Australian Art


Hostage crisis in Beslan, oil
Hostage crisis in Beslan, oil

AKA: Monika Behrens

Born: 1975 Melbourne
  • Conceptual
  • Contemporary
  • Painter
  • Realist
  • Still Life


2006 College Of Fine Art UNSW, Master of Fine Art,
1999 RMIT, Melbourne, Bachelor of Fine Art

Selected Exhibitions

Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
PRIMAVERA 2005 (touring), Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook, NSW
PRIMAVERA 2005, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW
Artists Against Sedition, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula, NSW
Silent Bang (solo), Kudos Gallery, Paddington, NSW
MCQ International Art Award, Chifley Tower, NSW
Pearl, Tsunami Aid Exhibition, Sheffer Gallery, Darlington, NSW
Metro 5 Art Award, Armadale, VIC

Threefootsquare (solo), UNSW College of Fine Arts, Sydney
Without Reason, COFA, UNSW, Paddington, NSW
Artworks Gallery, Southport, QLD
Emerging artist show, Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Rushcutters bay, NSW
Sauc Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW

Selected Publications

Melanie Watkins, “COFA Cleans up”, COFA Magazine, 01.06 p.21
Craig Scutt, "Blind leading the blind, Censorship of the visual arts in Australia", NAVA Quarterly,12.05, p.4
Robert Buratti, “Strokes from the Primavera”, Drum Media. 10.05
Tracey Clement, “Cleanse the palette”, Sydney Morning Herald (Metro) 23-29.09.05, p26
Sunanda Creagh, "Young artists redraw perceptions of the land", Sydney Morning Herald, 08.09.05, p.14
Sarah Ranawake "Timeout", City Weekly, 08.09.05, p.23
Shaun Ellis "Left by the wayside", Wentworth Courier, 07.09.05, p.50
Adam Bennett, "Artists develop palette for a brush with tradition", MX, 06.09.05, p.2
Felicity Fenner, Primavera 05 Exhibition by Young Australian Artists, (Catalogue) p.14-15, p 20-23
Alexa Moses, "Primavera takes on a new sheen after casting its net wide", Sydney Morning Herald, 24.05.05, p.14
Felicity Fenner, Undiscovered Artists, Australian Art Collector, issue 23, April 2005, p.99
Jeff Makin "In praise of Caravaggio", Herald Sun (Melbourne), 14.02.05, p. 121


Claire Frost, Triple J, "Shiny Happy People" 2005
Imogen Semmler, FBI Radio, "Out of the Box" 2005


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