Cyrulla: Reflection". Visual Arts Hub. ARTS HUB AUSTRALIA PTY LTD. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  19. ^ "2019 EXHIBITION | Dobell Drawing Prize Entry 2019 National Art School Australia". Dobell. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  20. ^ Covery, Stephanie. "Tim Storrier wins Doug Moran prize for portrait of McLean Edwards". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Manning Art Prize winner Dagmar Cyrulla talks at Manning Regional Art Gallery". Manning River Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Moran prize 2014 – 30 Australian portraits". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

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