Natasha Bieniek

BIOGRAPHY

Winner 2015 Wynne Prize

Natasha Bieniek (b.1984, Melbourne) has been a finalist in the Archibald prize for the past four consecutive years. In 2006 she was the winner of the Nino Sanciolo Art Prize- a scholarship to study ancient painting in Florence, Italy. In 2012 Bieniek was the winner of the Metro Art Award (Melbourne) and was awarded runner-up in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Sydney). Other short-listed prizes include The National Artist’s Self-Portrait Prize, The University of Queensland Art Museum (2013), The Redlands Westpac Art Prize (2012), The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2011) and the Royal Bank of Scotland Art Award (2010).

Bieniek’s most recent solo exhibition took place in 2014 at the global art fair, Art Basel Hong Kong. In 2014 she was also featured at The National Portrait Gallery (Canberra) as part of the curated exhibition, “In the Flesh”. Her forthcoming solo exhibition will take place at The Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in September this year.


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ARTIST NEWS

September 17, 2015

We are very proud to announce Natasha Bieniek is the winner of the $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Award for her painting ‘Sahara’. Celebrating its 50th year, the Portia Geach Award is Australia´s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by female artists. This exciting … Continue reading

August 13, 2015

Natasha Bieniek has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship. Awarded annually, this $30,000 scholarship offers the opportunity for the recipient to further their art education in Europe and includes a three-month residency at Cite Internationale des … Continue reading

July 17, 2015

We are very proud to announce Natasha Bieniek is the winner of the $50,000 Wynne Prize for her exquisite landscape painting ‘Biophilia’. Bieniek’s miniature sized oil paintings are painted with meticulous precision. These jewel-like works offer a contemporary take on … Continue reading

Natasha Bieniek has been announced as a finalist for the 2015 Wynne Prize. The Wynne Prize is awarded annually  for the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by … Continue reading

November 27, 2014

Natasha Bieniek, Peony, 2014, oil on wood, 10 x 15 cm In the flesh is an enthralling and immersive experience of contemporary figurative art that explores the concept of humanness. The exhibition features Jan Nelson, Natasha Bieniek, Patricia Piccinini, Juan Ford, … Continue reading

October 7, 2014

THIS IS NO FANTASY is proud to announce that Tom Moore is the winner of the $15,000 City of Hobart Art Prize for his glass work ‘Light Bulb Moment’. He won the Ranamok Prize for Contemporary Glass earlier this year and the Art Gallery of … Continue reading

June 25, 2014

Michael Peck has curated a show called ‘Side Project’ to open 26 June at the Academy of Design in Port Melbourne. Featuring work by Juan Ford, Natasha Bieniek, Bindi Cole, Reko Rennie and more, the show delves into the importance … Continue reading

May 24, 2014

Natasha Bieniek’s new series of works have received an overwhelming response at Art Basel Hong Kong, capturing the attention of international audiences and resulting in strong press coverage in publications such as The Age and Blouin Art Info and Vogue Living    dianne tanzer … Continue reading

April 17, 2014

Art Basel Hong Kong is upon us once again! dianne tanzer gallery + projects will be exhibiting a solo exhibition of new work by Natasha Bieniek. After an extremely successful sell-out exhibition with Juan Ford in 2013, dianne tanzer gallery … Continue reading

January 25, 2014

We’re very proud to announce our participation once again at Art Basel Hong Kong with the outstanding Natasha Bieniek. In 2012 Natasha Bieniek won the $50,000 Metro Art Award and was a finalist for the Archibald Portrait Prize, The Doug Moran … Continue reading

March 14, 2013

Congratulations to 3 of our represented artists who were this morning announced as finalists of the 2013 Archibald, Sulman + Wynne Prizes, Australia’s most anticipated exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. NATASHA BIENIEK: Archibald Prize for portraiture Natasha … Continue reading

October 13, 2012

Natasha Bieniek’s new solo exhibition entitled She Hangs Brightly opens Saturday 20 October, 3-5pm In 2012 Natasha Bieniek won the $50,000 Metro Art Award and was placed runner up for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. She was also a … Continue reading

September 6, 2012

What a busy weekend of openings we have! Not only is Juan Ford‘s solo exhibition opening at dianne tanzer gallery + projects this Saturday, but also Natasha Bieniek‘s exhibition She Hangs Brightly and Victoria Reichelt‘s exhibition Catalogue are both opening … Continue reading

August 30, 2012

Two of our amazing artists have exhibitions opening next week at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale: Natasha Bieniek: She Hangs Brightly The miniature portrait was created as a form of keepsake – a memento of a loved one to keep close … Continue reading

August 16, 2012

Following a prize-winning streak as the Metro Art Prize Winner and Doug Moran Portrait Prize Runner Up, Natasha Bieniek’s feature article in the current Vogue Living is out now. Be sure to pick up your copy to read about Natasha’s practice and … Continue reading


ARTIST PRESS

Wynne, Sulman winners take the spotlight

Archibald prize 2015 review- three worthy winners from an eclectic mix, The Guardian

Melbourne artist Natasha Bieniek wins Wynne Prize with miniature landscape