Korduba, Jeanette

Jeanette Korduba A.R.A.S.

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I  paint in the tonal impressionist style in oils and specialize in still life and portraiture.

I began art as a landscape painter but came to enjoy studio work, as it fosters the opportunity to experiment with different media and subject matter.  After my first self-portrait was selected as a finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Art Prize, I was inspired to explore portraiture.  I am drawn to paint subjects who have a personal impact on me – whether admiration for their work, or an emotional connection.  My objective is to strive for creative authenticity, but it is sometimes difficult to divest myself of the influence of the wonderful artists I have studied over the years.

At theNationalMuseumofAustralia,Canberra, in 2003, I was amazed by an exhibition called “  Rare Trades”, showing highly skilled people engaged in the art of making things. These skills are lost except to a handful of people, and the exhibition honoured the deep and irresistible urge to make things by hand, in stark contrast to our present, inescapably digital, age.

As an artist I immediately related to this exhibition, and I am driven to paint subjects engaged in their work.  Examples of these portraits are Professor Colin Sullivan, creating his revolutionary breathing apparatus to cure sleep apnea; and Dr Maija Kohonen-Corish at her gene machines and test tubes, researching cures for cancers.  It has been rewarding to be selected a number of times as a finalist in Portia Geach Memorial Art Prize.

I have participated in group exhibitions inSydneysince 1994 including several exhibitions at the Royal Art Society ofNew South Wales.  I have been been commissioned to paint life size figurative works and many portraits.

Group Exhibitions
2011 The 30 Realists, Paddington
2011 Portrait Artists of Australia, the ”Face of Australia” – exhibition at NSW Parliament House
2011 Mosman Art Society Exhibition
2010 “Face Off” MLC Gallery, Sydney
2009 Royal Art Society “Fine Art and Food Exhibition”
2009 Royal Art Society, Spring and Autumn exhibitions
2009 “Unsung Heroes” Federal Parliament House, Canberra
2009 Art Society Christmas Exhibition
2008 Artists of Mosman 2088 Exhibition
2008 Selected for Spring Gold Medal Exhibition Royal Art Society
2007 Mosman Art Society exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery
2007 Royal Art Society large works exhibition
2007 Mosman Art Society at Moulton Gallery
2007 Royal Art Society Autumn Exhibition
2007 Manly Art Gallery “Keeping Company” exhibition
2006 Featured artist in Manly Council’s “Surfing the Future” report.

Exhibitions in which Jeanette has been a finalist in include:
2011 Inglis Equine Art Prize
2009 Mortimore Art Prize – Still Life
2008 Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition
2008 Mortimore Art Prize – Landscape and Still Life
2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition
2007 Lexus Mortimore Art Prize – Portrait and Still Life
2006 The Inaugural Lexus Mortimore Prize
2005 Portia Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition.
Selected for Spring Gold Medal Exhibition Royal Art Society
Finalist in My Manly, Manly Council on-line exhibition
The Royal Art Society NSW “Just Drawing” Exhibition
The Royal Art Society NSW Autumn Exhibition
2004 Selected for Autumn and Spring “Art is Passion” Exhibitions
9? x 5? exhibition Royal Art Society NSW
2003 Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition
2002, 1996 Mosman Art Prize
2003 Waverley Art Prize
2003 2002, 2001 The Camberwell Rotary Art Show
2004, 2002 Dattilo-Rubbo Memorial Exhibition at Manly Art Gallery
2001 Cowra Festival Art Awards, Cowra Regional Art Gallery
Warringah Art Prize

Awards
2007 Lexus Mortimore Art Prize – Winner Best Portrait
2007 Lane Cove Art Award Highly Commended Still Life
2007 Drummoyne Art Society Highly Commended Portrait
2005 Drummoyne Art Society Winner Still Life
2003 Drummoyne Art Awards Highly Commended Still Life
2003 Drummoyne Art Awards Highly Commended Landscape
2003 Lane Cove Art Award Exhibition Commended for Portrait
2000 Rotary Mudgee Art Exhibition First Prize Landscape
1998 Drummoyne Art Awards Commended Still Life

Training
2001-2003 – Art Studies, The Royal Art Society
1994-2002 – Graeme Inson School of Tonal Impressionism
2003 – Anatomy workshop for artists, The University of NSW
1991 – Diploma Course in Art History, The Art Gallery of NSW
1992-99 – Portraiture, The Joshua Smith Portrait School, tutors Joshua Smith and Yve Close
1991-95 – The Julian Ashton Art School
1988- 1990 -Fashion Design, the National Art School
Master classes and workshops: with Ross Harvey, Nigel Thomson, John Wilson, Reg Campbell, Paul Newton, Peter Churcher.

Associations
Associate of The Royal Art Society of NSW
Portrait Artists Australia
The Portrait Society of America
Mosman Art Society

Contact
Web: www.korduba.com

Email: korduba@gmail.com