​Irena Grant-Koch              Tasmanian Artist born in Lithuania

2018

  Group Exhibition The Mill Providore & Gallery Tas. Australia

2017

  Group Exhibition The Mill Providore & Gallery Tas. Australia

  Group Exh. Trinity, L.A.S. Tas., Australia

2016

  First Prize winner Religious Art LAS

2015

  Semi-finalist D. Moran National Portrait Prize

  International Exh. prize winner (3rd) , San Frajou, France

  Musee de Peinture de Saint Frajou, France

  Group Exh. Trinity, L.A.S. Tas., Australia

  "Gestalt" Exhibition Scottsdale Art Gallery Tas.Australia

2014

  Group exhibition Sawtooth Ari Gallery Launceston, Tas. Australia

  Solo exhibition Country Club Mezzanine Gallery Tas .Australia

  Group Exhibition Launceston Art Society, Tas. Australia

  Group Exhibition The Mill Providore & Gallery Tas. Australia

  Group Exhibition Tas. Art Award at Eskleigh, Australia

  Group Exhibition "Meandering" Country Club Mezzanine

    Gallery Tas.Australia

  Group Exhibition  Scottsdale Art Gallery Tas. Australia

2013

  Group exhibition Country Club Mezzanine Gallery Tas. Australia

2012

  Solo exhibition Cube Gallery Richmond, Victoria, Australia

2011

  Solo exhibition Leoni Duff Galleries, Launceston, Tas. Australia

Tasmanian artist Irena Grant-Koch has a background in the arts having trained at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in her youth, and later producing ceramic sculpture under the name of Koch. The sculptures have been purchased by private collectors of Australiana as well as some being housed with the Easterbrook collection in the Hobart Museum.

In recent years she has been working as an assistant in the studio of successful Melbourne painter David  Keith Milne: known as The Alchemist. Grant-Koch’s work has developed out of this experience

 

Irena Grant-Koch's work has a wonderful and personal sense of colour and composition.

 

There is a strong sense of and organic connection with her feeling for paint and her understanding of music.

 

The feeling for balance and design is instinctive and almost classical. Her work consists of a multitude of rich layers of complementary and harmonious colours that are rubbed back and glowing through from underneath one-another.

 

The effect is richly evocative: a tapestry of colour and texture in paint.

 

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