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Facebook. Erika Beck Artist and Art Tutor
Born in Zagreb Croatia, Erika worked in France, England and Germany before she permanently settled in Sydney. She studied further at the National Art School of NSW and over the past 30 years has exhibited her work in 17 solo and many selected group exhibitions in New South Wales e.g. Blake Prize, Mosman Art Prize, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Heritage Exhibition etc. She also exhibited in Melbourne, Zagreb and Barcelona. During this time she continued to develop her art through workshops and painting tours conducted by many prominent artists such as Milgate, Woodward, Pugh, Zusters, Orban, Foye and others.
The work is expressive, contemporary and full of vibrant colour. Her landscapes reflect her fascination with the light, the silence and the timelessness of Australia. Her figure paintings and still lifes explore the relationship of the human form to objects, interiors, places and life.
Erika has been tutoring artists’ workshop at the Ku-ring-gai Art Centre since 1986. She was also a tutor for the Art Scene Mitchell School of Arts at Bathurst, the Northbridge School of Arts and makes presentations at various TAFE Colleges and to Art Societies. She regularly participates in art competitions and selected exhibitions. Erika has won numerous prizes and awards, including the 2011 North Sydney Contemporary Art Prize, 2010 Waterbrook Morrison Star Prize and the 2008 North Sydney Open Prize.
In 2018 Erika was awarded the Royal Art Society of NSW Medal of Distinction. In 2019 Erika presents her 18th solo exhibition under the title ‘Patterns of Light’ Her work for this exhibition was inspired by her local environment of Beauty Point, Middle Harbour, Mosman and the Northern Beaches.
Royal Art Society – Associate member
Ku-ring-gai Art Society
Mosman Art Society
Past member of Society of Miniature Arts
Past member and president of Peninsula Art Society, which regularly exhibited at the Manly Regional Gallery.